Ariens 1024 Specifications

Sno-Thro
®
Owner/Operator Manual
Models
924116 - 1028
924117 - 1024
924300 - 1024
924505 - 1332
924506 - 1336
924508 - 1128
ENGLISH
FRANÇAIS
ESPAÑOL
Transfer
model &
serial number
label from
product
registration
here.
Coller l’autocollant du
modèle et du numéro de
série dans cet encadré.
Transferir aquí la etiqueta
del modelo y número de
serie del registro del
producto.
02494100E 4/02
Supercedes 02494100,A,B,C,D
Printed in USA
Ariens Company
655 West Ryan Street
P.O. Box 157
Brillion, Wisconsin 54110-0157
USA
Telephone (920) 756-2141
Facsimile (920) 756-2407
MODEL CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMITY ISSUED BY THE MANUFACTURER
CERTIFICAT DE CONFORMITÉ DU MODÈLE DÉLIVRÉ PAR LE FABRICANT
MODELL-KONFORMITÄTSBESCHEINIGUNG AUSGESTELLT DURCH DEN HERSTELLER
CERTIFICATO DI COMFORMITÀ DEL MODELLO RILASCIATO DAL PRODUTTORE
CERTIFICADO DE CONFORMIDAD DEL MODELO PROVISTO POR EL FABRICANTE
MODELLSERTIFIKAT FOR OVERENSSTEMMELSE UTSTEDT AV FABRIKANT
TILLVERKARENS MODELLCERTIFIKAT OM ÖVERENSSTÄMMELSE
VALMISTAJAN ANTAMA VAKUUTUS MALLIN MÄÄRÄYSTEN MUKAISUUDESTA
We the undersigned, - Je soussigné, - Mit meiner Unterschrift - Wij de ondergetekenden, - Il
sottoscritto, - El abajo firmante - Undertegnede, - Undertecknaren av detta dokument, - Me,
allekirjoittaneet,
ARIENS COMPANY, certify that the Snow Thrower - certifie que le chasse-neige - bestätigen
daß die Schneefräse, verklaren dat de sneeuwschüiver - certifica che lo spazzavere - certifica
que el quita nieves - attesterer at sneslynger - bevitner at snøfreseren - försäkrar att
snöslungan, vakuutamme, että lumilinko::
Category: WALK BEHIND SNOW THROWER
Make and ARIENS
Trade Name:
Model: 924300
Serial # 001000
Range: and up
924505
001500
and up
924506
001200
and up
924508
001500
and up
conform to the specifications of directive 98/37/EC and EC directive (EMC) 89/336/EEC as
amended by EC directive 92/31/EEC, and 2000/14/EC.
conforme aux spécifications de la directive 98/37/CE et de la directive CE (EMC) 89/336/CE
modifiée par la directive CE 92/31/CE et 2000/14/CE.
entsprechen den Spezifikationen der EU-Richtlinien 98/37/EC und (EMC) 89/336/EEC,
abgeändert durch EU-Richtlinien 92/31/EEC und 2000/14/EC.
conforme alle specifiche contenute nella direttiva 98/37/EC e nella direttiva CE (EMC) 89/336/
EEC, come emendata dalla direttiva 92/31/EEC e dalla 2000/14/EC.
conforme a las especificaciones de la directiva 98/37/EC y directiva EC (EMC) 89/336/EEC
como se enmienda por la directiva EC 92/31/EEC, y 2000/14/EC.
følg spesifikasjonene i direktiv 98/37/EF og EF-direktiv (EMC) 89/336/EØF som er endret av
EF-direktiv 92/31/EØF, og 2000/14/EF.
uppfyller specifikationerna i direktiv 98/37/EC och EC-direktiv (EMC) 89/336/EEC med
ändringar enligt EC-direktiv 92/31/EEC och 2000/14/EC.
vastaa direktiiviä 98/37/EC ja EC direktiiviä (EMC) 89/336/EEC, joissa EC direktiivin 92/31/
EEC ja 2000/14/EC muutokset.
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Representative Measured Sound Power Level
Niveau de puissance acoustique représentatif
Repräsentativer gemessener Geräuschpegel
Livello di potenza sonora rappresentativo rilevato
Nivel de potencia acústica representativo medido
Representativt målt lydeffektnivå
Representativ uppmätt ljudnivå
Edustava, mitattu äänen tehotaso
Guaranteed Sound Power Level Niveau garanti de puissance acoustique
Garantierter Geräuschpegel
Livello di potenza sonora garantito
Nivel de potencia acústica garantizado
Garantert lydeffektnivå
Garanterad ljudnivå
Taattu äänen tehotaso
924300: 106 dBA
924505, 506, 508: 104 dBA
924300: 107 dBA
924505, 506, 508: 106 dBA
Stated Sound Power Levels are established following Annex V “Internal Control of Production”
of directive 2000/14/EC and assessment procedure EN-ISO 3744:1995.
Les déclarations de niveau de puissance acoustique sont établies conformément à l'Article V
« Contrôle interne de la production » de la directive 2000/14/CE et de la procédure
d'examen EN-ISO 3744:1995.
Die angegebenen Geräuschpegel wurden gem. Anhang V „Internal Control of Production“
(Interne Produktionskontrolle) der Richtlinie 2000/14/EC und dem Bewertungsverfahren ENISO 3744:1995 festgelegt.
Il livello della potenza sonora dichiarata viene rilevato in base all'Appendice V del "Controllo
Interno di Produzione" della direttiva 2000/14/CE e della procedura di rilevamento EN-ISO
374:1995
Los niveles de potencia acústica formulados se establecen siguiendo el anexo V "Control
interno de producción" de la directiva 2000/14/EC y el procedimiento de evaluación EN-ISO
3744:1995.
Lydeffektnivåene er fastsatt etter tillegg V om "Intern produksjonskontroll" i direktiv 2000/14/
EC og vurderingsprosedyren EN-ISO 3744:1995."
Fastställda ljudnivåer har etablerats enligt bilaga V, "Internal Control of Production", i direktiv
2000/14/EC och utvärderingsprocedur EN-ISO 3744:1995.
Mainitut äänen painetasot on mitattu direktiiviä 2000/14/EC vastaavasti ("Internal Control of
Production") mittausmenetelmää EN-ISO 3744:1995 käyttäen.
