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
Posted February 16, 2013 - 12:10 PM
Needs more throttle.
And a second stage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.