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new purchase - few questions

I purchased this machine today. The model number is 310-586-515 (MTD) .. it is cross referenced with Canadian Tire number 60-3970-8

It is a 8/24 two stage

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1. Anyone know how old this machine is?
2. Anyone have a link to a manual (tried the MTD site already)
3. Anyone know if it is a decent machine... looks well maintained. I got it for 275

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hello securekey, welcome to SBF!! i just stoped in to welcome you but can't help with your questions

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That does look older. Maybe 1980s? The front gear box looks like the older MTD SnowFlite ones. Seems to be in good shape. Hopefully it will hold up well for you.
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Thanks for the replies.

I believe I have determined it to be a 1988 model.
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These guys called MTD and were emailed PDFs for their units. Might give that a try on Monday.
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You posted the model number but not the "name" of it and I can't make it out in the photo. On the site below I picked the "MTD Legacy '85-'99" where yours might be but I don't know which name to try under. Not saying it's there but worth a try.

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Thanks for the replies.

I believe I have determined it to be a 1988 model.
It is really nice and clean for a 25 year old snow blower. How does the 8hp engine run?. I see that it has a light on it so the engine has a factory lighting coil on it. Nice
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Hi securekey. Welcome to the forum.
Nice looking machine. Sorry can't answer any of your questions. I can tell you that I had an older MTD, about the same vintage you have. It was a great machine and it served me very well for 18 years. I don't remember mine having that handle/control style. It had regular handles with a lever on top of each handle. Your machine reminds me more of a Murray setup.

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hello securekey, welcome to SBF!! i just stoped in to welcome you but can't help with your questions
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That does look older. Maybe 1980s? The front gear box looks like the older MTD SnowFlite ones. Seems to be in good shape. Hopefully it will hold up well for you.
You are right it does look like a SnowFlite (just googled those)

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These guys called MTD and were emailed PDFs for their units. Might give that a try on Monday.
Prep for winter Mastercraft 826

You posted the model number but not the "name" of it and I can't make it out in the photo. On the site below I picked the "MTD Legacy '85-'99" where yours might be but I don't know which name to try under. Not saying it's there but worth a try.

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I will try calling / emailing MTD... The only name I can find on it is Craftsman. I will have a look at the "MTD legacy 85-89" it is in the correct year range.

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It is really nice and clean for a 25 year old snow blower. How does the 8hp engine run?. I see that it has a light on it so the engine has a factory lighting coil on it. Nice
The engine starts first pull and runs strong (of course it wasn't under any load though) ... The light works... what is the advantage of the 'factory lighting coil' ?

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Hi securekey. Welcome to the forum.
Nice looking machine. Sorry can't answer any of your questions. I can tell you that I had an older MTD, about the same vintage you have. It was a great machine and it served me very well for 18 years. I don't remember mine having that handle/control style. It had regular handles with a lever on top of each handle. Your machine reminds me more of a Murray setup.
Thanks. From what I have been reading the older ones weren't too bad. The previous owner (very nice / knowledgeable older gentlemen) indicated it was always good to him and that he maintained it well.

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[Quote] The engine starts first pull and runs strong (of course it wasn't under any load though) ... The light works... what is the advantage of the 'factory lighting coil' ? [quote]
As you look at previous threads, you will find that a lot of us have been working on upgrading our factory lighting, a lot of the time with the more efficient LED lights. If you don't have the factory lighting coil (your only built in source of electricity) to start with, your are pretty much hooped unless you want to use battery operated lights. You can also use your juice to power heated handgrips if that's something you would like.


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