Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Lawrenceville NJ
The Video is me blowing snow with a 1982 Craftsman Drift breaker with the Impeller rubber upgrade 32" wide 3 stage 14" impeller 13 HP Harbor freight engine. The exit is round and wide open with a short chute as wide as the round hole. This is great blowing machine but you can see it blows it in a wide and tall spray.
The other is a 1995 Craftsman 8hp 27" wide with the impeller rubber upgrade 2 stage and has a small rectangle output. This blows great even with wet and slushy snow. The only time I have ever had a problem is when I tried to plow through the slush to fast and bogged the engine down. It would then clog. The key is the rubber upgrade and going slow through the wet stuff. The spray is more concentrated and more directional.
Sock-Feet - Would you suggest and recommend I change my rectangular exit from the impeller to a 5"-6" round opening? In addition to installing the impeller kit.
Installing the impeller kit is easy when you have a round opening. How did you do it with the 3" x 4" rectangular opening? What suggestions or ideas do you have encountering this "obstacle"?
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