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#1 metrodoggreg OFFLINE  

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Posted January 03, 2014 - 07:57 PM

It doesn't seem to blow real well like it's running backwards is that possible? It kick more forward then out chute.

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Posted January 03, 2014 - 08:03 PM

I dont see how you could run it backwards.  Looks from how much snow is there it needs to be fed more.   Whats that 2/3inch? Blade would work better if thats all it is.


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Posted January 03, 2014 - 08:05 PM

I dont see how you could run it backwards.  Looks from how much snow is there it needs to be fed more.   Whats that 2/3inch? Blade would work better if thats all it is.

 

:ditto:

 

Looks like you just have enough to clog the chute :D

 

Single Stage blowers need to be fed A high volume of snow for them to throw the snow far.

I usually use the Blower in 3''+ of snow. Anything less gets the blade


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Posted January 03, 2014 - 08:20 PM

Ok I see.That explains it. Thanks!
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Posted January 03, 2014 - 08:30 PM

The guy I bought it from. Had some wanna be small engine repair guy working on it. I have spent most of my time working on it correcting everything he touched! He had fuel screw out over 3 turns! Starter was loose. Tank mount spacers not installed laying on starter. He wrecked 2 brush springs and pulled wires out of 2 brushes on starter. Only thing he was supposed to do is fix tranny which had a broken bracket which needed welding. All fixed runs very well but have to change oil because of previous carb settings.
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Posted January 03, 2014 - 08:54 PM

These Bolens whip snow around so hard the chute can't contain it all.

 

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Nice cab ya got there, btw.


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Posted January 03, 2014 - 08:55 PM

Yep, what those guys already said.

I don't have a whole lot of experience with mine yet, but the less snow you've got, the faster across the ground you want to go. The first storm, we got about 7" and I was mostly using second gear in low range. This week, we got 3-4"' and I was using first and second in high range.

It seemed to me that it worked best when I was feeding the snow in as fast as possible without bogging the blower down and causing a drop in rpm. I have pretty much used all 6 speeds depending on snow depth.

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Posted January 03, 2014 - 09:09 PM

The guy I bought it from. Had some wanna be small engine repair guy working on it. I have spent most of my time working on it correcting everything he touched! He had fuel screw out over 3 turns! Starter was loose. Tank mount spacers not installed laying on starter. He wrecked 2 brush springs and pulled wires out of 2 brushes on starter. Only thing he was supposed to do is fix tranny which had a broken bracket which needed welding. All fixed runs very well but have to change oil because of previous carb settings.

I always say, If some idiot is going to work on my tractor, it might as well be me


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Posted January 03, 2014 - 09:15 PM

It takes a bit of getting used to but after a while you will get the hang of it.

Like mentioned above, matching ground speed to the type and amount of snow is key.

 

Here's a video to show you what they can do :D


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 05:53 AM

Ok that helps first time I've had it out. My wife even likes it.
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Posted January 04, 2014 - 07:35 AM

Thanks for the video. I have a single stage 49 blower that i am rebuilding for use on a JD314 or 317. I have never used a single stage blower so these tips are useful.


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 07:43 AM

As said, there isn't enough there to make the thrower work.

Bummer eh. You thought you might get some seat time. :D


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 08:04 AM

Metrodog, I've used a single stage in snow like you have in your picture and it works, but it's not ideal. My Sears single stage seems to be better across the board than the H42 blower on my cub which definitely prefers deep snow. The biggest thing is adjusting your speed. As has already been suggested, the less snow you have the faster you need to go (which isn't always practical) so a blade or two stage blower are better choices for small snowfalls. One technique I've used in confined areas where I can't get enough speed to keep the blower full is to shut off the PTO and CAREFULLY use the blower like a box blade to push the snow into a more accessible area, then ramp up my ground speed to throw it out of the way.
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Posted January 04, 2014 - 08:10 AM

I will change my technique makes sense. Sure is fun and cab keeps me warm.
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