Ariens 924127-ST11528DLE Specifications

Sno-Thro
®
Owner/Operator Manual
Models
924124 – ST926DLE
924125 – ST11528LE
924126 – ST11526DLE
924127 – ST11528DLE
924128 – ST1332LE
924335 – ST926DLE
924336 – ST11526DLE
924337 – ST11528DLE
924338 – ST1332LE
924516 – ST1332DLE
924517 – ST1336DLE
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00294700B 3/05
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
EC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY ISSUED BY THE MANUFACTURER
DÉCLARATION DE CONFORMITÉ CE ÉMISE PAR LE FABRICANT –
EU-ÜBEREINSTIMMUNGSERKLÄRUNG DES HERSTELLERS –
DICHIARAZIONE DI CONFORMITÀ CE RILASCIATA DAL PRODUTTORE –
DECLARACIÓN DE CONFORMIDAD CE EMITIDA POR EL FABRICANTE –
EF-SAMSVARSERKLÆRING FRA PRODUSENTEN –
EG-DEKLARATIONEN OM ÖVERENSSTÄMMELSE UTFÄRDAD
AV TILLVERKAREN –
VALMISTAJAN ANTAMA EY-VAATIMUSTENMUKAISUUSVAKUUTUS –
DEKLARACJA ZGODNOŚCI Z PRZEPISAMI EC WYDANA PRZEZ
PRODUCENTA –
We the undersigned, ARIENS COMPANY, certify that: Nous, soussignés ARIENS COMPANY, certifions
que : Der Unterzeichnete, ARIENS COMPANY, bescheinigt, dass: La sottoscritta società ARIENS
COMPANY certifica che: Nosotros, los abajo firmantes, ARIENS COMPANY, certificamos que:
Undertegnede, ARIENS COMPANY, bekrefter at: Undertecknad, ARIENS COMPANY, intygar att:
Allekirjoittanut, ARIENS COMPANY, vakuuttaa, että: My, niźej podpisani, ARIENS COMPANY,
oświadczamy, że:
Type: Type : Typ:
Tipo: Tipo: Type:
Typ: Tyyppi: Typ:
WALK BEHIND SNOW THROWER – LES CHASSES-NEIGE AUTOTRACTÉS –
HANDGEFÜHRTE SCHNEEFRÄSE – SPAZZANEVE SEMOVENTE –
CAMINAR POR DETRÁS DE LA LANZADORA DE NIEVE – SNØFRESER –
SJÄLVGÅENDE SNÖSLUNGA – KÄSINOHJAILTAVA LUMILINKO –
ODGARNIACZ ŚNIEGU DO PROWADZENIA PRZED SOBĄ
Trade Name: Appellation commerciale : Handelsbezeichnung: Nome
commerciale: Nombre comercial: Handelsnavn: Handelsbeteckning:
Kauppanimi: Nazwa handlowa:
Ariens
Model: Modèle : Modell: Modello: Modelo: Modell: Modell: Malli: Model: 924335,
924336,
924337,
924338,
924516,
924517
Conforms to: Est conforme à : Mit den Anforderungen der folgenden Richtlinien übereinstimmt:
È conforme a: Cumple con: Er i samsvar med: Överensstämmer med: Täyttää seuraavat
vaatimukset: Jest zgodny z:
98/37/EC, 89/336/EEC,
2000/14/EC Conformity Assessment Annex V. Annexe V de l'évaluation de conformité.
Konformitätsbewertung, Anhang V. Annesso V della valutazione di conformità. Anexo V
de la evaluación de la conformidad. Samsvarsvurdering etter vedlegg V. Bedömning av
överensstämmelse Bilaga V. Vaatimustenmukaisuuden arviointi, liite V. Dodatek V, Ocena zgodności.
