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post #61 of 115 Old 11-12-2019, 01:01 PM
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32" fell here yesterday and last night and it's still lightly snowing now.

I'm on my third tank of gas.

My road is still not plowed as of noon.

First 12" pass

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180" to a rare 350" of snow per year (Alberta Clippers & Lake Michigan), 644' gravel driveway, 2 vehicle parking areas, 500' of trails around small house with an unheated garage.

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Originally Posted by Snowbelt_subie View Post
we got 4-5" on the ground now . played with the honda and the toro snow commander its a pretty wet snow here. the snow commander is quite weird compared to other single stages as when you pull the handle to engage the auger it tips the whole blower forward so the paddles touch the ground.

well time to get more blowers out of the shed once i can as i only have one in the garage now and i need it for my house lol
How did the Snow Commander handle the heavy stuff?

Wake me up when the snow's done...
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Originally Posted by gibbs296 View Post
How did the Snow Commander handle the heavy stuff?
It was ok kind of clunky to use I think I prefer a regular ccr. It cleaned real nice down to the pavement.

I was more impressed with the hs624 it was blasting through the eod that had to be close to a Ft with ice mixed in. The throwing distance was impressive. I have had hs724s and 924s come through before but I never got to use them before they were gone.

Only thing I dont like about the honda. The controls are pretty low. It almost seems made for a tiny person lol

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post #64 of 115 Old 11-12-2019, 08:11 PM
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Enjoyed some 55 degree weather today, 60 tomorrow while you folks east of here are freezing! Hang in there. Warm weather is on the way. We are due our next winter weather this weekend in Denver.
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the weather guessers changed their minds and now say we got 9.2 inches total, it was closer to a foot of snow in my area
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Soon after Tekkie emerged from her long summer slumber, the pains of hunger gnawed deep within her. Foraging for snow became her top priority...

She didn't have to wait long...
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We got 20 cm in Montreal and found a used snow blower last nigh and fixed it today to do my driveway!! Very happy with this fast fix!!
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After the first 8" early yesterday morning (I cleared the driveway then) we got another 4" of lake effect snow this morning!
So we now have a solid foot on the ground..
I dont think im going to bother to clear the new 4" with the snowblower though, because the forecast says low 40's (+5C) every day next week, starting Monday. For today, I'll just strategically shovel the areas where people need to walk.


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First snow of the season this week, didn't pull out my blower yet decided to just let it be as it will likely be gone in a few days anyway. Have no sidewalks so not an issue there for pedestrains, and seeing my BOOT on my broken leg comes off next week i will be ready to go from then on.

End of last season after the last run i replaced all the oil with synthetic as part of my maintenance routine, shut off the gas valve & bought a new spark plug but didn't install as i couldn't find my gap tool and seeing i was putting the machine to bed for the season i figure i could do that right before the season. I can lube some parts when i replace the spark plug, then run it for 10 minutes just to get things running before the really cold weather sinks in.

Getting excited about the new season and being freed up with my mended leg, so let it snow, let it snow, let it snow........

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32" in 48 hours here in Leelanau County, Michigan
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