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Speed variance. Why?

I run my machine in first gear all the time but found it kind of slow the other day in that heavy wet snow we had - even with all the snow out of the chute. So I shifted to 2nd to get her done. Is it maybe the friction wheel that slips in sloppy weather - or is it something else.
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Time to tip it up, pull the pan and take a look in there.
If it seems slower but it's constant it's not likely to be water. Usually slipping from water will come and go and not be constant. Maybe the adjustment on the friction wheel slipped a bit ?


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Start easy and check your tires and the air in them. Then, make certain the throttle is at full speed.

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I would check the friction disc, its components and/or adjustments, or a possible drive belt condition/adjustment.

Just a note, but always good to check your tire pressure, having them both the same. I usually keep mine about 3 lbs. under max inflation. Mine are also X-Trac and SnowHogs snow treads.
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