April, 2002
Manager of Product Conformance
Date/Datum/Data/ Position/Qualité/Functie/Qualifica/
Fecha/Dato/Päiväys Puesto/Stilling/Titel/Arvo
Signature/Unterschrift/
Handtekening/Firma/
Underskrift/Underskrift
Handlekening/
Underskrift/Allekirjoitus
WARNING
The engine exhaust from this product
contains chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer, birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
ENGLISH
1. Traction Drive Clutch
Lever
2. Throttle (Engine Stop)
3. Choke Control Knob
4. Differential Lock
(924117, 300, 505, 506,
508)
5. Ignition Key, push-pull
(924116, 117)
6. Primer Bulb
7. Muffler Guard
8. Discharge Chute
Deflector
9. Runner
10. Solenoid Compartment
(924300, 505, 506, 508)
11. Battery Cover and
Battery
(924300, 505, 506, 508)
12. Axle Lock Pin (924116)
13. Belt Cover
14. Wing Knobs
15. Headlight
16. Discharge Chute
17. Electric Chute Motor
(924505, 506)
18. Impeller
19. Scraper Blade
20. Auger Gearcase
21. Auger
22. Recoil Starter Handle
23. Electric Starter
(924116, 117)
24. Attachment Clutch Lever
25. Chute Rotation Switch
(924505, 506)
26. Deflector Remote Control
(924116, 505, 506)
27. Speed Selector
28. Chute Crank
(924116, 117, 300, 508)
29. Ignition Key
(924300, 505, 506, 508)
30. Heated Handles Switch
31. Heated Handles
FRANÇAIS
1. Levier d’embrayage
de la traction
2. Commande des gaz
(arrêt du moteur)
3. Bouton du Starter
4. Blocage du différentiel
(924117, 300, 505, 506,
508)
5. Clé de contact,
pousser-tirer (924116,
117)
6. Poire d’amorçage
7. Garant du silencieux
8. Déflecteur de la goulotte
d’évacuation
9. Patin
10. Compartiment du
solénoïde (924300, 505,
506, 508)
11. Couvercle de batterie
et batterie (924300, 505,
506, 508)
12. Broche de blocage de
l’essieu (924116)
13. Couvercle de la courroie
14. Boutons
15. Phare
16. Goulotte d’évacuation
17. Moteur électrique de la
goulotte (924505, 506)
18. Turbine
19. Lame racleuse
20. Boîtier de renvoi du rotor
21. Rotor
22. Poignée du démarreur
à cordon
23. Démarreur électrique
(924116, 117)
24. Levier d’embrayage de
l’outil
25. Commande de rotation
de la goulotte (924505,
506)
26. Commande à distance
du déflecteur (924116,
505, 506)
27. Sélecteur de vitesse
28. Manivelle de la goulotte
(924116, 117, 300, 508)
29. Clé de contact (924300,
505, 506, 508)
30. Poignées chauffées
31. Commande de poignées
chauffées
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ESPAÑOL
1. Palanca del embrague
de la transmisión de la
tracción
2. Aceleración (parada de
motor)
3. Perilla de control del
Estrangulador
4. Traba del diferencial
(924117, 300, 505, 506,
508)
5. Llave de encendido, tiroempujel (924116, 117)
6. Botón del cebador
7. Protector del silenciador
8. Deflector de la tolva de
descarga
9. Guía
10. Compartimento del
solenoide (924300, 505,
506, 508)
11. Cubierta de la batería
y batería (924300, 505,
506, 508)
12. Pasador de traba del eje
(924116)
13. Cubierta de la correa
14. Perillas de mariposa
15. Luces delanteras
16. Tolva de descarga
17. Motor de la tolva
eléctrica (924505, 506)
18. Propulsor
19. Cuchilla raspadora
20. Caja de engranajes del
sinfín
21. Sinfín
22. Manilla de retroceso del
motor de arranque
23. Arranque eléctrico
(924116, 117)
24. Palanca del embrague
del accesorio
25. Interruptor de rotación de
la tolva (924505, 506)
26. Control remoto del
deflector (924116, 505,
506)
27. Selector de velocidad
28. Manivela de la tolva
(924116, 117, 300, 508)
29. Llave de encendido
(924300, 505, 506, 508)
30. Interruptor de las
manillas térmicas
31. Manillas térmicas
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17
18
15
14
13
12
19
11
20
10
9
21
8
7
6
4
22
5
23
3
2
24
1
31
27
30
26
29
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28
Figure 1
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OS0595
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Controls and Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Service and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Service Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
INTRODUCTION
THE MANUAL
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
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.
A warranty registration card must be filled out,
signed, and returned at time of purchase. This
card activates the warranty.
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.
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.
For a brief list of replacement parts see
Service Parts in this manual. To obtain a
complete parts manual, find your model and
serial number. Then go to www.ariens.com or
call 1-800-678-5443.
DISCLAIMER
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.
Serial
Number
Label
Figure 2
OS1891
• Record Unit Model and Serial numbers
here.
• Record Engine Model and Serial number
here.
GB - 6
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.
© Copyright 2001, 2002 Ariens Company
NOTE: To locate your nearest Ariens Dealer,
call 1-800-678-5443 or go to www.ariens.com
on the internet.
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 Original Purchaser Registration
Card and return the card to Ariens
Company.
SAFETY
SAFETY ALERTS
Look for these symbols to point
out important safety precautions.
They mean:
Attention!
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.
DANGER: IMMINENTLY
HAZARDOUS SITUATION! If not
avoided, WILL RESULT in death or
serious injury.
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.
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.
NOTATIONS
NOTE: General reference information for
proper operation and maintenance practices.
IMPORTANT: Specific procedures or
information required to prevent damage to unit
or attachment.
GB - 7
SAFETY DECALS AND
LOCATIONS
ALWAYS replace missing or damaged Safety
Decals. Refer to figure below for Safety Decal
locations.
2
DANGER / PELIGRO
3
ROTATING PARTS
Stop engine & remove ignition key
before clearing.
PIECES EN ROTATION
Arreter le moteur et retirer la clé de
contact avant le débourrage.
PIEZAS GIRATORIAS
Detener el motor y sacar la llave
antes de despejar.
08093900
4
1
Figure 3
1. DANGER!
OS2360
2. WARNING!
ROTATING PARTS.
Keep clear of auger while engine
is running.
• Read Operator ‘s Manual.
OS2080
Read Owner/Operator Manual.
OL1801
• 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 people away from unit while
operating. Keep children out of
work area and under watchful
care of a responsible adult.
OL4370
• 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.
GB - 8
Never direct discharge towards
persons or property that may be
injured or damaged by thrown
objects.
OL0910
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.
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.
Avoid uneven and rough terrain. 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.
Stop engine, remove key, read
manual before making any
repairs, adjustments.
OL4010
Wear appropriate hearing
protection.
OL4690
3. DANGER!
OS2070
ROTATING PARTS! Stop engine
and remove key before clearing.
High speed impeller rotates
below discharge opening. Wait
for all moving parts to stop
before removing clogs or
servicing.
Personal Safety
4. HOT SURFACES!
DO NOT touch parts which are
hot from operation. ALWAYS
allow parts to cool.
OL4340
ASSEMBLY SAFETY RULES
Read, understand, and follow all safety
practices in Owner/Operator Manual before
beginning assembly. 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. Unintentional engine
start up can cause death or serious injury.
