When your wife is not happy with your new surprise purchase and so you loose your only help to get this out of the truck. Lol As you can see my 107 is excited to see the snow thrower it even came up to the gate to look at it.
I don’t actually have a driveway to say I have a sidewalk and then we have a sidewalk that goes up and down the block so I’ll probably just taken when we have a decent snow if we have one I’ll drive up my sidewalk and up my little driveway and then probably clear the rest of the block just to play with my new toy thank you for all the positive feedbackDonald - Kraig is exactly right, that's a really clean QA36, not missing many if ANY parts. Probably didn't get a lot of use. A 10 hp is about the smallest engine you can effectively blow snow with. I first tried my QA-36 with a K-181 an 8 hp and it was slow going. A creeper would really help, or a hydro.
I've used a FARMALL SUPER H with a loader and 80 inch wide blade for snow removal the last 27 winters, even the one we got 101.4 inches of snow locally. I had piles of snow 10 ft high that winter.
Thank you for the pointers I will be sure to do that hopefully this will be my first year I also have a 54 cub 42 a and a 44 age however I actually live in the city and I really don’t have enough room to drive them I guess I can plow the streets but as I get older the bigger tractors are just too hard to work on so this little garden tractor has quickly become my favoriteI'll disagree with Dennis, I used a 36" thrower on my 73 w\ 8hp with no problems. There is a trick to those throwers and that is keeping it full "just enough" and it'll toss it just fine. So as you're putting along making passes you steer into the snow just enough to keep the unit full and working good but not enough to drag down the rpms and lose performance. And the big variable is the type of snow, that wet sticky slushy snow is just a bear, most of the time it'll throw it but sometimes it's on the edge of plugging the chute vs throwing it. And keep the interior of the unit clean and painted. A lot of guys like graphite paint for the chute. It helps stop plugging.
I delivered the mail for 4 years the snow and rain were always in my face not to mention Germany in 83 - 85 with an infantry unit it snowed all year lolMy QA-42a throws snow very well. I was unaware that there were 4 paddle and 2 paddle versions until Charlie mentioned it last year. My CW-36 on my 100 is a 2 paddle and it's not aged well...so it basically sucked. But I haven't clogged the chute once on my QA-42 on the 1450, no matter what type of snow and how deep. Granted, we haven't had a large amount of snow in the past 2 years but at the end of my driveway I can get through the piles left by the friendly plow truck driver... and it's usually soaked with the snow melting from road treatment.
Biggest thing is making sure everything is in good working shape and learning to recognize the "sweet spot" between feeding and blowing the snow. That hydro 107 is definitely a plus and should not have any trouble... now all you need is a cab or windscreen cuz you'll find that no matter what direction you're going, the wind will be blowing the opposite way and you'll be wearing as much snow as you blow.
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