Ariens 920014 COMPACT 24 LE Specifications

920 Series
Sno-Thro®
Owner/Operator Manual
Manuel Du Propriétaire/Utilisateur
Models
920013 – Compact 22 LE
(SN 075000 +)
920014 – Compact 24 LE
(SN 075000 +)
920020 – Compact 24 LET
(SN 000101 +)
920021 – Compact 24 LE
(SN 000101 +)
E10
The use of any gasoline exceeding 10% ethanol (E10) or
10% MTBE will void the product warranty.
L’utilisation d’une essence contenant plus de 10% d’éthanol
(E10) ou de 10% de MTBE annulent la garantie.
ENGLISH
FRANÇAIS
04335600I 1/13
Printed in USA
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
SERVICE PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
CONTROLS and FEATURES . . . . . . . . 14
ACCESSORIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS . . . . . 28
WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
INTRODUCTION
NON-ENGLISH MANUALS
MANUALS
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languages available for your
equipment.
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MANUALES EN IDIOMAS
DIFERENTES DEL INGLES
Before operation of unit, carefully and
completely read your manuals. If used
improperly, this unit could be dangerous and
cause personal injury or property damage.
The contents will provide you with safety
instructions for the safe use of your unit
during normal operation and maintenance.
All reference to left, right, front, or rear are
given from operator standing in operation
position and facing the direction of forward
travel.
ENGINE MANUAL
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The engine on this unit is covered by a
separate manual specific to the engine. This
manual is included in the literature package
that shipped with the unit. Refer to this
manual for engine service recommendations.
If the engine manual is not available, contact
the engine manufacturer for a replacement
manual.
MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBERS
When ordering replacement parts or making
service inquiries, know the Model and Serial
numbers of your unit and engine.
Numbers are located on the product
registration form in the unit literature
package. They are printed on a serial number
label, located on the frame of your unit
(Figure 1).
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DISCLAIMER
Serial Number Label
Ariens reserves the right to discontinue,
make changes to, and add improvements
upon its products at any time without public
notice or obligation. The descriptions and
specifications contained in this manual were
in effect at printing. Equipment described
within this manual may be optional. Some
illustrations may not be applicable to your
unit.
DELIVERY
Customer Note: If you have purchased this
product without complete assembly and
instruction by your retailer, it is your
responsibility to:
1. Read and understand all assembly
instructions in this manual. If you do not
understand or have difficulty following
the instructions, contact your nearest
Ariens Dealer for assistance. Make sure
all assembly has been properly
completed.
NOTICE: To locate your nearest Ariens
Dealer, go to www.ariens.com on the Internet.
Figure 1
•
Record Unit Model and Serial
numbers here.
•
Record Engine Model and Serial
numbers here.
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
The Ariens dealer must register the product
at the time of purchase. Registering the
product will help the company process
warranty claims or contact you with the latest
service information. All claims meeting
requirements during the limited warranty
period will be honored, whether or not the
product registration card is returned. Keep a
proof of purchase if you do not register your
unit.
Customer Note: If the dealer does not
register your product, please fill out, sign, and
return the product registration card to Ariens
or go to www.ariens.com.
UNAUTHORIZED REPLACEMENT
PARTS
Use only Ariens replacement parts. The
replacement of any part on this vehicle with
anything other than an Ariens authorized
replacement part may adversely affect the
performance, durability, or safety of this unit
and may void the warranty. Ariens disclaims
liability for any claims or damages, whether
warranty, property damage, personal injury or
death arising out of the use of unauthorized
replacement parts. To locate your nearest
Ariens Dealer, go to www.ariens.com on the
internet.
EN - 3
WARNING: Improper assembly or
adjustments can cause serious
injury.
2. Understand all Safety Precautions
provided in the manuals.
3. Review control functions and operation
of the unit. Do not operate the Sno-Thro
unless all controls function as described
in this manual.
4. Review recommended lubrication,
maintenance and adjustments.
5. Review Limited Warranty Policy.
6. Fill out a Product Registration Card and
return the card to the Ariens Company or
go to www.ariens.com.
SAFETY
NOTATIONS
WARNING: To avoid injury to hands
and feet, always disengage clutches,
shut off engine, and wait for all
movement to stop before unclogging
or working on snow thrower.
Hand contact with the rotating
impeller is the most common cause of
injury associated with snow throwers.
Never use your hand to clean out the
discharge chute.
Keep hands and feet away from
auger and impeller.
SAFETY ALERTS
Look for these symbols to point
out important safety precautions.
They mean:
Attention!
NOTICE: General reference information for
proper operation and maintenance practices.
IMPORTANT: Specific procedures or
information required to prevent damage to
unit or attachment.
PRACTICES AND LAWS
Practice usual and customary safe working
precautions, for the benefit of yourself and
others. Understand and follow all safety
messages. Be alert to unsafe conditions and
the possibility of minor, moderate, or serious
injury or death. Learn applicable rules and
laws in your area. Always follow the practices
set forth in this manual.
REQUIRED OPERATOR
TRAINING
Original purchaser of this unit was instructed
by the seller on safe and proper operation. If
unit is to be used by someone other than
original purchaser; loaned, rented or sold,
ALWAYS provide this manual and any
needed safety training before operation.
Personal Safety Is
Involved!
Become Alert!
Obey The Message!
The safety alert symbols above and signal
words below are used on decals and in this
manual. Read and understand all safety
messages.
SAFETY DECALS AND
LOCATIONS
ALWAYS replace missing or damaged Safety
Decals. Refer to figure below for Safety Decal
locations.
DANGER: IMMINENTLY
HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If not
avoided, WILL RESULT in death or
serious injury.
1
WARNING: POTENTIALLY
HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If not
avoided, COULD RESULT in death or
serious injury.
CAUTION: POTENTIALLY
HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If not
avoided, MAY RESULT in minor or
moderate injury. It may also be used
to alert against unsafe practices.
2
3
08000519B
Figure 2
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1. DANGER!
2. DANGER!
Danger!
Danger!
ONLY use clean-out tool to
clear blockages. NEVER
use your hands.
ROTATING PARTS! ONLY
use clean-out tool to clear
blockages. NEVER use
your hands or feet. High
speed impeller rotates
below discharge
opening. Wait for all
moving parts to stop
before removing clogs or
servicing.
Never direct discharge
towards persons or
property that may be
injured or damaged by
thrown objects.
Keep people away from
unit while operating. Keep
children out of work area
and under watchful care of
a responsible adult.
3. DANGER!
Stop engine, remove key,
read manual before
making any repairs or
adjustments.
Danger!
ROTATING PARTS.
Keep clear of auger while
engine is running.
• Read Operator’s
Manual.
• Allow operation only by
properly trained adult,
never children.
• Stop engine and
remove ignition key
prior to leaving the
operator’s position for
any reason.
• Keep all controls,
guards and safety
devices properly
serviced and functional.
• Never direct discharge
towards persons or
property that may be
injured or damaged by
thrown objects.
Read Owner/Operator
Manual.
Wear appropriate hearing
protection.
EN - 5
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
This equipment and/or its engine may include
exhaust and evaporative emissions control
system components required to meet U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
and/or California Air Resources Board
(CARB) regulations. Tampering with emission
controls and components by unauthorized
personnel may result in severe fines or
penalties. Emission controls and components
can only be adjusted by an Ariens Company
dealer or an authorized engine
manufacturer's service center. Contact your
Ariens Company Equipment Retailer
concerning emission controls and component
questions.
SAFETY RULES
Read, understand, and follow all safety
practices in Owner/Operator Manual before
beginning assembly or operating. Failure to
follow instructions could result in personal
injury and/or damage to unit.
ALWAYS remove key and/or wire from spark
plug before assembly, maintenance or service.
Unintentional engine start up can cause death
or serious injury.
Complete a walk around inspection of unit and
work area to understand:
• Work area • Your unit • All safety decals
ALWAYS check overhead and side clearances
carefully before operation.
ALWAYS be aware of traffic when operating
along streets or curbs.
Keep children and people away. Keep children
out of work area and under watchful care of a
responsible adult.
NEVER allow children to operate or play on or
near unit. Be alert and shut off unit if children
enter area.
DO NOT allow adults to operate unit without
proper training. Only trained adults may
operate unit. Training includes actual
operation.
Keep area of operation clear of all toys, pets,
and debris. Thrown objects can cause injury.
Check for weak spots on docks, ramps or
floors. Avoid uneven work areas and rough
terrain. Stay alert for hidden hazards.
DO NOT operate near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments. Unit can suddenly turn over if a
wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an
edge caves in.
Falling snow, fog, etc. can reduce vision and
cause an accident. Operate unit only when
there is good visibility and light.
NEVER operate unit after or during the use of
medication, drugs or alcohol. Safe operation
requires your complete and unimpaired
attention at all times.
NEVER allow anyone to operate this unit when
their alertness or coordination is impaired.
DO NOT operate unit without wearing
adequate winter outer garments. Wear
adequate safety gear, including safety glasses
with side shields, and protective gloves. Wear
proper footwear to improve footing on slippery
surfaces.
DO NOT wear loose clothing or jewelry and tie
back hair that may get caught in rotating parts.
Protect eyes, face and head from objects that
may be thrown from unit. Wear appropriate
hearing protection.
Avoid sharp edges. Sharp edges can cut.
Moving parts can cut off fingers or a hand.
ALWAYS keep hands and feet away from all
rotating parts during operation. Rotating parts
can cut off body parts.
NEVER place your hands or any part of your
body or clothing inside or near any moving part
while unit is running.
ALWAYS keep hands away from all pinch
points.
DO NOT touch unit parts which might be hot
from operation. Allow parts to cool before
attempting to maintain, adjust or service.
Never direct discharge towards persons or
property that may be injured or damaged by
thrown objects. Use extreme caution on gravel
surfaces. Stay alert for hidden hazards or
traffic. Adjust skid shoes so Scraper Blade
does not contact gravel.
DO NOT throw snow any higher than
necessary.
Deflected materials can cause injury and
property damage.
Always stand clear of the discharge area when
operating this unit.
Fumes from engine exhaust can cause injury
or death. DO NOT run engine in an enclosed
area. Always provide good ventilation.
ALWAYS disengage attachment, stop unit and
engine, remove key and allow moving parts to
stop before leaving operator’s position.
ROTATING IMPELLER CAN CAUSE
SERIOUS INJURY. NEVER ATTEMPT TO
UNCLOG OR CLEAN UNIT WHILE ENGINE
IS RUNNING.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions in
the manual and on the machine before starting.
Understand:
• How to operate all controls.
• The functions of all controls.
• How to STOP in an emergency.
Before starting engine, disengage control(s).
Use only approved extension cords and
receptacles when starting units equipped with
electric starter. DO NOT connect electric
starter cord to any wiring system that is not a
three-wire grounded system.
ALWAYS allow unit and engine to adjust to
outdoor temperatures before clearing snow.
