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Great price, $699 strong engine, cuts through heavy wet snow first time out. Machine is heavy and reverse is almost non existent. Do like the 305cc Briggs & Stratton engine. It’s a work horse not a sports car.
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Great price, $699 strong engine, cuts through heavy wet snow first time out. Machine is heavy and reverse is almost non existent. Do like the 305cc Briggs & Stratton engine. Itís a work horse not a sports car.
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What do you mean "reverse is almost non existent"?

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Itís very slow from what Iíve heard, Sure you can adjust it to speed it up a little.

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Many snowblowers have 2 reverse does, this model has only 1.

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If reverse is slower than you'd prefer, you can likely adjust the gear-selection linkage/cable to bias it for a little faster reverse, at the expense of slowing the forward speeds a bit. Just make sure that after an adjustment, the first forward speed still moves it forward. Otherwise the rubber friction wheel will just sit in-place and wear away, with the transmission engaged in 1st gear forward.

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