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Deluxe Universal Snow Cab Assembly and Installation

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Learn how to attach a snow blower cab for warmer winter operation


Snow blower accessories like snow cabs, chains or chute-cleaners are designed to make your chore easier. A snow cab helps block the wind and snow while you're operating your snow blower, helping you stay warmer on those cold winter mornings. Our Deluxe Universal Snow Cab fits most 2-stage snow throwers.  For help installing it, watch this video and follow the step by step instructions below.  These instructions may vary slightly depending on the model you bought, so be sure to reference your owner's manual as well. Purchase the Deluxe Universal Snow Cab, or other snow thrower parts by browsing our accessories section, or using the part finder.

Step 1: Prep-Work

Place your snow thrower on a flat surface.  Turn the engine off and let it cool.  Remove all bars, poles and hardware from your snow blower cab box.  Be sure you have all parts and tools required.  Refer to the owner's manual for detailed instructions.

Step 2: Assemble the A and B Bars

Slide one set of bars, A and B, together.  Install a set screw, making it finger-tight.  Repeat for the opposite side.  Do not tighten screws with a wrench until the frame of the snow blower cab has been completely assembled.

Step 3: Connect Assemblies A and B with E

Take Bar E and insert it into the ends of assemblies A and B, with the nut facing the inside of the frame..  Secure it until it is finger-tight with a set screw.

Step 4: Connect Bars E and F

Take poles F and insert them into each end of bar E so that the narrow end is facing up.

Step 5: Connect poles G with the A and B assemblies

Insert poles G into the ends of the A and B assemblies with the narrow end facing up. You should now have the outline of the front and back of the snow cab frame. Secure the poles with set-screws, finger-tight.

Step 6: Connect the D and C rods

Locate the curved rods D, C and D and lay them on a flat surface.  Connect a D rod to each end of the C rod and secure them with set-screws. Be sure to match up the arrow points.  Tighten the set-screws with the wrench that came in the cab kit.

Step 7:  Install the curved rod assembly

Install the curved rod assembly into the top of the G poles, installed earlier.

Step 8: Feed H rods through sleeves

For the next few steps, be sure to wear safety glasses.  Locate all the flexible rods.  You should have four H rods and one I rod.  Open the fabric cab cover to locate the inside sleeves.  Feed both H rods through the sleeves.  Then, insert the steel ends of the H rods into the top of the F poles.

Step 9: Connect the H rods with the I rod

Insert the remaining H rods over the existing H rods.  Take rod I and insert one end into one of the ends of an H rod.  Carefully bend the rod over and attach it to the end of the remaining H rod.

Step 10: Begin to attach the cab cover

Pull the cab cover up and over the rod assembly and slide the rods into the inside pocket of the cover.

Step 11: Tighten all set-screws

Visually square up the snow cab assembly.  Use the wrench to tighten all set-screws on the frame.

Step 12: Finish attaching the cab cover

Take the top of the cover and pull down and back towards the D-C-D assembly.  Loop the elastic straps around the bottom corners of bar A to secure the cover to the frame.

Step 13: Loosely assemble the clamps

Depending on your unit, the clamp L may be horizontal or vertical.  Clamp K will always be horizontal.  You can loosely assemble clamps M, L and K with the provided nuts, bolts and washers, but do not tighten them at this time.  You will need to slip the clamps on the frame at a later step.

Step 14:  Determine the best location for your cab

Using an assistant, have them hold the cab frame and cover over your snow thrower to find the best location to secure the snow cab to your unit.  Hold the cross bar, J, to determine the best placement for the frame.

Step 15: Mount the clamps

Mount the pre-assembled clamps, M, L and K to the upper handlebars on the snow thrower using the provided nuts, bolts and washers..

Step 16: Attach the crossbar to the clamps

Center the J crossbar against the two clamps.  Secure with the end clamps using nuts, bolts and washers.  Make sure the J bar uprights are level.  Your clamps may need to be mounted to the horizontal handlebar, depending on your unit.  Then tighten the L and K set-screws.

Step 17: Insert the cab assembly

Fully insert the front ends of the cab assembly into the ends of the crossbar.  Then, tightly secure the upper cab to the J bar upright with two-set screws and a wrench.  With the assistant holding the cab horizontally to the ground, tighten all bolts and set-screws.

Step 18: Fasten the cover to the cab and attach the pouch

Visually square up the cab assembly.  Use the wrench to tighten all set-screws. Do not let any fabric from your snow blower cab touch the engine or exhaust. Then attach the pouch to the inside.

Step 19: Open the zippers to allow light to shine through (if applicable)

The cab is designed to accommodate snow throwers equipped with a light.  Zippers on the front end of the cab can be opened and the flaps pulled back and secured with hook and loop straps to allow the light to shine through.

Step 20: Make final adjustments

At this time, adjustments may be necessary for free movement of operational controls.


Head out to face Old Man Winter

With your snow blower cab attached you'll be sheltered from winter storms while clearing the drive, so you can go out and face the elements no matter how fiercely the wind blows. Remember to read your owner's manual carefully for information of proper installation of snow blower accessories as you install them. You should also check the bolts of your snow cab assembly after each use to ensure they remain tight despite the vibrations of the snow blower.


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