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Newbie, just bought used Craftsman 28" 4x4

Hi: I was wondering how I might find existing posts for Craftsman 247.888540. It's 28", two wheels on each side ("4x4"), Tecumseh 9HP flathead engine. Originally sold in year 2000. I got it at a garage sale for $100. Made by MTD?

Seems solid, may need disk drive friction wheel rubber. Engine starts pretty easily, hunts some, might need carb rebuild I suppose. I have owner's manual and thus part numbers.

How is the turning supposed to work on these things? There is a little lever below each grip. If I squeeze one or the other nothing seems to change. This was just a trial run on my wooden deck.

(My other snowblower is a 1 season old Ariens 28" with the so-called self-turning feature.)

Thanks in advance! Tommy
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Generally those wheel triggers disconnect a clutch on the same side wheel. That makes the opposite side wheel push it to that direction.

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Welcome to the forum Tommy


I haven't seen one before so I Googled it. Guessing it looks like this one ??

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That model has 2 separate 1/2 axles that make up the axle. When you squeeze a trigger, the 1/2 axle on that side is disengaged and thus the wheel on that side doesn't turn. Squeeze the left trigger and it turns left and vice versa. I had a similar Craftsman with only 2 wheels and it was made by MTD.

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Craftsman Snowblower Model 247.888540 (247888540) Parts from RepairClinic.com

This might help/

Ariens deluxe 28
Ariens 927le
ariens self propelled mower
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Glad to have you join us. How bout a picture or two of that Craftsman if you can share them.

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Trying to attach pix, not sure I've got it to work...Yah it did. A couple of shrouds are removed for cleaning and inspection. Oh, and it turns left but not right, using the respective levers for that. I smell a project!
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have to admit, have never seen that 4 wheel set up, only the gimmicky looking duals. it does look like its in good shape, nice $100 score! do you have the heater box and belt guard for it?

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Here are a few more 4x4 snowblowers......


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