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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by superbee, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. superbee

    superbee Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I have an opportunity to buy a used Spirit brand snowthrower with a 27 inch auger for $400.00. I have not seen it yet. The owner says it is about three years old and has about 20 hours on it. It has a 8 h.p, Briggs engine. I have not heard of this brand. Does anyone know anything about this snowthrower? Thanks.
  2. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    never heard of the brand.
    All my throwers have always had Tecumseh engines, didn;t know Briggs made a snow engine.
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,920

    What is a SNOW engine?

    I think i'm going to change the air in my tires to day...
    As I have winter air in them, and I need summer air in them now!!!! :jester:
    Last edited: May 17, 2005
  4. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    :nono: Tsk tsk tsk, learn before you poke fun....
    Tecumseh makes winter service engines that are designed to be used in the cold wet environment which a snowblower operates- They call them Snow King models. http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/...oductDisplay?storeId=6970&productId=399&R=399
  5. kl0an

    kl0an Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    My plow truck has a snow engine in it. I only crank it up when it's snowin.. Too dang expensive to use it for cruisin around.. 8mpg with full time 4wd..
  6. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Yeah, I feel your pain but can do you one better: My father's K5 blazer was part time 4wd and only gets 8ish MPG in 2wd! With a 305 to boot! (I suppose 250K miles+ on an engine does tend to do that tho)
  7. Ole JIM

    Ole JIM Senior Member
    Messages: 137

    ----I never heard of that ONE?--but--Briggs Engines power at lot of small Garden & Snow equipment--here in the North-East--I*D look Up on the Internet & check out? WHO? makes that MAKE?--before I bought IT?--DONO?--Ole JIM--
  8. classicman

    classicman Member
    Messages: 67

    Get a two stroke

    Toro 3650 or snow commander. been there. done that. no ramps no need to discuss further. Check this site.