1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

Backback blower for snow?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Spence92, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. Spence92

    Spence92 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    I recently bought a red max back pack blower. I've been wanting to use it for some sidewalks I do.

    My question is,
    Should I adjust anything? Like gas/ oil mix?

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,750

    SOME have a cold weather kit that blocks off some of the intake. Might look into that.
  3. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,868

    I've never had a problem without changing anything and I will use a redmax and an echo
  4. TheXpress2002

    TheXpress2002 2000 Club Member
    from Canton
    Messages: 2,644

    We use backpack blowers on all of the very high ratio snows. Awesome results
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,477

    How does that work with sandals? Will that procedure also be covered by Father Snow?
  6. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,512

    Lmao...Father Snow???...Who are you talking Aboot??
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,477

    Some guy that wears manpris and sandals for snow work.
  8. Spence92

    Spence92 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Must be all the sissies who ride around in a plow truck all night, and make us men do all the shoveling...
  9. Spence92

    Spence92 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    OK. Thanks for all the help guys, this will be my 2nd year shoveling, I'm 17. I will give my dealer a call and see what they suggest.
    Again thanks! I will be on here more often
  10. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,521

    Snow has to be light otherwise blowers wont work. Does well when the temps are lower
  11. 32vld

    32vld Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 617

    Snow has to be dry, light, to work well. As the moisture and depth increase they then are not worth using.
  12. Spence92

    Spence92 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    I know I know, snow has to be light and fluffy...
  13. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,396

    The dryer the better

    the weter the never

    Father Snow taught me that