First Snow With The 1978 Craftsman 7hp, 24' Dual-stage Snowblower

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Bicycle Joe: Hey guys. I have one of these and for some reason I think the drive belt might have slipped off or broke. Do you have any videos on how to fix it. Or maybe you can tell me where I can down load an owners manual for this.

MrJohnnyCaps: I used this snowblower on a 140 foot driveway in the northeast from 1978 to about 2003. Changed the carburetor lots of times, the belts once or twice, replaced the chains on the tires once and had to improvise some of the wire controls, but that was about it.

Ajaces: It performed very well.

CSAKvids: Nice old machine. Pretty heavy duty lookin' Great stuff. Like the way you can totally control the chute from the dash. Alot of trucks going about with snow plows on 'em too.

john robert: I just got the same machine yesterday.

LynolsOffice: @casebutler I had to pass up a 3-stage Sears snowblower with DUAL headlights I saw at the dump in August. It was like 2 days after we got that letter from the town and I didn't want to bring anymore stuff back to the yard. I regret not taking it!

placesigopeopleimeet: its always the recoil

lobsterbox20: you sure did make a good pick!

ManicMechanic007: Pretty sweet old timer. I'm jealous. So easy to service and built like a tank.

douro20: That's the OLD Eager-1 engine with the oil pump; much better than the newer ones.

Matthew Poole: HAHA i had to be bad minded but 2:30 " lets see how she blows " XD

craigpc1974real: I had a Sears blower similar to that. It worked great, but it was too damm heavy. My 40 year old Ariens is lighter.

snoopdogie187: This is why I want a snow blower. It sucks shoveling snow for like 5+ hours after it snows. Now if only I could find one that works this well for even $100 lol

Scott Lichtsinn: Another nice old machine, nice to see someone else that appreciates the simplicity of the older units, they just keep going and going and going....

TractorWorld: DID A NICE JOB!

LynolsOffice: @motox458 Ah yes, the 3-stage snowblowers! Sears Craftsman called that the "Drift Breaker"

James Eggerth: Nice Craftsman for 5.bucks

Dan OLOONEY: I have the same one what was the name of the engine

WillieWonka928D: I've heard of one that has a second auger, small one near the top of the housing opening. I've seen one in person, too. Very neat setup.

LynolsOffice: @BushBoneYard Yes, it is a Murray built machine.

D. J. Tanner: That's a fine old craftsman..built with pride..

Sir Raven: Just like the other one, it can take a lot of snow. Both are great machines, but I'd prefer that one. Started right up.

mrkg731: Nice!!! I have this blower works great only the screw on the axle comes loose and i tighen it and it still comes loose. several people have this blower but no one seems to know anything about it, Their are 2 pins and a screw on the sprocket andi cant get the sprocket to slide over to get the screw back in the hole any suggestion?

matts6887: Not bad for only 4 or 5 bucks invested into it; not bad at all. :)

1944johndeerel: looks like its a real good one!

craigpc1974real: Thanks for the tip about cleaning the crankshaft pulley. I have a Snapper snowblower that the auger would not stop on after releasing the handle. I used 1200 grit sandpaper instead of a wire brush though.

FJRGD: Very cool! Good work! Is this the Christopher Columbus autograph model? :)

tractorjunky1234: sweeet just got to love thous oldeys the new stuff is crape lol

rabia413: @motox458 your dad must of had the 536.909800 model....8hp 26

IDIDieselJohn: She blows fine!!!!

Mike Pasquariello: @LynolsOffice a few weeks ago there was on craigslist a FREE 3 stage snowblower

MrThebull09: i have question about a 3 stage dynamark snow blower. I have heard some things that dynamark parts are hard to find, so should i buy this? Thanks

mhtube01: I love how you blew the snow onto the street! my neighbor and I do the same thing! The snow plow drivers are a bunch of mindless idiots who just dont give a crap. I have a 1997 or 98 John Deere snowblower with a 5hp Briggs Snow series engine and a 24 inch clearing path. It works really well but I wish it had a Tecumseh engine.

Michael Luscher: @LynolsOffice LOL, See How She Blows

Zach Brown: good deal i remember when u guys first got that thing lol

brian242: Awesome. Love the old iron

AllAmericanFiveRadio: Probable your only chance? LOL, right! That Craftsman does a great job.

Holiday: We don\t make alot, but our group do get to travel frequently. Just this year we went to Bangkok to get pictures and their holiday schedules. We are still in a growing phrase so best we can aim for is break even. I think everyone have to overcome the same type of challenge when starting something new. Don\t give up!
First snow with the 1978 Craftsman 7hp, 24" dual-stage snowblower 4.7 out of 5

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