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Old 01-26-2016, 11:26 AM
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Old 01-26-2016, 11:27 AM
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Old 01-26-2016, 11:34 AM
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Looks good.
But try starting in the middle and working your way out. Make 1 pass straight down the center. Then turn around and keep blowing it to the sides, that way you do not have to keep turning your chute.

You pretty much run in a big circle
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Old 01-26-2016, 12:26 PM
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Looks good.
But try starting in the middle and working your way out. Make 1 pass straight down the center. Then turn around and keep blowing it to the sides, that way you do not have to keep turning your chute.

You pretty much run in a big circle
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Yeah I know how I did it wasn't the most efficient, it was the last one of the night and the steepest. The sliding you saw was because of how steep the driveway was.
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Old 01-26-2016, 12:31 PM
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Old 02-01-2016, 01:02 PM
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Old 02-01-2016, 01:15 PM
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You need a dual stage blower cuz. Your wearing yourself by the first job. Keep the toro single stage for the sidewalks and up to the front stairs. I only try to shovel right where the front door is. I snowblow up to the door as close as possible and then get the shovel for stairs etc.

With that said you had the right idea in the first pass. Push all the snow away from where your working, and do the hardest (or furthest away first) don't zig zag and go all the way up to the garage- Keep up the hard work! Your on the right path!

I did over 20 houses with a snowblower last snow fall solo. You get a method down after all the hours.
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Old 02-01-2016, 01:17 PM
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I've been in Florida too long. I remember snowblowers being 3ft wide with big chained tires, shiftable trannys and much like operating a walk behind mower. They could also go through 4ft with no problem. Is that what blowers are like today?
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Old 02-01-2016, 01:23 PM
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I've been in Florida too long. I remember snowblowers being 3ft wide with big chained tires, shiftable trannys and much like operating a walk behind mower. They could also go through 4ft with no problem. Is that what blowers are like today?
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They're little two strokes from HD. I have one and it works great. Small areas only. Gotta shove it into the snow until the auger grabs. The blowers your talking about are very popular here with the seasoned guys. Don't put your foot near it! I still see chain drives too.You can also get a balls to the wall blower at any box store here for 1200+
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Old 02-01-2016, 01:37 PM
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They're little two strokes from HD. I have one and it works great. Small areas only. Gotta shove it into the snow until the auger grabs. The blowers your talking about are very popular here with the seasoned guys. Don't put your foot near it! I still see chain drives too.You can also get a balls to the wall blower at any box store here for 1200+
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Ok. I meant chains on the wheels for traction. I remember changing shear bolts on front auger if it sucked up a non snow item.
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