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Snowcaster!? More like Snow"Dominator"!!!

2134 Views 13 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  slkpk
With the talk of a blizzard for today (wed, 29th) i just stayed home from work. okay i was told i was staying home from my wife. she didn't want to be left with the shoveling. glad it was me who was stuck with that chore. Finally got a chance to run the snowcaster/446 and it was awesome. especially for being 33-34 degrees and wet heavy snow. Had to take out the plugs and pour a little gas in each cylinder and jump/charge the battery. After alittle coaxing and some sweet talk she fire up! she hadn't been started since late nov. I hate not having any snow! after spining out on the slope of the drive and not having the height adjusters set just rite. still set higher from the PO (wifes uncle) had a gravel drive. helping it up in reverse (getting off and grabbing fender and slowly working it back up to dry concrete. the two 96lb ww's and me (205) still had a bit of trouble. but all's well. until i ran out of gas and had to run down the the station for more.

sorry no action shots, couldn't talk my better half into coming out. she was getting ready for work anyway.

sorry about the format of this post. getting tired, past my bedtime.

(forgot to mention the curled drift at the end of the driveway was 3.5 - 4 ft tall and hard. had to make multiple slices at it.

sorry boys won't have any pics til tommorow. can't remember how and i'm going to bed. i like looking at pics just as much as the next guy just not posting them. have to have the wife help me tommorow.

It's like they say "Alway's leave 'em wanting more"
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I used mine on Tuesday. 446 with a P218 transplant. I had to nibble at the wet snow, kind of ****** me off. I got out the 224 with the 54 inch blade and pushed a little, it did NOT like that heavy snow. Back on the 446 and had to baby the snow. Went to the garage and checked the clutch adjustment, all OK there. Still stopped the snow caster in a full head on bite of the wet stuff. Worked it slow and steady and cleared the main portion of the drive. Today went into town and stopped at TSC. Got a 5/8 wide belt to put on the front clutch/PTO drive and WOW what a beast again. I cleaned the rest of the drive and even cleaned up all the piles where the 224 had pushed in into a wall. I believe this is the first time I have ever heard the Gov kick in on the 446. It stopped for nothing, to the point of almost stalling the engine, and absolutely NO slippage.
the drift from the city plow. made one pass out and then on the return trip towards the house he plugged it rite up. wasn't looking forard to it. but the 446 sure showed me. i'll take that any day.
That's why it's called outdoor POWER equipment.:trink40:
When you hear that Onan go into the governor, you know everything is working right and doing it's job ...

insert Tim Allen grunts here:fing32:
well here ya go boy's the nice broadside shot is of when the onan sucked all the gas out of the tank and i had to leave her on the the side of the street to run and get gas.:banghead3 i also had to jump the battery to start her up again! but no worries. HAD WAY TO MUCH FUN!!!:thThumbsU

well for whatever reason we can't figure out how to have these pic's show up. just cell phone pics. but clicking on them should be able to bring them up. it worked for me. let me know.

Awesome little beasts aren't they.
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