Anyone else have a 1336PRO that seems mostly useless?
Probably a 2002-2004 machine if I had to guess.
I found a rant buy a guy called NHMatt on another forum about what an epic POS this machine.
Lots of useful information on the first few posts, then as most threads with hundreds of replies, it spirals into idiocy. Thread ended in 2007 or so.
Yesterday this thread prompted me to join here.
I bought a 1336PRO on craigslist from a mechanic last year hoping to clear large driveways faster and really just hammer out small driveways in 10 minutes or less. This is NOT the case.
Motor runs great, drives great, but doesn't blow worth a crap.
I have a 926LE which is an absolute workhorse. The 926 blows 30-50 ft and can take down nearly anything from 1 inch to 24 inches and nearly anything at the end of a driveway.
Has impeller kit installed.
This thing will blow water.
It is beyond incredible.
It is stupid fast.
It seems to blow even harder when the bucket is full and nearly to the point of bogging down.
Great power to weight ratio.
If you're familiar with these 1336PRO machines or own one or have done any mods to make it work better I'd be excited to hear what you've done. Anyone with the 1336DLE or 1336LE have any of the same issues?
I HAVE installed an impeller kit, new skids.
But it seems to drive too fast for anything other than an 1-3 inches of fluffy snow.
Then the bucket fills up and needs to stop to finish unloading.
In heavier or denser snow, it rides up on top and won't dig in.
I'm thinking 13HP should be enough to move some snow but have been seriously disappointed.
We had back-to-back 10 inch storms last week here in NH.
Snow was reasonably wet/ heavy
Day 1- 1336PRO took 50 minutes on 1 driveway. Worked so bad and couldn't cut through plow berm I had to shovel 3 ft the berm to "break-through", then go side-side up her driveway, then up/ down the hill because 1336PRO couldn't climb hill and blow at the same time.
Day 2- 926LE same customer, less than 30 minutes, up, down, rinse, repeat. Done.
I'm looking at changing either drive pulley or driven impeller pulley to make it spin faster and hopefully empty the bucket without losing torque or other performance characteristics.
I was looking at some online engineering pulley calculators yesterday and think I have about 75% of a plan formulated.
Anyone know if these were only made for light duty sidewalk/ mall cleanups or can they be used for any residential/ commercial use with some significant accumulation?
I'm going to by a meter to measure speeds of shafts on each machine shortly - wondering if there is any difference or significant difference with auger/ impeller speeds from the 926 vs 1336.
I'll try to get some video tomorrow.
Or should it "fall off the truck"?