OPERATIONAL SAFETY RULES
Walk Around Inspection
Complete a walk around inspection of unit and
work area to understand:
• Work area • Your unit • All safety decals
Work Area
ALWAYS check overhead and side clearances
carefully before operation. ALWAYS be aware
of traffic when operating along streets or
curbs.
Only trained adults may operate unit.
Training includes actual operation.
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.
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 place your hands or any part of your
body or clothing inside or near any moving
part while unit is running.
GB - 9
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 Runners 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.
Operation
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
Rotating impeller can cause serious injury. DO
NOT unclog unit while engine is running.
When leaving operator’s position for any
reason, ALWAYS disengage auger, stop unit
and engine, remove key and allow moving
parts to stop.
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.
DO NOT operate 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.
Before starting engine: disengage all clutches
and shift into neutral. Adjust runners 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.
Hazardous Slopes
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.
Transport
ALWAYS shut off engine, remove key and
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.
Cleaning
Keep unit free of ice or other debris. Clean up
oil or fuel spills.
GB - 10
Spark Arrester
Battery posts, terminals and related
accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and reproductive
harm. Wash hands after handling.
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.
Battery Electrolyte First Aid
Follow First Aid directions for contact with
battery fluid.
• External Contact: Flush with water.
FUEL SAFETY RULES
Fuel is highly flammable and its vapors are
explosive. Handle with care. Use an approved
fuel container.
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.
BATTERY SAFETY RULES
Avoid Electric Shock. Objects contacting both
battery terminals at the same time may result
in injury and unit damage. DO NOT reverse
battery connections.
Explosive Gases from battery can cause
death or serious injury. Poisonous battery fluid
contains sulfuric acid and its contact with skin,
eyes or clothing can cause severe chemical
burns.
No flames, No sparks, No smoking near
battery.
ALWAYS wear safety glasses and protective
gear near battery.
DO NOT TIP battery beyond a 45˚ angle in any
direction.
ALWAYS keep batteries out of reach of
children.
• Eyes: Flush with water for at least 15
minutes and get medical attention
immediately!
• Internal Contact: Drink large quantities of
water. Follow with Milk of Magnesia,
beaten egg or vegetable oil. Get medical
attention immediately!
In case of internal contact, DO NOT induce
vomiting!
MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE
SAFETY RULES
Before tipping unit up onto housing, remove
fuel so no spills will occur and remove battery
(if equipped). Ensure unit is secure and 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.
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.
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.
STORAGE SAFETY RULES
NEVER store unit with fuel in fuel tank, inside
a building where any ignition sources are
present.
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.
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ACCESSORY AND ATTACHMENT
SAFETY RULES
Use only attachments or accessories
designed for your unit.
Check components frequently. If worn or
damaged, replace with manufacturer’s
recommended parts.
ASSEMBLY
ASSEMBLY
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand Assembly, Fuel and
Battery Safety Rules before
proceeding.
Handlebar and Shift Rod
5
4
2
WARNING: Dropping or tipping over
boxed unit could result in personal
injury or damage to unit.
3
Tools Required:
• Pliers
6
2
• Open-End Wrenches: 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16"
and/or Adjustable Wrench
1
• Tire Gauge
PACKAGE CONTENTS
OS0901
1. Handlebar
Assembly
2. Wing Knobs
3. Wing Nut
Chute Crank
(924116,117, 300, 508)
Discharge
Chute
Figure 5
1. Remove lower wing knobs on handlebar
assembly (Figure 5).
2. Remove upper wing nut and bolt on shift
rod.
3. Loosen upper wing knobs on handlebar.
4. Loosen lower wing nut and bolt on shift
rod.
5. Put speed selector lever into fastest
reverse panel notch.
6. Rotate handlebar up so wing knob holes
align. Install and tighten all wing knobs.
7. Install wing nut and bolt removed in step 2
onto shift rod and tighten hardware.
Lit
er
Paatur
ck e
Sno-Thro
Unit
Figure 4
4. Speed Selector
5. Bolt
6. Shift Rod
OS1642
Install Discharge Chute and Crank
(924116, 117, 300, 508)
Figure 6.
1. Grease discharge chute ring on blower
housing (if not already greased).
2. Remove mounting hardware from top of
engine.
3. Slide chute ring under retainer clip on
blower housing and put chute on housing.
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4. Secure chute by fastening chute strap to
engine with hardware just removed.
NOTE: Washers and lock nuts go on top of
chute strap.
5. Loosen mounting nut on chute and move
chute up or down so that chute ring is
approximately centered between retainer
clip and lower ring and tighten.
6. Slide chute crank rod through bracket
under handlebar and through hole in
panel.
7. Align chute crank rod with the universal
joint on chute and fasten with spring clip.
1
3
2
12
1
11
10
2
9
8
OS1930
1. Ring Gear Nuts
2. Half Rings
3. Discharge Chute
3
7
Figure 7
6
4
5
DS0112
1. Pinion Bracket
2. Gear Strap
3. Chute Bracket
4. Retainer Clip
5. Lower Ring
6. Chute Ring
7. Mounting Nut
8. Flat Gear
9. Pinion
10.Chute Strap
11.Universal Joint
12.Spring Clip
Figure 6
Install Discharge Chute - Electric
Rotation (924505,506)
Connect Battery (924300, 505, 506,
508)
1. Remove wing nuts from battery cover.
2. Install wire lead to battery terminal.
3. Install battery cover and tighten wing
nuts.
Deflector Remote (924116, 505, 506)
1. Slide cable end through hole on bracket
on left side of chute (Figure 8).
2. Attach cable eye to stud on deflector.
Hold in place with flat washer and e-ring.
3. Check deflector travel. Adjust nut on
cable end under handlebar to obtain full
travel. (See Deflector Remote in Service
and Adjustments.)
1. Remove chute motor cover.
2. Remove the six (6) nuts from ring gear
(Figure 7).
3. Remove two (2) half rings.
4. Position Discharge Chute over threaded
studs with the chute opening facing the
electric motor.
5. Replace the half rings.
6. Replace the six (6) nuts and tighten to
120 lbf-in torque.
7. Replace chute motor cover.
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Check Tire Pressure
Check tire pressure and adjust to the pressure
listed on tire sidewall.
1
3
2
Check Auger Gearcase Oil
Check oil level in auger gearcase (see Service
and Adjustments).
Check Engine Crankcase Oil
IMPORTANT: Engines on all Sno-Thro models
are shipped with 5W-30 oil in crankcase. Refer
to Engine Manual for detailed instructions.
Fill Engine Fuel Tank
1. Cable Eye
2. Flat Washer and E-Ring
3. Deflector Cable
Refer to Engine Manual for proper fuel type
and tank capacity.
