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Advice on NLA scraper blade for old Simplicity Snowbuster 724

I'm getting the old snowbuster prepped for use and I need to replace the scraper blade.
It's NLA (no longer available) so I'll look into purchasing flat bar stock from a local steel supplier and drilling some holes.
The original bar actually has threaded holes.
I probably will just use nut/bolts for now, instead of breaking out my tap/die.
The old bar is 1/4" thick !
I just replaced the scraper bar on my Snapper 1030 with an NOS bar and it's 1/8" thick.

Anyway... I'm assuming most scraper blades are just mild steel and not any type of hardened steel. Is that correct ?
Also, anyone know the width of the blade for an old Simplicity Snowbuster ?



The original I removed was ground down to within 1/16" of the auger housing.

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that's one sweet machine russkat! awesome condition!

you may want to grab yourself some skids as well (could be why the scraper bar took such a beating.)

I also need a new scraper for my A/C Tracker... I planned on using some stock from the local box store & beveling an edge on it. I'm Interested in hearing what the other members recommend as well.


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I wouldn't bother beveling an edge...it will grind one itself. I would just measure from the holes to the edge of the bucket and add 1/2-3/4 of an inch..then double the result......now you got a reversible scraper...it might
be good to slot the holes to make it adjustable.
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