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16/6 with a snow blower

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Anyone have any practicle experience with a 16/6 and a snow blower? Particularly the twin Onan? How does it move the snow? Who's blown the most inches? How far does it fly? How does it do with wet snow?

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if you know how to use it. it will have snow going over top of the snowblower and keep blowing snow... we have one with a cab on it... love it for blowing snow... heavy wet snow u have to use a lower gear but the key is to keep the blower full of snow and blowing it... dont let it run out of snow as your blowing or itll plug the chute almost solid.... as far as distance 10-20 away from the tractor or more depending on the snow.... basically listen to the motor for the govenor to kick in while snowblowing once it does that and the motor isnt dieing out and it keeps its rpms your in the right gear.... only disadvantage of it is like 2-3 inches of slush can be a pain to blow but it can be done
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They made a couple different blowers that fit that tractor. The big gray one works the best, IMO.
I love it! I have the "big" 46" blower, i run in First gear full throttle, in wet snow, 1st low gear, and it will blow through snow higher than the top of the blower!

wet snow, it will only blow only about 10" or so
I am also interested in how well this snow blower works. I just purchased an SS/18 Twin with snowbolwer and plow, etc. I live just outside of Pittsburgh, PA, where we had some large snow storms last year.

I was thinking the plow would be best for a couple inches at a time, and the blower would be better for those large overnight dumps. However I don't really have any experience with this, having only lived in the suburbs where only a shovel was required. Does this seem reasonable?
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I would imagine that would be the case. I have a 7' plow on my 2500 HD Chevy so that part I am not worried about. ;D I just need the blower for my walkway, but I have to get across my lawn to do it.
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