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Today I made the decision to trade my craftsman push mower for a bolens 624 snow blower with a tecumseh engine. It looks to be in pretty decent shape. I’ll make a video tomorrow of it. Are these snowblowers any good? They look beefy but not like my ariens 10000 series with iron everywhere.
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Watch out for excessive wear on the plastic axle bushings - if there's play in the bushings, replace them before the axle starts wearing into the frame.

Other than that, those are pretty stout. Cast iron gearbox and tall chute to boot.


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Watch out for excessive wear on the plastic axle bushings - if there's play in the bushings, replace them before the axle starts wearing into the frame.

Other than that, those are pretty stout. Cast iron gearbox and tall chute to boot.
I am not familiar with the Bolens machines so take this with a grain of salt. The Searsasaurus came with plastic axel and auger bushings and they're made from unobtainium, meaning they wear and are no longer available. If you need bushings now or in the future, all may not be lost. I modified the auger and axel on the Searsasaurus to flanged roller bearings. There is a space requirement but if the stars align it can be a way to save an otherwise good machine. I did post a thread here on the subject so info on how I did it is available.

Hope your machine is everything you want it to be.
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The reverse gear seems kind of slow but there is no adjustment for it
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Might want to buy a couple spares???


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I may consider it
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Let me know what you find with your Bolens I might get the same looking(1994) Bolens 824 in the spring for my backup.


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They are great machines.
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