EcoRider: Snowblower Works Great

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by Tim Fulton on February 20, 2012

We finally got some snow this year and I was able to use the snow blower attachment for the tractor. For a while now its been sitting in the garage with its shiny new chains patiently waiting for the snow to arrive. When it finally came it came down about 5-6″ thick and pretty fluffy. It was pretty ideal testing conditions, and a common amount of accumulation for my area.

As you can see from the video, the blower works great so far. I was a little worried about it only being a single stage, but it handled this snowfall and a few others since without any problems. I can also say it is much faster than my 7hp 27″ John Deere walk behind, and it is a heck of a lot more fun to zip around on.


Of course, there are some issues to deal with. At the end of the snowblowing my batteries had a thin layer of snow on top of them. This isn’t a big deal, but my chargers inside the box on the tractor also had a layer of snow on them. That is a problem that will need to be fixed. So I’ll be making a cover for the box.


Almost ironically, the chargers in the back of the mower which are under the fenders not horribly far from the wheels didn’t have any snow on them or anywhere near them. That is where I had expected to have problems. I was happy to see that was not the case.

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