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Snowblower operation tips and tricks.....

I've read a few things recently that made me stop and think. Like if there's a little snowfall you have to blow faster to fill the impeller. I never thought about that before, but it makes sense.

I knew my old machine fairly well and what to expect from it. The last small snow storm we got, if you can call it that, I was going slow so I could get used to the machine.

What's some tricks you guys use to get a more effective blow, I think my technique could improve.
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impeller mod, throws even small amounts of snow even if wet and heavy.
turning a machine with a solid axle, keep it in gear and lean on either handle to the direction u want to turn

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Good idea for a thread, My tip is for turning a solid axle blower, If turning left just lean it to the right and it will turn easily as the left tire loses all traction and just spins as you turn. OH and do the opposite to turn the other direction.... Just sayin LOL

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^^^Related: Never blow against the wind.


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You'll have the speed gears and everything else down pat after a couple of storms. You'll find out quick how the unit handles to your preferences. It is a machine and an individuals understanding that give each unit its sweet zone of operation.
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^^^Related: Never blow against the wind.
Yeah, but sadly, sometimes there is no choice . . .
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Yeah, but sadly, sometimes there is no choice . . .
Sad, but true. Especially on small postage stamp lots like we have here.
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^^^Related: Never blow against the wind.
Ya don't tug on Superman's cape,
you don't blow into the wind,
you don't tug the mask off the ol' long ranger and.....

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If you have a friction wheel style transmission always shift it into the highest (fastest) gear when parking. This advise is a little off topic for operation but it takes stress off the spring on the friction wheel and the shift cable so they don't get stretched out. Especially important when storing it over the summer but good habit to get into any time you're parking it.

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