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Creepy Sno-Away S-7

Bought this snowblower back in dec 2013. It was on an auction and paid a little more than i should have. Late 60s Sno-Away S7. What caught my eye was the heavy duty aspect of it. 7hp briggs starts with 2 pulls no matter how cold it is. Cast iron 2 spd transmission with reverse. This thing is bomb proof. 2 things I don't care for on it is the 2 din impeller that only throws snow when the bucket is full and the transmission. It creeps when you put it in gear. Has anybody encountered this?

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Creeps how? Too slow or moves w/o engaging the drive? Off hand I would say a too tight belt could cause unwanted creep.
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I have the allis chalmers version (Tracker-7) of it... my favorite machine.

regarding the snow throwing, Install the impeller rubber if you haven't already. It throws 2" and 28" of snow with vigor.



regarding the creeping, you need to make some adjustments to your traction...both your belt tension (idler pulley position) as well as your "touch-o-matic" traction engagement linkage.


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Could it be a bad adjustment situation?
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I'll inspect the drive belt and pulleys first and then move on to the touch o matic. I have been meaning to add rubber paddles to the impeller. Honestly I'm going to sell this one and most likely the 76 ariens 824. I really like the way my 72 Lawn Boy 2680 moves snow. Thanks for the replies

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I'll inspect the drive belt and pulleys first and then move on to the touch o matic. I have been meaning to add rubber paddles to the impeller. Honestly I'm going to sell this one and most likely the 76 ariens 824. I really like the way my 72 Lawn Boy 2680 moves snow. Thanks for the replies

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Perhaps use the impeller kit before making up your mind to sell the bombproof, gear-transmission Simplicity. I assume yours also has the locking differential?

But boy...the 8hp briggs-powered lawnboy (rebranded Gilson) is some stiff competition...another SUPER-UNDERAPPRECIATED machine.

It's hard to get top-dollar for either of those machines despite their incredible build quality & performance.


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Perhaps use the impeller kit before making up your mind to sell the bombproof, gear-transmission Simplicity. I assume yours also has the locking differential?

But boy...the 8hp briggs-powered lawnboy (rebranded Gilson) is some stiff competition...another SUPER-UNDERAPPRECIATED machine.

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If I had room I would keep all 3 for no other reason then collecting vintage iron. Fact is though, there simply isn't enough room in my 1 stall garage for the snow blowers and my snowmobiles and all of the other stuff the boss brings home. No doubt a guy will never get top dollar for it, not when there are nice machines on CL for $300 or less. I think several lousy snow years have hurt sales of new and used snowblowers. Heck, there is a 860e on FB for $100, talk about a smoking deal. No, unfortunately it does not have the locking differential, at least not to my knowledge.
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Creeps how? Too slow or moves w/o engaging the drive? Off hand I would say a too tight belt could cause unwanted creep.
moves w/o engaging the drive when you select a speed. If it is idling with no speed selected and you put in in spd 1 to go forward it lurches forward.
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If I had room I would keep all 3 for no other reason then collecting vintage iron. Fact is though, there simply isn't enough room in my 1 stall garage for the snow blowers and my snowmobiles and all of the other stuff the boss brings home. No doubt a guy will never get top dollar for it, not when there are nice machines on CL for $300 or less. I think several lousy snow years have hurt sales of new and used snowblowers. Heck, there is a 860e on FB for $100, talk about a smoking deal. No, unfortunately it does not have the locking differential, at least not to my knowledge.
I hear ya Fadmon! I come across so many good deals on old Iron that I don't buy ...simply b/c I've come to terms with the fact that I won't sell them.

try to get that traction issue sorted before using it more. Apparently it's bad for the transmission to shift while the "touch-o-matic" is engaged. If you'd like, pm me your email and I'll send over any user/service manuals that I've collected.

Regarding the differential, If your machine has this silver plate on the left tire hub, you have a locking differential. In the image below, both wheels are locked (maximum traction). You pull/rotate the plate so it sits on the big pins for maximum maneuverability.


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I hear ya Fadmon! I come across so many good deals on old Iron that I don't buy ...simply b/c I've come to terms with the fact that I won't sell them.

try to get that traction issue sorted before using it more. Apparently it's bad for the transmission to shift while the "touch-o-matic" is engaged. If you'd like, pm me your email and I'll send over any user/service manuals that I've collected.

Regarding the differential, If your machine has this silver plate on the left tire hub, you have a locking differential. In the image below, both wheels are locked (maximum traction). You pull/rotate the plate so it sits on the big pins for maximum maneuverability.

Definitely no locking diff then. I have and owners manual that I have glanced through but I don't reacll seeing anything about adjusting the touch o matic.
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