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Nice looking Crary Bearcat near Flagstaff

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That'd look good next to my 3 Bobcats!
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That'd look good next to my 3 Bobcats!
Like you need another snowblower... Would it fit in the subaru ?
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Like you need another snowblower... Would it fit in the subaru ?
Not at present.. I still have a 13HP Husqvarna in there that I collected from d3500ram a couple of days ago. I got distracted clearing leaves. :-)
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It's interesting the engine is oriented different than we are use to.

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
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It's interesting the engine is oriented different than we are use to.
Is it? How do you mean? On my Bobcats the pull is on the right and the shaft on the left. But mine are older B&S engines too. That one almost looks like a youngster in comparison.

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Is it? How do you mean? On my Bobcats the pull is on the right and the shaft on the left. But mine are older B&S engines too. That one almost looks like a youngster in comparison.
On all the snowblowers I have and seen, the crankshaft exits the front and the pull cord is at the rear. The Bearcat has the crank, thus the pulleys, on the left and the pull cord on the right.

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
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On all the snowblowers I have and seen, the crankshaft exits the front and the pull cord is at the rear. The Bearcat has the crank, thus the pulleys, on the left and the pull cord on the right.
Ah OK I get it now....

You are talking about all the machines that you see these days... I thought you meant all the Bearcats and Bobcats

Let me send you a cool link if you've never been there... it's the Gilson webpage and shows lots of historical designs that have faded into the past (except at my house) ;-)

When you get to the Bobcats and Bearcats you'll see that they are set up at 90 degrees like this one.

Instead of having what you consider to be the "normal" way of doing things (Engine - 2 pulleys - 2 belts - 90 degree gearbox at the augers)
Instead of that they have the engine pointing to the side and use belts and chains to run down the side of the machine and drive the auger AND impeller both in the SAME axis.
So now there's no need for an auger gearbox and therefore it can't break... there isn't one!!

It's an awesome design and I don't understand why it isn't still used... it must be a cost thing because this design can throw snow, ice, slush and even pure water into the outer stratosphere.
I have three of them. :-)

Check out videos on google for "Bobcat" or "Bearcat"
https://www.google.com/search?q=bobc....0._7qpsp8MX5Q

Here's just one at random

Here's that link showing how machines were in days gone by
https://www.gilsonsnowblowers.com/snowvintage.html

Once you see that ... you'll get hooked and want one of each... guaranteed ;-)

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