How to maintain the snow blower

Like all engines, the snow blower must be regularly serviced. Cold, snow, ice and road salt are hard working conditions for every machine. Brand manufacturers like MTD recommend maintenance every 25 hours. For many, 25 hours of run time is enough to overcome the winter. But some people will wonder how to get snowflakes into the workshop so often. Alternative to professional workshops, of course you can also wait for the snowman.

Especially before storing in the summer, snow people should be well maintained so it is not damaged and ready for use in the coming winter. Rust on the cover, which is also deposited in the fuel and oil tanks, can seriously affect the snowman’s readiness to operate. In the worst case, make a major overhaul. Protective covers for gardening tools are available, depending on the size of the snowman, you can also use real protective covers for garden furniture.

Each blower is of course unique and you should review the accompanying instructions for use and maintenance of the materials. Need a detailed description of what the snow blower needs. In an electric snow blower, of course, there is no exhaust but many moving parts must be maintained.

I am not a snowman myself, but I try to provide the best and easiest information possible. However, people should judge whether they want to make their own snow-blowers. The first time will be difficult and complicated, but if you have all the tools and help available, you should be ready in 30 – 60 minutes.

1. Check tire pressure

The snow blower checks tire pressure and snow chains when snowmen sit on flat tires for months, pressure points are created, and the tires last less. It is better to store snowflakes in such a way that the wheels are not loaded or that the tires are inflated to maximum tire pressure. Maximum tire pressure is usually on the side of the tire. Air pumps have pressure gauges

2. Remove snow chains:

No maintenance, just make sure the wheels are not directly on the chain. The snow chain is extremely useful especially if the snowball has its own drive. Without snow chains, the wheels spin quickly when started. Sheep chains for snow blowers. Of course, snow chains also last longer when stored clean and dry. So clean dirt, snow and salt, let it dry and then store it together with snowflakes.

3. Mechanical control of ejection

The adjustment channel works with many geared snow blowers. They should be checked for smoothness and maintained with a maintenance spray bottle (silicone or other means). Who cleans a good launcher and provides silicon or nano coating, can throw snow in and prevent the release in mud.

4. Check the cutter and blower

Blowers to ensure that there is no trash in the drill or fan cylinder, be it mechanical wire or conductor, the next time it is used. Also, you should see if the plant has broken bones or other signs of fatigue. Having a screw next to the actual drill ensures that snow can be thrown further. This must also be checked and maintained.

5. lubricate plain bearings

Many milling machines have one or more grease nipples in the center cylinder (pictured between the fingers and the “milling machine”) must be provided with grease gun lubrication. They are usually located on the central cylinder of the snow drill on the left and right of the central transmission (probably the wrong term). To top up, first, clean the grease nipple from the outside of the dirt so that no dirt is introduced with the lubricant. Then use grease gun to press on the lubricant until it spills a bit. Disposable gloves are recommended for this job.

6. Milling (rolling) the transmission

Check to see if lubricant comes out of the worm gear. If necessary, skip and replace.

7. Milling test slide chute

Snow blowers Skids and outer casing check if the athletes (to adjust the compensated height of the screws) are in order. The factory is not allowed to grind the soil but only snow. That is why skis are so important. However, in electric models, routers are often equipped with rubber lips, so they don’t rely too much on athletes. However, if you want to remove snow from the ground or loose gravel, be sure to adjust the slip properly, otherwise you will quickly land and rock around your ears and break the snowflake. The runner’s underside and front may wear out over time, so they can no longer complete their tasks. Also check if the skate height and direction are still correct, adjust if necessary.

8. Clean outside houses

Water and salt are pure poisons for metals, and sometimes snowflakes are summoned in a wet cage. To prevent snow from slowly rusting, snow should be cleaned and any rusting point should be properly treated before storage. There is paint that you can immediately apply to rust. Or grinding rust and then paint. Optional only places or larger area.

9. Change the oil

If the snowflake lasts for several months, the particles can deposit in the used engine oil dirty and cause problems at the next use, which then requires expensive repair. So better before storing oil using fully drained (oil tank). The best cardboard or something inferior to prevent potential oil disaster. Slightly tilt the snowflake to let all the oil escape. Then fill the oil tank with fresh oil. So the snowman is getting ready for the coming winter.

10. Clean spark plugs

Snow blower Cleaning and checking the spark plug Carefully unplug the ignition cable, remove the spark plug (anticlockwise), then clean the electrodes and thread with a wire brush. Ensure that the distance between the two electrodes is optimal (depending on the respective ignition system). Optional some copper or lead glued on the thread (but not too much, otherwise paste the electrodes on the back). Then carefully turn it with your finger and make sure the thread is not wrong. Only tighten it with a 1/4 wrench if you have turned it firmly with your hands. If you twist the spark plug incorrectly by force (lever with a wrench), you can damage the internal thread (close to the engine) and perform a very expensive repair.

11. Gasoline discharge

Fuel blends such as gasoline have an expiry date. This is because some components evaporate and the rest form a greasy film. If this happens in engines, fuel tanks and piping, this can lead to problems at the next start requiring expensive professional maintenance. Blowing pan Fuel tank There are fuel additives that keep the fuel from burning for 6 months. But that doesn’t necessarily last from spring until the next blizzard. It is safer to empty tanks, pipes and carburetors. But you will never manage to give out every last drop. Therefore, if you want to be on the safe side, you should first put the fuel additive in the tank (snow blower or shake to mix) and run the engine for a few minutes to mix the fuel with the additive in socks. Both engine parts and chains are front you draw fuel. If a little fuel remains after pouring, a few drops are still protected by the additive. When the engine is running at the same time, a replacement clean oil is introduced into the engine. To release the gas from the tank depending on the snow hose, simply pull the fuel supply hose out of the tank and start fueling. At the same time, gasoline can run out of taps. If you have a pair of long pliers and you really want to catch each drop, you can wipe the floor with a long clip and paper towels. Carburetor defrost valve (Who thinks dehydration is easier, again, hint: that’s exactly what you want to prevent volatile components from leaving only sticky teeth.) Fuel Drainage can be consumed, for example, in a leaf blower. It is even more important to get the fuel out of the carburetor as having a sticky fuel residue can cause more damage and be harder to clean in the tank. Fuel can be discharged from the carburetor through the plug or exhaust valve of the carburetor.

Note: With the first snow there is always the question: Why didn’t the snowman start? The most common cause: Because fuel is left in the carburetor and fuel tank in the summer. The backlog of difficulty put the tube and supply fuel to the carburetor carburetor.

12. Tip: Shank shear shaft

A good blower has an axle safety pin that serves as a predefined break point. It is better to latch this instead of the entire shaft when the snow is stuck. But if you only have snow and a broken pen, there’s a spare safety pin in your hand. In snow chaos it is often difficult to bring the blowers to the next qualified snowmaking workshop. In the video, Dino mentioned that sometimes he tried to nail instead of the original safety pin, but they usually didn’t last long. The key in any case is anything you use instead of breaking the spindle.

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