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Sight-unseen purchase questions (snow thrower)

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Simpleton7016
Rats, I should have asked this in my last post, sorry. Regarding the purchase of the thrower I just mentioned in my last post (1975 Simplicity/Chalmers 7016H, #169032), I will be buying one or the other "sight-unseen". Though I have seen pictures of each (and both look and are said to be fully operational), what other questions should I ask before committing? Bearings of course, would be one of the questions. But are there are questions I should be asking? I do not believe either has an electric motor and I believe both have all the pulleys, belts etc. But what else, if anything, goes wrong with these systems that I should be asking about before I commit? Thanks and sorry for the multiple posts. Erik

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roma3112
i would ask what kind of machine it came off, this would most likely tell you how it will be driven and if it will fit your machine. Ask the for the MFG# of the blower, this will help when /if ordering parts. If the blower you are looking at is from a different machine it may be the same blower but may require a different hitch. I would post the kind of machine you have as well as the mfg#'s of the blowers you are looking at as well as what type of tractor they came off. I converted a blower from my 3112h to fit on my new sovereign while the physical blower was the same I had to get a new hitch kit from simplicity, you may or may niot have to do the same depending on what you are looking at.

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D-17_Dave
Bent auger shaft, bent cutting edge, badly rusted, rotateing spout inoperable, some repair done that's been cobbled up. This is what to look for so to speak. A quick look at the blower, and if possible the tractor it came off of will tell you many things about how hard it's all being used and how well it was cared for.

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