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Question 2019 craftsman track drive snow throwers

When I waddled into Lowes today for plumbing parts I stopped to look at the craftsman track drive snow blowers they had out front and the smaller track drive was extremely light in weight and I could lift it up with one hand.

The larger horsepower snow blower with electric start was pretty heavy and I could not lift it with the left handle up with one hand.

The track drive with the lower carrier rollers and the drive sprocket on the top is pretty substantial as the plastic drive gear seemed pretty thick and the rubber track was thick with inner meshing rubber teeth to match up with the drive gears.

I stopped looking when I saw the cross augers were very thin and the shear pins were cotter pins with spring hair pins to hold the pins in place.

It was $1,299.00 + 8 % New York Sales Tax and any extended warranty coverage etc.
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MTD makes them along with Troybilt,Club Cadet,Huskie among
many others...….I would pass on anything that's made by MTD......JT
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Cotter pins?? That can’t be right... right??


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Cotter pins?? That can’t be right... right??
They're more like Clevis Pins with Bow Tie Cotters.
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My dad has a cub cadet 3x and that's what he has for pins
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@leonz,

The gauge of metal these days is nothing like what the older machines have.

The clevis shear pins should work just fine , should actually be quicker and easier to replace in my opinion, and or to pull for maintenance of spinning the auger.
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They're more like Clevis Pins with Bow Tie Cotters.


Oh ok, that’s better


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