After Sam left (see my other post) I fired up the EK7 to do a bit of snow removal. Rascal fired right up, and I was off. Unfortunately, 6-8" of wet HEAVY snow was just a bit more than that little rascal could handle. It tried hard, but it was just one plug after another. I guess it didn't help that the chute is a bit rusty, which no doubt hindered the flow. I think that an EK10 might have handled it, but the EK7 had to cry "No mas, no mas".
Undeterred, I fell back to plan B...one of the G11s with a snowcaster. Now we were talking This particular G11 is the one with the 1050 trans/rear end, and it's a good thing, as even with weights and chains I needed to lock the diff, something that a stock G11 can't do.
With the belt in HI and the trans in Low, it did a great job, with one exception. The drive belt is a bit stretched, and managed to jump off about three times. It's definitely time to replace it. I guess while I'm at it, I'll probably just change the belts in all 3 of the G11s and the G10, since they are all the same size. Anyway that's something for a warmer day.
Edited by OldBuzzard, February 17, 2013 - 02:25 PM.