That was the first thing I did a few years ago. Either I didn't do it well enough or that wasn't the problem area.
>>But slippage due to water intrusion is to be expected and not the fault of the friction disc design.
Are you kidding?? TO BE EXPECTED?? thats nuts.
>>Your being very general by saying that the "MACHINE HAS A POOR DESIGN". When it is actually just the drive housing that has to many places for water to get in.
Gee isn't that part of the design?
>>And some holes that are totally exposed on the top of the drive train housing as well. It's the holes on top that
most often are responsible for slippage due to water. Any snow that hits the engine melts and runs right down onto the top of the drive train housing. Also a poor fitting belt cover doesn't help.
>>I in no way meant to infer that most snowblower disc drive problems are caused by operator error
VS >> It was inferred
that anyone buying a blower with a friction drive system should be made aware of the potential problems the system can have. As if it's the system itself that is normally
responsible for the problems. Which I would argue, is not in most cases the truth. It's operator misuse and the age of the rubber on the friction disc
Guess I read operator error again (and again) and that caught my eye.