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JohnEDavies


Joined: Sep 7, 2004
Points: 177

Stop wet snow from sticking?
Original Message   Nov 30, 2005 1:37 pm
Is there anything I can spray on my snow thrower auger housing and discharge chute, and my shovels, to stop wet snow from sticking so badly? I tried silicone, and I did not see any improvement. Do I just need to scrub them down with an abrasive cleaner like Soft Scrub?

Do I just continue to swear?

BTW: We received our first real snow in Spokane - 6 inches and still coming down, more on Thursday. Yahoo! (Last year was record dry!) My 926DLE does great but  sheared a pin on a sprinkler head or something, and the clip holding the chute deflector shaft to the u-joint departed half way through the job. I was glad to have spares, and strongly recommend that everyone have a few shear pins and cotter pins on hand, and a complete set of belts if you are comfortable working on your own machine.

Thanks.

John Davies
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Garandman


Location: South Boston, MA
Joined: Mar 10, 2005
Points: 340

Re: Stop wet snow from sticking?
Reply #1   Nov 30, 2005 2:09 pm
I use candle wax rubbed on, but others have used Pam; Rain-X; automotive wax; and floor wax. There's also a $10 per can concoction that's "specially formulated" for just this purupose....

Do you store your snowblower inside? The snow doesn't seem to stick as bad if you let it cool to ambient temp before commencing.
jubol


Location: Dover, De
Joined: Oct 3, 2003
Points: 1558

Re: Stop wet snow from sticking?
Reply #2   Nov 30, 2005 3:08 pm
John,

What was the temp when you were blowing??

If the temp  was below freezing, the wet slush was sticking to your blower because it was frezzing to the metal. IMHO

                                                                   Fred

Husqvarna STE927(11.5HP) snowblower,  MTD Pro Series 18/42 Lawnmower, MTD 6.5 HP  Self Prop Lawn Mower,  Weedeater 1500 Blower, Web Gensis  2000 
iLikeOrange


Joined: Nov 18, 2005
Points: 119

Re: Stop wet snow from sticking?
Reply #3   Nov 30, 2005 3:23 pm
JohnEDavies wrote:
Is there anything I can spray on my snow thrower auger housing and discharge chute, and my shovels, to stop wet snow from sticking so badly? I tried silicone, and I did not see any improvement. Do I just need to scrub them down with an abrasive cleaner like Soft Scrub?

Do I just continue to swear?......

Thanks.

John Davies


Hi John.  I have always used multiple coats of automotive wax on snow removal equippment. Apply the wax to a clean surface Sometimes during use (wet, sloppy stuff) I will give things a shot of Pam cooking spray.  This all helps out a bit, but some snow is likely to stick regardless what you do.

RnB213


Joined: Dec 19, 2005
Points: 10

Re: Stop wet snow from sticking?
Reply #4   Dec 19, 2005 11:02 pm
http://www.mo-deck.com/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=8

Theres a link to a product which will coat with a polymer i.e making it more like the so called "plastic" shoots equipment is using now

Toro/Lawnboy, Simplicity, Snapper, Husqvarna,Jonsered, Briggs, Tecumseh,Kohler,Honda
toolpig


Joined: Nov 12, 2005
Points: 53

Re: Stop wet snow from sticking?
Reply #5   Dec 21, 2005 5:21 am
Clear bottle of stuff called  "Snow Shooter"   $5.99 can.  Purchased it at Canadian tire but I have seen it at Home depot too.

It works too!  I sprayed it on my neighbors machine and it actually threw snow a little further.

Down side is you have to apply it every time you use your blower.

Ariens 11528 snowthrower, Craftsman 18hp lawn tractor, Craftsman 5hp lawn mower, Craftsman 4.25hp pressure washer, Stihl BG55 leaf blower and vac, Stihl SH26 string trimmer, Husqvarna 365 special Chainsaw, Husqvarna 254XP chainsaw.
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