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TRS-32 with a 420cc Raptor / Honda clone engine swap

Hello snowblower forum.

I have the opportunity to pickup a TRS-32 that is in great condition. I know that the TRS were made by Ariens for JD, and that they are notorious for poor construction. With that in mind I have a few questions that I'm hoping someone can give me their opinions on.

How difficult would it be to swap the stock JD engine for a Honda clone like the Raptor 420cc at Harbor Freight? I could pick a new one up for $250 right now.

What size diameter is the shaft on the stock JD engine. Would the Honda-clone engine bolt up pretty easily as a replacement?

What problems exactly did the JD have?. I don't know a lot about the drive on a snowblower, if it isn't too complicated I wouldn't be worried about it.

Thanks for any and all input!
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Greetings Non,
welcome to the forum!
you have one thing wrong in your description, this is the correct version:

"I have the opportunity to pickup a TRS-32 that is in great condition. I know that the TRS were made by Murray for JD, and that they are notorious for poor construction. With that in mind I have a few questions that I'm hoping someone can give me their opinions on."

The Ariens-built Deeres are the good ones..
I dont know about the drive shafts..someone else can probably help you with that..but I do have more info about the TRS models here:

http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/sco...html#question3

(scroll down a bit past the Cub Cadet into to reach the John Deere section.)


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