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Installed the impeller kit on 930SWE
#1   Apr 10, 2018 9:24 am
This is a couple of months ago. My brother was coming out to visit and I told him he was going to help me replace belts in my blower while he was out. He suggested we do the impeller kit while we were at it. All I can say is wow. What a difference a few small pieces of rubber make. With deep snow I didn't notice much, but when the snow wasn't as deep it still threw really well. This and Kevlar belts is the best money I've ever spent on my blower.
Re: Cub Cadet 3 stage snowblowers?
#2   Dec 16, 2013 8:52 am
I saw one of these the other day at home depot (IIRC). I came here to get the straight poop on the new "feature". I've got one of their 930 machine from a couple of years ago. I notice that their big machine now only have the 12" impeller versus the 16" in the 930/933/945SWE machines. Time will tell if the "3rd stage" is a real improvement. Of course that 420cc motor would be an improvement in itself.
Re: 17HP Kawasaki Powered Snowblower
#3   Jan 4, 2012 5:08 pm
Yup. Single stage.
Re: 4 stroke with no valves, no oil reservoir, capable of 2 stroke rev's plus
#4   Jan 4, 2012 5:05 pm
I'm with the others. This "new" engine has no advantages.
Good luck trying to change the "cam" timing to change intake and exhaust timing.
Also, the convoluted combustion changer would leave a lot of opportunity for areas where the flame front doesn't completely burn the intake charge.
I think cooling it would be $#%*bersome.
He also referenced in the site that the intake volume was increased by 50% but leaves the power to compress the main piston the same. I doubt that. Also, where does he think the power to run those 2 additional pistons comes from. I bet internal friction goes way up.

Rest assured that the Japanese have built this engine in a lab and determined that it has no advantages.
Re: Just got the electricity back after 5 days - What a PITA!
#5   Nov 5, 2011 6:14 pm
mikiewest wrote:
I used a ridgid portable generator for 10 consecutive days during hurricane Irene.It's rated at 6800 running watts and 8500 start up watts.It has a yamaha engine.I ran it 22hrs a day.I paid $900 .I have a 10 circuit manual transfer switch.It provided all the power I needed and had plenty in reserve.Honda,Yamaha,Winco and Gillette are great generators,but cant see why one would spend so much when my generator proved to be reliable at a much lower price.Also Honda's biggest gen is only 5500 running watts.I was quoted $30,000 for a 15,000W kohler standby generator.Thats the going rate up here in NY.It was going to be located about 100 ft from the house.So I figured a $900 portable was a better deal lol, since I will use it maybe once every couple of years.

Yeah. 30 large for 15kW is a bit steep. What does it run on? For that much it should run on water. Your $900 one is the winner there.
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