Check Function of all Controls
Figure 8
OS1981
Check Function of Dual Handle
Interlock
Ensure unit runs and performs properly. Refer
to Operation.
Run in Attachment Belt
1. Start unit in a well-ventilated area
according to Starting and Shut-Off in
Operation.
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 according to Attachment
Clutch/Brake Adjustment in Service and
Adjustments.
Without the engine running, press down
(engage) both clutch levers. Release
attachment clutch lever. Attachment clutch
should remain engaged until traction clutch
lever is released, then both clutches must
disengage. If they do not, contact your dealer
for repairs.
OPERATION
Traction Drive Clutch - Left Hand
Lever
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand Operational, Fuel
and Battery Safety Rules before
proceeding.
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
See Figure 1 for all Controls and Features
locations.
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.
Squeeze the Traction
Drive Clutch Lever
2
against the Handlebar
(1) to engage wheel
drive for propelling unit.
Forward speed will vary
according to snow depth
and moisture content.
1
Release lever (2) to stop
OL2701
movement.
NOTE: 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 drive clutch.
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Attachment Clutch - Right Hand Lever
Speed Selector
Squeeze Attachment
2
Clutch Lever against
handlebar (1) to engage
attachment. Release
both clutch levers (2) to
disengage power and
apply brake to
1
attachment.
IMPORTANT: If the belt
squeals when the
OL2691
attachment clutch lever
is engaged, the
attachment drive may be frozen. Immediately
release the attachment clutch lever and move
the unit into a heated area to thaw.
The Speed Selector controls the unit travel in
a forward or reverse direction when positioned
in notch of speed.
Forward:
6
(6) Fastest
(1) Slow
5
Reverse:
4
(1) Slow
3
(2) Fast
2
IMPORTANT: DO NOT
change motion from
forward to reverse with
clutch engaged.
Forward speed can be
changed without
declutching.
1
Ignition Switch (120V start on engine)
Key Switch has two positions:
1. “Stop” - pulled out
2. Run - pushed in
NOTE: DO NOT twist key
after it is inserted.
2
1
2
OS1191
1
Choke Control Knob
OS1431
Ignition Switch (12V start on dash
panel)
1
2
3
OS0232
The ignition switch is
operated by a removable key.
It has three positions:
1.Stop
2.Run
3.Start
2
1
OS1300
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.
Throttle
Primer Bulb
1
Pushing the primer bulb in adds
fuel for easier engine start.
Refer to Starting and Shut Off.
2
OS1321
3
STOP
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)
4.Stop (engine is off)
4
OL2720
Electric Starter
The electric starter will start a properly choked
and cranked engine when the key is turned
(12V) or starter button (120V) is pushed. Refer
to Starting and Shut-Off.
Recoil Starter Handle
When pulled, handle will turn engine over.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT let handle snap back
against starter.
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Discharge Chute Deflector
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, or repair before operation.
Differential Lock (924117, 300, 505,
506, 508)
1
2
OL2730
Deflector Remote (924116, 505, 506)
Place deflector into position before operation.
DO NOT throw snow any higher than
necessary.
Push deflector remote forward to throw snow
lower. Pull deflector remote back to throw
snow higher.
Discharge Chute
Discharge chute rotates 220°.
ALWAYS position discharge chute in safe
direction and angle, away from operator and
bystanders, before starting engine.
Chute Crank (924116, 117, 300, 508)
IMPORTANT: If chute does not stay in set
position, adjust as directed in Service and
Adjustments, or repair before operation.
Rotate the Chute with Discharge Chute Crank
Handle.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT force frozen chute
controls. Start engine and run for 3-5 minutes
to thaw. If still frozen, take to warm place until
controls are free.
Chute Rotation Switch (924505, 506)
2
Axle Lock Pin (924116)
The axle lock pin is located on the right wheel
hub. Moving pin from the hub to the axle shaft
allows the right wheel to turn freely.
Scraper Blade
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 normal wear.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT allow Scraper Blade to
wear too far or Auger/Impeller housing will
become damaged.
Runners
The runners control the distance between the
scraper blade and the ground. Adjust runners
equally to keep blade level with the ground.
Refer to Pre-Start for recommended settings.
FILLING FUEL TANK
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand Fuel Safety Rules in
Safety section before proceeding.
OS1970
Press the chute rotation switch right (1) to
rotate chute clockwise. Press the chute
rotation switch left (2) to rotate chute
counterclockwise.
Heated Handles
2
OS1950
• Pull and turn knob to LOCKED
(1) position and release (knob
will snap in place when
positioned correctly).
To resume differential action for
transport:
• Pull and turn knob to UNLOCKED (2)
position and release.
1
1
Differential Lock knob is located
on the Left Wheel Hub. With
differential locked power is
applied equally to both wheels.
To engage differential lock:
Turn the heated handles
switch to the ON (1) position
to activate. Turn the switch
to the OFF (2) position to
deactivate.
To add fuel to fuel tank:
1. ALWAYS place unit in open or well
ventilated area.
2. Stop engine and allow to cool.
3. Clean Fuel Cap and surrounding area to
prevent dirt from entering Fuel Tank.
4. Remove Cap.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT use gasohol or
gasoline containing alcohol. See Engine
Manual for correct type and grade of fuel.
5. Fill fuel tank to within 1/2 in (1,2 cm)
below bottom of filler neck with unleaded
gasoline.
NOTE: Tank capacity is 1 gallon (3.8 liters).
6. Replace Fuel Cap and tighten.
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TO STOP IN AN EMERGENCY
7. ALWAYS clean up any spilled fuel.
Immediately release both control levers to stop
unit in an emergency. Stop engine, remove
key and wait for all rotating parts to stop before
leaving operator’s position.
PRE-START
1. Frozen Impeller
IMPORTANT: Before starting engine, check
impeller to be sure it is not frozen.
To check impeller:
1. With key in “Stop” position, squeeze
Attachment Clutch Lever to Engaged
position.
2. Pull Recoil Starter Handle.
3. If Impeller is frozen, (cannot pull Starter
Handle) move unit to a heated area and
thaw to prevent possible damage.
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.
2. 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 clutch
lever is released, then both clutches must
disengage.
If clutches do not engage or disengage
properly, adjust or repair before operation (see
Service and Adjustments).
3. Differential Lock (924117, 300, 505,
506, 508)
ALWAYS engage differential lock (located in
left wheel hub) for best traction when throwing
snow.
4. Adjust Axle Lock (924116)
Keep locking pin on the right wheel hub for
best traction when throwing snow.
5. Adjust Runners
Check and adjust Runners (see Service and
Adjustments). Allow 1/8 in (3 mm) between
scraper blade and hard, smooth surface(s).
Allow 1-1/4 in (30 mm) between scraper blade
and uneven or gravel surfaces.
6. Check Engine Fuel & Crankcase Oil
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand Fuel Safety Rules in
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.
