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.
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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