I recently had to tear my Toro 421 2-stage slow blower into two pieces (drive chassis and auger chassis) to replace the impeller bearing (the part that actually throws the snow out the chute). It was fun to do it and I saved myself about $200 by doing the repair myself. I would love to go out and buy a brand new 12 or 14 horse power snow blower, but I can't exactly afford one of those this year, so I have to repair the ones I have.
I have two small 2-stage snow blowers:
Toro 521 (5 horse power engine with a 21 inch intake)
Toro 421 (4 horse power engine with a 21 inch intake)
So, who else has a snow blower? Has anyone repaired their blowers by their self or had a shop repair it? What brand ans size blower do you folks have?
What do you like or dislike about snow blowing?
I hate it when you come to the street corner an the wind changes direction and blows the snow back into your face!
I saw there was no other threads about snow blowers and thought it'd be an interesting topic since winter is fast approaching.