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    Snowblower chute

    I was wondering what is the best thing to use to keep the inside of the snowblower chute slippery to help avoid clogging the chute. I read an ad that Fluid Film was good for that. What are some things that snowblower owners use for that purpose? Thanks.
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    I just sprayed a glossy JD yellow paint I got at Tractor Supply after wiping it down with prepsol on my 54"blower. The smooth slick paint job seems to work great even in the sloppy slush I cleared out yesterday.

    I does take 24 hours or more to harden. I think it is an enamel. At least it smells like it and does cure sloooowwww.

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    I usually spray the inside of the chute with a couple coats of silicone spray. I use the fluid film around the base of the chute where it rotates. For me, chute clogging has never been a problem, even in wet snow. These blowers do a great job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonyPark View Post
    I usually spray the inside of the chute with a couple coats of silicone spray. I use the fluid film around the base of the chute where it rotates. For me, chute clogging has never been a problem, even in wet snow. These blowers do a great job.
    Thanks CP. Yesterday, in a heavy, wet, slushy snow I got a clog of slush that plugged the chute. I broke it apart and cleared the chute and all was well. I am running it at 3200 rpm's but I think I need to increase the ground speed, especially with a snowfall of that type.
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    [QUOTE=bob;172877]Thanks CP. Yesterday, in a heavy, wet, slushy snow I got a clog of slush that plugged the chute. I broke it apart and cleared the chute and all was well. I am running it at 3200 rpm's but I think I need to increase the ground speed, especially with a snowfall of that type.[/QUOTE]

    Sounds like you're right on. Different snow densities/moisture contents require different tactics. Sometimes taking less of a cut at a higher ground speed helps in slush. In really wet conditions I found that the fan needs a bit more air to work well for distance.

    Cool off your blower for 10 minutes or so if you store it inside before you go into any snow. Warm metal = frozen on snow.

    I'm a WD-40 pre plow/blow prepper. I buy the stuff by the gallon can, transfer it to recyled spray bottles and really lay it on and into the chute/impeller area. On my plow I always soak the swivel mechs, main pin and trip hinge areas before going out. I do this once again after storms once the blower/plow has been hosed out and blown out with the leaf blower. (WD = "water displacement")
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    If you have Dollar store or something to that affect buy the cheapest (Pam ) cooking spray and spray the chute before you start to blow snow.
    If the snow is wet ,,,KEEP the RPMs up to the max setting... you can use wd40 just about anything of a silcone base or cooking spray. Even waxing the inside of chute .

    Like others , wet snow is the worst... Speed ,amount of bite . If you have a blade ,sometimes I will take the blower off and just use the front blade .
    Oh carry a long stick about a 1x2 about 2' in length and just push it back down inside the blower. Have used a Kids garden hoe or the little garden shovels to dig out the packed ice. It can be a pain in the A_ _ .
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    I use EZ Slide, a graphite based coating!
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    I have a stone driveway. I use car wax on the entire blower at the end of each season. I have had no issues with a clogged chute in any type of snow.
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    Clogged Snowblower

    My Kubota would clog if I looked at it sideways (Sold It)

    The John Deere on the other hand is hard pressed to clog even in road side slush
    Although it has a fresh coat of powdercoat
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