Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Snow Blowe Safety

Make sure any safety guides, shields or switch guards are in place and never remove them. Check with your manual for any further information on the safety features of your particular model. When operating the snowblower keep hands and feet away from any moving parts and always ensure that children and pets are at a safe distance. This is particularly important for snowblowers as they can take up and propel small objects a long way at a high speed.

Do not leave the machine running unattended, even for a brief time, always shut off the engine completely. Fill up the gas tank when the engine is cold, never when it is running or hot.

Do not wear loose clothes as they can easily become tangled in moving parts. Snowblowers vary considerably in the noise they make. Electric snowblowers are quiet but gas powered models can be very noisy. It is a good idea to have a pair of ear protectors for use with your snowblower and other machines, such as lawn tractors.

Snowblowers can easily become fouled by twigs and other debris. Do not use your hands to clear the auger or discharge chute. Use a broom handle or other stick. If you know heavy snow is predicted, clearing the area of loose material before it is covered by the snow will make snow clearing much easier.

Snowblowers with gasoline engines have the same risks as other machines so treat them accordingly. Gasoline engines produce toxic fumes so never run the snowblower in an enclosed space, your garage for instance. If you must test out the machine do it in an open area. Store gasoline in approved cans only in a safe place away from the hands of small children.

For electric snowblowers care must be taken to keep the cord away from the moving parts. Always use a cord designed for outdoor use and an outlet that has ground fault interrupting protection.

Maintenance of your Snowblower

Always do a thorough check of your machine at the start of the winter, before the first snow. Gas powered snowblowers need more maintenance than electric models and require the same types of maintenance as your car engine. The oil level and spark plug must be checked regularly and the oil changed at least once a year before the first use of the winter. Check the cord on an electric snowblower. See that it is not frayed or damaged and replace if necessary.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Choosing Right Snowblower

The type of snow blower you choose will depend on whether your driveway is gravel or paved, large or small, or flat or hilly, as well as on the severity of your winters. Snow blowers come in three basic design.

Two-Stage Gas Snow Blowers:
-They are larger and can clear an area faster - with clearing widths up to 30 inches - than single-stage models.
-Have driven wheels, a snow-gathering auger, and an impeller to help disperse snow.


Single-Stage Gas Snow Blowers:
-They are smaller(21-inch clearing width for most) than two-stage models and take longer to clear a given area.
-Are lighter to push and turn, are less expensive, and store in less space that two-stage models.
-Reply on a rubber-tipped auger alone to gather snow, disperse it, and help propel the machine.

Single-Stage Electric Snow Blowers:
-These are even smaller (11 to 18-inch clearing width) than single-stage gas models.
-Cost even less and are easier still to handle and store than single-stage gas models.

Ethanol Issues

For those of you yet to encounter problems with the mandatory 10% ethanol in the gas now...you will. It is now a must to have to go out and buy a ethanol gas treatment of some kind to keep your small engines running smoothly. If not....

1. The fuel and ethanol will separate causing the ethanol to rest on the bottom of the tank and where does most small engines draw their fuel from first...the bottom, so you end up with straight ethanol in your lines and carburetor.

2. Ethanol draws moister causing water to settle in the fuel tank

3. Straight ethanol will eat your gaskets, fuel lines and carburetor kits

4. Ethanol will pit the insides of your carburetor

5. Straight ethanol will pit the pistons, cylinder walls and more

As you can see...the person that decided to use ethanol in our fuel, never took into considerations the effects it would have on small engines across the board unless they are the ones that are actually manufacturing the additive.

Snow Blower Check List

- For gas-powered machines, follow the recommendations in the owner's manual for changing the spark plug and--for models with a four-stroke engine--the engine oil. Most recommend changing both at least once each year.

- Follow the recommendations for mixing oil and gas on models with two-stroke engines. Too little oil can damage the engine; too much creates added exhaust emissions and can hamper starting by fouling the spark plug.

- Add a fuel stabilizer to preserve the fuel between storms and clearing seasons. Stabilizers can keep fuel from degrading for up to one year to help prevent gum and varnish deposits from clogging the carburetor and fuel passages.

- Use an ethanol gas treatment on all your fuels for any small engine needs. If not, the ethanol will separate from the gas causing problems

- For two-stage machines, have some spare auger shear bolts on hand. The bolts are designed to protect the gearbox by breaking if the auger hits a hard object.

= For all machines, periodically tighten nuts and bolts, especially on control linkages, which tend to loosen as a snow blower vibrates.