2
Representative Measured Sound Power Level (Lwa) –
Niveau de puissance acoustique représentatif mesuré
(Lwa) – Repräsentativer gemessener Geräuschpegel
(Lwa) – Livello di potenza sonora rappresentativo rilevato
(Lwa) – Nivel de potencia acústica representativo
medido (Lwa) – Representativt målt lydeffektnivå (Lwa) –
Representativ uppmätt ljudnivå (Lwa) – Tyypillinen mitattu
äänitehotaso (Lwa) – Zmierzony reprezentatywny poziom
mocy akustycznej (Lwa) –
Guaranteed Sound Power Level (Lwa) –
Niveau de puissance acoustique garanti (Lwa) –
Garantierter Geräuschpegel (Lwa) – Livello di potenza
sonora garantito (Lwa) – Nivel de potencia acústica
garantizado (Lwa) – Garantert lydeffektnivå (Lwa) –
Garanterad uppmätt ljudnivå (Lwa) – Taattu
äänitehotaso (Lwa) – Gwarantowany reprezentatywny
poziom mocy akustycznej (Lwa) –
924335, 338, 516, 517: 106 dBA
924337, 924336: 108 dBA
924335, 338, 516, 517: 110 dBA
924337, 924336: 112 dBA
Fred J. Moreaux:
Quality and Conformance Manager (Keeper of Technical
File) Responsable de la qualité et de la conformité des
produits (Dépositaire de la fiche technique) Manager
Qualitätssicherung und Konformität (Archivar der
technischen Akte) Responsabile della qualità e della
conformità del prodotto (Depositario del file tecnico)
Gerente de calidad y conformidad (Depositario del
archivo técnico) Kvalitet- og samsvarsansvarlig
(innehaver av tekniske data) Chef för kvalitet och
produktöverensstämmelse (Innehavare av tekniska data)
Laadusta ja vaatimustenmukaisuudesta vastaava
päällikkö (Teknisen tiedoston haltija) Kierownik do spraw
jakości i zgodności (Przechowujący Dokumentację
Techniczną)
Ariens Company
Brillion, WI 54110-0157 USA
Signature Signature Unterschrift
Firma Firma Signatur
Namnteckning Allekirjoitus
Podpis
4/19/2004
Date Date Datum
Data Fecha Dato
Datum Päiväys
Data
CE Sound and Vibration – Niveau sonore et vibration CE – CE-Geräuschpegel
und Vibrationswerte – Livello sonoro e vibrazioni CE – Sonido y vibración CE –
CE-lydnivå og Vibrasjonsmåling – CE ljudnivå och Vibrations-mätning – CEmelutaso Tärinä – CE DŸwiêku i Wibracji
Model: – Modèle : – Modell: – Modello: –
924335 924336 924337 924338 924516 924517
Modelo: – Modell: – Modell: – Malli: – Model:
Oper. Ear Sound Pressure (Lpa) in dBA –
Pression acoustique Pression sonore à aux
oreilles de l’opérateur (Lpa) en dBA –
Geräuschstärke am Ohr des Bedieners (Lpa)
in dBA – Potenza sonora percepita
dall’operatore
(Lpa) in. dBA – Presión de sonido en el oído
(Lpa) in dBA – Lydtrykk i førerens øre (Lpa) in.
dBA – vid förarens position (Lwa) i dBA –
Kuljettajan korvaan kohdistuva äänipaine
(Lpa)/dBA – Robocze ciśnienie akustyczne na
uchu (Lpa) w decybelachA
93
94
94
93
93
93
Vibration Measure (m/sec2) @ Operator
Hands – Niveau de vibrationaux mains de
l’opérateur – Vibrationswerte An den Händen
des Bedieners – Misura delle vibrazioni alle
mani dell’operatore – Cantidad de vibración
en las manos del operador –
Vibrasjonsmåling ved brukerens hender –
Vibrationsmätning vid förarens händer –
Tärinä kuljettajan käsissä – Pomiar wibracji
(m/sec2) na rękach operatora
X
2.8
1.9
2.5
3.2
1.7
1.7
Y
5.8
4.1
3.9
4.0
4.0
4.4
Z
7.0
7.2
7.7
4.2
4.2
5.3
3
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Service Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Controls and Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Service and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
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.
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.
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.
Serial Number
Label
Figure 1
OS6720
• Record Unit Model and Serial numbers
here.
• Record Engine Model and Serial number
here.
GB - 4
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 1-920-756-4664.
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.
© Copyright 2004 Ariens Company
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.
NOTE: To locate your nearest Ariens Dealer,
call 1-920-756-4664 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 a Product Registration Card and
return the card to the Ariens Company or
go to www.ariens.com.
SAFETY
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!
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.
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.
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.
GB - 5
SAFETY DECALS AND
LOCATIONS
ALWAYS replace missing or damaged Safety
Decals. Refer to figure below for Safety Decal
locations.
Never direct discharge towards
persons or property that may be
injured or damaged by thrown
objects.
