Specifications | Ariens 920001- ST624E Snow Blower User Manual

Sno-Thro
®
Owner/Operator Manual
Model
920001 - ST624E
ENGLISH
FRANÇAIS
01990600 6/07
Printed in USA
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
SERVICE PARTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
CONTROLS and FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
ACCESSORIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
MAINTENANCE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
WARRANTY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
INTRODUCTION
MANUALS
Before operation of unit, carefully and completely read
your manuals. If used improperly, this unit could be
dangerous and cause personal injury or property
damage. The contents will provide you with safety
instructions for the safe use of your unit during normal
operation and maintenance.
All reference to left, right, front, or rear are given from
operator standing in operation position and facing the
direction of forward travel.
ENGINE MANUAL
The engine on this unit is covered by a separate
manual specific to the engine. This manual is included
in the literature package that shipped with the unit.
Refer to this manual for engine service
recommendations. If the engine manual is not
available, contact the engine manufacturer for a
replacement manual.
MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBERS
When ordering replacement parts or making service
inquiries, know the Model and Serial numbers of your
unit and engine.
Numbers are located on the product registration form in
the unit literature package. They are printed on a serial
number label, located on the frame of your unit.
Serial Number Label
•
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. To locate your
nearest Ariens Dealer, go to www.ariens.com on the
internet.
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.
Figure 1
OS8010
GB - 2
© Copyright 2007 Ariens Company
DELIVERY
WARNING: Improper assembly or
adjustments can cause serious injury.
Customer Note: If you have purchased this product
without complete assembly and instruction by your
retailer, it is your responsibility to:
2. Understand all Safety Precautions provided in the
manuals.
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.
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.
NOTE: To locate your nearest Ariens Dealer, go to
www.ariens.com on the Internet.
5. Review Limited Warranty Policy.
6. Fill out a Product Registration Card and return the
card to the Ariens Company or go to
www.ariens.com.
SAFETY
NOTATIONS
NOTE: General reference information for proper
operation and maintenance practices.
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.
IMPORTANT: Specific procedures or information
required to prevent damage to unit or attachment.
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.
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.
Keep hands and feet away from auger and
impeller.
SAFETY ALERTS
Look for these symbols to point out
important safety precautions. They mean:
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.
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.
GB - 3
SAFETY DECALS AND LOCATIONS
2. DANGER!
ALWAYS replace missing or damaged Safety Decals.
Refer to figures below for Safety Decal locations.
2
OS6610
1
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.
3. DANGER!
3
ROTATING PARTS.
Keep clear of auger while engine is
running.
OS2080
Figure 2
•
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.
OS8015
1. WARNING!
Read Owner/Operator Manual.
OL1801
OL4370
Keep people away from unit while
operating. Keep children out of work
area and under watchful care of a
responsible adult.
SAFETY RULES
Never direct discharge towards persons
or property that may be injured or
damaged by thrown objects.
ALWAYS remove key and/or wire from spark plug
before assembly, maintenance or service.
Unintentional engine start up can cause death or
serious injury.
OL0910
Stop engine, remove key, read manual
before making any repairs or
adjustments.
OL4010
Wear appropriate hearing protection.
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.
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.
OL4690
ONLY use clean-out tool to clear
blockages. NEVER use your hands.
NEVER allow children to operate or play on or near
unit. Be alert and shut off unit if children enter area.
DO NOT allow adults to operate unit without proper
training. Only trained adults may operate unit. Training
includes actual operation.
Keep area of operation clear of all toys, pets, and
debris. Thrown objects can cause injury.
GB - 4
Check for weak spots on docks, ramps or floors. Avoid
uneven work areas and rough terrain. Stay alert for
hidden hazards.
ROTATING IMPELLER CAN CAUSE SERIOUS
INJURY. NEVER ATTEMPT TO UNCLOG OR CLEAN
UNIT WHILE ENGINE IS RUNNING.
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.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the
manual and on the machine before starting.
Falling snow, fog, etc. can reduce vision and cause an
accident. Operate unit only when there is good visibility
and light.
How to operate all controls.
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:
The functions of all controls.
How to STOP in an emergency.
Before starting engine, disengage control(s).
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.
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 operate or to clear snow at too fast a rate.
Slow down and turn corners slowly.
Do not operate in reverse unless absolutely necessary.
ALWAYS back up slowly. Always look down and behind
before and while backing.
Disengage attachment drive when traveling from one
work area to another.
Abnormal Vibrations are a warning of trouble. Striking a
foreign object can damage unit. Immediately stop unit
and engine. Remove key and wait for all moving parts
to stop. Remove wire from spark plug. Inspect unit and
make any necessary repairs before restart.
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 throw snow any higher than necessary.
Deflected materials can cause injury and property
damage.
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.
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.
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.
GB - 5
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.
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.
DO NOT transport machine while engine is running.
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.
Keep unit free of ice or other debris. Clean up oil or fuel
spills.
Shut off fuel and allow engine to cool completely before
storing in closed area or covering unit.
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.
For extended storage, clean unit thoroughly. See
Engine Manual for proper storage.
Secure unit chassis to transport vehicle. NEVER
secure from rods or linkages that could be damaged.
Use only attachments or accessories designed for your
unit.
Check components frequently. If worn or damaged,
replace with manufacturer’s recommended parts.
Fuel is highly flammable and its vapors are explosive.
Handle with care. Use an approved fuel container.
NO smoking, NO sparks, NO flames. ALWAYS allow
engine to cool before servicing.
NEVER fill fuel tank when engine is running or hot from
operation.
NEVER fill or drain fuel tank indoors.
Replace fuel cap securely and clean up spilled fuel.
Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or
trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always place containers
on the ground away from your vehicle before filling.
When practical, remove gas-powered equipment from
the truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground. If this is
not possible, then refuel such equipment on a trailer
with a portable container, rather than from a gasoline
dispenser nozzle.
Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank
or container opening at all times until fueling is
complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open device.
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.
ALWAYS keep protective structures, guards, and
panels in good repair, in place and securely fastened.
NEVER modify or remove safety devices.
GB - 6
ASSEMBLY
.
1
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and
understand the entire Safety section before
proceeding.
2
WARNING: Dropping or tipping over boxed
unit could result in personal injury or damage
to unit.
3
PACKAGE CONTENTS
3
2
1. Shift Rod
2. Wing Knob
and Bolt
3. Wing Nut and
Bolt
4. Handlebar
4
4
Figure 4
1
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Install Discharge Chute (Figure 5)
1. Grease underside of discharge chute ring (if not
already greased).
2. Remove mounting hardware from the bottom of
the chute pedestal.
3. Install discharge chute over opening in the auger
housing and secure pedestal to auger housing
with hardware removed in step 2.
OS8020
1. Sno-Thro Unit
2. Discharge Chute
3. Chute Rod
4. Literature Pack with
Extra Shear Bolts
Figure 3
1
ASSEMBLY
Tools Required:
•
Pliers
•
Open-End Wrenches: 3/8, 7/16, 1/2,
9/16 in. and/or Adjustable Wrench
•
Tire Gauge
2
3
1
4
Unfold Handlebar (Figure 4)
1. Remove the lower and loosen the upper wing
knobs on the handlebar assembly.
1. Mounting Hardware
2. Discharge Chute
3. Discharge Chute Ring
4. Chute Pedestal
2. Loosen the wing nuts on the shift rod.
3. Put the speed selector lever in the sixth forward
position.
OS8030
Figure 5
4. Rotate the handlebars into operating position.
5. Install and tighten all wing knobs and wing nuts
on the handlebar assembly and shift rod.
Install Discharge Chute Crank
1. Slide Chute Crank through the nylon bushing in
the support bracket.
GB - 7
2. Connect the chute crank to the pinion gear on
chute with spring clip pin.
Check Auger Gearcase Oil
Check oil level in auger gearcase (see Check Auger
Gearcase on page 15).
Check Engine Crankcase Oil
IMPORTANT: The engine is shipped with 5W-30 oil in
crankcase. Refer to Engine Manual for detailed
instructions.
1
Fill Engine Fuel Tank
Refer to Engine Manual for proper fuel type and tank
capacity.
Check Function of all Controls
2
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 on page 13.
4
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.
1. Chute Crank
2. Support Bracket
3. Pinion Gear
4. Spring Clip Pin
4. Adjust belt finger, if necessary. See Attachment
Drive Belt Replacement on page 17.
Figure 6
5. Adjust clutch idler according to Attachment Drive
Belt Replacement on page 17.
OS8025
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.
CAUTION: Avoid injury! Explosive separation
of tire and rim parts is possible when they are
serviced incorrectly:
• Do not attempt to mount a tire without
the proper equipment and experience to
perform the job.
•
Do not inflate the tires above the
recommended pressure.
•
Do not weld or heat a wheel and tire
assembly. Heat can cause an increase
in air pressure resulting in an explosion.
Welding can structurally weaken or
deform the wheel.
•
Do not stand in front or over the tire
assembly when inflating. Use a clip-on
chuck and extension hose long enough
to allow you to stand to one side.
GB - 8
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
1. Attachment Clutch Lever
3
2. Speed Selector
3. Traction Drive Clutch Lever
2
1
4. Chute Crank
5. Muffler Guard
4
6. Discharge Chute Deflector
7. Discharge Chute
5
8. Impeller
9. Auger
26
10. Scraper Blade
6
11. Auger Gearcase
14
13
7
12. Clean-out Tool
12
13. Oil Fill and Dipstick
14. Gas Tank and Cap
8
24
15. Starter Button
16. Electric Starter
17. Recoil Starter Handle
18. Primer Bulb
22
19. Throttle (Engine Stop)
9
11
23
10
20. Ignition Switch (Push /Pull)
21. Choke
22. Axle Lock Pin
18
23. Runner(s)
24. Belt Cover
25. Fuel Shut-off Valve
26. Handlebar
17
19
21
20
15
16
25
Figure 7
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GB - 9
OPERATION
Ignition Switch (Push/Pull Safety Key)
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and
understand the entire Safety section before
proceeding.
Key Switch has two positions:
1. “Stop” - pulled out
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.
2. "Run" - pushed in
2
NOTE: DO NOT twist key
after it is inserted.
1
Primer Bulb
Pushing the primer bulb in adds fuel for
easier engine start. Refer to Starting and
Shut Off on page 13.
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
See Figure 7 for all Controls and Features locations.
