Picked Up This Free Gilson
Got this the other day. It's a Gilson 479d 8 hp.
Needs a little work. Maybe a friction disk ( it's new ) adjustment. The machine goes very fast in 3rd gear but does not move in 1,2,or reverse. The wheels do move when I lift the machine in those gears. Also , the previous owner put a new auger belt on but the augers do not work. he thinks the belt may be too big. I haven't had a chance to investigate that yet but I am sure it works on close to the same principle as other snowblowers.
It looks like a very solid machine. I think it was built in 1972.
A little respite from working on my Honda's.
"It Feels Like Beer O'Clock "