Got a FREE 2007 Craftsman 9hp/28" w. Joy Stick - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 03-07-2019, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
JLawrence08648's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Lawrenceville NJ
Posts: 2,148
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 89
Thanks (Received): 180
Likes (Given): 69
Likes (Received): 409
Got a FREE 2007 Craftsman 9hp/28" w. Joy Stick

Last night I picked up a FREE 2007 Craftsman flat head Tecumseh 9 hp 28" wide in mint shape.

Today in 25 weather I quickly went through the snowblower. I have to laugh. It's sad. There was a tag hanging from the handlebars from a repair shop, Nov 2018 it was serviced or repaired. The owner complained to me it wasn't throwing snow. The auger belt is 1" inch too big, so it's loose and not tight and slipping. No wonder it's not throwing snow. Next, the carb needs cleaning, the engine is surging, hard to start, and you have to run it with the choke on.

As I went through it, looked like the auger had not been greased, the shear pins never were greased, I believe in removing the wheels and greasing the axles so they will come off if there was a flat. The auger cable is not adjusted correctly.

He bought a new snowblower, Ariens 32" tracked with 21 torque hp, probably about 15hp, because the carb & auger belt on this snowblower. I wonder what the shop told him. Sloppy cheating incompetent shop.

The positive, 2007 model, 9hp, 28", it has a joy stick that turns both the chute and adjusts the hood up and down, dual steering triggers, no rust, dual LED lights, the skid plates are in good shape, tires are great, oil looks like it has just been changed.

The negative, thinner steel, I don't like joy sticks, too complicated though nice when they work, it's a MTD, the drive and auger cables curve around pulleys and are subject to fraying and breaking rather than rods or the straight much heavier cables on the older machines, no sliding belt adjustment on the auger idler pulley.

Because of the year and condition, after I fix it, I'm selling it. I have older snowblowers which are less of a problem, less of a future problem, built better, and easier to fix. I'm sure it's worth $500 or more and definitely that after I service it. I was on Craig's List today looking.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20190307_145525.jpg
Views:	120
Size:	109.1 KB
ID:	154657   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20190307_145535.jpg
Views:	76
Size:	99.8 KB
ID:	154659   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20190307_145555.jpg
Views:	44
Size:	83.0 KB
ID:	154661   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20190307_145613.jpg
Views:	64
Size:	103.2 KB
ID:	154663   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20190307_145621.jpg
Views:	63
Size:	106.2 KB
ID:	154665  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20190307_145631.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	110.3 KB
ID:	154667   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20190307_145845.jpg
Views:	37
Size:	63.0 KB
ID:	154669  

1986 Ariens ST522, 5hp, 22"
1995 Murray Craftsman 10hp, 29" w. 12" impeller
A 1983 Real John Deere 10hp, 32" w. 12" impeller, 16" auger, 20" high front, cast iron gear box, chains
Noma 9hp, 27" w. 12" impeller
Noma 5hp, 24" w. 12" impeller, 20" high front
Gravely Convertible, 12hp Kohler cast iron, 26" width, 600 lbs of cast iron & steel, 2 speed impeller, 4 ground speeds
Dynamark 8hp, 26", 12" impeller, for sale
Several other 5hp, 8hp, several 2 cycle, all for sale

Last edited by JLawrence08648; 03-07-2019 at 07:15 PM.
JLawrence08648 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 03-07-2019, 08:37 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,654
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 12
Thanks (Received): 112
Likes (Given): 116
Likes (Received): 256
Nose score, not even much to clean up, now if you have a place to store it for a storm or fall when people will actually pay for them lol Iíve made room in the basement for a few and need to rearrange the garage lol

Sno-Tek Modded, 15"X-Track tires (Now has same X-Track tires but 13"x4" for better fit), 254cc engine LED light and hand warmers.
Snapper 6/22 sold but not forgotten. Was my first.
Ariens ST1027LE workhorse and going strong.
New 2017 Ariens Deluxe completely rebuilt after losing a fight with a forklift.
Dauntae is online now  
post #3 of 4 Old 03-07-2019, 09:08 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2015
Location: NE Illinois
Posts: 624
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 44
Thanks (Received): 57
Likes (Given): 163
Likes (Received): 119
Good find, and I agree with your assessment on these models: good features but a few durability shortcomings. Finally, yes, a great candidate to sell.

1995 Toro 724, 1988 Toro 521
1980 Toro 421, 1995 Craftsman 524
1997 Toro CCR 2500 & 1994 Toro CCR Powerlite
paulm12 is online now  
post #4 of 4 Old 03-07-2019, 09:19 PM
Senior Member
orangputeh's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: lake tahoe
Posts: 3,806
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 694
Thanks (Received): 186
Likes (Given): 1115
Likes (Received): 1121
it was serviced 3 months ago and all these problems?

ya. id sell it too. probably made on a Monday.

"It Feels Like Beer O'Clock "
orangputeh is online now  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
picked up free craftsman 26 briggs engine drive issue sheddski Craftsman Snowblowers 1 02-15-2019 12:24 AM
Picked Up a FREE Craftsman 825 with a Thrown Rod orangputeh Craftsman Snowblowers 22 12-14-2018 01:43 PM
Free 8.5/28 Snowblower Craftsman by Noma that I was given FearlessFront General Snowblower Discussion 5 02-10-2018 03:07 PM
Got a free Craftsman - Electric Start sounds ROUGH WalkThisWhey Craftsman Snowblowers 11 08-11-2017 12:35 AM
Free Craftsman 131-81100 single stage, Long Island,NY lowpro Snowblowers and Snowblower Parts for Sale 5 08-25-2016 07:12 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome