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First post I was looking more for "eye candy" (machines). :frown:

I'd love to find one around here. That or a Zauug.
 

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A 'Zauug'...?



Where we're going...



... we don't need 'Zauugs'. /Doc Brown

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Thanks for the Forum guys, very cool. I'll do my best to see that it stays that way. :eek:ccasion14:

And thanks to Del, he's the one who really started it. :smile:
 

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Yanmar makes a fantastic tractor.... I gotta think they have the snow thing down too? Never ran into one yet - I bet it awesome
 

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And thanks to Del, he's the one who really started it. :smile:
Whats fun to think about is how much searching I did before I learned my machine was a Wado from Japan. The Japanese writing on the labels was my only clue. After finally discovering Yahoo Japan Auctions and their snow blower category (were talking months of searching) I found my first sibling. There was no longer a doubt where DMC/LMC got their (my) machine.

Searching LMC/Wado found the guy that worked at LMC and set it all up with Wado. He made a few trips to Japan to work on this venture. I talked to him a few times. They figured that the ski resorts they were selling big snow cats to, might also be interested in a bigger snow blower. I dont think it worked out very well, but I would love to find out what ever happened to the other one or two that they did import. I think mine spent the better part of it's life here in Utah at the Snowbird resort. It was owned by an individual that lived at a nearby ski resort when I got it.
I also remember him mentioning there being a bunch of DMC-12 (Deloreans) stored at the DMC/LMC snow cat facility. John Delorean was in the middle of his whole legal mess. They may have been hiding them from creditors, but I don't remember the exact reason.

The folks in Japan are innovative. I recognize features on my snowblower that I don't believe existed in north america at that time. For example the serrated augers are everywhere today, but in 1984/1985?
 

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dbert how close are you to hitting the snow for a test??
Thanks for asking Hanky
We hit 60º here this week. December. Seriously. I should go mow the lawn.
Our licence plates say "greatest snow on earth". Puh!
I'm more or less ready.

I have some new LED lights (just like Yanmar Ronin's) I plan to to install still. The light itself will only take moments to install, but I want to relocate the original switch from being right next to the light, back to the control panel. The switch I have for it needs a large rectangular hole, so there needs to be a bit of drilling and filing in the sheet metal for the switch opening, along with some wire harness modification for this.
The chute crank is not installed but will only take moments. I realized a small bushing for the chute crank has been missing at the bracket by the operator. If I don't manage to find a bushing before the snow actually falls, I can install the crank without the bushing. It's one cotter pin and its connected.
 

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Are your plans to use this super blower a bit or?????? I really hope you use it A muscle snowblower with Hemi power
 

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Are your plans to use this super blower a bit or?????? I really hope you use it A muscle snowblower with Hemi power
i followed the thread on the tracks, and enjoyed it to no end...quite a story !! its obviously more machine than the average Joe would need, but i too cant wait to see/hear it doing what it was built for.
 

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i followed the thread on the tracks, and enjoyed it to no end...quite a story !! its obviously more machine than the average Joe would need, but i too cant wait to see/hear it doing what it was built for.
That thread is not finished. I just need it to snow. A really big storm would be awesome. My son and I joked that if we end up with a low snow winter again like last year, we'll haul it up into the mountains. I live about nine miles from Alta ski resort. They average 560 inches a year. We typically average about one tenth that here in the valley.
 

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Would it be cool, to move that thread into this JDM forum too, so it doesn't keep getting buried in t'other place...? Just a thought...

I bet the looks on folks' faces if you showed up with the DeLorean like that would be priceless. :D
 

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I found a video showing many of the features of a monster sized Yanmar.
Warning, it's over 7 minutes long.
 
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