Dual Handle Interlock
OS1321
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.
Speed Selector
Position the Speed Selector in the appropriate speed
notch to control forward and reverse travel.
Traction Drive Clutch - Left Hand Lever
Squeeze the Traction Drive Clutch
Lever against the Handlebar (1) to
engage wheel drive for propelling
unit. Forward speed will vary
according to snow depth and
moisture content.
2
1
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6
1
2
OS1193
Forward:
(6) Fastest
Release lever (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.
Attachment Clutch - Right Hand Lever
2
1
Squeeze Attachment Clutch Lever
against handlebar (1) to engage
attachment. Release both clutch
levers (2) to disengage power and
apply brake to attachment.
(1) Slowest
Reverse:
(1) Slow
(2) Fast
IMPORTANT: DO NOT change motion from forward to
reverse with clutch engaged. Forward speed can be
changed without declutching.
Choke Control Knob
1
IMPORTANT: If the belt squeals
when the attachment clutch lever is
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engaged, the impeller may be frozen
in the auger housing. Immediately
release the attachment clutch lever and move the unit
into a heated area to thaw.
NOTE: If belt squeals when impeller turns freely, see
Attachment Drive Belt Replacement on page 17.
GB - 10
2
1
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.
Push deflector handle forward or down to throw snow
lower. Pull deflector handle up or to the rear to throw
snow higher.
Throttle
1
The throttle controls the engine speed.
To increase or decrease the engine
speed, adjust to:
2
1. Fast (normal or warm starts)
3
4
2. Part-Throttle
IMPORTANT: If Chute Deflector does not stay in set
position, adjust as directed in SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS on page 16, or repair before
operation.
3. Slow (cold weather starts)
Discharge Chute
4. Stop (engine is off)
Discharge chute rotates 186°.
ALWAYS position discharge chute in safe direction and
angle, away from operator and bystanders, before
starting engine.
Electric Starter
The electric starter will start a properly choked and
cranked engine when the starter button is pushed.
Refer to Starting and Shut Off on page 13.
Discharge Chute Crank
IMPORTANT: If chute does not stay in set position,
adjust as directed in SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
on page 16, or repair before operation.
Recoil Starter Handle
When pulled, handle will turn engine over.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT let handle snap back against
starter.
Rotate the chute with the discharge chute crank
handle.
See Starting and Shut Off on page 13.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT force frozen chute controls. If
frozen, take to warm place until controls are free.
Snow Clean-Out Tool (Figure 8)
Axle Lock Pin (Figure 9)
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.
Use the axle lock pin to lock or unlock the right or left
wheel. Lock both wheels to increase traction; unlock
one wheel to allow for easier turning of the unit.
NOTE: Unit will not drive with both wheels unlocked.
1
Wheel Unlocked
1. Snow Clean-Out Tool
Figure 8
OS8040
Axle Lock Pin
To clear the discharge chute:
1. Shut off the engine.
Wheel Locked
2. Wait 10 seconds and make 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 from
the discharge chute.
4. Replace the snow clean-out tool on the auger
housing.
Figure 9
Discharge Chute Deflector
ALWAYS position discharge chute deflector at a safe
angle before starting engine.
DO NOT throw snow any higher than necessary.
GB - 11
5. Fill fuel tank to within 1/2 in. (1.2 cm) below
bottom of filler neck with unleaded gasoline.
Scraper Blade
The scraper blade allows the back of the housing to
keep better contact with the surface being cleared. It
also prevents damage to the housing from normal
wear.
NOTE: Tank capacity is 3.5 qt (3.3 L)
6. Replace Fuel Cap and tighten.
7. ALWAYS clean up any spilled fuel.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT allow Scraper Blade to wear
too far or Auger/Impeller housing will become
damaged.
PRE-START
1. Frozen Impeller
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 on
page 12 for recommended settings.
IMPORTANT: Before starting engine, check impeller to
be sure it is not frozen.
To check impeller:
1. With ignition key switch in “Stop” position,
squeeze Attachment Clutch Lever to Engaged
position.
FILLING FUEL TANK
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: AVOID INJURY. Read and
understand the entire Safety section before
proceeding.
Fuel Shut-Off Valve
2. Check Function of Clutches
IMPORTANT: The fuel shut-off valve MUST be in the
closed position prior to transporting the unit.
If clutches do not engage or disengage properly, adjust
or repair before operation. See Attachment
Clutch/Brake Adjustment on page 19 and Traction
Drive Clutch Adjustment on page 21
The fuel shut-off valve has two positions:
3. Check Dual Handle Interlock
Without the engine running, press down (engage) both
clutch levers. Release attachment clutch lever.
Attachment clutch should remain engaged until traction
clutch lever is released, then both clutches must
disengage.
Closed Position:
Use this position
to service,
transport, or store
the unit.
If clutches do not engage or disengage properly, adjust
or repair before operation (see Attachment
Clutch/Brake Adjustment on page 19 and Traction
Drive Clutch Adjustment on page 21).
Open Position: Use
this position to run
the unit.
Figure 10
4. Check Axle Lock
Use the axle lock pins to lock or unlock the wheels.
Lock both wheels to increase traction; unlock one
wheel to allow for easier turning of the unit.
5. Check Runners
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Check and adjust Runners (Runners on page 16).
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.