OL0910
Stop engine, remove key, read
manual before making any
repairs, adjustments.
3
2
Wear appropriate hearing
protection.
ONLY use clean-out tool to clear
blockages. NEVER use your
hands.
3. DANGER!
1
Figure 2
OS6600
1. DANGER!
OS2080
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.
2. WARNING!
OS6610
ROTATING PARTS! ONLY use
clean-out tool to clear blockages.
NEVER use your hands. High
speed impeller rotates below
discharge opening. Wait for all
moving parts to stop before
removing clogs or servicing.
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
Read Owner/Operator Manual.
ALWAYS check overhead and side clearances
carefully before operation. ALWAYS be aware
of traffic when operating along streets or
curbs.
Keep people away from unit while
operating. Keep children out of
work area and under watchful
care of a responsible adult.
Keep children and people away. Keep children
out of work area and under watchful care of a
responsible adult.
OL1801
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.
GB - 6
Keep area of operation clear of all toys, pets,
and debris. Thrown objects can cause injury.
Deflected materials can cause injury and
property damage.
Check for weak spots on docks, ramps or
floors. Avoid uneven work areas and rough
terrain. Stay alert for hidden hazards.
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.
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.
ALWAYS disengage attachment, stop unit and
engine, remove key and allow moving parts to
stop before leaving operator’s position.
Falling snow, fog, etc. can reduce vision and
cause an accident. Operate unit only when
there is good visibility and light.
ROTATING IMPELLER CAN CAUSE
SERIOUS INJURY. NEVER ATTEMPT TO
UNCLOG OR CLEAN UNIT WHILE ENGINE
IS RUNNING.
Only trained adults may operate unit.
Training includes actual operation.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions in
the manual and on the machine before
starting.
NEVER operate unit after or during the use of
medication, drugs or alcohol. Safe operation
requires your complete and unimpaired
attention at all times.
Understand:
• How to operate all controls.
• The functions of all controls.
• How to STOP in an emergency.
NEVER allow anyone to operate this unit
when their alertness or coordination is
impaired.
Before starting engine, disengage control(s).
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.
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.
DO NOT wear loose clothing or jewelry and tie
back hair that may get caught in rotating parts.
ALWAYS allow unit and engine to adjust to
outdoor temperatures before clearing snow.
Protect eyes, face and head from objects that
may be thrown from unit. Wear appropriate
hearing protection.
Always be sure of your footing, especially
when operating in reverse or leaving the
operator’s position. Walk, never run during
operation.
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 Runners so Scraper Blade does
not contact gravel.
DO NOT overload the machine capacity by
attempting to clear snow at too fast a rate.
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.
DO NOT throw snow any higher than
necessary.
GB - 7
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 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.
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.
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
lock-open device.
If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing
immediately.
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.
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.
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.
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 an approved
fuel container.
NO smoking, NO sparks, NO flames. ALWAYS
allow engine to cool before servicing.
GB - 8
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.
Follow First Aid directions for contact with
battery fluid.
• External Contact: Flush with water.
• 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!
Before tipping unit up onto housing, remove
fuel so no spills will occur and remove battery.
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.
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.
DO NOT change engine governor settings or
over-speed engine.
Shut off fuel and allow engine to cool
completely before storing in closed area or
covering unit.
Fumes from engine exhaust can cause injury
or death. DO NOT run engine in an enclosed
area. Always provide good ventilation.
For extended storage, clean unit thoroughly.
See Engine Manual for proper storage.
ALWAYS maintain unit in safe operating
condition. Damaged or worn out muffler can
cause fire or explosion.
Use only attachments or accessories designed
for your unit.
Check components frequently. If worn or
damaged, replace with manufacturer’s
recommended parts.
ASSEMBLY
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
WARNING: Dropping or tipping over
boxed unit could result in personal
injury or damage to unit.
Tools Required:
• Pliers
• Open-End Wrenches: 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16"
and/or Adjustable Wrench
• Tire Gauge
PACKAGE CONTENTS
1
2
3
ASSEMBLY
Handlebar and Shift Rod
1. Remove lower wing knobs on handlebar
assembly (Figure 4).
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
on shift rod and tighten hardware.
4
1. Sno-Thro Unit
2. Chute Crank
(Not on 924517)
3. Discharge Chute
4. Literature Pack
with Extra Shear
Bolts
OS1642
Figure 3
GB - 9
4
2
1
2
6
2
3
4
1
5
1
1. Mounting
Hardware
2. Discharge
Chute
3
1. Handlebar
Assembly
2. Wing Knobs
3. Wing Nut
3. Chute Pedestal
4. Discharge
Chute Ring
Figure 5
4. Speed Selector
5. Bolt
6. Shift Rod
OS6610
OS6620
1
Figure 4
OS3020
Install Discharge Chute (924124-128,
335-338, 516)
Figure 5.
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 and secure pedestal to
auger housing with hardware removed in
step 2.
2
Install Discharge Chute Crank
OS0001
1. Slide chute crank rod through the opening
in control panel, through the upper hole in
the bracket under panel and out the hole
in the front panel.
2. Align chute crank rod with the pinion gear
or universal joint (if so equipped) on chute
and fasten with spring clip.
GB - 10
1. Spring Clip
2. Chute Crank Rod
Figure 6
Install Discharge Chute (924517)
1. Remove chute motor cover from chute
motor (Figure 7).
2. Turn the chute gear until the solid pin is
towards the rear of the unit and a
threaded stud aligns with the chute motor
(Figure 7).
3. Remove the six (6) nuts and two half rings
(Figure 7).
4. Make sure the three (3) chute clamps on
the chute gear are underneath the
discharge chute flange as shown in
(Figure 8)
5. Install discharge chute on blower housing
with the opening of the discharge chute
facing towards the front of the unit (Figure
9).
6. Install two (2) half rings on unit with six (6)
nuts. Tighten nuts to 120 lbf-in.
(13.56 N•m) (Figure 9).
7. Install chute motor cover on chute motor
(Figure 9).
1
3
2
Correct Chute Clamp Orientation
Incorrect Chute Clamp Orientation
1
5
3
1. Chute Clamp
2. Chute Gear
7
6
4
5
1. Solid Pin
2. Threaded Stud
3. Chute Motor
4. Chute Motor
Cover
4
2
3. Discharge Chute
Flange
Figure 8
5. Chute Ring
6. Nut
7. Half Ring
Figure 7
1
4
2
3
1. Discharge Chute
2. Half Ring
3. Nut
4. Chute Motor
Cover
Figure 9
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Connect Battery (924516, 517)
1. Remove wing nuts from battery cover.
2. Install wire lead to battery terminal.
3. Install battery cover and tighten wing nuts.
Deflector Remote
1. Remove e-ring and flat washer from stud
on discharge chute.
2. Route deflector remote cable between the
engine and the chute pedestal.
3. Slide cable end through hole on bracket on
left side of chute (Figure 10).
4. Attach cable eye to stud on deflector. Hold
in place with flat washer and e-ring.
5. Check deflector travel. Adjust nut on cable
end under handlebar to obtain full travel.
(See Deflector Remote in Service and
Adjustments.)
1
Check Function of 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 they do not, contact your dealer
for repairs.
Check Tire Pressure
Check tire pressure and adjust to the pressure
listed on tire sidewall.
Check Auger Gearcase Oil
Check oil level in auger gearcase (see Service
and Adjustments).
Check Engine Crankcase Oil
IMPORTANT: The engine is shipped with
5W-30 oil in crankcase. Refer to Engine
Manual for detailed instructions.
Fill Engine Fuel Tank
Refer to Engine Manual for proper fuel type
and tank capacity.
2
Check Function of all Controls
Ensure unit runs and performs properly. Refer
to Operation.
Run-in Attachment Belt
3
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 belt finger, if necessary. See
Attachment Drive Belt Replacement on
page 25.
5. Adjust clutch according to Attachment
Clutch/Brake Adjustment in Service and
Adjustments.
