Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Lawrenceville NJ
I have a 1032, identical but the engine.
Hard to get parts for, parts are becoming slim, and expensive because they are only through a John Deere dealer.
The chute is too short so it doesn't throw far. It needs to be cut in half and lengthened 12"-15" .
You need an impeller kit, big space in the blades.
The handles are weak, keep the bolts tight and preferably add additional support.
Remove the chute base, clean any rust and smear with lithium grease, graphite paste, or synthetic grease.
Drill, tap, and install 4 zerk fittings in the auger.
Take the wheels off and grease the contact point using synthetic grease or above.
You have a strong cast iron gearbox, change the oil in it, use John Deere oil. I think it has something to do with additives, need sulfur? Or don't need sulfur?
The friction disk is real easy to change. Check the condition of it.
Use John Deere branded drive and auger belts, they are the same numbers.
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Last edited by JLawrence08648; 08-03-2018 at 02:01 PM.