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That blade has a pretty good twist on it! Look closely at the 2nd picture the top of the blade to the bottom should curve. You can see it it doubles back below midpoint. That means that it is weak and won't likely plow level!
 

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The little runners (what are they called, 'skids'?) are mounted upside down and the blade has seen some hard stops for sure
 

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The little runners (what are they called, 'skids'?) are mounted upside down and the blade has seen some hard stops for sure

Obviously the owner was using the upside down plowing method and had the skids mounted per the technical manual.........:sidelaugh
 

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well, i bought it anyway. Hopefully I can get some good use out of it. for 75.00 i don't think i'm out a fortune if it doesn't perform
 

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For $75.00 you can't go wrong.
 

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I have a snowthrower for the 214, which i don't know much about (obviously). would that have an assist spring?
 

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Let us know what you find on close inspection and more importantly how you repair it !
 

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What should I expect to pay for an assist spring?
 

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Unfortunately the tend to be very expensive. I've seen them on ebay from $120 - $250. Depends on the time of year. There aren't a lot of them out there so the tend to be pretty expensive.
 

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Unfortunately the tend to be very expensive. I've seen them on ebay from $120 - $250. Depends on the time of year. There aren't a lot of them out there so the tend to be pretty expensive.
$120 - $250 for a spring? :eek:
 

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I remember seeing a thread on here where a guy made himself one! If I were still running a 2xx series I'd probably opt to do that, would have to be way cheaper than getting it off eBay! If I run across the thread I'll repost it for you.
 

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$120 - $250 for a spring? :eek:
It's a pretty big spring... :)

The spring does make a big difference, I have one for lifting my box blade with extra weight from a big rock. I was having to use two hands to lift it.

See them listed every so often in the classifieds over on www.weekendfreemdommachines.com for a lot less. You could also post in the parts wanted section there to see if anyone has one.
 

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I'm going to keep my eye out for one. no rush.

Thanks
 
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