The 8 Rules of Snowblowing

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By TBN December 23, 2017 00:47
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There’s a lot of talk on TractorByNet about snow removal. It’s an important job for tractor operators in cold climates and we’ve got to be honest, it’s also one of the most fun things you can do with your tractor. This article is based on a very popular post on TractorBynet called “Snowblowing rules of thumb” posted by one of our members in Michigan, smfcpacfp. Those of you in Michigan know what you’re talking about when it comes to snow. So we’ve pulled together the 7 Rules of Snowblowing for easy access and quick reference. These rules are good tips for safety as well as efficiency when operating snowblowers. As always, consult your specific snowblower’s operator’s manual for safety guidelines.

Rule #1
Don’t put your hand in the moving augers or any moving parts!

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If your auger gets clogged or jammed, you absolutely must power off your tractor and make sure there’s no chance of your auger moving prior to performing any service. Don’t mess around with this rule! Safety first.

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By TBN December 23, 2017 00:47
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3 Comments

  1. JonnMero December 27, 10:51

    This should be rule #1, #2, and #3!

  2. JonnMero December 27, 10:58

    Also: Never use a shear pin that is too strong for your equipment! Remember the shear pin is there to protect your tractor or mower, so over-dimensioning it may incur expensive repairs.

  3. Dave December 27, 21:38

    That’s the first rule my friend 9-Fingered Rick taught me….. True story!

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