Snow buster 828 not pulling in snow - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 17 Old 11-07-2019, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 5
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
Snow buster 828 not pulling in snow

I recently acquired a simplicity snowbuster 828. I put new belts on it and adjusted the skid shoes. We got 3-5Ē of a lighter snow. The auger didnít want to pull the snow into the hood. The blower fan blew what little snow it managed to grab with out plugging, but it seamed like the auger wasnít moving fast enough? Never seen this before.
homemade is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 Old 11-07-2019, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 5
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
I realized I posted this in the wrong section. Admin can you please move.
homemade is offline  
post #3 of 17 Old 11-07-2019, 08:14 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Northville NY - Southern Adirondack Mtns.
Posts: 1,356
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 89
Likes (Given): 24
Likes (Received): 220
Belt too loose ? Or forward speed not fast enough?
RIT333 is online now  
post #4 of 17 Old 11-07-2019, 08:23 PM
Senior Member
 
Jackmels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ma.
Posts: 2,040
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 108
Thanks (Received): 164
Likes (Given): 347
Likes (Received): 648
Someone may have dis-assembled it, and put the Rakes on the Wrong Side.
Jackmels is offline  
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes knu2xs liked this post
post #5 of 17 Old 11-07-2019, 08:24 PM
Senior Member
 
oneacer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 699
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 54
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 150
Strange setup on the 828. Have you looked at what appears to be a chain drive that runs the auger?
oneacer is online now  
post #6 of 17 Old 11-07-2019, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 5
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by RIT333 View Post
Belt too loose ? Or forward speed not fast enough?

Belt was grabbing good with no slippage. I ran the auger in snow with no guard to observe. I also was running in second gear. It was plowing more snow the pulling in. The snow was rolling off the side.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jackmels View Post
Someone may have dis-assembled it, and put the Rakes on the Wrong Side.

Previous owner said it worked good so I have no idea. But I doubt it was disassembled. When I put a clamp on the auger control and watched it it was pulling snow in the right direction.

I bought a smaller toro 5/21 last year to better handle the sidewalks around my previous house and needed a bigger one for the new house with a bigger driveway. I know at this stage the 5/21 will out blow this one with ease.
homemade is offline  
post #7 of 17 Old 11-07-2019, 09:02 PM
Senior Member
 
orangputeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: lake tahoe
Posts: 3,786
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 693
Thanks (Received): 185
Likes (Given): 1109
Likes (Received): 1117
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jackmels View Post
Someone may have dis-assembled it, and put the Rakes on the Wrong Side.
ya, seen that before also

"It Feels Like Beer O'Clock "
orangputeh is online now  
post #8 of 17 Old 11-08-2019, 01:00 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Near Colorado Springs
Posts: 79
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 6
Likes (Given): 11
Likes (Received): 5
You can post a video of the ribbons rotating, they should be gathering the snow from the edges and bringing into the middle. I've had wet snow do similar though and sometimes I just have to run faster to force it back to the impeller.


What you call auger I call ribbons..


I have more hours running an Oshkosh with hundreds of hp than I do of running a walk behind with single/double digit hp numbers and we call them ribbons and they look eerily similar so ribbons it is
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Large-H-Series-Blower.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	74.4 KB
ID:	158647  
notabiker is offline  
post #9 of 17 Old 11-08-2019, 02:07 AM
Senior Member
 
ST1100A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Northeast, Easton, Pa
Posts: 452
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 59
Thanks (Received): 81
Likes (Given): 147
Likes (Received): 103
It almost sounds like he has broken "Shear pins" and the augers are not spinning and feeding the blower paddle to throw the snow out the discharge shoot, that would be why the snow was "Dumping" out of the side of the bucket. It is not "Feeding" the blower assembly it sounds like. Or his paddle assembly is not driving/spinning properly. It could be slipping due to a sheared off key-way or broken drive chain or worn sprockets, bad drive belt.

Last edited by ST1100A; 11-08-2019 at 02:11 AM.
ST1100A is offline  
post #10 of 17 Old 11-08-2019, 02:32 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Near Colorado Springs
Posts: 79
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 6
Likes (Given): 11
Likes (Received): 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by ST1100A View Post
It almost sounds like he has broken "Shear pins" and the augers are not spinning and feeding the blower paddle to throw the snow out the discharge shoot, that would be why the snow was "Dumping" out of the side of the bucket. It is not "Feeding" the blower assembly it sounds like. Or his paddle assembly is not driving/spinning properly. It could be slipping due to a sheared off key-way or broken drive chain or worn sprockets, bad drive belt.



Good call! If the pins were broken then the ribbons would rotate without any load (as when he clamped the handle and walked up front and looked) but as soon as you hit snow they would stop. A quick test is to run the blower into some snow or a snowbank with the ribbons engaged and then back out of it and look. Smooth concave surface=ribbons spinning and if there's lines from the ribbons then they weren't spinning in the snow.
notabiker is offline  
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Thanks, 0 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Thanks ST1100A thanked for this post
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome