Ariens 932037 724, 932036 524, 932504 Specifications

Sno-Thro
®
Owner/Operator Manual
Models
932036 - 524
932037 - 724
932504 - 524
932505 - 724
U.S. Patents Pending
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.
03249300C 3/04
Supersedes 03249300,A,B
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 – ŚWIADECTWO
ZGODNOŚCI MODELU WYDANE 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, niżej podpisani, ARIENS COMPANY, oświadczamy, że:
Type: – Tipo: –
Tyyppi: – Typ: –
WALK BEHIND SNOW THROWER – LES CHASSES-NEIGE
AUTOTRACTÉS – HANDGEFÜHRTE SCHNEEFRÄSE – SPAZZANEVE
SEMOVENTE – CAMINAR POR DETRÁS DE LA LANZADORA DE NIEVE
– SNØFRESER – GÅ BAKOM SNÖSLUNGAN – KÄSINOHJAILTAVA
LUMILINKO – ODGARNIACZ ŚNIEGU DO PROWADZENIA PRZED SOBĄ
Trade Name: – Appellation commerciale : –
Handelsbezeichnung: – Nome commerciale: – Nombre
comercial: – Handelsnavn: – Handels-beteckning: –
Kauppanimi: – Nazwa handlowa:
ARIENS Sno-Thro
Model: – Modèle : – Modell: – Modello: – Modelo: – Modell: –
Modell: – Malli: – Model:
Serial # Range: – Gamme de numéros de Série : –
Seriennummern: – Gamma n. di serie: – Rango de nº de serie: –
Serienummerområde: – Serienummer-område: –
Sarjanumerot: – Zakres, numer seryjny:
Conforms to: – Conforme à : – Entspricht: – Conforme a: –
Conforme a: – Er i samsvar med: – Uppfyller: –
Täyttää seuraavat vaatimukset: – Jest zgodny z:
932504
932505
> 001000
> 000101
98/37/EC, 89/336/EEC,
92/31/EEC, 2000/14/EC
(V)
Guaranteed Sound Power Level (Lwa) –
Niveau garanti de puissance acoustique –
Garantierter Geräuschpegel – Livello di
potenza sonora garantito – Nivel de potencia
acústica garantizado – Garantert
lydeffektnivå – Garanterad ljudnivå –
Taattu äänen tehotaso – Gwarantowany
reprezentatywny poziom mocy akustycznej
Representative Measured Sound Power Level
(Lwa) – 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 – Zmierzony
reprezentatywny poziom mocy akustycznej
932504: 101 dBA
932504: 104 dBA
932505: 100 dBA
932505: 104 dBA
2
Philip J. Smucker:
Manager of Product Conformance (Keeper
of Technical File) – Responsable de la
conformité des produits (en possession
du document technique) – Leiter der
Produktübereinstimmung (Verantwortlicher
für die technische Dokumentation) – Addetto
alla conformità del prodotto (in possesso
del documento tecnico) – Gerente de
conformidad de los productos (en posesión
del documento técnico) – Ansvarlig for
produktsamsvar (innehaver av teknisk fil) –
Chef för produktöverensstämmelse
(innehavare av tekniska dokument) –
Tuotteen vaatimustenmukaisuudesta
vastaava johtaja (teknisen tiedoston haltija) –
Zarządzający Zgodnością Produktu
(przechowujący Dokumentację Techniczną)
Signature – Firma –
Unterschrift – Signatur –
Namnteckning –
Allekirjoitus – Podpis
5/21/2003
Date – Data –
Datum –
Fecha – Dato –
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 –
CE-melutaso Tärinä – CE Dźwięku i Wibracji
Model: – Modèle : – Modell: – Modello: – Modelo: – Modell: – Modell: –
Malli: – Model:
Oper. Ear Sound Pressure (Lpa) in dBA – Pression acoustique Pression
sonore 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 (Lpa) i dBA – Kuljettajan
korvaan kohdistuva äänipaine (Lpa)/dBA – Robocze ciśnienie akustyczne
na uchu (Lpa) w decybelachA
932504
932505
88
88
8.3
4.1
2
Vibration Measure (m/sec ) @ Operator Hands – Niveau de vibration aux
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 na rękach operatora
X
3
Y
3
1.6
Z
4.9
2.6
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
ENGLISH
1. Traction Drive Clutch Bail
2. Speed Selector
3. Chute Crank
4. Muffler Guard (932504,
505)
5. Discharge Chute
Deflector
6. Discharge Chute
7. Impeller
8. Auger
9. Auger Gearcase
10. Scraper Blade
11. Oil Fill and Dipstick
12. Gas Tank and Cap
13. Recoil Starter Handle
14. Electric Starter (932036,
037)
15. Primer Bulb
16. Throttle (Engine Stop)
17. Ignition Switch
(push-pull)
18. Choke
19. Spark Plug and Wire
20. Runner(s)
21. Belt Cover
22. J-Bolt
23. Handlebar
24. Attachment Clutch Bail
25. Fuel Shut-off Valve
26. Axle Lock Pin
FRANÇAIS
1. Levier d’embrayage de
l’entraînement de la
traction
2. Sélecteur de vitesses
3. Manivelle de la goulotte
4. Garant du silencieux
(932504, 505)
5. Déflecteur de la goulotte
d’évacuation
6. Goulotte d’évacuation
7. Turbine
8. Rotor
9. Boîtier de renvoi du rotor
10. Lame racleuse
11. Tube de remplissage en
huile et jauge
12. Réservoir de carburant
et bouchon
13. Poignée du démarreur
à cordon
14. Démarreur électrique
(932036, 037)
15. Poire d’amorçage
16. Commande des gaz
(arrêt du moteur)
17. Clé de contact
(pousser-tirer)
18. Starter
19. Bougie et fil
20. Patin(s)
21. Couvercle du courroie
22. Vis en J
23. Guidon