To add fuel to fuel tank:
1. ALWAYS place unit in open or well-ventilated
area.
6. Check Engine Fuel & Crankcase Oil
2. Stop engine and allow to cool.
3. Clean Fuel Cap and surrounding area to prevent
dirt from entering Fuel Tank.
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and
understand the entire Safety section before
proceeding.
4. Remove Cap.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT use gasohol or gasoline
containing alcohol. See Engine Manual for correct type
and grade of fuel.
Check and add fuel if required. Check that the engine
crankcase oil is full using dipstick. Refer to Engine
Manual for detailed instructions.
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TO STOP IN AN EMERGENCY
2. Plug extension cord into 120V 3-wire, grounded
outlet.
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.
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.
STARTING AND SHUT OFF
NOTE: When temperature is below -15° F (-26° C)
additional priming may be needed.
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.
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.
IMPORTANT: Allow unit and engine to adjust to the
outdoor temperature before clearing snow. Before
shut-off, run the attachment a few minutes to prevent
impeller freeze-up.
8. Set throttle to proper starting position
9. Press starter button on engine until engine starts.
NOTE: Try out each control without the engine running
to see how it works and what it does.
Manual Start
IMPORTANT: DO NOT operate starter more than 15
seconds per minute, as overheating and damage can
occur. (If engine does not start, refer to
TROUBLESHOOTING on page 24.)
10. Adjust choke as needed.
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.
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
4. If engine is cold, apply choke. See Engine
Manual for detailed instructions.
1. Release Traction Drive Clutch Lever and allow
unit to come to a complete stop.
NOTE: A warm engine requires less choking than a
cold engine.
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.
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.
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 on page 24.)
4. Move Throttle to the “Stop” position
5. Remove key.
SNOW REMOVAL
IMPORTANT: Allow unit and engine to adjust to the
outdoor temperature before clearing snow.
NOTE: Attachment clutch should be engaged before
wheel drive clutch when throwing snow.
1. Select Speed Control position and direction.
2. Engage Attachment Clutch - Right Hand Lever.
3. Engage Traction Drive Clutch - Left Hand Lever.
10. Adjust choke as needed.
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.
11. Set throttle to Part Throttle or Slow position for
adaptation to outside temperature or travel. Set
throttle to Fast position for normal operation.
Tips for Operation
Electric Start (120V)
1. Connect extension cord to starter.
IMPORTANT: Prevent damage to unit. Know voltage of
your starter and only use matching outlets.
Snow is best removed as soon as possible after snow
fall.
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3. Engage wheel drive clutch without engaging
attachment drive clutch.
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.
TRANSPORT
ALWAYS direct snow away from area to be cleared and
with direction of the wind.
TRAVELING
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.
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.
Secure unit chassis to transport vehicle. NEVER
secure from rods or linkages that could be damaged.
DO NOT transport machine while engine is running.
MAINTENANCE
Ariens Dealers will provide any service or adjustments
which may be required to keep your unit operating at
peak efficiency. Should engine service be required,
contact an Ariens dealer or an authorized engine
manufacturer's service center.
The chart below shows the recommended
maintenance schedule that should be performed on a
regular basis. More frequent service may be required.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
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.
Service Performed
Each Use
Check Dual Handle
Interlock
•
Check Fasteners
•
Check Clutch
Operation
•
Check Clutch Spring
Adjustments
Place unit on a flat level surface. Tip unit forward onto
front of auger housing for service. Ensure unit is secure
and will not tip over. Strap and clamp onto bench if
needed.
Service Position
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Clean Engine
Every 5
hrs.
Every 25
hrs.
*
•
Yearly
•
Check Engine Oil
Change Engine Oil
•
**
•
Check Tire Pressure
•
Check Auger
Gearcase
•
•
General Lubrication
•
•
* After first five hours of operation.
** After first two hours of operation.
CHECK DUAL HANDLE INTERLOCK
Without the engine running, press down (engage) both
clutch levers. Release attachment clutch lever.
Attachment clutch should remain engaged until traction
clutch lever is released, then both clutches must
disengage.
CHECK FASTENERS
Make sure all hardware is tightened properly.
CHECK CLUTCH OPERATION
Auger / impeller must stop within 5 seconds when
attachment clutch/impeller brake lever is released.
Figure 11
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Wheels must stop quickly when traction drive clutch
lever is released.
1
If clutches do not engage or disengage properly, adjust
or repair before operation (see Attachment
Clutch/Brake Adjustment on page 19 and Traction
Drive Clutch Adjustment on page 21).
2
CHECK CLUTCH SPRING ADJUSTMENT
Make sure the attachment clutch and traction drive
clutch are adjusted to the range specified in
Attachment Clutch/Brake Adjustment on page 19
andTraction Drive Clutch Adjustment on page 21.
1. Auger Gearcase
2. Filler Plug
Figure 12
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GENERAL LUBRICATION
CLEAN ENGINE
IMPORTANT: Wipe each fitting clean before and after
lubrication. Do not wipe gearcase filler plug; wiping the
gearcase filler plug may remove thread sealant and
cause leaks.
Refer to Engine Manual for detailed instructions.
CHECK ENGINE OIL
The engine crankcase oil should be checked every 5
hours of operation. Oil level MUST be maintained in
safe operating range on dipstick at all times or engine
damage will result (See Engine Manual).
