John Deere 524D

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Old 02-08-10, 07:00 PM
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John Deere 524D

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Hello,

I live in NJ and we got about 5 inches of snow last weekend, My John Deere 524D snow blower(very new) worked fine the first 10 minutes. After that, it kinna stop working(engine runs fine but snow are stuck in the intake).

I am wondering if I need a more horsepower snow blower or there are something else I should check on my snowblower?
I was kinna pissed off since 5 inches of snow are not much at all and John Deere suppose to be the top of the line


Thanks in advance!

-M
 
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Old 02-09-10, 10:13 AM
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I just found the shear bolt is kinna loose and I tighten it. Not sure that was the reason caused the auger not performing.

Any suggestion will be truely appreciated.

-M
 
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Old 02-09-10, 12:28 PM
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A 5hp snowblower works fine here in N.H. even when we get 15" snow. What kind of snow were you blowing? Heavy wet, dry?
My thoughts are that it was heavy wet snow. You need to go slower (1st gear) in heavy wet snow. Also, the "skid shoes" need to be properly adjusted. There should be 1/8" between the scraper bar & the ground. Adjust the skid shoes to attain that clearance.

Not sure what you are talking about here "snow are stuck in the intake".
 
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Old 02-09-10, 08:38 PM
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I found the auger was stuck with snow and stopped, but the engine was running fine.
At beginning I thought the shear bolt was broken but not. It seems the auger is not performing well. The snow wasn't wet at all and only about 5 inch at the most.

The cable connects to the auger control was kinna loose and I have tight it. There are snow coming tomorrow and I let you know how the snow blower works out this time.

By the way, the scraper bar is more than 1/8" above the ground.

Thanks.
 
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