All Outdoors Welcomes the First Snow of 2016!
Here at All Outdoors Power Equipment we are dedicated to helping you get the right power equipment for your needs. With this first blast of snow, here in Southern Rhode Island, we had a layer of that heavy back breaking (if you still use a shovel) snow. Make things easier on yourself, move that snow out of the way with a snow blower. Save the time and the wear on your body, let your power equipment do the job for you!
Here is a list of Tips and Techniques for clearing the snow with a Snow Blower :
- Prep your driveway and pathways before the snow starts to fall. Placing markers out can help you to know what area you want to clear and it gives you an idea of where it is best for you to start.
- Remember to inspect your property before it gets covered in a white blanket of snow. You will want to make sure that any larger rocks have been moved and garden hoses, dog-tie up cable, extension cords, holidays lights, etc. have all been moved or stowed away. Any of these items getting sucked into your snow blower can do damage to your machine.
- If you have a rock, stone, gravel, crushed shell, etc. style driveway, make sure your skids are adjusted properly.
- Do not wait until the snow stops. Start snow blowing when there is about 6 inches of snow, this will make the job easier on you and lessen the wear on your snow blower because it won’t have to work as hard to move the snow.
- Look for any Newspapers before you start clearing! A frozen newspaper is the leading cause of snow blower jams. It can break shear pins or belts and damage expensive auger and impeller components.
- Pick-up some extra sheer pins. Remember, sheer pins are meant to break for your safety, so pick-up a few extras to have on hand in case you need them to keep you clearing the snow.
- Take on smaller amounts of snow. Manufacturers recommend taking smaller bites; about one-third to one-half the width of the machine. It’s faster than slogging through a full path of heavy snow and it’s easier on the machine.
- Stale gas is the No. 1 cause of hard starting. So don’t use what’s left over from the summer/fall in your gas can. Fill your can with fresh fuel (remember to add stabilizer) or better yet, stop down and pick up a can of ethanol free fuel.
Happy Snow Clearing
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Storing Your Power Equipment for the Long-term
As the snow storms begin to end and the threat of power failures begin to subside, it is time to start thinking about the best way to store your power equipment so it is ready for use the next time you need it.
Educate yourself on the Gasoline Factor. Remember, gas goes bad! Bad gas is crippling to the functionality of your power equipment and can be costly to repair. Remember to use stabilizer OR better yet try out ETHANOL FREE GAS and use it for your last tank and storage.
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