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Thought I would place a post in here, as I did not see any. I have a Yardman model 7100-2 from around 1969-1970? I will post a photo as soon as I get home. (out of town) Even thogh I also have 2 Ariens, this is what I probably use most. I took it apart once and painted everything. Still has the originel plug in its original 7hp Tecumseh. Fires up every time and runs great. It used to be my Dads, who bought it new.
 

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Nice looking machine.

It definitely doesn't look like the "Yard Man" that MTD makes these days.
 

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Thanks. Yeah, This thing out performs the new ones by far, and was made better also. I also have 2 Ariens, Which I just replaced an engine on one of them in the Ariens section. But this is the one I bring out for the serious snow, LOL :)
 

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Hello Oneacer: I hjust joined today in hopes that someone here would recognize a Yardman 7100-2 snowblower and tell me where I could find an Operators Manual and/or a Parts Manual. I don't know how old this beast is; 15 or 20 Years at least. It has a Tecumsah 7 HP engine and starts OK bbut could stand a tune-up suppose. The clutch does not enggage properly; you have to put pressure on the clutch lever to make it move. Probably a simple adjustment but a manual would be helpful. Hope to hear from someone shortly. Tom in Vt.
 

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Thats actually a "Snowbird"!
that design was first developed by the "George Tools Div. of Community Industries in Sullivan, Il."
original maker of the snowbird snowblower..
(they originated the phrase "let George do it")
The original snowbirds were first made in the late 50's, then through most of the 60's,
then:

In 1967 Yardman Inc. bought out the George Tools Div. of Community Industries in Sullivan, Il. that made these snowblowers.

Then these snowblowers were then sold as Yardman Snowbird snowblowers.

Then Leisure Group Inc. bought Yardman, then Montgomery Wards bought Yardman.

Then in 1975 MTD bought out Yardman and closed the plant that was producing these units.
quote from the snowbird yahoo group:
SnowBirdSnowblowers : Snow Bird Snowblowers

The original snowbird design continued to be made by yardman until 1975..
then when MTD took over, they dropped the design..
So Snowbird snowblowers were made roughly 1958-1975.

This is a MUCH better machine than later yardman (MTD) offerings, and is completely unrelated to any modern MTD..
which is a good thing! ;)
This snowblower really has no relation to MTD at all..

Scot
 

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Scot: Thanks for the information. I am trying to join that SnowBird Snowblowers/ group to see if they have any info on manuals. Thanks again for the quick reply. Tom
 

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It beats out both my Ariens for sure. This is the one I bring out for the serious snow ... :)
 

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Hi oneacer

I used a similar Snow Bird for a long time.

I hope you don't mind but I am using one of your pictures because I have none of my own.

Your picture is the first that I have seen that shows the magic in that Snow Bird.
It is the rotating drum. That drum would roll left or right so the deflector rarely had to be bent. It could shoot the snow to the side with out bending the chute. This allowed the snow to exit at full force.

I looks nice, thanks for posting the pictures.

Ken
 

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Yeah they sure had some great designs. I especially like the chute lever that lets you spin it 360 degrees. I also drilled and put on a cutting edge on the housing, as well as the Snow Hog tires. I bought the exact size rims with a keyway slot, and then just die grinded a keyway slot in the axle and dropped in a key. Been working great for years.
 
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