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Do you keep spare parts?

Following posts on snow thrower issues got me thinking about potential issues with mine. Unlike my mower and other equipment, my snow thrower conking out could leave me in the cold, literally. So, I started wondering what spare parts I should keep on hand - perhaps, an auger belt or a drive belt, maybe a spark plug. Of course I have several auger / shear pins and a bunch of cotter pins. What do you guys keep on hand?
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Personally, I check over my machines yearly and replace parts as nesessary at the end of the season. No spare parts other then shear pins and spark plugs.
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I have a few wear items, but for the rest I don't what will go next. I rely on some pretty great web sites, and of course those shops that have a yard full of old machinery. The new stuff will have no usable old parts as they are made so flimsy.
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I keep extra running blowers...I have about 20 at the moment...LOL. Can't sell any without snow in NE. Seriously, anything I depend on that is equipment, I try to have a backup machine. IN the cranberry business the window for certain cultural practices is very narrow....harvest and sanding etc. If a machine goes down you can't wait to fix it...no time. Same thing with blowing snow.....got to get cleared. Of course I've got loaders, and tractors with plows, but I like the job the blowers do better. I would want two blowers ready to go at all times. Fixing a broken belt or such during a storm, or crunching an impeller gearbox means shoveling with out the backup machine. If for some reason I couldn't have a second machine...I would at the least have an extra set of belts and extra shearpins.
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Belts, plugs, oil, gear lube, stabilizer and Sea Foam.


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Oil, filters, save the old serpentine belt, goes in vehicle for emergency. Brakes, plugs order from Rock Auto before needed, cheaper than local auto parts. Wiper blades always bought on sale at Costco and keep 2 sets for each vehicle. Windshield washer fluid, always 2 gallons in stock, use one replace it. I like Rain X, the orange stuff. That's all I can think of right now.


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2 or 3 snow shovels.
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Belts, spark plugs, oil, shear pins, carb kit(s) and the service/parts manuals for the machines and motors.

Spare paddles, belts a scraper bar for the single stage machine.

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Yeah sure you betcha i keep a running overhead of parts for THE BROTHERS. because oot here in the frozen tundra you never know what might just happen in a NEW YORK minute.

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At least one of every belt type (2 machines = 4 belts), shear pins, and a spare friction disk rubber ring. But the best prevention is just having that second machine ready to go. In fact I alternate their use when I can.
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