I have a question regarding snow blowers= especially for those of you who have retrofitted one brand of snowblower onto another type tractor and run into rpm conversion problems.
My question is this- what happens if the snowblower rotates too fast?
The reason I ask is that I have a restored snowblower and a repowered tractor with more than a bunch of new power. I was thinking maybe "speeding up the fan" - slightly,- a responsible amount, ever so slightly, just for giggles, to watch the snow fly further. By speeding the fan blade up (not the auger)- I was going to add one tooth to a drive gear and subtract one from another in the second stage chain, giving no more than a 10 percent increase in speed. I wasn't going to increase the auger speed, just the fan that throws the snow (this is a 2 stage blower btw)
Then it hit me, why not add a tooth or two to the main gear drive and speed it all up just a tad. I'm not talking some irresponsible 200% speed increase or something, just a tad here or there for fun- again 5%? 10%.
This is a blower I restored several years ago. All bearings and chains are new.
My goal is to throw snow as far as possible. If it breaks, the snow will melt in several days anyway. I live in the south, where a snowblower is more of an oddity and novelty, so this is just a fun project. I'm looking for maximum possible snow throwage.
Increased drive fan speed? Better chute design? Thoughts please!