24. Levier d’embrayage
de l’outil
25. Robinet de carburant
26. Broche de blocage de
l’essieu
4
ESPAÑOL
1. Palanca del embrague
de la transmisión de la
tracción
2. Selector de velocidad
3. Manivela de la tolva
4. Protector del silenciador
(932504, 505)
5. Deflector de la tolva de
descarga
6. Tolva de descarga
7. Propulsor
8. Sinfín
9. Caja de engranajes del
sinfín
10. Cuchilla raspadora
11. Llenado de aceite y
varilla medidora
12. Depósito de gasolina
y tapa
13. Manilla de arranque de
retroceso
14. Arranque eléctrico
(932036, 037)
15. Perilla de cebado
16. Acelerador (parada de
motor)
17. Interruptor de encendido
(tiro-empujel)
18. Estrangulador
19. Bujía y cable
20. Guía(s)
21. Cubierta de la correa
22. Perno en J
23. Manillar
24. Palanca del embrague
del accesorio
25. Válvula de corte del
combustible
26. Pasador de traba del eje
1
2
24
4
5
3
23
6
22
7
25
21
8
26
10
20
9
19
11
12
17
18
13
14
16
15
OS2420
Figure 1
5
OS0503
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Controls and Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Service Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Service and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
INTRODUCTION
THE MANUAL
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.
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 2
OS0522
• Record Unit Model and Serial numbers
here.
• Record Engine Model and Serial number
here.
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
The Ariens dealer must register the product at
the time of purchase. Registering the product
will help the company process warranty claims
or contact you with the latest service
information. All claims meeting requirements
during the limited warranty period will be
honored, whether or not the product
registration card is returned. Keep a proof of
purchase if you do not register your unit.
Customer Note: If the dealer does not
register your product, please fill out, sign, and
return the product registration card to Ariens
or go to www.ariens.com.
UNAUTHORIZED REPLACEMENT
PARTS
Use only Ariens replacement parts. The
replacement of any part on this vehicle with
anything other than an Ariens authorized
replacement part may adversely affect the
performance, durability, or safety of this unit
and may void the warranty. Ariens disclaims
liability for any claims or damages, whether
warranty, property damage, personal injury or
death arising out of the use of unauthorized
replacement parts.
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.
GB - 6
© Copyright 2003 Ariens Company
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.
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 1-800-678-5443 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 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.
Keep hands and feet away from auger
and impeller.
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.
SAFETY ALERTS
Look for these symbols to point
out important safety precautions.
They mean:
Attention!
NOTATIONS
Become Alert!
NOTE: General reference information for
proper operation and maintenance practices.
IMPORTANT: Specific procedures or
information required to prevent damage to unit
or attachment.
Obey The Message!
PRACTICES AND LAWS
Personal Safety Is
Involved!
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.
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.
GB - 7
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.
SAFETY DECALS AND
LOCATIONS
ALWAYS replace missing or damaged Safety
Decals. Refer to figure below for Safety Decal
locations.
WARNING / AVERTISSEMENT
/ ADVERTENCIA
1
08095700
2
DANGER / PELIGRO
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
DANGER / PELIGRO
3
ROTATING PARTS
Keep clear of auger while engine is
running.
PIECES EN ROTATION
Ne pas s'approcher du rotor lorsque
le moteur est en marche.
PIEZAS GIRATORIAS
Mantenerse alejado del sinfín
mientras que el motor esté en
marcha.
SAFETY
SÉCURITÉ
• Read operator's manual. • Lire le manuel du
l’opérateur.
• Allow operation only by
• Seuls les adultes ayant
properly trained adult,
recu la formation
never children.
appropriée peuvent
• Stop engine and remove
utiliser la machine,
ignition key prior to
jamais les enfants.
leaving operator's
• Toujours arrêter le
position for any reason.
moteur et retirer la clé de
contact avant de quitter
• Keep all controls, guards
le siège de l'opérateur.
and safety devices
properly serviced and
• Les commandes,
functional.
protections et dispositifs
de sécurité doivent
• Never direct discharge
toujours être
towards persons or
correctement entretenus
property that may be
et en bon état de
injured or damaged by
fonctionnement.
thrown objects.
