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I am going to extend the cutting edge on my '66 Sears/Murray 2". the reason is I want to get it a little closer to the middle of the auger. In the past, when I've had some really dense, heavy snow, the machine would rise up, and want to skate toward the tpo of the snow. I already turned the skids around so they are inside, and behind the bucket. I am going to maintain the angel of the existingl cutting edge. I have a 3/4" blue stone driveway so I have the cutting edge raised about 1 1/4". Any thoughts on this? Thanks
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I don't have have any answers for you, Sid but I don't think it's going to help much, if any. The only advice I can give is to go a little slower.
 

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Yea, when you have that problem you are going to fast. The machine just can't keep up. You could try adding some extra weight to the top of the bucket or pulling up on the handles while using it. Best not to over stress the machine though as you don't want to ruin the front gearbox.
 

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I'd think twice about adding bucket weight, it may bring no handle failure.

Before modifying:
1)Is your cutter bar reasonably sharp?
2) When it being to hesitate lift the handle lightly upward and wiggle side to side to help it slice under the snow pack.
3) Don't over feed the unit. The rotation of the augers will either bring snow down or the machine up. Don't dare it to climb.

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Thank you for all the replies . The two particular storms thatI mentioned were very heavy, and dense. One storm had the LIE shut down around exit 64. The regular municipal trucks did not do very well, so they had to bring in pay loaders to get the job done. I am just trying to get a better advantage. Unless I am blowing 10"or half a pass, I am always in 1st gear, and I stop to clear the machine. Its a good old machine, with a lot of upgrades. Nothing like old iron. I want to get another 20 years out of it, or me, which ever comes first. Yeah I did weld 2" onto the cutting edge, we"ll see how it works.
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