IMPORTANT: Allow unit and engine to adjust
to the outdoor temperatures before clearing
snow. Before shut-off, run the attachment a
few minutes to prevent freeze-up.
NOTE: 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 traction clutch and
attachment drive clutch levers are fully
disengaged.
3. Push Primer Bulb 2 or 3 times for cold
engine.
NOTE: 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.
NOTE: A warm engine requires less choking
than a cold engine.
5. Set throttle to proper starting position.
6. Insert key into ignition switch.
12V - Turn key into RUN position.
120V - Push key into RUN position. DO
NOT twist key after it is inserted.
7. Grasp 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 Starter Handle
snap against Starter.
9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 until engine starts.
(If engine does not start, refer to
Troubleshooting.)
10. Adjust choke as needed.
11. Set throttle to Part Throttle or Slow
position for adaptation to outside
temperature or travel. Set throttle to Fast
position for normal operation.
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Electric Start (120V)
1. Connect extension cord to prongs on
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.
3. Turn discharge chute straight ahead.
4. Make sure that the traction clutch and
attachment drive clutch levers are fully
disengaged.
5. Push Primer Bulb 2 or 3 times for cold
engine.
NOTE: When temperature is below -15˚ F
(-26˚ C) additional priming may be needed.
6. Insert key into ignition switch on engine
and push into "Run" position. DO NOT
twist key after it is inserted.
7. If engine is cold, apply choke. A warm
engine requires less choking than a cold
engine. See Engine Manual for detailed
instructions.
8. Set throttle to proper starting position.
9. Press starter button on engine until
engine starts.
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.)
10. Adjust choke as needed.
11. Disconnect power cord from outlet, then
starter.
12. Set throttle to Part Throttle or Slow
position for travel or adaptation to outside
temperature. Once achieved, set throttle
to Fast position for normal operation.
Electric Start (12V)
1. Turn discharge chute straight ahead.
2. Make sure that the traction clutch and
attachment drive clutch levers are fully
disengaged.
3. Push Primer Bulb 2 or 3 times for cold
engine.
NOTE: 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.
NOTE: A warm engine requires less choking
than a cold engine.
5. Set throttle to proper starting position.
6. Put ignition key into START position until
engine starts and release into the RUN
position.
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.)
7. Adjust choke as needed.
8. Set throttle to Part Throttle or Slow
position for travel or adaptation to outside
temperature. Once achieved, 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. Move Throttle to the “Stop” position.
5. Remove key.
SNOW REMOVAL
IMPORTANT: Allow unit and engine to adjust
to the outdoor temperatures before clearing
snow.
NOTE: Attachment clutch should be engaged
before wheel 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.
TRAVELING
To travel from one work area to another:
1. Set Throttle to Slow or Part-Throttle
position.
2. Press down on handlebars enough to
raise front of unit slightly off surface.
3. Engage wheel drive clutch without
engaging attachment drive clutch.
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TRANSPORT
ALWAYS shut off engine, remove key and
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.
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.
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand Maintenance and
Service and Battery Safety Rules in
Safety section before attempting any
maintenance.
SERVICE POSITION
WARNING: Before tipping unit up
onto housing, remove fuel so no
spills will occur and remove battery
(if equipped). Ensure unit is secure
and will not tip over during
maintenance.
Place unit on a flat level surface. Tip unit
forward onto front of impeller housing for
service. Assure unit is secure and will not tip
over. Strap and clamp onto bench if needed.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
The chart below shows the recommended
maintenance schedule that should be
performed on a regular basis. More frequent
service may be required.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Service
Performed
Each Every Every Yearly
Use 5 hrs. 25
hrs.
Check Dual
Handle
Interlock
•
Check
Fasteners
•
Check
Clutches
•
Clean Engine
•
Check Engine
Oil
•
Change
Engine Oil
*
•
Check Tire
Pressure
•
Check Auger
Gearcase
•
•
General
Lubrication
•
•
Battery
Maintenance
•
•
* After first two hours of operation.
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 clutch
lever is released, then both clutches must
disengage.
CHECK FASTENERS
Make sure all hardware is tightened properly.
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CHECK CLUTCHES
1
Auger / impeller must stop within 5 seconds
when attachment clutch/impeller brake 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
Service and Adjustments).
2
3
CLEAN ENGINE
Refer to Engine Manual for detailed
instructions.
2
1. Auger Gearcase - Cast Iron
2. Oil Fill and Drain Plug
3. Auger Gearcase - Aluminum
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
Change oil after first 2 hours of operation,
thereafter change oil every 25 hours (more
often if required). Refer to Engine Manual for
detailed instructions.
Run engine just prior to changing oil. Warm oil
will flow more freely and carry away more
contamination.
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
Figure 9
GENERAL LUBRICATION
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.
NOTE: Apply Stens Mix Hi-Temp Grease or
equivalent to the lubrication fittings. See
Service Parts.
Sno-Thro should be lubricated (Figure 10) at
beginning of season or every 25 operating
hours.
Auger Shaft
NOTE: To grease auger shaft, remove shear
bolt nuts, and shear bolts. Turn auger on shaft
while applying grease at zerk fittings. Replace
shear bolt per instructions in Service and
Adjustments.
Keep tires at pressure listed on the tire
sidewall.
CHECK AUGER GEARCASE
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.
To ensure adequate lubricant level:
1. Remove filler plug (Figure 9). Lubricant
must be at least up to bottom of lubricant
filler hole with unit resting on a levelsurface.
2. Add lubricant if required. Allow oil to drain
to level of plug and replace plug.
IMPORTANT: Use only Ariens special gear
lubricant L-2 (Part Number 00008000).
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2
8
6
5
4
1
1
1
1
7
3
1. Auger and Shaft
2. Discharge Chute
3. Sprocket/Pinion
Assembly
4. Axle Shaft
5. Shift Lever Arm
6. Pinion Chain
7. Hex Shaft
8. Shift Link
Grease
Oil
OS0641
OS0741
Figure 10
CLEAN BATTERY (924300, 505,
506, 508)
Terminals
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand Battery Safety Rules
in Safety section before attempting
any maintenance.
IMPORTANT: Battery is maintenance free. Do
not tamper with or attempt to open battery.
See Service and Adjustments for charging
procedures.
Keep battery and its terminals clean.
IMPORTANT: Remove battery from unit
before cleaning.
Remove corrosion from battery terminals and
cable connections with a wire brush, then
wash with a weak baking soda solution.
After cleaning, apply a thin coat of grease or
petroleum jelly to terminals and cable ends to
retard corrosion.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand Maintenance and
Service and Battery Safety Rules in
Safety section before attempting
service or adjustments.
Adjusting
Hardware
DISCHARGE CHUTE DEFLECTOR
(924117, 300, 508)
Discharge Chute
Deflector
Deflector must stay in selected position while
throwing snow.
