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Posted January 14, 2016 - 11:43 AM

Finally broke down and decided to put the first scratches in the restored snow caster I did last summer :D

 

Its amazing what new bearings and paint can do! It throws about 5 feet further being painted and having new bearings and chain.

 

 

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Posted January 14, 2016 - 11:53 AM

Nice, i read that the "red" snowcasters perform better than the yellow ones. I have been looking for one but so far no luck.

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Posted January 14, 2016 - 12:00 PM

They are referred to as "Round back" by most guys , having the round back gets the snow out the chute more efficiently, the old yellow "Square back" ones were flat in the back and you get more snow that recirculates out the front.

 

The round backs were Red,Black then lastly dark green


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Posted January 14, 2016 - 12:08 PM

It's nice to see when a project out performs. I'm happy that it works well for you paint is a big plus inside the blower housing for sure.


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Posted January 14, 2016 - 12:11 PM

You can definitely see the difference between automotive paint and rustoleum brand, the yellow on my EK blower was a rustoleum and already the paint was coming off after the first use, this Automotive paint not a single bit missing except the edge of the augur


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Posted January 14, 2016 - 12:59 PM

I used X-o-Rust on my thrower.  Red for the chute inside and out and silver for the augur and inside.  Edge of the auger and a small area where the added rubber "paddles" rub a little has lost some paint but the rest is good.


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Posted January 14, 2016 - 02:10 PM

They are referred to as "Round back" by most guys , having the round back gets the snow out the chute more efficiently, the old yellow "Square back" ones were flat in the back and you get more snow that recirculates out the front.

The round backs were Red,Black then lastly dark green


I knew they also made the roundbacks in black but I wasn't aware they made green ones. They must be less common as I don't see many for sale compared to the squarebacks.

I'm guessing you offer all the hardware to restore these blowers then?
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Posted January 14, 2016 - 02:19 PM

I knew they also made the roundbacks in black but I wasn't aware they made green ones. They must be less common as I don't see many for sale compared to the squarebacks.

I'm guessing you offer all the hardware to restore these blowers then?

 

I guess it depends on where you live here in the snow belt these blowers surface all the time.

I do have the necessary parts to rebuild them if needed


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Posted January 14, 2016 - 05:31 PM

Looks good!


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Posted January 14, 2016 - 06:09 PM

Nice looking setup !


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Posted January 14, 2016 - 08:18 PM

Good that you got to use it - part of the fun of owning these well made machines and their attachments.  Now that you got it over the scratch phase will this be your daily snow removal machine for the rest of the winter?


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Posted January 14, 2016 - 08:23 PM

Good that you got to use it - part of the fun of owning these well made machines and their attachments.  Now that you got it over the scratch phase will this be your daily snow removal machine for the rest of the winter?

 

Nothing made today can compare to them IMO

I alternate between this one and the Estate keeper for winter duty, I also have the 850 setup with plow blade


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Posted January 14, 2016 - 09:20 PM

Good that it works well for you
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Posted January 15, 2016 - 07:53 AM

Looks great Brian! I might have to do the same thing to my snocaster this summer...


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Posted January 15, 2016 - 08:43 AM

Nice, i read that the "red" snowcasters perform better than the yellow ones. I have been looking for one but so far no luck.

 

This must just be a tube-frame thing.  The original snowcaster on my 1250 was yellow and had the same round back as the NOS/NIB red snow caster we picked up to replace it.  Scrapped the original snow caster but saved the gear box, chute and frame.


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