My old Simplicity will be jealous. I found this 724-5 on CL within a mile of my home. Tires are flat(I'll put tubes in),auger housing paint flaking off,otherwise looks ok. Cleaned carb,changed oil,checked for spark and it started on first pull! I haven't looked at drive train yet but imagine it is a friction wheel setup as there are 5 forward,n,r settings. I can't wait to try it-we had flurries today. I am most interested to see if wet slush will plug it like happens to my Simplicity. GJ
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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 self propelled
Toro 6000 Rtek Powered
Toro CCR2000 Suzuki Powered
Toro CCR2500 Tecumseh Powered
Toro CCR3650 boxy one, Rtek Powered
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Is your Simplicity the same design as the BobCat or does it have the more common open impeller ?? If the open style, have you tried an impeller mod on it yet ??
Make sure the windows are up before the snow plow goes by !!
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It is mostly stripped now and yes 5speed peerless. I can see why they quit making these-they are really well built(expensive to manufacture)and like so many things driven out of business by stamped out junk brands. I should've taken a pix when I got it but now it's apart. It looks just like the Orange ones seen online. So far the only fault besides cracked tires is the broken rear tab on the plate holding pulley bits that bolts to chassis and engine. Putting it back together will be a bit of a puzzle as of course no pix were taken pulling it apart. That's half the fun though. I'll take a shot of the bits laid out so you can see what it's like.
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