One more toy drug home for free.
Posted January 30, 2011 - 04:30 PM
Anyway, I have not touched it more than a basic control check to make sure it was all there and working. The guy who gave it to me said it had spark, and needed a muffler, but did not fire. I am guessing it just needs a good carb cleaning and a new muffler. The main body is in amazing condition too, there is almost no rust at all that I can see and the only flaw on the body is a spot that looks like a pulley is rubbing and will need to be welded up. That pulley may need to have a stop adjusted too. I will know more of why it's hitting when I take the cover off.
The motor is a 5hp Briggs and is complete. It also appears to be in great shape to boot! After decoding the motor data, the motor was built on June 2, 1972 so the snow-thrower should be a 1972 to 1973 Bob-cat 820. It is a smaller one, 5hp with a 20" cut... but it's a really sweet 2-stage thrower. This one has a 2-blade paddle that spins faster than the auger and reaches out into the auger path and grabs snow from there. That should really cut down on clogs! :fing32:
I will tear into this soon as I could really need it with all this snow! For now, here are a few photos before I pressure wash it down and start to work on it.
Even at the spot-welded seams, no rust to be seen! Given the fact it came with an older ranch and was garaged... it a safe bet to guess it was owned by an older gentleman and was always stored indoors, on top of being well maintained.
I am guessing for something that is close to 40 years old... it did not see a lot of use! You can see the design of the second stage. That paddle spins inside the middle part of the blower behind the auger and reaches out 6" to grab some snow from between the augers. Then it takes it and tosses it out the chute. It looks like a very effective design!
Old-school Briggs, nice motor! Oddly this set up runs a 6-1 gear reduction on the motor. Plain bearing's on the crank based on the motor data.
Posted January 30, 2011 - 04:38 PM
Posted January 30, 2011 - 04:39 PM
I never seen anything like it before. Looks like a good project
Posted January 30, 2011 - 04:41 PM
I must say,I've never seen one just like that,that's neat.
I've never seen one like that either. Very unique, and FREE!
Posted January 30, 2011 - 04:46 PM
Posted January 30, 2011 - 05:05 PM
Take a look here for some cool old ones. Make sure you look to the last one, there is the biggest dang walk-behind I have ever seen!
Here is a seek-peek:
Posted January 30, 2011 - 05:07 PM
Posted January 30, 2011 - 05:15 PM
Posted January 30, 2011 - 07:39 PM
Posted January 30, 2011 - 07:45 PM
When do we see action snowblowing footage?
Posted January 30, 2011 - 07:48 PM
Posted January 30, 2011 - 08:39 PM
See.... two feet of snow on top of what we already had!
Seriously though... note the table and chair in the background! The table is almost under the snow!
Posted January 30, 2011 - 08:44 PM