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Bobcat Feeder Assembly Problem

Hi all. Hoping that one of you may be able to help with an issue I've run into with my Bobcat Snow Blower. I ran across a piece of metal that jammed the second stage. In the process of prying it out I snapped a roll pin (which I replaced). When I used it again, rather than braking when i bumped my fence, the roll pin snapped.

Is there something I need to adjust? Use a higher quality roll pin? Etc?

Ps. I'm lucky to have picked up a 2nd Bobcat that I could use for parts (although I'd rather restore it).any help would be fantastic.
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When I used it again, rather than braking when i bumped my fence, the roll pin snapped.

Snowblower jammed.
You un-jammed it but broke a roll pin. You replaced it with a roll pin from where ??
Did you compare the size and thickness of the remains of the old pin to the new one ??

Blower fixed, using it again and you ran into a fence and the pin snapped ??

I don't understand the part about "rather than braking" (breaking?)
What was supposed to brake ??

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I (believe)i broke the roll pin that's closest to the chain while using it as leverage while prying the object out of the paddle.

I got the new pin from menards. While the size was correct, the quality didn't seem to be up to par.

Usually of something jams the snowblower will stop before the pin actually brakes. I'm just attempting to determine how to fix/readjust it back to normal.
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Roll pins are designed to shear off and break instead of breaking more vital parts.

Im not sure what year your snowblower is but more then likely the roll pins now a days are deffinatly not the same quality as 20 years ago.

If it was mine, I'd look for a heavier duty roll pin. but that also depends on how thick and solid the piece of fence you hit was. My 77 bob cat will not stop spinning until I disengage the blades or break a part. No matter the size, there is no safety feature back then lol.
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Mine has jammed before and the engine always kills. I've never had any problems with the roll pins until now.

Agreed about the quality of the roll pins 100%
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My BearCat had a clutch assembly that would slip when the augers jammed. It sounds like that doesn't work for the impeller though? I thought that power for both of them went through the clutch but it's been a few years since I've seen the mechanicals.
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Does it loon like this?
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I don't believe so. I'll post pictures in the morning
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My BearCat had a clutch assembly that would slip when the augers jammed. It sounds like that doesn't work for the impeller though? I thought that power for both of them went through the clutch but it's been a few years since I've seen the mechanicals.
That's what mine did prior to my prying.
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Does it loon like this?
Yes, mine did, more or less. The clutch is under the orange shroud on the far left of the picture. I guess it does drive only the augers.
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