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So i had $65 burning a hole in my pocket so i figured I'd buy a 6th snowblower and got this There seem to be numbers stamped into the back of it on the trans cover. There arent visible numbers on or around the sticker on the business end. It seems to be a cast iron gear case. It seems pretty obvious that it was repowered by a 6hp. I'm guessing it came with a 10 hp because the auger is 32 inches wide. Does anyone have ideas about exactly what i have?
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Thanks for the replies. Here a re more pics.
I suspected 70s but of course wasnt sure. Whoever did the mod for the crank did a good job. But i don't see how it would have attached on the left either. And the rollers wheels for shoes seem like they would last forever since the don't drag and scrape away.
when the temps drop a little I'll spend some time out there and open it up. I'm not sure yet if i will keep this one or not. I repowered a 70s John Deere 826 last year and wanted to freshen it up a bit and keep it. But I'll admit this one may not go away just cuz it's so damn cool. And the 420 predator would probably be a good fit for this 32 inch auger. I almost cant wait for snow to see what it does with this motor before swapping....just out of curiosity. It starts on one pull so it will be a good motor should i need a 6hp for anything else.

I'm definitely a fan of these older units. Built like tanks.
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A couple questions after some moderate searching.
1. How easy or difficult will it really be to find parts if i decide to go thru and completely freshen this thing up?
2. So what year did the chrome handlebars go away?
3. The 420 predator was mentioned. Any other motors that are highly recommended for this size blower?
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The turf tires were obviously something i noticed right away when the guy wheeled it around the corner of the house. Found these online so if i get everything else working well enough I'll get a pair. For $25 each i can't go wrong. Good to hear about wear items. The machine doesn't move under power but it's too hot outside to be out there messing with it and I'm in the middle of a bathroom gut and remodel anyway so I'll start working on this and my others in the collection after that. I have a lawn tractor to work on as well. It's gonna be a busy Autumn for me. Haha.

What is that button on the left wheel do exactly? Is that a positrac thing like the star on the john deere blowers? I should look for a manual online. So I'll do that next.
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