What are the parts to a snowblower?

Snow Blower Parts

  • Auger.
  • Auger Gearbox.
  • Bearing / Bushing.
  • Belt.
  • Cable.
  • Discharge Chute.
  • Engine Part.
  • Friction Wheel / Friction Disc.

Are all snow blower shear pins the same?

All two-stage snow blowers have at least one shear pin on each side of the auger gear case. A shear pin is different from a regular bolt because it is designed to break, or “shear,” which in this case is a good thing. Shear pins are made with a weak point that snaps if a jam occurs between the auger and the housing.

Are all snowblower auger belts the same?

More videos on YouTube All snowblowers have at least one belt, whether you have a gas powered version or electric, and the directions are generally the same for all models with very little variation.

Why does my snowblower keep breaking shear pins?

However, if the workload is too much for the augers to handle, a shear pin can break. A shear pin is a safety mechanism that is designed to break if the torque on the augers becomes too great. This way the auger’s driveshaft won’t break if you run over a curb, newspaper or hidden rock.

How tight should snowblower shear pins be?

I tighten them up just enough so the bolt can be turned by hand in the hole. Overtighten them and you in effect make the auger and rakes a single entity and the shear bolts likely won’t break if you hit something.

How loose should auger belt be on snowblower?

Ideally, the cable should just be barely tight when the auger handle is in the released (disengaged) position. Note: The proper operating tension for a typical V- belt drive is – the lowest tension at which the belt will not slip under a loaded condition.

How do you measure a snow blower belt?

Use a cloth measuring tape (not a steel one) and wrap it around the outside of the belt. You also use a thin string to take this measurement and place it on a steel tape to get the correct length. Next, for “A” Belts (1/2” width) subtract two-inches from the outside measurement to select the correct V-belt.

What can I do with an old snowblower?

This item may be accepted for curbside bulky waste collection or for drop-off at your municipal transfer station/recycling center. Check your local municipal recycling website to see if this service is offered in your community. Must remove gas/oil. Consider donating items in good working condition.