Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/rickel snow blower


Hi Eric, I have a rickel snow blower. Its 4 hp and 20" track drive Model 204103 Serial 000093 Code 8245. was wondering where I might be able to get a parts book and owners manul

Do you know where the snow blower was originally purchased?  I have not seen any Rickel blower in CO.

From what I can find Rickel's was an east coast hardware store similar to Lowes or Home Depot.  These stores, including Rickel's, do not make any of their power equipment.  From what I can find it could be an Aircap.  Aircap was purchased by MTD.

It could also have been made by Toro but not likely as Toro only has a few track models

If you attach some pictures I may be able to narrow down who built the blower.


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Eric A. Jones


Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.


Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

MAS Aerospace Operations BA Mathematics AAS Electronic Communications AAS Electronic Technology

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