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We've got some of the biggest snowbanks now that I can remember for a long time. Maybe global warming took this winter off!

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Had about 10 inches of total snow and more is on the way.





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Latest machine in Tim's turnstile of snowblowers is this one, called a Hahn Eclipse. Most backwards design I've ever seen....the secondary auger is a two-bladed paddle, and the front auger is powered by a chain that is driven from the rear wheels!

I picked this thing up and thought it was the screwiest thing I'd ever seen, but man this thing can move snow!!!!

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Tim! Where on earth do you find all these blowers. Some of them should be in a museum. Fun to see all the design tho.
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Had about 10 inches of total snow and more is on the way.


We got about 18" over the last 3 days ....and we expect 4"-6" again tonight to tomorrow. Ariens still holding up like a champ ...I must say i'm getting to use this A LOT more than I thought I would. It's one snow storm after another.

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We got about 18" over the last 3 days ....and we expect 4"-6" again tonight to tomorrow. Ariens still holding up like a champ ...I must say i'm getting to use this A LOT more than I thought I would. It's one snow storm after another.
Theres a blizzard warning for the morning, but the accumulation isnt suppose to be too much. Looks like more storms are slated for the week too. I want to go sledding.


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Theres a blizzard warning for the morning, but the accumulation isnt suppose to be too much. Looks like more storms are slated for the week too. I want to go sledding.

Yeah the news here mentioned that you all had the blizzard warning ...the commute to work in the morning should be fun ...let's hope we all don't find ourself sledding with the X


OH DON'T FORGET THE SUPER TEMPERATURE ....0 and below ...dress warm
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Tim! Where on earth do you find all these blowers. Some of them should be in a museum. Fun to see all the design tho.
Craigslist. And every time I get done with one, and it runs and performs perfectly, someone ends up seeing it, has to have it, and offers me cash

I'm one of those guys that when he sells something, everyone wants it, because they know it's done meticulously and done right. That Hahn was a $25 purchase that hadn't run in years, had a busted chain, and a VERY gummy carb. The right axle has a slight bend to it, hence the homemade idler wheel, as it slackens and tightens slightly as it goes. Come spring, I'll heat up the axle, bend it back into place, and give it a good paint job and wheel and auger bearings. They're not bad, but I like peace of mind

That, and at the time I ended up parting with my Snowbird, I was pretty packed in in the garage with lawn tractors. I loves to play with that stuff

Always loved working on old cars, but these things take up far less space....

Next project on the agenda is a Wheel Horse 857 with an 8 HP Kohler (this is a representative photo)......

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My 2005 did a new thing today. I woke up to 6 inches of new snow, and -18F temperature.

My MDX started up no problem, and I turned on the seat heater. Half way to work I turned off the seat heater, to which the Nav lady said "Radio Off", and then the radio shut off (and no, I did not touch anything related to the voice command system). That's a new one for me. Maybe another manifestation of the radio control gremlins.
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My 2005 did a new thing today. I woke up to 6 inches of new snow, and -18F temperature.

My MDX started up no problem, and I turned on the seat heater. Half way to work I turned off the seat heater, to which the Nav lady said "Radio Off", and then the radio shut off (and no, I did not touch anything related to the voice command system). That's a new one for me. Maybe another manifestation of the radio control gremlins.
The blizzard warning was a fluke. Nothing happened. Currently its -1 degrees outside, real feel of -14.

Thats some weird issue. I dont know if I could hear this before, but when I switch vent modes I can hear the motorization. Not sure if this is just weather related or I am just paranoid. It doesnt sound bad at all.


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The blizzard warning was a fluke. Nothing happened. Currently its -1 degrees outside, real feel of -14.

Thats some weird issue. I dont know if I could hear this before, but when I switch vent modes I can hear the motorization. Not sure if this is just weather related or I am just paranoid. It doesnt sound bad at all.
Prob cause it's so freaking cold out.


This is the first time I had to get gas in the 5 gallon gas can, more than once. We are gettting clobbered this year and how.

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Couple of inches today, no biggie for the X. Tomorrow's high is predicted to be 9.

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News said that for the season so far we got around 85" of snow here. That's in a month and a half by the way. That's an average of nearly 2 inches a day...


TIM: you should do some before and after repair pics ...would love to see how some of those things look before you sell them after all the work.
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Most of the time, I don't go through painstaking efforts to pretty them up. Just too darned cold. Occasionally if I think it's a machine I intend to keep (which doesnt last long), I'll go through and give it a decent cleaning. But when you're trying to move them at a price point, performance beats pretty.......

Got my hands on this Snowbird last night for $50, from Craigslist. It's an S-226, but a much larger and older machine from the other S-226 I had. The guy claimed it ran great, and only needed a belt.

I went over to the guy's house last night at about 9, it's about 2 degrees out, and the wind is howling. He has the machine sitting in front of his house near his front door and it's just covered with snow and solid packed ice. He said it'll fire right up, and I'm thinking, no way.....

One gentle pull and the machine came to life!

The augers were frozen solid, so I'm letting it sit inside here at work to thaw, and it seems that the thing's going to be just fine

Here's a shot with my cell camera, I may come in here tomorrow and turn a wrench on it and do some fine tuning. This is potentially a museum piece, it's that nice, except for the surface rust on the engine tin.

And, now the Hahn is up for sale.....
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Hey it's above 32 ...haven't seen that in weeks. It's both a good and bad kinda feeling ...glad for the warmer weather to melt some of the snow ...but with melting snow comes ice when it refreezes which isn't much fun when driving.
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