Toro Single Stage on Crushed Stone/Gravel - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 01-12-2019, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 4
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
Toro Single Stage on Crushed Stone/Gravel

I have never used one of the Toro single stage snowblowers before. I usually help my elderly neighbor clear his driveway, but his driveway is crushed stone.


Just wondering if a single stage machine will still work if I tilt it back slightly while clearing his driveway so that the paddles are not throwing rocks all over the place?


Thanks
EYE2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 01-12-2019, 07:42 PM
Senior Member
 
uberT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Boston suburbs
Posts: 1,408
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 94
Thanks (Received): 84
Likes (Given): 219
Likes (Received): 134
EYE, it'll end up a huge mess come spring time. I did the same - - it was a mistake. Stone gets thrown everywhere.
uberT is offline  
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes Prime liked this post
post #3 of 5 Old 01-12-2019, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 4
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by uberT View Post
EYE, it'll end up a huge mess come spring time. I did the same - - it was a mistake. Stone gets thrown everywhere.

Even tilting it backwards it still throws stone everywhere? He doesn't care if I leave an inch or two of snow on his driveway, as long as he can get his car out.
EYE2 is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 01-12-2019, 08:18 PM
Senior Member
 
Grunt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: New Lenox
Posts: 1,950
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 238
Thanks (Received): 279
Likes (Given): 2838
Likes (Received): 525
Welcome to SBF, EYE2.
It would be extremely tiring trying to keep the paddles from grabbing the stone, especially if the gravel isn't frozen with a layer of snow.


There is a method you could try. This member modified his single stage to do what you need (pretty clever). You could try a piece of PVC pipe slit down the middle and slipped over your scraper bar.


https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum/1634177-post.html

Toro 8/24 (38080) 1989
Toro 721-QZR (38743) 2015 (Hemi Predator Power)
Toro 421-E (38585) 2008 (New Owner)
Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
Grunt is online now  
post #5 of 5 Old 01-12-2019, 08:22 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 141
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 18
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 26
The paddle is what what pulls the blower forward, on stone its not going to work well if at all, then its going to toss stone everywhere. I would avoid it

Ariens Pro Hydro 28 Rapidtrak
Toro 2450
Toro 3650
Toro powerclear 1800
bkwudz is offline  
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes Prime liked 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