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wantedinct

Should have did this last winter

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wantedinct
Well i just had to try it, i was tired of hearing that ugly noise you get when the snow-thrower becomes a rock-thrower. [img]/club2/attach/wantedinct/snowblowerwheels1.jpg[/img] All i can say is that it works great !! No more digging the shoe's into the gravel letting the snowthrower sink until all *%!! breaks loose. [img]/club2/attach/wantedinct/snowblowerwheels2.jpg[/img] I just put the hydro-lift into float and i can steer fine.

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PhanDad
That's a great implementation of an idea that's been kicking around for a while - and now folks know that it works. Wish I had that set up years ago when I tried to snowblow my Mom's gravel driveway - like you said, the shoes dig in and then the noise starts. If you live where the ground doesn't stay frozen all the time, and you want to use a snowblower, your "invention" is a must. Hope you have plans/parts list - I'm sure you'll be getting requests.

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wantedinct
Kent, the wheels cut right through the snow, and the blower stays right at 7/8" off the driveway. Originally i was going to mount the wheels behind the housing but i would have needed a much smaller wheels, and my thought was that they would'nt roll in the snow very well. So far this set-up has worked great.

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ehertzfeld
Hey Eric, I hate to be the one to point out somthing thats wrong. And by that I mean that green and yellow thing you have in your gararge! Looks great. BTW how far are you from the BJ's in North Haven? I go there from time to time for work. Elon

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ehertzfeld
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Originally posted by wantedinct
Elon, That green thing is my father-inlaws, a friend of his gave it to him, (not running) so i had to fix it up for him. I'm about 5 minutes from bj's
Ok we'll let that go this time!:D:D:D If I know in advance, the next time I go to BJ's I'll let you know. Elon

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Wishin2BMowin
Now that's a great idea! This is the first winter I've had my Simplicity 3212H with a 42 inch blower. When I used it on Monday, like you I had some troubles digging up the ground up pavement that I use in my driveway. I was thinking of welding some metal on my skids to make them work better but the wheels are a much better idea. I have a set from an old walk behind blower that should do the trick. Did you mount them on your skids so they can be adjusted?

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Bunky
That looks like it's gonna work great I will wish I had them before this years over... If the weatherman is right all my snow will be gone in the next coupld of days and I will have to start over....

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Jason
Hi That is a neat idea! With the wheels on the blower, how low can you blow snow off of your drive way with the blower? What I mean is how low can you lower the blower to remove snow,without picking up rocks. Very nice looking unit you got there! Take Care Jason B

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