A 49 Thrower For 314/317
Posted December 13, 2012 - 11:14 AM
Posted December 13, 2012 - 11:20 AM
- JDBrian said thank you
Posted December 13, 2012 - 11:24 AM
Posted December 13, 2012 - 09:50 PM
Posted December 13, 2012 - 10:43 PM
No snow yet, can't test it out,
I do like how easy it was to connect to 318, I've had smaller blowers that were way way worse to get connected.
Posted December 14, 2012 - 09:05 AM
Edited by Trav1s, December 14, 2012 - 09:05 AM.
Posted December 14, 2012 - 10:34 AM
Posted December 14, 2012 - 11:59 AM
Posted December 14, 2012 - 12:51 PM
I used a smaller 36 tooth (large driven) (original is 40 tooth), and never has it bogged the Onan anymore than before. I think it works better, as in it bogs less. Its been used in heavy wet stuff, and A LOT of deep snow too, and I had no issues, other than being extremely happy with the performance.
I really want to try a 34 tooth, as I think based on auger speed calculations Ive made, it should be the best combo of increased speed without bogging the engine much...
I bought a sprocket and hub separate, so I had to weld them together. I have heard you can get them already assembled, but I dont know where.
It is a 1" shaft if you start searching...
I will say that based on the performance I have now, I am in no hurry to change it to the 34 tooth...
When I last looked, McMaster has sprockets for #50 chain in just about any size you wanted, with the keyed hub already attached, so no welding is required. I recall them being cheaper than Grainger as well.
Any place like TSC or Farm & Fleet should have them. Mine came from Orscheln Farm & Home, under $30. Mine has a shoulder, key way and set bolt. No welding required. Just pull off and replace. The chain is easily shortened by finding the splice link on the chain. I went with a 32 tooth, probably a 34 or 36 would have been better.
From this thread: http://www.weekendfr...335/257708.html
Another to review:
Edited by Trav1s, December 14, 2012 - 12:56 PM.
- JDBrian said thank you
Posted December 17, 2012 - 11:26 AM
Posted December 17, 2012 - 12:35 PM
Posted December 20, 2012 - 06:35 AM
Posted December 20, 2012 - 06:37 AM
Posted December 20, 2012 - 07:23 PM
Well the trip went very well. Left work at 3:00 and made a quick trip up to Truro in the fast lane most of the way, running with traffic at 125-130kph - 80mph. I almost never drive that road and the speed was actually a bit uncomfortable. Picked up the blower and headed back home. Kept it down to 115 with CC on the way back. I was home by 5:45.
The blower is quite rusty but it's mostly just surface rust. The auger turns smooth and freely and it's complete, including a manual and several drive belts. Those things are heavy. No problem for two of us to load it but when I got home I realized that my normal helper, the loader on my 2320, was not available as I've switched to a blade for the winter. I made a ramp and slid it down onto a pallet and then slid that in under the lean too on the garage.
I'll try to get some pics soon. I don't think it will be used this winter but I may try it on the 314, although with it having a tired engine I don't want to load the engine too hard.