I recently got to use my 318 with a hard cab. It was the first cab GT I've ever used. I always said why bother, they are big, boxy and some look like shower enclosures. Well, after sitting warm and dry in the cab the other day while the wind howled and blew the chute snow back at me, I realized why cabs were so nice.
Today, I read another member make a funny remark that cabs are for sissies. I laughed, because it was meant in fun. That got me to thinking about my walk behind that I use at my house. It is tough to protect against the wind and requires one to dress like an Eskimo some times. I researched walk behind caps for snowblowers this morning. My local Home Depot had generic standard size caps but the OEM Ariens deluxe size said it was out of, according to the computer. I wanted to get one today because there is a lot of snow headed to the northeast USA tonight. I went with my son and he saw the caps on the shelf. Next to the generics was one unopened Ariens cap that the computer said wasn't in stock. I bought it. After assembly in the garage heated by the kerosene heater, I mounted it to the 10/28 walk behind. To say it is the deluxe large size is right. It looks huge. It tips the unit backwards. We'll see if it acts like protection or a sail tomorrow.
Here's a few pictures. Kind of makes the Ariens look like the batman snowblower.
I also had a nice surprise when I got home from the depot, my neighbor left a nice box of Italian cookies and a Christmas card on the porch. She had just returned from spending time with relatives. I supply her with tomatoes and herbs for her sauce in the summer.
Mmmm are they delicious.
Edited by daytime dave, December 26, 2012 - 10:43 PM.