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1st time tractor owner: Just picked up a Homelite T-8

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Hello all,

I just picked up my first lawn tractor, and even though she is over 40, I intend on putting her to use. A Homelite T-8. 

My first challenge is finding blades for the deck. I was lucky to find one fairly complete with deck (1600279) but the blades are far beyond use.  Does anyone know what blades I can use for this deck?

Also, id love to know if any other snow blades will work with the t-8?  I was lucky to get mine with the tiller and weights (wheel, front and rear) but I really could use the snow blade if... I can find one!


Thanks for any help,




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Welcome over Brian!  I am 99% sure I have this information in Homelite original hard copy, but the simplest way to find it online is by referencing the Allis Homesteaders, which used the same deck.  The Allis part # for the blade under the 36" decks is 1606971.  That is a 12 7/8" long blade with a 1" center hole, and crosses to Oregon #91-031.

Here is a link to what you need, on ebay.  There are many online sources, and your local l&g service joint should be able to order them as well.


Ebay listing

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Welcome Brian 

Looking forward to seeing pics of your 1st tractor. 

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