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I just got a Hechinger 523 on the cheap (I think). Google searches do not tell me much. It seems to start easy (once we realized it needs a key).

Ill probably sell my ancient Gilson now. id like to find some info about what I bought.
 

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From some quick google searches it appears their lawn tractors are made by MTD so I would assume so are their snow blowers. Find some pictures of MTD 5/23s and see if they compare. Looks like that is a store brand local to PA. I have never heard of them before.
 

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Thanks . I was just playing with it and determined a few things that I will need to work on.
Only wants to run on choke or half choke.
Seems to have a slight fuel drip from the carb (perhaps related?)
Techumseh engine (not something I need to work on)
 

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I also discovered that the augers are attached with a bolt thru the axle. I assume that is not a sheer pin. So ill have to get into that as well.
 

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Some sheer pins are actually bolts. If the bolt head has nothing on it they are probably fine. If you see 3 or 5 dashes from center to outer edge they are wrong. Also the bolts usually have 2 grooves cut in them that you can see if you take them out.
 

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Someone else told me its a Murray not an MTD.
I do know that its got an HS50 Tech. Motor, and its made in Canada.
 
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