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MTD snowblower tracks

I have an older MTD tracked machine, and one side of the track is in very rough shape. Has lots of big cracks almost right across the tracks. Track size is 5"48", and i took a sample to a local shop and was qouted 237$ per track! Ive seen some used tracks on ebay, but theyre 5 1/2"48. Will that size fit on my machine? Also wondering if repair is possible?
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on an mtd machine not even wort fixing imo
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Im not looking for usless opinions......
Ive rebuilt half this machine already, had to even fabricate some parts on the milling machine at work. **** im not stopping now.
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A half inch wider would only be 1/4 inch on each side. Sounds like it should work as long as they aren't too close to the frame. Are you sure yours were not originally wider and are just worn on the edges? Hopefully the teeth on the inside are the same.

Lots of people switch to wider tires with no issues, but that is a little different.

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If you can locate a part number for the tracks used on your MTD, you may be able to search the ol' inter-web for the best price for a replacement set.

I'm pretty much retired from the forum thing, but I check in every now and then.
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Guy at the shop said they came stock this width, going to try and track down the part number and find something cheaper online.
Just curious, but does anyone know if you can change a tracked blower over to wheels?
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Unless it is a later model Ariens which is probably the simplest to change from tracks to wheels, it can be done but may be very involving and perhaps not cost effective.
I would find the part number, post it here, maybe some folks can help you locate an inexpensive set. What you can also do is try to find the tracks size (width, pitch, and number of links), this way you can possible match an alternative track that will work with it.


For example, honda HS 8-9-11 and 13 series blowers use 12x60x21 tracks (12cm wide, 60mm pitch, 21 links), this track size will help you match interchangeable tracks for it.

You can check the clearance between the inside of your tracks and the body of the blower, you may have enough room to fit a 1/2" wider track wich in reality will only be 1/4" per side of the track.
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Tracks measurements are usually metric.
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if you really want to fix it by a rotted mtd snowblower and use the tractor assembly from that
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Most of the ebay tracks are for Craftsman machines, probably made by MTD. Have you tried to cross reference any of the components in the track assembly diagrams between the two machines?

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