If I run over the newspaper hidden in the snow the shear bolts bend
but do not shear - then my belt burns and rips apart which is a major
hassle to change. Yes, I have quadruple checked that I have the
original Ariens shear bolt part. Is this a problem that the belt is
slipping and not able to give enough pressure to cut the bolts? It's
a fairly new snow blower. Thanks.
On Dec 30, 8:03 pm, poison email@example.com wrote:
I'll bet if you ran over a rock instead of a newspaper, the shear
bolts would shear becasue its an impact, the newspaper is too soft and
absorbs too much of the impact...
Just like an impact wrench can exert 300 ft lbs yet you can hold it
So maybe you can take the new shear bolts and cut a notch in them to
weaken them before you install them.. so when they try to bend they
Or loosen the belt more so it slips easier when the blade jams and you
can shut the engine off before it burns the belt
Or tighten the belt so the jam stalls the engine
Well, if he posted "Today I picked up the newspaper.", that wouldn't
generate too much chatter here would it?
Besides, he said it was hidden in the snow.
Perhaps a better Q is why doesn't the delivery service put it in the
newspaper box on the post?
We don't need no stinkin' posts.
ACtually you have a point. It might be too much to ask for the paper
to be in the box every day, but maybe when it's snowing the guy would
do it for the OP.
Sort of similar, I constantly tried to get the UPS etc. guys to leave
a note if they also left my package, so if a package were stolen I'd
know it came. But once I got one guy to do it, he was transferred.
So I started getting packages sent to a friend's business.
This year the news broadcast video of people stealing packages off of
Yes, another problem. Also with the mailman, who occasoinsally leaves
slips about certified mail. I'm usually here and he know is but I
thin he just doesn't bring any cerified mail with him at all since
most people aren't home.
poison firstname.lastname@example.org wrote in
Maybe you should throw the payment at him when he goes by. If he claims
he did not get payment, tell him it must have gotten chewed up in the
snowblower because it got burried in the snow LIKE THE F*ING NEWSPAPER.
It's called local news. Not everyone sits around their local Star
Bucks reading the news on their wi-fi network. I have to take my kids
on various errands etc and it's good to have and yes it sure beats
getting a cell phone with web access.
On Dec 30, 10:46 pm, email@example.com wrote:
I don't think I ever said they were pins??? They are bolts (as I
said) with two notches cut and a lock nut on the end. I do keep the
auger shaft lubricated with like a Mobil 1 brand grease tube (used in
a grease gun.)
On Dec 31, 6:32 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
The original Ariens shear bolt is brass...in color anyway. I just
bought some aftermarket shear bolts by Oregon and they are the exact
same size but not brass. I've always had excellent experience with
parts by Oregon. I think my Stihl 025 chainsaw is now like 60% Oregon
parts now. Anyway I'll give these a whirl and see what happens. Like
the other posters have said maybe with the newspaper it absorbs the
initial impact etc.
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