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(ET) Blower in wet snow
Snowed again here at Boo manor. That nice heavy wet snow that falls
about 2-3 inches deep but weighs a ton.
Once again took the E20 thru it. Glad I had the chains; they're noisy,
but they totally end the slipping problems.
This time I was blowing the stuff that causes clogs. Snow poured out of
the chute like wet soup. When I swung the chue from left to right, it
clogged. So I stopped and took a look:
Yep, totally packed with snow. However (once the auger stopped) I was
able to push it out of the throat from below with no problem. I wound up
with a perfect cylinder of snow. No snow stuck in the throat; it's as
smooth as glass. What happened was it stuck to the top part of the chute
(painted) then when I turned the chute that snow stayed there and
clogged the tractor.
So if you don't turn the chute while blowing, the tractor doesn't clog.
I really do think that POR15 is a great idea in the chute throat.
That #5 battery is getting worse; the last half I was running with it's
light on (indicating it was under 5.3 volts) and current draw kept going
up. Need to replace it, and wire in those Hawkers.