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    Default Snow sticking to bucket.

    Is there anything we can put on the bucket to keep the snow from sticking to it?

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    Default Re: Snow sticking to bucket.

    My friend Alex uses buttered flavor Pam. I asked why butter flavor ? His answer : low cholesterol ! I spray mine with WD-40,seems to help.
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    Default Re: Snow sticking to bucket.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey7 View Post
    Is there anything we can put on the bucket to keep the snow from sticking to it?

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    Default Re: Snow sticking to bucket.

    Diesel fuel in a garden sprayer. Spray silicone might work also. That's what we used on the snowblower when I was a kid.

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    Default Re: Snow sticking to bucket.

    I still use spray silicone, but it does wear off fairly quickly.
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    Default Re: Snow sticking to bucket.

    This stuff appears to be the ticket, lasts a long time and is used by professional snow removers. It's suppose to stay on and not evaporate like other spray on applications. Fluid Film: Corrosion Preventive, Lubricant and Rust Inhibitor
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    Default Re: Snow sticking to bucket.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey7 View Post
    Is there anything we can put on the bucket to keep the snow from sticking to it?

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    After the first snow this year I used something called Sno-Jet. Hasn't snowed enough to plow since so I don't know how it works. Its for plows and snow blowers. I've attached a before picture.
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    Default Re: Snow sticking to bucket.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey7 View Post
    Is there anything we can put on the bucket to keep the snow from sticking to it?

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    A few things will help for a while but nothing will work for long. As you push the snow, the force used to move it and pack it into the bucket melts it a little bit. Then it solidifies and sticks. It's the reason why snowblower snow is hard.

    That's why buckets really stink for snow removal! Blades allow the snow to slide off and move to the side. But, if all you have is a bucket, the silicone spray would be about the best. If you could rig up a 3 pound hammer with a spring and a rope so you could pull the rope and bank the bucket when in the pull dump position that may help. But that's just a wild idea

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    Default Re: Snow sticking to bucket.

    Quote Originally Posted by john_bud View Post
    A few things will help for a while but nothing will work for long. As you push the snow, the force used to move it and pack it into the bucket melts it a little bit. Then it solidifies and sticks. It's the reason why snowblower snow is hard.

    That's why buckets really stink for snow removal! Blades allow the snow to slide off and move to the side. But, if all you have is a bucket, the silicone spray would be about the best. If you could rig up a 3 pound hammer with a spring and a rope so you could pull the rope and bank the bucket when in the pull dump position that may help. But that's just a wild idea

    jb
    JB,

    I rarely disagree with you (perhaps because we're both from WI ), but I've used nothing but a loader bucket the last 3 years, and haven't had any issue with stickage.

    If it feels like there's some snow staying behind, a good rap on the asphalt at full dump is all it's ever taken to release it.

    Now my new tractor might be a different story, as the bucket actually has PAINT on it, instead of rust. I must say though, I'm not aware of rust having any particular qualities which would aid in snow-release.

    Of course, as I'm running R-4's, I probably won't be able to fill the bucket in the first place!

    We got about 3" of wet snow last night, so tonight we shall see...

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    Default Re: Snow sticking to bucket.

    I find once it is good and cold snow does not stick much. At the start of the season I spray graphite on the bucket and snowblower insides and it seems to work well. Again, a rap on the ground or a "bounce" by dropping the FEL has always worked for me.

    Good luck.
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