We are in the Albany area right now– heading back to the lake later today. Here, we had a great snowstorm overnight, into this morning.
I had to fire up my snowblower. When this one dies, I am going to put a snowblower on the front of my John Deere Tractor. I have wanted the upgrade for the last 15 years. But I cannot justify it as long as my current snowblower is still working.
I bought this snowblower in 1987. It is a Bolens, with a Briggs and Stratton motor. I bougth it right after I purchased my first house– with a 100 foot driveway. The unanticipated expense, after just buying a house, tapped me out. The Bolens is indestructible. I have had it serviced– only once. The muffler went around 1998. The only maintenance I do is change the oil in the Fall, and put air in the tires. It will not die.
This morning, I put new gas in, checked the oil (I did not change it, as I hoped it would not start). I primed it and– as always, it started on the first pull. When I was done clearing the drive, I changed the oil.
At this point, I may never put a blower on the tractor. I already have a large John Deere snowblower at camp, and think were are getting closer to consolidating into a single household.