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Sno Jac Wings?

Saw this on CL today. Not for the snowblower, though it does look like a pretty good one, but for the accessory wings that are attached to it. I'd never seen or heard of them before. I can't find anything about them on the internet other than a youtube video. and a bunch of domain stuff for web sites that evidently don't exist. Anybody have any experience with Sno Jac Wings? Are they still around or a failed company and idea?

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Never heard of these before. I have seen plows like that and a few home made contraptions though.

Found Ariens stance on them while looking around.
Snow Jac Snow Snow Blower Wings

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Can the Snow Jac be added to the Ariens snow blowers?
Ariens does not approve of the use of Snow Jac on Ariens snow blowers.

The wings seem to work fine when the snow is powdery, as videos have shown, but when the snow sits for any length of time, it gets hard or packy, which will create tremendous load on the outer auger housing. The housing was not built for this excessive load, therefore Ariens doesn't approve and warranty is voided if used.

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Pretty much what I was thinking when I saw them on that Cub and while watching the video. Might be great for light fluffy stuff, but a bad idea when trying to move heavy wet snow. I would imagine they would put too much stress on the auger housing in cases like that.

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I understand Ariens position, but for light small (up to 4") snowfall it seems like a good idea. When you get a small snowfall & you only have a large 2-stage, this would help keep the blower full, thus allowing it to throw farther and clear faster. Perhaps a bit more reinforcement of the auger housing sides would be in order.
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there was another thread on that 1. where you had to drill through the housing . to hook it up. NO WAY IN ELL. am I drilling into THE BROTHERS 4 that 1.

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the video is three years old..
and yeah, the company seems to no longer exist..they did have a snojac.com webpage, but its no longer online..

probably because this was simply a solution without a problem!
and it was probably an expensive solution without a problem..
the business clearly failed..

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Maybe it was thinking they were worth $179 bucks that did them in !!!

I'm guessing this is close to what they retailed at.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SNOJAC-BLOWE...-/371030977935


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Well, it's interesting, but kinda pricey. I could definitely see where this could help the two stagers with lighter snow falls.

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This has to be one of the dumber ideas I've seen in a while.
1. Buy a piece of equipment that has been extensively engineered and designed to move a certain amount of snow per unit of forward motion.
2. Attach something that increases the amount snow per unit of forward motion by a very significant factor.
3. Break equipment.
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the video is three years old..
and yeah, the company seems to no longer exist..they did have a snojac.com webpage, but its no longer online..

probably because this was simply a solution without a problem!
and it was probably an expensive solution without a problem..
the business clearly failed..

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I think you hit the nail on the head there. I'd never seen the thing before running across that CL ad while checking out what's out there. Does look like somebody put a lot of thought into them, but maybe not enough thought about what would fly in the market.

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