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#1 FixItCharlie OFFLINE  

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Posted August 22, 2015 - 09:41 PM

I originally start the description for this modification in the Ford Forum but now that I see it will work & that others maybe interested in I am moving part of it here. I used some pipe to make a roller for under the snowblower. 

 

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Even with gravel piling up in front of the roller no rocks are in the area where the auger turns.

 

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The wear bar extending in front of the roller I am sure helps with this.

 

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The roller does raise the snowblower some but I would think some snow would get pushed up some to.

 

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With some frost in the ground the pile of gravel probably will not be as much of a problem. So more testing will be done then. As an ice base is built up on the driveway I change over to the other slides so that I can lower it as needed.

 

Charlie

 

 


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Posted August 22, 2015 - 09:57 PM

Neat idea. Just a bit early to think of snow.
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Posted August 23, 2015 - 02:57 AM

Very nice idea. I agree that with the frost the problem will be smaller. Proper grading and compacting of the gravel drive in October will help. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted August 23, 2015 - 09:49 AM

Neat idea also, but I vote for warning points for thinking of snow !  :rolling:


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Posted August 23, 2015 - 10:56 AM

It might be early for snow but this is the time to be getting the equipment ready instead of waiting for it to be snowing & working on it then. I started working on it last spring checking for warn parts that I repaired & painted it as time allowed so now it is ready to be stored until needed. Thanks everyone for the comments. I am working on an idea for something to help with leveling the gravel in the driveway but needed this project out of the way to work on that. 

 

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Posted August 23, 2015 - 11:53 AM

It might be early for snow but this is the time to be getting the equipment ready instead of waiting for it to be snowing & working on it then. I started working on it last spring checking for warn parts that I repaired & painted it as time allowed so now it is ready to be stored until needed. Thanks everyone for the comments. I am working on an idea for something to help with leveling the gravel in the driveway but needed this project out of the way to work on that. 
 
Charlie


"Be Prepared" Look for an Earthcavator or a box scraper for behind the GT. Longer screeds on the box will make the gravel flatter. A tow behind roller will work for smooth compaction. Good Luck, Rick
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