Cool, nice machine. I'm glad to be a part of the PS club, yes these seem to be some very well built units, in my opinion much better than the New Toros, their okay, but I'm not a fan of all the plastic or that Chinese engine their using. How do you like that powershift feature? Does it work great to dig hard into places like the EOD and tall heavy packed snow?
I'm glad I don't have to add chains, thats a first for me, all my other blowers required them, especially the older Ariens with the normal diamond treaded turf tires, those blowers are horrible without the chains, but with the chains she will barrel thru anything. I have been meaning to get the X tracs for it, but now with the PS, I wont need to, I'll just leave my chains on my Ariens.
I see they make a 420cc Briggs which is rated at 14hp. Can anyone tell me if it really has more power than the big 358cc 13hp Tecumseh. From what I hear even at 358, the 13hp Tecumseh is a pretty close match to the 420cc Briggs which is now the biggest engine offered, whereas, at the time, the 13hp, 358 Tecumseh was the biggest, it appears even with a bit less displacement, its design has a lot of power.
My PS doesn't have that chute guard like yours has, it was removed, but that isnt really necessary right, just common sense, don't put your hand down in their. Plus I could see that getting in my way, if I had to clear a clog or something with my stick.
I'll be sure to spray the Teflon spray into the bucket and chute before the first snowfall and let it fly! I know most don't, but I always hope for plenty of snow in the winter in my business.
My first order of business is to add a headlight. I have a spare stock one laying around I will use with an LED bulb to start and eventually buy the nice bright led bar lights and add the rectifier to it doesn't flicker or burn out, as shown on the Donyboy73 channel. I also use a very bright strap on head cole minor style LED light, their great, because they go where you go without carrying it in your hand.
1983 Simplicity 870
Last edited by Dusty; 09-26-2019 at 02:55 PM.