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post #1 of 12 Old 12-03-2015, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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How about a forum section for manuals/documentation/brochures...

Unless I'm not seeing it, how about a forum section for snowblower & engine manuals, brochures, and misc documentation ?

Like the reference library sections on MTF...
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If you want a manual for that POWERSHIFT. go to TORO.com. under homeowner/ parts. you can download all of it for FREE.

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If you want a manual for that POWERSHIFT. go to TORO.com. under homeowner/ parts. you can download all of it for FREE.
Thanks Todd, I have everything I need.

I just happen to have dozens of other operators and service manuals for other blowers that others might want/need and thought it would be nice to have a place to upload them so others can easily find and download what they need.
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I think some sites shy away from doing that due to copyright infringement. Having a section for manuals where you post what you have or what you need and then letting the members trade with each other keeps the forum from getting into any trouble.
That way the actual manual isn't uploaded to the forum it's just individuals sharing between themselves.
Companies like Toro could likely care less since they post them themselves and I think that's great but then you have companies like John Deere that not only won't put it on line but charge you a ridicules amount of money for an owners, operators, service and parts manuals. My 25 year old JD 160's service manual usually goes for $75, the owners is about $45 !!

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Unless I'm not seeing it, how about a forum section for snowblower & engine manuals, brochures, and misc documentation ?
There are some manuals located here-

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Unfortunately I think it does create a legal issue. I know I really have to dig around to get some of them. Usually I get somebody to PM me a link to a cloud site they have one loaded up on. there are plenty of places to get them if you don't mind paying - sometimes it's worth it. Then you can pay it forward when somebody else needs one....

You don't always have to have the exact model - particualarly on MTD/Murray/Craftsman/Cub and the big box store brands since they are all pretty much MTD and very similar. You can always get parts breakdowns from some of the small engine sites like jackssmallengine.com if you need part numbers. If they don't show any available go on ebay and see if there are NOS parts floating around.....



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I think some sites shy away from doing that due to copyright infringement. Having a section for manuals where you post what you have or what you need and then letting the members trade with each other keeps the forum from getting into any trouble.
That way the actual manual isn't uploaded to the forum it's just individuals sharing between themselves.
Companies like Toro could likely care less since they post them themselves and I think that's great but then you have companies like John Deere that not only won't put it on line but charge you a ridicules amount of money for an owners, operators, service and parts manuals. My 25 year old JD 160's service manual usually goes for $75, the owners is about $45 !!
Understandable... but I thought this forum was a sister site to MTF and there are plenty of stickies over there to download manuals.
That's why I was asking.
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The issue is really case by case. Depends on the company, if they charge for it or not. From a legal standpoint, if a company wants something taken down off the site, there are channels for them to use. So a section for manuals should be fine.

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The issue is really case by case. Depends on the company, if they charge for it or not. From a legal standpoint, if a company wants something taken down off the site, there are channels for them to use. So a section for manuals should be fine.

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That's great Kevin !

So how do well get the ball rolling ?
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You already did.

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