To adjust, loosen then retighten hardware to
desired deflector drag force (Figure 11).
Figure 11
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OS0113
DEFLECTOR REMOTE (924116,
505, 506)
Deflector must stay in selected position while
throwing snow.
If deflector does not stay in set position:
1. Tighten nut beneath the control panel to
increase friction on pressure flange
(Figure 12).
1
2
3
4
1. Pinion
2. Chute Gear
3. Carriage Bolt
4. Spring
4
3
DS0113
Figure 13
1
OS0280
2
1. Nut
2. Pressure Flange
3. Adjusting Nuts
4. Cable Support Bracket
Figure 12
If deflector does not follow full range of travel:
1. Push deflector remote all the way forward.
2. Loosen adjusting nuts on cable support
bracket.
3. To adjust the deflector lower:
Slide cable down. Tighten bottom nut.
4. To adjust deflector higher:
Slide cable up. Tighten top nut.
5. Check travel and repeat adjustment as
necessary.
RUNNERS
Runners should be adjusted (Figure 14) as
conditions require.
1. Position unit on a hard, flat, smooth level
surface.
2. Adjust runners by inserting a spacer of
desired thickness under center of scraper
blade, loosen runner hardware, slide
runners to flat surface. Allow 1/8 in
(3 mm) between scraper blade and hard
smooth surfaces. Allow 1-1/4 in (30 mm)
between scraper blade and uneven or
gravel surfaces. Retighten hardware.
NOTE: Keep housing level by adjusting
runners equally.
DISCHARGE CHUTE
If chute does not stay in position while
operating, tighten nut on carriage bolt at pivot
point to increase tension on spring (Figure 13).
Smooth and easy rotation of properly
lubricated chute with crank is obtained by
adjusting pinion and chute gear teeth so they
mesh together.
2
1
1. Runner
2. Runner Hardware
Figure 14
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SCRAPER BLADE
SPEED SELECTOR ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT: Damage to auger/impeller
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. Adjust runners to fully raised position
(housing closest to ground).
3. Reposition scraper blade flush with
runners and tighten lock nuts.
To adjust (Figure 16):
1. Place unit into service position.
2. Remove hair pin from adjustment pivot
pin.
3. Pull shift rod and pin out of speed selector
lever.
4. Place the speed selector in the fastest
reverse speed position.
5. Pull the shift rod straight up towards the
control panel as far as it will go.
6. Thread the adjustment pivot pin along the
shift rod until it aligns with the mating hole
on the speed selector lever. Insert the
pivot pin into hole.
7. Make sure the speed selector shifts into
each speed position.
8. Secure adjustment pivot pin with hairpin.
SHEAR BOLTS
IMPORTANT: Use only Ariens shear bolts for
replacement. Use of any other type of shear
bolt may result in severe damage to unit.
Occasionally a foreign object may enter the
auger/impeller housing and jam the auger,
breaking shear bolts (Figure 15) which secure
the auger to the shaft. This allows auger to
turn freely on the shaft preventing damage to
gear drive.
3
For Replacement:
1. Slide auger outward against roll pin and
align hole in shaft with hole in auger
(holes in shaft for roll pins and shear bolts
line up).
2. Drive shear bolt through hole (if shear bolt
was broken this will drive remaining part
from shaft).
3. Secure shear bolt with nut.
4
2
1
3
1. Shift Rod
2. Adjustment Pivot Pin
3. Speed Selector Lever
4. Hairpin
1
OS0402
Figure 16
2
1. Auger
2. Shear Bolts
3. Roll Pin
Figure 15
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ATTACHMENT CLUTCH/BRAKE
ADJUSTMENT
(Figures 17 and 18)
IMPORTANT: 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/Impeller Brake lever is
released.
1. Remove belt cover.
2. Check belt alignment (Figure 20).
Engine sheave and attachment pulley
must align vertically. Also, belt must be
centered in the idler pulley.
To align, move attachment pulley:
a.Loosen set screws.
b. Slide pulley and key to desired
position.
c.Tighten set screws.
3. Adjust cable slack.
IMPORTANT: The clutch cable must be slack
when the lever is disengaged.
a.With clutch lever disengaged, loosen
jam nut on cable adjuster.
b. Turn adjuster body to remove all slack
from the cable. Do not stretch spring
or move lower clutch arm.
c.Turn back the adjuster body 5 turns
(approximately 1/4 in or 6 mm). Finger
tighten jam nut.
d.Hold adjuster body with pliers and
tighten jam nut with wrench.
4. Check spring length.
a.Measure the length of the clutch cable
spring.
b. Engage and hold the attachment
clutch lever.
c.Measure the length of the spring
again. The spring should be
3/16 –7/16 in (5–11 mm) longer when
the lever is engaged.
5. Adjust spring lesngth.
NOTE: Approximately 1/8 in (3 mm)
movement of the idler will change spring
extension by 1/8 in (3 mm).
a.Loosen the idler adjustment nut.
b. To increase spring extension, move
idler towards belt (Figure 20).
c.To decrease spring extension, move
idler away from belt.
d.Tighten idler adjustment nut.
6. Place unit in service position. Remove
bottom cover by removing four cap
screws.
7. Check brake.
When the clutch lever is disengaged, the
brake must contact attachment belt.
When the clutch lever is engaged, the
brake must be more than 1/16 in (1.6 mm)
away from the belt (Figure 18).
8. Repeat steps 4 – 7 until:
Spring stretch and brake contact are
correct.
9. Check belt finger clearance (Figure 20).
With clutch lever engaged, belt fingers
should be 1/16 – 1/8 in (1.6 –3 mm) from
belt. Adjust belt fingers as necessary.
10. Replace belt cover and bottom cover.
3/16 –7/16 in
(5–11mm)
1
2
10
9
3
8
4
5
7
6
1. Attachment
Clutch Cable
2. Cable Adjuster
3. Jam Nut
4. Clutch Cable
Spring
5. Lower Clutch
Arm
6. Lever Arm
7. Cotter Pin and
Washer
8. Adjustment Nut
9. Shift Rod
10.Traction Drive
Clutch Cable
Figure 17
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OS1182
ATTACHMENT DRIVE BELT
REPLACEMENT
Remove old attachment drive belt:
1
2
OS0660
1/16 in (1,6 mm)
1. Drive Belt
2. Brake Shoe and Pad
Figure 18
TRACTION DRIVE CLUTCH
ADJUSTMENT
If drive slips, adjust traction clutch to
compensate for friction disc wear.
To adjust traction clutch:
1. Place speed selector in First (1) Forward.
2. Place unit in service position.
3. With traction clutch disengaged turn
wheels while tightening adjustment nut
(Figure 17), at clutch yoke.
4. Engage and release traction clutch.
5. Turn wheels to check for slight drag.
6. Repeat steps 3 - 5 until wheels begin to
drag.
