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post #1 of 21 Old 11-27-2016, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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FINALLY got to pick up the 828D

Here are some photos of the 828D I said I was getting. I noticed it needs a few things such as some work on the chute adjustment rod (turns by itself when the engine is on), replacement of carb or cleaning, and the hardware to hold on the heater box. Other then that it's clean i think... I left a pic of the place that's loose on the chute joint that's loose. Suggestions? FINALLY got to pick up the 828D-received_10205706162571792.jpegFINALLY got to pick up the 828D-received_10205706162531791.jpegFINALLY got to pick up the 828D-received_10205706161611768.jpegFINALLY got to pick up the 828D-received_10205706160171732.jpegFINALLY got to pick up the 828D-received_10205706159931726.jpegFINALLY got to pick up the 828D-received_10205706156531641.jpegFINALLY got to pick up the 828D-received_10205706155171607.jpeg

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Yeah - super clean! Nice score!




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Your new machine looks brand new and never used, except for the paint removed from the running surfaces of the skids.

I am not familiar with John Deere snow blowers, but the universal joint in picture #5 uses a too small split pin to secure the joint to the lower chute adjustment rod. Assuming the split pin is to allow easy separation of the shafts then I would substitute a solid pin with a spring clip to secure. I expect there is a second universal joint since they don't work well singly.

Your second John Deere snowblower shown in the last picture looks the same as your new one, so the carb air heater box perhaps attaches in the same way?

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Nice machine

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Make sure the windows are up before the snow plow goes by !!

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Your new machine looks brand new and never used, except for the paint removed from the running surfaces of the skids.

I am not familiar with John Deere snow blowers, but the universal joint in picture #5 uses a too small split pin to secure the joint to the lower chute adjustment rod. Assuming the split pin is to allow easy separation of the shafts then I would substitute a solid pin with a spring clip to secure. I expect there is a second universal joint since they don't work well singly.

Your second John Deere snowblower shown in the last picture looks the same as your new one, so the carb air heater box perhaps attaches in the same way?

Good luck.
I looked at it more and found that the old machine that joint does not slide upper down and it is much more solid and not lose feelings. On the new machine it slides up and down in the bracket very easily I will call the dealer tomorrow

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I used to own the exact same machine before I sold it. Now I wish I hadnt since I'm trying to decide what model to buy now.
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I used to own the exact same machine before I sold it. Now I wish I hadnt since I'm trying to decide what model to buy now.
Lol if I could find a few decent used one for parts I'd be happy. These 2 will do for now.

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Sorry, since no-one else said anything, I have to...

Why would you EVER put that beautiful thing on it's nose on the pavement without cardboard or a rug or blanket or something to protect the paint???

It is in such nice condition I would be treating it like new. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I have redone a few snowblowers now and dealing with chips and rust and all the headaches that are easily preventable with a little care before they happen.

Now, if JD used industrial powdercoat and you don't have a single chip from doing that, then I retract everything I just said. But in general you should ALWAYS put something under the bucket to keep it from getting chipped/scratched/dinged up.
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Sorry, since no-one else said anything, I have to...

Why would you EVER put that beautiful thing on it's nose on the pavement without cardboard or a rug or blanket or something to protect the paint???

It is in such nice condition I would be treating it like new. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I have redone a few snowblowers now and dealing with chips and rust and all the headaches that are easily preventable with a little care before they happen.

Now, if JD used industrial powdercoat and you don't have a single chip from doing that, then I retract everything I just said. But in general you should ALWAYS put something under the bucket to keep it from getting chipped/scratched/dinged up.
I pulled it out and pushed it where it sat. I didn't drag it, and as sick and twisted as this is... I have a new in box scraper bar to replace this one if ever needed lol. But thank you for looking out. It's resting on a hockey puck in the garage.


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Just to update. I had 2 issues with the chute.
1 the discharge direction would change w the motor running.
2nd the discharge deflector would not adjust well.

First I got the old machine linkage apart and looked at the new one... nothing missing. What I found was looseness at this joint.

I stared comparing the 2 machines and found a rod adjustment which one showed full forward and the other 75% back....

I adjusted that and found it worked ..."wicked pissah"...

Next was on to the chute cable for the deflector. I disconnected the cable and found it was ok. So I started looking at the chute and found it binding. Also the spring was noticeably looser. I swapped from the older unit and it was fine. ..... now I'm on the hunt for a new spring....

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