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post #1 of 24 Old 12-21-2014, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
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That would actually be a 26" bucket. If it is indeed two speeds forward that would make a rare 263-2.

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I don't know anything a'tall about these machines. Seems they have a following though. It looks like a tank and frankly I don't believe I'd want to run one of them. I'll stick with my wonderful Toro 5/21. (Pic shows it as being an s-263?)

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I don't know anything a'tall about these machines. Seems they have a following though. It looks like a tank and frankly I don't believe I'd want to run one of them.

Thanks for thinking about us Bird people.

A tank it is.
Now that you mentioned that it would look great with a camouflaged paint job.
Retro fit one with tracks and it really would resemble a tank.

Scot is looking for a 263, though I think it is too far away for him to consider?

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There was a 261 and a Bobcat on the N.H. C/L yesterday, located in Concord. Listed as been in dry storage, they sure didn't look like it. The 'Bird had all the original paperwork. $300 for both. Gone now.

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Sounds like there's a secret bird community out there.

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I don't know anything a'tall about these machines. Seems they have a following though. It looks like a tank and frankly I don't believe I'd want to run one of them. I'll stick with my wonderful Toro 5/21.
Snowbirds are easy to use, just not easy to turn! And as long as you don't mind pushing and pulling levers like you're operating a printing press

I usually start mine and just guide it and let it do its thing. It's so heavy that you don't need to push up or down on the handlebars to get it through anything.....you just kinda let it chug along.
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Thanks for thinking about us Bird people.

A tank it is.
Now that you mentioned that it would look great with a camouflaged paint job.
Retro fit one with tracks and it really would resemble a tank.

Scot is looking for a 263, though I think it is too far away for him to consider?
It's close to me if he wants me to pick it ip I'd be happy to, and maybe do a road trip. It's not like I have to miss any work. (Scot wants one? He's an Ariens guy.)Oh. My next post is gonna be the magic 2k.

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Toro CCR 3650E
Toro 5/21 sold
Ariens 5/22 ss ..Sold
Ariens Sno Tek 7/24 sold.
Old green plastic snow shovel... Sent.to shovel Heaven
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It's close to me if he wants me to pick it ip I'd be happy to, and maybe do a road trip. It's not like I have to miss any work. (Scot wants one? He's an Ariens guy.)Oh. My next post is gonna be the magic 2k.
Thanks for the offer Joe!
But that's just too far away for me..
My truck is getting quite elderly, and I no longer dare take it any more
than an hour from home..my search radius is limited to an hour from
Rochester NY, which includes Buffalo and Syracuse..but that's it.
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Thanks for the offer Joe!
But that's just too far away for me..
My truck is getting quite elderly, and I no longer dare take it any more
than an hour from home..my search radius is limited to an hour from
Rochester NY, which includes Buffalo and Syracuse..but that's it.
Thanks,
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Scot... I was thinking about bringing to you. If you're really interested. But you'd have to tell me what to look for on the machine.
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Toro 5/21 sold
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