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Posted August 29, 2015 - 09:23 PM

If you need a snow blower in Texas those guys up north are doomed.


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Posted August 29, 2015 - 10:05 PM

85 pictures taken during teardown. Stuff I noticed.

1 Small U bracket will need replaced (1/4 threaded rod will work fine for this. 

2. Shute deflector will need the tack weld repaired.

3. Impeller will need some welding, looks like it had hit something, but is repairable.

4. Need to find one roll pin that shot out and dis that "ping. ping, ping" around the shop.

 

Good points, Chain, sprockets, bushings all look and feel good. Belt is in good shape.

All the bolts, and set screws came out fine, except for the small U bracket.

 

Tear down didn't take as long as I thought.

 

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Posted August 29, 2015 - 10:11 PM

Glad it looks good. I bet a parts unit would be tough to find down there. :D
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Posted August 29, 2015 - 10:21 PM

How is the condition of the paddles, particularly the distance from them to the rear of the blower housing just below the chute? If it has a large gap, the distance it will throw grass clipping windrows and car interior tumbleweed stockpiles will suffer.  


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Posted August 29, 2015 - 10:25 PM

How is the condition of the paddles, particularly the distance from them to the rear of the blower housing just below the chute? If it has a large gap, the distance it will throw grass clipping windrows and car interior tumbleweed stockpiles will suffer.  

The overall blower is in very good condition, I am kinda wondering how to test it once I am done.



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Posted August 29, 2015 - 10:29 PM

The overall blower is in very good condition, I am kinda wondering how to test it once I am done.

Packing peanuts?
Wait two weeks, mow the grass, blow the windrows?
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Posted August 29, 2015 - 10:30 PM

 I am kinda wondering how to test it once I am done.

 

I would be more than happy to test it out this winter here. I will give full reports on every snow event, and video all weekend endeavors if and when they occur.

 

I will PM you my address.

 

PS - It will need to be a lift gate truck, I have no dock here at the house.

 

YWIA

 

(your welcome in advance)


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Posted August 29, 2015 - 11:06 PM

How is the condition of the paddles, particularly the distance from them to the rear of the blower housing just below the chute? If it has a large gap, the distance it will throw grass clipping windrows and car interior tumbleweed stockpiles will suffer.  

As in the paddles I think you are referring to the Slurpee spiral thingy. One of the center paddles needs a nudge back in place and re-welded. It looked like they were real close to the rear blower housing. Very little wear that I can see. Most is a few broken welds.  

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Posted August 30, 2015 - 05:18 AM

As in the paddles I think you are referring to the Slurpee spiral thingy. One of the center paddles needs a nudge back in place and re-welded. It looked like they were real close to the rear blower housing. Very little wear that I can see. Most is a few broken welds.  

I think you are on to something there, Larry! A Texas-Sized Slurpee Stirrer!


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Posted August 30, 2015 - 07:52 PM

Larry, is that broken part the "Idler Bracket Weldment", part 37 on page 17 of the manual? Part # is 634A754. Might check the sponsors and maybe a wanted ad for one.

Many parts are the same as those on the Sears GT19.9 made by Roper in 1979 or 1980. The Idler Bracket Weldment on the Sears is the same part number (634A754). You can download the Sears manual at stripmine.org/sears and compare model numbers of other parts. The same part is on the Sears SS-18, too.


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Posted August 30, 2015 - 08:21 PM

Thanks JiminRI, The Idler Bracket Weldment has been fixed and reinforced. I have the original manuals for the Roper and Sears 19.9, and the mower, and blower manuals, and the Color sales brochure.   

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Posted August 30, 2015 - 08:28 PM

I nudged the paddle back in place, Now to get someone to do some welding. I'll pick up paint next payday. Read the manual. 80W for the gear case (I checked this out and it spins smooth, no slop) so I don't plan on cracking the gear box open. Also seen where 2oz of 30W goes into the auger in each screw hole. This shouldn't take long, or cost much to restore.

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Posted August 30, 2015 - 08:57 PM

This shouldn't take long, or cost much to restore.


If I were ever to type this sentence, it would end up needing everything

Twice

And would take a year longer than it should've.
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Posted August 30, 2015 - 09:24 PM

This shouldn't take long, or cost much to restore.

 

 

If I were ever to type this sentence, it would end up needing everything

Twice

And would take a year longer than it should've.

 

I do believe Larry was using that sentence in the comparative sense, as relating to the tractor. I at least hope he was, otherwise I fear we will witness Karma delivering Larry what we call around here a 'haymaker to the breadbasket, with a southern twist'.


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Posted August 31, 2015 - 02:01 PM

Last day to vote for Featured Tractor! Some very tough choices but Larry and his Roper 20T in this thread got my vote! Awesome job Larry! :thumbs:


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