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Well, I finally got an answer to the question on auger orientation.

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"The auger is rotating in a forward direction. I think the new ribbon auger is what is throwing you off. If you were rotate the auger the same as the other examples it would look the same. So if you would turn the auger one half revolution it would look as if it were going the other direction when it is in fact acting as a screw. Hope this helps. Have a great day."

Now, I know that I am far from any expert. Nor am I an engineer, by trade, but you take a look. Pay attention to the "saw tooth" pattern on the "ribbon style auger." There is but one way that they could rotate, that would make them effective. Am I wrong?


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Those are backwards... me thinks
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The response:

"The auger is rotating in a forward direction. I think the new ribbon auger is what is throwing you off. If you were rotate the auger the same as the other examples it would look the same. So if you would turn the auger one half revolution it would look as if it were going the other direction when it is in fact acting as a screw. Hope this helps. Have a great day."

Now, I know that I am far from any expert. Nor am I an engineer, by trade, but you take a look. Pay attention to the "saw tooth" pattern on the "ribbon style auger." There is but one way that they could rotate, that would make them effective. Am I wrong?

Sounds like a politician wrote this email. Typed allot, but did not say much. I'm assuming this is about the backward augers thread from a couple months back?

https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...ds-work-5.html

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Sounds like a politician wrote this email. Typed allot, but did not say much. I'm assuming this is about the backward augers thread from a couple months back?

https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...ds-work-5.html

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I couldn't find the original thread, so I thought that I would cut to the chase..

I did respond to the email, but apparently they have a "no-reply filter" to customers questions.....

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Compare that to the 327p:


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It's just backwards, period - doesn't matter what they say.

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Maybe the do it so they look serrated, yet the teeth don't catch on anything? Could be for the users benefit if they hit steps or a curb or for the machines benefit if the gearbox is real cheap. A hand saw going backwards still cuts some, but doesn't catch. Anyone that has ever cut anything has at some point went backwards to start the cut.

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It's just backwards, period - doesn't matter what they say.
Yep..its very simple, they are on backwards, period, end of story.
The serrations have nothing to do with it..
You need to swap the right auger to the left side, and the left auger to the right,
Then it will be correct.

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I have, but I would not attempt to cut the entire board that way. Interestingly, the 327p has the teeth oriented to actually engage the ice.

Either way, this has left me not feeling all that confident in their knowledge, of their equipment.

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"The auger is rotating in a forward direction.
Rotating in a forward direction.
In a forward direction?
What does that mean exactly?
If the "top" of the auger is rotating forward (typical on 99.999% of all blowers) they are installed wrong as many have said.
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