Overnight EOD, hard, ice, blowers ride over, use hand scrapper
In NJ this was a wet heavy storm. Using my 10hp blower I never got a clog, almost many times! But tried to prevent it by letting the impeller and chute clear out before releasing the auger handle.
However, the town plowed the streets overnight, I heard them but slept knowing it was going to be difficult but not expecting what I encountered. I tried 2 10hp blowers, both rode up and over without doing anything. One was a very front heavy real John Deere with a super creeping 1st gear and chains. I got out the flat metal scrapper and started chipping away then used the blower. Screw it. I started up my 500 lb. cast iron long heavy beasty powerful with a 12hp cast iron Kohler Gravely Convertible, the front is so heavy you have to make an effort to get the front off the ground. No problem. Scrapped it, ate it away, digested it, and spit it out.
I hate to use it, so long and bulky, beast to steer, but I hate to sell it though it's worth much more than a $1,000+. It's a 1970s model I've had since 1978. It does have it's uses. Best to go to a commercial operation, a business, snow plowed, or someone with land that can use all of its attachments.
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