Snow blower repair question

Snow blower repair question

PostBy: leowis1 On: Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:33 pm

Hi. I have an old Toro snow blower. The left wheel is driving slower than the right wheel. I have to pull the snow blower back with my right hand to try and keep the thing straight. Does anybody have any suggestion on how to fix this? Thanks!

Leo
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Re: Snow blower repair question

PostBy: tvb On: Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:08 pm

I'm not familiar with that brand but on mine, only the right wheel rotates when in a drive gear.
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Re: Snow blower repair question

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:17 pm

Some of the old ones had a solid axle. The right wheel drives, the left one just rolls along. Most of them had a quick release pin that you could move from a hole and have it go through the left wheel. With the pin moved both wheels drive, but now one wheel has to drag around corners. Newer ones have differentials, some with a locking feature.
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Re: Snow blower repair question

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:20 pm

I can't see that happening. Is the axle locked? I have a hitch pin which can be removed to make it one wheel or two wheel drive. I did have a problem one time with the axle bushing coming out of the frame and locking that side up.

But they should both be driven off the same drive disc so they really don't have much choice but to move together.
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Re: Snow blower repair question

PostBy: cbc6 On: Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:48 pm

probably a stupid question,but are both tires the same size? my blower has a solid axle that drives both wheels.
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Re: Snow blower repair question

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:54 pm

Maybe one side is dragging, spray both sides really good with WD40 or something. Check the hitch pin, make sure it not sheared off. Also make sure your Skidder below the auger are not dragging or your axle is not loose inside the bottom cover, that's what happen to mine, the axle bolt broke and the axle was flopping around inside and it was jerk all around.

If you need the owners manula or tech manual, Toro has them online if you have the model/serial number.

I found my 1974 5HP Toro Snow thrower manual online.
Go here.
https://homeownersolutions.toro.com/por ... PageID=459
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Re: Snow blower repair question

PostBy: leowis1 On: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:35 am

Thanks for your replies. After I bought the thing a few years ago, and when I first used it, I noticed that the left wheel was not driving at all. I took it to get repaired. I think that put in a new bushing(?). This is actually the first time I'm using the snow blower in a few years...no snow. Now I'm noticing that the right wheel turns slower than the left.

I should've, or they should've, recommended that both bushings get replaced. But what do I know? I'll check out that link. Thanks!
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Re: Snow blower repair question

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:37 am

Good luck. I took the part numbers I needed and found them on Ebay for mine, it's an oldie but fires right second pull! Mine needed auger bearings and skidders and a new belt.
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Re: Snow blower repair question

PostBy: kozel On: Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:34 pm

You also could consider putting in a circular driveway.
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Re: Snow blower repair question

PostBy: leowis1 On: Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:42 pm

:rofl:
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Re: Snow blower repair question

PostBy: Dann757 On: Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:02 pm

I have an 8hp Snapper. I saw it in front of somebody's house in the summer, and the guy happened to be in his driveway. I pulled in and asked if he was throwing it out. He said, "I've been trying to get my brother-in-law to come and get it for three years. Take it." He told me it needed a needle valve and I took it home, put a needle in the carb, and fired it up. Just got it going a couple days ago. It's been sitting in a shed a couple years. I had to take the fan shroud off it to blow out a mouse nest. Mice love small engines. It fired right up because I ran it out of gas before storing it! It's solid axle two wheel drive. I hope the gravel it shoots out isn't classified as ammunition.
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Re: Snow blower repair question

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:02 am

Dann757 wrote:Mice love small engines.


Sure do! Cost me an exhaust valve on my new Toro lawnmower last spring. Grrrr
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Re: Snow blower repair question

PostBy: Kendrickson On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:03 pm

Here is another possibility: On my snowblower, if one tire has a little less air pressure than the other, it will pull to one side. I finally had to add air to the one tire this year! :roll:
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Re: Snow blower repair question

PostBy: rrob311 On: Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:54 am

I have experienced the same thing with my snowblower. The right tire loses air and you can't see it as flat but it makes it pull pretty bad. Mine has a solid axle too. When I air it up it straightens out.
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