Just finished another 12 hour day shift, in the dust. It is great to be back and kick back a few beers. My yard is full of snow, I may blow her out tomorrow.
I got a 12 horsepower blower, that has been rebuild and retooled so many times, I cannot count the times on my hand how many times I pulled her apart. The worst, is the bearings, go first. The friction wheel. The self aligning bearing, where you got to take the whole bloody thing apart towards the front. I ran her so hard, the main drive pulley wore right off. It is somewhat fun though, in tearing her apart and fixing her also. I know it sounds strange.. But, you have a more satisfying feeling in rebuilding something, than something that never breaks... My machine is a lower quality machine than a Honda or a cub cadet, but, with the parts I put on it so far, I am still under in buying one of those machines by far. This is a 13 year old machine.. That is a good thought for the night.. Till then..