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1965 Toro Snowhound Power Handle

Been using this machine for the past few years and runs great. This past snow in NJ the right rear tire came apart--the rubber around the rim. The part number is 3-5955 but Toro wants $93 dollars !!! Cheapest I could find on internet is $62.00. Still very expensive. Does anyone have an old snowhound they are parting out or know of a place to get old wheels. I already talked to the guy on Ebay selling 4 broken ones and he wants $120 for two new tires and wheels. Any help would be appreciated. I also tried JB Weld to hold the tire on the rim and it is working but it is only a matter of time. Thanks John
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If you know the tire size maybe there is a cheaper non-Toro brand replacement.
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That part number is for the rubber only and would be a challenge to get onto the wheel. Depending on the condition of the other tire it might be best to do both so the new tire isn't driving the machine to one side as it's diameter would be bigger.
You don't have an option to go with a different wheel as the wheel has a toothed ring on the inside that the machine uses for it's drive. Unless you want to give up the self propelled feature.

I'm guessing you'd need to heat up that tire to get it over the rim but I haven't seen anyone talk about physically having done it.

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What about Harbor Freight or Tractor Supply? The wheel size is not as important as the axle and wheel width.

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The wheel is part of the drive system. It has teeth that engage a gear like a flywheel and starter. See photo above. The replacement tire is on the right and the other photo is the tire wheel assemblies looking at the inside with the drive teeth. You can't replace the wheel unless you want to give up the self propelled feature. There is a chance the wheels OD is a standard size but I doubt it since it's so old. I would think the only thing that's going to fit that wheel is the specific Toro rubber.

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Yes I see that now, the teeth inside the wheel.

Three are some lawnmowers that use teeth inside the wheels, small chance of the right number of teeth and a close diameter.

1986 Ariens ST522, 5hp, 22"
1995 Murray Craftsman 10hp, 29" w. 12" impeller
A 1983 Real John Deere 10hp, 32" w. 12" impeller, 16" auger, 20" high front, cast iron gear box, chains
Noma 9hp, 27" w. 12" impeller
Noma 5hp, 24" w. 12" impeller, 20" high front
Gravely Convertible, 12hp Kohler cast iron, 26" width, 600 lbs of cast iron & steel, 2 speed impeller, 4 ground speeds
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Off to Lowes then Cragislist

The actual rubber is 2 1/2 W x 1 thick with a total diameter of 10 inches. I saw a wheel at lowes that I might be able to pull off the rubber and use. I am also thinking about some kind of plastic band to wrap around the existing rubber to keep it together. I tried zip strips and they came right off. Anyhow, thanks for all the replies.
If you need to speak with Toro direct here is the number 1-800-348-2424. Listen for the prompt about snow blower owners. Then listen for the prompt forgot which one but it is not 1 or 2. I think 5 and you will get a live person. He was very helpful but had no cheap solutions. If that all fail I will will do a general search on craigslist and hope the person will ship !!! Thanks again--John
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Wheels for Toro Snowhound --Case Closed

Case Closed:
Found a guy in Meriden CT that was selling just the body of a snowhound--including good wheels -$25 I picked it up thursday and put them on this morning-- Here are some pictures of the finished product. Also included some pictures of the gear on the axel and gear teeth inside the rim of the tire-- " An Old Toro Snowhound" lives for another day. !!!
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Two tires and spare parts for twenty five bucks, priceless. Thanks for coming back and letting us know how it turned out.

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