That does look pretty beefy. A rubber wheel drive system? How does that work?Those do look pretty sweet, but I wouldn't have much long-term faith in them. That's too many parts slapped onto a light-duty machine.
Yeah but Toolin, you're rig will turn sharper than that one at the top!That does look pretty beefy. A rubber wheel drive system? How does that work?
Heh, speaking of too many parts slapped on a light-duty machine... sounds like my situation (below). The Auger asm weighs half what the tractor does. Four wheels also.
But it doesn't fit down the front walk (in left of picture), so would be nice to have a smaller walk-behind for that. Or I suppose I could just break down and use a shovel...
The vast majority of snowblowers use a friction wheel drive system for the different ground speeds and reverse. As far as I know today, the only ones that don't are the hydrostatic drive units like Hondas and Yamaha. It's real similar to the drive system on a Snapper rear engine rider if you've ever seen one. Here's a clip on it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lorbol4sUdw..A rubber wheel drive system? How does that work?
You can steer it with the triggers on the handles that go to the brakes. slkpkIt just looks like it would be harder to manhandle to steer, unless it has some sort of steering control that would turn the wheels on one side faster that the other. Otherwise you're fighting twice the traction to try to manhandle it to turn. I've got my hands full with mine that only has 2 wheels. Mine has never wanted for traction, but I have wanted for strength to make it turn
Speaking of triggers on the handles.You can steer it with the triggers on the handles that go to the brakes. slkpk