no it didn't even touch the wheel the way it was setup. Probably dried out while it sat in the leaky barn or something. It even still worked but was hitting bad spots (holes on the rubber) and the snowblower needed a push to go forward again.That friction wheel is so worn out, I would think the friction plate would be messed up too?
Brings the cost of this blower to a whopping 80$ cad. i might end up keeping it