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Does anyone keep spare belts & cables for their blower?
I have a 2 year old Craftsman Profession that I'm considering getting them for.

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I always keep spare belts. Never had spare cables though. Only ever broke a belt on one of my old machines once. Glad I had spares.

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No, but I probably should. I just inspect them before the season.

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i keep belts and shear pins...if you cant get out of the driveway you aint gonna get a new belt anyway right??

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I check my belts every year while I do the other yearly checks, change oil etc.

I don't keep any extra belts, the last set of belts lasted 17 years, I sold the blower with the original 17 year old belts.

If I was to buy a replacement belt I would most likely loose it in 15 years and with my luck the thing would be dry rotted or something or I bought the wrong one.

I have had the same great neighbors for the last 20 years, if my machine has an issue they will make me a path if I can't get my 4 wheel drive sleigh out of the garage.
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The other popular method is to keep a spare of every single part. And them keep all the spare parts assembled so you don't have to work on your blower during a storm. Sometimes all the spare parts go to a completely different model. Do you have the space for a second machine?

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the only spare parts in my garage are some sparkin' bolts

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Does anyone keep spare belts & cables for their blower?
I have a 2 year old Craftsman Profession that I'm considering getting them for.
I had an MTD for 17 or 18 years. I can't remember now... I worked that machine like a rented mule and changed the belts and drive disc right before selling it to a friend. They were original. A good friend ran his snowblower for one year and broke his auger belt. I belive he hit something but he's not sure he did.

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Spare belts, friction disc and carb kit for the two stage. Spare paddles, scraper bar, belt and carb kit for the single stage.

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I keep the same as Grunt does and advise my friends to do the same even as I do the work for them. I tell them that the only time they'll break is when their being used. And most times that will be at night or when the shops are closed.
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