Yea she did pretty good, I think getting that OH140 motor on her will help a lot, the 40 year old HH120 motor is working with pretty much all she has to move that much snow. I was hoping the blower would hold up all winter, I have another head that is all apart, stripped, and primed. That will be the head that is used next year after I repaint it. But that one needed a chain too! So I can either "wait" and "hope" this far towards spring, we will not get another storm that I have to run the blower on, or just fix it. I just know we will get hit hard if I don't fix it though! Plus, having a back up head will allow for emergency "fix all" repairs by swapping on another blower.
As for the hat, it's great to keep the snow out of your face, kinda like a shield when the wind shifts!
I wish I had some drift cutters too, but the problem is the shed is a bit small for them. If I had them on it, the whole unit would be as long as the shed! Although, I have thought about making them pivot. The thing is that it's so rare to get that much snow, I don't think I really need them. What I do need to make is some sort of side bumper to keep it away from the curb along the driveway, it's cement and the blower rides along it. That will trash the fresh paint... I think a nylon bumper bolted on where the skid feet mount will be the ticket.
Edited by FirefyterEmt, February 14, 2013 - 12:17 AM.