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Old 09-13-2013, 11:41 AM
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Default Refurbish John Deere snow blower

Snow blower was getting rusty and needed some repairs so I tore it down and did some fixing up. New bearings, drive chain and sprockets. Sandblasted it down and repainted. The skid pads were worn so I bent up some 1/2 inch flat stock and welded them on.

1 and 2 show before condition
3 old paint or powder coat removal
4 center is old skid plate compared to fabricated ones
5 weld new on
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:46 AM
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I made a couple of back skids too so the snow blower can ride flatter on 4 skids.

1 picture of back skid
2 picture of temporarily moving snow blower
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:57 PM
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Sweetness, nice tractor (envy), nice bead, nice job ! Is the deck next ?
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Old 09-13-2013, 05:05 PM
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Wow! That is a beautiful weld bead. Wish mine looked that nice

Can you detail the rod, heat and such that you used on that weld?
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Old 09-13-2013, 05:08 PM
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Sweetness, nice tractor (envy), nice bead, nice job ! Is the deck next ?
Thank you. It has taken a lot of years to finally be able to have a machine like that. The welding anymore is very difficult with the eyes fading away. I was supposed to do the deck last year, and now it looks like next year, maybe. I think everyone knows how that goes.

I forgot to mention that I put that linear actuator on the discharge chute. The idea came from one I saw somewhere on the net and I wish I could credit the person that thought of it. It works real well.

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Old 09-13-2013, 06:07 PM
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Wow! That is a beautiful weld bead. Wish mine looked that nice

Can you detail the rod, heat and such that you used on that weld?
I am not a real welder, I just stick metal together.
This was MIG 21.5 volts and 435 wire speed with .035 ER70S-6 wire. 75%AR 25%CO2. I try to concentrate the heat on the thicker plate and wash it in to the thinner metal.
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