They all had one? I assume it doesn't work well because not everyone is doing it.I think, it was toros first “anticlog” design. Designed to limit the amount of snow being ingested as to not choke the impeller with two much material.
I feel the same way about MTD, cubcadet, troybilts closed flute augers.
Archimedes' screw . . . (Google that )Why? Just wonderin'.. Why were they made. What's the advantage?? Seems to me they'd be less efficient.
Another point could be that the cost accountants are now in charge of designing the auger systems. It seems that the newer machines have less and less blade area on the augers. Not sure if that is engineering or cost cutting :icon-shrug:If they were that good, then all the machines for sale today would have them .... just saying ...
Yes, but is that because of the auger design or the change to small aluminum bodied gear boxes so prevalent today?With the big drum auger you did not break any gearboxes as you do today with ribbon type augers.
No experience with these but aside from limiting the amount of snow to the impeller (intentional?) seems like drum type wouldn't work too well to break wet and or hard packed snow and ice.
Another point could be that the cost accountants are now in charge of designing the auger systems. It seems that the newer machines have less and less blade area on the augers. Not sure if that is engineering or cost cutting :icon-shrug:
I don't recall any of the older Toro drum style machines ever having trouble eating snow. Probably more of a cost cutting move than anything . . .
Dude, why do you keep talking about single stagesIts just cost cutting period. It takes less effort, skill and welding to make the two stage snow blowers with thinner steel and non serrated open auger ribbons than it does to build weld and balance a single stage snow blower rotor with a 4 inch diameter hollow tube with a stub shaft on one side to pass through and lock on a 4 bolt flanged greasable bearing and a second stub shaft machine to accept a large single row roller chain sprocket for the other side that passes through an greasable open flange bearing with four bolts.
When Toro killed off the wheel horse lawn and garden tractors as a line it was just money as the 2 wheel self propelled hydraulic drive lawn mowers they make cost less to build and sell.