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I'd like to find information on repairing or replacing the clutch.
I was told that if it fails it will be difficult to find parts for the clutch.
Everything I read about this Atlas snow plow/thrower says what a great machine it is...I'd have to agree.
We bought this Atlas for our father 20 - 25 years ago...it was used then...and has worked great until the last
 snow storm 2-3 weeks ago when the drive and auger stopped working.
There seem to be quite a few people that have these and I would think some company would make the parts
 for these machine to sell to the owners.
If they build them, people will buy them.
These parts were manufactured before...I doubt there is a 'patent' on this clutch to keep someone from
 reproducing it. This is an Excellent piece of equipment...someone build a clutch for it. PLEASE!
  People will buy them. Even making the parts to repair the clutch...it's Not Rocket Science...Is it, Is it??

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Parts will be extremely difficult to find as no one makes the clutches anymore and haven't for many years.  The trouble with building such dependable machines is that they last for ever and this decreases sales, aka revenue (money) the company earns.  They could certainly build stuff that good today, probably better, but once they sold the product that's it...very little new sales.

You might be able to find a clutch that would work but I have not idea what brand let alone which part might work.  

Your best bet is to look for used stuff on the internet but you will have to look daily as you never know what or when some parts might show up.

Sorry I can't be more helpful but there is not much I can do to help out.
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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