My youngest son was here helping today so had to show him the newest snow moving addition. Fired it up and after a little warm up I opened the throttle. Have some vibration a full speed. Could be real anoying unless it disapats with a load of snow going through it. Both of the flats in the center of the augar have been welded on. I also have a bout 3/8" space between the flats on the augar and the housing at the chuts entrance. Thinking of using some plate steel bolted to the flats to close this gap up. Also by bolting it I can add or remove weight to see if I can get the system closer to being balanced. Anyone have an thoughts on doing it this way?
I have the same problem with the gap between the auger and the chute. Looking over other designs I have decided to go with rubber. TSC sells universal rubber belting, it's thick enough, sturdy enough and will flex enough to do a good job. Cut to fit, punch a few holes, secure to the auger with small screws, washers and lock-nuts. Voila. Good to go. And easy to fix when needing to replace.