Snow Blowers and Throwers

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Late 70′s Bob-Cat Walk-Behind Snow Thrower

Written By: Snow Blowing Man - Sep• 21•15

I recently acquired this Bob-Cat 24″ Snow Thrower and I’m looking to fully restore it. These were produced in the late 70’s by Wisconsin Marine. They are quite rare these days. It has the original Briggs & Stratton 8hp engine that I will completely rebuild and paint. The only information I can find on this machine comes from Pete’s Vintage Snowblower Showcase. The following text is copied from his site pertaining to this machine: “This machine features a rare paddle type impeller that works much like a “water wheel”. This concept was also used by Simplicity with rubber paddles, I recall one of the selling points being that it would be more tolerant of stones. The machine has an 8 HP engine and a 24 inch cut and has been known to clear the telephone lines with it’s discharge. This is not the same company that manufacturers the skid steer loaders.” “At some point Wisconsin Marine sold the line to the Crary subsidiary of Echo. Under Crary the brand name became Bear-Cat and a number of machines were sold before production was suspended. As late as January 2008 the mothballed line surfaced as the Bear-Paw in a Canadian advertisement. The design & tooling were for sale along with all of the materials including engines and transmissions to build 50 new machines!”

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Originally posted 2011-07-28 23:12:44. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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  1. mechanicojoe says:

    great machines, i had 2 of them, looking to get another!

  2. Tom says:

    I have one of these rare bob-cat snow throwers. I need to find a gear/srocket for it and have not been able to locate anything or anywhere to get a part. Any suggestions or know anybody that might want to buy for parts? Low on ideas !!!! 763-557-1906

  3. Lee Wesner says:

    I’ve had my Bobcat since about 1978. It’s in good shape and works like a champ. Cleared Ice-crusted snow from my 100 foot uphill driveway this morning. When not working it lives in a weather-tight shed. No rust. Have the greatest respect for this machine. Quarter -inch steel auger and paddles. 7-horse B&S engine does the work. Wouldn’t trade it for any of the new ones.

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