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Posted August 01, 2011 - 12:36 PM

Sorry I forgot to take pictures before I tore it down.
I picked up a 47 inch 2 stage snow blower on Craig's list for $200. One auger needed fixing, a few cracks needed welding and it needs new seals. I'l get some pics up as I get it rebuilt.
Everything is there accept the hydraulic chute mover was removed. This is okay because I have a 316 and only single hydraulics.

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Posted August 01, 2011 - 01:18 PM

Sounds like a great deal. Do you already have the front hitch? You can always try to build an electric chute turner. A low speed motor like a windshield wiper motor or maybe a 12Volt portable drill might work.

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Posted August 01, 2011 - 01:28 PM

I pulled my mower off, drove on the trailer, hooked it up and started it spinning. The whole thing including hitch, even the belt was there. The front wear edge was bad, but had never been rotated so all I have to do is flip it over. It is not pretty, but some paint will hide most of that.
I am thinking of putting a cable on a pulley with a long handle like many manual blowers have. The motor idea sounds neat.
Then comes weight. I had to get my son to stand on the back of the tractor to drive it to the barn.

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Posted August 01, 2011 - 01:39 PM

Yes, you will need some weight for sure and maybe a set of chains if you have a hill to deal with. If you have a 3pt. hitch you can cast a weight out of concrete for next to nothing.

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Posted August 01, 2011 - 04:43 PM

There is a big box of cookies in the kitchen, so I may not need the weights.
Housing had several cracks but I have welded these. Posted Image
Auger had some repairs I did not like so I redid what I could. Posted Image
This thing is huge Posted Image
I think the seal I ordered are needed. Posted Image
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So I can beat the heat by working on my snow blower.

Edited by flip, August 01, 2011 - 04:50 PM.


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Posted August 01, 2011 - 06:55 PM

I guess it was pretty rough but it sounds like it won't cost much to get it up and running. To put the latest version of that on a new tractor it costs about 3000$ by the time you buy all the hardware, driveshaft and hitch etc.

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Posted August 01, 2011 - 08:24 PM

I guess it was pretty rough but it sounds like it won't cost much to get it up and running. To put the latest version of that on a new tractor it costs about 3000$ by the time you buy all the hardware, driveshaft and hitch etc.


Yep it is rough, but the important bits are in usable shape. The largest cost is seals and paint. So another $100 and a bunch of time and I will have a better blower than I could have afforded otherwise.
I'm looking for function, not pretty.

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Posted August 01, 2011 - 10:17 PM

you got a pretty good deal on that.. looks like youll have it throwing snow in no time

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Posted August 02, 2011 - 05:18 AM

What tractor will you be putting behind that blower?

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Posted August 02, 2011 - 06:56 AM

Nice find, I don't think I own enough weight to keep the rears touching on anything I own. That's a monster.

Thanks for them pics, and yes, I think you did need seals :D

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Posted August 02, 2011 - 12:06 PM

What tractor will you be putting behind that blower?

An early 80s 316 B43 Onan
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