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Who else loves older snowblowers?

Who loves the old ones! I got this one from the original owner. It just needed to be put back together. I'm probably gonna hang onto it considering the condition it's in. I did put newer tires on it because the old ones were dry rotted pretty badly.
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I like the Ariens 10,000 series machines from 1965 to 1974. Link
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Who loves the old ones! I got this one from the original owner. It just needed to be put back together. I'm probably gonna hang onto it considering the condition it's in. I did put newer tires on it because the old ones were dry rotted pretty badly.
You'll be glad you put those X-Trac tires on!!!

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I do Ö

And I second the fact that you certainly are going to love those X-Trac ..

I also have been converting mine over to these Poly Roller Skids as well, just check your bolt spacing first.




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oneacer - I like that Yardman. How does the extension of the auger beyond the housing sides work on a HARD left overnight EOD? I'm wondering if this is the key to make it easier.

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i gave my aunt a snowblower similar to that. same 12" impeller and rectangle shoot output. i found while it beat shoveling it really seemed like the rectangle shoot was holding it back. i definitely like the craftsman style machines and the way the handles are.

most of the stuff i run is on the newer side other than the 5/23 craftsman that i use over at my sisters place. definitely not as thick and heavy as some of the machines i have dealt with over the years. i do like the quality of old machine but do kind of like how the new stuff maneuvers and how much lighter they are. my yardworks and ariens are the 2 i think i will likely keep around for a bit. haven't really found a machine i like enough to replace them yet.

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@JL,

Yes, that Yardman 7100 was purchased by my father new way back around 69-70 … 26" bucket.

That is my go to machine for the heavy snow. I have never, ever had an issue with EOD, and yes, it chews through the hard pack without skipping a beat. And because of the chain driven drum, along with the cable driven chute rotation, as you crank the chute, it rotates the chute drum base from side to side, as well as spinning the chute around. That, along with the chute design, allows it to throw the farthest of any machine I have. You also have a spring loaded lever to manually rotate the chute in any direction as well.

The only thing with this machine, because of its force and the lack of safety features, you have to be very diligent in its operation. I have operated it all my life, and its operation is as natural to me as breathing.

Just a footnote. .. Another thing I love about that machine, is that it is a chain driven auger, as you can see from the side … The impeller shaft is a stub shaft, and no auger gear box to deal with. Just this past summer, I replaced the SnowHog tires, as I wore them out, and put on new X-Trac. I also pulled off the side auger chain cover for inspection and lube, and it looks like it did when it was new, including the chain idler.

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And I second the fact that you certainly are going to love those X-Trac ..



I also have been converting mine over to these Poly Roller Skids as well, just check your bolt spacing first.



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Remarkable! Iím sure itís very rewarding to restore these and take good care of them while they treat you well in return.
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not too old.
1984 -5 I think.
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