7. Turn adjustment nut back three turns.
Wheels will then turn freely.
DRIVE CHAIN
Chain should be taut with little or no play in it.
To compensate for looseness or excessive
tightness in drive chain:
1. Put unit into service position.
2. Remove bottom cover by removing four
cap screws.
3. Loosen nuts on idler hex shaft
(Figure 21). Adjust the idler hex shaft in
slot as necessary. Torque the nut to
70-146 lbf-in (7.9 - 16.5 N•m).
1. Shut off engine and allow to cool
completely.
2. Remove belt cover (Figure 19).
3. Remove spring clip from chute crank to
remove chute crank.
4. Remove hardware holding chute strap to
engine bracket and lift discharge chute off
housing.
IMPORTANT: Disconnect remote cap
deflector and/or electric chute wire harness (if
equipped) before proceeding.
5. Loosen cap screws and carefully rotate
belt fingers away from belt and sheave
(Figure 20).
IMPORTANT: Use care when rotating the belt
fingers. DO NOT bend belt fingers out of
shape.
6. Remove attachment drive belt from
engine sheave (it may be necessary to
turn engine sheave using recoil starter
handle).
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.
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 four cap screws
before separating unit.
7. Support Sno-Thro frame and housing.
8. Remove cap screws securing housing to
frame (one on each side). Tip housing
and frame apart on pivot pins (Figure 19).
9. Remove attachment drive belt from
attachment pulley (hold brake away from
belt).
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3
2
OS0792
1
1. Pivot Pin
2. Housing Cap Screws
3. Belt Cover
Figure 19
1
2
3
4
5
6
1. Traction Belt Idler
2. Cap Screw
3. Belt Finger
4. Traction Drive Belt
5. Attachment Belt Idler
6. Attachment Drive Belt
7. Engine Sheave
8. Attachment Pulley
9. Attachment Idler
Adjustment Nut
7
8
9
OS0601
Figure 20
Install new attachment drive belt:
1. Place new attachment belt onto
attachment pulley.
2. Tip housing and frame back together and
secure with cap screws.
3. Place belt onto engine sheave.
4. Make sure engine sheave and attachment
pulley align. If alignment is necessary,
loosen attachment pulley set screws,
reposition pulley and retighten set screws.
5. Reposition and secure belt fingers.
IMPORTANT: Make sure belt fingers are
1/16 in to 1/8 in (1.6-3mm) from belt when
attachment clutch is engaged.
6. Check adjustment. See Attachment
Clutch/Brake.
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WARNING: AUGER / IMPELLER
MUST STOP within 5 seconds when
attachment clutch lever is released or
unit damage or serious injury may
result.
7. Reconnect chute crank and secure with
spring clip. If equipped, reconnect remote
cap deflector cable and/or electric chute
wire harness.
8. Replace belt cover.
TRACTION DRIVE BELT
REPLACEMENT
3. Install new traction drive belt onto
attachment pulley and engine sheaves.
4. Replace attachment drive belt (See
Replace Attachment Drive Belt).
FRICTION DISC REPLACEMENT
1. Place unit into service position.
2. Remove bottom cover by removing four
cap screws.
3. Place speed selector in first (1) position
and depress traction clutch lever to hold
friction disc and hub in position.
4. Remove cap screws from hub
(Figure 21).
5. Release traction clutch lever, shift to third
(3) position, and remove friction disc.
6. Secure new friction disc on hub with five
cap screws and torque cap screws to
8-10 lbf-ft (10,6-13,3 N•m).
7. Replace bottom cover.
8. Adjust traction drive clutch (see Traction
Drive Clutch Adjustment).
NOTE: Housing and frame must be tipped
apart and attachment drive belt removed from
engine sheave in order to change traction
drive belt.
1. Remove attachment drive belt (see
Attachment Drive Belt Replacement).
2. Pull idler away from traction drive belt and
remove belt from idler pulley, engine
sheave and driven pulley (it may be
necessary to turn engine pulley using
recoil handle).
NOTE: To gain clearance, engage traction
clutch and if necessary pull back attachment
idler arm clevis pin.
1
2
1. Cap Screw
2. Cotter Pin
3. Friction Disc
4. Shift Arm
5. Chain
6. Idler Hex Shaft
3
6
4
OS0612
5
Figure 21
BATTERY (924300, 505, 506, 508)
Charging
1. Place unit on a level surface and shut off
engine.
2. Disconnect negative (-) cable first, then
positive (+) cable.
3. Loosen wing nut and remove battery.
Place battery on bench or other well
ventilated place.
4. Connect positive (+) lead of charger to
positive (+) terminal, and negative (-) lead
to negative (-) terminal.
5. Charge the battery at two and a half amps
for ten hours.
6. Reinstall battery into unit and connect
positive (+) cable first, then negative (-)
cable.
Replacing
Use U1R or U1L; 340 to 350 CCA @ 0˚F type
batteries.
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STORAGE
LONG TERM
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand Storage Safety
Rules in Safety section before
proceeding.
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.
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.
Clean unit thoroughly with mild soap and low
pressure water and lubricate (see
Maintenance). Touch up all scratched painted
surfaces.
Remove weight from wheels by putting blocks
under frame or axle.
When storing unit for extended periods of time,
remove all fuel from tank and carburetor (run
dry). Refer to Engine Manual.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
PROBABLE CAUSE
CORRECTION
Engine will
not crank/
start.
1. Fuel tank is empty.
2. Build up of dirt and residue
around governor/
carburetor.
3. Key Switch not in run
position.
4. Ignition switch starter
circuit not functioning.
5. Battery discharged, wires
loose.
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. Clean area around governor/
carburetor.
3. Put Key Switch into run position.
4. Check for a bad starter or
connections.
5. Check battery and connections.
Engine stops.
1. Out of fuel.
2. Mechanical jam in blower
rake or impeller.
3. Polluted fuel supply.
4. Faulty spark plug.
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. Turn off engine, remove key, and
wait for all moving parts to stop.
Check for and remove
obstruction and repair before
restart.
3. Replace with clean fuel.
4. Replace or clean spark plug.
Engine
problems.
1. See Engine Manual.
Does not
operate in
Forward/
Reverse.
1. Friction disc not adjusted
properly.
2. Traction belt not
functioning.
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1. Repair or replace friction disc.
See Service and Adjustments.
2. Repair or replace traction drive
belt. See Service and
Adjustments.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
PROBABLE CAUSE
CORRECTION
Small rubber
beads collect
in frame
1. Friction disc wear.
1. Normal friction disc wear.
Chunks or large pieces of rubber
mean friction disc should be
checked and replaced as
necessary.
Unit does not
throw snow
1. Shear bolts broken.
2. Attachment clutch/brake
not adjusted properly.
3. Attachment drive belt worn
or damaged.
