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Any way to get ST824 to throw wet heavy snow?

I have a big ol' 32" ST824. It won't throw the snow we get around here. Useless for that. Quite a machine otherwise, tho!

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8 hp is pretty marginal for a 32 inch blower, but an impeller kit would solve the problem with slushy snow...just take smaller bites and you'll be fine. You can get by just modifiying half of the impellers and still get good results.
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Interesting! How do I modify the impellers? Bend them?

My engine is a replacement. I see it says 202cc. I don't know the HP...
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202cc is definitely marginal for a 32" bucket as you're probably looking at about 6-6.5 HP.

Search for "impeller kit" on youtube and you'll see what it entails.


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Thanks! I just looked. Looks like adding rubber paddles. I'll consider it!
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I have a big ol' 32" ST824. It won't throw the snow we get around here. Useless for that. Quite a machine otherwise, tho!

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My Info has a ST824 as a 24" Machine, unless the auger was swapped out.

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My Info has a ST824 as a 24" Machine, unless the auger was swapped out.
Yes, by defination a ST824 has a 24" wide bucket. that's what the "24" in 824 stands for.
8 = 8HP engine
24 = 24" bucket.

If it says 824 on the handlebars but has a 32" bucket, then at some point someone replaced the bucket.

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The only model number I see on it says 924042. Someone else on this forum said ST824 in response to a question so I thought that was the 'short form' model.

My machine has a replacement motor. 202cc, which I guess is more like 6 HP. So at 32" I need all the snow throw efficiency help I can get! I ordered the Kit.
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