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Paddles wearing down

Just some observations on my first SS and the paddles. I noticed I've reached the wear hole but it actually seems to be working better as far as gripping and pulling itself thru situations where it didn't do so well before like smaller EOD's and packed snow where I've had to blow the snow ahead and then re-blow it off to the side. It also is breaking up the tire tracks better where the car has driven. It also seems to blow just as far so I wondering how much further do you guys go once you hit the wear mark? I'm sure I can get thru the rest of the season but would rather change them out when it's not so cold like this summer.

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I believe some automobile tires give better performance as they wear down but your worn paddle observations are surprising. New paddles have a larger outer diameter than worn ones and should in theory offer more propulsion and throwing ability.

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Don't be overly concerned. When they wear down enough you'll be pushing that blower through all the snow it missed.

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I believe some automobile tires give better performance as they wear down but your worn paddle observations are surprising. New paddles have a larger outer diameter than worn ones and should in theory offer more propulsion and throwing ability.
After thinking about it some more the only thing I can deduct is the paddles aren't flexing as much the shorter they get causing it to bite better. I did notice it's not cleaning down to the pavement quite as good.


My next question would be are the extended life paddles worth the extra cost?

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Just some observations on my first SS and the paddles. I noticed I've reached the wear hole but it actually seems to be working better as far as gripping and pulling itself thru situations where it didn't do so well before like smaller EOD's and packed snow where I've had to blow the snow ahead and then re-blow it off to the side. It also is breaking up the tire tracks better where the car has driven. It also seems to blow just as far so I wondering how much further do you guys go once you hit the wear mark? I'm sure I can get thru the rest of the season but would rather change them out when it's not so cold like this summer.
I wouldn't worry about it. the paddles will wear down with the scraper.

Monitor the scraper and when it needs changed change both.

The only thing that matters is the gap between the paddles and the pavement and the back of the bucket. Once that gets too big the performance will suffer.

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