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beyond having spark plugs, belts, and sheer bolts what are some good spare parts to hoard...especially for us with older, obsolete blowers?
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I have an older Craftsman (built by Murray) and I it seems that most parts are available, just hard to locate. Sheer pins, spark plugs and belts are regular maintenance, I find my issue is drive components and such wearing out. I am currently on a search for another "parts" machine.
When something breaks, I like to be able to get it fixed promptly, and as my machine ages, so does parts availability.
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Check all the bolts, tension/roll pins in the drive line,[I had a roll pin fail after 40 yrs]. A spare rubber friction disc, [Murray makes the best]. Those Sears Murray machines are tuff machines. Mine will out last me.
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Check all the bolts, tension/roll pins in the drive line,[I had a roll pin fail after 40 yrs]. A spare rubber friction disc, [Murray makes the best]. Those Sears Murray machines are tuff machines. Mine will out last me.
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What do you mean by roll pins?
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I think it would be wise to have a couple of belts handy..., you never know when one will wear out or snap!!!
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beyond having spark plugs, belts, and sheer bolts what are some good spare parts to hoard...especially for us with older, obsolete blowers?
With older machines that you are really fond of, maybe keep an eye out for local ads of the same machine being sold for parts.
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With older machines that you are really fond of, maybe keep an eye out for local ads of the same machine being sold for parts.
Assuming you have room to store it. I’m doing good to have room for 1 blower.
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