Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Rebuilding the 2nd Buffalo Blower

We have two Buffalo blowers here at HFCC that are used extensively throughout the season.  As you saw in a previous post, we have already rebuilt one of them and are now in the process of rebuilding the 2nd one.
New engine being fitted to the blower

These blowers are turbine blowers and produce a lot of power.  They are very similar to a jet engine.  In addition to their power, they are very versatile in that they are easily towed and the nozzle can be directed in any direction.  This saves us a lot of time because with a traditional blower you have to back up half the time since you cannot change the direction of the air.  Needless to say, going forward is much quicker than going backwards.
Modified blower frame before painting

We use the blowers to blow leaves, clean cart paths, blow clippings, and even to distribute sand after topdressing.  With both blowers rebuilt to like new condition, we can expect many more years of service.