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Power Max LXE
Just a few pics from the past. A powerful and tough old girl, threw snow great even before adding the impeller kit.
I only had 2 minor issues to speak of and that is the balance made it a bit light in the front and the vibration from the SnowKing 358cc Tecumseh. (Having arthritis in my hands, it would wear me out). I spent alot of time searching for a reasonably priced replacement OHV motor in the 270cc to 375cc range but to no avail.
Always started first pull tho with 3 or 4 primes, I used the electric once, it was -20...

I cured the light front end with solid 1" x 1" square tubing. At first I went with two of them mounted top and bottom of the buckets leading edge, that was one piece too many, too much weight. Removed one and kept the underside bucket weight in place. Perfect, the blower now had excellent balance and didnt want to climb any longer. (Before the added weight it would basically wheely on initial drive engagement)
A single bar of 1" x 1" x 27" weighed in at 8.5 lbs.

First pic shows both weights in position, second and onward photos with just the one.

The poly skids I made are a great addition, my entire fleet wears them. As a homemade (or store bought) mod I rate as a 10, same goes for the impeller kit.
I highly recommend both.

This was my second Toro blower product, (the first being back in the late '80's, what I recall an S-200 2 stroke SS), and very pleased with it. Trigger steering, Quick Stick...two thumbs up. The Tecumseh has plenty of omph, never bogged, their ACS system just plain works for me, not a hint of clogging.

Here are my final pics showing some pathway making, great fun!

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