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Posted December 14, 2017 - 03:36 PM

Last year my single stage was clogging constantly and wouldn't throw very far at all.....I put rubber pieces on the auger to take up the gap and painted the inside of the chute.......So far this year, throwing twice as far and no clogs yet. Haven't had any real heavy stuff though. 

 

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Posted December 16, 2017 - 11:28 AM

Hehe, who says the manufactures are that smart, and if putting rubber kits on the blowers and throwers to make them move snow better, why are the manufactures not doing that. ???

 

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Will offer this suggestion as my brother just tried it on an older Simplicity snow caster he has and said it made quite an improvement.  He used the plastic from a larger ice cream pail and lined the inside of the chute with it - he drilled two small holes in the metal on the chute side by side in a few spots and then ran a small piece of mechanics wire through holes in the plastic and the chute to wire the plastic in place.  His chute was round inside whereas yours is rectangular but you could probably cut and heat the plastic a bit with a heat gun or hair drier to shape it to your chute.  The plastic from a windshield washer container might also be cut and shaped easier to your chute as they are more rectangular and still smooth.  just suggestions that might help to keep the snow flowing easier.   
 


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Posted December 16, 2017 - 11:49 AM

A kids crazy carpet for snow fun would work good. I have crazy carpet on one of my wooden snow plows. No snow of any type sticks to it. More ideas to think about, thanks.

 

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Posted December 16, 2017 - 12:05 PM

A kids crazy carpet for snow fun would work good. I have crazy carpet on one of my wooden snow plows. No snow of any type sticks to it. More ideas to think about, thanks.

 

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Posted December 16, 2017 - 12:31 PM

I also just added rubber to my JD 37A unit and have
purchased a 38 tooth drive gear for the auger to speed it up.
The chute on the blower was also very short so I extended that
8 inches also.
Want to try it to see how much better it works but then again if it never snows
again I’d be alright with that too.
Enjoyed reading all of the ideas and comments on this post.

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Posted December 16, 2017 - 03:20 PM

My thinking is that , if you speed up the auger, it will take more hp to run it when the thrower is loaded with snow, but if you slow the ground speed of the tractor down that will help. So, if the engine does not have the power to run the auger when full of snow , the engine rpm will slow down, decreasing your throwing distance.
Is my thinking reasonable members. Just a thought.

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Posted December 16, 2017 - 04:27 PM

A kids crazy carpet for snow fun would work good. I have crazy carpet on one of my wooden snow plows. No snow of any type sticks to it. More ideas to think about, thanks.

 

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​Picked up one of these today when I was in town - http://www.canadiant...5201p.html#srp 

 

Figured for $5.00 it was worth a try - it is quite thin and flexible so it should be easy to form to the inside of the chute on my Bolens snowcaster. 


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Posted December 16, 2017 - 05:10 PM

Ah ha. That will work. I just need to get a yellow one. Hehe.

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Posted December 16, 2017 - 05:34 PM

Ah ha. That will work. I just need to get a yellow one. Hehe.

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But green is supposed to be better for the environment isn't it?


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Posted December 20, 2017 - 06:40 PM

So, I still have my tin cover that I made on the thrower. And used it today with out the snow carpet. It seemed to help, snow was still soft but crunchy. Have to wait for a good snow fall. And I’m not really looking forward to that.

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Posted December 21, 2017 - 10:26 PM

My thinking is that , if you speed up the auger, it will take more hp to run it 

 

Yes that is very true. This is why I went from 12hp. to 21. There is no way your going to run this 48" single stage effectively with 12hp. 

The more snow you can feed into a single stage the better they work.  


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