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Can you identify this JD blower??

I found this trolling the local for sale ads. Im guessing its a TRS-26 but not sure and if so what year roughly were these produced?

I can pick it up for $120 Canadian. Not sure if I would like to keep this and sell my Ariens 724E.

Decisions. I go to see it in 2 hours
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Most of the TRS made by Murray had a rectangular chute exit which restricts the thrown snow causing clogging. Though I like the rest of the machine, I'd go with the Ariens.

I took my Murray and cut welded enlarging it making it a half moon shape. I previously posted pictures.

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
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Dynamark 8hp, 26", 12" impeller, for sale
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I wouldn't.. I'd keep the Ariens. the Ariens will be easier to maneuver and use.
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The John Deere TRS machines were made by Murray in the 1990's.
They are Not considered good machines..

Scroll down past the Cub Cadet and Bolens sections:

https://scotlawrence.github.io/arien...html#question3

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Thats what I wanted to hear. The seller keeps telling me that others are interested and are sending a deposit for it without seeing it. So I backed off and they are now telling me to come and take it. I dont like the way they have conducted themselves. I'll just walk away and give my ariens a refresh

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OR . . . . that price isn't that bad. Depending on if you have the time and want to take the drive go and take a look and make a low offer. That remote chute cable looks either loose or pinched/bent at the deflector. Missing a little paint but no big rust issue. Pick a few issues and hit them with a price you'd be happy with. Sounds like they are a little desperate now. Don't let their attitude prevent you from getting a good deal. Not crazy low but but something reasonable they might accept or counter with the idea of cleaning it up and flipping it. Overall it seems a nice machine that's been garaged. It's not considered a great machine but if you're willing to hang on to it over the summer and list it in fall you should be able to make someone happy with a new to them machine and a little extra cash in your pocket. A summer project you can make money on.
I'd keep the Ariens for your personal machine too as mentioned above.

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