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Loncin 15HP GardenPro 42in

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I'm new to the forum, I have read through some posts and seems like there are some great answers for various things.
So I bought a 2011 GardenPro snowblower its made in "china" and has a Loncin engine. It sat for 2 years and would not run, also has a broken axle... that is the bad part.... I can not find parts to save my life! Lol

I pulled the carb off and cleaned jets, put new fuel in with a little sea-foam and it started on the first pull! Engine sounds great. Everything is working good, its got electric chute controls, hand warmers and a little led light.

The axle broke on the left side of the machine, it goes into a viscous that has splines for both axles. When you pull a lever on the right handlebar it disengages the cog and lets axles move independently, so its easier to turn.

I bought it knowing it was broken, and was thinking worst case I would just weld it. But I would like to get a new axle if possible. I have checked every online place I can think of.. I can get engine parts but nothing for the blower it self...

Any ideas would be great!! OK GO! :-)
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If you've been searching for parts you know you need to give them the model and sometimes the serial number to look up the proper part. We need the same.

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That is something you are going to have to hunt for through the Chinese makers. You need to go to their website and look. It may even help if you have any Chinese friends here that speak and read Chinese. Sometimes these are sold through Amazon so you may be able to touch base with them and ask for a manual and supplier. Something I read said they are popular in Europe. They may be a clone of MTD so their axles may work. Find someone with a MTD machine, MTD, Troy-Built, Poulan, Cub Cadet, Craftsman. I have a 30" MTD Troy-Built I could look at if you post pics of the axle. A machine shop could build you a duplicate axle. A welder that cuts, shortens, lengthens driveshaft may help with exact welding. There's one near me in Trenton, New Jersey.

That axle may have broken due to the wide expanse, or weak steel.

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My advice:
throw it away and buy a decent snowblower instead.
IMO its simply not worth sinking any money into..
when you fix one thing, 5 more things will break.
it's a lemon.

For $250 you can buy a 20 to 40 year Ariens or Toro that will work perfectly for several more decades..

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So far, sscotsman has the best advice. What you have is going to break and be the same headache. Cut your losses and buy a used Toro, Simplicity, or Ariens.

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I would personally remove the wheels and engine and move on to a better platform. Repower an older better machine and call it a day.

If you can simply weld the axle solid then that simple fix can hold you over until you move on to another machine. You’re going to want a back up blower. If you go this route.

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It looks to be a decent machine.

It is a Loncin motor which I believe Toro and Generac use. Again it runs great. My neighbor has a older Yard Machine 10HP 33in. The internals, except axle set up all look very very similar.

Model #KC1542GS
Serial # 42112000353
I have put these #'s into every site I can think of and no dice.

I was just hoping someone on here has ran into something similar and could point me in the right direction. I was thinking its that same as some MTD something but I can't track one down.

I know it's from china but so are a lot of other snowblower machines/parts.
Yard Machine and Power Smart carbs etc. China... There are probably others I'm sure, but these seem to be good little machines.
Are the Lct engines China..?



This GardenPro is big and has some nice options. And to get something similar you would need to spend $2,500 plus
I paid $400 so I think its worth a shot. Its not going to be used much. We don't get much snow in Northern IL... Lol
Maybe machine shop is going to be my best shot...

Thanks for all the advise.
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Is the end of that axle hollow?

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wish you would have joined the forum before you bought it........and asked for thoughts on it. plan on saving the engine , chute rotation setup and heated grips. jmo

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