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Check this out. Homemade diesel snow blower

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That brings the question : are (or were) there any factory made diesel snowblowers ?

I know of diesel portable generators (my father has one) and diesel manually operated soil compactor (my father in law has one) so perhaps other small engine devices (maybe including snowblowers) have/had them ?

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this one has been shared here once already.
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That brings the question : are (or were) there any factory made diesel snowblowers ?

I know of diesel portable generators (my father has one) and diesel manually operated soil compactor (my father in law has one) so perhaps other small engine devices (maybe including snowblowers) have/had them ?
i doubt it. have you seen the price tag on a diesel engine like that? a diesel engine like that almost costs as much as the snowblower with a gas engine on it so you would almost have to double the price of a machine to sell it with a diesel on it which doesn't seem practical for the little if any difference you would see.

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I love it. Diesel is a great powerplant for this application, problem is, the engines are very expensive. I love the idea.
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Great idea and a very nice conversion. Worth every penny I think
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but i think the bigger question is how much is the shipping? none of them show a shipping cost and generally with heavy stuff it costs quite a bit to ship. i would also be a bit concerned about finding parts if ever needed. plus do any of those come with intake air heaters? definitely need to heat the air coming into the engine or it is going to be very miserable to start on a very cold day.

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"I know what i'll do..I'll make a completely unnecessary major modification, that no one wants or needs, then I'll sell it for $500 *more* than the unmodified original version! brilliant!"


ummm. no, not so much.


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A little research shows that 178F engine is only about 7hp. So it's no more powerful than the original engine, just might have a bit more torque (so it's harder to bog down badly, but won't move snow any faster). IMO, a complete waste (and won't save enough fuel to recoup the conversion costs).
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