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#1 Hugh OFFLINE  

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Posted December 26, 2012 - 11:21 PM

Only 3-4" but more is coming down as I type. Probably gonna have 6-8" to play with tomorrow. 3/4 throttle, first pass in 1st gear high range, other three are in 3rd gear low range. Slightly faster, loads blower up a bit more, seems to work fine in either gear.

 

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Posted December 26, 2012 - 11:30 PM

Wow, that's a whole lot better than 1st or 2nd low with the SS12 and a 42". We had a little more depth, but if I go in 3rd, I have to clutch from time to time.

Oh, BTW, you are really gonna be PO'd come morning and figure out you left the truck window down....

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Posted December 26, 2012 - 11:33 PM

It wasnt fast enough! Motor and blower werent even working :) I should have tried 2nd high range lol. I watched your video, SS12 looks good!


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Posted December 26, 2012 - 11:45 PM

I am torn as to what to put the 42" blower on next year. The St16 or the 18/6.
The 18/6 needs a lot of work to be ready, the 16, not so much.
I have the 39" blower that I might put on the 12 next time to see what that does.

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Posted December 27, 2012 - 12:17 AM

I am torn as to what to put the 42" blower on next year. The St16 or the 18/6.
The 18/6 needs a lot of work to be ready, the 16, not so much.
I have the 39" blower that I might put on the 12 next time to see what that does.

 

18/6 cause of the Onan. No doubt.


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Posted December 27, 2012 - 07:42 AM

Thanks for the video Hugh. It sure made quick work of the snow. The engine didn't seem to be working hard at all. I have a question. I'm not familiar with the Sears blowers. Is it a single or 2 stage unit?


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Posted December 27, 2012 - 12:04 PM

Thanks for that video Hugh.  It was making nice work out of the snow.  It seemed to go along effortlessly.  


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Posted December 27, 2012 - 12:09 PM

Hmmmmmm....... I'm weighing whether being able to play in the snow with my GT's would offset the fact that I lived up north....... :tapping_fingers:

 

So far, I'm not so sure....

 

 

(Thanks for the video!)


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Posted December 27, 2012 - 08:13 PM

Thanks for the video Hugh. It sure made quick work of the snow. The engine didn't seem to be working hard at all. I have a question. I'm not familiar with the Sears blowers. Is it a single or 2 stage unit?

 

It is a 42" single stage blower powered by a 52ci, 19.9hp Onan opposed twin flat head engine.



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 08:16 AM

Looks like it is doing a fine job. Engine is handling it easily.

Did they make a two stage for that tractor? Sounds like it could handle it with ease.
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Posted December 30, 2012 - 05:29 PM

Looks like it is doing a fine job. Engine is handling it easily.

Did they make a two stage for that tractor? Sounds like it could handle it with ease.

 

No two stage was ever built for a Suburban, they did not appear until I believe the late 80's/early 90's.


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