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#1 glgrumpy ONLINE  

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Posted October 12, 2015 - 04:17 PM

Snapper King with brush rebuilt and back on. Still want to work on better wheels/casters on it. Played with it some today and seems to be good. Put those HUGE 3/8" chains on, and really went on better than the lighter ones seem to. Bigger tightening hardware helps I guess.

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Posted October 12, 2015 - 04:50 PM

Looks like you are all ready GL. I don't want to think about the white stuff yet.
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Posted October 12, 2015 - 05:48 PM

Glad you have that one nearly ready to go!



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Posted October 12, 2015 - 05:54 PM

Don't push the issue.  It will come soon enough by itself.  Chains look a little big for the tires they are on.



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Posted October 12, 2015 - 05:56 PM

That looks good GL, those are some nice beefy chains did you try the brush last winter?



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Posted October 12, 2015 - 08:38 PM

Nice setup.  That oughta take care of the lighter snows.

 

Is that a Z or an R lurking in the garage?  Z is my guess.  What's it's story.



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Posted October 12, 2015 - 08:40 PM

I would move the casters to behind the brush, if I was you. (which would be unfortunate)



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Posted October 12, 2015 - 11:16 PM

MM R in garage. Looking for small pattern front wheels if you know of any, maybe rears too, narrow 36 or 38". Rear has legs for parking that drop down. Says to use float when brushing, wheels hold all weight. These kinda light it seems. Are big chains, that's what they came with. Tires quite wide on it. Real Ruff ride tho!

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Posted October 12, 2015 - 11:18 PM

Used last winter, guess with-out lube, blew gears. Worked good for awhile. Rebuild thread here on forum.

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Posted October 13, 2015 - 07:52 AM

Looks good.

I guess that's what mine looked like when it had all the plastics on it.



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Posted October 13, 2015 - 04:18 PM

Tahoe, waiting for the "connection" on that tractor, heh!



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Posted February 14, 2016 - 09:55 AM

How's the broom been working, Gary? Getting any seat time?



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Posted February 15, 2016 - 07:48 AM

Not much use yet. Took it out Saturday on nice sunny, yet cold day to clean up walks and yard where I clean for dog and walking to cars. Went good. I was throwing some grass and a little dirt up on house and windows on lower level. Not too cool.  I had it out earlier this winter one time and was too low. Sat was the test after raising. Still digs in a bit, but if up too much more, then leaves the snow on the drives that are cement and level. Pto shaft makes some noise when raised up, but none when down and in user position.  Does not seem to be any gear grinding or issues,  so guess the rebuild is good. OIL/Grease in it now too.


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Posted February 16, 2016 - 06:20 PM

I'd like to find me one of those power brooms/sweepers for my Snapper-King...one of these days. ..looks good!

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Posted February 17, 2016 - 07:46 AM

Need the Quick-tach  to mount it on tractor. Don't recall if you had that for blower or ??  Not long ago,  Mission Manufacturing in Southern INdiana had some new ones in stock with a cheaper then normal price for them.  Might be all gone now, you would have to call. I'm sure be big bucks still for new one tho. I still think blade is the best. I have qick-tach blade too that goes on pretty quick.


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