Ariens 921013 Snow Blower User Manual

921 Series Sno-Thro®
Owner/Operator Manual
Manuel Du Propriétaire/Utilisateur
Models
921013 – Deluxe 30
921017 – Deluxe 24 Platinum
921018 – Deluxe 30 Platinum
921019 – Deluxe 24
921020 – Deluxe 30
921022 – Deluxe 28
921023 – Deluxe Track 28
ENGLISH
FRANÇAIS
04135800 5/10
Printed in USA
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
SERVICE PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
CONTROLS and FEATURES . . . . . . . . 13
ACCESSORIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS . . . . . 26
WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
INTRODUCTION
NON-ENGLISH MANUALS
MANUALS
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MANUALES EN IDIOMAS
DIFERENTES DEL INGLES
Before operation of unit, carefully and
completely read your manuals. If used
improperly, this unit could be dangerous and
cause personal injury or property damage.
The contents will provide you with safety
instructions for the safe use of your unit
during normal operation and maintenance.
All reference to left, right, front, or rear are
given from operator standing in operation
position and facing the direction of forward
travel.
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The engine on this unit is covered by a
separate manual specific to the engine. This
manual is included in the literature package
that shipped with the unit. Refer to this
manual for engine service recommendations.
If the engine manual is not available, contact
the engine manufacturer for a replacement
manual.
MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBERS
When ordering replacement parts or making
service inquiries, know the Model and Serial
numbers of your unit and engine.
Numbers are located on the product
registration form in the unit literature
package. They are printed on a serial number
label, located on the frame of your unit.
http://www.ariens.com
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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,
go to www.ariens.com on the Internet.
OS7005
Serial Number Label
Figure 1
•
Record Unit Model and Serial
numbers here.
•
Record Engine Model and Serial
numbers here.
WARNING: Improper assembly or
adjustments can cause serious
injury.
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.
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2. Understand all Safety Precautions
provided in the manuals.
3. Review control functions and operation
of the unit. Do not operate the Sno-Thro
unless all controls function as described
in this manual.
4. Review recommended lubrication,
maintenance and adjustments.
5. Review Limited Warranty Policy.
6. Fill out a Product Registration Card and
return the card to the Ariens Company or
go to www.ariens.com.
SAFETY
NOTATIONS
WARNING: To avoid injury to
hands and feet, always disengage
clutches, shut off engine, and wait
for all movement to stop before
unclogging or working on snow
thrower.
Hand contact with the rotating
impeller is the most common cause
of injury associated with snow
throwers. Never use your hand to
clean out the discharge chute.
Keep hands and feet away from
auger and impeller.
NOTE: General reference information for
proper operation and maintenance practices.
IMPORTANT: Specific procedures or
information required to prevent damage to
unit or attachment.
PRACTICES AND LAWS
Practice usual and customary safe working
precautions, for the benefit of yourself and
others. Understand and follow all safety
messages. Be alert to unsafe conditions and
the possibility of minor, moderate, or serious
injury or death. Learn applicable rules and
laws in your area. Always follow the practices
set forth in this manual.
SAFETY ALERTS
Look for these symbols to point
out important safety
precautions. They mean:
Attention!
Personal Safety Is
Involved!
Become Alert!
Obey The Message!
The safety alert symbols above and signal
words below are used on decals and in this
manual. Read and understand all safety
messages.
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 2 below for Safety
Decal locations.
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.
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1. WARNING!
2. DANGER!
2
1
08000206
08000206
3
OS6610
ROTATING PARTS! ONLY use
clean-out tool to clear
blockages. NEVER use your
hands. High speed impeller
rotates below discharge
opening. Wait for all moving
parts to stop before removing
clogs or servicing.
3. DANGER!
Figure 2
OS2080
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.
Never direct discharge towards
persons or property that may be
injured or damaged by thrown
objects.
OL0910
Stop engine, remove key, read
manual before making any
repairs or adjustments.
OL4010
Wear appropriate hearing
protection.
ROTATING PARTS.
Keep clear of auger while
engine is running.
• Read Operator’s Manual.
• Allow operation only by
properly trained adult,
never children.
• Stop engine and remove
ignition key prior to
leaving the operator’s
position for any reason.
• Keep all controls, guards
and safety devices
properly serviced and
functional.
• Never direct discharge
towards persons or
property that may be
injured or damaged by
thrown objects.
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
This equipment and/or its engine may include
exhaust and evaporative emissions control
system components required to meet U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
and/or California Air Resources Board
(CARB) regulations. Tampering with
emission controls and components by
unauthorized personnel may result in severe
fines or penalties. Emission controls and
components can only be adjusted by an
Ariens Company dealer or an authorized
engine manufacturer's service center.
