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trouts2




Location: Marlboro MA
Joined: Dec 8, 2007
Points: 1289

Snowblower innovation
Original Message   Jan 4, 2009 7:42 pm
    Below is a Han-Eclipse Giant chute control.  It's the earliest chute back attached chute control I’ve seen.  It’s pretty rugged and even after its many years of age will probably outlast the controls on current Ariens and Toro machines.  I’ve seen a few 4 or 5 year old Ariens machines with the fiber or composite head control gears ¼ to ½ worn away.

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Ricksterr


Joined: Jan 3, 2010
Points: 1

Re: Snowblower innovation
Reply #10   Jan 3, 2010 2:33 pm
I have one of these babies. It has been in the family since 1973. Still has the original Tecumseh motor. It is a tank and weighs a ton. But here in Vermont it is exactly what you need. In high gear it goes like hell. I don't think I have ever come to a pile of wet snow it couldn't muscle its way through. My wife keeps telling me to buy a new one, but I know they just don't make'm like this anymore. Parts are mostly universal (bearings, shear pins, drive belts, etc. The parts that are unique, gears etc just don't fail.
aa335


Joined: Nov 29, 2008
Points: 2394

Re: Snowblower innovation
Reply #11   Jan 3, 2010 10:59 pm
When you have one of these simple and tough machines, it's hard to part with them, especially if it does the job so well.  I'd love to take on a restoration project but just doesn't have the time or space at this point in my life.
willyd1954


Joined: Feb 8, 2010
Points: 1

Re: Snowblower innovation - Belt replacement process
Reply #12   Feb 8, 2010 10:23 am
Hello Trouts,

How do you replace the belt on this machine.  I can't seem to locate a manual or instructions anywhere. I recently purchased this machine, missed two snowstorms, don't want to miss the next one (due Tuedsay). Shoveled 5 hours on Saturday.

The main pulley is in the middle of the drive shaft. Short of completley dismantleing I can't see other options, although I hear there is a trick or tip out there. I can't imagine it being this complicated. 

Does the shaft run completely through? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Bill


Southeastern PA, Bucks County

williamdsjr@msn.com
 

Thanks.

trouts2




Location: Marlboro MA
Joined: Dec 8, 2007
Points: 1289

Re: Snowblower innovation
Reply #13   Feb 8, 2010 6:14 pm
Answered Willy in email but for reference: The belt is slipped between the friction disk and it's drive plate. You may have to back off the clutch adjustment to get a bit more clearance.
GtWtNorth


Location: Montreal area, QC, Canada
Joined: Nov 16, 2008
Points: 260

Re: Snowblower innovation
Reply #14   Feb 9, 2010 11:15 pm
For those who might be interested, there is one now on Ebay without motor, from Medfield, Massachusetts. Ends in 2 days, no bids, only 19.00$?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Hahn-Eclipse-Snowblower-SnowGiant-w-Peerless-5sp-Trans_W0QQitemZ190370817424QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2c52fc2590
beetlejuice


Joined: Feb 10, 2010
Points: 1

Re: Snowblower innovation
Reply #15   Feb 10, 2010 4:00 pm
Trouts2 -

The friction disk in my eclipse just went,  the rubber part has separated from the disk.

Do you know where you can get a replacement?  If not a Hahn brand disk (I see that Hahn parts are hard to come by), is there another brand that is interchangeable for the disk?

Thanks!!

junkbuzzard


Joined: Dec 26, 2010
Points: 1

Re: Snowblower innovation
Reply #16   Dec 26, 2010 9:21 pm
i have a hahn too and the photo here looks newer them mine , there is a trick to replacing the belt and when it runs i walks though snow 3 feet deep , mine needs a new bearing or bushing for the right side were the auger chain is, so if anyone can point me in the right direction for one , that would be great. thanks
trouts2




Location: Marlboro MA
Joined: Dec 8, 2007
Points: 1289

Re: Snowblower innovation
Reply #17   Dec 26, 2010 9:43 pm
If you are withing a reasonble driving distance of Marlboro, MA I know a place where you can order bearings.  Post if you are and I get the name.  Otherwise you can order from a bearing place on line.  If you don't have your part number post the factory number of your machine.  Someone or me also may have a manual which matches and can post your part number.  Sometimes you can get a google match and sometimes not.  Crapshoot.  Getting a bearing is usually not a problem.

Did you read post #13?  If your machine is different than the pictures then post your factory number.  DId you expand "all" for all posts?

beetlejuice, Sorry I missed the post, never saw it.  Some parts that match other machines or other appliction machines cross to Hann so availabe.  Whats your machine number?  Your probalby long gone.  If the friction disk wedges between two metal holders then you might be able to cut another makers friction disk and use it as a replacement.  I've never heard of that being done but think it would work.  Take yours to a dealer and ask him  to size it to the many he'll have in stock.  They are not expensive so giving it a try not much. 

OR

Look on Craigslist for parts machines.  They come up all the time and cheap.  Get two.  One in the garage for parts and the other in bed with you.  Everyone loves their Hann.  Never met a Hann owner who did not rave about his machine. 

steverealty


Joined: Feb 6, 2011
Points: 1

Re: Snowblower innovation
Reply #18   Feb 8, 2011 4:55 am
trouts2 wrote:
Answered Willy in email but for reference: The belt is slipped between the friction disk and it's drive plate. You may have to back off the clutch adjustment to get a bit more clearance.


I'd like the belt replacement info too if you still have it and any other info on this machine. Thanks!
trouts2




Location: Marlboro MA
Joined: Dec 8, 2007
Points: 1289

Re: Snowblower innovation
Reply #19   Feb 8, 2011 8:24 am
steverealty,

    It foils many that the belt can't be slipped out and what you snipped is the way.   I got that from doing it on a Hahn and don't have any manuals or other info.   I've nver been able to locate a Hahn owners or parts manual.

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