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#1 akretowicz OFFLINE  

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Posted November 10, 2011 - 07:27 AM

Well, here she is wearing her winter gear. Serviced the blower with a few shots of grease, adjusting drive chain tension, and will wire wheel and paint the inside of chute today. The 110 is fully serviced and ready to go! I put tire chains on after I took photos.

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Posted November 10, 2011 - 07:46 AM

Looks good! I hope I don't need one of those down here this winter.

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Posted November 10, 2011 - 08:00 AM

Now for some white stuff to play with. No hurry tho...

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Posted November 10, 2011 - 08:15 AM

Now for some white stuff to play with. No hurry tho...



You got that right! Just because I have a fire extinguisher in my home don't mean I want a fire! LOL!

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Posted November 10, 2011 - 08:25 AM

You got that right! Just because I have a fire extinguisher in my home don't mean I want a fire! LOL!


AMEN! I can wait, we'll have lots of time.

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Posted November 10, 2011 - 08:29 AM

Looks good. Do the single stage blowers throw the snow pretty well? Call it wishful thinking but I usually wait until the snow is flying to put mine on. I get everything serviced and make sure that I have gas but I don't put the blower on until I have to. Gary

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Posted November 10, 2011 - 08:38 AM

Looks good. Do the single stage blowers throw the snow pretty well? Call it wishful thinking but I usually wait until the snow is flying to put mine on. I get everything serviced and make sure that I have gas but I don't put the blower on until I have to. Gary

Not a clue. This is my first tractor mounted blower. I have heard the single stage blowers work terrific in dry, loose snow. Not so good in heavy, wet snow. Then again the same thing can be said for any blower, single or two stage. Here in ND our snow is almost exclusively dry anyhow. She should serve me well. I also have a plow on my four wheeler.

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Posted November 10, 2011 - 08:52 AM

Looks good. Do the single stage blowers throw the snow pretty well? Call it wishful thinking but I usually wait until the snow is flying to put mine on. I get everything serviced and make sure that I have gas but I don't put the blower on until I have to. Gary

Based on my experience last year with my first GT mounted blower on my 318. I would say the single stage does well depending on the type of snow you have. Powder blows very well. Slushy snow not well at all. The single stage seems to work better the deeper the snow is.
Since you don't have a slinger to throw the snow you need to keep the auger loaded. Guaging ground speed to snow load is the key.
An ideal scenario would be to have a second tractor with a blade to move the 1" snows and heavy wet slushy stuff.

We got 2" of heavy wet stuff tuesday night, I did not blow it. It melted yesterday.

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Posted November 10, 2011 - 10:06 AM

Looks good. Hopefully you won't need to use it for a while.

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Posted November 10, 2011 - 10:20 AM

Nice, if I end up with this 317 I hope to find a blower for it as well.

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Posted November 10, 2011 - 11:31 AM

You look ready. I find that I like to use a blade for most snow falls. On a gravel driveway I can scrape it down and keep ice to a minimum. There's nothing like a blower for large snowfalls though.

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Posted November 10, 2011 - 11:37 AM

You will enjoy the blower. The single stage is a good unit if you follow JD Dannels good advice in his post. Hope it gives you many fun hours in the seat.

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Posted November 10, 2011 - 12:07 PM

You will enjoy the blower. The single stage is a good unit if you follow JD Dannels good advice in his post. Hope it gives you many fun hours in the seat.

There! I installed the plow on the wheeler and sanded and repainted the inside of the discharge chute in the blower. This is my snow fighting equipment.

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Posted November 10, 2011 - 12:41 PM

There! I installed the plow on the wheeler and sanded and repainted the inside of the discharge chute in the blower. This is my snow fighting equipment.

There You Go!! wish I had a Quad to supplement my 318 blower!

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Posted November 10, 2011 - 01:23 PM

One other quick tip: Rode Hard and put up wet applys to your blower too. When you put it away be sure to get all the ice slush and snow out of the works. For two reasons, you don't want it melting on your garage floor and you don't want it freezing, so when you put it in gear it shears the shear bolt(Keep a couple extras on hand).
JD Brian says he prefers the blade and I agree most of the time. The problem I see with a blower is that more often than not the place where you need to pile the snow is upwind of you and you look like the abominable snowman when you get off the machine. It's normally cold enough without blowing snow down your neck.
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