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Snowblower Hours per Use

OK guys, couldn't find much in the posts, so I will start a new one. Now I know it depends on the storm and size of what you clear, but what is the average time you use your blower per snowfall? Now this has been and EXTREEMLY snowy winter in Chicago, so my blower got a lot of use. For the big snows, I do 6 city houses, 2 being corner lots with side drives that I clear, and 6 houses of alleys. With the larger snows, I also took the blower and did 3 alleys and houses 1 being a corner for my FIL. I would say my AVERAGE this winter was 2 hrs per snow, some being less, and when I do the alley, some being 4hrs. None is commercial propert, I'm just a GREAT neighbor, and LOVE this stuff...lol

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My driveway, light snow, 4-inches, about 15 minutes. If I do the neighbors on each side, about 15 min addl, each. Add cul-du-sac, approx 1/2 hour. Medium snow, 8-inches with drifting, double the times.

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they make hour meters you can put in. it's takes the guess work out of it all.: eek:

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This year I put probably 10 hours on my machines. Can't wait till the grass turns green again!

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Hey powershift93, I know, but why spend extra money on a meter, this was just a thought....was interested in how much we all really use them...not a big deal...
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I blow out my 2 driveways, all around the house, to my woodpile, birdfeeders, my shed, my garage 100' away, my deck (going up 4 stairs) 44'x22', my 2 catch basins on the road, Usually takes me 3 1/2 to 4 hours with my 1990 JD TRX26 (track drive). I have a back up 1987 Bolens 824 ........just in case........
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Hey powershift93, I know, but why spend extra money on a meter, this was just a thought....was interested in how much we all really use them...not a big deal...
I have them on all of my machines. because you have to adjust the valves at certain hours. they are only 25.00 bucks.

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i can do my 60' driveway and tiny backyard in about 1.5 hours. only takes so long because i have absolutly no were to blow the snow except straight in the driveway. just enough room for a car with houses on both sides. anything more than 6 or 7 inches and i wind up scrathcing my heard with 3' piles at the end of the drivway.
when i finally reach the sidewalk i'm happy to run the blower corner to corner. it's good to help neighbors.
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My 32" Ariens takes about an 1 1/2 hr. to do my 600' drive and parking for about 6 cars.
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I have them on all of my machines. because you have to adjust the valves at certain hours. they are only 25.00 bucks.
Can you give me the rundown on what is involved in installing one of those hours meters. None of my equipment has one. Not my riding mower or my outboards or my blowers. I wouldn't mind having one on the mower. The outboards are two strokes so they really don't need one.

Most people are going to do whatever they want. What I find entertaining is how people justify what they do.
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