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#1 massey driver ONLINE  

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Posted December 16, 2015 - 05:38 PM

I was looking through the garden tractor for sale adds on kijiji and saw this add about a 3 stage snowblower. I thought you guys/gals would like to see a pic of it.I'am not sure what the benefit of it would be ,but untill I see one in action,or hear of how much [better] [worse] it works I'll just have to wait and see.LOL

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Posted December 16, 2015 - 05:54 PM

I have been seeing ads for the 3 stage walk behinds.......I cant see them working any better than a 2 stage


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Posted December 16, 2015 - 06:04 PM

Just another way to sell blowers. Can't see it making any difference. I have been watching you tube videos on them. Put a two stage and a three stage together in the same snow at the same time and try them together, is the only way to see if there is any difference.

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Posted December 16, 2015 - 06:07 PM

I think a lot of the performance would depend on the type of snow.  A dry powdery snow, I don't think it would make any difference and just be more to go wrong.  A heavy wet snow, that center augur may help get rid of the snow in front of the machine that otherwise may cause a plugging problem.  I have never been around a 2 stage, only the single stage units so I may be way off base.


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Posted December 16, 2015 - 06:12 PM

used to be a 3rd stage was another auger above the main one and parallel to it,  late 70s Sears ones they called the 3rd stage a "drift breaker".   I have seen some various MTD ones sold under different brand names  with the "corkscrew" thing that you show,  doesn't look like it would help anything....


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Posted December 16, 2015 - 06:13 PM

Seems like it would work worse but what do i know :smilewink:


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Posted December 16, 2015 - 07:02 PM

I was looking through the garden tractor for sale adds on kijiji and saw this add about a 3 stage snowblower. I thought you guys/gals would like to see a pic of it.I'am not sure what the benefit of it would be ,but untill I see one in action,or hear of how much [better] [worse] it works I'll just have to wait and see.LOL

Todays Colorado low getting dumped on us would be a good challenge for one of those units...we usually don't get this snotty wet snow.


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Posted December 16, 2015 - 07:08 PM

That can't go fast out there and be safe can it?? If it was slow moving, just a drift breaker then?  I don't see it being anything much either, cept more bearings or drives to service.  I was thinking maybe this was going to be about those dual auger type, one over the other for taller snow, but guess not. That type seems would be good in big snow areas and large lots and such. You know the Newest way to do big snow is those add-on snow pusher blades with big sides to put on trucks, tractors, skid-steers and such. Probly too much for a GT, but most commercial guys use those things.


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Posted December 16, 2015 - 07:39 PM

I just hope we don't get any snow! LOL

Edited by toppop52, December 16, 2015 - 07:40 PM.

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Posted December 16, 2015 - 07:58 PM

I have seen those and figure it is all a bunch of crap. Put that beside my Honda and we'll see. Looks like something to break off in hard pack snow or icy stuff.
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Posted December 16, 2015 - 08:13 PM

Looks like it came off Ben Hur's chariot wheels


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Posted December 16, 2015 - 08:14 PM

They probably work as good as those triple wiper blades.


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Posted December 16, 2015 - 08:17 PM

I wouldn't think an auger in the middle would help much due to the fact that most people with two stage machines are having problems with their impellers not being efficient enough. Drawing more snow to the Impeller faster would only exacerbate the problem, add thicker heavier snow and a chute jam is even more likely! All this added to the fact that blower housings and gearboxes are now built with inferior materials, makes me think more moving parts will just lead to a quicker end to a junky product!
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Posted December 16, 2015 - 11:03 PM

  Best way I've found to blow wet snow w/ my 2 stage walk behind is go as fast it can w/o pushing snow out in front of it. Seems to keep the chute from plugging.

                                            Mike


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Posted December 17, 2015 - 04:05 AM

I don't have any issues with any snow except cleaning up 1" of slush, that can't be fed fast enough and will plug my shute. I have seen these 3 stage units work, no different than a 2 stage other than a funny looking snowbank face.
Biggest issue with most blowers are power to the impeller, and impeller speed/ volume. Get these correct and you can blow just about any snow out into the neighbors yard .;-)




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