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#1 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted November 19, 2013 - 12:04 PM

After sitting around for four years I decided to fire up my walk behind snowblower and put it for sale on craigslist. With only ten hours it was still good. I was surprised after putting gas in it that it leaked out of the bowl in three streams. After taking it apart I ordered a new carb. Got the carb yesterday and it runs like new. But after engaging the auger it spit and sputtered and quit. I checked everything over and turned it manually several times and the gear box felt bad. Over four years the rust built up inside and pretty much ruined the top half of everything out of the oil. So today I cut off the front housing and am going to install larger tires and a light weight blade I made . It should be fun for pushing 2 or three inches of that powdery lake effect snow.

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Posted November 19, 2013 - 03:12 PM

Isn't it fun to turn lemons into lemonade. Have fun with it. Good Luck, Rick 


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Posted November 19, 2013 - 03:52 PM

Should be a neat machine when you are done. :thumbs:

 

 

 

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Posted November 19, 2013 - 07:35 PM

I got the front housing cut off with the plasma cutter and a new front plate to weld the pivot brackets attached. I should it done later this week  and painted up and I'll post finished pics of it.


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Posted November 19, 2013 - 09:29 PM

Just a suggestion, if you decide not to keep it: Sell the chute off the blower separately, the long chute is highly desirable to put on a 37a or model 49 blower.


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Posted November 20, 2013 - 07:53 AM

I actually do have a chute with hydraulic rotator assembly and cable off my jd 59 inch I am thinking of putting on craigslist so I should put this chute on too as it looks brand new.



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Posted November 20, 2013 - 08:45 AM

Another interesting project!


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Posted November 20, 2013 - 08:52 AM

See! I been tellin' yah. Those green machines wear out jus' sittin' there!!!


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Posted November 20, 2013 - 01:41 PM

This progress pic shows the pivot brackets now welded in place . Also the headlight housing bent and welded.

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Posted November 20, 2013 - 02:27 PM

Really a smart idea! Are the tires loaded?


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Posted November 20, 2013 - 04:08 PM

I like it

 

 

except the color that is.....


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Posted November 20, 2013 - 05:53 PM

No , the tires aren't loaded but I may put chains on them.



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Posted November 21, 2013 - 03:12 PM

Here is the finished product , should be great fun for pushing light snow in my paved driveway. The blade is 54" and it will beat hand shoveling . Today I bought more Lexan for the cab windows on the mini 9630 4x4 articulating tractor.

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Posted November 21, 2013 - 03:53 PM

Don, that sure looks great.  I think it will do great on your lake effect snow.


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Posted November 22, 2013 - 08:30 AM

I should try it out tomorrow and I share the video with everyone. How about a couple flashing lights for safety :bigrofl:

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