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auger modification

Hey everyone,
I am new to the site and I just bought my first snow blower. Not quite sure if this belongs in this thread so if it doesnt just push me in the right direction please ha. I had some questions about doing different modifications and was wondering if anybody else did the same and had success or failure. I have a 95? craftsman 10hp 29" snow blower and I am looking to add the impeller kit and possibly tinkering with the light and auger blade. I live in Delaware and we get that wet snow 9 out of 10 times a year so the impeller kit is a no brainer. My auger blade on the other hand is all smooth and does not have any teeth notched into it. I was wondering if the teeth actually help or is it better to leave the auger blade smooth? any and all help is appreciated it. I will upload some pictures soon.
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The impeller modification should help you out. I have one on mine and it works great, though I never actually used it without so the only comparison I can say is it has never clogged.

As for the serrated auger, mine has smooth augers and they work just fine. I never felt the need to have the teeth in mine. Since you indicated your snow is mostly wet and slushy I would think you would be better without unless you let it set overnight and it hardens.

My first impeller kit I paid the $40 for the one from Clarence in Canada.

My second impeller kit I paid $18 at Tractor Supply for 5 feet of baler belt and another $2 for a giant bag of nuts and bolts. I think I used about 8 inches of the belt and 8 bolts, nuts and lock washers.

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yeah sure you betcha that impeller kit will help u out over der in Delaware. ALOHA to the forms.:c ool:

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What do you think about the auger? Leave it as it may or notch some teeth in it? I have actually disassembled the whole snowblower and plan on reprinting and giving it a new face lift because it was a little bit, ok a lot of bit rusted and just didn't want the snow to stick to it. Also anybody change there lights from the halogen to a led?
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Ive been snowing for 40 years and none of my machines has ever had the notches and never had a problem that I thought would have been helped by them. If it does help, the help is very minor. Prob one of those ideas that are more hype than help
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Also anybody change there lights from the halogen to a led?
There's a sticky thread at the top of the general forum, you can't miss it.

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Honda HS928
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I made my own impeller modification from an old tread mill. Just folded the tread over a few times with crazy glue between layers. Came out to be stiff. I like the baler belt idea though that the Moderator mentioned.
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