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Snow blower beats snow
Slop beats snow blower
Horsepower beats slop

(not quite that simple, but still..)
I am sure a strong 2-stage (espec with an impeller kit) would handle slop far better, but my point is that horsepower makes a big difference, espec with single stage blowers.


3" of snow here, followed by rain. We now have 3" of applesauce. That would have been too heavy for the little 3hp Powerlite, but it was cake for the 6.5 hp 3650. I have fresh paddles and scraper bar, and I was pretty pleased.

Temps today will be in the mid 30's, followed by a deep freeze tonight. Will make sure things are clean tonight, and lay down some calcium chloride before whatever remains turns to solid ice.
 

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Snow blower beats snow
Slop beats snow blower
Horsepower beats slop

(not quite that simple, but still..)
I am sure a strong 2-stage (espec with an impeller kit) would handle slop far better, but my point is that horsepower makes a big difference, espec with single stage blowers.


3" of snow here, followed by rain. We now have 3" of applesauce. That would have been too heavy for the little 3hp Powerlite, but it was cake for the 6.5 hp 3650. I have fresh paddles and scraper bar, and I was pretty pleased.

Temps today will be in the mid 30's, followed by a deep freeze tonight. Will make sure things are clean tonight, and lay down some calcium chloride before whatever remains turns to solid ice.
So glad that you're happy with the new-to-you machine T2T!!!! Stay safe out there man! We're getting snow, snow and more snow here in the Hudson Valley. :D

On my old chain-driven single-stage (in my sig), I had the opportunity to leverage torque and speed...by accident. Before I dorked the old auger, It threw OK.

A replacement auger that had a larger sprocket (because that's what ebay had that day) means a larger moment arm translating to more leverage for the power-plant ('71/'72 3.5hp tec) ...however it spun too slow as-is.

Sacrifice some of that torque for velocity by increasing the size of the drive sprocket and Bob's your uncle!!!

New head gasket & valve job probably didn't hurt either.
 

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On one of my little motorcycles (ninja 250 set up as a commuter), i changed the rear sprocket to slow down the 'frenetic' motor. Difference in personality was significant. I like taking things and tinkering with them to make them my own.

Got people in no westchester (13") and up in poughkeepsie (no word how much), but once you get inland, the amount of snow changes.. Pleased with the 3650, bit still itchy to see if i can turn up a 521 cheap this summer, just for fun
 
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