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What Year is Your Blower/Thrower

Tell us what year your snow blower/thrower is? Or round it out to the nearest decade if you can.

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38" Snow Cannon
44" Snow Cannon
50" Snow Cannon
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all of them

current machines
1-toro2450E-38419. 1-toro3000E-38435. 1-toro 3650E-38445
2-toro 521E-38052. 1-toro xl824pt 38086
1-.............,TORO XL 624ps..............
1-............, TORO XL 824ps..............
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I have a 1972 Gravely 38" with wings that increases the width to 44"
1981 Gravely 38"
1986 Gravely 44" with wings to 50"

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1970 Ariens

Toro Snow Commander
Toro Powerlite
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1963 Snow Bird
2000 ish Craftsman

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5 Horse, Tecumseh HSSK50-67392S
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"Classic" 1963 S-226 Snowbird
4 Horse (orig) Briggs & Stratton#6305201
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Which one?

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Ariens 921001
Toro 38074- sold
Toro CCR 3650E-sold
Toro 5/21 sold
Ariens 5/22 ss
Ariens Sno Tek 7/24 sold.
Old green plastic snow shovel... Sent.to shovel Heaven
Old quarry shovel for ice.
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my oldest machine is the Ariens 10ml35, IIRC it's a 1963 ?
my Gilsons are 1971/72
Cub Cadet is a 1972 ? IIRC
Snowbird is a 1968 ? IIRC
the AMF/Polar Bears there is (1) 1968, and the rest are 1971/72 IIRC ?
the Drift Breaker is a 1978
Ariens 10/32 is a 1971/72

IMHO they hit a sweet spot with build quality 1962-72 era.
after that they increased HP, chute width, tire size, ergonomics but the metal thickness/durability and overall attractiveness went down
the styling and quality mirrors the American cars built from the same era, i.e. the musclecar era.
also the stereos, chain saws, appliances all followed that same pattern

remember the Frigidaire refrigerators that would last 30 years, from 1960 to 1990, then when you got a new one that's more frugal on electricity, put the old one in the basement and run it another 5 years or more, as a spare frig ? now they guarantee them 5 years, and many are made outside USA, and at 5 years, 6 months they break, and not worth fixing

they got it all figured out




just say NO to Chinese made ANYTHING !
1967 S-242 Snowbird 4/24
AMF Dynamark Luminaire 5362 8/26 3-stage
Craftsman Drift Breaker 10/32 3-stage
Gilson 55012 8/26 gear drive
Ariens 910010 8/32
Cub Cadet 268 8/26
Yard-Man Snowbird 7040-0 5/22
Ariens 10M-L35 3.5/24
New Holland/Gilson Unitrol 8/26
(2) AMF Polar Bear 7/26 3-stage project/parts machines
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ccr 2450 2000
craftsman 536887251 2003
toro 521e and one 521r 1986
the other 521r 1987
826 1979 or 1980
the powershift 1993
I haven't looked up the ccr 3000 or the n.r. powerlite

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1-.............,TORO XL 624ps..............
1-............, TORO XL 824ps..............
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Mine are in my signature, but I also get custody of a 1973 Toro 7/26 when (if) it breaks down on the son-in-law.

Toro 8/24 (38080) 1989
Toro 721-QZR (38743) 2015 (Hemi Predator Power)
Toro (51984) Hand Held Blower (For the light stuff)

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1973 Ariens 8/32
198? Sears 8/25 Trac- Drive
1985 Craftsman 46 in. single stage tractor mount


Greatwhite correct me if I'm wrong but I thought the 73/74 years where still the "quality years" and the changes made were all improvements. Auger and clutch handle.mounted on handlebars for and safe access. Mine came with the small wheels as well. I switched to larger ones myself. I was under the assumption the 73/74 years were the going out with a bang before the bean counters showed up.
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