I got an Atlas Snowblower from my Great Uncle. It is about 7 years old and
i don't he has used it the last few years. Is there any type of maintanence
that should be done to a 2 stroke, other than changing the spark plug.
Also, i tried searching the internet for atlas snow blower info, but
couldn't find any. Are they still around or did someone buy them up.
Thanks in advance, i don't want to get stuck shoveling now that i have it.
On 1/11/2005 10:08 PM US(ET), John Sheehy took fingers to keys, and
typed the following:
Atlas is probably a rebranded blower from another manufacturer. Maybe
Murray, MTD, or some other mfg. that makes equipment for chain stores,
like WalMart, K-Mart, or the franchise hardware stores (Ace, TruValue).
I bought my first garden tractor from Agway (a franchise farm supply
store). It was branded a 'Southern States', but it was a Murray.
You didn't say whether the blower works, but if it has been laying
around for a couple of years, the first thing I would do is to clean the
old gas mixture out and refill it with fresh fuel.
If it runs, just do the regular maintenance required of all gas
motorized equipment: Spark plug, air filter, lubrication, fan belts, if
Did your Great Uncle keep the user manual?
It does work but I want to keep it that way, and since I was never around
when he first got it, I'm not really sure if it ran any smoother or not.
There is no user manual with it. I think i'm going to open it up and see if
there are any engine markings to find more info on service / maintenance.
Thanks for the reply, i couldn't figure out who made this damn thing.
These suppliers may be able to help.
After about five years of service, my Toro (also a two cycle machine) needed
a drive belt. I checked my usual suppliers, but they didn't have it. Had to
get it at a local Toro shop. Might need a belt, some snow blowers use a
chain. If it uses a chain, oil or grease the chain.
Never heard of that brand but all gas engines need a tuneup after a few yrs
plugs,wires,filter,adjust the carb stuff like that.they say if a gas lawnmower
or snow blower wont start after 3 pulls of the cord needs repair.most new ones
always start after 2 pulls.
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