ATTACHING AIR JET SHOVEL to LEAF BLOWER
Hook and Loop (Velcro Tape) is used to attach the Air Jet Shovel to a leaf blower.
See Video showing how to attach the Air Jet Shovel to your leaf blower.
RECOMMENDED LEAF BLOWERS:
The Air Jet Shovel Tapered inlet tube is about 3 1/2 inches in diameter. Make sure that your leaf blower outlet tube diameter is less than the Air Jet Shovel inlet tube diameter.
For best performance a leaf blower with at least about 400 cfm flow rate is recommended. Typically leaf blowers with flow rates of greater than about 400 cfm have round outlet tubes. Lower flow capacity blowers typically have small oblong shaped outlet tubes to try to increase the flow velocity. The Air Jet Shovel performs best with high flow cfm rates, so we typically find these blowers have round outlet tubes.
COMMENTS ABOUT STIHL BACKPACK LEAF BLOWERS
Lager diameter outlet tubes like on the Stihl backpack blowers have optional straight round exhaust nozzles that have diameters that will fit into the Air Jet Shovel tapered inlet tube. You can check in a Stihl parts catalog to find these nozzles.
I USE THIS HANDHELD LEAF BLOWER with the AIR JET SHOVEL
Tip: My Husqvarna 125B leaf blower would not stay running at high altitude. I found a Poulan part number 530035560 splined carb adjustment tool that works great for adjusting the carb mixture screws. Unit now runs better than brand new. Also I use the gas treatment below to minimize the damage caused by Ethanol fuel in the engine.
Ethanol is very bad for two stroke engines so I use this gas treatment. Also makes the engine run better.
Reasonable Backpack blower
For DEEP HEAVY WET SNOW, my favorite snow blower is an Ariens two stage snow blower. After moving the deep wet snow, I then quickly clean up and dry the surface using the AIR JET SHOVEL. Keeps ice from forming on the surface.