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Old 11-12-2012, 07:48 PM
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Is changing belts on a 2 stage snowblower difficult?

I left my snowblower in the service position for about a year. Some of the oil leaked out and I think got the belts oil soaked. Now it takes very little snow to stop the auger and I thought I smelled burning rubber..


It's a Toro promax 1028 model 38640. It's about 4 years old with a tecumshe engine for some reason Toro doesn't have the online parts manual for it.

All the videos on you tube seem to be for one stage blowers.

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:00 PM
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Another thing, I just priced the two belts at a dealership, they are $35 and $25 for the auger/impeller belts. Can I get much cheaper belts at a hardware store or is that even a good idea?
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:45 PM
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I didn't check Toro's website but following is a link to a parts breakdown provided you're in the proper serial number range.

http://www.wiseequipment.net/pages/O...C-387974-00016

I'm not familiar with the later Toro 2 stagers so am not aware whether they use a wrapped or raw edge belt. You should be able to remove the belts and measure them(outside circumference). Most of the auto parts houses should be able to fix you up with an appropriate belt.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:55 PM
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That is the right serial number range, thanks. I wish had more info on whether I need to separate the snowblower in half to access the belts or not. Bah, I'm just going to dive into it.

I never knew that's how you measure a belt, I was thinking I would just take it down there and see one of similar size but I could cut the belt and measure it just as well. Thanks.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:04 AM
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My Gates Lawn and Garden belt catalog lists Toro snow blowers but the catalog is from 2006 and your blower was from 2008 as I recall. Check out a Gates dealer.
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