Thank you! Do you have an engine recommendation? Power recommendation? It was factory with 10 HP - so go back with 10+?welcome to the forum Charlie. the predator will work , but probably will take a few mods to make it happen. however, in my opinion the machine will be grossly underpowered with such a small engine on a 32" bucket.
Thank you! What kind of power would you recommend? Match/exceed the 10 HP OEM engine?welcome to the forum Charlie. the predator will work , but probably will take a few mods to make it happen. however, in my opinion the machine will be grossly underpowered with such a small engine on a 32" bucket.
Thank you! Yeah, I thought about getting that plate, but opted out and drilling the holes saved money.@Narly,
Nice job, … I bet some wax and elbow grease, that thing will clean up nice …
I just noticed that they have a premade plate for mounting that may have worked on your re-power. I will also post it in the re-power section, in case it may assist someone.
Mount-BS-Tec Briggs & Stratton Gas Engines, Horizontal - Engine mount plate, 1/8" thick, to replace Tecumseh HM80-HM110, LH318-LH358, OHM120, OH358SA, OHSK120, OHSK125, OHSK130 with Briggs Intek model "20" and "21" engines, primarily on snow blowers.
One thing I should have mentioned: neither engine is exactly perfect for this application (although both will work).
The LCT engine is a "snow engine" and thus has a primer bulb for easy starting in cold temperatures but does not have a throttle* (I added one to mine, which took some creativity). The HF engine on the other hand has a throttle, but no primer and parts aren't enclosed quite as well to keep snow out.
* I'm using the word "throttle" here to mean speed-adjustment control, not the throttle butterfly in the carb. The LCT engine unmodified runs at a constant governed speed which I think is 3600 RPM.
Good morning all!
I pulled the trigger on this Briggs engine. It lined up perfectly, all I had to do was drill some mounting holes in the blower. Can't wait to use it!
20M307-0001 Briggs & Stratton - 1450 Series Snow Intek, Horizontal 3/4"x2-5/16" Shaft, Recoil & Electric Start, 3 Amp Alt, Briggs & Stratton Engine
I bought a new friction wheel for it and I plan on servicing the rear diff this coming summer.
Interesting!The listing definitely says the LCT has a manual throttle and I already emailed Small Engine Suppliers and got this photo back after they got a hold of the warehouse. I think that's what a ariens has for a "throttle" and while I read it isn't the best, it's better than a 10F start to wide open.
I have not, unfortunately. It's still at my fathers house, and he hasn't been up at my place to drop it off. I don't have a truck to haul it to my house, so I'm at the mercy of him driving up for our family Christmas. He DID try it out with some snow though, and video called me when he did it. He said that it has plenty of power. I was down there last weekend and started it up myself and it runs butter smooth. The friction wheel was chewed up, so we replaced that - now it works like new. Here are a few photos that I took when I was there. He ran into no hiccups, just needing to drill new holes for mounting.narly,
Have you had a chance to use the new setup yet? Just curious, I threw a rod on my 1984 JD 1032 yesterday after blowing for 7 hrs on a fresh 22” of snow and was looking to get the same engine to replace the original engine. Got a lot of good use out of the snow king though!