Always be sure of your footing, especially
when operating in reverse or leaving the
operator’s position. Walk, never run during
operation.
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DO NOT overload the machine capacity by
attempting to operate or to clear snow at too
fast a rate.
Slow down and turn corners slowly.
Do not operate in reverse unless absolutely
necessary. ALWAYS back up slowly. Always
look down and behind before and while
backing.
Disengage attachment drive when traveling
from one work area to another.
Abnormal Vibrations are a warning of trouble.
Striking a foreign object can damage unit.
Immediately stop unit and engine. Remove key
and wait for all moving parts to stop. Remove
wire from spark plug. Inspect unit and make
any necessary repairs before restart.
Before cleaning, removing clogs or making any
inspections, repairs, etc.: disengage clutch(es),
stop unit and engine, remove key, allow
moving parts to stop. Allow hot parts to cool.
Run unit a few minutes after clearing snow to
prevent freeze-up of attachment.
Disengage attachment when not in use.
Disengage all clutches before starting engine.
Adjust skid shoes to clear gravel or crushed
rock surfaces safely.
Never leave a running unit unattended.
ALWAYS shut off engine before leaving unit.
ALWAYS remove key to prevent unauthorized
use.
Never carry passengers.
Check clutch and brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required. All motion of
drive wheels and auger/impeller must stop
quickly when control levers are released.
DO NOT operate on steep slopes. DO NOT
clear snow across the face of slopes. Keep all
movement on slopes slow and gradual. DO
NOT make sudden changes in speed or
direction. Use a slow speed to avoid stops or
shifts on slopes. Avoid starting or stopping on a
slope.
DO NOT park unit on a slope unless absolutely
necessary. When parking on a slope always
block the wheels.
ALWAYS shut off engine, remove key, and
close fuel shut-off valve or drain fuel when
transporting unit on a truck or trailer.
Use extra care when loading or unloading unit
onto trailer or truck.
Secure unit chassis to transport vehicle.
NEVER secure from rods or linkages that could
be damaged.
DO NOT transport machine while engine is
running.
Keep unit free of ice or other debris. Clean up
oil or fuel spills.
This product is equipped with an internal
combustion type engine. DO NOT use unit on
or near any unimproved, forest-covered or
brush covered land unless exhaust system is
equipped with a spark arrester meeting
applicable local, state or federal laws. A spark
arrester, if it is used, must be maintained in
effective working order by operator.
Fuel is highly flammable and its vapors are
explosive. Handle with care. Use only an
approved gasoline container with an
appropriately sized dispensing spout.
NO smoking, NO sparks, NO flames. ALWAYS
allow engine to cool before servicing.
NEVER fill fuel tank when engine is running or
hot from operation.
NEVER fill or drain fuel tank indoors.
Replace fuel cap securely and clean up spilled
fuel.
Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a
truck or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always
place containers on the ground away from your
vehicle before filling.
When practical, remove gas-powered
equipment from the truck or trailer and refuel it
on the ground. If this is not possible, then refuel
such equipment on a trailer with a portable
container, rather than from a gasoline
dispenser nozzle.
Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the
fuel tank or container opening at all times until
fueling is complete. Do not use a nozzle lockopen device.
If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing
immediately.
Properly remove fuel before tipping unit up
onto housing, so no spills will occur.
Secure unit so it will not tip over during
maintenance.
ALWAYS keep protective structures, guards,
and panels in good repair, in place and
securely fastened. NEVER modify or remove
safety devices.
DO NOT change engine governor settings or
over-speed engine.
Fumes from engine exhaust can cause injury
or death. DO NOT run engine in an enclosed
area. Always provide good ventilation.
ALWAYS maintain unit in safe operating
condition. Damaged or worn out muffler can
cause fire or explosion.
Keep all hardware properly tightened. Check
shear bolts frequently.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction
labels, as necessary.
NEVER store unit with fuel in fuel tank, inside a
building where any ignition sources are present
such as hot water heaters, space heaters, or
clothes dryers. Allow the engine to cool before
storing in any enclosure.
Shut off fuel and allow engine to cool
completely before storing in closed area or
covering unit.
For extended storage, clean unit thoroughly.
See Engine Manual for proper storage.
Use only attachments or accessories designed
for your unit.
Check components frequently. If worn or
damaged, replace with manufacturer’s
recommended parts.
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ASSEMBLY
2
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
11
WARNING: Dropping or tipping over
boxed unit could result in personal
injury or damage to unit.
PACKAGE CONTENTS
3
PACKAGE CONTENTS
12
10
9
Check the contents of your package for the
parts listed below (Figure 3):
Item
Part No.
1
Qty Description
1.
N/A
1
Sno-Thro Unit
2.
07028500
2
3/8" x 3/4" Hex Head
Serrated Flange Bolt
The following parts are included as a part of
the Lower Handlebar:
3.
00597451
1
Lower Handlebar
4.
06221600
4
5/16" x 2-1/4" Round
Head Square Neck
Grade 5 Bolt
5.
07500005
4
Handlebar Spacer
6.
06435700
4
Flat Steel Washer
7.
06307400
4
Locking Washer
8.
06530200
4
5/16" Nyloc Nut
9.
N/A
1
Upper Handlebar
Assembly
10.
N/A
1
Discharge Chute
Assembly
11.
N/A
1
Chute Crank
Assembly
12.
N/A
1
Literature Pack
8
7
6
5
Figure 3
If any of the contents listed are missing
contact your local Ariens dealer. Use only
Ariens approved parts; unapproved parts
may void the unit warranty.
EN - 8
4
ASSEMBLY
Attach Upper Handlebar Assembly
Tools Required:
(Figures 5 and 6)
1. Attach upper handlebar assembly to
lower handlebar using two sets of the
handlebar hardware. One set to attach
each side of the handlebars (Figure 5).
IMPORTANT: DO NOT tighten hardware.
Allow upper handlebar assembly to hang
from the lower handlebars for the next step
(Figure 5).
•
•
•
•
Pliers
Open-End Wrenches: 3/8", 7/16", 1/2",
9/16" and/or Adjustable Wrench
Tire Gauge
Torque Wrench (Optional)
Unfold Lower Handlebar
(Figure 4)
1. Remove wheel pins from each side of
the unit and slide wheels away from
frame (Figure 4). Do not remove wheels
completely.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to block wheels or
secure unit so it does not move during
assembly.
.
7
6
5
4
2
3
.
1
1
1. Upper Handlebar Assembly
2. Lower Handlebar
3. 5/16" x 2-1/4" Round Head
Square Neck Grade 5 Bolt
4. Handlebar Spacer
5. Flat Steel Washer
6. Locking Washer
7. 5/16" Nyloc Nut
4
2
3
1.
2.
3.
4.
Lower Handlebar
Wheel Pin
Wheel
Mounting Hole
Figure 5
2. Hook spring end of attachment control
cable to the clutch arm (Figure 6).
3. Hook spring end of the traction control
cable to the cable eyelet on back of
frame (Figure 6).
Figure 4
2. Rotate lower handlebar out from unit so
lower handlebar mounting holes align
with mounting holes on the unit frame.
3. Secure lower handlebar to unit using two
3/8" x 3/4" hex head serrated flange
bolts (Figure 3, Item 2).
4. Tighten all four bolts to 25 – 42 lbf-ft
(33.9 – 56.9 N•m).
5. Slide both wheels back into place and
reinstall wheel pins (Figure 18).
.
3
4
2
1
1.
2.
3.
4.
Clutch Arm
Cable Eyelet
Attachment Control Cable
Traction Control Cable
Figure 6
EN - 9
Unfold Upper Handlebar Assembly
Connect Headlight Wire Harness
(Figure 7)
1. Rotate the handlebar into operating
position.
NOTICE: Be careful not to damage cable
spring hooks when rotating handlebar
upward.
(Figure 8)
NOTICE: The headlight wire harness comes
attached to the upper handlebar assembly.
1. Route the wire harness along the interior
of the right side handlebar.
2. Connect to the engine electrical plug.
.
1
2
5
4
3
1
5
3
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
4
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Shift Rod
Handlebar Hardware
Shift Rod Hardware
Upper Handlebar Assembly
Lower Handlebar
Figure 7
2
Wire Harness
Cable Tie
Cable Anchor
Engine Electrical Plug
Excess Wire Harness
Figure 8
2. Install the remaining handlebar
hardware attaching the upper handlebar
assembly to the lower handlebar
(Figure 5).
3. Tighten all hardware.
4. Remove packaging around shift rod.
5. Rotate shift rod into place and tighten
hardware.
6. Connect shift rod to speed selector arm
and adjust as specified in Speed
Selector Adjustment on page 30.
7. Adjust attachment control cable as
specified in Attachment Clutch/Brake
Adjustment on page 30.
8. Adjust traction control cable as specified
in Traction Drive Clutch Adjustment on
page 33.
3. Press cable anchor into mounting hole in
the frame near the engine electrical
plug.
4. Secure the wire harness to the
handlebars using the cable ties attached
to the wire harness.
5. Gather excess wire harness length and
fasten together with cable tie included in
literature pack.
Install Trigger Cable Assembly
(920020)
(Figure 9)
NOTICE: Trigger cable assembly comes
attached to the Sno-Thro unit.
1. Attach remote trigger cable assembly to
upper handlebar assembly using one
1/4" x 1-1/2" oval head machine screw
and one 1/4" locking washer.
EN - 10
2
2
3
1
4
1
3
1. Trigger Cable Assembly
2. Oval Head Machine Screw
3. Internal Locking Washer
Figure 9
INSTALL DISCHARGE CHUTE
AND DISCHARGE CHUTE CRANK
(Figures 10 and 11)
1. Grease underside of discharge chute
ring (if not already greased).
2. Remove mounting hardware from auger
housing.
3. Install discharge chute over opening in
the auger housing. Finger tighten the
mounting hardware removed in step 2.
NOTICE: Leave discharge chute pedestal
loose to help install the chute crank.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
5
Mounting Holes
Discharge Chute
Discharge Chute Ring
Chute Pedestal
Mounting Hardware
Figure 10
4. Remove gear cover from top of chute
pedestal.
5. Slide Chute Crank through the nylon
bushing in the support bracket under
control panel.
NOTICE: Be careful not to damage nylon
bushing when attaching crank to the control
panel.
6. Connect the chute crank to the pinion
gear on discharge chute with spring clip
pin.
7. Replace gear cover on top of chute
pedestal.
8. Orient the chute and pedestal to its most
vertical position and tighten pedestal
hardware to 14.8 – 31.0 lbf-ft (20 –
42 N•m).
EN - 11
.
2
1
4
3
5
6
1
3
1.
2.
3.
4.
Chute Crank
Support Bracket
Pinion Gear
Spring Clip Pin
Figure 11
OS8060
2
Install Remote Deflector Cable
(920014, 020, 021)
(Figures 12 and 13)
1. Pull rubber seal cap away from snap
fitting (Figure 12).
