Who made Baycrest Snowblowers?

captain_jonMarch 6, 2008

I have a 30 year old snowblower which was originally sold by The Bay (in Canada) - I am trying to find out who made the machine so that I can source some replacement parts.

If it helps it is a Baycrest snowblower; Model # HB826

It has an 8 HP Briggs & Stratton engine. Does anyone know who made these back in the late 1970's??

Thanks

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bill_kapaun

Using Google, it appears it may have been made by Noma, another defunct company. I can't remember who bought them up. I think it was either AYP or MTD.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2008 at 7:00PM
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canguy(British Columbia)

You are right, it was Noma, the Christmas tree light people. The OPE division was bought by Murray who were in turn taken over by Briggs and Stratton after filing for bankruptcy.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2008 at 11:26PM
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captain_jon

Thanks for the info...

I sent an email to Briggs & Stratton asking if they can help with the seach for parts info.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2008 at 11:31AM
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bill_kapaun

You can go to the Briggs site and download parts & operator manual for the engine. That's the "easy" part of the battle.

http://www.briggsandstratton.com/maint_repair/manual_and_more/

Here is a link that might be useful: Click here

    Bookmark   March 7, 2008 at 5:23PM
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canguy(British Columbia)

Good luck, Briggs is not supporting Murray product over 7 years old. The good news is that it is a simple machine and other brand parts can often be made to fit.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2008 at 12:29AM
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captain_jon

Thanks for the link however the B&S site doesn't find the Baycrest model # HB826, so I can't get the parts list there.

I did get a prompt reply to my email from B&S. The 'Murray Support Representative' gave me the part numbers for the auger and traction belt numbers and said that she would send me the parts manual.

I also found a site with a pdf file that cross references old Murray parts and new B&S parts (see below) so hopefully armed with the parts list I can find what I need...

http://www.uni-power.co.uk/pricefiles/pdf/murray_to_briggs_parts_cross_reference_2006.pdf

    Bookmark   March 9, 2008 at 12:00PM
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bill_kapaun

"Thanks for the link however the B&S site doesn't find the Baycrest model # HB826, so I can't get the parts list there."

That's why I said-
"You can go to the Briggs site and download parts & operator manual for the ENGINE. That's the "easy" part of the battle"!

    Bookmark   March 9, 2008 at 4:57PM
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jake28

Hey Captain Jon, I have the same snowblower and need a new bearing for the shaft that drives the auger. It's mounted to the rear of the front casing right in front of the drive pulley. Any chance you could give me the part number? Also, does the bearing and it's housing come as one part or two? Appreciate any help you can give me.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2009 at 10:09AM
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randy001

I realize that this thread is old however I was hoping that someone could update me as to what was found re: manuals for the Baycrest HB826D. I have one from '78 that hasn't been used for the past several years and I would like to overhaul it or at least the engine.
Thanks!

    Bookmark   June 10, 2010 at 10:35AM
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