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#1 skyrydr2 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 23, 2016 - 06:30 AM

I just went and looked up the gearbox for my blower just to see what a replacement would cost... Because you can't get any parts for it....
http://www.searspart...3/0071/247.html
I can buy a new blower for that kind of money....
I can make one from billet alumium with all new internals for less. Absolutely insane...

Edited by skyrydr2, January 23, 2016 - 06:33 AM.

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Posted January 23, 2016 - 06:36 AM

WOW I heard they were Pricey but that's NUTS.


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Posted January 23, 2016 - 06:38 AM

Cheapest I found it for so far is a $736.16 still off the wall crazy.....
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Posted January 23, 2016 - 06:39 AM

Unbelievable !!


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Posted January 23, 2016 - 06:44 AM

At first I thought maybe the decimal point was in wrong spot


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Posted January 23, 2016 - 06:47 AM

Thank god I was able to rebuild mine!! Anyone with a 486.248461 blower you better remove the gearbox and make sure it is full of lube and the bearings are not bad!! Water can get in and ruin the chain and spockets... It uses standard spindle bearings so those are easy to get,but the internals are not !! MAKE sure it is full of goop, loose gease stuff or you will not be happy if it breaks...
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Posted January 23, 2016 - 07:08 AM

but it has free shipping!!! I needed a gear for my toro rear end, small little gear,  I thought $50, go to order it and it was over $1500.00 so I waited and bought a whole parts tractor in running condition for $200, since then I have never thrown out a part, if a rear end goes I take it apart throw out the broken stuff store the rest, check with your local junk guys craftsman are pretty common


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Posted January 23, 2016 - 07:28 AM

Maybe for that price they come install it with a whole new blower attached to it? They obviously want people to not fix the old stuff and buy new. 


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Posted January 23, 2016 - 07:35 AM

Can you use a lighter weight grease in the gear boxes, or do they run in the 80-90 Gear Oil?  Not familiar with craftsman.  I know a lot of places handle the Hi Temp grease in the tube for gun grease but I have never seen anything for cold weather operation.  I used some of the Hi Temp on the swivel on a rear blade last summer.  Tired to turn it at 19° the other day and it would hardly turn, all because of that stiff grease.  Could that same thing be happen in the gear boxes, that the lube is not getting where it needs to be due to the stiffness of it?  Just thinking.


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Posted January 23, 2016 - 07:51 AM

No wonder you can pick up a really nice blower with a broken gear box super cheap.I see alot of really clean but broken MTD made blowers for sale from time to time for $50-$100


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Posted January 23, 2016 - 08:00 AM

Those prices are just plain ridiculous


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Posted January 23, 2016 - 08:06 AM

At first I thought maybe the decimal point was in wrong spot


Yea me too!
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Posted January 23, 2016 - 08:48 AM

Thats a Pricey one!

Best I could do on that would be $895 which is still high


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Posted January 23, 2016 - 09:11 AM

That's another reason why I hate Sears. First reason is piss poor customer service. I walked in for a pulley (4" diameter 1/2" wide 3/4" bore) and the moron there said "I'm sorry I need a part number so I don't get you the wrong part"... So I went to the cub cadet dealer. I love Rosalyn service!
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Posted January 23, 2016 - 09:54 AM

Totally ridiculous. As far as gear oil goes, you can get synthetic gear oil which will not thicken as much at low temps. 


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