Ideas for old school snowblower with protruded augers - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 16 Old 01-05-2018, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
JnC
Senior Member
 
JnC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Bedford, MA
Posts: 806
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 58
Thanks (Received): 128
Likes (Given): 23
Likes (Received): 171
Ideas for old school snowblower with protruded augers

Hello fellow SBF members, so I am in need of an old school machine that has protruded augers that can gnaw through hard compacted snow banks that my plow guy at work leaves. I have used my 928 and yamaha 828 to deal with the situation every now and then but they take too much effort to be forced into the bank and have the augers do their work due to the augers sitting back in the auger housing.

Ideally I'd like to acquire a machine with 24 or 28" bucket with a blown motor and swap it out with a GX390 that I have sitting in my shed.

Any ideas? Leads?
JnC is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 Old 01-05-2018, 06:31 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Lowell area, MA
Posts: 3,246
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 118
Thanks (Received): 277
Likes (Given): 358
Likes (Received): 633
This may be a tricky time for inexpensive-snowblower shopping around us, prices may still be boosted from the storm.

Some old (60's) Ariens had augers that protruded beyond the bucket. See pictures here, for instance:
https://scotlawrence.github.io/ariens/Page4.html

But to be honest, the simpler approach is probably to buy some machine that suits your needs, and cut off the front of the bucket, thus exposing the augers. Though keeping the removed pieces, to allow bolting/welding them back on again in the future if desired, might not be a bad idea.

Ariens 1024 Pro
Toro Power Clear 221QR
Toro Power Curve 1800
RedOctobyr is offline  
post #3 of 16 Old 01-05-2018, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
JnC
Senior Member
 
JnC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Bedford, MA
Posts: 806
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 58
Thanks (Received): 128
Likes (Given): 23
Likes (Received): 171
After snooping around a bit it seems like I need an old school snowbird, I found a few but most of them are in the tri-state area .
JnC is offline  
post #4 of 16 Old 01-05-2018, 09:22 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 183
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 7
Thanks (Received): 20
Likes (Given): 46
Likes (Received): 30
There are always old-school Gilson 835's that are popping up, unappreciated, around New England that will do just what you are asking.

All can be had for very short money. All have the old Briggs engines to boot.

"Play like a champion today."
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1832_1.jpg
Views:	48
Size:	232.1 KB
ID:	123570   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1833_1.jpg
Views:	45
Size:	236.1 KB
ID:	123578  
toroused is offline  
post #5 of 16 Old 01-05-2018, 10:01 PM
Senior Member
 
Spectrum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Southern Maine
Posts: 725
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 40
Likes (Given): 10
Likes (Received): 149
Quote:
Originally Posted by toroused View Post
There are always old-school Gilson 835's that are popping up, unappreciated, around New England that will do just what you are asking.

All can be had for very short money. All have the old Briggs engines to boot.

"Play like a champion today."
What he said and parts availability remains very high!
Spectrum is offline  
post #6 of 16 Old 01-05-2018, 10:45 PM
Senior Member
 
Jackmels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ma.
Posts: 1,990
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 99
Thanks (Received): 156
Likes (Given): 316
Likes (Received): 623
I have Old School Ariens Machines With Protruding Rakes Ripe For Repowering.Located in Hudson ma. PM if interested.
Jackmels is online now  
post #7 of 16 Old 01-06-2018, 07:42 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Lowell area, MA
Posts: 3,246
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 118
Thanks (Received): 277
Likes (Given): 358
Likes (Received): 633
Cool, I hope you guys can work something out!

JnC, if you get to try this, I think a lot of us would be interested to hear how it performs. I've had trouble driving into dense snowbanks sometimes, it would be interesting to have something available with exposed augers. If I had a spare "sacrificial" machine around, it might be interesting to try removing the sides of the buckets. But I don't want to do it to my primary blower, it's too-permanent a change.

Just exposing the augers would presumably make a huge difference. But if it was also a machine with serrated augers, that might help too.

Jackmels or others, do you have experience with using that style into tough snowbanks? How much does it help?

Ariens 1024 Pro
Toro Power Clear 221QR
Toro Power Curve 1800
RedOctobyr is offline  
post #8 of 16 Old 01-06-2018, 08:43 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Lakeville Ma
Posts: 1,704
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 66
Thanks (Received): 161
Likes (Given): 62
Likes (Received): 571
I have a gear drive Gilson in good shape I'll part with
cranman is online now  
post #9 of 16 Old 01-06-2018, 08:01 PM
Senior Member
 
Koenig041's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Northwest NJ
Posts: 222
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 4
Thanks (Received): 3
Likes (Given): 11
Likes (Received): 11
The old school Gravely's would work for you;
https://newjersey.craigslist.org/grd...405856930.html

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/grd...429322263.html

https://newyork.craigslist.org/wch/h...418758529.html

https://longisland.craigslist.org/gr...427217513.html

Northwest NJ
Toro 38090 1132
Toro 826
Troybilt 1030
Murray 524 (1994)
Toro 1000E
Toro 2000E
Koenig041 is offline  
post #10 of 16 Old 01-07-2018, 03:02 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Boise, Idaho USA
Posts: 15
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 1
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 2
Garage
Gravley Snow Cannon will chew through plow berms and have weight for serious traction. Heavy, hard to wrangle and dangerous. Later models had the auger more enclosed for "safety". Plenty on the east coast. Look in the Hartford CL for one.


1999 Toro CCR3000GTS-E 38435

Last edited by cr4west; 01-07-2018 at 05:21 PM.
cr4west is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome