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Re: (ET) corded blowers
the radiator fan motors are typically rated at 200-300 watts, not
torquy, so I expect they won't have the oomph I'm looking for. I was
surplus furnace fan motor 2/3 hp as a corded version, but again, I doubt
it has the
power to get the job done.
Something like a 240-volt AC air compressor motor would probably have the
and power to do the job, though the cording would probably become
mom does have a welder plug in the garage (from my days there), so access
be a problem.
I have seen a Toro unit advertised as being able to handle up to 10 inches
That would be a big advance over the Sunbeams I had some experience with
past, where 3 inches was pretty much the limit to effective operation.
Having weaned my mother off gas mowers, she has become a real advocate of
electric mowers, and that has saved me a lot of maintenance trips. I'd
accomplish the same with an electric snowblower. It doesn't have to
blizzards (the neighbours with their 10 hp gas blower can deal with that a
of times a season), but does have to deal with the mound of snow left at
the end of
the driveway by the roadplow.
Corded has the attraction that I would not have to rely on her remembering
Hmmmm, maybe an E10 with a 36-inch blower...ah well, it's nice to dream.
Or a JD
E90 with some kind of custom front-end - like two of those Toro corded
by-side with a 36-volt DC motor driving them. Sorry, gotta get back to
Date sent: Wed, 31 Dec 2003 13:15:17 -0500
From: wombat <wombat dssinternet net>
To: elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu
Subject: (ET) corded blowers
> Afternoon, Daryl: I've used a couple of the "powershovels", they are
> small (16") single stage jobbers, work well for light snow - also used to
> use them to dig down to the mailbox when we got snow (not like now) as it
> was easy to climb to the top of the pile and cut downword.
> Just a thoughtr, how about something like the motors cars use for
> radiator fans ? Too small, maybe ?
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