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post #21 of 321 Old 09-15-2013, 11:02 AM
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I did a quick google snoop around for engine info and came up blank as well. Maybe the folks on the sister forums (My Tractor and Power Equipment) could shed some light on your engine, since Yanmar has been putting engines in pretty much everything that needed power since 1912.

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Only had time to hose of a layer of dust and dirt. It has some rough spots, but need to get the broken track sorted out before I get ahead of myself.

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Transmission, note rot on "good" track.
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Really sucks that the tracks have grounded what looks like a great machine. I wonder if as a last resort you could swap the rear sprockets for drive wheels and then swap the front casters with some other kind of idler wheels.

It won't look so cool, but would still be usable.

Could also look into some of the home made tank tread type go carts. The cut the sidewalls out of old tires and mount them around 2 other tires I believe.
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Ill check out the track repair.
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Engine is a Yanmar GE90-WRE.
Google shows nothing on this small gas engine. Not used to stumping Google like this.
It's running fine, but when the day comes that I want to rebuild the carb say...
I actually have a little experience with Yanmar. Sister has a couple Yanmar Diesels in their Catamaran. They are respected in the marine world.
I'm hoping to find time tomorrow to get some more time looking under the hood and some pics for you all.
I was hoping the places for snowmobile track repair could help you outIt is an interesting machine and should be restored and maintained, and if your engine is still mechanically sound you need to keep it that way and run a good synthetic oil such as Amsoil or, Redline, Schaeffer Oil, Mobil 1, Royal Purple or the new Syntec Castrol. Anyone of these oils should help your engine last longer. I have over 300,000 on my Hyundia Elantra and I have run Amsoil in it since I bought it in 2007. I believe in good maintenance and I have the nicest old stuff around and keep it that way with quality oil and general maintenance such as Greasing zerks and washing of road salt off. WD40 or Amsoil Metal protector can help prevent rust too and my machine looks great for 1996 and I have been using Amsoil metal protector on it too as well as my car. No rust in the rocker panels and a 10 year old car.

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Is there side panels that bolt on? since I have not seen a machine with such an exposed augers before
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Is there side panels that bolt on? since I have not seen a machine with such an exposed augers before
Negative. The auger is open much like the earlier linked "Japan market only" Honda.
Only difference is the end pieces are solid disks on the Honda.

The whole front end lifts hydraulically with the built in chain driven hyd pump and an actuator I'd guess it comes up about 5 inches or so at the auger.
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dbert, With all those "tiny" parts you have your money back in scrap alone!
Interesting to me is the chute looks almost like Ariens shipped it direct. That thing is a beast. I hope you can find a track supplier. VERY cool machine.
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