Anyone know anything about snowblowers?


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2013 ish MTD yard machines 2 stage with a 208CC "powermore" engine.

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Anyways, its shifted by a cable that pulls a lever that is hooked to some kind of goofy slide thst moves along the axle.

How it works beyond that im not really sure.

Either way, the damn thing is so hard to shift that it broke the cable last year.

Im putting a new cable on, but i need it to shift properly. Im wondering if i need to grease where it slides on the axle? But i dont know and i dont wanna dick it up.

Any ideas?
 


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make sure any linkage rods or connecting points on the cable are not bent and binding up. taking it apart and cleaning/ greasing is a good idea. I have a Craftsman one of those from the late 90s, but I don't think it has a shift cable, just linkage rods. and depending on what gets bumped into it could bend those rods...

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make sure any linkage rods or connecting points on the cable are not bent and binding up. taking it apart and cleaning/ greasing is a good idea. I have a Craftsman one of those from the late 90s, but I don't think it has a shift cable, just linkage rods. and depending on what gets bumped into it could bend those rods...

AJ
This one doesnt have rods. Just a cable hooked to a couple pretty robust looking pieces of metal lol. Ive had it since new and its lived a pretty easy life. I guess ill shoot some grease and see what i can figure out.

Worst case ill order a carb for my old snowbird lol.
 

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“Anyone know anything about snowblowers?”
I know that I hope I don’t need one this winter.
 

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Snow blowers are for moderately lazy people.

Please allow me to elaborate. See, if you're not lazy at all you'll use a shovel and if you're too lazy you will just wait for it to melt on it's own.

That's what I know about snow blowers.
 

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My back likes snowblowers much better than shovels when it comes to snow removal. The shovel is for clean up after the machine has done it's thing.

@rusty ol ranger; I think most snowblowers are a belt driven system now. I would pull a cover or two off and take a gander at the drive system to see if anything is bound up. Maybe rust has gotten to the things that are supposed to move and need cleaned up.
 

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My back likes snowblowers much better than shovels when it comes to snow removal. The shovel is for clean up after the machine has done it's thing.

@rusty ol ranger; I think most snowblowers are a belt driven system now. I would pull a cover or two off and take a gander at the drive system to see if anything is bound up. Maybe rust has gotten to the things that are supposed to move and need cleaned up.
I did pull the cover off but i didnt inspect it super close. Pry gonna do that tmw
 

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Snow blowers are for moderately lazy people.

Please allow me to elaborate. See, if you're not lazy at all you'll use a shovel and if you're too lazy you will just wait for it to melt on it's own.

That's what I know about snow blowers.
Where do I fall on this spectrum if I have a large driveway, insufficient time to shovel by hand, a snow blower that I don't use, and two tractors equipped with plows?
 

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Funny story on how I came into my late 90s era Craftstman 2 stage blower...In 2012, my parents moved to Kentucky from Illinois and Dad asked me if I wanted his snow blower. (hellyeah!) he said that he is moving to a city that has a Confederate Civil War hero statue at the courthouse, he figures he would not need a snowblower. That winter he got two storms with over a foot of accumulation. Next year and the year after again, 2 storms of more than 12" accumulation. He said the hell with it and bought a new 2 stage snow blower from Lowes.

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i have a monster truck troy built......ridiculously well built and reliable.


but a rat skull was blocking a drive control..... and it would only goin a circle.....till i got home and looked at it. 3 months later.



wet heavy snow......it is a must have.
 

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I have two kids that are my snow removal system. Unfortunately they are less reliable then even the worst snow blower.
 

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Where do I fall on this spectrum if I have a large driveway, insufficient time to shovel by hand, a snow blower that I don't use, and two tractors equipped with plows?
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To hell with that... I use my quad.

I'm stuck at work fixing the plow trucks for any real storms... my neighbor comes over does the driveway with his Bobcat. I just have to do some donuts and finish up whatever he didn't do.
 

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Snow blowers are for moderately lazy people.

Please allow me to elaborate. See, if you're not lazy at all you'll use a shovel and if you're too lazy you will just wait for it to melt on it's own.

That's what I know about snow blowers.
You have been listed. Some of us are under doctors' orders NOT to shovel snow. Before you open your yap, THINK.

I have two kids that are my snow removal system. Unfortunately they are less reliable then even the worst snow blower.
I can relate to that. When I was a teenager, *I* was the snowblower. Dad: "What do I have teenagers for?"
 

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You have been listed. Some of us are under doctors' orders NOT to shovel snow. Before you open your yap, THINK.
Thats good work! I get a doctor's order NOT to go to jury duty... that's just how good at being lazy I am. You'll get their one day grasshopper.
 


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