I Made a Stupid Mistake

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by BlueRam2500, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. BlueRam2500

    BlueRam2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 763

    Sucked up a darn newspaper in my snowblower. It is wedged in one of the inner blades right under the chute. Can't reach it from the top of the auger, tried that already. I looked at the back of the machine and don't see a way to take the machine apart to get it out. Anyone have any tips on how to get it out? I have the machine sitting in my garage and hopefully it will dry out tomorrow and then I can get it out.
  2. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,880

    My grandpa did that, and he just lit it on fire with his torch, LOL. Dont let it get too crazy though
  3. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 584

    propane torch and a pair of pliers
  4. kcplowmata

    kcplowmata Senior Member
    from kc
    Messages: 174

    turn the blades by hand in reverse?
  5. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    .....I found about (+ -) 4000 ft dog lead that was cable and just under the surface, not sure what scared me more the sound of in going into the blower or watching it apear out of the snow like a trap........

    bolt cutters got it out, but now sparky can only go a couple feet, but he has a couple dozen leads to choose from........(LOL)

    It's funny now but like always it happened when I was moven good and cover'n ground.

    Good luck dispatching the dispatch!!:salute:
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,344

    That's what I did after I couldn't reverse it.
  7. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,321

    i have sucked up many newspapers with a kubota with a blower on the front but they just shot across the lawn lol.
  8. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,832

    I cant tell you how many times i have done that. And what makes it worse is it happens at my moms house. LOL. My mom knows the newspaper lady so she gives us extra papers. But she throws them out her window, so they go all over the drive way. I heated mine with a torch also, but be careful. I also used something to pry off pieces of the paper just enough then i pulled it out. Make sure the blower is off and the plug is pulled before you do that. Good luck
  9. SnowplowingTom

    SnowplowingTom Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Lots of water

    Water works great, i sucked up some papers and i got the garden hose out and let the newspaper get wet and it falls apart and easy to pry out.
  10. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 584

    New York Times Sunday edition, a snowblower stopper anytime. Don't believe me, ask my buddy John McCain
  11. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,857

    Try pressure washing it out. It should get soggy enough, it will come out in clumps!