4
1. Mounting Hole
4. Hairpin
2. Snap Fitting
5. Bushing
3. Rubber Seal
6. Cable Eye
Cap
Figure 12
2. Install snap fitting into cable bracket’s
mounting hole located under the control
panel.
3. Position rubber seal cap over the top of
snap fitting.
4. Move deflector control lever to rear most
position.
5. Attach cable eye to pin on bottom of
deflector control lever.
NOTICE: Hold down chute deflector cap, if
needed, for more cable slack.
6. Secure cable eye to control lever with
bushing and hairpin.
7. Using the wire hook attached to the
deflector cable, hook cable to discharge
chute crank.
EN - 12
8. Install cable into clip on top of discharge
chute pedestal (Figure 13).
CAUTION: Avoid injury! Explosive
separation of tire and rim parts is
possible when they are serviced
incorrectly:
• Do not attempt to mount a tire
without the proper equipment
and experience to perform the
job.
• Do not inflate the tires above
the recommended pressure.
• Do not weld or heat a wheel
and tire assembly. Heat can
cause an increase in air
pressure resulting in an
explosion. Welding can
structurally weaken or deform
the wheel.
• Do not stand in front or over
the tire assembly when
inflating. Use a clip-on chuck
and extension hose long
enough to allow you to stand
to one side.
.
4
2
3
1
6
5
7
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Remote Deflector Cable
Remote Deflector Control
Cable Clip
Wire Cable Hook
Cable Mounting Bracket
Cable Support Bracket
Gear Cover
Check Track Tension
(920020)
Figure 13
9. Make sure deflector cable loops above
gear cover between cable clip and cable
support bracket (Figure 13).
10. Test controls to be sure deflector works
properly.
NOTICE: If deflector does not follow full
range of travel see Remote Discharge
Deflector Control Adjustment on page 29.
Check Function of Dual Handle
Interlock
Check tracking of unit and tension the tracks
as required (see Traction Tension Adjustment
on page 37).
Check Auger Gearcase Oil
Check oil level in auger gearcase (see Check
Auger Gearcase on page 24).
Check Engine Crankcase Oil
IMPORTANT: The engine may be shipped
with oil in crankcase. Refer to Engine Manual
for detailed instructions.
Without the engine running, press down
(engage) both clutch levers. Release
attachment clutch lever. Attachment clutch
should remain engaged until traction drive
clutch lever is released, then both clutches
must disengage. If they do not, contact your
Dealer for repairs.
Fill Engine Fuel Tank
Check Tire Pressure
(920013, 014, 021)
Run-in Attachment Belt
Fill fuel tank. DO NOT OVERFILL! See
FILLING FUEL TANK on page 20.
Check Function Of All Controls
Ensure unit runs and performs properly. Refer
to OPERATION on page 17.
1. Start unit in a well-ventilated area
according to Starting and Shut Off on
page 21.
2. Engage attachment clutch lever and run
attachment for about 15 minutes.
3. Stop unit, wait for all moving parts to
stop, and remove spark plug wire.
4. Adjust clutch idler according to
Attachment Clutch/Brake Adjustment on
page 30.
5. Adjust belt finger, if necessary. See
Check Belt Finger Clearance on
page 32.
Check tire pressure and adjust to the
pressure listed on tire sidewall.
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
920013
3
1
2
16
20
3
4
18
2
1
17
4
5
19
6
7
16
12
17
9
15
14
10
8
920014
920021
13
1. Attachment Clutch Lever
2. Speed Selector
3. Traction Drive Clutch Lever
4. Discharge Chute Crank
5. Muffler Guard
6. Remote Discharge Chute Deflector
(920014, 021)
7. Discharge Chute
8. Impeller
9. Auger
10. Scraper Blade
11. Auger Gearcase
11
Figure 14
12. Clean-out Tool
13. Skid Shoe(s)
14. Axle Lock Pin
15. Belt Cover
16. Handlebar
17. Headlight
18. Remote Deflector Control (920014, 021)
19. Remote Chute Deflector Cable
(920014, 021)
20. Manual Discharge Chute Deflector
(920013)
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920020
3
17
1
2
4
5
18
6
19
7
15
12
16
14
9
10
8
11
13
Figure 15
1. Attachment Clutch Lever
2. Speed Selector
3. Traction Drive Clutch Lever
4. Discharge Chute Crank
5. Muffler Guard
6. Remote Discharge Chute Deflector
7. Discharge Chute
8. Impeller
9. Auger
10. Scraper Blade
11. Auger Gearcase
12. Clean-out Tool
13. Skid Shoe(s)
14. Belt Cover
15. Handlebar
16. Headlight
17. Remote Deflector Control
18. Remote Chute Deflector Cable
19. Height Adjust Trigger
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920014, 020 – Briggs & Stratton
920013, 021 – Ariens
2
1
1
2
5
5
10
4
8
1
4
7
7
4
1
3
9
6
11
3
9
8
Figure 16
1. Gas Tank and Cap
2. Oil Fill and Dipstick
3. Fuel Shut-off Valve
4. Recoil Starter Handle
5. Electric Starter
6. Throttle (920014, 020)
7. Choke
8. Ignition Switch
9. Primer Bulb
10. Oil Drain Plug
11. Engine Shut Off Switch (920013, 021)
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10
OPERATION
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
WARNING: To avoid injury to hands
and feet, always disengage clutches,
shut off engine, and wait for all
movement to stop before unclogging
or working on snow thrower.
Keep hands and feet away from
auger and impeller.
IMPORTANT: If the belt squeals continuously
when the attachment clutch lever is engaged,
the impeller may be frozen in the auger
housing. Immediately release the attachment
clutch lever and move the unit into a heated
area to thaw.
NOTICE: If belt squeals continuously when
impeller turns freely, see Attachment
Clutch/Brake Adjustment on page 30.
Ignition Switch
(Push/Pull Safety Key) (920013, 021)
2
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
See Figures 14, 15 and 16 for all Controls
and Features locations.
1
Dual Handle Interlock
When Attachment Clutch and then Traction
Drive Clutch are engaged, the Attachment
Clutch will remain engaged (lever down) if
released. To stop attachment, release
Traction Drive Clutch and both clutches will
disengage.
Ignition Switch (920014, 020)
Operate the ignition switch with
the removable key. To start the
engine, turn the key to Start. To
stop the engine, turn the key to
Off.
Traction Drive Clutch –
Left Hand Lever
Squeeze the Traction
Drive Clutch Lever
against the Handlebar (1)
to engage wheel drive for
propelling unit. Forward
speed will vary according
1
to snow depth and
moisture content.
Release lever (2) to stop
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movement.
NOTICE: When traveling to or from the area
to be cleared, press down on the handlebars
enough to raise the front of the unit slightly off
the surface. Engage the traction drive clutch
without engaging the attachment clutch.
2
Attachment Clutch –
Right Hand Lever
2
1
Key Switch has two
positions:
1. “Stop” – pulled out
2. "Run" – pushed in
NOTICE: DO NOT twist
key after it is inserted.
Squeeze Attachment
Clutch Lever against
handlebar (1) to
engage attachment.
Release both clutch
levers (2) to disengage
power and apply brake
to attachment.
Primer Bulb
Pushing the primer bulb in adds fuel for
easier engine start. Refer to Starting and Shut
Off on page 21.
920013, 021
920014, 020
Speed Selector
Position the Speed Selector in the
appropriate speed notch to control forward
and reverse travel.
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6
1
1
2
Throttle (920014, 020)
Forward:
(6) Fastest
(1) Slowest
The throttle controls the engine speed. To
increase or decrease the engine speed,
adjust to:
1. Fast (normal or warm starts)
2. Part-Throttle
3. Slow (cold weather starts)
Reverse:
(1) Slow
(2) Fast
1
IMPORTANT: DO NOT change motion from
forward to reverse with clutch engaged.
Forward speed can be changed without
declutching.
Fuel Shut-Off Valve
IMPORTANT: The fuel shut-off valve MUST
be in the closed position prior to transporting
the unit.
The fuel shut-off valve has two positions:
Open (1): Use this position to run the unit.
Closed (2): Use this position to service,
transport, or store the unit.
920014, 020
920013, 021
2
3
Electric Starter
The electric starter will start a properly
choked and cranked engine when the starter
button is pushed. Refer to Starting and Shut
Off on page 21.
Recoil Starter Handle
When pulled, recoil starter handle will turn
engine over.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT let recoil starter
handle snap back against starter.
See Starting and Shut Off on page 21.
Snow Clean-Out Tool
(Figure 17)
1
OFF
WARNING: Hand contact with the
rotating impeller is the most common
cause of injury associated with snow
throwers. Never use your hand to
clean out the discharge chute.
2
1
ON
2
1
Choke Control
1. Choke Closed position: chokes off air to
engine for easier start.
2. Choke Open position: allows for normal
operation.
IMPORTANT: Gradually open choke after
engine starts.
920013, 021
1
2
RUN
START
1. Snow Clean-Out Tool
920014, 020
1
Figure 17
2
To clear the discharge chute:
1. Shut off engine, remove key, disconnect
spark plug wire from spark plug.
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2. Wait for impeller blades to stop rotating
completely.
3. Remove the snow clean-out tool (1) from
the auger housing and use it to remove
the clog from the discharge chute.
4. Replace the snow clean-out tool on the
auger housing.
5. Reconnect spark plug wire, and restart
engine.
Axle Lock Pin (920013, 014, 021)
(Figure 18)
Use the axle lock pin to lock or unlock the
right or left wheel. Lock both wheels to
increase traction; unlock one wheel to allow
for easier turning of the unit.
NOTICE: Unit will not drive with both wheels
unlocked.
Manual Discharge Chute Deflector
(920013)
Wheel Unlocked
ALWAYS position discharge chute deflector
at a safe angle before starting engine.
DO NOT throw snow any higher than
necessary.
Push deflector handle forward or down to
throw snow lower. Pull deflector handle up or
to the rear to throw snow higher.
IMPORTANT: If Chute Deflector does not
stay in set position, adjust as directed in
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS on page 28,
or repair before operation.
1
Wheel Locked
Remote Discharge Chute
Deflector Control (920014, 020, 021)
ALWAYS position discharge chute deflector
at a safe angle before starting engine.
DO NOT throw snow any higher than
necessary.
Place deflector remote in a forward notch to
throw snow lower. Place deflector remote in a
rearward notch to throw snow higher.
IMPORTANT: If Chute Deflector does not
stay in set position, adjust as directed in
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS on page 28,
or repair before operation.
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1. Axle Lock Pin
Figure 18
Discharge Chute
Discharge chute rotates 205°.
ALWAYS position discharge chute in safe
direction and angle, away from operator and
bystanders, before starting engine.
Discharge Chute Crank
IMPORTANT: If chute does not stay in set
position, adjust as directed in SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS on page 28, or repair before
operation.
