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RE: (ET) level the snow blower
I'm due for some rust work on the battery boxes that I'm going to do this
spring when installing the new controller. I can feel the tractor itself
flex when going over uneven ground, maybe that isn't normal? I'm not a
welder so I have to get the tractor over to my body guy and then strip it
Front bracket would refer to the lower bar that the blower goes on? I
haven't noticed any wear or flex on that bracket. I'll take closer look at
the blower itself. I want my body guy to make me some "wings/drift cutters"
for my blower to make it a little wider. I have my wheels flipped out so my
chains don't scrape the battery box (they are large truck chains) and they
are a bit wider then the blower width. I. think a piece of steel of the
appropriate thickness that has a lengthwise crease so you can bolt it to
the side of the blower and it sticks out at a shallow angle about 1.5
inches and is somewhere between 36" and 48" tall.
This weekend I was carving tunnels through the plow pile at the end of the
driveway , the snowblower didn't have a problem with it until I covered the
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Subject: RE: (ET) level the
Sounds like wear on the front bracket, or the blower frame is flexing from
Mine is now, due to rust on the bottom. Side to side float should not be
about an inch. However, every blower is heavier on the one side, and a
amount of this (half an inch) is normal. The whole idea is to clear so
that the back tires are on basically dry pavement. Half an inch is OK, but
2" on one side and you may get stuck. Temp fix is add an old wheel weight
back of the blower on the light side. Even a coat hanger will work to try
but you add weight to the lift.
You can TRIPLE up the strap on the blower by adding another roller opposite
first, and adding one more pin. The blower is VERY heavy.
When the batteries get low, the thrower will clog more (it's turning
From: Jeff Tickner [mailto:JeffT softlanding com]
Sent: Monday, December 08, 2003 9:44 AM
To: elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu
Subject: (ET) level the snowblower
This is my 3rd year using the snowblower so even tho I don't wax my chute I
rarely have problems with clogs. I cleared my driveway in southern NH 3
times this weekend and I just vary my speed to keep the blower loaded
depending on how much accumulation. I can't wait for the Alltrax controller
with infinite speed adjustment.
My question is, how do you keep your blower parallel with the ground? The
right side of my blower rides up because it's so much lighter then the left
side with the electric motor. I've been considering removing the right
spring but it seems like the lift has enough trouble picking it up (I do
have the strap doubled back). Some times the right side will not go all the
way down unless I push on it with my foot.
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