While using the JD 1150DE snow blower during this last storm I caught a small rock on the right side auger, this did not shear a pin but just stopped the auger. I went to the garage to remove the rock, not a big ta-do, went back to work moving the white stuff and I noticed the performance in moving snow was lacking,
Assuming I had actually sheared a pin I shut the machine down and tried to rotate the auger, neither side was free which tells me the pins are fine however, both augers rotate 180 degrees...! Then after starting again and stopping the machine, the augers will not rotate that far rather just rock back and forth a bit as they usually would, indicating the usual gear lash...
So, I will look for a Tech Manual to see if I can see what might have happened in the gearbox but in the meantime, does anyone have any input as to whether I have done any serious damage in there...?
There is no unusual noise coming from the machine... certainly if something was broken in the box I would hear it, no...?
We had a couple of decent snow storms this past week, I hate moving snow but I live here so I'll get over it...
Lemme know where to tpost this if it should not be here.