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Sears T1000 Tractor clunky Snow Blower hook-up before the big Nor'Easter? What lube should I use?

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by Don2222, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    Does anyone have one of these clunky blowers to hook up to their tractors before the big Snow Storm?

    Last year we only had one storm that I could have use it, so I did not bother!

    This is the 1st time in two years I had to hook it up! Just a few hitch pins! Oh Ya!

    Well it seems to work!

    What lube to ya use for it?

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  2. nate379

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    Not sure what a clunky blower is? We call them snowblowers up here.

    Lube what? There should be a few zerks and that's about it.
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  3. jgrz0610

    jgrz0610 Burning Hunk

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    You need to load up the lithium grease in the zerks for the blades so if the shear pin goes it doesn't keep trying to spin. (take the pins out and make sure you can rotate those blades...trust me). The gear box is supposed to be lubricated as well but I've never done mine. I spray some Jig-A-Loo (non grease/non silicone magical lubricant) down the chute and that helps keep it running well. You can always get the manual for these old beasts on Craftsman's parts direct website as a free download. Have fun blowing the slush...
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    No snow blower . . . just an ATV plow that was put on weeks ago. Looks like I'll be using it when I get home from work tonight.
  5. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    Thanks, looks like we got mostly rain and some slush, but I hear there is another big storm coming this Saturday.
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    jgrz0610 Burning Hunk

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    I just shoveled 4" slush on my stone driveway. That's a special little slice of hell reserved just for me.
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  7. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello
    Yes, Big Nor'Easter Storm was a Big Dud. See snow map below:

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    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    When mine was new the chute auger would pack, and I used Pam and silicone spray on it ( not both, whichever I had handy ) . Now that the paint is old and faded it doesn't stick any more. I use STP oil treatment instead of white lube. It tends to last longer.
    Grease on any zerks.
  9. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    Well it is coming down real hard right now and the forecast here is 5" to 7" so I will be using it in the morning!

    Possible Snow Watch? It is snowing hard right now! Is he kidding?
    See pic below

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  10. nate379

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    Sounds like it missed you but it wasn't a dud. Maine got hammered pretty good. My brother got about 20" in Houlton. Haven't talked to my folks yet, but I know they got quite a bit as well.
  11. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Yes tha tis correct, even though Salem NH got No snow, the next town North of here Derry got 8 inches!
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    14 inches where I am in eastern ct...
  13. MasterMech

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    Same blower on my little Deere. (Agrifab makes them for all kinds of tractors) Grease the zerks and thats it. The gearbox is sealed. :(Lube the spring pins (for mounting) with your favorite spray lube/grease. Coat the chute with Sno-Jet, Pam, Silicone, whatever. Helps with the slop for sure and makes the powder really fly.

  14. nate379

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    I usually have to angle my blower all the way down so the wind doesn't blow it all in my face. I have a 48" blower on my craftsmen yard tractor.
  15. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    I always have the wind blowing it in my face. LOL

    Wow, 48" I did not know they made them so big! Mine is 42" on a 17 HP Kholer Engine T1000 Tractor with 42" mower deck.

    What size is your machine?
  16. MasterMech

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    Deere puts a 47" on X500 series machines and a 60" on X700 series units. ::-)
  17. nate379

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    26hp I think. Tractor was bought new along with the blower in 1999.

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