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Snowcaster down but driveway done!

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Hey guys,

We ended up with 18" or so of wet heavy snow here in CT. On my last long run down the driveway the caster stopped spinning. Luckily the 446 and plow was in the garage ready to take over, so most of the driveway is cleared. I just went out to the garage to see why the caster stopped. I was thinking I picked up a rock but there was no rock. The roll pin was sheared on the large pulley so it is an easy fix. While I am at it I am going to replace the 2 bearings tha go on the drive shaft as are on order. The caster performed flawlessly until the pin broke but I suspect because I pushed it so hard today the Caster did what it was supposed to and the pin sheared to avoid further damage.

More snow on the way for this weekend ! :letitsnow: :winterrules: :letitsnow:
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I got the snocaster of CL and rebuilt it...with the exception of the drive shaft bearings which I will do now. I bet that shifty guy has extra roll pins in his parts stash.....I will have some now too! :sidelaugh:

That is the same as mine...just noisy but still ok. I was going to try and get through this year but now that the pulley is off I figured it is a good time to finish the job right :thumbsup: :letitsnow: :winterrules:
I got 6 new roll pins tonight and had the caster earning its keep within ten minutes. The new bearings are on the way and I will change them out once theis storm system passes next weekend :letitsnow:
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