1. Replace shear bolts (see Shear
Bolts).
2. Adjust attachment clutch/brake
(see Attachment Clutch/Brake
Adjustment).
3. Replace attachment drive belt
(see Attachment Clutch/Brake
Adjustment ).
SERVICE PARTS
Order the following parts through your
Dealer:
Part No.
Description
00036800 Stens Mix Hi-Temp Grease
(3, 3 oz. cartridges)
21533500 Spark Plug (924117, 300, 505,
506, 508)
21533400 Spark Plug (924116)
07236200 Impeller Belt (924506)
ACCESSORIES
See your authorized Ariens dealer to add the
additional accessories available to your
Sno-Thro.
Part No.
Description
73203100 Slicer Bar
72406500 Front Weight Kit*
72406300 Deflector Remote Control Kit*
(924117, 300, 508)
* Available in CE countries.
07238300 Impeller Belt (924505)
07238400 Impeller Belt (924117, 300, 508)
07238500 Impeller Belt (924116)
07211200 Traction Belt (924116, 117, 300,
508)
07236100 Traction Belt (924505,506)
00300300 Friction Disc
51001500 Shear Bolt Kit
To obtain a complete parts manual, find your
model and serial number. Then go to
www.ariens.com or call 1-800-678-5443.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
924116
924117
924300
924508
924505
924506
Description
1028
1024
1024
1128
1332
1336
Engine Tecumseh
HMSK10159468X
OHSK100221608C
OHSK10221609C
OHSK11221716C
OHSK130-223815D
11
(8.2)
13
(9.7)
Power Max - HP
(kW)
10
(7.46)
3600 ± 150
Fast Idle Speed RPM (min-1)
Displacement in (cc)
21.82
(357.6)
Electric Start
19.43
(318.3)
120V
12V
Fuel
See Engine Manual
Tank Capacity qt (Liters)
Snow Clearing
Width - in (cm)
21.82
(357.6)
4 (3.8)
28
(71.2)
Snow Throwing
Distance - ft (m)
24
(61.0)
28
(71.2)
3-45 (0.9-13.7)
32
(81.3)
36
(91.4)
3-50 (0.9-15.2)
Chute
Rotation Angle
220˚
Rotation Control
at Handlebar
Remote Deflector
Control
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Impeller
Diameter in (cm)
12
(30.5)
14
(35.6)
Speed RPM-Max (min-1)
1310
1140
Auger
Diameter in (cm)
15
(38.1)
16
(40.6)
Speed - RPMMax (min-1)
131
Auger Brake
Yes
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
Description
924116
924117
924300
924508
924505
924506
1028
1024
1024
1128
1332
1336
Attachment
Clutch
Yes
Drive
Disc-O-Matic
Speeds
6 Forward and 2 Reverse
Lock Out
Differential
No
Pneumatic Tires
- in (cm)
Yes
16/6.50 x8
(40.6/
16.5x20.3)
16/4.80 x 8
(40.6/12.2x20.3)
16/6.50 x 8
(40.6/16.5x20.3)
Size and Weight
Length - in (cm)
60 (152)
Height - in (cm)
43 (109.2)
Width - in (cm)
30.5
(77.5)
30.5
(77.5)
34.5
(87.6)
38.5
(97.8)
298
(135.2)
312
(141.5)
326
(147.9)
328
(148.8)
N/A
92
93
92
91
N/A
2.8
2.5
2.7
2.8
Y
N/A
4.5
5.4
3.3
2.4
Z
N/A
5.1
4.8
4.1
3.8
Weight - lbs (Kg)
26.3
(66.8)
269 (122)
274
(124.3)
CE Sound and
Vibration
Oper. Ear Sound
Pressure (Lpa) in
dBA
Vibration
Measure @
Operator Hands
X
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3 Year Limited Sno-Thro Warranty
Ariens Company
655 West Ryan Street
P.O. Box 157
Brillion, WI 54110-0157
920-756-2141
Fax 920-756-2407
www.ariens.com
Ariens Company warrants to the original purchaser that consumer products manufactured
by Ariens Company will be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period
of three (3) years after the date of purchase, and 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.
The three year duration of this warranty applies only if the product is put to ordinary,
reasonable, and usual personal, family, or household uses. If the product is put to any
business, commercial, or industrial use, then the duration of this warranty is ninety (90)
days after the date of purchase, or one (1) year after the date of purchase if the product
is labeled as a Professional/Commercial Product. If any product is rented or leased,
then the duration of this warranty is ninety (90) days after the date of purchase.
Genuine Ariens service parts and accessories not purchased with the product covered
by this warranty, but which are later purchased and used with that product, are warranted
to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of ninety (90) days
after date of purchase, and Ariens Company will repair or replace any such part or
accessory free of charge, except for labor, during that period.
This warranty is subject to the following conditions, limitations, and exclusions:
This warranty is valid only if the following conditions are
met:
• The warranty registration card must be completed and
returned to Ariens Company.
• The purchaser must perform maintenance and minor
adjustments explained in the owner’s manual.
• The purchaser must promptly notify Ariens Company or an
authorized Ariens service representative of the need for
warranty service.
The following items are not covered by this warranty:
• Engines and engine accessories are covered only by the
warranty made by the engine manufacturer, and are not
covered by this warranty.
• Parts that are not genuine Ariens service parts are not
covered by this warranty.
• Shoes, runners, scraper blades, shear bolts, headlights, light
bulbs, are not covered by this warranty.
• Any defect which is the result of misuse, alteration, improper
assembly, improper adjustment, neglect, or accident, is not
covered by this warranty.
• Products which were not purchased in the United States,
Puerto Rico, or Canada are not covered by this warranty. In
all other countries, contact place of purchase.
This warranty is subject to the following limitations:
• The purchaser must transport the product to and from the
place of warranty service.
• Warranty service must be performed by an authorized Ariens
service representative. (To find an authorized Ariens service
representative, contact Ariens Company at the number or
address above.)
• Batteries are warranted only for a period of twelve (12)
months after date of purchase, on a prorated basis. For the
first ninety (90) days of the warranty period, a defective
battery will be replaced free of charge. If the applicable
warranty period is more than 90 days, Ariens Company will
cover the prorated cost of any defective battery, for up to
twelve (12) months after the date of purchase.
• Normal maintenance items including, but not limited to, belts,
idlers, cables, friction wheels, tires, wheels, electrical
components are warranted for a two year period from the
date of purchase unless a shorter period would apply based
on how the product is used, then the shorter period will
apply.
DISCLAIMER OF FURTHER WARRANTY
LIMITATION OF REMEDY AND DAMAGES
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.
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.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights,
and you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state.
Form: ALW3-042301
GB - 32
Ariens Company
655 West Ryan Street
P.O. Box 157
Brillion, WI 54110-0157
920-756-2141
Fax 920-756-2407
www.ariens.com