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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: 11,391

    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: 3,912

    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: 2,714

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

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,239

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

    Defcon 5 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,914

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

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,239

    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: 2,925

    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: 622

    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: 12,174

    The dryer the better

    the weter the never

    Father Snow taught me that