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post #1 of 19 Old 11-22-2015, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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BobcaT/Bear-caT Snowthrower Owners Sound Off (Past or Present)

I own two Bob-caT snowthrowers.
A 5 hp and a 1971 model 1824 7hp

...always tempted to buy more.

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Like my signature says, proud owner of three Bob-Cat blowers.

Snowblowers in the shed. All made in the good ol USA.

Bobcat 28" 2 stage 8hp Briggs
Bobcat 24" 2 stage 7hp Briggs
Bobcat 20" 2 stage repowered with Tecumseh OHH50
Lawnboy Snowboy
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Toro 6000 Rtek Powered
Toro CCR2000 Suzuki Powered
Toro CCR2500 Tecumseh Powered
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post #3 of 19 Old 11-24-2015, 04:56 PM
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*wave* I posted the first thread here. Loved my Crary Bearcat but to be honest my new machine puts it to shame -- except for the shear pins, which I'm still getting used to! I was accustomed to ramming the Bearcat into whatever stopped it, but when I do that now I end up kneeling in the snow replacing a shear pin. I'm sure I'll adjust, but I sure do miss that auger clutch.

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I'm here. Dragged beast into shop and see my reverse issue is probably just the threaded adjustment on linkage. Big snow coming so I'll see to t in the morning. GJ
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My second Bear-caT brought me to this forum, so I guess you can count me on board
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One 7 hp ,two 8 hp Bob Cats. Legendary machines. I'm always on the lookout for more. They just don't make things as good these days.
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Like my signature says, proud owner of two Bob-Cat blowers.
Is repowering a Bobcat with a Tecumseh pretty straightforward? There's one near me with a blown B&S 5hp engine.


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Is repowering a Bobcat with a Tecumseh pretty straightforward? There's one near me with a blown B&S 5hp engine.
Depends, if the motor has a 6:1 gear reduction like most of the early Bob Cat machines then you need to find another engine with the gear reduction. The later models that had the 3 or 5 speed peerless transmissions can use a standard engine and can be repowered by pretty much any modern engine. My machine has the 3 speed and the Tecumseh on there was a drop in to repower.

Snowblowers in the shed. All made in the good ol USA.

Bobcat 28" 2 stage 8hp Briggs
Bobcat 24" 2 stage 7hp Briggs
Bobcat 20" 2 stage repowered with Tecumseh OHH50
Lawnboy Snowboy
Lawnboy Snowboy self propelled
Toro 6000 Rtek Powered
Toro CCR2000 Suzuki Powered
Toro CCR2500 Tecumseh Powered
Toro CCR3650 boxy one, Rtek Powered
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DB130, are you still looking for a Bobcat motor? This guy below down in Colchester/Oakdale Connecticut has a 5HP Briggs on an old Jacobsen that perhaps could fit. It's the same type of Briggs engine that they put on the old Bobcats. He's asking $50....

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From central WI. I've had a 7hp 724 for around 5 years and just got my second 7hp 1824 in October.
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