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MTD Snowflite 8.5 HP

Hi all, I am new to snowblowers.

My neighbor has offered to sell an MTD Snowflite 8.5 HP with Tecumseh engine for $450 CAD - I'm wondering if its worth this or not. I've been looking and can't find much about it with the Model # (31ae6c4e520). It has been well maintained and he has not had any trouble with it. I used it last winter and found it easy to use.

Any help/advice would be great - Just wondering if its worth $450 Canadian. Thanks!

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Thanks for the reply - what would you expect to pay for it?
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If it looks like this:

MTD SNOWFLITE 8/26 SNOWBLOWER, 2-STAGE

Then its a "good" (or at least "better") MTD, and could be worth buying and using..
(With MTD's, the older the better. 1970's and 80's is much better than 90's and 2000's)

But, its still a MTD, which brings the value down..
I would say, no more than $250 US ($320 Canadian) if its in good shape and everything works..

A photo would definately help..

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honestly i wouldnt pay more then 150
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OK Gentlemen I'm convinced and will pass on this. Thanks very much for your fast and helpful advice I was leaning towards getting one. Guess i'll stick with the scoop. And I hire the same neighbor to do my drive when its really bad anyways - so I'm covered. Again - thank you.
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Even though you did not buy the neighbors machine, you still could probably get a decent machine for about 1/2 of what he was asking.

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