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#1 princered72 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 06, 2016 - 08:27 PM

I purchased the tractor and 40inch snowblower model 834009 for my father.  It came with wheel weights, chains, weight box and even a large mower.

 

1.  I am having trouble getting the snowblower attached.  I seem to be missing the lift links and rods.  I managed to get Ariens to send me some drawings of the pieces but they did not have dimensions on.  I downloaded the manuals for it from the Ariens site also.  Anybody have any lift links they could measure for me?

 

2.  the manuals calls for 2 pivot rods, part # 34247, to attach the snowblower to the frame. I have to take a number of brackets off the blower to install the top rod as it will not go past the lift arms on the blower.  Seems like it should be a pin of some sort.  The lift arms are installed correctly based upon the manual.

 

3. The manual calls for the installation of a brake rod, part # 34239, to stop the auger.  The rod I have does not seem to fit.  It appears to be too long even after adjusting the nut all the way back.  Waiting for a response from Ariens.  Does anyone have one they can measure?  I can make a shorter one.

 

4,  Any tips on installing this to the tractor?  It seems to me this would be something you install and leave on until the very end of the season

 

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Posted January 06, 2016 - 10:17 PM

Welcome to GTtalk!
I am not familiar with the Ht series. It has a different hookup than what S series does. I will have to check the manual a bit for an answer. Is there any way a link could have gotten switched with the mower deck?

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Posted January 07, 2016 - 06:43 AM

Could you get any pics of the blower mounts and the pieces in question?

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Posted January 07, 2016 - 10:47 AM

Welcome to GTT. Have you checked in our Manuals Section? Good Luck, Rick



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Posted January 08, 2016 - 09:22 AM

The tractor is a 934 series.  I did attach a manual for the blower I downloaded from the Ariens site but I have not checked the manuals section on this site as yet.  I also downloaded a manual for the tractor from Ariens site but not really helpful.

 

I will try to get some pictures of what I am referring to with this snowblower and tractor.

 

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Posted January 08, 2016 - 11:53 PM

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These list arms what your referring to?

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Posted January 09, 2016 - 12:49 AM

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These list arms what your referring to?

His blower has a subframe with different linkage than the 931 series.
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Posted January 09, 2016 - 08:32 PM

I have attached some pictures of the lift arms and where the lift clevis is to attach.  Also attached the picture of the Front support bracket and the pivot rod.  The lift clevis and lift rods I made but still need some work.  The rods are the correct length based on the drawing.  The clevis need to be milled more for the pins to slide.

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Posted January 14, 2016 - 08:38 PM

Well I managed to get the blower hooked up and it works.  Still can't seem to get the lift arms correct or get it to lift.  When I pull back on the lift arm the blower only raises about 1/2 to 1 inch.  It seems like it show come up higher than that.

From the pictures I posted previously it looks like the large lift brackets are hitting the steering arms in the front.  Brackets are on correct sides and do not appear to be bent.  I need to make some lift clevis as I finally got some drawings from Ariens with dimensions now and the slots I cut in the current ones are too long.



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Posted January 14, 2016 - 08:47 PM

Can you full in the slots with a weld? That is good that they got the dimensions for you.

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Posted January 15, 2016 - 09:09 AM

If you have room, you could put a bolt/nut in the end of the slot (to take up the excess at the end) and keep moving it back in the slot until you see where the length of the slot works best.


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Posted January 18, 2016 - 10:31 AM

Look for a lift selector. It could be in the rear attachment position.

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Posted January 20, 2016 - 07:24 AM

Well I got new brackets made from the drawings I got.  Still cannot get it to lift.  I was looking to see if there was some rear attachment position which I could not find.  The mower was installed on it when I first got the setup.  I took a picture of what I am thinking is the correct position for the lift rods to be inserted into the lift brackets of the tractor.  Only thing I can think of is the link, picture with my finger pointing, is too long and causing the lift arms and brackets to be too far forward and not allowing for enough movement. The other picture is the link not installed on the lift bracket.

 

Next step is to make a shorter bracket.

 

Manual is is not real clear on how to hook them up.  I also tried hooking the lift arms and the link together which seemed to work but only on the left side which is the side I took a picture of.  The right side it does not hook up.

 

Snow is coming this weekend and I want to play with this thing!  any help would be appreciated as the company is not really much help.

 

Thanks!

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