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#1 thom OFFLINE  

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Posted January 17, 2014 - 05:32 PM

I guess I'm getting old and it doesn't take much to get me exicited these days. I fell in love with this and brought it home today, for $20. She, or it , is a Toro Snow Hound. The model # is 40111 1353. Someone found it in the local scrapyard before I did and took the flywheel cover/ recoil start housing. It has compression and weak "fire". I figure cleaning the points will get it sparking again. The gas tank is as clean as new inside.The machine has almost no wear showing anywhere . I wonder if it has ever actually been used. The chains and sprockets are like new .The tires are not worn. The paint is not even worn off in the places I would expect it to be. Pictures I find make me think it is a late 50s or early 60s model. One thing different on it and other, newer ones is the lever that moves the output chute. Mine has only a knob on it , obviously meant to be operated manually , while others have a rod from the lever to a control on the handles. We sometimes go all winter without snow here, and that usually suits me just fine , but I would like to try it out maybe one time. Maybe we will get one 4-6" snow this year. Anybody else got one like this?

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Posted January 17, 2014 - 05:44 PM

I like that. I think the reason you don't have a rod to angle the chute is because that's a power handle. If I understand it right the blower body will come off and you can put other attachments on it, like a reel mower, mower deck or even a tiller. Cool piece. I would like to find one like that. :thumbs:


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 05:44 PM

Nothing wrong with that, i have a diverse collection.

My Toro is a 1974 Greens Master 21 inch cut reel mower with the HM35 Tech engine, handle bars and Toro decal with the bull is the same as yours. Yours is around 1973/75, the earlier ones were 33013 or so. Well built solid blowers that to this day still work great.

I thought about this to add to my Toro : http://nwct.craigsli...4186717722.html

 

http://www.google.co....59568121,d.cGU

 

Nice on finding one in such good shape.


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 05:45 PM

I like that. I think the reason you don't have a rod to angle the chute is because that's a power handle. If I understand it right the blower body will come off and you can put other attachments on it, like a reel mower, mower deck or even a tiller. Cool piece. I would like to find one like that. :thumbs:

Yes, the Power Handle, forgot that.



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Posted January 17, 2014 - 05:55 PM

Congrats! It looks like it's got plenty o potential, and as you said, if you're not really expectin snow any time soon, you've got plenty of time to replace the missing stuff & get er up and runnin. Might end up bein worth something in a trade with somebody closer to the snow.


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 06:05 PM

Congrats on a great find! For $20 bucks you more than got your moneys worth!



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Posted January 17, 2014 - 06:08 PM

I had to read all the posts to find it's more then a snowblower   , that is so cool !!!  Hope you get all the missing parts  and any attachments you could find would be icing on the cake  !!


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 06:27 PM

So, guess this is a Modern version of a two-wheel tractor??  Diff attachments sounds cool.  Looks plenty heavy and that looks like a Briggs? and should be easy to find missing cover and starter. Shop epay or the swap-meets.


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 06:53 PM

They are pretty neat, A guy has one that he brings to our annual county fair.

I still think they stole the idea from Bolens :D

Anyone know what year they originally started making these?

 

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Posted January 17, 2014 - 09:20 PM

I found that I have a cover/recoil that will work , although it is not the "right" one for the engine.I know a couple of the frequent pickers that go to the scrapyard where I found this treasure. I called one and he says that he didn't get the cover, so I will call the other one tomorrow. I would like to have the cover with the correct model and serial numbers. I believe the original cover has a B and a S stamped in the metal. Looking at the engine , I believe it is quite a bit earlier than the 74-75 suggested. It has the early style oil bath air filter and early carburator. I also discovered that the spark plug is the original evidently as it has a little  burgandy paint on it matching the color of the engine. If I want to find other attachments for the Power Handle the rest should be easier to come by because snow blowers are not common here. The rotory mower and tiller would probably be the most common in this area.Thanks.


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 10:08 PM

Nice looking machine, I had heard of it but I have never stumbled across one up here. 

 

If you know what model the engine is supposed to be, I know a guy who probably has a blower shroud for you with the original lettering.

 

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Posted January 17, 2014 - 11:22 PM

I hope that I can find the cover that was taken off mine, but if not I would like to know the model and serial numbers of my engine. If I am able to get the right one I can date the machine, at least the power handle part by the engine numbers. Can someone with a model 40111 tell me the engine numbers on your machine? I am going to be watching ebay and craigslist for other attachments for the Power Handle. Thanks all.


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Posted January 18, 2014 - 12:12 AM

Heck of a buy for $20.00! I'll do my best to send snow, lol.
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Posted January 18, 2014 - 08:05 AM

thom,

Read it wrong or typed it in wrong, 1967 or earlier here is one for the 40113 :

https://www.partstre...1-1_111004-0002

 

https://www.partstre...1-1_111006-0003

 

https://www.partstre...1-1_111002-0001

 

The Power Handle was made for a long time.



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Posted January 18, 2014 - 08:10 AM

Yep....$20 is a steal! Congrats on a great find!






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