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#1 ol' stonebreaker OFFLINE  

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Posted October 03, 2013 - 05:44 PM

  I did this on an mtd  I had several yrs ago and it makes it blow more snow and throw it farther. Mount the rubber so it just touches the housing. I used thin conveyor belting before, couldn't locate any so used some garlok rubber I had. We'll see how it holds up against any hard objects. If it fails I'll have to search around and find some conveyor belting.

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Posted October 03, 2013 - 07:12 PM

Isn't a blower mod one of those guys on forums who comes on and says a lot of nothing?

 

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Posted October 03, 2013 - 07:37 PM

Isn't a blower mod one of those guys on forums who comes on and says a lot of nothing?

 

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Posted October 03, 2013 - 07:39 PM

Isn't a blower mod one of those guys on forums who comes on and says a lot of nothing?

 

Ben W.

Anyone in particular?


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Posted October 04, 2013 - 06:09 AM

Anyone in particular?

 

You want to get me banned???  :smilewink: 

 

Just kidding, we've got a great group of guys on here.

 

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Posted October 04, 2013 - 07:12 AM

What is garlok rubber? I don't think I have heard of that.

I did the rubber flaps on both the 37a on the JD and the 42" on the Homelite. Big improvements on both machines. My current blower I cut out the paddles and welded in new ones.





And Ben is skating on thin ice.............

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Posted October 04, 2013 - 10:02 AM

What is garlok rubber? I don't think I have heard of that.

I did the rubber flaps on both the 37a on the JD and the 42" on the Homelite. Big improvements on both machines. My current blower I cut out the paddles and welded in new ones.





And Ben is skating on thin ice.............

  Garlok is rubber used for making gaskets for flanged pipe fittings. It's semihard and stiff so as I said I'm not sure how it will hold up against small stones, etc. Our city sands w/ volcanic cinders so I'll be picking some up in the berm on the driveway. They're very sharp and abrasive.

   Glad to hear of someone else who likes to improve the performance of a machine.

                                            Mike


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Posted October 16, 2013 - 02:57 PM

This is a modification I'd like to try someday.  I'm running a single stage snow thrower as opposed to a 2 stage snow blower, but I still think it would help.

 

For this year, I've changed out the short chute for a taller one, ground all the bolt heads inside the chute holding the pieces together down so they'd impeed flow less, and painted the inside of the chute with graphite paint.   I also bumped the drive sprocket on the jack shaft up from 14 teeth to 15 for just a little extra auger speed.

 

Time will tell.



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Posted January 09, 2014 - 10:32 PM

 Well, an update. The garlok rubber was too brittle and broke off even w/ the rotor tips. Went to the tire shop and cut a chunk of sidewall out of a tire and used it to make tip extensions. Got about 3" today and tried it out. Works great!!  Sorry, I didn't take any pics.

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