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Hi fellas, I've picked up 2 nice Simplicity machines over the past 3 years (860 with a Briggs and a Sno Away 970 with a Tecumseh) and I'm not impressed with the snow throwing distance of either. My low end Snow Champ with an 8 HP can throw snow at least 10 feet further if not more. I'll admit they both seem to have the usual carb issues with surging and bogging down problems that need to be addressed but a recent 6 inch snow fall took me longer than it should have with these machines. I just replaced the auger belt on the 970 and linkage is adjusted to factory specs but it made no difference. Is that just a characteristic of these machines. I know its all about engine RPM and belt adjustment, but I'm not sure what's normal for these machines. They are both low hour machines and super clean. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
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You answered your own question and I agree with you.

You said its all about engine rpm. If you are bogging down because of carb issues you are drastically slowing down your engine rpm and therefore your impeller rpm.

It wont throw snow worth a lick.
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After you get the engine issues taken care of look into the impeller modification kits. Google "clarence impeller kit" for more information.

Also make sure the chutes are not rusted. If they are they need sanded smooth and painted.
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Simplicity throwing distance

Thanks for the replies fellas. I've never seen a Simplicity like the models I have in action so I don't how far they should throw snow when everything is running right. Would 30 feet be out of the question?I definitely have some rust issues in the chutes which need to be addressed. As far as the RPM issues go any idea what these motors should run at? One is a Briggs 8 hp the other is a Tecumseh 9hp. Thanks
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3600 rpm seems to be the standard for most 4 cycle engines. I think some Honda and Yamaha engines can go a little higher, but Briggs and Tecumseh is 3600.
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Thanks for the info Shryp I'll see if I can get it dialed in
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FWIW, I run my OHV Briggs 420cc around 3,740ish. I know a guy who works in R&D at Briggs and he says those same motors in generator applications run 3,800rpms.

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