Rotate the chute with the discharge chute
crank handle.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT force frozen chute
controls. If frozen, take to warm place until
controls are free.
Track Angle
(920020)
The track angle can be adjusted to position
the auger housing for level clearing, deep
cutting, or transport.
1. Squeeze the handlebar trigger and
press down on the handlebars to move
the auger housing into an up position.
Release the trigger to hold the position.
2. Squeeze the handlebar and lift up on the
handlebars to move the auger housing
into a down position. Release the trigger
to hold the position.
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FILLING FUEL TANK
Normal
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
GASOLINE
The scraper blade allows the back of the
housing to keep better contact with the
surface being cleared. It also prevents
damage to the housing from wear.
IMPORTANT: ALWAYS use gasoline that
meets the following guidelines:
• Clean, fresh gasoline.
• A minimum of 87 octane/87 AKI (91
RON). High altitude use may require a
different octane. Consult your engine
manual.
• Gasoline with up to 10% ethanol
(gasohol) or up to 10% MTBE (methyl
tertiary butyl ether) is acceptable.
• Use of any gasoline other than those
approved above will void the engine
warranty. If the pumps are not marked
for the content of alcohol or ethers,
check ethanol and MTBE levels with
the fuel supplier.
• Do not modify the fuel system to use
different fuels.
• Never mix oil and gasoline.
NOTICE: All gasoline is not the same. If the
engine experiences starting or performance
problems after using a new gasoline, switch
to a different fuel provider or fuel brand.
IMPORTANT: Excessively oxygenated or
reformulated fuels (fuels blended with
alcohols or ethers) can damage the fuel
system or cause performance problems. If
any undesirable operating problems occur,
use a gasoline with a lower percentage of
alcohol or ether.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT allow Scraper Blade
to wear too far or Auger/Impeller housing will
become damaged.
Add Fuel Stabilizer to
Extend Fuel Storage Life
Skid Shoes
IMPORTANT: Fuel stabilizer is recommended
for extended storage. See Fuel System on
page 38.
Up Position
(Transport)
Down Position
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Figure 19
Scraper Blade
The skid shoes control the distance between
the scraper blade and the ground. Adjust skid
shoes equally to keep blade level with the
ground. Refer to Pre-Start on page 21 for
recommended settings.
Add fuel to fuel tank:
1. ALWAYS place unit in open or wellventilated area.
2. Stop engine and allow to cool.
3. Clean Fuel Cap and surrounding area to
prevent dirt from entering Fuel Tank.
4. Remove fuel cap.
IMPORTANT: Refer to Engine Manual for
correct type and grade of fuel.
5. Fill fuel tank to the bottom of filler neck.
See SPECIFICATIONS on page 41 for
fuel tank capacity.
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IMPORTANT: DO NOT OVERFILL! This
equipment and/or its engine may include
evaporative emissions control system
components, required to meet EPA and/or
CARB regulations, that will only function
properly when the fuel tank has been filled to
the recommended level. Overfilling may
cause permanent damage to evaporative
emissions control system components. Filling
to the recommended level ensures a vapor
gap required to allow for fuel expansion. Pay
close attention while filling the fuel tank to
ensure that the recommended fuel level
inside the tank is not exceeded. Use a
portable gasoline container with an
appropriately sized dispensing spout when
filling the tank. Do not use a funnel or other
device that obstructs the view of the tank
filling process.
6. Replace fuel cap and tighten.
7. ALWAYS clean up spilled fuel.
PRE-START
1. Frozen Impeller
IMPORTANT: Before starting engine, check
impeller to be sure it is not frozen.
To check impeller:
1. With ignition key switch in “Stop”
position, squeeze Attachment Clutch
Lever to Engaged position.
2. Pull Recoil Starter Handle.
3. If Impeller is frozen, (cannot pull Recoil
Starter Handle) move unit to a heated
area and thaw to prevent possible
damage.
2. Check Function of Clutches
If clutches do not engage or disengage
properly, adjust or repair before operation. See Attachment Clutch/Brake
Adjustment on page 30 and Traction
Drive Clutch Adjustment on page 33.
3. Check Dual Handle Interlock
Without the engine running, press down
(engage) both clutch levers. Release
attachment clutch lever. Attachment
clutch should remain engaged until traction drive clutch lever is released, then
both clutches must disengage.
If clutches do not engage or disengage
properly, adjust or repair before operation. See Attachment Clutch/Brake
Adjustment on page 30 and Traction
Drive Clutch Adjustment on page 33.
4. Check Axle Lock Pins
(920013, 014, 021)
Use the axle lock pins to lock or unlock
the wheels. Lock both wheels to
increase traction; unlock one wheel to
allow for easier turning of the unit.
5. Check Skid Shoes
Check and adjust skid shoes (see Skid
Shoes on page 28). Allow 1/8" (3 mm)
between scraper blade and hard,
smooth surface(s). Allow 7/8" (22 mm)
between scraper blade and uneven or
gravel surfaces.
6. Check Engine Fuel &
Crankcase Oil
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
Check and add fuel if required. Check
that the engine crankcase oil is full using
dipstick. Refer to Engine Manual for
detailed instructions.
TO STOP IN AN EMERGENCY
Immediately release both clutch levers to
stop unit in an emergency. Stop engine,
remove key and wait for all rotating parts to
stop before leaving operator’s position.
STARTING AND SHUT OFF
WARNING: FAILURE TO FOLLOW
INSTRUCTIONS could result in
personal injury and/or damage to
unit. DO NOT attempt to start your
unit at this time. Read entire
Owner/Operator Manual and the
Engine Manual first.
IMPORTANT: Allow unit and engine to adjust
to the outdoor temperature before clearing
snow. Before shut-off, run the attachment a
few minutes to prevent impeller freeze-up.
NOTICE: Try out each control without the
engine running to see how it works and what
it does.
Manual Start
1. Turn discharge chute straight ahead.
2. Make sure that the attachment clutch
and traction drive clutch levers are fully
disengaged.
3. Push Primer Bulb 2 or 3 times for cold
engine.
NOTICE: When temperature is below -15° F
(-26° C) additional priming may be needed.
4. If engine is cold, apply choke. See
Engine Manual for detailed instructions.
NOTICE: A warm engine requires less
choking than a cold engine.
5. 920014, 020 – Set throttle to proper
starting position.
920013, 021 – Toggle ignition switch to
"Run".
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6. 920014, 020 – Insert key into ignition
switch on engine and rotate into "Run"
position.
920013, 021 – Insert key into ignition
switch on engine and push into "Run"
position. DO NOT twist key after it is
inserted.
7. Grasp recoil starter handle and pull rope
out slowly until it pulls harder. Let rope
rewind slowly.
8. Pull rope with a rapid continuous full arm
stroke. Let rope rewind slowly.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT let Recoil Starter
Handle snap against Starter.
9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 until engine starts.
(If engine does not start, refer to
TROUBLESHOOTING on page 39.)
10. Adjust choke as needed.
11. 920014, 020 – Set throttle to Part
Throttle or Slow position for adaptation
to outside temperature or travel. Set
throttle to Fast position for normal
operation.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT operate starter more
than 15 seconds per minute, as overheating
and damage can occur. (If engine does not
start, refer to TROUBLESHOOTING on
page 39.)
10. Adjust choke as needed.
11. Disconnect power cord from outlet, then
starter.
12. 920014, 020 – Set throttle to Part
Throttle or Slow position for adaptation
to outside temperature or travel. Set
throttle to Fast position for normal
operation.
Shut Off
1. Release Traction Drive Clutch Lever and
allow unit to come to a complete stop.
2. Run Impeller a few minutes after use to
prevent freeze-up of Impeller.
3. Release Attachment Clutch Lever and
wait for all moving parts to come to a
complete stop.
4. Toggle or rotate ignition switch to "Stop"
position.
5. Remove key.
Electric Start (120V)
1. Connect extension cord to starter.
IMPORTANT: Prevent damage to unit. Know
voltage of your starter and only use matching
outlets.
2. Plug extension cord into 120V 3-wire,
grounded outlet.
IMPORTANT: Use an extension cord that is
capable of handling current requirements.
Cord should be rated for a minimum of
13 amps, grounded, UL listed, CSA certified
and labeled as suitable for outdoor use.
3. Turn discharge chute straight ahead.
4. Make sure that the attachment clutch
and traction drive clutch levers are fully
disengaged.
5. Push Primer Bulb 2 or 3 times for cold
engine.
NOTICE: When temperature is below -15° F
(-26° C) additional priming may be needed.
6. If engine is cold, apply choke. See
Engine Manual for detailed instructions.
NOTICE: A warm engine requires less
choking than a cold engine.
7. 920014, 020 – Set throttle to proper
starting position.
920013, 021 – Toggle ignition switch to
"Run".
8. 920014, 020 – Insert key into ignition
switch on engine and rotate into "Run"
position.
920013, 021 – Insert key into ignition
switch on engine and push into "Run"
position. DO NOT twist key after it is
inserted.
9. Press starter button on engine until
engine starts.
SNOW REMOVAL
IMPORTANT: Allow unit and engine to adjust
to the outdoor temperature before clearing
snow.
NOTICE: Attachment clutch should be
engaged before traction drive clutch when
throwing snow.
1. Select Speed Control position and
direction.
2. Engage Attachment Clutch – Right Hand
Lever.
3. Engage Traction Drive Clutch – Left
Hand Lever.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT overload unit capacity
by attempting to clear snow at too fast a rate.
Use slow speed to clear deep or hard packed
snow.
Tips for Operation
Snow is best removed as soon as possible
after snow fall.
To clear an area, run unit in an overlapping
series of paths. For large areas, start in the
middle and throw snow to each side, so snow
is not cleared more than once.
ALWAYS direct snow away from area to be
cleared and with direction of the wind.
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TRAVELING
TRANSPORT
To travel from one work area to another:
1. 920013, 014, 021 – Press down on
handlebars enough to raise front of unit
slightly off surface.
920020 – Place the unit in the Up
(Transport) position (see Track Angle on
page 19).
2. Engage traction drive clutch without
engaging attachment clutch.
ALWAYS shut off engine, remove key, and
close fuel shut-off valve when transporting
unit on a truck or trailer.
Use extra care when loading or unloading
unit onto trailer or truck.
Secure unit chassis to transport vehicle.
NEVER secure from rods or linkages that
could be damaged.
DO NOT transport machine while engine is
running.
MAINTENANCE
Ariens Dealers will provide any service or
adjustments which may be required to keep
your unit operating at peak efficiency. Should
engine service be required, contact an Ariens
dealer or an authorized engine
manufacturer's service center.
Service Position
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
SERVICE POSITION
(Figure 20)
WARNING: Before tipping unit up
onto housing, close fuel shut-off
valve, and drain fuel tank and fuel
system so no spills will occur (see
engine manual for complete
instructions). Ensure unit is secure
and will not tip over during
maintenance.
