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SwedishRider
Rider on the Storm
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join:2006-01-11
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reply to gregamy

Re: [SNOW] The Winter 2012/2013 Thread

Well, my AWD Rider snow thrower was finally put to use today after about a foot of snow last night, and it was UNSTOPPABLE!!

With no tire ballast, no wheel weights, and no chains, and starting from the bottom of my driveway, up a constant 9-degree slope, it never slipped or hesitated once!! It bit the ground and somehow knew where to send traction. Snow was flying at peak setting at least 40-50 feet. It was super impressive. I got done in record time, and got two of my neighbor's driveways done so I could get some more seat time.

I had a couple of quick videos shot from indoors, but during the next storm, I intend to get some better video. These videos really don't do it justice... but at least for now you can have a look.

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=dA75fPyRufs


»www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUhFW1F2Rqg


I did learn from this first trial, and I have some pathway ideas to make next time easier. But this is one tough machine. I honestly thought about getting some chains before the storm just to have them on hand for when my machine started to slip on the steepness, but I would have never used them. Frankly, that Rider has better traction than my vehicles. When I was all done, and the road was packed with a slick, icy coating (sun was coming out), I tried to navigate up it, just to see if it could do it, and it never spun, complained or hesitated. It was freakish actually!

Consider me impressed!


Harddrive
Proud American and Infidel since 1968.
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Congrats! That thing's a beast.
And after looking at the accessory product page, you need the broom attachment to be able to finish up the little stuff left over.



meskinct
Mad Scientist at Work
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join:2002-01-07
Southbury, CT
reply to SwedishRider

So how large of a propane tank does it have on-board?



SwedishRider
Rider on the Storm
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join:2006-01-11
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kudos:1

said by meskinct:

So how large of a propane tank does it have on-board?

Nice. You laugh... but I actually did ask the dealer if Husqvarna made a propane model before I bought my Rider.