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Adjusting a friction plate

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by Snowman72, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Snowman72

    Snowman72 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I get great performance when the snow blower is in reverse...no problem. Just in forward gears...it stops when I run into deeper snow..( 4 inches). So if it does fin in reverse gears...does it sound like the friction plate just needs adjusting? If this is the case...can someone tell me how to go about doing this?
    Its a snow chief...which was bought out by MTD


    Thanks so much
     
  2. Dodge2

    Dodge2 Member
    from ottawa
    Messages: 30

    You could also adjust the tension on the cable connected to the drive handle, the tighter it is the more pressure it will put on the drive wheel on the friction disk. This could be the other problem.