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Well you USA guys are lucky, here in Canada I do not know what we make if any thing.
Well Bombardier mskes a lot of interesting stuff just no small engines....
They did make some cool sno cat style buses in the old days..

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Yes I have a Bomb ATV but they are now made south of your country. since 2008.

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The Evinrude outboards are actually made in USA (Sturtvent Wisconsin)....

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What company made the Snow Blower "Cub Cadet 265"? MTD Ariens???? or was it a true IH production?
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What company made the Snow Blower "Cub Cadet 265"? MTD Ariens???? or was it a true IH production?
There could be more than one Cub Cadet 265, but if its the same as this one:

https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...-problems.html

Then it's made by Ariens.

Im not 100% sure, but I dont believe that IH *ever* made their own walk-behind snowblowers..they were likely always farmed out to another manufacturer to build, then the Cub Cadet name was put on them. Ariens might have been the first to make Cub Cadet snowblowers, starting in the early 70's most likely. All the rest are most likely MTD.

IH probably did make the garden-tractor mounted snowblowers, to go with the Cub Cadet tractors.

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All Power America ?
Appears to be older China junk. Maybe not made anymore, but still floating around as new equipment. Finding parts seems to be a problem.
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All Power America ?
Appears to be older China junk. Maybe not made anymore, but still floating around as new equipment. Finding parts seems to be a problem.
Never heard of them, but I agree, looks like "older China junk"
The company appears to be defunct..the webpage is still up:

All Power America

But is hasn't been updated since 2014, all photos are dead, and all the links to the .pdf manuals are dead..
looks like the page was abandoned in place..

I will add them to the Chinese junk list..thanks for finding another one!

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Made in the USA Snowblowers is all I collect! Cannot beat the quality. Here is one of my Ariens with the Leaf Vac attachment connected. Original 7 hp Tecumseh on the 1970 10,000 series unit.
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The state of "What is Made Where" for Snowblowers.
Autumn 2017 edition.


100% made in the USA snowblower, both the Snowblower itself and the engine:

Honda! (single-stage only)
Here is the update on Honda for 2016:

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If you want to add Honda:

• All Honda single-stage machines (3 models) are 100% manufactured (including the engine) at Honda's plant in Swepsonville, North Carolina.
• Honda 2-stages machines (10 models) are also made there, but the engines are built at a Honda plant in Thailand.
• All snow blowers built at the Honda plant in Swepsonville are further exported to Canada, Europe, and the U.K.
• Honda single-stage snow blowers are the only ones sold in the USA that are 100% made in the USA
• Honda snow engines are only available on a Honda snow blower. Honda does not sell their snow engines to any other manufacturer.

Snowblower body made in the USA, engine made in Thailand:

Honda 2-stage snowblowers.


Snowblower bodies still made in the USA, with engines made in China:

All Ariens and Ariens Sno-Tek.
Probably all Husquvarna/Poulan.
Probably most MTD's. although this is not 100% certain: snowblower brands: MTD, Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt, Yard-machines, Yardman, most Craftsman.


Some snowblower bodies made in the USA with engines made in China, and some models 100% made in China:


Briggs & Stratton brand names, Snapper, Simplicity, Brute, Murray and Briggs & Stratton brand names. A 100% made in China Briggs snowblower was first spotted in 2017, details in post 224 of this thread. To tell which is which, you will need to check the data tag on the snowblower itself (not the engine) The data tag should say "Assembled in China" or "Assembled in the USA"


Snowblower body made in Mexico, Engine made in China:

Toro.
Toro moved 2-stage snowblower production to Mexico in 2013.


Snowblower body made in China, Engine made in China:

And below are the known brand names that are 100% made in China..these machines should be avoided at all costs! never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never buy one of these:

All Power
All Power America
Amico
Beast (Home Depot)
Bolton
Bolton Pro
Central Machinery (Harbor Freight)
DEK (Sears)
Echelon
Giovanni
GXi Outdoor Power
Huskee
Jet Moto
Mansfield
Powerland
Power Smart
PowRcraft
Pow'R'kraft
Snow Beast (Home Depot)
Snow Joe
Stanley
Steele Products (Sears)
Sunsay
Tao
Tao Tao
World Lawn
Visita
Yardmax
Yongkang
Yongkang Visita

There are probably more..
(many of those brands also make mowers and other products..I wouldnt buy anything made those brands)
never never never buy one of these! Here is some reading about the quality you can expect if you do:

https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...two-stage.html

https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...dy-broken.html


Amazon customer reviews of a powerland model:





And Amazon customer reviews of Stanley model..there is ONE 5-star review, from the manufacturer!
and four 1-star reviews, from actual owners of the machine:
http://tinyurl.com/luf2c24
(update, Amazon removed the 5-star review that was from the manufacturer! good for them..now only real customer reviews remain.)

"All Power" generators:
http://tinyurl.com/yb36bmh9


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Thank God I'll never have to worry about buying new..........I will say though that the red Chinese Harbor Freight Honda clone I put on the ST 824 I picked up on the side of the road with a shattered connecting rod 15 years ago, is running strong and better then any Tecumseh I've played with.
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