EarthWindandFire wrote:Here are a few pictures of my Lil' Red snow blower. Strange, but I can't wait for a blizzard!
Every year I can see who got a new snow blower when we get that first inch or two. I am telling myself it will all be melted in a day or two but new snow blower guy is out there blowing away. You will be “that Guy” this year.
EarthWindandFire wrote:Speaking of time, I'm researching hour meters right now. Any suggestions?
Sendec has a lot of options. It can be a simple vibration activated one that has a self-contained long life battery. These are nice because they just get screwed or glued on and that’s it. The downside is any vibration will get recorded like pushing the unit around even though the engine is off. They make meters that pick up off the spark also but that requires wrapping a small wire around the plug wire. The best option would be for the manufacturer to install one but they probably feel that snow blowers get very little run time in a season and therefore would be an unnecessary expense.
I would guestimate your annual usage at about 5 hours, no more than 10 and as long as you change oil once a year all will be good. If you want to be a little fanatical, and I would not blame anyone who is, spend $25 when you change oil and get an oil analysis done. I have started with that this past year and I send samples from almost anything (not the deep fryer), they can put your mind at ease or make you wonder why your engine or gearbox is self-destructing from within.
Have fun with the new toy.