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My ranch in Northern NY obtained 320" of snow and also ice-cold temperature levels for a month. During one see, the snow was so deep I had to use my excavator to remove the roadway. I have just regarding every 3pt add-on ever before made - other than for a snow blower.
I obtained my Woods SB84C in October - with both the hydraulic chute potter's wheel and deflector - and then awaited the snow to start.Unlike the previous winter, El Nino' patterns made the wintertime of 2015-16 the hottest on record and I just had to use my brand-new Woods SB84C snow blower when, but that very first storm dumped 18" in one evening followed by another 6" the next -Â which was enough for me to spend hours with the device and provide you with a complete review.
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Setup was a wind. A simple 3pt connection to the rear of my 55HP tractor adhered to by affixing the shaft to the PTO as well as finally linking the hydraulics to the back remotes. If you don't have remotes, Woods Equipment additionally offers an electrical version or you can just purchase the hands-on chute which is common.
The first day Tests (excellent snow).
My very first 100' worked out till I hit unequal ground, then I started to throw smashed driveway stone via the Chute. This was fixed in 5 mins by adjusting the skid footwears 2-3" less than the factory collection. Afterwards, I did my whole 1500' driveway in 15 minutes with amazing results. I after that began on my dust roads, my barn parking lot, and the limited quarters of the driveway around our residence. Every one of these tests were finished easily.
The Woods Devices Snow Blower could actually toss the snow. On this 25-degree wintertime day I was obtaining plumes 20-30' out after I kicked up my RPMs. The first day's snow was in between a slush and also powder so it was neither light nor heavy.
After the initial hour I knew the Hydraulic chute rotator was a must. I extremely advise either that or the electric version over the conventional manual crank. I did find the Hydraulic chute deflector to be convenient, but it was a deluxe and not as critical as the hydraulic chute rotator.
For this very first tornado I had 18 inches on the ground which provided a great test. But I intended to see what would certainly happen when I had 24" which was near the 26" max height of the SB84C device. I pressed the snow with my loader to obtain a deeper examination. The results were equally as outstanding with the higher snow total amounts - It chewed via the snow easily prior to firing it out in an ideal, uniformed pattern.
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Day 2 Test (Icy snow).
The second day it had actually transformed colder and the softer snow relied on ice overnight. This supplied a much different snow characteristic to test.
The only distinction I saw was that the device would certainly press the snow back for a few seconds prior to the resistance enabled the augers to do their thing as well as draw the snow right into the fan. It chewed through the ice without initiative as well as moved it conveniently.
It was also large to obtain attracted into the chute as well as was harmlessly left behind. A series of smaller rocks were consumed as well as tossed out with the snow. Try to avoid this if possible - and also be really mindful of where your chute is pointed considering that the stones as well as ice will certainly go farther than the snow.
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I ended up costs virtually five hours (over 2 days) with my brand-new Woods SB84C snow blower and I was absolutely delighted and pleased with its performance. It was straightforward to operate, dealt with snow overalls to 24 inches easily, held up against ingested rocks and also ice, and quickly manipulate snow plumes thanks to the optional hydraulic chute potter's wheel as well as deflector.
The device is very well developed and durable. Just like any type of accessory, you get just what you pay for. Snow blowers, like ground engaging tools, take a lot of misuse so make sure you pay attention to information like a heavier scale steel, a four blade blower, as well as strong augers that could deal with rocks and icy pieces without slowing down the unit. Don't forget the smaller details like convenience of upkeep and the capability to clear clogs. Every little thing on my Woods device was easy to reach as well as straightforward to maintain.
Be sure to size your snow blower correctly. Shoveling, even pushing a heavy snow blower, can cause sudden increase in blood pressure and heart rate, and the cold air can cause constriction of the blood vessel and decrease oxygen to the heart. Woods snow blowers do not need a lot of horse power to operate however they do require to be size-matched for the tractor.