Park unit on a level surface. Refer to Engine Manual for
detailed instructions.
CHANGE ENGINE OIL
IMPORTANT: DO NOT allow grease or oil to get on
friction disc, friction plate or belts.
NOTE: Apply Ariens Hi-Temp Grease or equivalent to
the lubrication fittings. See SERVICE PARTS on
page 23.
Sno-Thro should be lubricated (Figure 13) at beginning
of season or every 25 operating hours.
Auger Shaft
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.
NOTE: To grease auger shaft, remove shear bolt nuts,
and shear bolts. Apply grease at the grease zerks and
then turn the auger assemblies on the auger shaft.
Replace shear bolts per instructions in Shear Bolts on
page 16.
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
Keep tires at pressure listed on the tire sidewall. (see
Check Tire Pressure on page 8).
CHECK AUGER GEARCASE
IMPORTANT: Proper oil level must be maintained.
Gear cases are filled to the correct level at the factory.
Unless there is evidence of leakage, no additional
lubricant should be required. Check oil level each
season or every 25 hours of operation.
Grease
To ensure adequate lubricant level:
1. Remove filler plug (Figure 12). 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). Gearcase filler plug may
require an application of Loc-Tite® 565 thread sealant
with repeated servicing.
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Figure 13
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and
understand the entire Safety section before
proceeding.
SCRAPER BLADE
IMPORTANT: Damage to auger/impeller housing will
result if blade wears down too far.
2
Scraper blade is adjustable to compensate for wear.
To adjust scraper blade:
2
1. Tip unit back onto handlebar, support housing
and loosen nuts retaining blade
1. Auger
2. Shear Bolts
2. Adjust runners to fully raised position (housing
closest to ground).
1
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Figure 15
3. Reposition scraper blade flush with runners and
tighten lock nuts.
For Replacement:
1. Align shear bolt holes in auger with shear bolt
holes in the shaft.
RUNNERS
Runners should be adjusted as conditions require
(Figure 14).
2. Drive shear bolt through hole (if shear bolt was
broken this will drive remaining part from shaft).
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.
3. Secure shear bolt with nut.
DISCHARGE CHUTE DEFLECTOR
Deflector must stay in selected position while throwing
snow.
To adjust, loosen then retighten hardware to desired
deflection drag force (Figure 16).
NOTE: Keep housing level by adjusting runners
equally.
1
1
2
2
1. Runner
2. Runner Hardware
3
Figure 14
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SHEAR BOLTS
IMPORTANT: Use only Ariens shear bolts for
replacement. Use of any other type of shear bolt may
result in severe damage to unit.
Occasionally a foreign object may enter the
auger/impeller housing and jam the auger, breaking
shear bolts (Figure 15) which secure the auger to the
shaft. This allows auger to turn freely on the shaft
preventing damage to gear drive.
1. Adjusting Hardware
2. Discharge Chute Deflector
3. Discharge Chute
Figure 16
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DISCHARGE CHUTE
If discharge chute does not stay in position while
operating, tighten nut on carriage bolt at pivot point to
increase tension on spring (Figure 17).
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NOTE: If first forward speed is too fast, disconnect
adjustment pivot pin from speed selector arm. Rotate
pivot pin to move it up the shift rod a maximum of two
turns and reconnect pivot pin to speed selector arm.
3
4
1
2
1
1
1. Spring
2. Nut
2
Figure 17
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2
SPEED SELECTOR ADJUSTMENT
1. Shift Rod
2. Adjustment Pivot Pin
3. Speed Selector Arm
4. Hairpin
Figure 18
To adjust (Figure 18):
1. Disconnect adjustment pivot pin from speed
selector arm. Save hardware for reinstallation.
2. Place the speed selector on dash panel in the
fastest forward speed position.
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ATTACHMENT DRIVE BELT
REPLACEMENT
3. Turn the speed selector arm straight down
towards the ground as far as it will go.
Remove Attachment Drive Belt
4. Thread the adjustment pivot pin along the shift
rod until it aligns with the mating hole on the
speed selector arm. Insert the pivot pin into hole.
(Figures 19, 20 and 21)
1. Shut off engine, remove key, disconnect spark
plug wire and allow unit to cool completely.
5. Connect the pivot pin to the speed selector arm
with the hardware removed in step 1.
2. Remove two screws securing belt cover to unit
and remove belt cover.
6. Check forward and reverse speeds:
3. Remove spring pin from chute crank and
separate.
a. Start unit.
b. Shift speed selector into the first forward
speed.
c. Engage the traction clutch. Unit should move
forward.
d. Stop unit.
e. Shift speed selector into first reverse speed.
f. Engage the traction clutch. Unit should move
backward.
g. Shut off unit.
7. Adjust pivot pin on the shift rod as necessary so
unit travels forward when speed selector is in first
forward position and travels backward when
speed selector is in first reverse position.
8. Connect the pivot pin to the speed selector arm
with the hardware removed in step 1.
4. Remove belt finger by removing cap screws
mounting belt finger to engine (Figure 20 or
Figure 21).
5. Remove attachment drive belt from engine
sheave (it may be necessary to turn engine
sheave using recoil starter handle).
CAUTION: Always support Sno-Thro frame
and housing when loosening the cap screws
holding them together. Never loosen cap
screws while unit is in service position.
