Snowblower Forum banner

1 - 20 of 41 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,536 Posts
Awesome.
It's a Yanmar powered Wado.
edit:
Actually...I think it is a LMC 19ST or a LMC 24ST.
edit 2:
I'm only guessing on the LMC rebadge. I know they imported some of this size to North America. Without question it is a Wado manufactured machine.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
84 Posts
Discussion Starter #3 (Edited)
Yes it says WADO on the bottom left of the data plate.I found tracks I think from a place called Shanghai Puyi Industrial and on their website it says 100 dollars each track!! Probably too good to be true. Any idea where I could find the manuals for this blower?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
84 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Might be shortening the dragons neck a bit. Probably gonna convert chute controls from manual to electric as well. New tracks are around 700 bucks delivered. Not as bad as I thought.I have to wait a couple of weeks for the tracks cuz of the Chinese new year. :icon_cussing_black: Need to replace all the belts and a couple of hydraulic lines, and all the fuel lines. Fired right up with a jump start. Gonna need a new battery as well. Overall I"m pretty stoked!!:thumbsup:
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
799 Posts
:eek:ccasion14:Welcome to SBF.


Yes it says WADO on the bottom left of the data plate.I found tracks I think from a place called Shanghai Puyi Industrial and on their website it says 100 dollars each track!! Probably too good to be true. Any idea where I could find the manuals for this blower?


Proper cats for that will be around $300/side. I'll see if I can hunt up a manual.


PS... the tracks are steel-belted, and *very* heavy.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,811 Posts
following

don't you have enough to do? I never got the pictures of your prototype new style bucket height adjuster with the older hs models.

you should post them on the honda forum. would be very interesting to honda owners what you did.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
84 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Progress

I got the drive, hydraulic, and main pto belts changed. There is a lot of stuff that has to come off to change belts. Two of the four had numbers, I had to guess on the others. I think it's gonna have to come apart again so I can play match game. The good thing about fractional horsepower belts is that they come in 1 inch increments so it's a little easier to get the right size narrowed down. I'm getting the auger belts and a variety of sizes tomorrow. I'll post pictures soon.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
871 Posts
that monster with that "one heck of a tall chute" might just be able to throw snow to australia to help out with the fires
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
84 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
It wasn't listed. It was hiding in plain sight about 5 miles from my house! And you are correct, the fractional horsepower belts do come in more than 1 inch increments. The power rated belts are the ones that come in 1 inch increments and thats what I'm using. They're a little beefier and the 2 belts that had numbers were power rated. Since I have no manual for this machine I'm pretty much gonna take the whole machine apart and write my own manual! I took off an auger to lube the shaft. Who knows, this thing might just end up with a turbo charger :surprise: I think this is the original hour meter, and it works. Not bad for what I think is a 50 year old machine. I'm still trying to figure out the exact age, I'm not very good at reading Japanese!!
 

Attachments

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,811 Posts
man that thing is a Monster!

if anyone can restore it , you can Kevin. Once you're don I would like to come over again and see it and your other project ( using the new HSS height adjustment hardware on the old HS models )
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
9,892 Posts
It wasn't listed. It was hiding in plain sight about 5 miles from my house!
I just did a craigslist and facebook market search last week in that area and Colorado is why I asked. I do one every now and then. I had an opportunity about two or three years ago for one but I hesitated too long. :crying: Kicking myself now for that lapse in judgement.
Still in the market for one if you come across another.

.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,838 Posts
That is awesome, good luck! I'm amazed at the 2,200 hours. That's a lot of hours on a lawn tractor, which would get regular use every week, for months. How does one get that many hours on a snowblower?? Wow. It must have been in a serious-clearing situation!

Those sound like pretty wild machines. It would be cool to see them really going to town, clearing a big storm, from a large area. I hope you get some good snow, once you get it ready for action!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
405 Posts
GREAT FIND!!!!!!

Now that you have it..........what are you planning to do with it? I doubt that could compete with most city sidewalk plows where an operator sits/rides in an enclosed cab
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
312 Posts
That is the machine that inspired me to mount a light on the chute so I rotates with it. I couldn’t remember the name. That’s great. Hope you post some video of it once you get it up and running.
 
1 - 20 of 41 Posts
Top