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post #1 of 16 Old 06-21-2015, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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Good deal worth buying?

Simplicity Sno-Away 7 hp 22inch Snow Blower

I feel like this is a good deal that I probably shouldn't pass up, is it a steal at the price?


I currently have a 2 stroke lawnboy that I found by the curb two weeks ago. It didn't have an igintion key so I wired up a switch, with fresh mix and a couple pulls it fired up.

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It looks in fairly decent condition, judging by the engine it does not seem too old, 7hp to 22" is a good ratio. I would think that as long as it is in good running and working conditions it is a good deal at minimun.
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Just playing devils advocate here. In my experience, snowblowers pictured in grass have worn out skids and auger damage Maybe not, and you may have the skills to fix. That's not a high end Simplicity, handles are the cheapo Briggs design. I always wonder if the auger bucket looks like that how well the PO cared for the oil in the engine. I've seen better $100 blowers, but don't know your area. Worth a look if it's close and check the oil, see how it throttles up, offer him $75 cash and you have a decent engine (maybe) and a good set of tires and wheels (if they're not rusted to the shaft). Just my thoughts.
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The idea behind buying the simplicity would be to keep it for myself then closer to winter reselling it or the lawnboy for profit. Assuming that the simplicity is in good shape, I'd hold on to both up until winter and try to get $200-300 out of the lawnboy.

Or would I just be better off keeping the lawnboy since it is in really good condition and not bother with the simplicity? I've even be game for buying the simplicity and reselling it come winter as well.
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it would all depend on your location ( average snowfall), and the type of surface to be cleared, as to which blower would be the the keeper. the simplicity does look like its been abused, but the price is attractive.
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That Simplicity has led a hard life. I think it is skidless too.
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For $100 or less if you're haggling skills are good I'd likely go for it. You can tinker with it and do some clean up and either sell it or the Lawnboy this fall.
Looks like a solid machine but you need to check it over to make sure you won't be putting too many parts in it $$.

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Thanks for the replies, I ended up passing on the simplicity.

Shortly after I got home, I checked the free section of craigslist and a few miles down the road scored this...



Took it off the truck, primed it a couple times and it fired on the first pull.

Now I have to figure out which one I'm going to keep for myself between the lawnboy and toro.
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Can't see the model on the Lawnboy, but it's essentially a Toro. I think the Toro you have will have a Suzuki engine. While the Suzuki parts are very expensive, they are supposed to be great engines. Run the model number from the frame on both and see what you got. Can't really lose with what you have into them
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