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    Re: Snowblower


    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-12R View Post
    One guess what's wrong with my father-in-law's blower:]
    Tecumseh Snow King?

    If they are at all low on oil, rocking them back for the EOD pile often results in a broken con rod, which then punches out the case.

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    Re: Snowblower

    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    No-good piece of shit one year-old snowblower won't start. Seems like it's not getting gas despite the fact I put Sta-Bil in it.

    Sigh...
    Stopped using that crap decades ago.
    Since then I store with TruFuel in everything, 100% satisfied since

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    Re: Snowblower

    Quote Originally Posted by zxme View Post
    Stopped using that crap decades ago.
    Since then I store with TruFuel in everything, 100% satisfied since
    Its expensive but I don't use my equipment enough to not use it but none of my stuff has failed to start because of fueling issues. I definitely recommend switching to anyone that hasn't.

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    Re: Snowblower

    Quote Originally Posted by obsolete View Post
    Its expensive but I don't use my equipment enough to not use it but none of my stuff has failed to start because of fueling issues. I definitely recommend switching to anyone that hasn't.
    Even my DRZ400sm gets the old gas sucked out every year and 2 cans of Trufuel.

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    Re: Snowblower

    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    Man that thing looks like it blllllllllloooowwwwwwwwwwwwwws
    That it does. 1800 tons per hour. Actually a baby compared to the Oshkosh trucks. Those will move something like 8,000.

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    Re: Snowblower

    Quote Originally Posted by zxme View Post
    Stopped using that crap decades ago.
    Since then I store with TruFuel in everything, 100% satisfied since
    Next door neighbor bought a new Ariens. Every year he couldn’t get it started. Never heard of Sta-Bil. So every year the dealer would pick it up and replace the carb.

    Before last winter gave him a couple gallons of no-Ethanol fuel, so it ran. Haven’t seen it yet, bet he used it in his mower.

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    Re: Snowblower

    For awhile I was using Sunoco 260 GTX straight from the pumps at the race track; 98 octane, no lead, no ethanol, $11/gallon. Cheaper than the box store trufuel cans of any size.

    Recently I started removing the ethanol from 5 gallons of 93 octane pump fuel. I've got a few small engines sitting in the shed that have this fuel in it from leaf cleanup. This spring should be interesting when I go to start them.
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    Re: Snowblower

    I have a snowblower up on the marketplace .

    250 to any NESR member in good standing .

    Original owner , think it’s 12 or so years old .

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...47810552063771

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    Re: Snowblower

    GC's pro tip: make sure the ignition switch is in the ON position before you spend an hour in the freezing garage trying to figure out why it won't start.

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    Re: Snowblower

    Quote Originally Posted by golden chicken View Post
    GC's pro tip: make sure the ignition switch is in the ON position before you spend an hour in the freezing garage trying to figure out why it won't start.
    pro tip #2...never turn the ignition switch off and never pull the key out...ever...just turn the gas valve and let it die...i've had the ignition switch freeze in the off position after i removed the key with an older single stage snow blower...i never touch it anymore now

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    Re: Snowblower

    Screw Ariens. Someone needs this for their driveway.

    https://municibid.com/Listing/Detail...MSV-Snowblower

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    Re: Snowblower

    Quote Originally Posted by e30addict View Post
    Screw Ariens. Someone needs this for their driveway.

    https://municibid.com/Listing/Detail...MSV-Snowblower
    Bet that would make short work of nhbubba's driveway without bending his tractor up

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    Re: Snowblower

    Quote Originally Posted by tls25rs View Post
    Bet that would make short work of nhbubba's driveway without bending his tractor up
    True. The auction will be closed for a year before he would make up his mind if it made sense or not though.

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    Re: Snowblower



    Shots fired!


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    Re: Snowblower

    Quote Originally Posted by e30addict View Post
    Screw Ariens. Someone needs this for their driveway.

    https://municibid.com/Listing/Detail...MSV-Snowblower
    My buddy has the Holder brand of this machine. Quite an amazing snow machine (heated cab, AWD, articulation, PTO snowblower), but purpose-built for sidewalks. Could use more width on it for residential use. Weighs at least 8000lbs so no parts will be cheap or easy to replace. And coming from a municipality, it will need major repairs to all hydraulics and the frame from salt use.

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    Re: Snowblower

    Well, my budget Ariens 824 is now a single stage blower.

    A rock wedged itself between the auger and scoop and something in the gearcase let go. Hoping it's just a woodruff key...

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    Re: Snowblower

    Quote Originally Posted by Point37 View Post
    pro tip #2...never turn the ignition switch off and never pull the key out...ever...just turn the gas valve and let it die...i've had the ignition switch freeze in the off position after i removed the key with an older single stage snow blower...i never touch it anymore now
    Pro tip #3: when you get a snow thrower, zip tie or safety wire the key to the machine so you can’t lose it!

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    Re: Snowblower

    Quote Originally Posted by B440 View Post
    My buddy has the Holder brand of this machine. Quite an amazing snow machine (heated cab, AWD, articulation, PTO snowblower), but purpose-built for sidewalks. Could use more width on it for residential use. Weighs at least 8000lbs so no parts will be cheap or easy to replace. And coming from a municipality, it will need major repairs to all hydraulics and the frame from salt use.
    I mostly posted that as a joke. Is a 50" blower really that much different then what most people would mount on a small tractor for driveway use though?

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    Re: Snowblower

    Quote Originally Posted by Point37 View Post
    pro tip #2...never turn the ignition switch off and never pull the key out...ever...just turn the gas valve and let it die...i've had the ignition switch freeze in the off position after i removed the key with an older single stage snow blower...i never touch it anymore now
    Yes. That's how I kill the blower and in the winter I leave the key on. I must've turned it off last spring for whatever idiot reason made sense in my head at the time.

    Once I figured out it was a self-inflicted issue, I took the key into the house and wrote RUN and OFF on it with a sharpie, then put it back into the blower in the RUN position.

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    Re: Snowblower

    Quote Originally Posted by butcher bergs View Post


    Shots fired!

    Nah. I'm the same way. Obsess and research every angle and then can't make up my mind in the end. Choice paralysis.

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    Re: Snowblower

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Pro tip #3: when you get a snow thrower, zip tie or safety wire the key to the machine so you can’t lose it!
    if you never turn it off you can't lose the key cause you can't pull it out

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    Re: Snowblower

    Quote Originally Posted by Point37 View Post
    if you never turn it off you can't lose the key cause you can't pull it out
    I always turn mine off by shutting the fuel off

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    Re: Snowblower

    Quote Originally Posted by Point37 View Post
    if you never turn it off you can't lose the key cause you can't pull it out
    What's this pulling out you speak of?

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    Re: Snowblower

    Can't seem to remove the key when it's in RUN, so I'll just leave it that way forever now.

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    Re: Snowblower

    Just unplug the wire from the switch. All it does is ground out when the key is pulled. Unplug it and you're back up and running.

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