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I'm with you on the no throttle control deal. I wonder if that's an EPA thing? Wide open or nothing just feels weird.
I don't think it's EPA so much as saving money on the cheaper machines by not needing the extra linkage on the governor. For personal use, I wouldn't buy a machine without a throttle control unless I knew I could add one, as I always warm up small engines at idle.
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We have SNOW !! It's too warm to stick but they are really big beautiful flakes. They are hanging onto and covering the leaves still on the trees, looks wonderful. Just seems way too early for it. Was out cutting grass in the front yard last evening and vacuuming and brushing the pool. Time to shut the pool down for sure.

I agree on the throttle control, I think it's just cost.

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Yes, I also like the throttle control for idle instead of stopping the machine. It's in the 40's at night here so no snow yet, probably another month. I crawled up in the attic this afternoon and brought a 20 amp wire down, cutting holes in the upper hallway and kitchen sheetrock. I'm resting for a bit and getting ready for another round soon. I'll bring that wire into the crawlspace of the garage next and run it down to the dedicated outlet for the fridge.
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Was just in the shed, looking for antifreeze to store my camper. Also took a quick inventory of oil, since its getting close to time to break out the snow machines and give the once over. Have a recoil on a Ariens path pro that needs replacing.
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I don't think it's EPA so much as saving money on the cheaper machines by not needing the extra linkage on the governor. For personal use, I wouldn't buy a machine without a throttle control unless I knew I could add one, as I always warm up small engines at idle.
I thought i read a while back that some engines didnt have throttles control, since the engine was certified at a certain rpm for emisions. Along same lines as a un adjustable carb on small ope, like some chainsaws and mowers with the limit caps on them.
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Fluid Film ?
I picked up a couple of cans of Fluid Film at Lowes. Interesting stuff. I cleaned off the grease with alcohol and coated the impeller, auger, housing, and chute with it.



I'm curious how the Fluid Film will hold up to the snow, and whether it affects the snow-blowing efficiency any. It's pretty slippery stuff.

I know that folks around here swear that spraying some kind of oil in the chute helps prevent the snow from caking, but I've never noticed that it made any difference. I think that's more a function of temperature than anything else. But I guess lubricating anything reduces friction, so maybe it does.

I also sprayed the underside of the lawn mower deck while I was at it. I have a hunch I'll wind up regretting that when the grass shavings stick to it. But that's why power washers were invented.

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started out fitting our vehicles for the winter.

each vehicle has a cb radio

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a blanket and shovel, air pump, tools, tire chains.

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I also have a revolving flashing amber light that i can plug into the cig lighter. I know this is illegal but it has helped in the past to get people out of the way when I am trying to get to an exit when the road is closed ahead and we know of a back way around.


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I never get that ready... Shovel, windshield scrapper, blanket, gas line anti-freeze, lock de-icer, mittens and cat litter at the most.


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Was just in the shed, looking for antifreeze to store my camper. Also took a quick inventory of oil, since its getting close to time to break out the snow machines and give the once over. Have a recoil on a Ariens path pro that needs replacing.
How do you like that Path Pro? I'm a fan of the single stages.

Wake me up when the snow's done...
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How do you like that Path Pro? I'm a fan of the single stages.
I have 2 of them, both the larger engine, one e start, one without, both have remote chute control. My oldest, from december 2013, has had new fuel line since it completly degraded within 2 years, and also redoing the recoil rope this year. It has some plastic cracks from vibrations. Second one abiut 2 years newer, is holding up better. They throw snow with authority, and start quickly. But they dont handle slush as well as a Toro ccr or any of there singke stages. It freezes and clogs chute . But i love the engine acess. Thats a weakpoint in toro, you have to dig to get to the engines.

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