1. Cable Eye
2. Flat Washer and E-Ring
3. Deflector Cable
Figure 10
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
1
37
2
4
5
6
3
7
36
35
34
33
8
9
32
31
10
30
11
29
28
12
27
13
14
15
16
17
1
18
26
19
25
24
23
22
20
21
Figure 11
19
1. Traction Drive Clutch Lever
2. Oil Fill/Dipstick
3. Muffler Guard
4. Belt Cover
5. Discharge Chute Deflector
6. Discharge Chute
7. Electric Chute Motor (924517)
8. Impeller
9. Clean-out Tool
10. Auger Gearcase
11. Scraper Blade
12. Auger
13. Recoil Starter Handle
14. Primer Bulb
15. Choke Control Knob
16. Throttle (Engine Stop)
17. Oil Drain Plug
18. Attachment Clutch Lever
19. Heated Handles
20. Deflector Remote Control
21. Heated Handles Switch
22. Speed Selector
23. Ignition Key (924516, 517)
24. Chute Crank (Not on 924517)
25. Differential Lock (924124, 126, 127, 335,
336, 337, 516, 517)
26. Chute Rotation Switch (924517)
27. Ignition Key, push-pull (924124, 125, 126,
127, 128, 335, 336, 337, 338)
28. Runner
29. Drift Cutter
30. Axle Lock Pin (924125, 128, 338)
31. Battery Cover and Battery (924516, 517)
32. Solenoid Compartment (924516, 517)
33. Fuel Shut-Off Valve
34. Electric Starter (924124, 125, 126, 127,
128, 335, 336, 337, 338)
35. Wing Knobs
36. Fuel Tank and Cap
37. Headlight
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OPERATION
IMPORTANT: If the belt squeals when the
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.
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.
Ignition Switch (120V or 240V start on
engine)
2
1
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
See Figure 11 for all Controls and Features
locations.
Dual Handle Interlock
OS1431
Ignition Switch (12V start on dash
panel)
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.
Traction Drive Clutch - Left Hand
Lever
Attachment Clutch - Right Hand Lever
1
1
2
3
OS0232
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
OL2701
stop 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.
2
Key Switch has two positions:
1. “Stop” - pulled out
2. Run - pushed in
NOTE: 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.
The ignition switch is
operated by a removable key.
It has three positions:
1. Stop
2. Run
3. Start
Primer Bulb
Pushing the primer bulb in adds
fuel for easier engine start.
Refer to Starting and Shut Off.
OS1321
Speed Selector
The Speed Selector controls the unit travel in a
forward or reverse direction when positioned
in notch of speed.
Forward:
(6) Fastest
6
(1) Slowest
5
Reverse:
4
(1) Slow
3
(2) Fast
2
1
1
2
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IMPORTANT: DO NOT
change motion from
forward to reverse with
clutch engaged.
Forward speed can be
changed without
declutching.
Choke Control Knob
2
1
OS1332
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
1
2
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 or 240V) 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.
Snow Clean-Out Tool (Figure 12)
To clear the chute:
1. Shut off the engine.
2. Wait 10 seconds to be sure impeller
blades have stopped rotating.
3. Remove the snow clean-out tool (1) from
the auger housing and use it to remove
the clog.
4. Replace the snow clean-out tool on the
auger housing.
Deflector Remote
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 (Not on 924517)
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 (924517)
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
OS1970
1
Press the chute rotation switch right (1) to
rotate chute clockwise. Press the chute
rotation switch left (2) to rotate chute
counterclockwise.
Heated Handles
1
2
OS1950
Figure 12
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Turn the heated handles
switch to the ON (1) position
to activate. Turn the switch
to the OFF (2) position to
deactivate.
Differential Lock (924124, 126, 127,
335, 336, 337, 516, 517)
1
2
OL2730
Scraper Blade
Differential Lock knob is located
on the Left Wheel Hub. With
differential locked power is
applied equally to both wheels.
To engage differential lock:
• 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.
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.
Drift Cutters (Figure 14)
Axle Lock Pin (Figure 13) (924125, 128,
338)
Use the axle lock pin to lock or unlock the right
wheel. Lock the right wheel to increase
traction; unlock the right wheel to allow for
easier turning of the unit.
Drift cutters break up snow drifts that are taller
than the auger housing and direct the snow
into the auger. Store the drift cutters on the
auger housing when not in use. Install them as
shown below so they are taller than the snow
to be cleared.
Wheel Unlocked
1
Wheel Locked
Axle
Lock
Pin
2
Figure 13
1. Stored Position
2. Operating Position
Figure 14
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FILLING FUEL TANK
3. Differential Lock (924124, 126, 127,
335, 336, 337, 516, 517)
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
ALWAYS engage differential lock (located in
left wheel hub) for best traction when throwing
snow.
Fuel Shut-Off Valve
4. Adjust Axle Lock (924125, 128, 338)
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:
Use the axle lock pin to lock or unlock the right
wheel. Lock the right wheel to increase
traction; unlock the right wheel to allow for
easier turning of the unit.
