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    Snow Blower Chute Clearing Tool

    I found this inexpensive tool for clearing snow blower chutes on Amazon. It was about $10 (search for "chute tool"). The tool is sturdy and entirely plastic so it won't scratch the paint. It came with a holder designed for the handle on a push snow blower, but it was easily modifiable for my tractor. I had to cut off 4 mounting nubs with a hacksaw and re-drill the mounting holes to accommodate an 8-32 screw. I used 4 of these (3/4" long), 4 lock nuts, and 4 small fender washers to mount the tool on the chute hydraulics cover. I peeked into the hole on the hydraulics cover where the hoses go in to confirm that my added hardware is nowhere near the mechanisms under the cover.

    I decided to mount it on the snow blower because I didn't want to have to walk back to the garage if there was a jam. I thought about mounting on the steel upper deck of the snow blower, but if I decide I don't like it or it breaks, I don't want the holes in the steel. By mounting it on the hydraulics cover, worst case I have to replace the plastic cover if I make a change in the future. The black tool blends into the cover pretty well.
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    Slick "special purpose tool" and mounting! My tool of choice is a $2.39 toilet cleaning brush hanging from a dog leash snap connected to my chute revolver crank. Tacky, yes, but so very efficient.

    (My brush started out in '96 hanging from my Snapper 8/26 walker and graduated to the 42" blower on the GX and is so old that the bristles are only stubs, but it still looks cool hanging there.)
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    Funny, I never had a need for a tool like that for my machine. But, you did a nice job mounting it.
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    I use a little gardening shovel tool or a piece of 1x2 about 14" long. Only need to do this when temps are around 30° + and snow is melting . Packs in like a large solid ice cube.
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    Randy, I fully agree with your statement. As for clean up once done, I "had" one of my kids plastic sandbox hoe's which worked great for cleaning off all the snow.

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    Funny, I never had a need for a tool like that for my machine. But, you did a nice job mounting it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester_2320 View Post
    Randy, I fully agree with your statement. As for clean up once done, I "had" one of my kids plastic sandbox hoe's which worked great for cleaning off all the snow.
    Same here. 54" front-mounted (steel impeller) on the 2720 has never clogged even when throwing slushies. I always run WOT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester_2320 View Post
    Randy, I fully agree with your statement. As for clean up once done, I "had" one of my kids plastic sandbox hoe's which worked great for cleaning off all the snow.
    I too don't have any problems with the chute clogging. And, I too use one of my boys old (outgrew the sandbox---1 less thing to mow around) plastic sand tools to clean off before pulling back into the garage.
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    Gang, maybe the trick is to keep your RPMs up and feed the machine slow. Anything else may cause these issues being spoken here. Just thinking out loud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyM View Post
    Gang, maybe the trick is to keep your RPMs up and feed the machine slow. Anything else may cause these issues being spoken here. Just thinking out loud.
    I was at 3100 not 32 OK and not going fast across the drive.. not a craw but Darn near there . Has happened with the steel or the new plastic impeller.
    Just saying. When it is a slushy with about twice the water... Going out in a few minutes to blow ,,slush is at the edge of the drive.
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    For cleaning a blower or plow after use, you just can't beat a high volume/speed leaf blower! I've got a Stihl BG85(6?) and it cleans everything but the iced on stuff. Down in and around the quick hitch, inside the back of the blade and all over on/in the snow blower. It really takes it off. A small stick to loosen the ice and the blower will send it.
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