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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted November 26, 2015 - 05:15 PM

add two more paddles, if that's what they are called, to the thrower, and if you did, did it help ? Let me know what you all think, good, bad or otherwise. My own idea, never seen it done before. Noel

Made a paper template, made two paddles, fitted them, welded them on, painted them, then clear coat all of the thrower, plus chute today.

Some may say, I have to much time on my hands !!!

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Posted November 26, 2015 - 05:36 PM

Looks good, I think your going to have to drive twice as fast now. Lol. No clue if it will help or not. Sure looks good thou 


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Posted November 26, 2015 - 06:22 PM

Ditto what Limebuzz said. Let us know if it works out or not. Have you had anything to test it on yet? We got a foot last weekend, but I decided to let it melt instead of move it. It is mostly gone now.

 

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Posted November 26, 2015 - 07:09 PM

As the others have said let us know how it works.


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Posted November 26, 2015 - 07:58 PM

Why , I did it, was because, I read some where, that it takes less hp with more paddles, this is on a blower. On older Airens walk behind and garden tractor blowers, they had six paddles on the impeller. !!! So, I wondered if this would change things on a thrower. We will see. No snow here yet, yahoo. If keep building and modifing, maybe the snow will stay away. Noel

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Posted November 26, 2015 - 09:30 PM

Please let us know.
Nice fab job anyways. Might want to run it fr a title bit, then check for fatigue signs
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Posted November 26, 2015 - 11:39 PM

I just was posting with someone who has done several mods on the augers and he says they are more functional now. You could do a search and look for the post, he has been doing this for a few years and has good Intel on what works and doesn't. Always nice to have someone else that has already worked out some of the kinks. Good luck!
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Posted November 27, 2015 - 03:26 PM

Looks good! :thumbs:


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Posted November 27, 2015 - 07:35 PM

If this makes a difference, I may do the same thing to my number 49 JD thrower. Same amount of snow going in, two more paddles throwing it out !! Noel.

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Posted December 14, 2015 - 11:25 AM

Very interesting. I think you hit on great idea.
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Posted December 17, 2015 - 03:50 PM

So far it's worked great, only two very wet snow storms so far, but worked good. Was thinking last year to put a 10hp motor on and take the 8hp motor off. The two extra paddles seem to relief the need for extra hp. Will know more as we get normal snow.

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Posted December 17, 2015 - 04:08 PM

That is a great idea.
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