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"Sears Craftsman Snow Blower
2 stage
22" path
4 speeds forward
1 speed reverse
5 HP
electric start & pull start
Runs Good

$200.00"

What can you tell me about this model, and is it worth the 200.00 posted?
Also, I was going to just use it this yr. before I found a larger one next spring. I have got a late start, and anything worth anything is either gone or priced too high.
I have a 23x60 level driveway, which in the past I have been able to clean using a single stage for most snowfalls. Hopefully this is an upgrade until I get a larger model next yr. Who knows, this might be a good one for those avg snowfalls, and get another one for the monster dumps.

The code is 9302 serial #5369318200 if that helps identify it.

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Ended up purchasing this one, even though it wasnt an Ariens. I felt like it was too good to pass up for this yrs snow. Maybe something larger next yr.
Might be a little small for the real heavy stuff at the end of the driveway, although the owner says it goes through that stuff too.
He had new belts on it, a new carb two yrs ago, and brand new skids.
Hardly any rust except for surface rust in the chute and on the edges of the auger box. Ran like a charm. Paid 160.00.
So if anybody can tell me more about this model based on S# I would appreciate it. It does need some pneumatic tires to complete it. Any ideas on the best place for those?

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I had a Toro 3521 with solid rubber tires and it worked just fine.

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I think you got a really fine snowblower for a fair price. It's a 'good looking machine and looks to be in nice condition. You'll probably keep it.
If you have a decent driveway you won't have a problem with those tires. If they are spinning you're going too fast for your blower to do it's job properly.

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You could always use some self tapping sheet metal screws to make those tires studded.

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Looks like someone took good care of it. This machine uses an actual gear box and not friction disc drive, that is a good feature. Here is a link to the parts list if you haven't already found it.

Sears Craftsman 22 In Snow Thrower Parts | Model 536918200 | SearsPartsDirect

Toro 8/24 (38080) 1989
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most of last winter I used my toro 521 with hard rubber tires and the only problem I had with traction was the one time it started sprinkling and the snow froze over. it was 8- 10 inches of wet heavy snow. with the ice I had no traction and only got the 826 cause it had chains on the tires but the 521 had no problems blowing the snow. enjoy your 5/22 craftsman and congrats

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That looks nice for the money . Go slow and keep the old tires .. Good luck . and nice price .

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Thanks, I hope it handles the heavy stuff to the point I want it to. I was debating the whole time as I was looking at it. Should I buy a 5HP which was in really good shape with new belts, skid plates and carb and ran like a gem, or ignore it and wait on a more expensive larger machine that I wasnt sure about?
I figure, I will be on the lookout without the pressure to buy a larger machine, probably an Ariens in the coming spring.
I have thought of restoring this next yr. and using it as a sidewalk and low snowfall machine.

Thanks for the comments and compliments

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I'm tellin' ya, Art. That snowblower is going to probably surprise you. You put a couple drift cutters on it and it'll do you fine. It's a good machine. Most important thing is to let it do the work and don't force it. You'll get the hang of it in no time a'tall.

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