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New Platinum 24 SHO - Caught a tarp

I was just about finished cleaning up around 14 inches from the first March Nor-easter here in Northern NJ and was getting ready to go to Florida for a week. I was near my truck and sucked the edge of a frozen tarp into the rake. It yanked the blower to the left and wrapped itself around the bushing. It ended up bending the bucket out and pulling the rake support bushing completely out of the rake itself. I left for Florida and while I was gone another 21 inches fell. When I got back, I disassembled the bucket and removed the rakes and gears. One bolt from each rake support twisted off upon removal. Are these self-tapped when installed? I ended up drilling them out and re-tapping all the holes on the rake support bushings. This took me a couple hours since I need to get an easy out that fit.

Anyway, it was a nice day, so I pulled it apart, massaged it back together with high precision(that's sarcasm), bolted it all back together and it seems to be working fine. Both of my neighbors stopped by.

I have to say the disassembly couldn't have been any easier. Also, I did notice that gas dripped out of a vent or something when I was tipped backward so I propped it back up. Here's the entire story from my security cams in 2 minutes.

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Wow, I need to cut back on the coffee after watching that.

Glad it came apart smoothly and is back up and running.

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Reminds me of a Aventure with Bill, from the Red Green show.

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I have a light duty plow on my truck that makes short work of apron and parking spot, it just can't clear the walkways. Also, my neighbor used his blower to clear a spot for my car and he shoveled the path to my steps! Of course, when I'm home and he's at work, I clear his driveway in case his wife needs to get out. She has two small children to look after and if she had some kind of emergency and was stuck in the house I'd feel awful.
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Wow, I need to cut back on the coffee after watching that.

Glad it came apart smoothly and is back up and running.

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I was going to add a very high energy music bed for it but waved off at the last minute. You'd have needed a Red Bull and a 5 Hour Energy to keep up then.
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Hello Mal,

I am glad the wind was not howling when you did your repair.


Your right Powershift 93, both Red and Bill would be proud.
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Hello Mal,

I am glad the wind was not howling when you did your repair.


Your right Powershift 93, both Red and Bill would be proud.
That particular camera was stuck in night mode, i.e. black and white. That probably helped your perception.

I also didn't figure anyone would want to watch it in real time without me setting up one of the real cameras and doing a proper video as I have on some of the other vids on my channel. I only thought about recording it after the fact.
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