• Closed Position: Use this position to
service, transport, or store the unit.
• Open Position: Use this position to run the
unit.
To 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 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.
7. ALWAYS clean up any spilled fuel.
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 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 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
STARTING AND SHUT OFF
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.
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).
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.
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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 or 240V - 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.
Electric Start
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 into 120V or 240V 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.
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TRAVELING
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.
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.
TRANSPORT
Tips for Operation
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.
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.
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 the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
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.
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
•
Place unit on a flat level surface. Tip unit
forward onto front of impeller housing for
service. Ensure unit is secure and will not tip
over. Strap and clamp onto bench if needed.
Change
Engine Oil
*
Check Tire
Pressure
•
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Check Auger
Gearcase
•
•
General
Lubrication
•
•
Battery
Maintenance
•
•
The chart below shows the recommended
maintenance schedule that should be
performed on a regular basis. More frequent
service may be required.
•
* After first two hours of operation.
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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 clutch
lever is released, then both clutches must
disengage.
CHECK FASTENERS
Make sure all hardware is tightened properly.
CHECK CLUTCHES
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.
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 14). Lubricant
must be at least up to bottom of lubricant
filler hole with unit resting on a
level-surface.
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).
1
If clutches do not engage or disengage
properly, adjust or repair before operation (see
Service and Adjustments).
3
CLEAN ENGINE
Refer to Engine Manual for detailed
instructions.
CHECK ENGINE OIL
2
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. Remove the oil drain plug from
the rear of the unit and tip the unit back to help
drain all the oil.
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
Keep tires at pressure listed on the tire
sidewall.
1. Auger Gearcase - Cast Iron
2. Oil Fill and Drain Plug
3. Auger Gearcase - Aluminum
Figure 14
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 15) 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.
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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
OS0642
OS0741
Figure 15
Terminals
CLEAN BATTERY (924516, 517)
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
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 the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
DEFLECTOR REMOTE
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 16).
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.
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1
2
1, 2
OS0001
4
3
1, 2
1. Carriage Bolt
2. Spring
OS6700
1. Nut
2. Pressure Flange
3. Adjusting Nuts
4. Cable Support Bracket
DS6730
Figure 17
RUNNERS
Figure 16
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 17).
Runners should be adjusted (Figure 18) 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.
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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.
2
SPEED SELECTOR ADJUSTMENT
1
1. Runner
2. Runner Hardware
Figure 18
SCRAPER BLADE
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 20):
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 19) which secure
the auger to the shaft. This allows auger to
turn freely on the shaft preventing damage to
gear drive.
3
4
2
1
1
1. Shift Rod
2. Adjustment Pivot Pin
3. Speed Selector Lever
4. Hairpin
OS6780
2
Figure 20
1. Auger
2. Shear Bolts
Figure 19
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ATTACHMENT CLUTCH/BRAKE
ADJUSTMENT
a.Loosen the idler adjustment nut.
(Figures 21 and 22)
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 24).
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. Install belt cover.
4. Adjust cable slack.
IMPORTANT: The belt cover must be installed
and the clutch cable must be slack when the
lever is disengaged.
a.With clutch lever disengaged, loosen
jam nut on cable adjuster.
b.To increase spring extension, move
idler towards belt (Figure 24).
c. To decrease spring extension, move
idler away from belt.
d.Tighten idler adjustment nut.
7. Place unit in service position. Remove
bottom cover by removing four cap
screws.
8. 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 22).
9. Repeat steps 4 – 7 until:
Spring stretch and brake contact are
correct.
10. Check belt finger clearance (Figure 24).
With clutch lever engaged, belt fingers
should be 1/16 – 1/8 in. (1.6 –3 mm) from
belt. Adjust belt fingers as necessary.
11. Replace bottom cover.
7/16–11/16 in
(11.1-17.5 mm)
9
10
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.
5. 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
7/16 –11/16 in. (11.1–17.5 mm) longer
when the lever is engaged.
6. Adjust spring length.
NOTE: Approximately 1/8 in. (3 mm)
movement of the idler will change spring
extension by 1/8 in. (3 mm).
