Bought a snow blower

Re: Bought a snow blower

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:29 am

Beast Indeed!!!
You better keep small dogs and cat away from the front of that thing!! :shock:
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Re: Bought a snow blower

PostBy: lzaharis On: Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:44 pm

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I'll see your Cub Cadet with my Swiss railway self propelled Beilhack railway snow clearer,
and my snow bulldog.
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Re: Bought a snow blower

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:46 pm

Dirty Steve wrote:
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They certainly make quick work out of alot of snow. I call this one The Beast. It is more like an artillery piece with my gravel driveway!!! :rambo2: :lol:


Is that unit a 2 stage or the newer 3 stage ???
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Re: Bought a snow blower

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:54 pm

Sweet Mama! MSRP on that bad boy is $2,400! It's a beast OK.

Years ago I thought that 8HP was as much as you'd ever need on a walk behind snowblower....until I got my 11 1/2 HP Ariens. Your John Deere is 13HP. Super! You're going to enjoy that. Of course, you may have guaranteed no snow for the next twelve months ;)

Heated grips? You're a spoiled brat! *GiGgLe*
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Re: Bought a snow blower

PostBy: Dirty Steve On: Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:05 pm

2 stage. Bought it 4-5 years ago. It really is too big. Especially if lifting it to turn on the ends of driveway alot. But it is fun for a while.
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Re: Bought a snow blower

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:20 pm

Dirty Steve wrote:2 stage. Bought it 4-5 years ago. It really is too big. Especially if lifting it to turn on the ends of driveway alot. But it is fun for a while.


At least it is equipped with power steering or you would need help to turn it around !!
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Re: Bought a snow blower

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:58 am

Dirty Steve wrote:
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They certainly make quick work out of alot of snow. I call this one The Beast. It is more like an artillery piece with my gravel driveway!!! :rambo2: :lol:


How many ex-wifes have "gone missing" because of that beast?

Can I borrow it occasionally? You know, for "snow" removal.
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Re: Bought a snow blower

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:00 am

Dirty Steve wrote:2 stage. Bought it 4-5 years ago. It really is too big. Especially if lifting it to turn on the ends of driveway alot. But it is fun for a while.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beXPpObKWFo

This your lawn mower, to complete the set?

A monster of a machine there.
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Re: Bought a snow blower

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:38 am

Freddy wrote:Sweet Mama! MSRP on that bad boy is $2,400! It's a beast OK.

Years ago I thought that 8HP was as much as you'd ever need on a walk behind snowblower....until I got my 11 1/2 HP Ariens. Your John Deere is 13HP. Super!


I guess that explains the 1332 model number. I knew it was 32" wide, but wasn't sure about the engine output. I am looking forward to see how it does in fresh snow.
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Re: Bought a snow blower

PostBy: Sting On: Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:09 am

Thats a nice machine - I have had an 826 for years and years and it just keeps on blowing. Since moving I have been using the truck on the yard, and put the 826 to task on the 400 foot driveway. Neighbor asked why and I replied it was good exercise vs just spinning the wheel and pushing the clutch. But the real reason to use it on the driveway is too reduce the snow berm so it don't drift shut - and maybe so I can finally wear it out and get a modern walk-behind machine with power steering and heated handles too!

Kind Regards
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Re: Bought a snow blower

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:48 pm

After discovering that my new snow blower had bolts installed for shear pins, I decided to replace them with the proper pins and make sure the auger was not seized on the shaft. Well, the auger was not seized, but those bolts sure were. I ended up getting them loose with heat and Kroil, but I was sure glad I was in a warm shop instead of out in the snow! Both bolts were bent, which certainly did not help the removal process.

All greased up now, the next time I need to change a pin it should practically fall out.
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Re: Bought a snow blower

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:57 pm

My snowblower that goes on the front of my tractor takes 'shear bolts'. You can see the grooves in mine. My thumbnail is in the second groove on the threads.
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Re: Bought a snow blower

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:07 pm

I remember having to install new auger flites on a John Deere (Ariens) snowblower where someone at Fort Indiantown Gap Military Reservation had installed grade 8 bolts as they were tired of replacing the shear bolts. Lucky for them the bolts only sliced the fliteing & did nothing to the shafts or gear box. It was alot of labor to get the whole asm. out to replace the augers.
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Re: Bought a snow blower

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:12 pm

windyhill4.2 wrote:I remember having to install new auger flites on a John Deere (Ariens) snowblower where someone at Fort Indiantown Gap Military Reservation had installed grade 8 bolts as they were tired of replacing the shear bolts. Lucky for them the bolts only sliced the fliteing & did nothing to the shafts or gear box. It was alot of labor to get the whole asm. out to replace the augers.

My Father In Law had a nasty habit of doing that very thing.
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Re: Bought a snow blower

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:12 pm

David, I only decided to do this after going to the JD dealer to get a pack of shear pins to have on hand. The package was clearly marked with the model number...and they looked a lot different than what was installed in the unit. My concern was that the prior owner may have used a higher grade bolt than required.

I am going to put a fresh spark plug in it as well, the one in there looks original.
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