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#1 propane1 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 09, 2016 - 06:51 PM

on most garden tractors, this heat is from the exhaust and cooling fins on the engine. It blows right at the thrower/blower chute and warms it. Making slush on the chute and top of thrower/blower. Any body ever have trouble with this, and if the chute was cold, so it would not melt the snow, would it throw farther ?
Have any of you ever redirected the heat away from the chute, and if you did, how did you do it ?

Just another foolish question I am wondering about !!

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Posted February 09, 2016 - 06:58 PM

I was wondering the same thing on the 195 LGT. Have only used the blower for about 15 minutes; so I don't know the answer. It never plugged up during this time. I have a piece of sheet metal ready to make a heat shield if necessary.


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Posted February 09, 2016 - 09:41 PM

I have had a different problem with my JD 212 with the snowblower. I get snow coming into the motor area from the grill.  So I put a piece of cardboard in front on the grill.  No more snow on the motor.

You could put a piece cardboard on the front of your grill and see if it helps.

 

good luck and stay warm


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Posted February 09, 2016 - 09:59 PM

All mine tend to exhaust and vent it the sides. Little to none out the front.
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Posted February 09, 2016 - 11:14 PM

I don't have a problem with the heat affecting the operation of the blower.  My problem is if I don't get that slushy stuff completely cleaned off, which is nearly impossible, before putting it away it freezes, causing problems with the shute rotation next time I go to use it.  Have to spray it with that windshield de-icer stuff.


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Posted February 10, 2016 - 08:40 AM

I don't have to worry at all about that down here!


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Posted February 10, 2016 - 05:24 PM

Maybe spray it with Pam cooking oil or something like that to lubricate it so the snow doesn't stick? Works on a dogs belly so why not in a snowblower?
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Posted February 13, 2016 - 08:14 AM

Well I don't have a snow blower but I do have a issue when I mount the blade on my 1250 CC. The front exhaust blows right on the blade especially when I have it up...the sound is wicked tho but not good on the paint.

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Posted February 13, 2016 - 08:21 AM

I spray them with either Pam or silicon spray.
Whatever I have in my hand.

Couple of guys here have use a spray for mower decks that TSC sells, think one or two guys mentioned using a spray designed for grain chutes.
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