I had the opportunity to operate one of these at work back in the late 60's. When I started looking for my first snowblower, in 1983, I did not look for another one of these.
These things were a bear to operate, and as long as a small car it seemed. No power steering, nothing between the augers and those hidden curbs, not much directional control, and the chute adjustment required quite a bit of muscle since it was always rusting. No hand warmers, no beverage warmer, and the one I used was an absolute pig to start.
I much preferred the Bombardier sidewalk snow plow.
This is what I have, a Gravely convertible, 12hp Kohler engine, heavy at 400 lbs or so, battery start, 2 speed auger with 4 ground speeds using the auger speed, all gear driven, direct drive the snowblower, no pulleys, no belts, also but without the stick steering you see pictured in the middle between the handlebars. This is a very powerful beast. In the right snow I can hit the houses across the street. Downtown I can do the sidewalk and hit the buildings across a 4 lane road. I plowed a property along US Hwy 1 at an intersection with a traffic light. The State plows put 12' of snow on the sidewalk and this buried a tunnel in it, it wouldn't stop. Clogging? What's that? But it's a long beast.
Hi, this is my second post. I have the above machine with a 5 hp Tecumseh engine. I used it all last winter, and though unwieldy, it's a horse. I continue to replace broken/worn parts, with the realization that the day will come when I can't fix something.
I was getting electrically shocked when...
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302 CC, Heated Grips, LED Light Bar, Remote shoot controls; I cannot wait.
Walmart, HD, & Lowes has them also.
I saw one of these units for sale. It is a Montgomery Ward Power Trac Garden Tractor with a bunch of different implements. Right now it has the snowblower attached. It looks to be all original. Wisconsin engine on it. They are asking $125 for everything but I am sure they would...