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Simplicity single stage

I don't hear much about Simplicity single stage snowblowers although when I purchased my Sim Pro two stage several years ago I recall the shop owner raving how great they are?? How are they compared to other single stage brands on the market?
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everyone on my street has a toro or a ******** single stage snowblower

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I owned a single stage Simplicity for about 10 years; it was a part of their Snow Tackler series.....very cool in my opinion. It was blue and white and had the New York Giants logo plastered on the sides. I wish I never got rid of it. It was very dependable until it sprung a gas leak that the dealer even had a hard time sealing, that's why I sold it at a tag sale.

I don't really know the specs for the new single stage units, but I imagine they're not much different than the rest of the market. I know my Snow Tackler came with a 5HP Tecumseh HSK 850 engine. Like I said, very dependable and performed reasonable well.
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I don't know about the new ones, but we have an older 2 cycle Simplicity 5-51M at work. It's nearly identical to a Snapper SE5203 that I had at home, just a different color. They're nice machines, maybe even built a little heavier than comparable Toros, but you just don't see many out there. If you're looking to pick one up, I would wait until summer, and start looking at garage sale ads. They're dirt cheap when it's 90 degrees! I think I paid $30 for the Snapper.
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simplicity single stage keeps snapping belts

I recently purchased a new model in Oct 2013
When I first put gasoline into it, the carb leaked and had to be replaced under warranty.
So far this winter the belt has snapped two times.
first time it took a lot of work and manufacturer agreed to replace belt and bearing on pulley under warranty
second time the manufacturer rep says it is my repair to pay for

Anyone with single stage simplicity have advice on what I may be doing to cause this to happen?
I never had a belt driven blower before

Thank you
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I have simplicity single stage 5-51m

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I owned a single stage Simplicity for about 10 years; it was a part of their Snow Tackler series.....very cool in my opinion. It was blue and white and had the New York Giants logo plastered on the sides. I wish I never got rid of it. It was very dependable until it sprung a gas leak that the dealer even had a hard time sealing, that's why I sold it at a tag sale.

I don't really know the specs for the new single stage units, but I imagine they're not much different than the rest of the market. I know my Snow Tackler came with a 5HP Tecumseh HSK 850 engine. Like I said, very dependable and performed reasonable well.
Does this machie have a gas shut off?
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I just picked up a new Simplicity single stage a month ago or so, and I gotta say, I'm impressed! My main snowblower is a 60" PTO driven jobbie on the back of a Kubota tractor, but I needed something to do clean up and the walkway. I'm amazed at how this little thing throws snow! I should have gotten one of these things long ago!
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