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Posted January 07, 2011 - 10:16 PM

We got around 3-4'' of snow so It was just enough to get the 1050 out and have some quality seat time!

The key to these single stage blowers is keeping the augur full of snow and maintaining the correct ground speed. The Hydrostatic Bolens work best for this.

Usually I use 2nd gear low range, 1st high and 2nd high range.
The end of the road usually is heavier snow so I need to go slow, but on the main part of the drive, I can use 1st and 2nd gear High range.
The clip in this video was in 2nd low range. I really should have used 1st gear but to steady the camera and make it come in more clear, I used a lower gear. The snow would blow alot farther if I would have used a higher ground speed....well enough with my rambling and here is the video: :thumbs:



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Posted January 07, 2011 - 10:30 PM

Loved the video.Those little 1050's will amaze you.By the way it looked like you were getting the tennis court cleared for the next game LOL.

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Posted January 07, 2011 - 10:33 PM

Loved the video.Those little 1050's will amaze you.By the way it looked like you were getting the tennis court cleared for the next game LOL.


Thats my area where I push all the snow when I use the blade. I like to keep it clear as long as I can. After I get that area cleared, I take a right and make a path to the shed

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 12:43 AM

Thanks, It's good to see snow when you're warm in a computer chair.

Nice job on the vid & the drive.

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 02:39 AM

Nice vid doc!!! I don't how you steer, change gears, raise and lower the caster, and hold the camera for all that... good job!
There's no way I would try it though...at least untill I figure out how to stay upwind of it. lol
And going by the sound, I still have carb/governer work to do, I don't think I'm quite running full rpm...

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 06:08 AM

Great video Brian,thanks for sharing.:thumbs:

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 06:53 AM

Nice vid doc!!! I don't how you steer, change gears, raise and lower the caster, and hold the camera for all that... good job!
There's no way I would try it though...at least untill I figure out how to stay upwind of it. lol
And going by the sound, I still have carb/governer work to do, I don't think I'm quite running full rpm...


The Wisconsin service manual is downloaded here if you need it.
You probably just need to adjust the needle valve

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 09:50 AM

Thanks for the video Brian! Looks like that unit does a good job of it! How deep does the snow have to be before you use the blade instead? Or is it some other reason that makes you switch?

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 10:19 AM

Great video. It was nice seeing that Bolens working so effortlessly. Glad you got some seat time.

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 11:07 AM

Thanks for the video Brian! Looks like that unit does a good job of it! How deep does the snow have to be before you use the blade instead? Or is it some other reason that makes you switch?


Since the single stage blowers work better when there is a high volume of snow, they tend to not work as well when you have about 3'' or less. So when there is a light snowfall less than 3'' I use the blade.
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Posted January 08, 2011 - 11:09 AM

Great video. It was nice seeing that Bolens working so effortlessly. Glad you got some seat time.


It does a pretty good job IMO.

Last year It felt underpowered and was smoking a bit so this summer I put In new rings and did the valves. It made a world of difference!

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 11:14 AM

Were those camel or llama mittens that I seen? :D

Did you have the camera mounted on your head or something? You did a really good job controlling the camera while lifting the snow caster and doing everything else if it wasn't mounted on your head. If you did mount it on your head I can only hope that you used the GTtalk specified 200 mph duct tape :D LOL

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 11:32 AM

I held the camera with my left hand, then with the right I lifted the snow caster, shifted, and steered. (some times the steering wheel was on auto pilot :D)

The gloves I was wearing are just your regular cheap $3 cotton gloves. I love them. I have about 7 pairs:D

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 11:35 AM

I had to give you a hard time. Especially about the gloves because you only seen em for a second and then they were gone. When I seen them the first thing that popped in my head was a camel.

The Bolens did a great job. We got to play in the 1" dusting we got this morning. We used the snow blades and dad made a pile of snow so he could use the snow blower on the 800 LOL. We will post pics later.

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 11:43 AM

Cant wait for the pics and Video :thumbs:




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