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Posted January 13, 2016 - 04:34 PM

Man this thing blows...

 

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Not much snow, but what was there was one very packed ~12-18" drift. Handled it with ease. Not at all like plowing. Go slow and keep the RPMs up. Never spun a tire; looks like I have to find another use for the weights.

 

A couple of minor issues yet. Shoot crank needs tightening, handle kept vibrating down and when the blower was raised would hit my knee. Throttle lever is loose and doesn't want to stay at full revs. This has been a issue with mowing, but much more noticeable with the blower. 

 

Moved units around in the barn in preparation for installing the blower on the Sears ST/10.

 

Next: Need to start collecting pieces and parts for a cab.

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Brian


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Posted January 13, 2016 - 04:38 PM

Glad you found a way to get the exhaust ran! Might be a little loud, though!

 

Kenny, the exhaust is very quiet. I think being pointed down has a lot to do with it.


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Posted February 13, 2016 - 11:06 AM

Finally got to use the blower for the second time. I really like how well it works. Hard to believe, but it is just as fast, if not faster, than using the truck. Best part is no piles; worst part it is a lot colder!

 

Found something I did not like. The PO had reworked the shoes after the originals had worn out. They are nice and beefy. The issue is entering a drift the shoes act as skis and raise the blower off the ground. This leaves extra snow on the surface.

 

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It didn't help that the bottoms were not smooth. The combining of the extra width and unsmooth shoe added up to leaving ~2" on the ground! When the shoes were removed there was a buildup of 1 1/2-2" of ice.

 

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Solution? Narrow the shoes and grind the bottoms smooth.

 

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May get to try it out on a couple of drifts today. I hope it works.

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Brian


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