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First snow with the 1978 Craftsman 7hp, 24″ dual-stage snowblower

Written By: Snow Blowing Man - Sep• 15•11

This is the snowblower we got form the dump back in May of ’09. We didn’t do anything at all with it until last weekend, when the threat of snow came about. We got it all fixed up and gave it a try…

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25 Comments

  1. mikeluscher159 says:

    @LynolsOffice LOL, See How She Blows

  2. gwdurham says:

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

  3. DanOlooney says:

    I have the same one what was the name of the engine

  4. rabia413 says:

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

  5. workensmart says:

    What was your friend talking about when he said that it was hard to find a Tecumseh engine with a primer bulb? I have seem maybe two tecumseh’s without primer bulbs and they were edger engines.

  6. lobsterbox20 says:

    you sure did make a good pick!

  7. mhtube01 says:

    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 shit. 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.

  8. CoolVideoGameVideos says:

    I have a 96 SnowKing with 5hp Tercumseh, I bought this right after the sheer terror of shoveling that ’96 storm lol.

  9. kb0nly says:

    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….

  10. craig1974 says:

    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.

  11. craig1974 says:

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

  12. MrThebull09 says:

    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

  13. LynolsOffice says:

    @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!

  14. casebutler says:

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

  15. Ajaces says:

    It performed very well.

  16. LynolsOffice says:

    @motox458 Ah yes, the 3-stage snowblowers! Sears Craftsman called that the “Drift Breaker”

  17. ManicMechanic007 says:

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

  18. tractorjunky1234 says:

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

  19. Arlenamadra says:

    mhcan somebody rescue mehh from my loneliness really bored today

  20. matts6887 says:

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

  21. brian242 says:

    Awesome. Love the old iron

  22. motox458 says:

    very nice, my dad had an old craftsman snow blower, it was a 2 stage but it had an extra set of smaller augers above the main augers for using in very deep snow, i think it was either late 60s or early 70s, it had no safety features, if you let go of it it would keep going without you

  23. tractormandale says:

    I just recently helped my grandpa snowblow his drive and its a 5hp craftsman and his got clogged so much and bogged down, That 1978 did a fantastic job! I love older machines.

  24. douro20 says:

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

  25. WillieWonka928D says:

    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.

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