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Troy-Bilt storm 2840

Hi all....new here.

I just ordered a Troy-Bilt storm 2840 from Lowes. It's being delivered in 4-7 days. I wanted to get a manual online and read up before it gets here. However, when I go to the TB site, it requires a serial number. I don't have that yet and Lowes can't get it for me now.

Does anyone have a pdf manual online, or a serial number I can borrow?

Also....anyone have the 2840?

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Here ya' go, see if this is what you're looking for.

http://dl.owneriq.net/f/f8af8ac7-b38...7e01238fe4.pdf
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Lowes probably lists the model number, for serial number just make one up and see if it works. I do that for the Ariens manual lookups.
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Here ya' go, see if this is what you're looking for.

http://dl.owneriq.net/f/f8af8ac7-b38...7e01238fe4.pdf
Thanks....that's exactly what I was looking for..
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Thanks again for the owner's manual. I read through it and there is no mention of the headlight. It mentions a switch to turn on/off the heated handles. However, no mention of a headlight switch.

Is there a switch somwhere to turn the headlight on/off?

Also...anyone have a link for the B&S 277CC motor?

thanks again for the help......
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Yeah, I just did a search with Storm 2840, so that manual that came up might not be all inclusive of all models in the Troy Bilt Storm 2840 series of snowblowers, but it got you in the ball park. Make sure when yours is delivered that you read the owner's manual that comes with the machine, and use the space provided to record the model and serial numbers specific to your snowblower. They'll help you with parts and service as you need them in the future.

You can try finding the manual for the engine here, but you'll have to have the specific model number.
Manuals | Customer Support | Briggs & Stratton

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OK....the snow blower was delivered yesterday. It all looks great. Checked the oil and then gave it a few pulls on the cord with no gas....nice and slow....just to move things around a bit. Everything felt good. I checked the cables and they all seemed to have just the right amount free play. I put a couple 1/8" shims under the shave plate and adjusted the skid plates. So...the only thing left...put in some gas and start 'er up.

I dumped in about a quart of gas, plugged in the electric starter, full choke, full throttle, hit the button, and......bam...she started right up!! I let her idle for a couple of minutes and then gave the drive and auger a try.....all worked perfectly. Heated handrails, IMHO, are a waste of wire and technology. The Headlight is on constantly..... no on/off....and again, IMHO, doesn't look like it would light much up.

The only thing missing....SNOW!!! Forecast is for a Nor'easter to come up the coast mid next week....I hope it dumps on us.

Oh...it came with a manual for the motor....but I can't tell what brand it is.....

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You might just change your mind about the hand warmers when the temps drop. Looking at Troy Bilt's web page, they refer to the engine as a Troy Bilt, but you can clearly see the Briggs and Stratton emblem in at least one of the pictures.

Let us know how it works for you when that snow gets there.
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OK...the file picture of the blower does clearly show a B&S marking on the motor. However, in real life, it's definitely different. The manuals for the motor say Troy built 277cc motor. No mention whatsoever about B&S. I checked the B&S site and this motor is not there. B&S has a 250cc motor that takes 20 oz and a 305cc that takes 28 oz of motor oil. This TB motor takes 27.2 oz of oil... similar to the 305cc B&S. The file pictures on the B&S site don't exactly look the same either...unless they are only showing the smaller motor and not the bigger series.

So, I guess Troy_Bilt/MTD may have actually built this motor.

I put about 3 hrs use on it this week. I want to get ready to change the oil, I wanted to ask what weight oil came with it from the factory. The manual is all over the place....straight 30, 40, 50 15W40 25W50 10W30 10W40 etc...all based on temps. I'll probably use 10W40....and maybe even a synthetic.
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My guess would be 5w30, 5w20, 0w20.
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