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Engine snow dust protection (345 in this case) ???

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I read a thread about the 500s needing a grill cover so I am assuming each model is different.

the grill on the 345 doesn't seem like it will need protection from snow dust as the kawi cooler air exits there and quite forcefully I might add.

But it looks like MUCH snow dust will enter through the hood slots pulled to the radiator screens by the cooling fan-

Is there enough heat from a warm cooler to melt the snow dust as it enters for say an hour or two in 0F weather?

Or is a foam filter required to cover the slots in the hood?

seems like ones that attach to the inside of the hood would work well.

any one with experience in this area?
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I used my 345 for 10 years blowing snow, last year I lodge 94 hour blowing snow and have never even thought of a grill cover. I never have any snow on the front of tractor just water drops so I'm going to say it must be hot enough.
This year I will be using my newer GX345 with the same blower. I blow out 2- 450 feet driveway and 2 turn arounds.
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No need to worry about "dust" when blowing snow.
thanks for the info guys, sounds like a non issue!

and that is good news! :thanku:
No need to worry about "dust" when blowing snow.
DTLMG, that sounds good but I am curious, do you mean no problem on the 345 or tractors in general??

I do know snow dust is much less of an issue witha 4-stroke than a 2-stroke anyway! but it's a big issue with sleds... some even have carb heaters...

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No problems at all. Check out the pics in this thread of a GX345 in hood-deep snow. I got a few icicles, but it never even hinted at having an issue with the snow being pulled in.
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