Contact your Ariens Company Equipment
Retailer concerning emission controls and
component questions.
SAFETY RULES
OL4690
ONLY use clean-out tool to
clear blockages. NEVER use
your hands.
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.
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ALWAYS remove key and/or wire from spark
plug before assembly, maintenance or
service. Unintentional engine start up can
cause death or serious injury.
Complete a walk around inspection of unit
and work area to understand:
• Work area • Your unit • All safety decals
ALWAYS check overhead and side
clearances carefully before operation.
ALWAYS be aware of traffic when operating
along streets or curbs.
Keep children and people away. Keep
children out of work area and under watchful
care of a responsible adult.
NEVER allow children to operate or play on
or near unit. Be alert and shut off unit if
children enter area.
DO NOT allow adults to operate unit without
proper training. Only trained adults may
operate unit. Training includes actual
operation.
Keep area of operation clear of all toys, pets,
and debris. Thrown objects can cause injury.
Check for weak spots on docks, ramps or
floors. Avoid uneven work areas and rough
terrain. Stay alert for hidden hazards.
DO NOT operate near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments. Unit can suddenly turn over if
a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if
an edge caves in.
Falling snow, fog, etc. can reduce vision and
cause an accident. Operate unit only when
there is good visibility and light.
NEVER operate unit after or during the use of
medication, drugs or alcohol. Safe operation
requires your complete and unimpaired
attention at all times.
NEVER allow anyone to operate this unit
when their alertness or coordination is
impaired.
DO NOT operate unit without wearing
adequate winter outer garments. Wear
adequate safety gear, including safety
glasses with side shields, and protective
gloves. Wear proper footwear to improve
footing on slippery surfaces.
DO NOT wear loose clothing or jewelry and
tie back hair that may get caught in rotating
parts.
Protect eyes, face and head from objects that
may be thrown from unit. Wear appropriate
hearing protection.
Avoid sharp edges. Sharp edges can cut.
Moving parts can cut off fingers or a hand.
ALWAYS keep hands and feet away from all
rotating parts during operation. Rotating parts
can cut off body parts.
NEVER place your hands or any part of your
body or clothing inside or near any moving
part while unit is running.
ALWAYS keep hands away from all pinch
points.
DO NOT touch unit parts which might be hot
from operation. Allow parts to cool before
attempting to maintain, adjust or service.
Never direct discharge towards persons or
property that may be injured or damaged by
thrown objects. Use extreme caution on
gravel surfaces. Stay alert for hidden hazards
or traffic. Adjust Skid Shoes so Scraper Blade
does not contact gravel.
DO NOT throw snow any higher than
necessary.
Deflected materials can cause injury and
property damage.
Always stand clear of the discharge area
when operating this unit.
Fumes from engine exhaust can cause injury
or death. DO NOT run engine in an enclosed
area. Always provide good ventilation.
ALWAYS disengage attachment, stop unit
and engine, remove key and allow moving
parts to stop before leaving operator’s
position.
ROTATING AUGER CAN CAUSE SERIOUS
INJURY. NEVER ATTEMPT TO UNCLOG
OR CLEAN UNIT WHILE ENGINE IS
RUNNING.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions
in the manual and on the machine before
starting.
Understand:
• How to operate all controls.
• The functions of all controls.
• How to STOP in an emergency.
Before starting engine, disengage control(s).
Use only approved extension cords and
receptacles when starting units equipped with
electric starter. DO NOT connect electric
starter cord to any wiring system that is not a
three-wire grounded system.
ALWAYS allow unit and engine to adjust to
outdoor temperatures before clearing snow.
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.
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Before cleaning, removing clogs or making
any inspections, repairs, etc.: disengage
clutch(es), stop unit and engine, remove key,
allow moving parts to stop. Allow hot parts to
cool.
Run unit a few minutes after clearing snow to
prevent freeze-up of attachment.
Disengage attachment when not in use.
Disengage all clutches before starting engine.
Adjust skid shoes to clear gravel or crushed
rock surfaces safely.
Never leave a running unit unattended.
ALWAYS shut off engine before leaving unit.
ALWAYS remove key to prevent unauthorized
use.
Never carry passengers.
Check clutch and brake operation frequently.
Adjust and service as required. All motion of
drive wheels and auger/impeller must stop
quickly when control levers are released.
DO NOT operate on steep slopes. DO NOT
clear snow across the face of slopes. Keep all
movement on slopes slow and gradual. DO
NOT make sudden changes in speed or
direction. Use a slow speed to avoid stops or
shifts on slopes. Avoid starting or stopping on
a slope.