• Ne jamais orienter la
goulotte d'évacuation
vers des personnes pour
éviter tout risque de
blessure par des objets
projetés ou vers des
bâtiments pour éviter de
les endommager.
SEGURIDAD
• Leer el manual del
operador.
• Permitir la operación
sólo por adultos
entrenados, nunca
niños.
• Parar el motor y sacar la
llave de la ignición antes
de dejar el puesto del
operador por cualquier
motivo.
• Mantener todos los
controles, protectores y
dispositivos de
seguridad correctamente
y en buen
funcionamiento.
• Nunca dirigir la descarga
hacia personas que
puedan lesionarse o
propiedad que pueda
dañarse por los objetos
arrojados.
08094000A
Figure 3
OS2440
1. WARNING!
Never direct discharge towards
persons or property that may be
injured or damaged by thrown
objects.
Read Owner/Operator Manual.
OL0910
OL1801
Keep people away from unit while
operating. Keep children out of
work area and under watchful
care of a responsible adult.
Wear appropriate hearing
protection.
OL4370
OL4690
Stop engine, remove key, read
manual before making any
repairs, adjustments.
OL4010
GB - 8
2. 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.
3. DANGER!
ROTATING PARTS.
Keep clear of auger while engine
is running.
• Read Operator’s Manual.
OS2080
• 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.
SAFETY RULES
Read, understand, and follow all safety
practices in Owner/Operator Manual before
beginning assembly or operating. Failure to
follow instructions could result in personal
injury and/or damage to unit.
ALWAYS remove key and/or wire from spark
plug before assembly, maintenance or service.
Unintentional engine start up can cause death
or serious injury.
Complete a walk around inspection of unit and
work area to understand:
• Work area • Your unit • All safety decals
ALWAYS check overhead and side clearances
carefully before operation. ALWAYS be aware
of traffic when operating along streets or
curbs.
Keep children and people away. Keep children
out of work area and under watchful care of a
responsible adult.
NEVER allow children to operate or play on or
near unit. Be alert and shut off unit if children
enter area.
DO NOT allow adults to operate unit without
proper training.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Deflected materials can cause injury and
property damage.
Always stand clear of the discharge area when
operating this unit.
Fumes from engine exhaust can cause injury
or death. DO NOT run engine in an enclosed
area. Always provide good ventilation.
ALWAYS disengage attachment, stop unit and
engine, remove key and allow moving parts to
stop before leaving operator’s position.
ROTATING IMPELLER CAN CAUSE
SERIOUS INJURY. NEVER ATTEMPT TO
UNCLOG OR CLEAN UNIT WHILE ENGINE
IS RUNNING.
• How to operate all controls.
• The functions of all controls.
• How to STOP in an emergency.
Before starting engine, disengage control(s).
Use only approved extension cords and
receptacles when starting units equipped with
electric starter. DO NOT connect electric
starter cord to any wiring system that is not a
three-wire grounded system.
ALWAYS allow unit and engine to adjust to
outdoor temperatures before clearing snow.
Always be sure of your footing, especially
when operating in reverse or leaving the
operator’s position. Walk, never run during
operation.
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 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.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions in
the manual and on the machine before
starting.
Understand:
Run unit a few minutes after clearing snow to
prevent freeze-up of attachment.
Check clutch and brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required. All motion of
drive wheels and auger/impeller must stop
quickly when control levers are released.
DO NOT operate on steep slopes. DO NOT
clear snow across the face of slopes. Keep all
movement on slopes slow and gradual. DO
NOT make sudden changes in speed or
direction. Use a slow speed to avoid stops or
shifts on slopes. Avoid starting or stopping on
a slope.
DO NOT park unit on a slope unless
absolutely necessary. When parking on a
slope always block the wheels.
ALWAYS shut off engine, remove key, and
close fuel shut-off valve or drain fuel when
transporting unit on a truck or trailer.
Use extra care when loading or unloading unit
onto trailer or truck.
Secure unit chassis to transport vehicle.
NEVER secure from rods or linkages that
could be damaged.
DO NOT transport machine while engine is
running.
Keep unit free of ice or other debris. Clean up
oil or fuel spills.
Disengage attachment drive when traveling
from one work area to another.
GB - 10
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.
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.
ALWAYS keep protective structures, guards,
and panels in good repair, in place and
securely fastened. NEVER modify or remove
safety devices.
DO NOT change engine governor settings or
over-speed engine.
Fumes from engine exhaust can cause injury
or death. DO NOT run engine in an enclosed
area. Always provide good ventilation.
ALWAYS maintain unit in safe operating
condition. Damaged or worn out muffler can
cause fire or explosion.
Keep all hardware properly tightened. Check
shear bolts frequently.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction
labels, as necessary.
NEVER store unit with fuel in fuel tank, inside
a building where any ignition sources are
present.
Shut off fuel and allow engine to cool
completely before storing in closed area or
covering unit.
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.
For extended storage, clean unit thoroughly.
