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