First, Merry Christmas to all and may the New Year treat you and your loved ones with good health and kindness.
We have had a few hits of snow so far this year in the Maritime Provinces of Eastern Canada. Some have been a bit nasty, thus far the snow blower has stood its ground. I have it mounted on a 1026R.
The chute got locked today and would not move. I was going through some heavy frozen sleet and ice the municipal plow loaded in my driveway.
This is my first season with the blower and the 1026R. I examined the cables and the hydraulics for the chute and it appeared there was a buildup of ice underneath the cowling that houses the cables.
I am curious, anyone else ever have this problem? Am I doing something wrong? Seems to me this should not happen. I don't feel I was pushing the equipment to hard.