Ours was here, and gone. The sun is out here too. Cold tomorrow, then warming way up.
I bought a (soft) cab with my first tractor-mounted blower. Aside from only having three sides (Sears left the back open in their infinite wisdom), it's priceless.I know there are cabs for a walk-behind snow thrower but I've resisted getting one.
The 3-sided Craftsman was my first cab. As I was mounting it I thiught this thing is useless. Then I climbed inside. It was cramped, dark and hard to see out of, but it was glorious. From that moment on I have always had a cab. No wind blown in the face and all over the controls, just body heat keeps me comfortable, and there is always the thrill of the hunt for an upgrade!I bought a (soft) cab with my first tractor-mounted blower. Aside from only having three sides (Sears left the back open in their infinite wisdom), it's priceless.
A few years later, I added one to my walk-behind (an OTC cab for a Honda blower). Definitely better than nothing, but it's really more of a shield than a cab. Really only protects your face and upper body, and not well if it's windy (the sides don't extend back far enough). Still wouldn't want to go back to no cab...
It would be nice to leave the snow cab on the walk behind but in my case it takes up too much room as well. I'm lucky I can store in the garage with two cars. It gets in the way when turning and maneuvering like you say. I just wait until it stops snowing before I use the snow blower. In most cases I don't even use it. The snow we get, melts in a day or two. I think I use it maybe once a year or not at all. Mine does have power steering, head light, and hand warmers which is nice.The thing is that I wrestle with the walk-behind and turn in tight spaces so I am not always in between the two handles. The cab very much restrains you to stay between the handles. Then also I store it in tight quarters and the cab would get in the way.
I'm pretty much done snow clearing and as usual, the wind was not in my favor.
I plowed this morning. Granted, it was only one wet sticky inch but I got to try out the new blade. The 66" blade clears a lot faster than the 54". I kinda did a number on the soft lawn next to the driveway as I'm not quite used to this behemoth yet.Cold (low 30s), wet (heavy mist and fog) and windy here this morning. Pretty miserable weather.
Looking at a wet mix coming at us for Saturday afternoon and overnight, with a deep freeze into the single digits early next week.
Still not looking at anything plowable until possibly next weekend.
I had a choice of a 48" or a 60" Swisher blade. Since the Husqvarna blade OEM'd by Kova is a 48" I was worried that 60" might be too much for it so I opted for the 48". Now that I see how strong the R322TX can push, I regret not getting the 60". They had it on clearance for half price but now it's back to full retail.The 66" blade clears a lot faster than the 54".