Place unit on a flat level surface. Tip unit
forward onto front of auger housing for
service. Ensure unit is secure and will not tip
over. Strap and clamp onto bench if needed.
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Figure 20
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
CHECK CLUTCH OPERATION
The chart below shows the recommended
maintenance schedule that should be
performed on a regular basis. More frequent
service may be required.
Auger / impeller must stop within 5 seconds
when attachment clutch lever is released.
Wheels must stop quickly when traction drive
clutch lever is released.
If clutches do not engage or disengage
properly, adjust or repair before operation.
See Attachment Clutch/Brake Adjustment on
page 30 and Traction Drive Clutch
Adjustment on page 33.
Check
Fasteners
•
Check Clutch
Operation
•
Check Clutch
Cable
Adjustments
Clean Engine
Check Engine
Oil
Yearly
•
Every
25 hrs.
Check Dual
Handle
Interlock
Every
5 hrs.
Service
Performed
Each
Use
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
CHECK CLUTCH CABLE
ADJUSTMENT
Make sure the attachment clutch and traction
drive clutch are adjusted as specified in
Attachment Clutch/Brake Adjustment on
page 30 and Traction Drive Clutch
Adjustment on page 33.
*
•
CLEAN ENGINE
Refer to Engine Manual for detailed
instructions.
•
CHECK ENGINE OIL
•
The engine crankcase oil should be checked
every 5 hours of operation. Oil level MUST be
maintained in safe operating range on
dipstick at all times or engine damage will
result (See Engine Manual).
Park unit on a level surface. Refer to Engine
Manual for detailed instructions.
Change
Engine Oil**
Check Tire
Pressure
•
Check Track
Tension
•
CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Check Auger
Gearcase
•
•
General
Lubrication
•
•
Refer to Engine Manual for detailed
instructions.
NOTICE: Run engine just prior to changing
oil. Warm oil will flow more freely and carry
away more contaminants.
*After first five hours of operation.
** Refer to Engine Manual for detailed
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
(920013, 014, 021)
instructions.
Keep tires at pressure listed on the tire
sidewall. See Check Tire Pressure on
page 13.
CHECK DUAL HANDLE
INTERLOCK
CHECK AUGER GEARCASE
Without the engine running, press down
(engage) both clutch levers. Release
attachment clutch lever. Attachment clutch
should remain engaged until traction drive
clutch lever is released, then both clutches
must disengage.
(Figure 21)
CHECK FASTENERS
Make sure all hardware is tightened properly.
IMPORTANT: Proper oil level must be
maintained.
Gear cases are filled to the correct level at
the factory. Unless there is evidence of
leakage, no additional lubricant should be
required. Check oil level each season or
every 25 hours of operation.
IMPORTANT: Be sure unit is resting on a
level surface before checking lubricant levels.
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To ensure adequate lubricant level:
1. Remove oil fill plug and seal washer
(Figure 21). Lubricant must be 1.63 –
1.88" (4.14 – 4.78 cm) from the flat
surface of the gear case cover.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT remove the gear case
cover.
2. Check oil level with suitable dipstick
device. Add lubricant if required.
NOTICE: Inspect seal washer for wear or
rubber deterioration and replace as needed.
IMPORTANT: Use only Ariens L3 synthetic
severe duty gear lube (Part Number
00068800). Use of other lubricants will void
unit warranty.
3. Reinstall oil fill plug and seal washer to
80 lbf – in. (9 N•m).
IMPORTANT: DO NOT OVER-TORQUE!
Note that measurements are in pound force
inches (lbf – in) and NOT pound force
foot (lbf – ft).
IMPORTANT: Be sure to install seal washer
with rubber side down (Figure 21).
IMPORTANT: Improper torquing, omission of
seal washer, or incorrect installation of seal
washer will void unit warranty.
2
3
BOTTOM COVER REMOVAL
(920013, 014, 021)
1. Remove the six screws that attach the
bottom cover (4) to the frame and
remove the bottom cover.
2. Reinstall cover to the frame using six
screws.
(920020)
(Figure 22)
1. Place the unit into the service position.
2. Remove the three top-lock flange nuts
(1) that hold the height adjuster plate (2)
to the height adjuster bracket.
3. Remove the height adjuster plate (2)
and the three spacers on the carriage
bolts. The height adjuster stop (3)
should now only be attached to the rear
axle.
4. Slide the height adjuster stop to the right
and rotate away from frame to make
room for the removal of the bottom
cover.
NOTICE: Track carriage can rotate freely
without the height adjuster stop attached to
the height adjuster bracket. BE CAREFUL to
keep fingers and hands out of pinch points.
5. Remove six screws that attach the
bottom cover (4) to the frame and
remove the bottom cover.
6. Rotate the track carriage as needed to
remove bottom cover.
7. Reverse steps 6 – 1 to install the bottom
cover.
2
1
1
1. Auger Gearcase
2. Oil Fill Plug
3. Seal Washer
Figure 21
3
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4
5
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Top-Lock Flange Nut
Height Adjuster Plate
Height Adjuster Stop
Bottom Cover
Rear Axle
Figure 22
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GENERAL LUBRICATION
Sno-Thro should be lubricated at beginning of
season or every 25 operating hours.
(Figures 23 and 24)
IMPORTANT: Wipe each fitting clean before
and after lubrication.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT allow grease or oil to
get on friction disc, friction plate or belts.
NOTICE: Apply Ariens Hi-Temp Grease or
equivalent to the lubrication fittings. See
SERVICE PARTS on page 38.
Auger Shaft
NOTICE: To grease auger shaft, remove
shear bolt nuts and shear bolts. Apply grease
at the grease zerks and then turn the auger
assemblies on the auger shaft. Replace
shear bolts per instructions in Shear Bolts on
page 28.
920013, 014, 021
Grease
Oil
2x
Figure 23
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920020
Grease
Oil
2x
Figure 24
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
SHEAR BOLTS
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
(Figure 26)
SCRAPER BLADE
IMPORTANT: Damage to housing will result if
blade wears down too far.
Scraper blade is adjustable to compensate
for wear.
To adjust scraper blade:
1. Tip unit back onto handlebar, support
housing and loosen nuts retaining blade.
2. Lower scraper blade to compensate for
wear then tighten nuts.
3. Adjust skid shoes.
IMPORTANT: ALWAYS adjust skid shoes
after adjusting scraper blade to prevent
premature wear to scraper blade or damage
to housing.
IMPORTANT: Use only Ariens OEM shear
bolts for replacement. Use of any other type
of shear bolt may result in severe damage to
unit and may void the warranty.
Occasionally a foreign object may enter the
auger/impeller housing and jam the auger,
breaking shear bolts which secure the auger
to the shaft. This allows auger to turn freely
on the shaft which may help prevent damage
to gear case and its components.
SKID SHOES
(Figure 25)
IMPORTANT: Skid shoes should be adjusted
as conditions require. Allow 1/8" (3 mm)
between scraper blade and hard smooth
surfaces. Allow 7/8" (22 mm) between
scraper blade and uneven or gravel surfaces.
1. Position unit on a hard, flat, smooth,
level surface.
2. Adjust skid shoes by inserting a spacer
of desired thickness under center of
scraper blade, loosen skid shoe
hardware.
3. Slide skid shoe to flat surface.
NOTICE: Be sure to keep housing level by
adjusting skid shoes equally.
4. Tighten skid shoe hardware.
1
2
1. Auger
2. Shear Bolts
Figure 26
For Replacement:
1. Align shear bolt holes in auger with
shear bolt holes in the shaft.
2. Drive shear bolt through hole (if shear
bolt was broken this will drive remaining
part from shaft).
3. Secure shear bolt with nut.
NOTICE: DO NOT overtighten the shear bolt.
Tighten shear bolt to 5.8 – 12.2 lbf-ft (7.9 –
16.5 N•m).
MANUAL DISCHARGE CHUTE
DEFLECTOR
1
(920013)
2
1. Skid Shoe
2. Skid Shoe Hardware
Figure 25
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(Figure 27)
Deflector must stay in selected position while
throwing snow.
To adjust, loosen then retighten the wing
knob to desired tension.
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2. Loosen adjusting nuts on remote
deflector cable attached to the chute
deflector (Figure 29).
3. To adjust the deflector lower:
Loosen bottom adjustment nut and
tighten top adjustment nut.
To adjust deflector higher:
Loosen top adjustment nut and tighten
bottom adjustment nut.
4. Check the deflectors range of travel and
repeat adjustment as necessary.
1
2
3
3
1. Wing Knob
2. Discharge Chute Deflector
3. Discharge Chute
Figure 27
2
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REMOTE DISCHARGE
DEFLECTOR CONTROL
ADJUSTMENT
1
(920014, 020, 021)
(Figures 28 and 29)
Deflector must stay in selected position while
throwing snow.
If deflector does not stay in set position:
1. Tighten nut beneath control panel to
increase pressure on deflector control
(Figure 28).
.
Adjustment Nut
Figure 28
If deflector does not follow full range of travel:
1. Push deflector remote all the way to rear
most position.
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1. Adjusting Nuts
2. Cable Support Bracket
3. Remote Deflector Control Cable
Figure 29
DISCHARGE CHUTE
7. Adjust pivot pin on the shift rod as
necessary so unit travels forward when
speed selector is in first forward position
and travels backward when speed
selector is in first reverse position.
8. Connect the pivot pin to the speed
selector arm with the hardware removed
in step 1.
(Figure 30)
If discharge chute does not stay in position
while operating, tighten nut on carriage bolt at
pivot point to increase tension on spring.
3
1
2
1. Spring
2. Nut
Figure 30
SPEED SELECTOR
ADJUSTMENT
4
(Figure 31)
To adjust:
1. Disconnect adjustment pivot pin from
speed selector arm. Save hardware for
reinstallation.
2. Place the speed selector on control
panel in the fastest forward speed
position.
3. Turn the speed selector arm straight
down towards the ground as far as it will
go.
4. 920013, 014, 021 – Thread the
adjustment pivot pin along the shift rod
until it aligns with the mating hole on the
speed selector arm, and then turn it up
the shift rod seven turns. Insert the pivot
pin into hole.
920020 – Thread the adjustment pivot
pin along the shift rod until it aligns with
the mating hole on the speed selector
arm, and then turn it up the shift rod
three turns. Insert the pivot pin into the
hole.
5. Connect the pivot pin to the speed
selector arm with the hardware removed
in step 1.
6. Check forward and reverse speeds:
a. Start unit.
b. Shift speed selector into the first
forward speed.
c. Engage the traction drive clutch.
Unit should move forward.
d. Stop unit.
e. Shift speed selector into first
reverse speed.
f. Engage the traction drive clutch.
Unit should move backward.
g. Shut off unit.
1
2
1.
2.
3.
4.
