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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.:good2:
 
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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.:good2:
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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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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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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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
I always look at Kubotas sideways, :nunu:
 

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I have used Fluid Film, also tried PAM and WD-40. They all help, but the FF seems to last the longest.

Most of the time, if I stop moving forward and rotate the chute left to right a couple times, the clog will clear.
Otherwise, it's shut her down and clear the chute with my wooden "sword".
 
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never put anything on mine and its never had an issue.

are you using a Deere blower?
 
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That 54" JD blower is the best blower I ever used. On the 1023E it shoots out anything, slush, hard packed, road side slop, and heavy wet stuff. I never put anything on it to prevent clogging. It just does not clog. Too much wheel speed needs to be avoided when attempting the heavy wet snow. Go slow and keep auger speed higher.
 

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LINED and SHOVEL

I lined my chute with Supper Slide a truck bed material Got it from Horn plastics talk to Tim Horn he sold me scrap Horn Plastics and Super-Slide Fargo ND Location upper and lower edges are protected with a u shaped piece of stainless steel
found only needed to line lower part of chute lining has given me 2 things
1st much less plugging
2nd when it does much easier to clean

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Also made a shovel(old) to clean chute with and a place to carry it

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made the blade of aluminum plate to all most fit chute other end of handle used for "poking"

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found a modified hockey stick is good for cleaning it really gets around

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the other end has a piece of flat steel a 1 inch up turn

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have attached plow guide wands to help with knowing where edge of blower was

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well, I dont know how you guys get plugged up chutes.
I've tried to plug mine and cant do it.
heavy wet snow, system snow, lake affect snow and the real heavy stuff by the road.
it goes thru it all.
 

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I had a used a used guessing 10 yr old JD47 and it would clog . After spraying it with a Spam like cooking spray it would help.

This afternoon using the new 47" JD blower , temps about 35° did about half of the drive way . Thought man this new blower is better than the old one not clogging.. Next pass across the drive it started to clog I was within 15-20' of the edge of the highway with the highway salt melting the snow more than the lower half of the drive.
After getting the clog cleared , started down beside the house in deeper older snow for a while thought I would have to get off and clear the clog again. Moved the chute left -right started working .. .
Oh and rpm was same speed had been running 3000 I know not 3200,, speed was slow and maybe a 1 1/2" of snow first two places beside house 8-10" or more in places.
 
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I lined my chute with Supper Slide a truck bed material Got it from Horn plastics talk to Tim Horn he sold me scrap Horn Plastics and Super-Slide Fargo ND Location upper and lower edges are protected with a u shaped piece of stainless steel
found only needed to line lower part of chute lining has given me 2 things
1st much less plugging
2nd when it does much easier to clean

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Also made a shovel(old) to clean chute with and a place to carry it

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made the blade of aluminum plate to all most fit chute other end of handle used for "poking"

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found a modified hockey stick is good for cleaning it really gets around

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the other end has a piece of flat steel a 1 inch up turn

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have attached plow guide wands to help with knowing where edge of blower was

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I had thought of putting a plastic liner of some type in mine , I was thinking of the roll up sleds for kids ,or something like that material.
 
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are these two stage blowers that are getting plugged?

we got over 16" of snow yesterday. I cleaned it up today took about 2 hours with want I did.
also cleaned in front of mail boxes for a 1/16 of a mile where if was 20" or more with no problem.
 
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