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post #1 of 18 Old 01-14-2013, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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New to me Snow Pup

I should stay off of Craig's List!

Looking around the other day I see a listing for a Toro Snow Pup. From the picture it looks pretty good, but then CL pictures tend to make everything look better than it is.

So I get ahold of the guy. He tells me it runs but bogs down when you hit the snow. Back and forth, he comes way down on his price, and offers to drop it off at my house. So, what the heck.

He brings it by and starts it up out in the street in front of my house. Darn thing started easier than my Powerlite last time I tried to use it!

So, it's in my garage. Looks to be in pretty good shape overall. It's a model 31405, and the serial number makes it a 1977, the last year I think they made the Snow Pup. Soon as I get a chance to get back out to the garage, I'll take a harder look at it. Haven't decided what to do with it. Keep it and use it (if we get snow), leave it as is and hang it on the wall as art, or put some work into it and sell it.

Here it is. Isn't it cute. Look at those tiny 3 1/2" wheels.

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Here it is next to the Powerlite.

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ain't that cute

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Almost looks like a toy, doesn't it.

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too bad you can't do a wheel mod and use those giant wheel on the powerlite

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My 20 month old would love that. My my 2450 is a tad to big for him.

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Wow childhood flashback!!!!!!!!
One of my buds growing up in the late 70's early 80's(early teen years) had one of those...he use to do his whole driveway with the thing...it was awesome....had a great chain saw sound to it!!! I used to get so jealous cause I was earning(heavy shoveling) my allowance back in the day!!! He would be done shoveling in a 1/4 the time I was...use to kill me...but a great memory...still remember the great snowstorms we use to get...
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Snow storms, what are those?

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Glad I could help you down memory lane Simplicity Solid 22. I do think your 20 month old could handle this thing 69ariens. I'll have to put it on the scale to see how much it weighs. Compared even to the Powerlite it's miniature.

I do look forward to giving it a try. Now, if we could just get some snow like we used to. I remember having drifts and banks you could dig caves into back in the day. Ah, the good ol' days.

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Snow storms, what are those?
i saw some white stuff floating in the air this afternoon, i think it was dandruff. there wasn't enough to even use that snowpup

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We didn't even get any dandruff.

Hey, does anybody know if the parts for the later S140 interchange with the Snow Pup? Can't find much for the Snow Pup, but there is stuff for the S140, and looking at the parts catalog, they sure look the same, but have different part numbers.

Major differences I can see is that the S140 had bigger wheels, a key and the choke and primer bulb were relocated. The Snow Pup had that funky pliable bubble on top with a tab underneath that shorted the ignition out to shut it off.

The Snow Pup has a 2HP engine, while the S140 has a 3HP, which must have made that little 14" a snow throwing monster!

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