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Jacobsen Imperial 26

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by marelmore, May 10, 2010.

  1. marelmore

    marelmore Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I picked up a free jacobsen imperial 26 2 stage heavy duty yesterday... said "wont start" but got it started in 30 minutes only needed starter fluid and it runs great... anyone know anything about these snowblowers? i cant find anything online... all i have found is that it's the 7hp (50620 model) anyway does anyone know if this is a good blower or how common it is?
     
  2. Jake_MN

    Jake_MN Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Well built machines, especially the pre-Homelite versions. Parts are tricky to find. But there are still plenty of complete units floating around, so you may be able to locate a parts machine.
     
  3. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    I see that both of you are from MN...where about?
     
  4. Jake_MN

    Jake_MN Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    NW metro here. Just outside the 494/694 loop along I94
     
  5. marelmore

    marelmore Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    edina, near 35W and 62
     
  6. Jake_MN

    Jake_MN Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    marelmore,
    they really are good machines. I played with one a few years ago and it was built like a brick s-house. the single stage snowburst machines jacobsen made were also very robust machines, but the carb setup made them a huge PITA. Jacobsen built good stuff, but there is virtually no parts support with the exception of routine wear items like the belts, scraper bar. etc. Fortunately the L-Head tecumsehs that normally came on the Jake have widespread parts availability. So if the frame, drivetrain and auger/impeller assembly is in decent shape it could be worth holding on to.