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Question for guys with Blowers

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by DaySpring Services, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I ordered a Snow Blower for my Bobcat a couple weeks ago. I'm planing on Blowing one of my accounts. It's a Apartment complex. Does blowing leave the blacktop cleaner? I mean after plowing it leaves that thin layer or ice and snow buildup. My Experience with snow blowers on driveways is a cleaner finish than plowing. Here is what the complex looks like http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=64602
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I would think if you get to it before cars drive all over it it should clear pretty good .
  3. snowman55

    snowman55 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,071

    bobcat blowers hace a cutting edge on then and they scrape pretty well. stock ones wear quickly look for an after market one that is 3/4" thick when you need a new one

    It is very common to want to tip the blower to scrape better (like you would with a bucket).
    Do not do this!!! It will wreck your blower and scrape worse.

    look how it sitts on the machine. you should have the arms all the way down and rotate to blower just till the edge comes into contact with the ground. now adjust your shoes to hit ground at same time.

    if you dont run it this way you will grind off the sides and wear down the auger and not get a good scrape.

    we have been running these for several years and love them but there was a learning curve
  4. KSSS

    KSSS Junior Member
    from idaho
    Messages: 10

    I am glad I am not the only one. I have to fight the tendancy to rock the blower forward. It works a lot better when it is flat.