Shift Rod
Adjustment Pivot Pin
Speed Selector Arm
Hairpin
Figure 31
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ATTACHMENT CLUTCH/BRAKE
ADJUSTMENT
WARNING: IMPROPER
ADJUSTMENT could result in
unexpected movement of auger and
impeller causing death or serious
injury. AUGER / IMPELLER MUST
STOP within 5 seconds when
Attachment Clutch Lever is released.
WARNING: Adjustment procedure
requires the engine to be run with the
belt cover off. AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
Remove Attachment Cable Slack
(Figures 32 and 33)
1. Shut off engine, remove key, disconnect
spark plug wire and allow unit to cool
completely.
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2. Loosen hardware securing belt cover to
unit.
NOTICE: DO NOT completely remove the
hardware from unit.
3. Remove belt cover.
4. Loosen jam nut on cable adjustment
barrel, and then turn the adjustment
barrel down to shorten cable and
remove all cable slack (Figure 32).
With the attachment clutch disengaged,
check the attachment idler arm position
here. The attachment idler arm should
lightly touch the frame.
1
2
Figure 33
Check Attachment Idler Arm Roller
Clearance
3
(Figures 34 and 35)
1. Place the unit into the service position.
Remove the bottom cover (see
BOTTOM COVER REMOVAL on
page 25).
2. With the attachment clutch lever
engaged, check the clearance between
the frame and plastic roller on the lower
end of the attachment idler arm
(Figure 34).
1. Attachment Clutch Cable
2. Cable Adjustment Barrel
3. Jam Nut
Figure 32
Roller should be 1/2 – 7/8" (12.7 –
22.2 mm) from the frame when the
attachment clutch is engaged.
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5. With the attachment clutch disengaged,
check that the attachment idler arm
lightly touches the frame (Figure 33).
6. Tighten jam nut on cable adjustment
barrel.
Figure 34
•
•
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If roller is 1/2 – 7/8" (12.7 – 22.2 mm)
from frame, no further adjustment is
required.
If roller is less than 1/2" (12.7 mm)
from frame, loosen idler adjustment
nut and move idler closer to the belt.
Tighten adjustment nut and recheck
the roller clearance (Figure 35).
•
If roller is more than 7/8" (22.2 mm)
from frame, loosen idler adjustment
nut and move idler away from the belt.
Tighten adjustment nut and recheck
roller clearance (Figure 35).
2
1
2. If there is less than 1/16" (1.6 mm) gap
between brake pad and belt.
a. Loosen idler adjustment nut, and
move idler away from belt.
Position idler to achieve a 1/16"
(1.6 mm) minimum brake pad gap
and a 1/2 – 7/8" (12.7 – 22.2 mm)
gap between the plastic roller and
the frame.
IMPORTANT: If adjustments cannot be
brought into specified ranges see your Dealer
for repairs.
Check Belt Finger Clearance
(Figure 37)
1. With attachment clutch lever engaged,
the belt finger located opposite the belt
idler must be less than 1/8" (3.2 mm)
from belt, but not touching the belt.
To adjust belt finger, loosen the bolts and
move the finger to the proper position.
Tighten the bolts and recheck the belt
finger clearance.
2. Replace the belt cover and tighten
hardware.
1. Idler Adjustment Nut
2. Attachment Belt Idler
Check belt finger clearance here. With the
attachment clutch engaged, there should
be less than 1/8" (3.2 mm) clearance
between the belt and the belt finger. The
belt finger should not touch the belt.
Figure 35
Check Attachment Brake
(Figure 36)
1. With the attachment clutch lever
disengaged, brake pad must contact
attachment belt. With attachment clutch
lever engaged, brake pad must be more
than 1/16" (1.6 mm) from belt. If there is
more than 1/16" (1.6 mm) gap, go to
Check Belt Finger Clearance on
page 32. If there is less than 1/16"
(1.6 mm) gap, go to Step 2.
Minimum of 1/16" (1.6 mm)
Figure 37
2
1
1. Brake Arm and Pad
2. Attachment Pulley
Figure 36
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TRACTION DRIVE CLUTCH
ADJUSTMENT
12. Remove attachment drive belt from
attachment pulley.
If drive slips, adjust traction clutch to
compensate for friction disc wear.
1. Loosen jam nut on traction cable
adjustment barrel. Turn adjustment
barrel down to shorten cable and
remove all cable slack.
2. With traction clutch disengaged, check
that swing gate finger touches the side
of stop hole closest to auger housing
(Figure 41).
IMPORTANT: Finger MUST touch side of
stop hole. Readjust cable as necessary until
finger touches stop hole.
4
2
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Remove Attachment Drive Belt
CAUTION: Always support Sno-Thro
frame and housing when loosening
the cap screws holding them
together. Never loosen cap screws
while unit is in service position.
3
6
ATTACHMENT DRIVE BELT
REPLACEMENT
(Figures 38, 39 and 40)
1. Shut off engine, remove key, disconnect
spark plug wire and allow unit to cool
completely.
2. Loosen the hardware securing belt
cover to unit.
NOTICE: DO NOT completely remove the
hardware from unit.
3. Remove belt cover.
4. Remove gear cover from top of chute
pedestal.
5. Remove spring clip pin from chute crank
and separate.
6. 920014, 020 – Remove remote deflector
control cable from control lever.
7. Remove belt finger by removing cap
screws mounting belt finger to engine
(Figure 39).
8. Remove attachment drive belt from
engine sheave (it may be necessary to
turn engine sheave using recoil starter
handle).
5
1
Pinion Gear
Belt Cover
Spring Clip Pin
Chute Crank
Gear Cover
Chute Pedestal
Figure 38
Replace Attachment Drive Belt
1. Place new belt onto attachment pulley
(Figure 39).
NOTICE: Engage attachment clutch lever
while connecting housing to frame to hold
brake out of the way.
2. Tip housing and frame back together
and secure with hex bolts.
3. Place belt onto engine sheave.
4. Replace belt finger.
IMPORTANT: With the attachment clutch
lever engaged, the belt finger located
opposite the belt idler must be less than 1/8"
(3.2 mm) from the belt, but not touching the
belt, or belt grabbing may occur causing
impeller to rotate while the attachment clutch
is disengaged (Figure 40).
5. Adjust clutch per Attachment
Clutch/Brake Adjustment on page 30.
IMPORTANT: To avoid bending bottom cover,
when tipping unit apart, support handlebars
firmly or tip unit up on housing and remove
bottom cover by removing six cap screws
before separating unit.
9. Support Sno-Thro frame and housing.
10. Remove hex bolts securing housing to
frame (two on each side). Tip housing
and frame apart on pivot pin.
11. Separate housing from unit.
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WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Auger
must stop within 5 seconds when
attachment lever is released or
serious injury or unit damage may
result.
6. Replace chute crank and secure with
spring clip pin.
920014, 020, 021 – Reconnect remote
deflector cable to control lever.
7. Replace gear cover on top of chute
pedestal.
8. Run in the attachment belt. See Run-in
Attachment Belt on page 13.
9. Replace belt cover and tighten
hardware.
2
3
4
1/8" (3.2 mm)
(Maximum)
1
2
5
3
1
1. Belt Finger
2. Attachment Drive Belt
3. Swing Gate Pivot Bushing
6
8
7
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Figure 40
Traction Belt Idler
Traction Drive Belt
Engine Sheave
Belt Finger
Attachment Drive Belt
Attachment Pulley
Attachment Idler Nut
Attachment Belt Idler
Figure 39
TRACTION DRIVE BELT
REPLACEMENT
(Figure 41)
NOTICE: Housing and frame must be tipped
apart and attachment drive belt removed from
engine sheave in order to change traction
drive belt.
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CAUTION: Always support Sno-Thro
frame and blower housing when
loosening the cap screws holding
them together. Never loosen cap
screws while unit is in service
position.
1. Remove attachment drive belt (See
Remove Attachment Drive Belt on
page 33).
2. Detach traction idler spring.
3. Remove swing gate spacer.
4. Slide swing gate to the left until finger is
out of the frame.
NOTICE: The drive plate is detached to
create space between the drive plate and
friction disc to remove and reinstall the belt.
5. Remove traction drive belt.
NOTICE: To remove belt it may be necessary
to turn engine sheave using recoil starter
handle.
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3. 920013, 014, 021 – Remove lockpins
from wheel axles and remove wheels.
920020 – Remove the track adjuster
nuts (Figures 45 & 46) and slide rear
axle towards front of machine. Remove
the left rear bogie wheel flange nut and
left rear bogie wheel. Remove the left
track from the machine. Remove the left
drive wheel clip from the drive axle and
remove the left drive wheel taking care
to not lose the key in the drive wheel
hub.
4. Remove bottom cover (see BOTTOM
COVER REMOVAL on page 25).
5. Disconnect adjustment pivot pin from
the speed selector arm. Save the
hardware for reinstallation.
6
5
2
3
7
4
1
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Swing Gate
Swing Gate Spacer
Swing Gate Finger & Stop Hole
Drive Plate
Traction Idler Spring
Engine Sheave
Drive Plate Return Spring
Figure 41
1
2
3
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6. Install new traction drive belt.
7. Swing drive plate toward friction disc
until finger lines up with stop hole in
frame. Slide the drive plate over,
inserting the finger into the stop hole.
8. Reinstall swing gate spacer.
9. Reinstall traction idler spring.
NOTICE: Make sure drive plate return spring
remains connected to the frame and drive
plate. Make sure the swing gate pivot bushing
is piloted in the pivot hole in the frame.
10. Replace attachment drive belt (See
Replace Attachment Drive Belt on
page 33).
FRICTION DISC REPLACEMENT
Remove Friction Disc
(Figures 42, 43 and 44)
1. Shut off engine, remove key, disconnect
spark plug wire and allow unit to cool
completely.
CAUTION: Before tipping unit,
remove enough fuel so that no spills
occur.
2. Place the unit into the service position
on a level surface.
5
4
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
6
Traction Drive Clutch Cable
Adjustment Barrel
Jam Nut
Adjustment Pivot Pin
Speed Selector Arm
Attachment Clutch Arm
Figure 42
6. Remove spring clip pin nearest drive
gear from hex shaft.
7. Remove left bearing flange from frame.
8. Slide hex shaft to the left to remove the
flat washer, pinion gear and friction disc
assembly from the hex shaft.
NOTICE: Be sure to save washers between
carrier bearing and speed selector arm for
reassembly.
9. Remove friction disc assembly from
frame.
10. Remove three screws holding friction
disc to carrier bearing.
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11. Remove old friction disc. Put the new
friction disc in place, cup side to carrier
bearing.
12. Reinstall three screws into new friction
disc and carrier bearing. Torque to
5 – 6 lbf-ft. (6.8 – 8.1 N•m).