IMPORTANT: To avoid bending bottom cover, when
tipping unit apart, support handlebars firmly or tip unit
up on housing and remove bottom cover by removing
six cap screws before separating unit.
6. Support Sno-Thro frame and housing.
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7. Remove hex bolts securing housing to frame (two
on each side). Tip housing and frame apart on
pivot pin.
1
3
2
4
8. Remove attachment drive belt from lower pulley
(hold brake away from belt).
1
3
8
4
2
7
5
1. Pinion and Gear
2. Belt Cover
1. Attachment Drive Belt
2. Engine Sheave
3. Traction Drive Belt
4. Traction Belt Idler
3. Spring Pin
4. Chute Crank
Figure 19
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6
5. Attachment Pulley
6. Attachment Idler Nut
7. Attachment Belt Idler
8. Belt Finger
Figure 20
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Replace Attachment Drive Belt
1. Place new belt onto lower pulley.
1
NOTE: Holding down the attachment clutch lever will
make it easier to reconnect the housing and frame.
1/16 – 1/8 in.
(1.6 – 3 mm)
2. Tip housing and frame back together and secure
with hex bolts.
2
3. Place belt onto engine sheave.
4. 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 21).
5. Adjust clutch per Attachment Clutch/Brake
Adjustment on page 19.
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Auger must stop
within 5 seconds when attachment lever is
released or serious injury or unit damage may
result.
6. Replace chute crank and secure with spring pin.
7. Replace belt cover.
1. Belt Finger
2. Belt
Figure 21
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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 (Figures 19, 20, 21
and 24)
CAUTION: Always support Sno-Thro frame
and blower housing when loosening the cap
screws holding them together. Never loosen
cap screws while unit is in service position.
1. Remove attachment drive belt (See Remove
Attachment Drive Belt on page 17).
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NOTE: To gain belt clearance, remove swing gate
spacer (Figure 22) so drive plate can be slid over until
finger is out of frame and drive plate can swing past
stop hole in frame. See Figure 23.
NOTE: Make sure drive plate spring remains
connected to the frame and drive plate.
5. Replace attachment drive belt (See Replace
Attachment Drive Belt on page 18).
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH/BRAKE
ADJUSTMENT
1
WARNING: IMPROPER ADJUSTMENT
could result in unexpected movement of
auger and impeller causing death or serious
injury. AUGER / IMPELLER MUST STOP
within 5 seconds when Attachment
Clutch/Impeller Brake Lever is released.
WARNING: Adjustment procedure requires
the engine to be run with the belt cover off.
AVOID INJURY. Read and understand the
entire Safety section before proceeding.
Remove Attachment Cable Slack
1. Swing Gate Spacer
2. Swing Gate Finger
3. Drive Plate
3
Figure 22
1. Remove the belt cover.
2
2. Loosen jam nut on cable adjustment barrel, and
then turn the adjustment barrel down to shorten
cable and remove all cable slack. See Figure 24.
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1. Attachment Clutch
Cable
2. Cable Adjustment
Barrel
3. Jam Nut
1
2
3
3
2
1. Swing Gate
2. Swing Gate Finger
3. Drive Plate
1
Figure 23
OS8068
Figure 24
2. Pull idler away from traction drive belt and
remove belt from idler, crankshaft pulley and
driven pulley (it may be necessary to turn
crankshaft pulley using recoil starter handle).
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3. With the attachment clutch disengaged, check
that the attachment idler arm lightly touches the
frame. See Figure 25.
3. Replace traction drive belt.
4. Swing drive plate toward friction disc to slide
finger into stop hole in frame. Reinstall swing gate
spacer.
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Adjust the Attachment Clutch Cable Spring
Extension
With the attachment clutch disengaged,
check the attachment idler arm position
here. The attachment idler arm should
lightly touch the frame.
1. Check the attachment clutch cable spring
extension.
Measure the length of the attachment clutch
cable spring with the clutch lever disengaged.
Then measure the attachment clutch spring with
the clutch lever engaged. See Figure 27. The
spring should be 1/2 – 9/16 in. (12.7 – 14.3 mm)
longer when the clutch lever is engaged.
Figure 25
•
If spring extension is within the specified range,
go to Check Attachment Brake (Figure 29) on
page 21.
•
If spring extension is outside of specified range,
go to step 2.
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4. Tighten jam nut on cable adjustment barrel.
Check Attachment Idler Arm Roller Clearance
1. Place the unit into the service position. Remove
the bottom cover.
2. With the clutch lever engaged, check the
clearance between the frame and plastic roller on
the lower end of the attachment idler arm. See
Figure 26.
•
•
•
If roller is 1/2 – 7/8 in. (12.7 – 22.2 mm) from
frame, go to Adjust the Attachment Clutch Cable
Spring Extension on page 20.
If roller is less than 1/2 in. (12.7 mm) from frame,
loosen idler adjustment nut and move idler closer
to the belt. Tighten adjustment nut and recheck
the roller clearance.
If roller is more than 7/8 in. (22.2 mm) from frame,
loosen idler adjustment nut and move idler away
from the belt. Tighten adjustment nut and recheck
roller clearance.
Roller should be 1/2 – 7/8 in. (12.7 – 22.2 mm)
from the frame when the attachment clutch is
engaged.