See Engine Manual for proper storage.
Use only attachments or accessories designed
for your unit.
Check components frequently. If worn or
damaged, replace with manufacturer’s
recommended parts.
If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing
immediately.
Before tipping unit up onto housing, remove
fuel so no spills will occur. Ensure unit is
secure and will not tip over during
maintenance.
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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 in. and/or Adjustable Wrench
• Tire Gauge
ASSEMBLY
Unfold Handlebar (Figure 4)
1. Loosen wing knobs and release J-bolts
from lower handlebar.
2. Unfold upper handlebar and align
handlebar holes.
3. Put J-bolts through the upper handlebar
and lower handlebar holes.
4. Tighten wing knobs to secure upper
handlebar.
Install Discharge Chute and Chute
Crank (Figure 5, 6, and 7)
NOTE: See Figure 5 for the items to install on
the unit.
1. Grease chute seat (if not already
greased).
2. Remove hardware (and chute crank
support bracket on models 932037 & 505)
from top of engine (Figure 6).
3. Install discharge chute by positioning the
chute ring under retainer clip on seat
support.
4. Install chute support bracket (and chute
crank support bracket on models 932037
& 505) to engine with hardware removed
in step 2.
5. Loosen mounting nut on chute bracket
and move discharge chute up or down
until chute ring is centered between
retainer clip and chute seat. Tighten
hardware (Figure 7).
6. Slide chute crank through support
bracket.
7. Install chute crank to pinion with spring
clip.
1
1
3
2
2
3
4
1. Discharge Chute
2. Spring Clip
4
1. Wing Knob
2. J-Bolt
Figure 5
3. Lower Handlebar
4. Upper Handlebar
Figure 4
3. Chute Crank
4. Pinion
OS3000
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OS3500
932037, 505
932036, 504
4
5
5
4
6
3
5
1
932036
4
1. Discharge
Chute
2. Retainer
Clip
3. Mounting
Nut
4. Chute
Ring
5. Chute
Bracket
4
2
Figure 7
OS4500
Check Tire Pressure
8
Check tire pressure and adjust to the pressure
listed on tire sidewall.
Check Auger Gearcase Oil
3
2
1
7
1. Discharge Chute
2. Spring Clip
3. Chute Crank
4. Hardware
5. Chute Support
Bracket
6. Chute Crank
Support Bracket
7. Chute Seat
8. Retainer Clip
Figure 6
OS4000
Check oil level in auger gearcase (see Service
and Adjustments).
Check Engine Crankcase Oil
IMPORTANT: Engines are shipped without
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.
Check Function of all Controls
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 bail 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.
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OPERATION
Ignition Switch
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
Key Switch has two positions:
1. “Stop” - pulled out
2. “Run” - pushed in
NOTE: DO NOT twist key
after it is inserted.
2
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.
1
OS1431
Primer Bulb
Pushing the primer bulb in adds
fuel for easier engine start.
Refer to Starting and Shut Off.
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
See Figure 1 for all Controls and Features
locations.
OS1321
Traction Drive Clutch - Left Hand Bail
Speed Selector
2
The Speed Selector controls the unit travel in a
forward or reverse direction when positioned
in notch of speed.
1
OL2702
Squeeze the Traction Drive Clutch Bail against
the Handlebar (1) to engage wheel drive for
propelling unit. Forward speed will vary
according to snow depth and moisture
content.
Release bail (2) to 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.
6
4 3 2 1
1
2
OS2400
Forward:
(6) Fastest
(1) Slow
Attachment Clutch - Right Hand Bail
2
5
Reverse:
(1) Slow
(2) Fast
1
OL1692
Squeeze Attachment Clutch Bail against
handlebar (1) to engage attachment. Release
both clutch bails (2) to disengage power and
apply brake to attachment.
IMPORTANT: If the belt squeals when the
attachment clutch bail is engaged, the
attachment drive may be frozen. Immediately
release the attachment clutch bail and move
the unit into a heated area to thaw.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT change motion from
forward to reverse with clutch engaged.
Forward speed can be changed without
declutching.
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Choke Control Knob
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.
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.
Axle Lock Pin (Figure 8)
Wheel Unlocked
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
Wheel Locked
OL2720
Axle
Lock
Pin
Electric Starter
The electric starter will start a properly choked
and cranked engine when the starter button is
pushed. Refer to Starting and Shut-Off.
Recoil Starter Handle
When pulled, handle will turn engine over.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT let handle snap back
against starter.
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.
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.
Discharge Chute
Scraper Blade
Discharge chute rotates 220°.
ALWAYS position discharge chute in safe
direction and angle, away from operator and
bystanders, before starting engine.
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.
Chute Crank
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.
Figure 8
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.
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FILLING FUEL TANK
4. 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.
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
Fuel Shut-Off Valve
IMPORTANT: The fuel shut-off valve MUST be
in the closed position prior to transporting the
unit.
The fuel shut-off valve has two positions:
• 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:
5. 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.
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 2 qt (1.96 L).
