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  1. #11
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    Sorry Jack but I gotta jump in and break the suspense. What he is showing you is a snowblower attachment built by a company called RAD Technologies. They are head quartered in Quebec. (those canadians know a thing or two about snow removal) You can find their website by searching for Rad Technologies. I called them direct before I bought mine to see if they sold direct but they have some distributors here in the states. I am in Southern Maine and though this winter has not proved to be a profitable one due to the fact that we have had only one storm that was worth going out on once you see this thing in action you will want one for yourself. I can post pictures if interested and if anyone wants video of the thing I will try to e-mail it to you. One of these units will run you close to $2000 all said and done. Included in the $2000 is the "quick switch" male attachment. Which allows you to change the blower to a Plow or even a rotating brush or high velocity air blower. My unit has an automatic shute rotation that I custom fabricated with a heavy duty DC motor. (Very sweet and alot more practical than the shute height adjustment that Jack D. Has) Due to the nature of the ECS controls on the Exmark your hands have to stay on the controls at all times. So Jack D must remove his hand from the controls to turn the chute when he reaches the end of the drive. Rotate the handle and then proceed again. With a CFACRC (Custom Fabricated Automatic Chute Rotation Control TM.) your hands never need to leave the controls to rotate the chute. I have found that the height adjustment is a one time per driveway adjustment issue. when you get there you set it and forget it. Hope this brings everyone up to speed on the unit. I will agree with Jack about the fact that I cannot think of a faster more efficient way to clear a driveway. This thing is very impressive. Oh and Jack where are your lights on that thing.....I would have thought that being able to see is more important than keeping the DISH PAN hands warm.

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    Jack D. is honored to meet another professional who has at least faint grasp of the intricacies of these units. Jack D. finds the motorized spout control to be extremely useful but he admits the CFACRC would also be helpful. Mr. ba1m2x2 is also correct that ECS requires two hands, therefore hindering chute rotation. However, an experienced operator running a unit which tracks straight can take a hand off one side to adjust the chute while the unit hits max speed tracking forward. Speed can also be adjusted in the same manner. Jack D. has also disengaged the OPC.

    Jack D, wonders if Mr. ba1m2x2 has a conveniently located chute shovel.


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    While a chute shovel may be a need for some, one is not needed once you have mastered true technique. Provided you do not move too quickly...this unit has plenty of power to keep from clogging. In the rare instance the unit should clog.....then a chute shovel is kept in the truck.
    With regards to the CFACRC.....I am very interested to see if Jack D can rotate the chute while turning the Exmark to head back up the driveway....as the main reason for chute rotation is to keep the snow moving in the direction the wind is blowing it. and doing so while on the go seems counter productive. I have also found that during normal use slight adjustments need to be made as one is traveling up a driveway to keep the snow in one particular spot. By just a flick of my thumb I can adjust the chute easily. I will be posting pictures of this very set up this evening as well as a excellent example of how a lighting system can be set up on the unit. And I am sure Mr Lorenzo Piedra and Mr Jack D. will appreciate the convienient spot I have located to place the battery which powers this unit. As well as not having to have a battery which resembles that of a battery intended for much much larger units. Mr Jack D. should set aside the time to review the images I will post this evening to simplfy his day to day operations and any assistance that may be needed I would be more than happy to help in any way I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ba1m2x2
    I have found that the height adjustment is a one time per driveway adjustment issue.

    Just curious, why is that needed for each driveway, and how long does it take? I assume it's pretty easy though.
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    The why is better explained once you have a clear picture of how this unit deals with snow. It is safe to say that when the chute is in the upright position you can send snow in excess of 60 feet....easily sending snow into a neighbors yard...and I mean easily. Once you know your machine you can easily dictate how far the snow is sent by the angle of the chute head. On driveways where the neighbors are close together I set the chute as low as it will go...maximum range of maybe 8-10 feet....as to not piss of my clients neighbors. On driveways or walk ways where I have plenty of space...I set that baby to shoot a rooster tail some 25 feet in the air and easly out to 60 feet....it draws attention and is some serious advertising as my exmark remsembles even the largest ariens on steroids. People notice my equipment due to the sheer impressive nature. As far as ease...it is just two knobs one on each side of the hinge...loosen them....set it...tighten them..and go takes all of 10 seconds. I adust the height once on a driveway....I adjust the rotation numerous times....that is why I automated chute rotation instead of the height adjustment.

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    The stock spout works the same as spouts on Avalawn's single stage Toro's.

    Jack D. must adjust spout angle frequently on most drives as he works subdivisions and densely populated suburbs where drives frequently run between two houses. One wants a low spout angle to ensure snow is not thrown on walkways or neighbors drives and higher angle to pump snow between the houses into backyards.

    Jack D. can assure Mr.ba1m2x2 that these units do clog, as do all blowers, when snow is slushy regardless of technique or the fact that Jack D. has a Graphite Coating inside housing and chute.

    Jack D. looks forward to pics of Mr. ba1m2x2's amateurish attempts to pimp his RAD.

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    Jack D

    I suggest you patten your ideas on pimping these snow blowers and not give away your fine Ideas. Abe Goldfarb is the Patten Attorney you should use.


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    Well call it amateurish if you wish.....but I am confident to know that this is quality fabrication as well as a practical upgrade. When the masses refer to it as amateurish then maybe I will go back to the drawing board........ till then wait patiently for my images of my setup. I will only refer to my exmark as "Pimped" when I have it rolling with 20" chromed Dub wheels on it.....till then...it is merely an instument for increasing my bank account. With regards to the clogging issue....with a little practice Jack D. will see what I mean when I speak of the finesse used to keep the chute from clogging.
    Now I have had the unit clog on me before...this has given me the opportunity to learn how to reduce the occurance enough that I do not have to have a CCS (Chute Clearing Shovel) attached to my machine. I am sure these units have the potential to catch fire....however...I do not have a fire extinguisher attached to it. As always I am available to help tutor Mr. Jack D. in making his machine more practical. PLease stay tuned for the correct way to add a battery to your exmark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ba1m2x2
    Well call it amateurish if you wish.....but I am confident to know that this is quality fabrication as well as a practical upgrade. When the masses refer to it as amateurish then maybe I will go back to the drawing board........ till then wait patiently for my images of my setup. I will only refer to my exmark as "Pimped" when I have it rolling with 20" chromed Dub wheels on it.....till then...it is merely an instument for increasing my bank account. With regards to the clogging issue....with a little practice Jack D. will see what I mean when I speak of the finesse used to keep the chute from clogging.
    Now I have had the unit clog on me before...this has given me the opportunity to learn how to reduce the occurance enough that I do not have to have a CCS (Chute Clearing Shovel) attached to my machine. I am sure these units have the potential to catch fire....however...I do not have a fire extinguisher attached to it. As always I am available to help tutor Mr. Jack D. in making his machine more practical. PLease stay tuned for the correct way to add a battery to your exmark.
    ba1m2x2

    I am marking my calender as to a first here on Lawnserviceforum. You used the words PRACTICAL and JACK D in the same sentence.


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    After carefully reading through this thread, I am confident that the machine dubbed as the 'Ultimate Garage Fronted Snow Removal Machine', falls short of the true winner......MY ultimate snow removal machine.


    More info to come.
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