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Hi mib

I took advantage of 15 minutes of free time today and some sunshine and went for a walk with the new blower... honestly I don't know what I was complaining about. The Autoturn handled great, there wasn't any snow, but I already know that won't be a problem. I have added some weight to the front and ArmorSkids since last time. I did notice that even in 1st gear it's much faster than my other blower, so I kept it in 1st for today. Does the Platinum pulley ratio that spins the impeller faster also speed up the drive? I do have quite a few tight turns for the driveways and sidewalks that I clear so I will likely keep it in 1st gear for those events. I may have been chasing the blower the first time out and that is why it felt more out of control. I never had any problem with long runs or wide turns, so I'll keep the upper speeds for the straightaways.

Hope you too find some success with your blower. good luck

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Hi mib

I took advantage of 15 minutes of free time today and some sunshine and went for a walk with the new blower... honestly I don't know what I was complaining about. The Autoturn handled great, there wasn't any snow, but I already know that won't be a problem. I have added some weight to the front and ArmorSkids since last time. I did notice that even in 1st gear it's much faster than my other blower, so I kept it in 1st for today. Does the Platinum pulley ratio that spins the impeller faster also speed up the drive? I do have quite a few tight turns for the driveways and sidewalks that I clear so I will likely keep it in 1st gear for those events. I may have been chasing the blower the first time out and that is why it felt more out of control. I never had any problem with long runs or wide turns, so I'll keep the upper speeds for the straightaways.

Hope you too find some success with your blower. good luck
I wish more people would do exactly what you did and take their machine out and get used to it before they actually need to use it in a storm. I believe many users would have different opinion and be much more proficient if they did. Everyone knows the saying: practice makes perfect.

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Hi mib

I took advantage of 15 minutes of free time today and some sunshine and went for a walk with the new blower... honestly I don't know what I was complaining about. The Autoturn handled great, there wasn't any snow, but I already know that won't be a problem. I have added some weight to the front and ArmorSkids since last time. I did notice that even in 1st gear it's much faster than my other blower, so I kept it in 1st for today. Does the Platinum pulley ratio that spins the impeller faster also speed up the drive? I do have quite a few tight turns for the driveways and sidewalks that I clear so I will likely keep it in 1st gear for those events. I may have been chasing the blower the first time out and that is why it felt more out of control. I never had any problem with long runs or wide turns, so I'll keep the upper speeds for the straightaways.

Hope you too find some success with your blower. good luck
Wheel drive is off a different pulley, so is not affected by SHO pulley. You can always adjust the shift linkage to get a slower 1st as well (it might be wrong out of the box - my Plat 24 SHO crawls in 1st . . .)
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Hi Tadawson

Thanks, yes I made the adjustment to slow it down at the beginning of the season. It seemed like it was moving too fast to allow smooth control it was always getting away from me. It behaves much better now.
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