Well I was out blowing snow and ice when I sheared a bolt on the left side of my 47" snow blower and now it makes a very BAD knocking noise when I engage the blower at idle. (Don't what to take it further)When I hold the first stage auger I noted the second stage seems to have a lot of radial free play (1/2") and I also noted witness marks in the second stage area of the blower. As I can't sit on the tractor and also witness the rotation knocking issue I'm at a loss as to what I broke? I have disconnected the drive shaft from the blower and engaged the PTO and that's not the problem. Blower knocking only!!
Ideas to trouble shoot???