So I guess you don't have to cut the sprocket off the shaft anymore?That would be a big job.My local weather guys always show wind charts,i pay attention during fire season.Already posted this in the Snow Tonight/Tomorrow thread. Was thinking I was in this one when I posted. Oh well, post it again.
Thought I had about 6" of wet snow this morning, from looking at the deck.
Had more like 8" in the yard after I got out there. Not as wet as I was thinking it was going to be. Still dry enough to blow well.
Driveway (900') had some pretty big drifts in it in a few places. Just kept working at them til I made one pass through end to end. After that took half widths or less and it went pretty good. Glad the blower has such a tall front end. Never have made drift cutters for it. I should do that some time.
Was out for 6 hours with the tractor cleaning up. Takes time when you are only taking half widths. And still getting a lot of fall out on one side.
Blew some of the tall snow banks on West side back a little. Wind was 20 to 25 mph out of the NW so West side kept drifting back in as I worked. It is open for now, left it for the night and will see what the morning brings.
Listening to the weather tonight there was no mention of the winds or when they may die down. I suppose that now that the wind chill won't kill you they have no interest in it. Seems to me the farmers, outdoor workers, and many other people need to know how bad the wind will be and when they will die down.
2 cars and the truck swept off. Parking and turn around area, 100' x 100', all cleaned out.
Still a little work to do with the small walk behind tomorrow. And (sigh) the shovel.
Tractor and blower were working really well for a change. Nothing broke, all ran fine, and I finished the job. :00000033:
Found a note in my records yesterday where I wrote that leaving the chain idler sprocket on the loose side will reduce the chain noise.
So yesterday when I installed the new idler sprocket and tested it, it was still too loud. I backed the spring tension off and it is much quieter. Today chain and sprockets not sounding like they will all fly apart at any time. I had just replaced the spring with a non stock one and must have had it too tight.
I think I will still have to change out the sprockets. Still seems to be too much noise up front to me. They are looking pretty worn compared to what a new one looks like. Was looking at new sprockets at TSC the other day. But hope I can wait until snow is over for the season.So I guess you don't have to cut the sprocket off the shaft anymore?That would be a big job.My local weather guys always show wind charts,i pay attention during fire season.
You punched in and punched out on the clock yesterday. Now that's some real working. You better take a break today and enjoy the GT.Yesterday sprayed carb with Mac's carb & choke cleaner, put on new fuel filter, swapped out blades on mower deck, greased all zerks on deck/tractor, pulled up some rotted pine stumps, hooked up lawn sweeper & picked up twigs/limbs from thunder storm then set fire to the burn pile. Whooo, I'm tired.:ROF