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New motor, old machine

I was looking thru the local Craigslist and saw this new motor. I'm still planning on getting a new Ariens machine but getting a new motor like this one and tossing it on an old frame is very tempting!


12 HP Gas Engine--LCT--New--Not Honda or Briggs
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Looks like a great engine but for summer use, it is not shrouded for warming the carb and from snow getting in the linkage.
My take.

Snow Removal Apparatus I own:
Ariens ST1530DLE, and good ole arm powered scrapper.
The 15 HP is a new Ducar engine sold
by Princess Auto in Canada.
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And shrouding that one, might be a little more challenging.

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MTD....2 stage(modern 8.5 HP) not my favorite
Honda HS622 TA-B - acquired at an auction- nice machine for it's size.
Toro S-140- Picked it up on trash day... it runs, sort of.
Yamaha YS 240 TB "Ricky" latest Craigslist find- on the bench now.
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I did not even look at the shrouding! Still seems so cheap to me for whatever reason.
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12 hp is a lot for most snow throwers. Do you need that much HP?

Maybe a good deal if you decided you want and need 12 HP and you are going to pick it up yourself. But as stated above, you still need to consider shrouding and retuning the carb for cold weather operation.

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I was looking on ebay yesterday after seeing this post and all the ltc 12hp motors I saw were $50+ more than this one

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1-toro2450E-38419. 1-toro3000E-38435. 1-toro 3650E-38445
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Of course, there may be after market parts. They do seem to be popping up.

I would also add that the recoil starter would probably allow too much cool air for winter operation.

Garage:
MTD....2 stage(modern 8.5 HP) not my favorite
Honda HS622 TA-B - acquired at an auction- nice machine for it's size.
Toro S-140- Picked it up on trash day... it runs, sort of.
Yamaha YS 240 TB "Ricky" latest Craigslist find- on the bench now.
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12 hp is a lot for most snow throwers. Do you need that much HP?

Maybe a good deal if you decided you want and need 12 HP and you are going to pick it up yourself. But as stated above, you still need to consider shrouding and retuning the carb for cold weather operation.
I wish I had more than 8hp on my current 26" cut machine last year. But you do bring up a good point, the Arirens with the Briggs that I'm looking to make a deal on this week I think is around 12hp.

I want the biggest motor on a smaller frame after last winter!
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