6. Replace Fuel Cap and tighten.
7. ALWAYS clean up any spilled fuel.
TO STOP IN AN EMERGENCY
PRE-START
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.
Immediately release both control bails to stop
unit in an emergency. Stop engine, remove
key and wait for all rotating parts to stop before
leaving operator’s position.
STARTING AND SHUT OFF
WARNING: FAILURE TO FOLLOW
INSTRUCTIONS could result in
personal injury and/or damage to
unit. DO NOT attempt to start your
unit at this time. Read entire Owner/
Operator Manual and the Engine
Manual first.
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 Bail 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.
Manual Start
2. Check Function of Clutches
If clutches do not engage or disengage
properly, adjust or repair before operation (see
Service and Adjustments).
3. Adjust Axle Lock
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.
1. Turn discharge chute straight ahead.
2. Make sure that the traction clutch and
attachment drive clutch bails 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 and push
into RUN position. DO NOT twist key after
it is inserted.
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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 3-wire,
grounded outlet.
3. Turn discharge chute straight ahead.
4. Make sure that the traction clutch and
attachment drive clutch bails 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 adaptation to outside
temperature or travel. Set throttle to Fast
position for normal operation.
Shut Off
1. Release Traction Drive Clutch Bail 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 Bail 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
Bail.
3. Engage Traction Drive Clutch - Left Hand
Bail.
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.
TRANSPORT
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.
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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. Ensure unit is
secure and will not tip over during
maintenance.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Each Every Every Yearly
Use 5 hrs. 25
hrs.
Check
Clutches
•
Clean Engine
•
Auger / impeller must stop within 3 seconds
when attachment clutch/impeller brake bail is
released.
Wheels must stop quickly when traction drive
clutch bail is released.
If clutches do not engage or disengage
properly, adjust or repair before operation (see
Service and Adjustments).
CHECK ENGINE OIL
The chart below shows the recommended
maintenance schedule that should be
performed on a regular basis. More frequent
service may be required.
•
CHECK CLUTCHES
Refer to Engine Manual for detailed
instructions.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Check
Fasteners
Make sure all hardware is tightened properly.
CLEAN ENGINE
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.
Service
Performed
CHECK FASTENERS
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
Keep tires at pressure listed on the tire
sidewall.
Check Engine
Oil
•
Change
Engine Oil
*
CHECK AUGER GEARCASE
•
Check Tire
Pressure
•
Check Auger
Gearcase
•
•
General
Lubrication
•
•
* After first two hours of operation.
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.
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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
2
OS1830
1. Auger Gearcase
2. Filler Plug
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.
OS1373
Grease
Oil
Figure 10
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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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
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.
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
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).
Adjusting
Hardware
2
1
Discharge Chute
Deflector
Figure 11
1. Runner
2. Runner Hardware
OS0486
Figure 13
OS0113
DISCHARGE CHUTE
SCRAPER BLADE
If chute does not stay in position while
operating, tighten nut on carriage bolt at pivot
point to increase tension on spring (Figure 12).
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.
1
2
3
SHEAR BOLTS
4
OS0115
1. Pinion
2. Chute Gear
3. Carriage Bolt
4. Spring
Figure 12
RUNNERS
Runners should be adjusted as conditions
require (Figure 13).
1. Position unit on a hard, flat, smooth level
surface.
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 14) which secure
the auger to the shaft. This allows auger to
turn freely on the shaft preventing damage to
gear drive.
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).
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2. Drive shear bolt through hole (if shear bolt
was broken this will drive remaining part
from shaft).
3. Secure shear bolt with nut.
8. Adjust pivot pin as needed so unit travels
forward when speed selector lever is in
first forward position and backward when
speed selector lever is in first reverse
position.
9. Secure adjustment pivot pin to speed
selector lever with hairpin.
3
3
4
1
2
OS0402
1. Auger
2. Shear Bolt(s)
3. Roll Pin
2
Figure 14
1
OSs0195
SPEED SELECTOR ADJUSTMENT
To adjust (Figure 15):
1. Remove hair pin from adjustment pivot
pin.
2. Pull shift rod and adjustment pivot pin out
of speed selector lever.
3. Place the speed selector lever in the
fastest forward speed position.
4. Pull the shift rod straight down towards
the ground as far as it will go.
5. Thread the adjustment pivot pin along the
shift rod until it aligns with the mating hole
on the speed selector lever.
6. Reinsert the pivot pin into the hole on the
speed selector lever.
7. Check forward and reverse speeds.
a. Start unit.
b. Shift speed selector into first forward
speed.
c. Engage traction clutch. Unit should
move forward.
d. Stop unit.
e. Shift speed selector into first reverse
speed.
f. Engage traction clutch. Unit should
move backward.
g. Shut off unit.
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1. Shift Rod
2. Adjustment Pivot Pin
3. Speed Selector Lever
4. Hair Pin
Figure 15
ATTACHMENT DRIVE BELT
REPLACEMENT
7
4
Remove Attachment Drive Belt
3
(Figures 16 and 17)
1. Shut off engine, remove key, disconnect
spark plug wire and allow unit to cool
completely.