8
7
6
1.Attachment
Clutch Cable
2.Cable Adjuster
3.Jam Nut
4.Clutch Cable
Spring
5.Lower Clutch Arm
5
3
2
1
6.Shift Arm
7.Cotter Pin and
Washer
8.Adjustment Nut
9.Traction Drive
Clutch Cable
10.Shift Rod
Figure 21
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4
OS3040
ATTACHMENT DRIVE BELT
REPLACEMENT
Remove old attachment drive belt:
1
2
OS0660
Minimum of 1/16 in. (1.6 mm)
1. Drive Belt
2. Brake Shoe and Pad
Figure 22
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 and
locking differential engaged (on
applicable models) turn wheels while
tightening adjustment nut at clutch yoke
(Figure 21).
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.
1. Shut off engine and allow to cool
completely.
2. Remove belt cover (Figure 23).
3. Remove spring clip from chute crank to
remove chute crank.
IMPORTANT: Disconnect remote cap
deflector and/or electric chute wire harness (if
equipped) before proceeding.
4. Loosen cap screws and carefully rotate
belt fingers away from belt and sheave
(Figure 24).
IMPORTANT: Use care when rotating the belt
fingers. DO NOT bend belt fingers out of
shape.
5. Remove attachment drive belt from engine
sheave (it may be necessary to turn
engine sheave using recoil starter
handle).
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.
6. Support Sno-Thro frame and housing.
3
2
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 25). Adjust the idler hex shaft in
slot as necessary. Torque the nut to
70-146 lbf-in. (7.9 - 16.5 N•m).
1
OS0792
1. Pivot Pin
2. Housing Cap Screws
3. Belt Cover
Figure 23
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.
7. Remove cap screws securing housing to
frame (one on each side). Tip housing
and frame apart on pivot pins (Figure 23).
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6
4
7
3
2
8
1
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
5
9
Figure 24
8. Remove attachment drive belt from
attachment pulley (hold brake away from
belt).
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.
WARNING: AUGER / IMPELLER
MUST STOP within 5 seconds when
attachment clutch lever is released or
unit damage or serious injury may
result.
OS3320
8. Replace belt cover.
TRACTION DRIVE BELT
REPLACEMENT
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.
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
7. Reconnect chute crank and secure with
spring clip. If equipped, reconnect remote
cap deflector cable and/or electric chute
wire harness.
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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 25).
SHORT TERM
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).
1
2
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.
3
6
LONG TERM
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.
OS0612
5
1. Cap Screw
2. Cotter Pin
3. Friction Disc
4
4. Shift Arm
5. Chain
Idler Hex Shaft
SERVICE PARTS
Figure 25
Order the following parts through your Dealer:
BATTERY (924516, 517)
Part No.
Description
Charging
00036800
Stens Mix Hi-Temp Grease (3, 3 oz.
cartridges)
21533500
Spark Plug
07200005
Impeller Belt (924128, 338, 516,
517)
07200004
Impeller Belt (924124, 125, 126,
127, 335, 336, 337)
07211200
Traction Belt (124, 125, 126, 127,
335, 336, 337)
07236100
Traction Belt (924128, 338, 516,
517)
00170800
Friction Disc
51001500
Shear Bolt Kit
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.
STORAGE
To obtain a complete parts manual, find your
model and serial number. Then go to
www.ariens.com or call 1-920-756-4664.
ACCESSORIES
See your authorized Ariens dealer to add the
additional accessories available to your
Sno-Thro.
Part No.
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and
understand the entire Safety section
before proceeding.
Description
72406500 Front Weight Kit
* Available in CE countries.
GB - 27
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Engine will not
crank/start.
Engine stops.
PROBABLE CAUSE
CORRECTION
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. Ignition switch starter circuit
not functioning.
6. Battery discharged, wires
loose.
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. Open fuel shut-off valve.
3. Clean area around
governor/carburetor.
1. Out of fuel.
2. Fuel shut-off valve closed.
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. Open fuel shut-off valve.
3. Mechanical jam in blower
rake or impeller.
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.
4. Polluted fuel supply.
5. Faulty 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.
3. Speed selector not adjusted
properly.
4. Put Key Switch into run position.
5. Check for a bad starter or
connections.
6. Check battery and connections.
1. Repair or replace friction disc. See
Service and Adjustments.
2. Repair or replace traction drive
belt. See Service and
Adjustments.
3. Adjust speed selector. See Service
and Adjustments.
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 throws
snow poorly or
does not throw
snow.
1. Shear bolts broken.
1. Replace shear bolts (see Shear
Bolts on page 23).
