Snow Blower Maintenance

By Todd Fratzel on Maintanence

Last year I bought a Craftsman 10HP Snow Thrower. Tomorrow’s weather forecast is for 6″ to 18″ of snow. So today I decided to do some maintenance in preparation for the years first snow storm. Each season you should get your snow blower out prior to the first snow fall and make sure it’s in good running condition. The following 5 items should be done each season.

  1. Change the oil
  2. Install a new spark plug
  3. Inspect belts for wear and replace if necessary
  4. Lube the drive and chasis
  5. Fill with fresh, clean gasoline

If you take the time each season to do maintenance on your snow blower you’ll get many years of good service. Bring on the snow!

About the author

Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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