2. Remove two screws securing belt cover
to unit and remove belt cover.
3. Remove spring pin from chute crank rod
assembly and separate.
4. Remove hardware holding chute strap to
engine and lift discharge chute off
housing.
5. Remove belt finger by removing cap
screws mounting belt finger to engine
(Figure 17).
6. Remove attachment drive belt from
engine sheave (it may be necessary to
turn engine sheave using recoil starter
handle).
5
6
1
2
1. Housing Bolt
Holes
2. Belt Cover
3. Pinion and Gear
4. Spring Clip Pin
CAUTION: Always support
Sno-Thro frame and housing when
loosening the cap screws holding
them together. Never loosen cap
screws while unit is in service
position.
8
5. Chute Crank
6. Chute Strap
7. Chute Strap
Mounting
Hardware
8. Bottom Cover
Figure 16
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 top two cap screws and loosen
lower cap screws holding blower housing
to frame (one on each side).
9. Separate housing from unit. Lower
handlebar on floor.
10. Remove attachment drive belt from lower
pulley (hold brake away from belt).
OS0803
Replace Attachment Drive Belt
1. Place new belt onto lower pulley and
while holding brake out of way, tip unit
together.
2. Secure blower housing to frame with cap
screws.
3. Place belt onto engine sheave.
4. Make sure engine sheave and
attachment pulley align. If alignment is
necessary, loosen engine sheave set
screws, reposition sheave and retighten
set screws.
5. Replace belt finger.
IMPORTANT: BELT FINGER MUST BE
between 1/16 to 1/8 in. (1.6–3 mm) from belt
with attachment clutch engaged or belt
grabbing may occur causing impeller to rotate
while attachment clutch is disengaged
(Figure 17).
6. Adjust clutch per Attachment Clutch/
Impeller Brake Adjustment below.
7. Reinstall chute strap and mounting
hardware onto engine.
8. Replace chute crank and secure with
spring pin.
9. Replace belt cover and secure with cap
screws.
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4
3
5
6
7
2
1. Attachment Belt
Idler
2. Belt Finger
3. Attachment Drive
Belt
4. Traction Drive Belt
5. Camshaft Pulley
6. Engine Sheave
7. Traction Belt Idler
8. Attachment Pulley
9. Attachment Idler
Nut
1
9
8
OS0464
Figure 17
TRACTION DRIVE BELT
REPLACEMENT
NOTE: To gain clearance, engage traction
clutch and if necessary pull back attachment
idler arm clevis pin.
3. Replace traction drive belt making sure
pulleys align. If alignment is necessary,
loosen camshaft pulley set screws,
reposition pulley and retighten set
screws.
4. Replace attachment drive belt (See
Replace Attachment Drive Belt).
NOTE: Housing and frame must be tipped
apart and attachment drive belt removed from
engine sheave in order to change traction
drive belt (Figures 16 and 17).
CAUTION: Always support SnoThro frame and blower housing
when loosening the cap screws
holding them together. Never loosen
cap screws while unit is in service
position.
1. Remove attachment drive belt (See
Remove Attachment Drive Belt).
2. Pull idler away from traction drive belt and
remove belt from idler, camshaft pulley
and driven pulley (it may be necessary to
turn camshaft pulley using recoil starter
handle).
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ATTACHMENT CLUTCH/BRAKE
ADJUSTMENT
b.With the clutch bail disengaged,
loosen the control cable mounting nuts
on the attachment clutch arm
(Figure 21).
c. Pull up on the cable body to remove
cable slack.
d.Finger tighten mounting nuts and then
loosen the top nut five turns.
e. Tighten the bottom nut with a wrench.
4. Check attachment clutch bail
measurement.
a. Start engine and run at full throttle.
WARNING: IMPROPER
ADJUSTMENT could result in
unexpected movement of auger and
impeller causing death or serious
injury. AUGER / IMPELLER MUST
STOP within 3 seconds when
Attachment Clutch/Impeller Brake
Bail is released.
WARNING: Adjustment procedure
requires the engine to be run with
the belt cover off. AVOID INJURY.
Read and understand the entire
Safety section before proceeding.
b. Slowly squeeze the attachment clutch
bail until auger shaft begins to rotate.
c. Measure the distance from the end of
the clutch bail to the handlebar as
shown in Figure 20. The distance
between the clutch bail and the
handlebar should be 3-1/2 ± 1/8 in.
(8.9 cm ± 3 mm).
d. Shut off engine.
5. Adjust attachment clutch bail
measurement, if necessary.
a. Loosen idler nut (Figure 17).
1. Remove belt cover.
2. Check belt alignment (Figure 17).
Engine sheave and attachment pulley
must align vertically. Also, belt must be
centered in the idler pulley.
To align, move engine sheave:
a.Loosen set screws.
b.Slide sheave and key to desired
position.
c. Tighten set screws.
