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Re: John Deere 1130 SE
#1   Jan 16, 2014 12:25 pm
This is my 3rd season with the 1330SE. It's actually my first and only snowblower. It's worked well enough for my needs, and is probably a bigger machine than I actually needed. Having said that, I don't think I would want to use this thing in a commercial application. In my opinion, the whole friction disk drive mechanism does not seem very robust, but I guess that type of setup is fairly common in snowblowers.
Re: Where is the snow??
#2   Feb 13, 2012 1:12 pm
I built a house, moved in and bought my first snowblower, 30" dual stage, last year.  All I can say so far is that 1/2" of snow is no match for it.  It tears that $hit up.
Re: While I wait for the snow, what about the fuel?
#3   Dec 26, 2011 1:56 pm
How does forced induction change an engine's compression ratio?  It doesn't impact the bore or stroke of the engine.
Re: The "Friction Wheel" versus The Hydrostatic Transmission drive debate
#4   Dec 22, 2011 10:21 am
I would much prefer a hydrostatic drive, but I'm not sure how much more I would be willing to pay to get one.  I had chest pains paying what I paid for my 1330SE, and it seemed like a decent deal with 10% off and 18 months no interest.  It might be fun to try and reverse engineer a hydrostatic drive.  I'm in my mid 40's, and pretty much every riding mower we ever owned had a hydrostatic drive.  I believe this is the first piece of equipment I've ever owned that has a friction disk drive.  Some of the self propelled push mowers we had when I was a kid may have had a friction disk system, but I'm not sure.
Re: Why there is no HP rating?
#5   Dec 12, 2011 3:57 pm
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