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Here we go again!

Well, looking outside right now, I'd say we got an additional foot of snow over night! Time to fire up the beast and get to it!

On a side note, I had mentioned in a prior post that I had to replace the differential trigger lock cable this week. I was out in the garage giving her the once over in prep for today.mnew cable working perfectly. I can lock/unlock left wheel at will. Then I noticed one of my shear bolts had the head of the bolt missing. Bolt and nut were still in place but head of bolt was gone and the auger was still turning. In 20 plus years of owning snow blowers, this was my first shear bolt replacement. Wow! Not easy. After pounding for 20 mins to remove the broken bolt without success, I decide to drill it out which worked and I was able to replace the bolt and nut. Glad I noticed it yesterday. Well I'm heading out. First order of business is to clear a 25x25 spot for my dog!
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I'm happy to report both wheels stayed engaged with new trigger cable. I must admit, I didn use it today and just left it in the locked position. It stayed locked which is what I ahd hoped. Previously it would slip out of locked leaving only one wheel powered. I hope everyone here in the north east is handling this storm ok!
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Just keep that stuff up there where you are.

yes. dodged the bullet on all theese storms killing the northeast. blowing 6 inches of snoww a couple times so far is almost enjoyable. getting crushed like many people are can't be fun except for some lunitics on this website
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I'm in Worcester MA! Getting absolutely pounded this winter!
I wouldn't mind except that we're running out of places to put the stuff!

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We received 2' today with high winds, it's going to be one h3ll of a job tomorrow morning.


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We received 2' today with high winds, it's going to be one h3ll of a job tomorrow morning.
IF anyone lived in area where this snowfall pattern kept up every year you'd need bigger snowbowers?
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IF anyone lived in area where this snowfall pattern kept up every year you'd need bigger snowbowers?
I don't want to and didn't wait to find out if the pattern is going to repeat.

Went out and got two, both bigger than that which they replaced, at least in terms of HP/torque. The 28" is one inch cut width less than the Brute 29" 10HP it replaced, but I assure you it slaughters the snow like the Brute could only dream about. The other is the same 30" cut width, but no comparison between a 10 yr old Husqvarna and a new(er) Ariens.

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I don't want to and didn't wait to find out if the pattern is going to repeat.

Went out and got two, both bigger than that which they replaced, at least in terms of HP/torque. The 28" is one inch cut width less than the Brute 29" 10HP it replaced, but I assure you it slaughters the snow like the Brute could only dream about. The other is the same 30" cut width, but no comparison between a 10 yr old Husqvarna and a new(er) Ariens.
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