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post #1 of 13 Old 09-05-2015, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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Holy cow this MTD is a monster!

Saw this at my local shop and did a double take. The impeller is 16" maybe 18" in diameter and definitely the largest I've ever seen on a walk behind. Powered by a Tec. I'm guessing its from the early to mid 90's?





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look's like a 12 incher if you ask me.

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They were 16" MTD part #684-0090A subbed to 0090B. They were like around $225 when I was helping a neighbor with theirs. We decided on having it welded by a pro as the metal was so thin. He ended up selling it for $200 with hardly any paint on it! It was the Yard-Man version, and I think it was around a 2000 year if my fading memory is correct.
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Look at that tiny alloy gearbox! An Ariens 10m would chew that up and spit it out.
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you should see the impeller on toro large frame blowers, size is insane, also the gearbox on the earlier toro gearboxes are cast iron. amazing machines
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We've been down this road before.

https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...ecent-buy.html

It's just a little too big for being a light duty model. If it had thicker/stronger everything like say the old Noma or a quality Ariens or Honda it would be a whole different story. This machine IMHO is just a standard 6hp 24" MTD that someone made bigger but didnt' make stronger with a bigger engine.
One good chunk of ice and it's all over.

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Had no intention of buying, was just in awe of the impeller and took some pics.

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Well, if the price was right. i might be worth a flip. Just saying. Yeah, it's not a legacy machine, but something that someone could cu their teeth on.

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IT looks like it was never used much.

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I'm impressed also, the auger is on correctly

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