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My poulan snow blower keeps breaking sheer pins in the wheels,

Sheer pins keep breaking on both sides not all at same time but one breaks then the other later, the machine feels like each side is fighting the other one side pulls then the other and again, ive treid moveing the skids down on both sides but no difference, its a poulan snow blower 10hp two stage, with big traction tires, model #961940003. thanks

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  • Alphatango1 Mar 09, 2009

    I've gone through 5 drive shears this year. What's up. Never went through more than 1 a year b4. Am I missing something like a frozen shaft or something?

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1)try replacing them with a heavy duty "roll-pin"
these are available from auto parts stores.
two types are available.
first is the "single-roll",second is the"multi-rolled"with many layers to it.

try both they're cheap.

2)try not hitting things with the blades
3)dont force the machine in heavy wet ,or frozen icy packed snow.

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