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Yard Machine 24" that had a 10HP Tecumseh engine back in 1997 from Sams Club. The only thing I ever did to it was change the oil and replaced a valve stem that eventually split. Sold it after 16 years a few years ago and it was still in sound shape. A little bit of oil burning from the engine but nothing drastic, just enough to smell it when using. I bought an Ariens 24" Platinum to replace it, worst decision I made in a long time.
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1991 Honda HS828. Never used a snow blower before.

Got a piece of property with a 450' driveway and two parking areas, then 600' of paths to the woodshed, LP tank and compost pile.

It's still going strong after 25 years. 30-50 hours per year, pretty wet snow a lot of the times.

I do think brushing the snow off after every use, and storing it in a garage (unheated) does help prolong the life.

I painted the augers, chute liner and inside auger bucket once, about 4 years ago, other than maintenance, I wash it once at the end of the season.


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Mine is my current, until I get the one on the JD rider going. It's a 8hp B&S safety orange Simplicity 860
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We moved into a new home in 1993. I bought a new Toro CCR2000 and a new Toro lawnmower that year. The lawnmower, for whatever reason, still runs pretty good...
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We moved into a new home in 1993. I bought a new Toro CCR2000 and a new Toro lawnmower that year. The lawnmower, for whatever reason, still runs pretty good...
what happened to the ccr2000?

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it died, then consumed a bunch of $$$ parts and things went down hill from there...


There are a couple threads on those machines and how expensive they get when they're in need.
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I got my first when I purchased my house in 2014, Woman I purchased from was a widow and the blower had been sitting since her husband died 5 years earlier so I offered her $150 for it, A bit more than I should have but she was a good friends in-law and I got the house cheap. It was the beginning of me working on these things too. Thus how I got my Snapper 6/22 which I'm still using until I either get the ariens mess fixed or I buy a new larger one.
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The first one I purchased is my current snowblower, a Snapper 8265 which I purchased new in 1996.
The first snowblower I used was a Toro Power Handle with a snowblower attachment.

1996 Snapper 8265
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This 55002 was the first i bought. It followed a hand me down from dad.
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