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I think I have a line on a Model 49 Snowblower for my 332. Was wondering what everyone thought a fair price was for it? I've talked to the owner, and he said that it has maybe 5-10 hours of operation on it, they bought in new in 1993 when they bought their 318, and he has all the mounting hardware (including belt and books) for it? He says that it is in excellent condition, and tomorrow I was going to take a look. Is there anything specific I should check for on it? Is there something prone to failure. Definately getting harder to find these snowblowers, I've been looking for about a year for one. Any inputs would be appreciated. Thanks all!!
 

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If it only has 5 to 10 hours. It should be like new. Mine have a lot of hours and works good. Fair price: $300 - $400 on the top end if it looks as new as it should with only those few of hours. IMO. I got mine for $150 but it needed some TLC.
 

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$500.00-$600.00 for one that is like new. You get what you pay for. $350.00-$500.00 for a 49 that is in good condition.
 

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Thanks for the inputs guys! Are there any problem areas for these snowblowers? Something that I should look for when i go to check this out today. Figure he is asking $400 for it, if it is the condition as advertised, I don't have any problems paying that. I find, however, that my idea of excellent condition and the sellers idea of excellent condition usually aren't the same...
 

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I'm in search of one myself now, and $400 seems to be the magic price for ones that have WAY more hours.

I personally also do not have experience to know where they fail, but have a similar unit on my old '65 Gilson. Chain driven auger, so the chain can go bad (though mine still has the original chain and was used every year since new). The only real problem I've had is that the cable that turns the output chute broke last year. It seems pretty bullet-proof.
 

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Well this is the first one I've stumbled across within 150+ miles of where I live... And I have been looking. Due to their weight they are very expensive to ship. That being said, he mentioned that this plugs into the hydros, so that is for lift, correct? And is the chute on this hydraulic as well?
 

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Hydraulics are for up/down/float. The chute is manually controlled by a handle that runs a cable to rotate the chute. I have seen on here where folks have used a series 50 (I think) hydraulic chute on the 49. That would be some cool stuff.
 

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Man I was really hoping that is would have a hydro controlled chute.... I wonder how much work it would take to modify the 49 with that, I'll have to check that out. Anyway I'll post pics up if I buy this. Really do hope that it is excellent condition....
 

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Snoyes, the hydraulic chute control from the model that fits the JD 420/430 is a kit and I think still orderable and can be mounted to a Type 49. I'm sure it's expensive though.

I bought mine for $175.00 but I've probably got $250 - $300 into it to restore it, but it's almost like new! In my avatar!!!

The week spot on the Model 49 is the gearbox from the pto shaft to the 1st sprocket shaft (makes a 90 degree bend). But checking it is not hard, with the snowblower not mounted check for play between the pto and when the auger begins to spin. there shouldn't be much!
 

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PA318 Guy,

Thanks for the advice. I'll make sure to check that out when I go to look at this today.
 

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I just found a model 47 that needs TLC. First of all, you cant find a dent 49 around here and if you do they are asking 800-900 dollars. I wanted the two stage so I opted for the model 47. It took me more than 6 months to find one that was for sale and not three states away.
 

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Hey all,

I think I have a line on a Model 49 Snowblower for my 332. Was wondering what everyone thought a fair price was for it? I've talked to the owner, and he said that it has maybe 5-10 hours of operation on it, they bought in new in 1993 when they bought their 318, and he has all the mounting hardware (including belt and books) for it? He says that it is in excellent condition, and tomorrow I was going to take a look. Is there anything specific I should check for on it? Is there something prone to failure. Definately getting harder to find these snowblowers, I've been looking for about a year for one. Any inputs would be appreciated. Thanks all!!
I think I'd question why someone had a snowblower for 17 years that only has 5-10 hours on it ... unless they moved to a southern climate 16 years ago. :)
 

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I paid 525.00 for my 49 snow blower, it was in excellent shape and needed nothing.
 

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As long as the gears are sharp and the sprockets too. The chain is good the only thing else is the chute cable can break. My Dad didn't lube the chain for 3 or 4 years, I remember saying to him what is that racket ?? I opened the cover lubed it all up adjusted the chain
( he never did that either) All the noise went away!!! and we ran it for another 15 years.
Only used 1 shear pin in the 20 years he had it. I think it could grind rocks look at the auger then a 2 stage auger big difference.
 

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Any where between 500-750 up in the great white north. Model 49 very rugged and dependable. Prefer it to the MUCH bigger model 47, mostly because of size and manueverabilty. Getting harder to find up here as well.
 

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Well went to see it tonight, wasn't exactly in excellent condition... Matter of fact, I call it in fair condition. Was able to pick it up for $300.... I'll post up pictures tomorrow. We hooked it up, and checked it out, everything worked... just doesn't look that good.

I'm seriously going to look into that hydro adjustable chute..
 

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OK, well I cleaned it up this morning. Had been stored in a barn, and it was covered with dirt and hay. Like I said, it is in rough shape, but at least everything works. He even had the manual that came with this blower. Unloading this from the back of my pickup truck this morning almost crushed me, it is heavy and unbalanced. But hosed it off and took some pictures, I'll probably pull the auger out and paint up the inside of the housing and the auger. Hope this thing will move some snow....
 

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Wait, THAT is "rough shape?" Wow. Good thing you aren't looking around here for one.

I'd take that $400 in a heartbeat!!!

Nice score.
 

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Wait, THAT is "rough shape?" Wow. Good thing you aren't looking around here for one.

I'd take that $400 in a heartbeat!!!

Nice score.
Yes, he needs an education in what rough shape is.
Go back to PA318Guy's before picture. Down here some of the good ole boys try to call that good condition, and ask $350-$400.
 
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