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post #1 of 18 Old 02-08-2014, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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New purchase Bobcat 24" 7HP 5 speed

Ok so I've been looking for one of these models on and off for the past few years and I finally found one in my price range, yes I'm a cheapskate. It is in really good condition for its age and hopefully it just needs a carb rebuild and some adjustments as I suspect. It has the 5 speed forward 1 reverse speed gearbox that I've been looking for. No electric start but I can live without that most likely. Now to see if I can add a headlight to the Briggs 7HP engine.

So now the Ariens 824 unit is up for sale, I just love these old Bobcats.

We need a section for Bobcats around here

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I have never seen a bobcat snow blower. What year is it. Would you be so kind as to post pictures?
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Pete has some photos on his site.
The Gilson Snowblower Shop's Vintage Machine Showcase
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I'll get some photos in the morning.

How do you post a youtube link? I have a video of my 20" one out there shooting the snow like its nothing.

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Bobcat 20" 2 stage repowered with Tecumseh OHH50
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How do you post a youtube link? I have a video of my 20" one out there shooting the snow like its nothing.
Just copy and past the web link for it. It embeds it automagically.

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Link to video of my 20" 5hp Bobcat.


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
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Lol, I went on to you tube and found that video last night. That bobcat is an EOD beast.
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Here are some pictures of the 20" 5hp Bobcat
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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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I honestly really like the bar for changing chute positions. My areiens chute control is geared poorly. It takes way to many turns to rotate it 180.
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Lol, I went on to you tube and found that video last night. That bobcat is an EOD beast.
You should see it work when I clamp 50 lbs of weight to the bucket to hold it down so it doesn't ride up over the frozen piles. It just chews up anything in its path, except for news papers. Last time I hit one it was stuck in so tight I had to burn it out with a propane torch.

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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