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Posted July 26, 2013 - 02:02 PM

Hi guys, I know I'm a Massey guy over in Sears territory but I'm thinking we're all GT guys.  The Snapper/Massey 1650 I bought had a Sears Snow-blower attached.  Having never used a blower before I let it get to low on a crowned gravel road and broke the chain.  The snow-blower is very well built so no other damage.  Now the question.  Where can I get a chain to fit this?  I've been to a Cadet dealer and a Farm & Home store with no luck.  The model number is 260261 and the serial or code date number is 378256.  Would Sears have this where I could order a whole new chain ( part of old was lost and bent)?  Or is there another alternative?  Also, any idea how old this is?  Thanks in advance for any help you folks can give.


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 02:04 PM

Might try Sears Parts Direct. They should have it. I believe it is just a roller chain. JMG. Roger.


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 02:28 PM

Are you capable of making your own? Maybe you can take your old chain and get a length of new chain and make it yourself

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Posted July 26, 2013 - 03:42 PM

Are you capable of making your own? Maybe you can take your old chain and get a length of new chain and make it yourself

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Tried that and couldn't find a close enough chain or master links to replace the four that needed replaces.



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Posted July 26, 2013 - 04:32 PM

Might try Sears Parts Direct. They should have it. I believe it is just a roller chain. JMG. Roger.

Yes just a roller chain.  Could not find the model number anywhere. Thanks anyway.


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 04:45 PM

I tried to research this a little, but it seems there are missing numbers from your model number. Are there three digits and a decimal point?

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Posted July 26, 2013 - 04:49 PM

You can get bulk chain and master links and roll your own, so to speak. It's not expensive to do this. Even the chain breaker tool is not a big expense. Look up a drive line sales outfit in your area and give them a call. They may be able to tell you how to measure what you need and cut it to length for you. 


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 05:12 PM

If sears direct cant help, Joes outdoor should be able to. If not pauls small engine in Seneca Falls, ny may have what you need. Good luck.


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 05:16 PM

If you know the chain pitch, probably 1/2"(#40) or 5/8"(#50), the distance between the shafts and the sprocket sizes you should be able to calculate the chain length. I think those chain drive Sears blowers were made by Bercomac.  If all else fails you could try them. http://www.bercomac.com/index_ang.php


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 08:07 PM

I tried to research this a little, but it seems there are missing numbers from your model number. Are there three digits and a decimal point?

Ok, I've been doing more thorough research also.  Even though the tag is in great shape and only shows those six numbers I think, again not sure, it should have a prefix of 842 and was off a Craftsman GT18 from the early 80's made by Haban.  The length should be a freckle shy of 36" and probably have 71 links.  So far in search the 35 and 40 chains don't look like they would work.  40 is too big and 35 has the wrong distance between links. 



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Posted July 26, 2013 - 09:35 PM

There are 14 sizes of roller chains regulated by ANSI. For easy reference, these are numbered 25, 35, 41, 40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 120, 140, 160, 180, 200, and 240. Some manufacturers include chain numbers 320 and 400 to the list of standardized chains.

 

I suspect that you have a Number 41 chain if the 35 and 40 don't fit..  Number 41 chain is a narrow variation of number 40.


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Posted July 27, 2013 - 10:08 AM

There are 14 sizes of roller chains regulated by ANSI. For easy reference, these are numbered 25, 35, 41, 40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 120, 140, 160, 180, 200, and 240. Some manufacturers include chain numbers 320 and 400 to the list of standardized chains.

 

I suspect that you have a Number 41 chain if the 35 and 40 don't fit..  Number 41 chain is a narrow variation of number 40.

Thank you, the new hunt will begin soon.



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Posted July 27, 2013 - 01:44 PM

Tractor Supply has boxes of chain with master links.


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Posted July 27, 2013 - 02:06 PM

In my MTD 1985 Master book,the 36 in. and 40 in.snowblowers use the same chain #420 1/2 pitchand 77 links

Here is the 40 in parts list

Attached File  snowblower.PDF   739.83KB   72 downloads

I know it is not a sears but who knows who made what for sears hope this helps


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Posted July 27, 2013 - 03:34 PM

I found your snowblower on the sears parts direct site..It was made by Haban an i put the haban numbers in which are 842 then the rest off your numbers.The chain is no longer available and it gives no size.Here is the link to the parts digram

http://www.searspart...hdMod=842260261

 


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