- Adjust the auger's scraper and skid shoes if applicable, as suggested in the owner's manual. Doing so helps keep the auger closer to the surface, leaving less snow behind.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Latest Additions - Snow Plow Outifts

Just wanted to let everyone know we just bought a

- Complete 8' Curtis Minute Mount system that will fit a 1997 - 2003 Ford F250 Super Duty truck

- Complete 6'6" Western Minute Mount system

- Complete 6'6" Meyers plow outfit off a ford ranger

Sunday, October 24, 2010

More Used Plow Outfits coming in daily

Just wanted to remind you folks that we have complete used plow outfits and snowblowers coming in daily. Yesterday was spent driving to Lake Placid and Tupper Lake to bring in a nice Curtis 8' minute mount and a Western 6'6" minute mount complete plow outfits.

We also do the complete install or of course you can do it yourself. Most outfits will require some form of fabrication unless it happens to be off the same make, model and year vehicle. Let us take the guess work out of it by having it so that you can jump in and start plowing.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Need a Plow Mounted?

Not only do we sell new and used snowplows, but we also do professional installations as well. Even if you didn't buy the plow from us....we are still willing to get the plow you found installed on your vehicle the correct way.

The plow needs to be custom fit to the truck and not the truck custom fit to the plow. If it is a minute mount plow, there are no short cuts and you will need to purchaser the correct base plate and wiring harness that is made for your make and model truck or SUV. The big issue is the light wiring system with positive grounds.

If it is an older plow, we can rewire and custom fit that plow to fit your vehicle by first making a custom template and going to Jeffers Steel and getting new steel with the correct holes punched out to align with the holes in the frame of your vehicle.

The usual cost is $350.00 and up depending on the costs of the new steel.Our last install costs just in steel was $147.67.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Accessorize Your Vehicle

Accessorize Your Vehicle with new running boards, brush guards and more. How it works...you tell us the make, model and year of your vehicle and what your looking to add to it in the way of accessories and we can get you a price of what it costs. Now these are considered special order parts because they are made to fit just your style and year vehicle and need to be paid prior to ordering them.

Once they arrive (usually less than a week), we will call you to come pick them up or you can opt to leave your vehicle here for us to do the install at an added cost. For example..installation of a brush guard and running boards on most vehicles is around $200.00.

You can give us a call at (315) 347-1755 and give us the vehicle information as well as your Credit Card Information and they will be ordered.

New And Used Snow Plows

The season is coming fast and are you ready for it? We now have in stock 7 used snow plow out fits to fit just about ant make and model truck or SUV out there. Don't wait till the last moment when your buried in two foot of snow.

We also sell new plow outfits made to order for your truck starting at 3700.00 and up. We can do the complete install of any of these new or used plows or if you have a truck and bought a plow and don't know how to get it installed??? Bring it to us to have it custom installed.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Service Repair Work

Now is the time to be thinking about getting that snow blower all squared away and running good for this coming winter. Right now we are running a special for people in the local area of $39.95 for snow blowers and $35.00 for lawn tractors plus parts.

Service includes a tune up, greasing all working parts, oil change , new plug and more. Call today to set-up an appointment. Most repairs and service work completed the same day...not the same year.

We are also all stocked up on the majority of the parts to keep your snow blower running right. If your the type of person that likes to do their own repairs....come check our prices. Were actually lower than Wal-mart on most items.

We also carry a lot of used parts in stock. Rather have used verses new? Ask about the parts and prices that go with them...

Sunday, October 17, 2010

We Now Carry a Full Line of Brand New Plows

That's right...you heard me right. We are now dealers for Meyers, Fisher, Boss, Hiniker, Western and Snowdog. We can get you anything from complete outfits to particular parts for your plow. Yes...we also are doing complete installs on all makes and models.

How it works....You decide the brand and size. We will get the vehicle make and model from you to get a perfect fit. These are special orders so payment will need to be made up front. Once the plow arrives (usually less than a week) we will give you a call to drop off your vehicle to have the new plow installed. That easy...and your ready for snow.

Snow Season is Coming

Do you have all those snowblowers and plows ready to go? Now is the time to be thinking about it and we just got stocked up on the majority of the fast moving parts like carburetor kits, shoes, belts and much much more!

LCT Engine Blow out

Seems one of our distributors is getting out of the LCT Engine market and wanting to unload at great prices the engines they have left in stock. If your looking for a particular size...let me know and I will check current prices for you

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Lawn Mower Racing

Northern New York is now involved with groups around the state of New York that are participating in lawn mower racing. The new web address www.nylmr.com will be the central location for blogs, chat groups, information and links to other sites involved in this sport. To learn more and participate, please visit the above address

Monday, February 1, 2010


Welcome to the new home of Northern New York Parts. We will do our up most best to keep you informed on up to date happenings within our company and new products and specials that are going on from the manufactures and of course our own specials.