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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-16-2017, 03:05 PM
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My snow blower limped long enough to get by. Belt slipping so had to do gear 1 of 5 and then it did not move the snow out like usual. Belt used to be 1/2" wide, now, kinda less and ready to break. We will not have any more snows this season so I have time.

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-16-2017, 05:40 PM
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My snow blower limped long enough to get by. Belt slipping so had to do gear 1 of 5 and then it did not move the snow out like usual. Belt used to be 1/2" wide, now, kinda less and ready to break. We will not have any more snows this season so I have time.

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Bought a new snowblower two years ago. First winter it sat in box because it didn't snow enough to open it. Opened it this year and added oil to the engine but no gas. Didn't use it this year either. Last time it was reported we were 23 inches under the average snowfall this winter. Last year about the same here in North Canton, Ohio. When I lived in Moscow, Pa. it snowed and stayed on the ground all winter long.
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My snow blower limped long enough to get by. Belt slipping so had to do gear 1 of 5 and then it did not move the snow out like usual. Belt used to be 1/2" wide, now, kinda less and ready to break. We will not have any more snows this season so I have time.

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I keep 2 spare impeller / auger belts and 1 spare drive belt "in stock", along with a few shear bolts. Replacing either belt only takes 10 minutes max. Snowblower is 30 years old, and built like a tank. 10 HP, electric start, track drive, 6 forward, 2 reverse speeds. Other than belts, not many problems with the old beast in the 30 years I have had it, other than it spitting out all the balls all over the driveway from a failed impeller shaft bearing a few years ago. Found a new bearing on Amazon for $30. Half hour to replace, and back in business.

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Spare belts and cables kept in stock and handy. Shear bolts and wrenches stored on board. Since I picked up the F250 a few years ago the snowblower doesn't get the workout it used to. I am a big fan of the V plow.
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Somewhat unusual, Buffalo and points north caught the brunt here. My workplace was a mess in the northtowns, southtowns home wasn't awful at all.

Explorer had to plow through a couple of drifts, but nothing it couldn't handle competently with its snows.

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