2. Adjust attachment clutch/brake
(see Attachment Clutch/Brake
Adjustment on page 24).
3. Replace attachment drive belt (see
Attachment Clutch/Brake
Adjustment on page 24).
2. Attachment clutch/brake not
adjusted properly.
3. Attachment drive belt worn or
damaged.
GB - 28
SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
Description
Engine - Tecumseh
Power Max - HP (kW)
Fast Idle Speed - RPM
(min-1)
Displacement in. (cc)
Electric Start
Fuel
Tank Capacity qt (Liters)
Snow Clearing Width - in.
(cm)
Chute
Rotation Angle
Rotation Control at
Handlebar
Remote Deflector Control
Impeller
Diameter - in. (cm)
924124
ST926DLE
OH318SA
9.0 (6.71)
924125
924126
924127
924128
ST11528LE ST11526DLE ST11528DLE ST1332LE
OH318SA
OH358SA
11.5 (8.6)
13.0 (9.7)
3600 ± 150
19.43
(318.3)
120V
See Engine Manual
4 (3.8)
26
(66.0)
28
(71.2)
Size and Weight
Length - in. (cm)
Height - in. (cm)
Width - in. (cm)
Weight - lbs (Kg)
26
(66.0)
28
(71.2)
32 (81.3)
220°
Yes
Yes
14 (35.6)
Speed - RPM-Max (min-1)
Auger
Diameter - in. (cm)
Speed - RPM- Max (min-1)
Auger Brake
Attachment Clutch
Drive
Speeds
Lock Out Differential
Pneumatic Tires - in. (cm)
21.82
(357.6)
1209
16 (40.6)
121
Yes
Yes
Yes
Disc-O-Matic
6 Forward and 2 Reverse
Pin-Lock
Yes
16/4.80 x 8
(40.6/12.2x20.3)
Pin-Lock
16/6.50 x 8
(40.6/16.5x
20.3)
60 (152)
45 (114.3)
28.5 (72.4) 30.5 (77.5) 28.5 (72.4) 30.5 (77.5) 34.5 (87.6)
281 (127.5) 289 (131.0) 281 (127.5) 289 (131.0) 335 (151.9)
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
924335
924336
924337
924338
924516
924517
Description
ST926DLE ST11526DLE ST11528DLE ST1332LE ST1332DLE ST1336DLE
Engine - Tecumseh
OH318SA
OH318SA
OH358SA
OH358SA
Power Max - HP (kW)
9.0 (6.71)
11.5 (8.6)
13.0 (9.7)
Fast Idle Speed - RPM
3600 ± 150
(min-1)
Displacement 19.43
21.82
in. (cc)
(318.3)
(357.6)
Electric Start
240V
12V
Fuel
See Engine Manual
Tank Capacity 4 (3.8)
qt (Liters)
Snow Clearing Width - in.
26 (66.0)
28 (71.2)
32 (81.3)
36 (91.4)
(cm)
Chute
Rotation Angle
220°
Rotation Control at
Yes
No
Handlebar
Remote Deflector Control
Yes
Impeller
14 (35.6)
Diameter - in. (cm)
Speed - RPM-Max (min-1)
Auger
Diameter - in. (cm)
Speed - RPMMax (min-1)
Auger Brake
Attachment Clutch
Drive
Speeds
Lock Out Differential
Pneumatic Tires - in.
(cm)
Size and Weight
Length - in. (cm)
Height - in. (cm)
Width - in. (cm)
Weight - lbs (Kg)
1209
16 (40.6)
121
Yes
Yes
Disc-O-Matic
6 Forward and 2 Reverse
Yes
Pin-Lock
Yes
16/4.80 x 8
16/6.50 x 8
(40.6/12.2x20.3)
(40.6/16.5x20.3)
60 (152)
45 (114.3)
28.5 (72.4)
30.5 (77.5)
34.5 (87.6)
281 (127.5)
289
(131.0)
335 (151.9)
GB - 30
38.5
(97.8)
337
(152.9)
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 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.
• Returning the product registration card to Ariens Company
will enable the company to contact the registrant with repair
or replacement part information.
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.
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 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 website,
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.
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.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights,
and you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state.
Form: ALW3-122002
GB - 31
Ariens Company
655 West Ryan Street
P.O. Box 157
Brillion, WI 54110-0157
920-756-2141
Fax 920-756-2407
www.ariens.com