Figure 26
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1/2 – 9/16 in.
(12.7 – 14.3 mm)
Figure 27
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2. Adjust cable length (See Figure 27).
a. Loosen jam nut on cable.
b. To increase spring extension, adjust barrel
down the cable and tighten jam nut.
c. To decrease spring extension, adjust barrel
up the cable and tighten jam nut.
b. Check the clutch cable spring extension and
adjust as necessary to achieve a 1/2 – 9/16
in. (12.7 – 14.3 mm) spring extension.
c. If the cable needed adjustment, recheck gaps
described in step 1. Repeat steps as
necessary until brake clearance, roller gap
and spring extension are within specified
ranges.
IMPORTANT: If adjustments cannot be brought into
specified ranges see your Dealer for repairs.
6
2
1
3
Check Belt Finger Clearance (Figure 30)
1. With clutch lever engaged, the belt finger located
opposite the belt idler must be less than 1/8 in. (3
mm) from belt, but not touching the belt.
7
To adjust belt finger, loosen the bolts and move
the finger to the proper position. Tighten the bolts
and recheck the belt finger clearance.
4
5
1. Engine Sheave
2. Traction Drive Belt
3. Traction Belt Idler
4. Attachment Idler Nut
5. Attachment Belt Idler
6. Belt Finger
7. Traction Belt Idler Nut
Check belt finger clearance here. With the
attachment clutch engaged, there should be
less than 1/8 in. (3 mm) clearance between the
belt and the belt finger. The belt finger should
not touch the belt.
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Figure 28
Check Attachment Brake (Figure 29)
1. With the clutch lever disengaged, brake pad must
contact attachment belt. With clutch lever
engaged, brake pad must be more than 1/16 in.
(1.6 mm) from belt. If there is more than 1/16 in.
(1.6 mm) gap, go to Check Belt Finger Clearance
(Figure 30) on page 21. If there is less than 1/16
in. (1.6 mm) gap, go to Step 2.
Minimum of 1/16 in. (1.6 mm)
Figure 30
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2. Replace the belt cover.
2
TRACTION DRIVE CLUTCH ADJUSTMENT
If drive slips, adjust traction clutch to compensate for
friction disc wear.
1
1. Brake Arm and Pad
2. Attachment Pulley
To test traction clutch (Figure 31):
Figure 29
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1. Put unit in first forward speed.
2. If there is less than 1/16 in. (1.6 mm) gap
between brake pad and belt, follow these steps:
a. To increase brake pad gap, loosen idler
adjustment nut, and move idler away from
belt. Position idler to achieve a 1/16 in. (1.6
mm) minimum brake pad gap and a 1/2 – 7/8
in. (12.7 – 22.2 mm) gap between the plastic
roller and the frame.
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2. Without engine running, push unit forward while
slowly moving the traction drive clutch lever
toward the handlebar.
3. Measure distance between lever and handlebar
when the wheels begin to brake. If distance is not
7-1/2 – 8 in. (19.0 – 20.3 cm), adjust the traction
clutch.
2. Place the unit into the service position on a level
surface.
Traction Clutch Lever
7-1/2 – 8 in.
3. Remove lockpins from wheel axles and remove
wheels.
(19.0 – 20.3 cm)
4. Remove bottom cover by removing six hex bolts.
5. Disconnect pivot pin from the speed selector arm.
Save the hardware for reinstallation.
Figure 31
6. Remove spring clip pin nearest drive gear from
hex shaft.
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7. Remove left bearing flange from frame.
To adjust traction clutch (Figure 32):
8. Slide hex shaft to the left to remove the flat
washer, pinion gear and friction disc assembly
from the hex shaft.
1. With the traction drive clutch lever disengaged,
loosen the jam nut on the cable adjuster.
Turn adjustment barrel up the cable to decrease
the distance between clutch lever and handlebar.
Turn the adjustment barrel down the cable to
increase the distance between clutch lever and
handlebar.
2. Check traction clutch lever distance and repeat
adjustment steps if necessary.
3. Tighten jam nut on traction cable adjustment
barrel.
4. With the clutch disengaged, check that there is
more than 1/32 in. (0.8 mm) clearance between
friction disc and drive plate assembly. See on
page 22
NOTE: Be sure to save washers between bearing and
sliding fork for reassembly.
9. Remove friction disc assembly from frame.
10. Remove three screws holding friction disc to
carrier bearing.
11. Remove old friction disc. Put the new friction disc
in place, cup side to carrier bearing.
12. Reinstall three screws into new friction disc and
carrier bearing. Torque to 5 – 6 lbf-ft. (6.8 – 8.13
N•m).
1
4
8
3
1
5
2
7
6
3
2
9
4
1. Traction Drive Clutch
Cable
2. Adjustment Barrel
3. Jam Nut
4. Adjustment Pivot Pin
5. Speed Selector Arm
6. Attachment Clutch Arm
Figure 32
5
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6
10
FRICTION DISC REPLACEMENT
1. Hex Shaft
2. Friction Disc Assembly
3. Left Bearing Flange
4. Speed Selector Arm
5. Friction Disc
Remove Friction Disc (Figure 33):
1. Shut off engine, remove key, disconnect spark
plug wire and allow unit to cool completely.
