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My B-112 is a snow monster!

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Man, does this thing blow snow... we've gotten about a foot of snow so far here in Western MA and it's still coming down. I just couldn't wait any longer, so I fired the tractor up, turned on the lights and went to work. This thing has a 42" blower on it and it just eats snow. It must blow it 25' through the air. It's just incredible! I kept expecting some sort of problem... but nothing. This is absolutely the best snow machine I've ever owned! And the oldest! Just goes to show, they don't make em like they used to!

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Guest Jef
So glad hear of another satisfied customer of the Simple AC family.

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... I probably have close to a foot also. The way it's blown and drifted it's hard to tell. Some places it's 4-6 inches and some places it's 18-24" -- looks like the worst is over though ... I had a blast playing in it, though I had my typical "Murphy's luck" from being poorly prepared. As I was cutting through the heavy stuff the city plow had left in the end of my driveway, I slung the snowblower belt. (It came with my tractor, so I have no idea how old the belt is.) I put it back on, only to sling it again in about 5 minutes. This time it goes all the way behind the pulleys, so I have to take them off also. The belt's now noticeably worn by going down behind the pulleys. Of course, the belt was who knows how many years old and I didn't have a spare. So, in the middle of a whiteout, I rush (i.e. 20MPH in 4WD with low visibility) to the dealer (Agway farm supply) trying to get there before he closed at 5:00... only to find he'd closed early. So, I try the local hardware, no luck. On to the only gas station open in this weather, where I found a narrower automotive belt 55.5" in length (compared to OEM 56.1" and a 1/2" wide).... Maybe this will get me through the weekend! By the time I got home, got the belt and pulleys on and everything adjusted, the areas I'd already cleared had another 2-3" on them, so I had to do the whole thing over. Luckily the skinny belt stays on, so, not to be cheated out of my fun I did a couple of older neighbors driveways while I was at it -- a couple hours of blowing snow, all totalled... It's so much fun when the snow is 8-10" deep, and it kicks the governor in on this little 10HP, making that throaty growl and throwing a huge stream of snow 25-30 feet... But, for the first time, I ran into more snow than it wanted out by the street, where I had between 15-18" of the plowed heavy stuff. Though the new belt stood up to it, the tractor couldn't handle a full bite, even in low gear -- in those places where I had to cut a full width, I had to keep clutching it to let it catch up with the volume of snow, or it would clog the chute. Great thing about hyrdraulic lift, though, is that you can use it to pick the blower up and shake it enough to clear almost all the clogs. This fun made the whole belt episode seem worthwhile! Now, if this temporary automotive belt will only last until the dealer is open next week so I can get a real one -- nope, make that two belts so I'll have a spare and don't go through this again! Thomas's Corollary to Murhy's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

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The slowing down for really thick stuff is why I love the hydrostatic for blowing snow. I only wish I had one of the newer foot controlled models. My hands get pretty busy, trying to juggle all the controls.

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