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Video: Predator 212 repower of a Compact Troy Bilt

Here's my itty-bitty Troy Bilt 24" re-power working in ~16cm (about 6-in) of fresh snow.


I replaced the Tecumseh "5.5" with a Rato R210III and did the impeller mod as well.

Basic physics suggests this little blower will never match the throw of its bigger brothers; with a small-diameter plastic impeller there's only so much you can do. Keep in mind that this is a tiny little blower. It has one forward speed (no reverse) and simple bails for controls -- one for the auger, one for traction. I love this machine because it's so small it's almost invisible in the garage when stored.

Having said that, it performs admirably, especially compared to its performance with the original Tec.

I am interested in the throw distance contrast right to straight to left. Right and straight it's a (little) beast. But throwing to the left it still comes up a little short. I believe this is because the snow, coming off the impeller, naturally has a momentum up and to the right. With the chute to the left the snow is forced to collide with it and change direction which slows it down and reduces how far it'll go. That's my theory, anyway.

I'm curious to know if anyone has that same "chunk" sound when the auger is engaged and if so, what causes it and what you did to fix it.
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That "chunk" or chirp sound is a good thing. That is the belt grabbing the pulley and slipping for a split second in the groove. It means your belt is in good shape and is not slipping at all. I always want to hear that when I put new belts on machines.
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Sounds pretty darn good and throws an impressive distance.

I'm pretty much retired from the forum thing, but I check in every now and then.
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Can't argue with the results..... works like a champ




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Thanks. I'm really impressed with that R210III. It was about -10oC and it started on the first pull and seems perfectly fueled. It runs so much more smoothly than the Tec did and settles onto the governor really well under load.
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