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Posted June 05, 2012 - 09:08 PM

Hi everybody I am going to buy this snow blower I do not know much about it does any one know anything about it? I probably wouldn't have bought it but it was only $10.

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Posted June 06, 2012 - 04:39 AM

I've never seen one like it! The shroud over the engine is unique! I guess that was their attempt to weather proof the engine in the days before the snow blower style engines were commonly available. I think you made a good catch there!

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Posted June 06, 2012 - 04:46 AM

That would be neat in small spaces. Probably just the size I need here most of the time. LOL

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Posted June 06, 2012 - 05:51 AM

Wow what a steal for $10!!
I'll give you $11 for it :D

These were called the "Artic 40"
And were sold starting in 64' and I believe they ended production around 66'-67'
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Posted June 06, 2012 - 02:38 PM

Does any one have any manuals for it?

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Posted June 06, 2012 - 03:55 PM

Its your lucky day :
http://www.ebay.com/...=item257182a71f

I'll look in my binders and see if I have an owners manual for it
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Posted June 07, 2012 - 09:45 AM

Did you get the Parts list on e-bay?

I may have some info on that model, as well.

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Posted June 07, 2012 - 06:06 PM

no I have not gotten it I think I will weight I do not have the blower yet I had some body pick it up for me

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Posted June 16, 2012 - 08:25 PM

Hi guys igot the blower home and I got it running too its very cool

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 11:33 AM

That is awesome, kinda futuristic and retro at that same time...

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 11:39 AM

What are your plans for it? Restore it? Use it?

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 06:57 PM

If you need the parts manual for the Artic 40, post the model number and I can scan & post the manual.

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 10:26 AM

Looks like a single stage snow thrower. What size and model engine is in that? I take it that it is just one speed forward? How big is the cut, like 16-18" or so? It does look like a smaller sidewalk snow thrower to me. Still, hell of a neat find for only $10 AND it even ran when you got it! Looks like the drive wheels are a little bald though - might want to replace those if you really wanted to use it as I doubt it would get any traction as is.

Kind of strange looking some of these old snow throwers, I have to say. I found a 1965 Snow Bird myself last year towards the end of summer and fixed it up and got it working in tip-top shape for winter. Unfortunately (and fortunately at the same time, lol), we got pretty much no snow last winter. The old 'Bird runs nice though, hope you can get yours in tip-top shape before long as well!

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 09:36 PM

I plan on using it I think its a briggs 3or 4 horse engine It is a pretty small width I may restore it in the future but I have bigger projects at the moment like a bolens sprint restoration and an allis chalmers wc restoration Id like to start on the blower is a one speed Unless you want to push it yourself at different speeds

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Posted July 06, 2012 - 09:20 AM

Looking at it, it appears it is the same setup as a rototiller and they added that cowl on top...Rotoblower?




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