920020
4
9
920013, 014, 021
4
8
7
3
6
8
2
7
1
5
3
9
2
10
1
1. Hex Shaft
2. Friction Disc Assembly
3. Left Bearing Flange
4. Speed Selector Arm
5. Friction Disc
6. Right Bearing Flange
7. Carrier Bearing
8. Spring Clip Pin
9. Pinion Gear
10. Drive Plate Assembly
5
10
6
1. Hex Shaft
2. Friction Disc Assembly
3. Left Bearing Flange
4. Speed Selector Arm
5. Friction Disc
6. Right Bearing Flange
7. Carrier Bearing
8. Spring Clip Pin
9. Pinion Gear
10. Drive Plate Assembly
Figure 43
Figure 44
13. Insert new friction disc assembly into
frame. Install washers onto carrier
bearing and slide into speed selector
arm.
14. Slide hex shaft through new friction disc
assembly. Install pinion gear and washer
onto hex shaft and slide shaft into right
bearing.
15. Install left bearing using hardware
removed in step 7.
16. Reinstall spring clip pin into hex shaft.
17. Connect adjustment pivot pin to speed
selector arm. See Speed Selector
Adjustment on page 30.
18. Install bottom cover.
19. Reinstall wheels.
20. Return unit to upright position.
21. Connect spark plug wire to spark plug.
22. Adjust traction drive clutch. See Traction
Drive Clutch Adjustment on page 33.
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TRACTION TENSION
ADJUSTMENT
HEIGHT ADJUSTER CABLE
ADJUSTMENT
(920020)
(920020)
(Figures 45 and 46)
Check the track tension by applying pressure
on the track midway between the upper and
rear track rollers. Deflection should be
approximately 3/8" (9.5 mm) (Figure 45). If
deflection is excessive, tighten the track
tension.
(Figure 47)
1. Make sure that height adjustment lock
finger is fully engaged (Figure 47).
2. Loosen jam nuts on cable mount
bracket.
3. Adjust the jam nuts to remove all cable
slack and bring the overtravel arm into
slight contact with the right end of the
slot in the height adjuster lock finger.
4. Tighten the jam nuts.
3/8" (9.5 mm)
1
5
2
Pin on overtravel arm
makes slight contact
with end of slot.
3
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
4
Drive Wheel
Wheel Clip
Flange Nut
Bogie Wheel
Drive Axle
3
1
Figure 45
4
If unit pulls to the left or right when a straight
path is desired, adjust the track tension. If the
unit is pulling to the left, tighten the left track
adjuster. If the unit is pulling to the right,
tighten the right track adjuster.
To adjust (Figure 46):
1. Tighten the adjuster nut to tighten the
track tension. Loosen the adjuster nut to
reduce track tension.
2. Check that unit tracks straight with no
pulling to either side.
Track
Adjusters
Figure 46
2
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1.
2.
3.
4.
Before adjusting ensure
that height adjuster lock
finger is fully engaged.
Height Adjuster Lock Finger
Overtravel Arm
Height Adjuster Cable
Jam Nuts
Figure 47
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SERVICE PARTS
STORAGE
Order the following parts through your
Dealer:
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
Part No.
Description
00036800 Ariens Hi-Temp Grease
(Three 3-oz. Cartridges)
SHORT TERM
IMPORTANT: NEVER spray unit with high
pressure water or store unit outdoors.
Run with attachment clutch engaged a few
minutes after each use to free unit of any
loose or melting snow.
Close fuel shut-off valve.
Inspect unit for visible signs of wear,
breakage or damage.
Keep all nuts, bolts and screws properly
tightened and know unit is in safe working
condition.
Store unit in a cool, dry protected area.
21534100 Spark Plug (920014, 020)
LONG TERM
00432600 Headlight Bulb, 20 Watt
21547400 Spark Plug (920013, 021)
07200513 Impeller Belt
07200603 Traction Belt (920013, 014, 021)
07200114 Traction Belt (920020)
53200500 Shear Bolts
00170800 Friction Disc
00592900 Gas Stabilizer (4 oz.)
Clean unit thoroughly with mild soap and low
pressure water and lubricate (see
MAINTENANCE on page 23). Touch up all
scratched painted surfaces.
Remove weight from wheels by putting
blocks under frame or axle.
FUEL SYSTEM
Gasoline left in the fuel system for extended
periods without a stabilizer will deteriorate,
resulting in gum deposits in the system.
These deposits can damage the carburetor
and the fuel hoses, filter and tank. Prevent
deposits from forming in the fuel system
during storage by adding a quality fuel
stabilizer to the fuel. Follow the
recommended mix ratio found on the fuel
stabilizer container.
IMPORTANT: NEVER store the engine with
fuel in the fuel tank inside of a building with
potential sources of ignition.
06400920 Gear Case Seal Washer
ACCESSORIES
See your authorized Ariens dealer to add the
additional accessories available to your
Sno-Thro model.
Part No.
Description
73203100 Slicer Bar Kit
72406500 Front Weight Kit (920014, 020,
021)
72600300 Composite Skid Shoe Kit
72601400 Sno-Thro Cover
82000200 28" Brush Attachment (920013,
014, 021)
72408000 Snow Cab
Add Fuel Stabilizer
1. Turn the fuel valve off while engine is
running and allow the engine to run until
it stops. Turn engine OFF when it begins
surging to avoid engine damage.
2. Add fuel stabilizer, following the
manufacturer’s instructions.
3. Turn fuel valve on after adding fuel
stabilizer.
4. Re-start engine.
5. Run the engine outdoors for 5 minutes to
be sure that treated gasoline has
replaced the untreated gasoline in the
carburetor.
6. Slow the engine to an idle speed.
7. Repeat step 1.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Engine will
not
crank/start.
Engine stops.
PROBABLE CAUSE
1. Fuel tank is empty.
2. Fuel shut-off valve
closed.
3. Build up of dirt and
residue around
governor/carburetor.
4. Key Switch not in run
position.
5. Electric starter not
functioning.
1. Out of fuel.
2. Fuel shut-off valve
closed.
3. Mechanical jam in auger
or impeller.
CORRECTION
1. Fill fuel tank. DO NOT
OVERFILL! (see FILLING
FUEL TANK on page 20).
2. Open fuel shut-off valve.
3. Clean area around
governor/carburetor.
4. Put Key Switch into run
position.
5. Check for a bad starter or
connections.
1. Fill fuel tank. DO NOT
OVERFILL! (see FILLING
FUEL TANK on page 20).
2. Open fuel shut-off valve.
4. Contaminated fuel supply.
5. Faulty spark plug.
6. Plugged fuel cap vent.
3. Turn off engine, remove key,
and wait for all moving parts to
stop. Check for and remove
obstruction and repair before
restart.
4. Replace with clean fuel.
5. Replace or clean spark plug.
6. Replace fuel cap.
Engine
problems.
1. See Engine Manual.
1. See Engine Manual.
Does not
operate in
Forward /
Reverse.
1. Friction disc worn out.
1. Replace friction disc (see
Friction Disc Replacement on
page 35).
2. Repair or replace traction drive
belt (see Traction Drive Belt
Replacement on page 34).
3. Adjust speed selector (see
Speed Selector Adjustment on
page 30).
2. Traction belt not
functioning.
3. Speed selector not
adjusted properly.
Small rubber
beads collect
in frame
1. Friction disc wear.
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1. Normal friction disc wear.
Chunks or large pieces of
rubber mean friction disc
should be checked and
replaced as necessary.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Unit throws
snow poorly
or does not
throw snow.
PROBABLE CAUSE
1. Shear bolts broken.
2. Attachment clutch/brake
not adjusted properly.
3. Impeller is frozen in
place.
4. Ice or debris is
obstructing auger.
5. Attachment drive belt
slipping, worn or
damaged.
Unit runs
briefly then
stops.
1. A build up of fumes in the
fuel tank is creating too
much pressure in the fuel
tank.
EN - 40
CORRECTION
1. Replace shear bolts (see Shear
Bolts on page 28).
2. Adjust attachment clutch/brake
(see Attachment Clutch/Brake
Adjustment on page 30).
3. Move unit to a warm place to
thaw.
4. With the engine off and auger
disengaged, check for
obstructions and remove.
5. Adjust or replace attachment
belts. To adjust belts see
Attachment Clutch/Brake
Adjustment on page 30. To
replace belts see Attachment
Drive Belt Replacement on
page 33.
1. Carefully loosen the cap to the
fuel tank.
SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
920013
Description
Compact 22
Engine
Ariens OHV
Gross Torque* – lbf-ft (N•m)
9.5 (12.9)
*Engine output stated in gross torque per SAE J1940 as rated by engine manufacturer.
Displacement – in. (cc)
12.7 (208)
High Idle – RPM (min)
3600 ± 50
Electric Start
120V
Fuel Tank Capacity – qt (Liters)
2.9 (2.7)
Headlight
Yes
Chute
Chute Rotation Angle
205°
Rotation Control
2.5X Quick Turn
Deflector Control
Manual
Auger
Snow Clearing Width – in. (cm)
22.0 (55.9)
Gear Case
Cast Iron
Auger Diameter – in. (cm)
11.0 (27.9)
Impeller
Impeller Diameter – in. (cm)
12.0 (30.5)
Impeller Speed (RPM)
1190
Impeller Tip Speed – ft/sec (m/s)
62.3 (19.0)
Drive
Blower Drive
HA Belt
Drive System
Disc-O-Matic®
Speeds
6 Forward and 2 Reverse
Axle Control
Pin-Lock
Pneumatic Tires – in. (cm)
13 x 4.10 – 6
Size and Weight
Length – in. (cm)
51.9 (131.8)
Height – in. (cm)
44.3 (112.5)
Width – in. (cm)
24.4 (62.0)
Weight – lbs (Kg)
179.0 (81.2)
EN - 41
SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
920014
Description
Compact 24
Engine
Briggs & Stratton Polar Force
Gross Torque* – lbf-ft (N•m)
9.5 (12.9)
*Engine output stated in gross torque per SAE J1940 as rated by engine manufacturer.
Displacement – in. (cc)
12.7 (208)
High Idle – RPM (min)
3600 ± 100
Start
120 V
Fuel Tank Capacity – qt (Liters)
2.9 (2.7)
Headlight
Yes
Chute
Chute Rotation Angle
205°
Rotation Control
2.5X Quick Turn
Deflector Control
Remote
Auger
Snow Clearing Width – in. (cm)
24.0 (61.0)
Gear Case
Cast Iron
Auger Diameter – in. (cm)
11.0 (27.9)
Impeller
Impeller Diameter – in. (cm)
12.0 (30.5)
Impeller Speed (RPM)
1190
Impeller Tip Speed – ft/sec (m/s)
62.3 (19.0)
Drive
Blower Drive
HA Belt
Drive System
Disc-O-Matic®
Speeds
6 Forward and 2 Reverse
Axle Control
Pin-Lock
Pneumatic Tires – in.
