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Ronald Hribar

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Ronald Hribar
I have a 36inch snowblower mounted on my 7117 with 20 hp Magnum. Son in law was using it first and he said it wouldn't blow. So I switched tractors and snowblowers with him. He was right, it doe not blow snow. So I took 7inch pulley off the snowblower and put on a 5inch pulley and as long as i kept it full it would blow fairly well. But it acts like it is sticking to chute. I've heard this before, but never happened to me. I then added 2 pieces of rubber to the impellor. The pieces werw 2" x6 "x 1/2' thick. I then gave it a severe test. I drove it into snowbanks that had been plowed off driveway. It made the 20hp go to the govenor but it blew snow. I lost on of the rubber pieces and now am looking for a piece of heavy belting that I can fit to discharge chute. I may have to reline chute so that impellor fits contour of chute.

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ehertzfeld
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Originally posted by MPH
Ron, if you can find an old semi-truck mud flap I think you may have it. Thinking of doing that on my 42 inch if the paint ever gets hard.
Yep that is what I ment.:D Elon

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dratkinson
You can also use the replacement rubber/belting pieces (about 18" x 3" x 1/4") made to replace the worn impellers in the old single-stage 2-cycle Jacobsen snowthrowers. I think they are about $10 per piece. These pieces also work well bolted to the back of an 18" shop broom and make a nice squeege to remove ice/snow from the garage floor. /r David in Denver

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