craftsman snowblower

craftsman snowblower

PostBy: Coalfire On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:06 pm

Picked up this old craftsman snowblower 5hp 22" cut nice little thing for sidewalks, has an actual 3spd trans in it rather than the disc drive. Nice thing about it I only paid 5bucks for it, rebuilt the carb and have it running like a top.

Problem I have yet is the one wheel is not the correct one, someone has a bunch of spacers to keep the axle from moving back and forth and there is no way to lock the wheel to the axle for drive. So as it is now only one wheel drives.

Anyone know where I might be able to source a wheel? I have been on the net have not found anything yet.
Snowblower model is 536.884500


Thanks, Eric
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Re: craftsman snowblower

PostBy: Coalfire On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:17 pm

Thanks grumpy already checked, Parts are no longer available from them
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Re: craftsman snowblower

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:16 pm

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Re: craftsman snowblower

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:08 pm

Pictures...
Smitty can fix anything... ;)
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Re: craftsman snowblower

PostBy: D-frost On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:16 pm

FIVE dollars($5.00), and you want posi-trac!!!

Weld the wheel to the axle. Just a thought.

Happy New Year
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Re: craftsman snowblower

PostBy: Coalfire On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:25 pm

D-frost wrote:FIVE dollars($5.00), and you want posi-trac!!!

Weld the wheel to the axle. Just a thought.

Happy New Year





To Cape coaler no pics :(


Dfrost if it comes to that it is what I will do
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Re: craftsman snowblower

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:13 pm

I think its worth looking at other snow blowers. Most of them only drove one side so you could make turns. They had a little flip lever at the axle that would engage both sides for heavy snow.

Worth taking a peek at.
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Re: craftsman snowblower

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:17 pm

Like I said to Coalfire in a PM - you can find parts occasionally on eBay or Craigslist. Lots of times people part them out if they can't or don't want to deal with finding parts that have become unobtanium with time.

I'm a big fan of running the old stuff come hell or high water. Much cheaper in the long run, but you have to have patience in sourcing parts sometimes.

And other times, you just gotta bust out the welder & bench grinder and make your own. ;)
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Re: craftsman snowblower

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:19 pm

Do you have the option of drilling and tapping the wheel housing? If so,you could install one of those knurl-ended set screws to bite into the shaft to hold it. That's only if you don't want to weld it. Hell,I dunno,just a notion ! :gee:
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Re: craftsman snowblower

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:30 pm

Could use one of these lynch pins too - quick and easy removal & installation when needed: http://www.tractorpartsinc.com/linch_pins_7422_prd1.htm
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Re: craftsman snowblower

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:13 am

Nice ! You sure you didn't fix tanks in WWII ? I could easily see you stealing a Tiger just to see how you could hop it up a bit :punk:
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Re: craftsman snowblower

PostBy: Coalfire On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:36 am

Thanks guys I will make it work somehow. Was hoping someone would've said I have one of those wheels I keep it in a safe knowing coalfire would need it :lol:

At any rate will get something to work going to start scouring the junk rows at all the local dealers


Thanks again, Eric
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Re: craftsman snowblower

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:22 pm

Most snow blowers have 1 hole in the axle on the left side,2 holes in the axle on the right side,use inner hole for posi-traction,pull pin from wheel,reinstall in the outer axle hole with wheel at it's inner most position for right side wheel to freewheel.That being said,the axle collar on the wheel has to have a hole to slip pin into,if yours does not have an axle collar on the wheel,weld a tube on one side of the wheel to match the axle hole.could not tell from the sears parts diagram exactly what the wheel/axle set-up should be,lawn &garden equipment service & repair is my full time business,but there are a lot of different set-ups on various makes throughout the years,good luck.
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Re: craftsman snowblower

PostBy: jpete On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:21 pm

If you can get the Sears part number, I've had great luck entering that into Amazon and coming up with parts for my 80's riding mower.

I was able to find the original manual with exploded views and part numbers as a .PDF online by putting in the model number and searching for "manuals".
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