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Old 12-20-2008, 05:59 PM   #1
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Late 80's Toro 826--Weak Throwing Power


I have a late 80's Toro 826 snowblower and its throwing capability is decreasing. Does anyone know if there is an adjustment that can be made, or if there is a clutch that could be going bad? The snowblower still runs good, just doesn't move as much snow as it did before. Any advise would be appreciated.

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Old 12-20-2008, 10:30 PM   #2
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Late 80's Toro 826--Weak Throwing Power


Same thing happened on my Canadiana 5 hp snow blower. It turned out to be that the auger belt gradually stretched, thereby resulting in slippage and decreased throwing distance.

Between the motor and the auger scoop, there was a cover on my snow blower. Removing it provided access to two belts. One belt drove a large pully that propelled the machine forward and backward. The other belt drove a large pulley that powered the first and second stage augers.

You should be able to see a belt tightening mechanism for that second belt, but the best fix is to buy a new belt.

On my machine, you could replace that second belt without doing any more than removing that cover and loosening the belt tightener. It was an easy job.

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Old 12-23-2008, 08:11 PM   #3
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Yea, buy a belt slightly smaller than the one you remove. Make sure all tensioners are tight.

I did something similar last year. Still throwing excellent!
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