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Simplicity 870 picked up yesterday

Greetings friends.....I saw an ad for this Simplicity 870 an hour away for short money and couldn't resist. I've got an Allis Tracker 7 and it's twin the Snow Away 7, as well as an odd Snow Away from the 60's that has that funky two stage that is 90 degrees from what we are used to. This machine is all there and works perfectly, but I'll go through it for a complete service. My question, any one have experience with this or it's sister the 860? It looks as robust as the earlier Simplicity's but as old as this one probably is, it is still the newest Simplicity I've seen.
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Looks to be a very nice unit .
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Looks to be in great shape. I really like the way they incorporated the fog light onto the gas tank.

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Very nice machine. Paint the gauger housing
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I'm going to touch up the auger housing, check out the tranny( never seen the inside of one of these.....I'm so excited), and just do a general service and impeller mod. Anyone here got one of these can give me some feedback?
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Nice machine cranman! If it's anything like it's predecessors, it will be a tank! It seems to be a fairly common machine that we never hear anyone needing help with fixing...presumably b/c they don't break?


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I'm jealous....great catch!
I've missed on a couple of these big Simplicity tanks but hope to snag one someday. Enjoy!
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That is the Professional/Commercial line. Look at the shape of the tubing. The whole machine is heavy, well built. That model is the Best on the market. I'd love to have that! Ever get to NJ? I am serious.

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...... I really like the way they incorporated the fog light onto the gas tank.
Yes,it does an excellent job of illuminating the back of the hopper so you can read the stickers while you go...the light sucks.


I have the Allis Chalmers version of this same blower.The light uses an ordinary 27 watt automotive tail light bulb.I finally,this fall, installed a large sealed-beam unit up on the control panel(bypassing original bulb,alternator not powerful enough to run both)-that should work a whole lot better.


For a 28 inch blower,the Tecumseh HM80 seems a bit underpowered,doesn't blow snow that far(typical for blowers of this vintage) but it gets the job done.
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I really am hoping for snow this year to give it a good workout. I've got a couple of extra 10 hp Tec's if the 8 is a little weak...maybe even a 12 OHV Tec. This machine is very heavy and robust....
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