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Awlrighty then,

Wanted to get a snowblower to get all the snow off my property before breakup (spring), leaves my pad a swamp. Saw a JD 826 on Craigslist, but that individual never responded, so called on a 1032. I bought it.

Now $500 + $247 air freight poorer, I want to make the best of this beast. And it is a beast. I got it into my shop, couldn't wait for it to warm up, so must have pulled it 50 times before I actually got it to start. This is a cold blooded beast for sure, it also does not like rapid excursion of throttle, it will blow black smoke, and die. Slow and easy is the game.
Everything works as seller told me it would.

So: Serial number TRS32 MOTR 32X121126

Craig Taylor Equipment in Anchorage told me they had no record of this being sold through them. Okay, here is my question: how old is this machine? Would like to get owners and shop manual so I could get some spare parts in.

For some reason I thought the seller painted the plastic yoke cover and the engine black as I can smell fresh paint, either that, or he is a painter. This summer I will take it apart and get it back to the original yellow and green.

Any advice appreciated.

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did you pull the plug? bet it's all wet. black smoke is probably unburnt gas. flooding maybe due to improper float adjustment or worn needle valve.

maybe some other experts will chime in.

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Good idea. I was also thinking since it was in my shop and the engine is a "snow" engine it might have been way overjetted for the 65* shop.

I'll check it. I am also going to drain the gas and put in new. It smelled kind of oldish.

What oil do you use for the cables? The snow deflector at the top, the cable is real sticky.
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That may say John Deere but I believe it's made by Murray built between 1992-2001.

You need to clean your carb, put a rebuild kit in for $4, or buy a Chinese carb. I did a post not long ago on rebuilding carbs.

You can also buy a starter for that motor. I have one, it's nice but not necessary.

You should be using synthetic oil.

Use silicone on the cables.

You can download the manuals for free.

It is a heavy machine. I plan to put wheels on mine. I have the original John Deere, 1983, 1032.

1986 Ariens ST522, 5hp, 22"
1995 Murray Craftsman 10hp, 29" w. 12" impeller
A 1983 Real John Deere 10hp, 32" w. 12" impeller, 16" auger, 20" high front, cast iron gear box, chains
Noma 9hp, 27" w. 12" impeller
Noma 5hp, 24" w. 12" impeller, 20" high front
Gravely Convertible, 12hp Kohler cast iron, 26" width, 600 lbs of cast iron & steel, 2 speed impeller, 4 ground speeds
Dynamark 8hp, 26", 12" impeller, for sale
Several other 5hp, 8hp, several 2 cycle, all for sale
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Silicone...check.
Synthetic oil...check.
Starter...absolutely!
Carb rebuild...another good idea.

I think I may sell this this summer and check out an American built JD. Believe it or not, I was going to have one shipped up from Illinois until the seller contacted me. It would have cost me around $500, but I'd have a real John Deere.

I am going to go out and chew up some snow. Current conditions are really crusty, but deep snow.
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Can't really say that "Everything worx as it should" IF it takes 50 pulls to start that pig. For $750 I'd have driven a nbice working unit up there for you. And show you how to use it!!! But these guys are pointing you in the right direction as far as maintenance goes. Although maybe some WD-40* on the cables due to inclement weather up there???

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Do not buy an original John Deere! Though they are beasts, very well built, 16" impeller, heavy auger, cast iron gear box, you can't get parts for them. The old Simplicity are good, but buy a Honda or an Ariens.

1986 Ariens ST522, 5hp, 22"
1995 Murray Craftsman 10hp, 29" w. 12" impeller
A 1983 Real John Deere 10hp, 32" w. 12" impeller, 16" auger, 20" high front, cast iron gear box, chains
Noma 9hp, 27" w. 12" impeller
Noma 5hp, 24" w. 12" impeller, 20" high front
Gravely Convertible, 12hp Kohler cast iron, 26" width, 600 lbs of cast iron & steel, 2 speed impeller, 4 ground speeds
Dynamark 8hp, 26", 12" impeller, for sale
Several other 5hp, 8hp, several 2 cycle, all for sale
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do you have any pictures of this beast?

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Do not buy an original John Deere! Though they are beasts, very well built, 16" impeller, heavy auger, cast iron gear box, you can't get parts for them. The old Simplicity are good, but buy a Honda or an Ariens.
Seriously an ignorant post. JD never made 16" impellers. The old school JD's were well made and still have parts available. TRS indicates Murray wheeled, TRX is Murray tracked. Murray is now owned by Briggs and plenty of parts are available. They are not high end snowblowers, but you got what you got. Advising someone that already has something to buy a different one makes no sense to me? If you add in the fact he's in ALASKA????

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Hope that your new to you JD serves you well.

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