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#1 Jazz OFFLINE  

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Posted November 24, 2016 - 01:55 PM

This pic the blower unit is in the down and engaged position. It's almost 2" off the ground. The skid bars are raised high. Just looks wrong to me and not too effective. Any comments or ideas welcome

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Posted November 24, 2016 - 03:07 PM

If you have a gravel driveway, then you want the blower up atleast an inch. Finish clean up with a plow blade. I usually leave alittle snow on the drive so that the frost doesn't go as deep. Makes spring thaw less of a mess. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted November 24, 2016 - 05:46 PM

Augar should be above the ground

Does the blower housing touch the ground?

Do you have a side pic


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Posted November 24, 2016 - 06:00 PM

The first few snow falls are the one's that I don't like. If there's frost in the ground before it snows it's not as bad.If the ground is soft under the snow the shoes dig in and you pick up lots of dirt gravel etc; [ you have to keep the blower lifted up ] If there's frost in the ground you can let the blower ride on the skid shoe's , so long as there in the lowered  position. I usually have mine set to 3/4 " to keep the cutting edge off the ground. After a couple of blows the snow builds a packed base and then I raise the shoes up and let the blower sit on the cutting edge. Remember this is on a gravel driveway. If you have a paved/concrete drive then you can set the blower as close as you want.


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Posted November 24, 2016 - 07:13 PM

Why is it that everyone that pours a cement drive or sidewalk puts the joints straight across?  Every blade and thrower will catch on the joint eventually.  Why don't they put them at a 15-20° angle so shovels, blades and throwers will slide over them?  Just a thought.


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Posted November 25, 2016 - 06:32 AM

Augar should be above the ground

Does the blower housing touch the ground?

Do you have a side pic

Blower housing does not touch ground. Its 2" above ground. The hammer is laying under the housing with room to breath and housing is set as low as it will go. I only have my walk behind to compare it to and the walk behind sits less than 1" above ground. I will have to try it next dump of snow we get. I have used the walk behind the last 3 snows to make sure I put it back together properly.


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Posted November 25, 2016 - 08:40 AM

Ok when you say housing do you mean the auger /and the impeller, If thats what your referring to I would'nt worry about that as when your moving forward the snow will build up inside the blower, the snow will be pushed and drawn into the center impeller and thrown out the chute.Of all the one's that I've owned over the years the auger/flites  [don't] touch the ground ,you don't want them to touch the ground,they'll get bent plus make the blower bounce and break shear pins etc:.If you look at the inside of the blower where the flite's turn they look like there pretty close to the inside of the blower housing.


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Posted November 25, 2016 - 06:24 PM

The auger and impeller are mounted to the housing we are talking about

The whole blower will not go lower than 2 inches off the floor without the feet installed is what I gather

Should go lower than that for level to downhill slopes.

Almost sounds like a lift linkage problem

Are all them the right length and hooked up properly



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Posted November 26, 2016 - 09:01 AM

The auger and impeller are mounted to the housing we are talking about

The whole blower will not go lower than 2 inches off the floor without the feet installed is what I gather

Should go lower than that for level to downhill slopes.

Almost sounds like a lift linkage problem

Are all them the right length and hooked up properly

 Brain fart??Thats why I asked, what was the real problem. Definately if the whole unit stays up off the ground for sure it's linkage problems.Need to figure out whats wrong and not set up properly. Pics of the linakges etc: would be helpful.


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Posted November 26, 2016 - 10:22 AM

Augar should be above the ground
Does the blower housing touch the ground?
Do you have a side pic


I put the belt cover on,, that should keep belt from falling off. I did not realize it was to be used with blower as blower is not listed on cover

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Posted November 27, 2016 - 07:42 AM

Are those the orginal feet

By the picture it appears the one should go up more to lower the unit

The houseing should not touch the ground especially on gravel and uneven surface 

2 inches is a little much

​You could file the slots longer to lower it about 3/4 of a inch 

As stated before to do nice job you need to finish up with a snow blade or shovel

Don't want flying objects

What does the manual say about skid shoe height


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Posted November 27, 2016 - 07:56 AM

Should be closer to an inch. I think the shoes just need lowered?

Have you used one of these units before? They are snow relocators, not really snow throwers.
They don't do bad, and seat time trumps shovel time any day, but don't expect 30'

I have a video and some pics somewhere on here...
Let me look

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Posted November 27, 2016 - 08:02 AM

Here is the vid.
http://gardentractor...e-3#entry255589

Start at 1:25 to see the blower working right.

And look carefully to see the left behind snow. There is an inch in places, scalping in others.
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Posted November 27, 2016 - 08:32 AM

well I guess i will take a gander at the snow relocater manual. I installed it just the way I got it, not changing position of any linkage or length of rods since PO obviously knew the machine and took care of it. The skid plates only move up as far as I have them .We are getting unseasonably warm weather again this week. No snow for a week but that could change living on the big lake.


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Posted November 27, 2016 - 08:46 AM

If thats what I can expect to see from a sears blower ....I'll be extremely happy.  No way would the Simplicity 3515H tackle that stuff that good. 

 

 

BTW what I did to adjust the height of my blower was lift it and set it down on something to hold it about 1/2-3/4" off the ground, then adjusted my feet or slides. 


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