Thank you all for the warm welcome! I found this forum while searching the internet for parts to repair my Sno-Caster and here's the situation:
The gearbox front bearing failed which ruined the housing and input shaft.
The ONLY gearbox parts that are still usable are the gears and the output shaft. I'll need another housing, a bearing and seal kit, and an input shaft. All this to repair a snow blower whose housing is completely "pooched out" (stretched so far it's almost to the frame behind it.)
So, should I cut my losses and find another Sno-Caster for sale? These things are rare in the West.
Should I repair the gearbox and housing ($300 in parts)?
Could I find a used gearbox here on the forum?
Or maybe I invest the money in a new Ariens snow blower and move on?
What do you guys (and gals) think?
THANKS IN ADVANCE! Craig
Edited by Corvairguy, January 04, 2018 - 07:56 PM.