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? Year JD 826

I just picked up a JD 826 with a techumseh pull start, seems to be newer than the body but I cant be sure. the thing that is the strangest about this model is that the chute is YELLOW, ROUND and TALL. It's also running tracks.
I cant post pictures yet, but this, like my foray into Subarus is bound to be a work in progress. The unit starts up with a bit of effort, needs some basics, but still.. everything spins forwarsd and drives backwards, no metal on metal grinding, but holy crud is she ever loud.
As soon as I can ID exactly what I am working with I will probably go for a significant engine change so I can run it at a bit lower rpm and a lot quieter. My kid has the whole run of JD pedal toys and I am from a farm family in Saskatchewan, living in Montreal now.
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The Blower is now viewable in my garage:

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That is NOT a JD built machine. But rather some slapped together.. dohicky.
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This is an 826: https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...e-origins.html


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Though I am a bit surprised by the lateness of the model (1990s), I have managed to identify it, via the chute control screw design, on the John Deere online parts catalogue through the sectional view breakdown.

The model is the John Deere 826t.

The T stands for track.

The engine identifies as the Techumseh hmsk 80 (i will find the exact sub model today when I do a comprehensive evaluation of the machine).

In addition, there are no less than a dozen John Deere machines on Kijiji in Quebec with the same design and model identifier on the left side of the auger housing.

Finally, the Cub Cadet 826T from teh same era seems to be very much identical, except that the Cub Cadet had the steering track controls and teh auger was engaged via a lever on the side of the machine instead of on the handles.

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Probably a Canada-only model type..
there are several known instances where Canada and the USA have very different models from the same "brand" (John Deere, for example) but made by different manufacturers.
Cub Cadet has been MTD since the 1980's..but this probably isnt a MTD.
Could be a Noma or a Murray or something like that.

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Just for the record, for those following along:

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That is NOT a JD built machine.
Not built directly by JD, but it was sold as a JD at a JD dealer, so in that sense its a "real JD"

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But rather some slapped together.. dohicky.
nope, its not "home made"..it was sold new just as it appears.

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Frankenblower.
nope, its a legit JD..although not made by JD directly..exact manufacturer is still uncertain.

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Here's the back plate. Sorry for not having this from square one. The troubles with having a house and woman. And the woman likes her condo and not your house.
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very interesting, thanks Glen!

yep, as I suspected, this is almost certainty a JD model that was only available in Canada (and perhaps exported) but was probably not available in the USA.
This happens a lot..We have also seen it with Craftsman snowblowers that are totally different between the US and Canada..not even made by the same manufacturer.

I suspect it's because Canada has higher standards than the USA..the Canadian machines always appear to be of higher quality compared to their US counterparts of the same brand, size/type and era.

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I try to have high standards! - But my expectations are always getting lowered..... sigh ;>P I wonder why that is anyway? You would think it's cheaper to not build variations of the same model from a production standpoint..? Maybe they are produced in different plants - or at least on different days. The Canadian ones seem harder to find parts for too...... but luckily I rarely ever see one down here. Occasionally we get an escapee




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