Drift Cutter Bars - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 23 Old 02-19-2015, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Ken05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Lansing NY
Posts: 56
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 2
Likes (Given): 4
Likes (Received): 11
Drift Cutter Bars

The drifts this year have been really getting big with all the wind we are getting.

I checked around the local dealers and none of them stocked the drift cutter bars so I made some out of some scrap aluminum angle I had.
They really help a lot!
Also from reading this forum I decided to tack my engine and found it was only turning at 3200r's so I bumped it up to 3500 to still say conservative but it did make a noticeable difference in throwing snow.

Good forum - learning good practical things here.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	WP_20150218_006.jpg
Views:	147
Size:	397.7 KB
ID:	42977   Click image for larger version

Name:	WP_20150219_001.jpg
Views:	179
Size:	341.1 KB
ID:	42985  

1978 Ariens 924032 Teardrop repowered with a 1992 Tec 8 hp.
Ken05 is offline  
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Thanks, 4 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Thanks Surge thanked for this post
Likes Bob E, detdrbuzzard, PixMan, Kiss4aFrog liked this post
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 23 Old 02-19-2015, 09:55 PM
Senior Member
 
94EG8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 465
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 3
Thanks (Received): 48
Likes (Given): 1
Likes (Received): 44
I've seen guys use old bars from chainsaws as well, the cool thing about them being you don't need to drill any holes in them.
94EG8 is offline  
post #3 of 23 Old 02-19-2015, 10:14 PM
Moderator
 
Shryp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 4,159
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 196
Likes (Given): 6
Likes (Received): 250
Quote:
Originally Posted by 94EG8 View Post
I've seen guys use old bars from chainsaws as well, the cool thing about them being you don't need to drill any holes in them.
Scary thought. One of those old style blowers, auger rakes exposed, self driving with no safeties and chainsaw bars as drift cutters. Hope no one puts chains and sprockets on the drift cutters.

Please direct all snow blower questions to the forums and not to me with PMs.
Shryp is offline  
post #4 of 23 Old 02-19-2015, 10:20 PM
Senior Member
 
micah68kj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: S. C. Pa. 39.755928, -77.577766
Posts: 4,897
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 139
Thanks (Received): 273
Likes (Given): 373
Likes (Received): 917
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken05 View Post
The drifts this year have been really getting big with all the wind we are getting.

I checked around the local dealers and none of them stocked the drift cutter bars so I made some out of some scrap aluminum angle I had.
They really help a lot!
Good forum - learning good practical things here.
I applaud your ingenuity. I have made them from mild angle that is used in hanging garage door opener track. Works great. I have a Toro 521 that I actually have the real deal. Haven't installed them yet though. Need snow to use them..

Joe

Sent from my junky old Hisense 7" tablet that I can barely see.
Toro 724
Toro CCR 3650E
Toro 5/21 sold
Ariens 5/22 ss ..Sold
Ariens Sno Tek 7/24 sold.
Old green plastic snow shovel... Sent.to shovel Heaven
Old quarry shovel for ice.
New.green shovel
micah68kj is online now  
post #5 of 23 Old 02-19-2015, 10:44 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Coastal NH
Posts: 657
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 30
Thanks (Received): 40
Likes (Given): 27
Likes (Received): 44
I almost added bars to mine this week too, gonna have to make some when I get time ;-) Great job.

The meltdown is under way ...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


91' Toro Powershift 824/Predator 301cc
05' Toro 3650/ 6.5 RTek
Pathfinder13 is offline  
post #6 of 23 Old 02-20-2015, 09:00 AM
Senior Member
 
Kielbasa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 610
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 3
Thanks (Received): 26
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 98
Nice job with the driftbars. Sort of reminds me of some one elses machine.

I actually made my new Caesarstone drift bars maybe 1" longer then the Corian bars. When I was out clearing 2 storms ago, I noticed that they really help with tackling a snow drift when I take the machime and go side to side with it. They will knock down a drift really good, BUT...... I should have made them about 4" (+) longer. They would help by knocking the drift down sooner.
Kielbasa is online now  
post #7 of 23 Old 02-20-2015, 10:20 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Syr NY
Posts: 646
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 70
Thanks (Received): 57
Likes (Given): 425
Likes (Received): 139
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shryp View Post
Scary thought. One of those old style blowers, auger rakes exposed, self driving with no safeties and chainsaw bars as drift cutters. Hope no one puts chains and sprockets on the drift cutters.
Sounds like a cool add on for a Bobcat . The auger drive gear is right there any way If I get up to camp this winter I'll suggest it to my buddy , he doesn't have any of those chain guards on his machine , should be a simple add I know he has a couple of worn out bars from his chain saw
< insert long disclaimer here >

Phil

Ariens 2 foot SHO

Last edited by 1894; 02-20-2015 at 10:32 AM.
1894 is offline  
post #8 of 23 Old 02-20-2015, 10:51 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Canton, Ct
Posts: 117
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 5
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 8
Likes (Received): 5
I was a bit lazy and did not put my drift cutters on yet. I mainly use them to prevent me from scratching the machine up against some large boulders that border one side of my driveway. The cutters rub up against them and also knock down the drifts that form against those rocks. This thread was a good reminder to put them on before the next storm.
Surge is offline  
post #9 of 23 Old 02-20-2015, 10:56 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: North Coast
Posts: 9
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 2
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 1
Likes (Received): 1
I just bought some Ariens drift cutters from Jacks, took about 4 days, and 20 plus shipping.
Orangeman05 is offline  
post #10 of 23 Old 02-20-2015, 11:07 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Central Massachusetts
Posts: 247
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 14
Thanks (Received): 17
Likes (Given): 36
Likes (Received): 31
local dealers in central MA were all out of them too. I ordered a set from Jack's online, only to find out later that they're back ordered, (date keeps being pushed out) after they charged my credit card!

2010 Ariens Deluxe 27 (921012)
250cc B&S (1150 ft lbs)
Loco-diablo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome