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#1 Titus ONLINE  

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Posted February 16, 2013 - 11:32 AM

Short but thought those that haven't seen it may enjoy.

 

 

Snow was very heavy.


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Posted February 16, 2013 - 11:59 AM

Good grief that's a lot of snow!!!

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Posted February 16, 2013 - 12:10 PM

Needs more throttle. 

 

And a second stage.  :D



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Posted February 16, 2013 - 12:12 PM

Plenty of throttle, needs a slower 1st gear! I agree though, I would love this beast if she had a 2nd stage.



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Posted February 16, 2013 - 12:31 PM

Have you checked the RPM at full throttle?  Sounds on the slow side, but in all honesty, that's a lot of blower for 7hp.  If it was a variable speed, it would work much better, as you said, even low range is fast for that much snow.



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Posted February 16, 2013 - 02:00 PM

That's a lot of snow and looks packed in hard. That kinda snow fall needs more than 7hp. I once spent 10 hrs blowing a huge snowfall with a 5hp walk behind. I sold that and got an 11hp that was only 4" wider. Problem solved. 


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Posted February 16, 2013 - 06:07 PM

You can never have too much power or gearing too low when it comes to blowing major amounts of snow.



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Posted February 16, 2013 - 07:24 PM

Titus, did you check the clearance between the blower paddle & the housing?  If the clearance is wide, it will sap the horse power, and barely blow the snow.  It is critical to adjust things till a dime will slide between the two, but a nickel won't pass.


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Posted February 17, 2013 - 11:10 AM

I have not, but will check that today, we got 3-4 inches of light fluffy snow this morning, so I'll try to get a video of that later and check the clearance. Thanks Daniel.



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Posted February 17, 2013 - 08:38 PM

No video today, but solved the throttle "issue". I have an aftermarket throttle knob installed. I locked it right in as I found when I was going down the hill, it would slip back in.

 

The light snow was thrown with easy. I tried the nickel and it fell right through. So it needs to be adjusted. I'll have to find out how to do that.

 

I am looking forward to the spring coming in the mail, as I want to plow this snow.



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Posted February 17, 2013 - 09:04 PM

Bob, member BHTS has the locking throttle cable assemblies that are IDENTICAL to what came OE on the D4-10.s  Give him a shout if you need a cable.


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