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10-02-2019 09:41 PM
orangputeh shovels , ice breaker bar .first aid kit . extra gloves , bottled water .

when i go on a snow removal job I bring tons of stuff. extra blower , tools , shovels ,water , cell phone , pry bar ( sucked up firewood that was jammed pretty good ) always better to have too much stuff that you never need rather than needing something and not having.
10-02-2019 09:31 PM
kemlyn I too have a back up machine ... nothing worse than having an issue on a cold snowy night and you have to start turning wrench’s at 11 pm on a machine full of ice and snow. A share a pin is simple enough but a belt or bad friction disc isn’t something I want to do in a rush to keep the driveway clear.
10-01-2019 09:28 AM
JLawrence08648 I don't fix my snowblowers in the snow, just swap them out and wait for a better day.

Keep shear pins.

However since I fix snowblowers for others, I have belts and carburetors, the most common belts and carbs for Tec 5, 8, & 10.
10-01-2019 01:00 AM
ST1100A
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Originally Posted by enigma-2 View Post
OEM. I've had my share of not-quite-right aftermarket.

That being said, spare shear pins, a box of air-activated heat packs, a couple of jiggers of 12 year-old Glenfiddich single-malt scotch, a jigger of Noilly Prat Sweet Vermouth and a couple dashes of Angostura Bitters.

Not in that order.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow ....
Don't forget that gallon bottle of Yukon Jack just in case you get snowed in for a day or two.
Make sure it is a FULL bottle, you don't want to run out in an emergency.
Everything else sounds good.
09-30-2019 11:04 PM
Dauntae I currently am in the process of finishing my forth personal blower lol yes Iím a SB addict lolbut the one Iím fixing will put my other big boy for sale if it proves itself lol Anyhow it seems the only parts that always fail are the ones I donít have spares for lol I am down to only needing two sizes sheer pins but keep a variety of different pins on hand for repair jobs
09-30-2019 10:52 PM
enigma-2 OEM. I've had my share of not-quite-right aftermarket.

That being said, spare shear pins, a box of air-activated heat packs, a couple of jiggers of 12 year-old Glenfiddich single-malt scotch, a jigger of Noilly Prat Sweet Vermouth and a couple dashes of Angostura Bitters.

Not in that order.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow ....
09-30-2019 09:58 PM
broo With my luck these last two years, I keep wheel pins and auger belts in stock.
09-30-2019 09:37 PM
WVguy Like others, I keep a set of belts, a spark plug, and a friction disk on hand for my sort-of new Ariens Deluxe 24. But that's more to keep brother Murphy away than any realistic expectation of needing them.

And I also have a back-up snow blower.
09-30-2019 09:37 PM
Kendal Mitchell Thanks for all the advice. Yes this is a brand new machine and has the full warranty I'm definitely getting extra shear pins. Keeping everything OEM for the term of the warranty anyway. The only mods I may do will be swapping for poly-skids adding a weight bar if need. Where does one get a repair manual? Will the dealer sell one to me? Anyway thanks again.
09-30-2019 08:34 PM
paulm12 Agreed with the comments above. I bought extra belts when I got my 1st used machine, and still have never had a belt go out, so that seems unnecessary on a new machine. Get the shear pins, maybe a spark plug, and definitely read and know the user manual before something goes wrong.
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