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This seems obvious now but might help others. I was given a chipper shredder by my father in law, im confident I will get it running, 8.5 hp techumseh. Researching the price of these things on craigslist I came across a bunch, some as low as 60$ with 5hp horizontal shaft engines.
Personally I don't get the need for these machines but for this against clone engines(I don't get that either). Seems like there's a bunch out there.
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in my area prices are insane, people want 150-200 for a used, 30 something ywear old hm80. just cant justify the price
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When u see engines on craigslist they are usually priced too high, I think a lot of people think they have gold. But apparently attached to these chippers they go for less. Again for that guy that must have "American iron" on there snowblower this might be the way to go.
Although they don't seem to care if there poorly designed American engine is made in china but says tecumpseh on the sticker
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Tecumseh Snow King Engine

Tecumseh 8hp SnowKing engine

2 5hp tecumseh snowblower engines

here are some example of people who think there 30 something year old engines are made of gold. these prices are insane
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Tecumseh Snow King Engine

Tecumseh 8hp SnowKing engine

2 5hp tecumseh snowblower engines

here are some example of people who think there 30 something year old engines are made of gold. these prices are insane
That middle engine you have there is dual shaft and he'll probably get his coin for it.
Those are some crazy prices.

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https://newjersey.craigslist.org/grd/5220273902.html
Im on long island, this was craigslist close
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You usually end up paying far far less if you buy one with the engine still attached to a snowblower with a mechanical issue where the engine still runs perfectly.


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not in my area. apparently anything in my area with an engine, no matter the functional condition in my area is plated with gold and is therefore worth a small fortune
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