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first time snowblowing

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dav
Well, it finally snowed enough to try out the blower on the Big Ten! I've been trying to get the blower sorted out for a while now. It's a single belt model that I got at the last show of '03 in Ct. I read nasty comments here about three belt blowers and decided to pass on several that I ran across. I broke the pulley on the front of my parts tractor taking it off so I have a slightly smaller after market one. It seems to do quite well. Still haven't rigged up a lever to the pto so I just pushed it on before I got on the tractor. Have a barbell shaft (cut to 16 inches-arbitrarilly chosen length) with a homemade weight of about 30 pounds on it. Had to add about 15 more pounds to get it balanced right. I was quite surprised at how far the machine throws snow...and how fast the wind blows it back! Got one chunk of something solid that made a dark blot in the discharge after shaking the heck out of the tractor. Other than that, it was easy and, dare I say it, FUN!! NOT that I want to do it again, NOSIREE. But since snow is inevitable in New Hampshire, well you know Wonder if I should temp fate by selling the snowshovels?

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mowerman1193
Yes they will throw that snow pretty good..and if your lucky you will have the direction of the wind in your favor...otherwise you will look like a snowman real fast... I did learn that if I adjust the shoot/spout down some that it doesn't blow back at you nearly as bad...

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ehertzfeld
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Originally posted by mowerman1193
I did learn that if I adjust the shoot/spout down some that it doesn't blow back at you nearly as bad...
But it's so cool to watch how far it throws!!!:D:D:D

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