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mbrydgesdown


Joined: Feb 18, 2014
Points: 4

Parts search for an older John Deere 1032 snowblower
Original Message   Feb 18, 2014 6:46 pm
Hi Everyone,

I appreciate your help.

My husband and I have been coaxing along an older snow blower for sentimental reasons - it belonged to my late grandfather. He bought it when they moved off the farm, then passed away shortly after. It's been well maintained for the 15 years we've owned it. The problem is, now we need a part for it and our local John Deere dealership tells us the part is no longer available, and that they are unaware of any jobber who carries something that would work.

The part is a small bushing that the John Deere parts fellow was able to look up the number for with our serial number.

Can you direct me please to where I might find this part?

With thanks,
M
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RIT333


Joined: Jan 3, 2008
Points: 23

Re: Parts search for an older John Deere 1032 snowblower
Reply #1   Feb 18, 2014 7:09 pm
If you supply the part number, people may have an easier time helping you.

Often, bushing are generic in nature, and if you know the specifications of the bushing, you may be able to buy it locally at a hardware store, or maybe even Home Depot or Lowes.  Don't throw away the machine, "we" will get you the part !
mbrydgesdown


Joined: Feb 18, 2014
Points: 4

Re: Parts search for an older John Deere 1032 snowblower
Reply #2   Feb 20, 2014 2:37 pm
Thank you for your post. My husband is going to go to the John Deere dealership parts counter tomorrow to look at the online catalogue and ensure he obtains the right part number. I will pass it along as soon as I have it.

In the meantime, as Murphy's Law goes...it never stops snowing!

Grins,
M
mbrydgesdown


Joined: Feb 18, 2014
Points: 4

Re: Parts search for an older John Deere 1032 snowblower
Reply #3   Feb 27, 2014 3:48 pm
Well...an interesting turn of events. My husband sat down yesterday with the parts person at a local John Deere dealership and learned that in fact all of the parts we need are still available. Seems it may have been a mis-communication between him and the previous parts person he dealt with.

The challenge now is to try to assess how much money is not too much to put into the repairs for this 30 year old, well-cared for machine... The sprocket (another worn part he discovered) apparently only comes as a complete assembly for $219!

Thanks again,
M
grump


Joined: Jan 14, 2008
Points: 58

Re: Parts search for an older John Deere 1032 snowblower
Reply #4   Mar 1, 2014 7:31 am
Check Ebay for cannibalized parts....  it's a popular model there.

And if all you need is a bushing that comes as part of another component, maybe you can just get the bushing and fix up the component rather than replacing the component.
mbrydgesdown


Joined: Feb 18, 2014
Points: 4

Re: Parts search for an older John Deere 1032 snowblower
Reply #5   Mar 3, 2014 5:01 pm
Thank you! Your help is very much appreciated.

We'll see what we can find.

M
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