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john deere 726 not throwing very far

Hi all. I recently picked up a jd 726(1970 probably) from a friend. It has a tecumse 7hp on her. I cleaned the carb and she runs and sounds good, but the snow is only going about 5' out. I'd appreciate any input to get her throwing snow better.
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Impeller kit to the rescue. Home made baler belt kits can be done for $6.00 or so.
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hello treedasher, welcome to SBF!! might be time to change the belts, yes both of them

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Welcome, and yes to all the above.

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Yep. New belts, impeller kit. Smooth, waxed chute. Check engine rpm.
Welcome to the forum too.

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Thank you for the reply's.

As for changing the belts, I'm told the best way to do this is splitting the blower in half(auger/engine). Is that true or is there an easier way?

I'm trying hard not to have to send this to a shop as I'd like to learn how to service this myself and i already spent to much money every year on an older pos MTD.
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that is probably the easiest way, on my toro 824 its easy because you just slip the belt between the transmission and auger pulley and slide it into the groove
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k, Once I get a chance to buy the belts and pop them in(dreading having to work in a cold garage) I'll give an update on how it went.
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When working in a cold garage it helps to smack yourself on the thumb with a hammer. Then youll never notice the cold.
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When working in a cold garage it helps to smack yourself on the thumb with a hammer. Then youll never notice the cold.
ROFLOL! Funniest thing I've read all day!

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