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SnowBuster 724 Questions

Picked up a Simplicity Snow Buster 724 from a friend of mine that is in really good shape. I'm debating on selling it, has anyone ever used one of these? I'm more of an Ariens 10,000 series and SnowBird guy. The Snow Buster is the same one shown in the picture but its like new. I serviced it and it runs excellent with very low hours. Thanks
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I picked this one up in the fall of 2016 for well under 50 dollars from the original owner.
Always garaged and meticulously maintained.




I used it once to demonstrate it while selling it in mid December last year.
It worked well, but not the easiest machine to handle.
I sold it for $225.00, I think mainly due to the condition, otherwise in average condition I probably would have been lucky to get $125.00
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Thank you ruskat. I might pull the 7hp Tecumseh off of the one I got because its like new and figure out what to do with the rest of it. It feels clunky moving it around and I imagine a lot of parts for it are NLA.
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It feels clunky moving it around and I imagine a lot of parts for it are NLA.
That's the impression I got as well and with its unique design, I think you're probably right about many parts being NLA.
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Iím interested in your 724 with or without the motor. Iíve repowered my 524 with a HF predator. Got tired of playing with the carb. And it throws like a champ.
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Picked up a Simplicity Snow Buster 724 from a friend of mine that is in really good shape. I'm debating on selling it, has anyone ever used one of these? I'm more of an Ariens 10,000 series and SnowBird guy. The Snow Buster is the same one shown in the picture but its like new. I serviced it and it runs excellent with very low hours. Thanks
The wheels are on the wrong side, look at the tread.
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A plus for that one is the inline impeller like the Bobcat's that don't slush up. I have a later S7 w conventional impeller that slushes up(I know-IMPELLER KIT!). I use the Bobcat due to lighter weight even though it is a bit harder turning due to length like your Simplicity..
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Anyone know where I can get a scraper blade for this model? Or a different manufacturer that would fit. I have a 524 but assume it's the same blade.
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Anyone know where I can get a scraper blade for this model? Or a different manufacturer that would fit. I have a 524 but assume it's the same blade.

Typically scrapers aren't hard to make. See your metal supplier and I typically use some 1/8" - 3/16" steel, get it in the required width you need. Cut it to length you need. Unbolt your old one and clamp the 2 together and drill your holes. Some scrapers have a lip on the back side (I think for rigidity in most cases), if you need that get some small round stock and weld a piece along the back edge of your new scraper. Bolt it together. If you have the tools it likely will cost a couple of bucks.


I've been asked about sharpening the front edge before. I never have not do I really see a purpose to it. It's not going to scrape ice etc off the sidewalks so I have not had a need for it and the stock I've bought is rounded on the edge anyway and it's worked OK for me.


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Typically scrapers aren't hard to make. See your metal supplier and I typically use some 1/8" - 3/16" steel, get it in the required width you need. Cut it to length you need. Unbolt your old one and clamp the 2 together and drill your holes. Some scrapers have a lip on the back side (I think for rigidity in most cases), if you need that get some small round stock and weld a piece along the back edge of your new scraper. Bolt it together. If you have the tools it likely will cost a couple of bucks.
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Not hard to make, what is a pia using a file to square the holes for the heads of the carriage bolts.

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