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How does it run?. I have a 1973 Montgomery Ward Unitrol (Gilson) and it is a robust machine. The only thing I do not like about it is that it lacks inflatable tires other than that it seem to work real well once I repowered it with a Predator 212cc. I may get some wheels and tires for it. Last winter we barely got any snow I guess Boston got it all.
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The previous owner stated that he purchased it from a condo management company in 1979. It was one of 6 machines used to clear the sidewalks.


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How does it run?. I have a 1973 Montgomery Ward Unitrol (Gilson) and it is a robust machine. The only thing I do not like about it is that it lacks inflatable tires other than that it seem to work real well once I repowered it with a Predator 212cc. I may get some wheels and tires for it. Last winter we barely got any snow I guess Boston got it all.
The 8hp B&S seems to run strong and fired 2nd pull when I got it home, and this unit has the pneumatic tires. Some minor work to do along with some routine maintanence items, but otherwise a solid machine for free.
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The previous owner stated that he purchased it from a condo management company in 1979. It was one of 6 machines used to clear the sidewalks.

In some ways that can be good since property maintenance companies often take better care of their equipment than some homeowners do.



The 8hp B&S seems to run strong and fired 2nd pull when I got it home, and this unit has the pneumatic tires. Some minor work to do along with some routine maintanence items, but otherwise a solid machine for free.
Good to hear it runs well. In some ways I wish my old Briggs 8hp would have run better. It seemed to randomly puff some smoke and often would right when starting it for 5 seconds or so when it would clear out. I think it was the valve guides were worn. I should check in to see how the one members machine runs now that he replaced his valve guides for $107 or so.
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wonder if that was part of a fleet......or used in snowblower races ?
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Looks nice and the price was right

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