6. Right Bearing Flange
7. Carrier Bearing
8. Spring Clip
9. Drive Gear
10.Drive Plate Assembly
Figure 33
CAUTION: Before tipping unit, remove
enough fuel so that no spills occur.
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13. Insert new friction disc assembly into frame.
Install washers onto carrier bearing and slide into
speed selector arm.
To treat the fuel system for storage:
1. Add fuel stabilizer according to manufacturers’s
instructions.
14. Slide hex shaft through new friction plate
assembly. Install pinion gear and washer onto
hex shaft and slide shaft into right bearing.
2. Run engine for at least 10 minutes after adding
stabilizer to allow it to reach the carburetor.
15. Install left bearing using hardware removed in
step 7.
NEVER store the engine with fuel in the fuel tank inside
of a building with potential sources of ignition.
16. Reinstall clip pin into hex shaft.
SERVICE PARTS
17. Connect pivot pin to speed selector arm. See
Speed Selector Adjustment on page 17.
Order the following parts through your Dealer:
18. Install bottom cover.
Part No.
Description
19. Reinstall wheels.
00036800
Ariens Hi-Temp Grease (3, 3 oz. cartridges)
21533500
Spark Plug
07200327
Impeller Belt
07200101
Traction Belt
53200500
Shear Bolts
00170800
Friction Disc
20. Return unit to upright position.
21. Connect spark plug wire to spark plug.
22. Adjust traction drive clutch. See Traction Drive
Clutch Adjustment on page 21.
STORAGE
ACCESSORIES
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and
understand the entire Safety section before
proceeding.
See your authorized Ariens dealer to add the additional
accessories available to your Sno-Thro.
SHORT TERM
Part No.
Description
IMPORTANT: NEVER spray unit with high pressure
water or store unit outdoors.
73203100
Slicer Bar
72200600
120 Volt Starter Kit
Run with attachment clutch engaged a few minutes
after each use to free unit of any loose or melting snow.
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Front Weight Kit
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 on page 14).
Touch up all scratched painted surfaces.
Remove weight from wheels by putting blocks under
frame or axle.
Fuel System
Gasoline left in the fuel system for extended periods
without a stabilizer will deteriorate, resulting in gum
deposits in the system. These deposits can damage
the carburetor and the fuel hoses, filter and tank.
Prevent deposits from forming in the fuel system during
storage by adding a quality fuel stabilizer to the fuel.
Follow the recommended mix ratio found on the fuel
stabilizer container.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Engine will not
crank/start.
Engine stops.
PROBABLE CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Fuel tank is empty.
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. Fuel shut-off valve closed.
2. Open fuel shut-off valve.
3. Build up of dirt and residue around
governor/carburetor.
3. Clean area around governor/carburetor.
4. Key Switch not in run position.
4. Put Key Switch into run position.
5. Electric starter not functioning.
5. Check for a bad starter or connections.
1. Out of fuel.
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. Fuel shut-off valve closed.
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. Polluted fuel supply.
4. Replace with clean fuel.
5. Faulty spark plug.
5. Replace or clean spark plug.
Engine problems.
1. See Engine Manual.
Does not operate in
Forward / Reverse.
1. Friction disc not adjusted properly.
1. Repair or replace friction disc (see
Friction Disc Replacement on page 22).
2. Traction belt not functioning.
2. Repair or replace traction drive belt (see
Traction Drive Belt Replacement on
page 18).
3. Speed selector not adjusted
properly.
3. Adjust speed selector (see Speed
Selector Adjustment on page 17).
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 16).
2. Attachment clutch/brake not
adjusted properly.
2. Adjust attachment clutch/brake (see
Attachment Clutch/Brake Adjustment on
page 19).
3. Auger is frozen in place.
3. Move unit to a warm place to thaw.
4. Ice or debris is obstructing auger.
4. With the engine off and auger
disengaged, check for obstructions and
remove.
5. Attachment drive belt slipping,
worn or damaged.
5. Adjust or replace attachment drive belt
(see Attachment Clutch/Brake
Adjustment on page 19).
GB - 24
SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
920001
ST624E
Description
Engine -
Tecumseh
OH195SA
Power Max - HP (kW)
6.0 (4.5)
Maximum RPM
3600 ± 150
Displacement - in. (cc)
11.88 (195)
Electric Start
120V
Fuel
See Engine Manual
Tank Capacity - qt (Liters)
3.5 (3.3)
Snow Clearing Width - in. (cm)
24 (61.0)
Chute
Rotation Angle
186°
Impeller
Diameter - in. (cm)
Speed - RPM-Max (min
12 (30.5)
-1)
1200
Auger
Diameter - in. (cm)
Speed - RPM- Max (min
11.0 (27.98)
-1)
120
Auger Brake
Yes
Drive
Disc-O-Matic
Speeds
6 Forward and 2 Reverse
Pneumatic Tires - in. (cm)
13 (33)
Size and Weight
Length - in. (cm)
51.6 (131.1)
Height - in. (cm)
44.1 (112.1)
Width - in. (cm)
26.5 (67.3)
Weight - lbs (Kg)
160 (72.6)
GB - 25
Ariens Company
655 West Ryan Street
Brillion, WI 54110-1072
920-756-2141
Fax 920-756-2407
www.ariens.com
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