This is my first post. I have a 1973 Case snow blower attachment for
a Case 220 garden tractor. After many years of clearing New York
winter snows from my 150 foot driveway, this is not "blowing" snow,
but more like "dribbling" it. I'm aware that all snow is not the
same, but after 34 years of use, I know it is sick. MY QUESTION is:
What should the clearance be between the auger and the housing? This
might be called "gauging" the auger? I would appreciate all tips on
what the setting should be, and the best way to do it. There are
adjustments on the auger shaft.....any tricks on this???
I need more info on this blower and model of tractor. Is this a front mount
blower? Is the blower shaft driven from a hydro case or is it belt driven som
where? My thinking is that something is sli[pping or the blower is not
getting full power. Plus check the bearings, do they turn smoothly, can you
grease them or are they sealed. Thats where I would start but then again
maybe you have checked all of this out already
This is probably way too obvious but my blower has shear bolt four of
them. Two on each side and they are designed to fail when an
unmovable object is encountered.
they also just wear out with hard use and I keep replacement on hand.
Are you sure your auger is turning when you engage it??
I know most blowers have a safety device or kill switch which prevent
the operator from actually seeing the auger when it is engaged. Have
a helper check it for you if you haven't already.
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