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Old AMF 3 stage,,great shape..

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by borwicks, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. borwicks

    borwicks Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Just picked this up for $400. Stickers, paint all in great shape. Runs like a champ. I almost dont want to use it. Started on 2nd pull today. They dont make them like they use to.


  2. briggsguy17

    briggsguy17 Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 39

    $400 :eek::eek: That sounds way high to me. If you need parts for it you will not find them. I see that it has a Tecumseh engine, they are out of business now and parts for the older motors are as rare as hen's teeth. :)
  3. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    $400.. yikes!
  4. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    wow that will be useful for deer camp in Alpena

    Don't spend money on that engine. Just upgrade to China diesel engine.

    $400 not bad for this rare 3 stages.
    Never saw one in that size expect loader's snowblower.
  5. borwicks

    borwicks Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    not to worried about the $400. Will double that with it this snow storm. The one I bought new in 2000 is still working, not as heavy duty and I paid $1200 for it. Only thing that I have done to it is replace the scrapper blade and skids, once.
  6. borwicks

    borwicks Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Im sure you guys would get a laugh out of me modifying my old rt2 to fit the new cutter edge.
  7. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Looks great to me and if it works for you who cares what you paid for it.
  8. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    You will definitely make your money back. So I guess you did well.
  9. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Those old blowers are tanks. I have a 1977 Bolens my father bought new. It's a friggin tank. That was really the start of my snowremoval "fetish" LOL. Did the driveway, moved the city combing from the entire front yard, sidewalks, paths to the clotheslines, garage, wood piles, you name it. That's also when I learned to drive stick at 10 year old. Worked on it several times, starting when I was about 10 or so. Biggest problem was the disc clutch deal. Haven't used it in probably 6 or 7 years. Should dig it out and see if it will fire. It has a Tecumseh on it, which is probably trash now, unfortunately.

    Better bring ramps to get that thing out of the truck.
  10. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    You dont need no ramps. Just throw it over the side of the bed to get it in. :laughing:

    For real that thing does look like a tank. and your right they dont make anything like they used too.
  11. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    Damn, it must be nice not to have to worry about how much you pay for things. I have a slightly used Western Pro Plow and I am only asking $10,200 for it...anybody want it? lol
  12. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    why do people have to be such ****** heads about what people pay for things if it makes the guy happy who cares? I think its cool. Id pay a mint for a low mileage 7.3 right now cause they just aren't around any more.
  13. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    That thing is bad a$$!!!! My grandpa had an old ariens 2 stage with the drift busters and a cap on it. Was a tank none the less. His new one with more power doesnt even begin to compare!!!

    I agree with 02powerstroke on people being ****** heads here. Who gives a flying shyt what he paid for it. Its rare and looks to be in great shape. If the guy is happy, then just be happy for him.
  14. borwicks

    borwicks Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Have used this thing on 4' plus drifts drives right under them, back it out falls down do it again....Its a TANK....running like a champ....we have put almost 32 hours on it...starts better in the cold then are newer one....started yesterday at around 0 degrees, put choke on, 1 pull fired 2nd pull was running...YEa...thanks for all the input guys...
  15. borwicks

    borwicks Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    its very heavy....2 guys are not going to load this beast...took 3 of us...I forgot my grip strut ramps one time.
  16. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

  17. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    That thing is really cool! I've never seen a blower like that. $400.00 is nothing for that in that good of shape. It's probably already paid for itself. Does anyone know if anyone makes something like that new?
  18. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    That blower is featured on a antique snow blower page HERE.

    It also shows a 1958 Rolba System Model R-40 which has such features as "The engine is a 35 horsepower Volkswagen industrial power unit. The light still works! The machine weighs about 2000 pounds and shadows my 8 horsepower Ariens. One other certain detail is that it was built before OSHA!".

    Great site if you like looking at old stuff that still works.

    $400 is cheap at twice the price. Some things you can not put a price on.
  19. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    I found that site as well when I did a search, fun to look at the old ones.
  20. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 502