Snow Blower Plow
Instructions


How to add a plow
to your snow blower.




Snow Blower
Plow Instructions



Snow Blower Plow


Snow Blower Plow


Sometimes there is a need
for a plow rather
than blowing snow.

This is when there is a very windy
day, and because of the way
your property is situated,

you can only blow in one
direction, and have no choice,
but to blow the snow into
the wind.

The snow comes back onto
you, or blows into your
neighbors yard.

The plows works like a
powered scoop.

Works well for light snow
conditions.


To install, place the plow in
front of the machine, line
up the bolts to the machine
and slide to the right.

Lock in place with the
single wing nut.

You only use the power
drive, do not engage the
augers when using your
snowblower as a plow.




Materials Needed


You do not need anything
fancy to build this
snowblower plow.

A piece of 3/4 inch thick
plywood, 30 inches wide and
about 14 inches high,

For a 24 inch wide snowblower.
(whatever you have available).

Center the holes for the bolts
about one inch from the top
of the plywood, centered to
the machine.

Use 1/4 inch bolts, longer
one on the left, shorter
on the right where the wing
nut goes.



Use washers front and back
of the plywood.

Place the bolts through the
plywood, add the washer
and two nuts.



Leave the first nut loose to
the plywood for flexibility
of the plow. (rise and fall).
(hole in plywood is over size).

Tighten the second nut to
the other to lock it in place.

Bend the bolt 90 degrees
(right angle).

All holes are drilled one size
larger than the thickness
of the bolts to allow for
smooth pivoting as the
plow goes over bumps.

The plow must be able to
rise and fall with ease as
the contour of the land
dictates.

Place the plow in front of
the snowblower on level
ground and determine
the position of the holes
to drill on the snowblower.



Use one wing nut for quick
placement and removal.

Place the single wing nut
on the right side.
(looking on from the front
of the augers.)


Safety



Determine if this plow will
function on your snow blower
before building, is there
clearance between the
augers and the plywood?


Other Safety Tips
Use safety glasses, be aware
of people and vehicles.

Stop and let people and
vehicles go by before
proceeding.

Never leave a running snow
blower unattended.

Wear warm mitts and
dress warmly.

Reflective, high visible
clothing is a good idea if
you are working where
there is traffic.


Tip


If your machine doesn't seem
to have enough push, the
friction drive probably needs
cleaning.
(very poor traction, wheels
don't turn)


If it is not a belt problem
and the wheels don't work
properly, clean the drive
friction plate and drive
rubber wheel.

Video on cleaning the
friction drive plate


To clean friction drive, remove
rear plate, remove the 6
screws and remove the plate
to get at the metal friction
disc and rubber wheel,
clean both disc and rubber
wheel..

When the fuel tank is near
empty, you can put the
machine on end without
spilling fuel
from the fuel tank.

With the machine on end
it is much easier
to work on the machine.


More Tips

If the snowblower does not start
right away, and you can smell
gas fumes, the engine is
probably flooded, wait a
few minutes.

Turn the choke all the way
to the left
(completely off) and try starting.

Clean all the snow off the
snowblower after each use,
and top up the fuel, so
the unit is ready for the
next use.

Snow left in the bottom of
the auger after use will
melt from the heat of the
machine and then freeze
causing a layer of ice to
form.
When you attempt to engage
the auger the next time,
the engine will stall, or you
may break the drive belt.


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