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#1 daytime dave OFFLINE  

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Posted December 26, 2012 - 04:56 PM

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.

 

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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.

 

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Edited by daytime dave, December 26, 2012 - 10:43 PM.

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Posted December 26, 2012 - 05:03 PM

I never got to use a cab for snow removal, so at this point I still can laugh at the "sissies" with the cabs. But I am sure that once I use a cab for a season, I wont go back to an open station ever. At this point I am still bundling up and suffering the wind.


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Posted December 26, 2012 - 05:05 PM

That snow blower cab/shield looks good !  But those cookies aren't good for your health so send them to me lol . My mom makes ones like those 2 top left and right with the red and green candies on top .She makes hers with a sugar icing on hers. My favorite  Al


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Posted December 26, 2012 - 05:10 PM

Al, those are the almond paste cookies.  You have good taste.  Those are my favorites too.


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Posted December 26, 2012 - 05:16 PM

"Here's a few pictures.  Kind of makes the Ariens look like the batman snowblower."

 

Your sons name isn't Robin is it?

 

I am pretty sheltered here surrounded by trees and don't get much drifting or blow back when I'm using the walk behind. That Ariens cab sure is a neat looking outfit. It'll be interesting to hear how it works. 

 


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Posted December 26, 2012 - 05:23 PM

Wow, that is a "Deluxe" cab.

If it acts like a sail and the blower takes off into the air, please get a video....I'm sure you would win the $10,000 on America's Funniest Videos! :bigrofl:


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Posted December 26, 2012 - 06:15 PM

Gee Dave,  you need the coffee cup warmer too  :bigrofl:

 

 

PS cabs are for sissy's and I have two :thumbs: :D


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Posted December 26, 2012 - 06:25 PM

Nothing wrong with that!!! I want one for my Ariens too! The one thing I HATE about snowblowers is where you have to pile the snow is always directly into the wind and you wind up with more snow on you than in the pile. Let people laugh but they are worth their weight in gold in my opinion.
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Posted December 26, 2012 - 07:05 PM

More evidence of the pussification that's going on in todays world.

 

 

:smilewink:  :poke:  :smilewink:

 

 

Just kidding. I wish I had one on my MF1650 w/blower. It's bad enough, that we

have to go out and deal with that stuff, why suffer.


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Posted December 26, 2012 - 07:22 PM

my neighbor left a nice box of Italian cookies and a Christmas card on the porch. 

Hmmm, I wonder which neighbor's drive you are going to snow blow out tomorrow?

 

Nice looking cab, the partial cab on my SS12, started out as a hard cab on an Ariens Walk- Behind Blower

 

Mine is only a partial cab, so I guess I'm only a partial sissy


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Posted December 26, 2012 - 07:34 PM

I'm a member of the sissies club.  I have cabs on my tractors and never really thought about a cab for the walk behind, but I'm glad I have a cab on that too.  When the chute is all the way to the right on the Ariens it sprays snow right at you.  The only drawback I've found is that it can make getting the blower out of the garage a pain.

 

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Posted December 26, 2012 - 07:40 PM

The Ariens cab looks like it should really keep the snow off. Count me into the Sissie club,

This is my first year with a cab on a GT , I can't believe how nice it is.


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Posted December 26, 2012 - 08:19 PM

<---------- SISSY :D :D :D

 

I have a soft cab on my HT20D, and the only thing I would ever trade it for would be a hard cab.

 

I did some snowblowing with one of my1256s last year, and without a cab, I was one cold, wet, puppy when I was finished.


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Posted December 26, 2012 - 08:55 PM

Looks good Dave! I bet it will keep you much warmer!

I do not have any cabs, but that does not mean I haven't been watching for one! I have been waiting to use the snowblower on the '75 until I have a cab...
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Posted December 26, 2012 - 09:21 PM

Sissy here also and will never go back.


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