13 x 4.10 – 6
Size and Weight
Length – in. (cm)
51.9 (131.8)
Height – in. (cm)
44.3 (112.5)
Width – in. (cm)
26.4 (67.0)
Weight – lbs (Kg)
177.0 (80.3)
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
920020
Description
Compact 24 Track
Engine
Briggs & Stratton Polar Force
Gross Torque* – lbf-ft (N•m)
9.5 (12.9)
*Engine output stated in gross torque per SAE J1940 as rated by engine manufacturer.
Displacement – in. (cc)
12.7 (208)
High Idle – RPM (min)
3600 ± 100
Start
120 V
Fuel Tank Capacity – qt (Liters)
2.9 (2.7)
Headlight
Yes
Chute
Chute Rotation Angle
205°
Rotation Control
2.5X Quick Turn
Deflector Control
Remote
Auger
Snow Clearing Width – in. (cm)
24.0 (61.0)
Gear Case
Cast Iron
Auger Diameter – in. (cm)
11.0 (27.9)
Impeller
Impeller Diameter – in. (cm)
12.0 (30.5)
Impeller Speed (RPM)
1190
Impeller Tip Speed – ft/sec (m/s)
62.3 (19.0)
Drive
Blower Drive
HA Belt
Drive System
Disc-O-Matic®
Speeds
6 Forward and 2 Reverse
Axle Control
Solid Axle
Rubber Track
5.5 (14.0) Directional Track Drive
Size and Weight
Length – in. (cm)
51.9 (131.8)
Height – in. (cm)
42.6 (108.2)
Width – in. (cm)
26.4 (67.0)
Weight – lbs (Kg)
224.0 (101.6)
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
920021
Description
Compact 24
Engine
Ariens OHV
Gross Torque* – lbf-ft (N•m)
9.5 (12.9)
*Engine output stated in gross torque per SAE J1940 as rated by engine manufacturer.
Displacement – in. (cc)
12.7 (208)
High Idle – RPM (min)
3600 ± 50
Electric Start
120V
Fuel Tank Capacity – qt (Liters)
2.9 (2.7)
Headlight
Yes
Chute
Chute Rotation Angle
205°
Rotation Control
2.5X Quick Turn
Deflector Control
Remote
Auger
Snow Clearing Width – in. (cm)
24.0 (61.0)
Gear Case
Cast Iron
Auger Diameter – in. (cm)
11.0 (27.9)
Impeller
Impeller Diameter – in. (cm)
12.0 (30.5)
Impeller Speed (RPM)
1190
Impeller Tip Speed – ft/sec (m/s)
62.3 (19.0)
Drive
Blower Drive
HA Belt
Drive System
Disc-O-Matic®
Speeds
6 Forward and 2 Reverse
Axle Control
Pin-Lock
Pneumatic Tires – in. (cm)
13 x 4.10 – 6
Size and Weight
Length – in. (cm)
51.9 (131.8)
Height – in. (cm)
44.3 (112.5)
Width – in. (cm)
26.4 (67.0)
Weight – lbs (Kg)
179.0 (81.2)
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Sno-Thro®, Sno-Tek® and
Chore Performing Equipment
Limited Warranty
Ariens Company (Ariens) warrants to the original purchaser that Ariens, Gravely, Parker, and Countax
®
®
brand chore performing equipment (including Sno-Thro and Sno-Tek equipment) purchased on or after
1/1/2012 will be free from defects in material and workmanship for the time period noted in the chart below.
Equipment put to personal use around a single household or residence is considered “Consumer Use”;
equipment put to any business use (agricultural, commercial, or industrial) or used at multiple locations is
considered “Commercial Use.” If any product is rented or leased, then the duration of these warranties shall
be 90 days after the date of purchase.
An authorized Ariens dealer (Ariens brand products), Gravely dealer (Gravely brand products), Parker dealer
(Parker brand products), or Countax dealer (Countax brand products) will repair any defect in material or
workmanship, and repair or replace any defective part, subject to the conditions, limitations and exclusions
set forth herein. Such repair or replacement will be free of charge (labor and parts) to the original purchaser
except as noted below.
Warranty
Code
Product Group
Warranty Period
Consumer Use
Warranty Period
Commercial Use
90 Days
PA
Log Splitters, Brushes, String Trimmers, Edgers
3 Years
PB
Professional Powered Brushes
3 Years
1 Year
PC
Tillers
2 Years
90 Days
PD
Vacuums, Blowers, Sweepers, Truck Loaders,
Lawn Rakes, Sprayers, Aerators, etc.
1 Year
1 Year
PE
Pressure Washer, Generators
3 Years
1 Year
SA
Professional Sno-Thro®
3 Years
1 Year
®
SB
Compact, Deluxe, Platinum, AMP™ Sno-Thro
3 Years
90 Days
SC
Sno-Tek®
2 Years
90 Days
UA
Utility Vehicles
1 Year
1 Year
N/A
Service (Replacement) Parts
90 Days (no labor)
90 Days (no labor)
Special Extensions
The chart below details special extensions to this warranty:
Warranty
Code
Warranty Exception
Warranty
Period
Use
Detail
SA
Cast Iron Auger
Gear Case
5 Years
All
5 Years for all users including
Commercial
SB
Cast Iron Auger
Gear Case
5 Years
Consumer
5 Years for Consumer use;
1 Year for Commercial Use
SB
Batteries for AMP™
Sno-Thro®
2 Years
Consumer
100% first year; prorated second year.
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Exceptions and Limitations
The chart below details special exceptions to this warranty:
Warranty
Code
Warranty Exception
Warranty
Period
Use
Detail
All
Batteries
1 Year
All
All
Belts, Muffler, Tires
None
Commercial
These components are not covered
when used commercially.
All
Cloth, Plastic, and
Rubber Components
(Including Belts and
Cables)
Maximum
2 Years
All
Warranty is limited to 2 years for
consumer use. (1 year for warranty
code "PD".) Except as noted above,
these components are covered for
defect, not for wear.
Maximum
2 Years
All
Warranty is limited on idlers to
2 years for consumer use.
See Engine
Manufacturer’s
Warranty
All
Engines are covered by engine
manufacturer’s warranty. Refer to
engine manufacturer’s warranty
statement.
SA, SB,
Idlers
SC
All
Engines
Prorated
Customer Responsibilities
Register the product immediately at the time of sale. If the dealer does not register the product, the
customer must complete the product registration card in the literature package and return it to the Ariens
Company, or register the unit online at www.ariens.com, www.gravely.com, www.countax.com,
www.parkersweeper.com.
To obtain warranty service, the original purchaser must:
• Perform the maintenance and adjustments explained in the owner's manual.
• Promptly notify Ariens or an authorized Ariens, Gravely, Parker or Countax service representative of
the need for warranty service.
• Transport the product to and from the place of warranty service at owner's expense.
• Have the warranty service performed by an authorized Ariens, Gravely, Parker or Countax service
representative.
To Find an Authorized Service Representative:
In the U.S. and Canada:
Use the dealer locator on our websites:
www.ariens.com
•
www.gravely.com
Or contact us by mail or by phone:
In the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, In Europe, Asia, Africa or
Central and South America:
the Middle East:
Ariens Company
655 W. Ryan Street
Brillion, WI 54110
Phone: (920) 756 - 4688
www.ariens.com
Countax Ltd, Countax House
Great Haseley, Oxfordshire,
OX44 7PF
Phone: 0800 597 7777
www.countax.com
In Australia or New Zealand:
Ariens Company
Building 2
6 Wedgewood Rd.
Hallam, Victoria 3803 Australia
Phone: (03) 9796 4244
1800 335 489
www.ariens.com.au
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Exclusions – Items Not Covered by This Warranty
• Parts that are not genuine Ariens, Gravely, Parker or Countax service parts are not covered by this
warranty and may void the warranty.
• Damages resulting from the installation or use of any part, accessory, or attachment which is not
approved by the Ariens Company for use with product(s) identified herein are not covered by this
warranty.
• The following maintenance, service and replacement items are not covered by this warranty unless
they are noted in the Limitations section above: lubricants, spark plugs, oil, oil filters, air filters, fuel
filters, brake linings, brake arms, brake shoes, skid shoes, scraper blades, shear bolts, mower
blades, mower vanes, brushes, headlights, light bulbs, knives, cutters.
• Any misuse, alteration, improper assembly, improper adjustment, neglect, or accident which
requires repair is not covered by this warranty.
• Use of gasoline blends exceeding 10% ethanol voids any and all warranties.
• Products are designed to the specifications in the area that the product was originally distributed.
Different areas may have significantly different legal and design requirements. This warranty is limited to the requirements in the area in which the unit was originally distributed. Ariens Company
does not warrant this product to the requirements of any other area. Warranty service is limited to
service within the area originally distributed.
• In countries other than the United States and Canada, contact the Ariens Company dealer for warranty policies that govern within your country. Rights may vary from country to country and within
any one country.
• Normal Wear: This warranty does not cover repair when normal use has exhausted the useful life of
a part such as a high pressure hose, spray wand, nozzles, trigger handle, supply hoses, quick couplers, gaskets, valves, pistons, pump valve assemblies, o-rings, water and oil seals.
Special Exclusions on Utility Vehicles
The following uses void the warranty terms on Utility Vehicles (Warranty Code UA):
• Renting or leasing the utility vehicle.
• Using the utility vehicle to tow or carry loads in excess of the limits specified in the owner/operator
manual.
• Modifying the utility vehicle with parts and accessories that are not genuine or authorized Ariens or
Gravely parts or accessories.
• Modifying the utility vehicle without express written authorization from the Ariens Company.
• Operating the utility vehicle when it has not been completely and properly assembled and
pre-delivered by an authorized Gravely dealer.
Disclaimer
Ariens Company may from time to time change the design of its products. Nothing contained in this warranty
shall be construed as obligating the Ariens Company to incorporate such design changes into previously
manufactured products, nor shall such changes be construed as an admission that previous designs were
defective.
LIMITATION OF REMEDY AND DAMAGES
Ariens Company's liability under this warranty, and under any implied warranty that may exist, is limited to
repair of any defect in workmanship, and repair or replacement of any defective part. Ariens Company shall
not be liable for incidental, special, or consequential damages (including lost profits). Some states do not
allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not
apply to you.
AUSTRALIAN CONSUMER LAW
The following applies solely to warranties subject to Subsection 102(1) of the Australian Consumer Law: Our
goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded by the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a
replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or
damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable
quality and failure does not amount to a major failure.
DISCLAIMER OF FURTHER WARRANTY
Ariens Company makes no warranty, express or implied, other than what is expressly made in this
warranty. If the law of your state provides that an implied warranty of merchantability, or an implied
warranty of fitness for particular purpose, or any other implied warranty, applies to Ariens Company,
then any such implied warranty is limited to the duration of this warranty. Some states do not allow
limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from region to region.
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Ariens
655 West Ryan Street
Brillion, WI 54110
920-756-4688
www.ariens.com