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post #1 of 27 Old 11-28-2018, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Picked up a vintage 8hp 24" blower this afternoon.

I was surprised that the small engine shop/dealer had it on their floor for over 2 weeks and nobody wanted it.
Even priced at $150... still no takers. I guess most people see a 45yo blower and see no value.
It appears this it was reasonably well maintained and it should serve me well this winter.
I'll post the model #'s after I unload it from the truck.




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That is a clean looking machine. Zero issues whatsoever, $150 is a darn good price imho.

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That is gorgeous!


I can not believe they would sell it.


The ability to leave the auger on could become a liability issue.


I've made it a point not to operate one of those as I am the idiot who would get hurt.


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No functionality issues at all. It does have a few minor cosmetic issues, but I'm not concerned with those.
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fine purchase !

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Very nice!

It is the desirable 73-74 model with the auger controls that can be accessed from the handlebars and letting go of the tractor clutch handle stops the machine.

It looks like an 8HP unit too?


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Yeah, that's a sweet deal! Good luck with it !!
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Great purchase, they are fantastic machines

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OMG. Looks identical to my fathers early 70's model !!!! Electric start .???

There are days i miss it, but its better days had passed.

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