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Question about drive belt\chain for a Dayton snowblower

Hello I'm looking at buying a Dayton 944 snowblower. The seller says that the"belt or Cain had slipped off so the wheels don't turn"

My questions are as follows.
1. Does anyone know if it is a belt or chain?
2. Any idea who would carry the part?
3. Is there anything else more complicated that could be the problem and the seller is unaware?

I tried googling Dayton 944 and came up with nothing. If it matters it's an 8\26 in case the engine size and cut width matter.

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I believe Dayton is the brand that Granger supply company uses
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I'd avoid that One, Parts will be a Problem. Buy a More Popular Brand, Like Ariens, Toro, Honda. Snowblowers will be a dime a dozen in a month. Cran, how did the 3 bears do?
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I've never used a one yet, Jack.....no snow on the coast except the one storm....the bears weren't running then. My match to your 1032 was a beast and did the job though. If that Dayton wasn't made by either Ariens or Toro for Dayton, I agree with Jack.
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The Daytons I've seen were older ones made by MTD. Looked like just like the old snowflites.
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The problem is if he doesn't know ... if it's a chain that slipped did it take out the teeth on the gear it rides on before it went ?? Did it tear up the shaft ?? Does he have a manual with a parts list and are any of those parts available ?? MTD doesn't do much for the older stuff as far as customer support so you're pretty much on your own. Unless you're really handy, IMHO run don't walk.

You'd be way ahead with an Ariens, Toro, Craftsman, Troy, MTD ... . Just depends on how new you want, what you're willing to spend and how big an area you need to do.
Please post a link to the Dayton. I'd like to see one.
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Kiss here's the only picture he has up. And age isn't a concern my current snowblower is an '83 Craftsman tank. I do suspension repair on Semis and firetrucks for a living so I'm pretty handy and have access to a welder along with a laundry list of other tools. But if parts are a bitch to get I'll pass. My Craftsman runs like a top and with a chain driven auger it eats everything in it's path. I was just looking for something bigger.
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Yeah that was made by MTD and has most parts in common with the Snowflites. Doesnt mean they are easy to find though...
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WOW that thing has been listed a LONG time, Seen that pic at least early last year on CL

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