Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/Tru-Test Deluxe Snow Blower

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I have a Tru-Test Deluxe Snow Blower that I need two parts for.  The model number is 5211 and the serial number is E 002306.  Manufactred by Atlas Tool & Manufacturing Co.  I need the 3/8X21" belt and the part that initiates the auger.  It is C shaped with bolt brackets on each end with something that looks like a brake pad on the inside.  It clamps down on the engine take-off that connects to the chain drive for the auger.  Any ideas where I could locate these parts?  Thank you.

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You should be able to get the belt at you local auto parts store or bearing supply warehouse.

As for the other parts you will need to contact MTD as they bought Atlas many years ago.

http://www.mtdproducts.com/equipment/mtdproducts

Also check this message board:

http://www.yesterdaystractors.com/cgi-bin/viewit.cgi?bd=gardent&th=16465%253E

See what the MTD folks say.  If they say they can't get parts then I'm not sure where you could find them.

Eric  

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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.

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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.

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MAS Aerospace Operations BA Mathematics AAS Electronic Communications AAS Electronic Technology

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