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#1 Bolens 1000 ONLINE  

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Posted February 26, 2010 - 05:27 PM

Well, got home and fired up the 1050, and got ready to snow blow the driveway. I was about 99% done with the driveway when I went to take one last pass on the edge of the driveway when I hear a loud thud and look up and see this thing come flying up from the chute. It was a screwdriver! :wallbanging:
I dont know how the thing got there but it was there LOL. It hit so hard that the bolts holding the gear box loosened up and I had to re-tighten it. Thankfully there was no major damage to the sno-caster otherwise I'd have to be looking for a new snow-caster right now LOL
Here are some pics I took. I went out there at 3:30pm and came back at 5:00pm. Normally I would have been done in 15-20 minutes, but having to repair something in the freezing garage was not too fun. :mad2::sensored:

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Posted February 26, 2010 - 05:41 PM

I know the problem,your not feeding it enough.:rofl2:
But seriously,I hope it didn't hurt anything.

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Posted February 26, 2010 - 05:54 PM

I know the problem,your not feeding it enough.:rofl2:
But seriously,I hope it didn't hurt anything.


I dont think I damaged anything except the screwdriver LOL. Once I got it tightned back up I let it run for about 6 minutes and it did not make any strange noises or was not shaking at all.
I finished the driveway and all went well.:bounce:

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Posted February 26, 2010 - 06:59 PM

I dont think I damaged anything except the screwdriver LOL. Once I got it tightned back up I let it run for about 6 minutes and it did not make any strange noises or was not shaking at all.
I finished the driveway and all went well.:bounce:


That's good to hear.

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Posted February 27, 2010 - 12:50 AM

Glad nothing seems to be damaged. That's the bad part about blowers... they have a huge appetite for eating everything that's put in front of them! Mine gobbled up a newspaper one time. That's softer than a screwdriver, but every bit as effective in stopping a blower dead in it's tracks!
Come to think of it, I did a real good job wrapping up a door mat one time too! That was literally hours of work to get unwrapped.

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Posted February 27, 2010 - 08:33 AM

Yea, good thing you didnt damage anything! I was sweating bullets with this storm arriving and my snowcaster down! I got it fixed wensday night! Now the question is was it one of your screwdrivers or is some bad neighbor trying to sabotage your blower?LOL. I know you started a thread earlier this winter about your snowcaster clogging up constantly and not throwing snow well. How is it performing for you? I've heard the square back snowcaster are known for that. Time to find a newer black snowcaster, they seem to perform well!

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Posted February 27, 2010 - 08:50 AM

Yea, good thing you didnt damage anything! I was sweating bullets with this storm arriving and my snowcaster down! I got it fixed wensday night! Now the question is was it one of your screwdrivers or is some bad neighbor trying to sabotage your blower?LOL. I know you started a thread earlier this winter about your snowcaster clogging up constantly and not throwing snow well. How is it performing for you? I've heard the square back snowcaster are known for that. Time to find a newer black snowcaster, they seem to perform well!


It was one of my screw drvers LOL. :wallbanging:
The only thing I can think of is it must have fallen out of the truck, and I never noticed.
Those square backs are brutal, most of the snow is re-circulating out the front instead of going out the chute!. This summer I'll probably get either the red or black sno-caster.

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Posted February 27, 2010 - 08:17 PM

Thankfully nothing was damaged on the Bolens, but most importanly, nobody was hurt. My dad always told me that it didn't matter what happened as long as nobody got hurt.

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Posted December 01, 2010 - 08:44 AM

I always worry about losing one of my dogs and I thought exactly that when the gasket blew and had red tranny fluid all over the ground! Great it could take a licking and keep on ticking!

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Posted December 01, 2010 - 12:49 PM

That stinks glad all is Ok though. No snow here yet I cant wait to try out my snowcaster

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Posted December 01, 2010 - 02:44 PM

I dont think I damaged anything except the screwdriver LOL. Once I got it tightned back up I let it run for about 6 minutes and it did not make any strange noises or was not shaking at all.
I finished the driveway and all went well.:bounce:


glad to hear it... did you yell "FORE"?

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Posted December 01, 2010 - 04:53 PM

I always worry about losing one of my dogs and I thought exactly that when the gasket blew and had red tranny fluid all over the ground! Great it could take a licking and keep on ticking!


That's a Bolens for you :thumbs:

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Posted December 01, 2010 - 04:53 PM

glad to hear it... did you yell "FORE"?


I think I might have yelled something else... :D

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Posted December 01, 2010 - 08:10 PM

I think I might have yelled something else... :D


At least he was close with 4 letters and beginning with F :D

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Posted December 01, 2010 - 09:24 PM

Ouch!! At least nothing happen to the poor screwdriver.:laughingteeth:




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