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How do I park a Storm 2410 on a hill?

I just picked up a Storm 2410 and tried it on my dry sloping driveway today. How do I stop and park it on the slope? Per the manual, when the drive control is adjusted properly, it free-wheels with the drive control released. How do I stop and park it to catch my breath, clear a clog, remove a fallen branch, etc.

If I'm headed downhill the snow will probably keep it from rolling--but what about when I'm headed uphill?

It seems like I have to stop the engine and strap the drive control grip down to engage the transmission--but I would need an extra hand on a long arm to do that while holding onto the handles.


Am I missing something?
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What about turning it sideways?

Turn the auger off, turn down the idle, put it in 1st gear, let the snow stop the snowblower from moving forward.

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Or just angle it so it rolls back into the remaining snow.

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Welcome to SBF ikanode. You could get a rubber o-ring or two from the hardware store that fits snuggly over rear part of the hand grip then depress the drive lever and slide the o-ring over it to keep it depressed. For clearing a clog or debris, the motor MUST be turned off for safety anyway.

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Thanks for the suggestions. I was surprised yesterday in gear one, when I released the drive lever and the snowblower sped up. I may get to use it this weekend. There's a chance of snow where I live in North Carolina on Saturday. Current predictions are anything from intermittent snow & rain showers to 8" of heavy snow.

I have 1000' feet of narrow asphalt--most sloping. There's a 4' deep ditch on one side and a ravine on the other. Turning the snowblower sideways may work once I get more comfortable with controlling it. If we get significant snow, the unplowed snow should act as a brake. A friend suggested that I get a small rubber chock--that will work when I'm headed uphill since I can easily reach behind a tire. Maybe I can learn to drop it over the front of a tire. I'll try the engine-off, O-ring trick.

Some combination of the above is bound to work.

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