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#1 Titus OFFLINE  

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Posted February 27, 2013 - 10:27 AM

This came up for sale locally and he wants very little for it. Doesn't run and he said needs a battery and likely to be rewired due to mice. Said the engine turns over by hand.

 

Any dos or don'ts I should be looking out for with this model? I haven't owned an Ariens before.

 

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Posted February 27, 2013 - 10:27 AM

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Posted February 27, 2013 - 10:38 AM

Is it a hydro or geared model? Not anything in particular comes to mind. Just condition and and whether there is any parts missing...

 

Woa, that one is pretty nice. S-8 is the smallest model, more of a lawn mower than anything. The snowblowers for these do a good job, but I'm not sure how the 8 hp would do.

 

IMO, you're looking at a very sturdy LT.



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Posted February 27, 2013 - 10:39 AM

I am thinking that it might be from the YT series and not the S  series. It appears to be a vertical engine while the S would have a horizontal shaft. I haven't heard much about this one. I think it is belt drive back to the hydro. More of a LT than a Gt size.

 

 

I need to correct myself. I did find reference to a S-8 made by New Holland and Ariens. With a vertical shaft drive, possibly a Briggs 8 horse. This would most likely take it to mid 70s or earlier for when it was made.


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Posted February 27, 2013 - 10:39 AM

Looks like a nice LT. Ariens built good quality GTs. If its real cheap you may want to get it, fix it up and use it for swapping material with someone that has a dead GT. Good Luck, Rick


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