3. Adjust cable slack.
IMPORTANT: The clutch cable must be slack
when clutch bail is disengaged.
a.Center the upper cable adjuster on the
mounting bracket, if necessary
(Figure 17).
Upper Cable
Adjuster
Figure 18
OS2460
b. To increase distance between clutch
bail and handlebar, move the idler
towards the attachment belt.
c. To decrease the distance between the
clutch bail and handlebar, move the
idler away from the attachment belt.
d. Tighten idler adjustment nut.
e. Check clutch bail measurement.
6. Check Brake
When the clutch bail is disengaged, the
brake must contact the attachment belt.
When the clutch bail is engaged, the
brake must be more than 1/16 in.
(1.6 mm) away from the belt (Figure 19).
7. Repeat steps 3–6 until attachment clutch
bail distance and brake contact are
correct.
IMPORTANT: If attachment clutch/brake
cannot be adjusted within tolerances, see your
Dealer for repairs.
8. Check belt finger clearance.
With clutch bail engaged, belt fingers
should be 1/16–1/8 in. (1.6 - 3.0 mm) from
belt. Adjust belt fingers as necessary.
9. Replace belt cover.
10. Check that auger/impeller stops within
3 seconds after attachment clutch/
impeller brake bail is released.
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To adjust traction clutch (Figure 21):
1. Loosen jam nut on traction cable
adjustment barrel.
2. Turn adjustment barrel up the cable to
decrease the distance between clutch bail
and handlebar.
Turn the adjustment barrel down the cable
to increase the distance between clutch
bail and handlebar.
3. Check traction clutch bail distance and
repeat adjustment steps if necessary.
4. Tighten jam nut on traction cable
adjustment barrel.
1
2
1/16 in.
(1.6 mm)
OS2030
1
1. Drive Brake
2. Brake Shoe and Pad
4
3
2
5
Figure 19
9
2-1/8 ± 3/8 in.
(5.4 cm ± 9 mm)
3-1/2 ± 1/8 in.
(8.9 cm ± 3 mm)
8
Traction Drive
Clutch Bail
7
1. Traction Clutch
Cable
2. Shift Rod
3. Attachment
Control Cable
4. Mounting Nuts
5. Attachment
Clutch Arm
Attachment
Clutch Bail
Figure 20
6
6. Speed Selector
Arm
7. Cotter Pin and
Clevis
8. Traction Drive
Clutch Arm
9. Adjustment
Barrel
OS2490
Figure 21
TRACTION DRIVE CLUTCH
ADJUSTMENT
If drive slips, adjust traction clutch to
compensate for friction disc wear.
To test traction clutch (Figure 20):
1. Put unit in first forward speed.
2. Without engine running, push unit forward
while slowly moving the traction drive
clutch bail toward the handlebar.
3. Measure distance between bail and
handlebar when the wheels begin to
brake. If distance is not 2-1/8 ± 3/8 in.
(5.4 cm ± 9 mm), adjust the traction
clutch.
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OS0523
FRICTION DISC REPLACEMENT
6
11
5
1 2 3
9. Remove bearing cap/bushing and washer
from right side of unit.
10. Reinstall nuts on screws through side
frame to keep screws in place.
11. Carefully tap two (2) roll pins out of center
and right end of shaft.
12. Slide friction disc assembly and hex shaft
to the right until the left end of shaft is
clear of left bearing. Tap lightly if
necessary, to loosen. The shaft slides out
of the small pinion gear and washer.
13. Carefully lift shaft and friction disc out of
unit. As you remove the assembly, the
washers between the bearing and sliding
forks will be loose. Do not lose the
washers.
4
6
5
Replace Friction Disc
10
9
6
1. Hex Shaft
2. Friction Disc
3. Hex Bolts & Nuts
4. Shift Carrier
5. Roll Pins
6. Washers
8
1. Remove three (3) hex bolts and nuts
holding friction disc to shift carrier.
2. Remove the old friction disc. Put the new
friction disc in place, flat side to the shift
carrier.
3. Reinstall the three (3) bolts and nuts into
the new friction disc and hub. Torque to
5-6 lbf-ft (6.8 to 8.13 N•m).
7
7. Bearing Cap
Screws
8. Bearing Cap/
Bushing
9. Clutch Fork
10.Large Gear
11.Pinion Gear
Figure 22
Reinstall Friction Disc
OS2002
Remove Friction Disc
(Figure 22):
1. Shut off engine, remove key, disconnect
spark plug wire and allow unit to cool
completely.
CAUTION: Before tipping unit,
remove enough fuel so that no spills
occur.
2. Tip the unit up onto front housing on a
level surface.
3. Remove lockpins from wheel axles and
remove wheels.
4. Remove two (2) bolts from top of bottom
cover.
5. Loosen two (2) bottom screws and slide
cover off.
6. Remove hair pin and washer from shift
rod. Disconnect shift rod from speed
selector arm. Reinstall hairpin and
washer on rod.
7. Remove four (4) nuts from bearing cap on
left side of unit.
