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Winterized?

Just wonder, when Lauson advertised their engines as 'Winterized', exactly what does that entails? Is it just the heater box around the carb?

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Exactly...and no air filter... logic being it's for snow, so little or no dirt/dust to worry about. MH
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Was the heater box there to protect the links and butterflies from freezing up? Mine has a label that warns against using the heater box in temps above 32F.

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Not sure why that would be.? The heater box does keep linkage from freezing, also warms up the engine faster. I never take mine off on any of my other blowers. MH
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How often would you have snow above freezing?

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How often would you have snow above freezing?
It can happen..in late fall and late winter. October and March/April.
although usually if its above freezing and snowing, say 34 degrees, the snow is very wet and slushy, and doesnt build up thick enough to require the use of a snowblower..you dont get 6" of snow at 34 degrees..you get a thin layer of very wet slush..no snowblower required.

So it can, rarely, snow above freezing.
but using the snowblower above freezing is ever rarer..
so rare in fact, that IMO it statistically never happens.

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It can happen..in late fall and late winter. October and March/April.
although usually if its above freezing and snowing, say 34 degrees, the snow is very wet and slushy, and doesnt build up thick enough to require the use of a snowblower..you dont get 6" of snow at 34 degrees..you get a thin layer of very wet slush..no snowblower required.

So it can, rarely, snow above freezing.
but using the snowblower above freezing is ever rarer..
so rare in fact, that IMO it statistically never happens.

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It happens all the time, It snows over night when the temps are hovering in the 20's, then during the day the temp gets in the mid 30's, you need to blow snow and it's above freezing, not so uncommon. Short durations of sunlight during the day as the temps get into the mid thirties isn't necessarily enough to melt the snow, especially with the lower trajectory of the winter sun.

EDIT: After I wrote this I realized that tonight is perfect example of the situation I'm describing. It's -8 degrees right now with a 50% chance of snow, tomorrow's high is 36 degrees. So if it snows tonight folks all over the twin cities could be snowblowing in temperatures above freezing.

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How often would you have snow above freezing?
Like the other guys said - you'd be surprised. Get that late April Minnesota snow one night, 6" + of wet stuff, and then next day it's sunny and 50 degree's. The snow has to go..... Except you're doing it in shorts!

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I can see where those scenarios may happen, but unless you do not encounter a refreeze situation, or accumulations that the warming will not take care of, I usually don't operate the machine. I guess I am inherently lazy in that way.

The only time I might run it in t-shirt weather, is to move it from the garage to the barn. And then maybe to run the fuel tank dry.

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If you look closely at the "winterized" they not only had the carb heat box which also enclosed part of the muffler to give heat but there is also a wrap around tin shield blocking the fins of the cylinder and motorto keep heat in and snow out. It would wrap from the carb box accrossnthe crank side of the motor and behind the gas tank.
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