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post #1 of 34 Old 03-16-2014, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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I wanted to try to post some pictures of my 524. I bought my house in 1995, the snowblower came with it. It was a couple years old then. I've had really good luck with it. I've maintained it by the book and it has never failed me. I'll try to get some better shots of it.
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What is buried under the snow there with a hint of yellow?
That your spring time ride?
Do you blow all the snow on it to keep it warm?

I hate shoveling SNOW!
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Green I love green !!! We all so have are family reunion in Eden Vermont . I love it up they ! Green eyeboltman.

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I purchased one of them late last year and ended up selling it on ebay for parts. The whole front auger and shaft was blown and it was impossible for me to find the parts due to them not being made anylonger. From me taking it apart I would have loved to been able to keep it running. Its a very solid machine and was worth its weight in just metal.

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What is buried under the snow there with a hint of yellow?
Oohh Baby, looks like a mid 60s Continental!, lucky guy.

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I don't have a whole lot of knowledge on the technical side, but I want to contribute something to the site. I took a few shots Thanksgiving morning. Heavy snow, some people around here still don't have power. A foot of snow on the lawn, settled to 4-5 inches in the driveway. I had to go in first gear, only taking a half bucket at a time. I now think this machine might be a 1990 model.
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Oohh Baby, looks like a mid 60s Continental!, lucky guy.

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Actually it was a 1972 Galaxie 500. I bought it in 1989 for $900 and drove it for 22 years. The frame was rusted when I got it. The only way I was able to get it inspected was because my friend ran the garage. When he retired I had to take it somewhere else. They said they had never seen a frame so bad on a car still being driven on the road. There was nothing left on the drivers side behind the passengers side door. You could push your fingers through the bottom of the frame just about anywhere. It was too bad, the interior was mint, I don't think anyone ever sat in the back seat. I sold it to a salvage yard two years ago. I thought I could see tears running from the headlights.
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you got some nasty ice dams going on there. I would look into that.

Long LIVE THE POWERSHIFT!! MAY IT NEVER RUST IN PEACE!!
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Your blower is NOT a 90s model. Late 70s, into the 80s for sure. But not a 90s. 90 is when John Deere shot themselves in the arse and outsourced to Murray and Ariens to build their blowers. Ariens built JDs were just fine. Murray built JDs were nothing but a POS. Your machine has JD factory built paint on it so definitely built by JD themselves, so prior to 1990. a good machine to hang onto.
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