8. Reinstall one nut to keep the inside
bearing cap in place.
1. Reinstall the shift carrier, the small pinion
gear and washer onto the hex shaft. The
washer goes between the bearing and the
pinion gear.
2. Slide the shaft and attached parts into the
frame, through the right side hole first,
then the left. Pinion gear must mesh with
the large gear.
3. Reinstall the bearing and outside bearing
cap on the left side of the frame.
4. On the right side of the frame, place the
washer on the end of the shaft.
5. Reinstall the bearing cap/bushing on the
right side of frame.
6. Reinstall the flange bearing and washers
into the shift forks. Be sure the washers
are inside the forks.
7. Reinstall roll pins in shaft. Be sure pins
are centered in shaft.
8. Reinstall shift rod with hairpin and
washer.
9. Reinstall tires with lockpins.
10. Install bottom cover.
11. Set unit upright.
12. Replace spark plug wire on spark plug.
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STORAGE
SERVICE PARTS
Order the following parts through your
Dealer:
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
Part No.
Description
00036800 Stens Mix Hi-Temp Grease
(3, 3 oz. cartridges)
SHORT TERM
IMPORTANT: NEVER spray unit with high
pressure water or store unit outdoors.
Run with attachment clutch engaged a few
minutes after each use to free unit of any loose
or melting snow.
Close fuel shut-off valve.
Inspect unit for visible signs of wear, breakage
or damage.
Keep all nuts, bolts and screws properly
tightened and know unit is in safe working
condition.
Store unit in a cool, dry protected area.
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.
21533400 Spark Plug (932036, 504)
21533500 Spark Plug (932037, 505)
07219100 Impeller Belt (932036, 504)
07232500 Impeller Belt (932037, 505
07210600 Traction Belt (932036, 504)
07210700 Traction Belt (932037, 505)
53200500 Shear Bolts
03248300 Friction Disc
To obtain a complete parts manual, find your
model and serial number. Then go to
www.ariens.com or call 1-800-678-5443.
ACCESSORIES
See your authorized Ariens dealer to add the
additional accessories available to your
Sno-Thro.
Part No.
Description
73203100 Slicer Bar*
72200600 120 Volt Starter Kit
73202500 240 Volt Starter Kit*
72406500 Front Weight Kit*
*Available in CE countries.
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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. Electric starter not
functioning.
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.
3. Mechanical jam in blower
rake or impeller.
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. Open fuel shut-off valve.
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.
4. Put Key Switch into run position.
5. Check for a bad starter or
connections.
Engine
problems.
1. See Engine Manual.
Does not
operate in
Forward/
Reverse.
1. Friction disc not adjusted
properly.
2. Traction belt not
functioning.
1. Repair or replace friction disc.
See Friction Disc Replacement.
2. Repair or replace traction drive
belt. See Traction Drive Belt
Replacement.
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).
2. Move unit to a warm area to
thaw.
3. With engine off, and auger
disengaged, check for
obstructions and remove.
4. Adjust attachment clutch/brake.
See Attachment Clutch/Brake
Adjustment.
5. Adjust or replace attachment
drive belt. See Attachment Drive
Belt Replacement.
2. Auger is frozen in place.
3. Ice or debris is obstructing
auger.
4. Attachment clutch/brake
out of adjustment.
5. Attachment drive belt
slipping.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
Description
Engine - Tecumseh
932036
932504
932037
524
524
724
724
HSSK5067416U
HSSK5067417U
OHSK7072517F
OHSK70 72507F
5.0 (3.73)
Power Max - HP (Kw/min-1)
7 (5.22)
3600 ± 150
-1
Fast Idle Speed-RPM (min )
Displacement - in. (cc)
Electric Start
932505
11.88 (195)
120V
Optional
120V or 240V
Fuel
120V
Optional
120V or 240V
See Engine Manual
Tank Capacity - qt. (L)
2 (1.96)
Snow Clearing Width in. (cm)
3.5 (3.3)
24 (61.0)
Chute
Rotation Angle
220°
Rotation Control at
Handlebar
Yes
Impeller
Diameter - in. (cm)
10 (25)
1200
Speed-RPM-Max (min-1)
1410
Auger
Diameter - in. (cm)
11.0 (27.98)
120
-1
Speed-RPM-Max (min )
141
Auger Brake
Yes
Drive
Disc-O-Matic
Speeds
6 Forward and 2 Reverse
Pneumatic Tires - in. (cm)
12 (30.5)
Size and Weight
Height - in. (cm)
38 (96.5)
Length - in. (cm)
49 (124.5)
Width - in. (cm)
Weight - lbs (Kg)
26.5 (67.3)
150 (68.0)
146 (66.2)
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147 (66.7)
143 (64.9)
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
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 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: ALW3-122002
GB - 30
Ariens Company
655 West Ryan Street
P.O. Box 157
Brillion, WI 54110-0157
920-756-2141
Fax 920-756-2407
www.ariens.com
WARNING
The engine exhaust from this product
contains chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer, birth
defects or other reproductive harm.