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Old 10-29-2008, 10:02 AM
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easist way to get a stuck newspaper out of a snowblower

whats the easist way? anyone have some tips? thanks
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:21 AM
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How bout not letting it get in there in the first place??
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:26 AM
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how can you see the newspaper when it is under 6" of snow?
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:27 AM
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just light it on fire and it will disappear... jk. How about knocking out the sheer pins on the auger so they spin freely on the shaft? Our walk crews ALWAYS carrry extra sheer pins.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:35 AM
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just light it on fire and it will disappear... jk. How about knocking out the sheer pins on the auger so they spin freely on the shaft? Our walk crews ALWAYS carrry extra sheer pins.
thats what i was going to say.....pour some gas on it though first since it'll be really wet
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:32 AM
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As a bonus, that'll clear out any ice that's built up in there as well.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:43 AM
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sounds like your machine is underpowered a 20hp should chop sundays news n coupon books right up. on a realistic note pull the pins thatll let you work the blades back n forth to unjam also use a sharp utility knife cut away lil at a time
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:59 PM
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how can you see the newspaper when it is under 6" of snow?
Had a feeling this would be brought up. Normal morning paper deliveries (at least around here) happen between 3:30-5:30am. If your observant you will see some sort of trail or disturbed spot in the snow from the paper being thrown from the car (you could notice those tracks in the snow too) Of course that's assuming the accumulation is already on the on the ground. Safe assumption because that's the reason you are there. When you see this do the right thing and get out of the truck, or stop your blower, get the paper and put it by the door.

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Old 10-29-2008, 05:39 PM
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How about knocking out the sheer pins on the auger so they spin freely on the shaft?
And if it's cought in the shoot take the shoot off. Snowblowers are very simple to work on.
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:03 PM
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I had one stuck in the auger, I just got a sharp knife and kept cutting it until it loosened up. I don't know about pouring gas on it and lighting it on fire...maybe a little drastic.
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:13 PM
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just light it on fire and it will disappear... jk. How about knocking out the sheer pins on the auger so they spin freely on the shaft? Our walk crews ALWAYS carrry extra sheer pins.
i was thinking that too but not with gas, cut it away first then get at the stuck part with one of those little propane torchs
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:23 PM
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i was thinking that too but not with gas, cut it away first then get at the stuck part with one of those little propane torchs
That's what i did with my 2 stage.
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:24 PM
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please say your kidding about the torch

has this happened to you already or are you just anticipating it?

most blowers will suck and blow chunks, but if something does get stuck like mentioned before, turn off the engine, pull the key, pop out the shear pin and have at it.

I sucked up a chain once blowing next to a dumpster, that made one hell of a noise and partially pulled the blower up since the other end of the chain was attached to the dumpster still. Good thing I had bolt cutters in the truck
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