DO NOT park unit on a slope unless
absolutely necessary. When parking on a
slope always block the wheels.
ALWAYS shut off engine, remove key, and
close fuel shut-off valve or drain fuel when
transporting unit on a truck or trailer.
Use extra care when loading or unloading
unit onto trailer or truck.
Secure unit chassis to transport vehicle.
NEVER secure from rods or linkages that
could be damaged.
DO NOT transport machine while engine is
running.
Keep unit free of ice or other debris. Clean up
oil or fuel spills.
This product is equipped with an internal
combustion type engine. DO NOT use unit on
or near any unimproved, forest-covered or
brush covered land unless exhaust system is
equipped with a spark arrester meeting
applicable local, state or federal laws. A spark
arrester, if it is used, must be maintained in
effective working order by operator.
Fuel is highly flammable and its vapors are
explosive. Handle with care. Use only an
approved gasoline container with an
appropriately sized dispensing spout.
NO smoking, NO sparks, NO flames.
ALWAYS allow engine to cool before
servicing.
NEVER fill fuel tank when engine is running
or hot from operation.
NEVER fill or drain fuel tank indoors.
Replace fuel cap securely and clean up
spilled fuel.
Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a
truck or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always
place containers on the ground away from
your vehicle before filling.
When practical, remove gas-powered
equipment from the truck or trailer and refuel
it on the ground. If this is not possible, then
refuel such equipment on a trailer with a
portable container, rather than from a
gasoline dispenser nozzle.
Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the
fuel tank or container opening at all times until
fueling is complete. Do not use a nozzle lockopen device.
If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing
immediately.
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.
DO NOT change engine governor settings or
over-speed engine.
Fumes from engine exhaust can cause injury
or death. DO NOT run engine in an enclosed
area. Always provide good ventilation.
ALWAYS maintain unit in safe operating
condition. Damaged or worn out muffler can
cause fire or explosion.
Keep all hardware properly tightened. Check
shear bolts frequently.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction
labels, as necessary.
NEVER store unit with fuel in fuel tank, inside
a building where any ignition sources are
present such as hot water heaters, space
heaters, or clothes dryers. Allow the engine to
cool before storing in any enclosure.
Shut off fuel and allow engine to cool
completely before storing in closed area or
covering unit.
For extended storage, clean unit thoroughly.
See Engine Manual for proper storage.
Use only attachments or accessories
designed for your unit.
Check components frequently. If worn or
damaged, replace with manufacturer’s
recommended parts.
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ASSEMBLY
921017, 018
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
3
2
WARNING: Dropping or tipping
over boxed unit could result in
personal injury or damage to unit.
1
4
PACKAGE CONTENTS
921013, 019, 020, 022, 023
3
2
1
1. Sno-Thro
Unit
2. Discharge
Chute
3. Chute Rod
4. Literature
Pack with
Extra Shear
Bolts
Figure 4
4, 5
OS7019
ASSEMBLY
OS7021
1. Sno-Thro
Unit
2. Discharge
Chute
3. Chute Crank
Figure 3
4. Literature
Pack with
Extra Shear
Bolts
5. Fuel Cap
(921020)
Tools Required:
•
•
•
Pliers
Open-End Wrenches: 3/8, 7/16, 1/2,
9/16 in. and/or Adjustable Wrench
Tire Gauge
Unfold Handlebar
(Figure 5)
1. Remove the lower and loosen the upper
hardware on the handlebar assembly.
2. Loosen the hardware on the shift rod.
3. Put the speed selector lever in the:
921013, 017, 018, 020, 023 - second
reverse position.
921019, 022 - fastest forward position.
4. Rotate the handlebars into operating
position.
IMPORTANT: Be careful not to damage cable
spring hooks when rotating handlebars
upward.
5. Install and tighten all hardware on the
handlebar assembly and shift rod.
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Install Discharge Chute and
Discharge Chute Crank (921013, 019,
020, 022, 023)
4
(Figure 7, 8, and 9)
1. Grease underside of discharge chute
ring (if not already greased).
2. Remove mounting hardware from auger
housing (Figure 7).
3. Install discharge chute over opening in
the auger housing. Finger tighten the
mounting hardware removed in step 2.
NOTE: Leave discharge chute pedestal loose
to help install the chute crank.
3
1, 2
2
1
OS7030
1. Handlebar
Hardware
2. Shift Rod
Hardware
3. Shift Rod
4. Speed
Selector
Lever
Figure 5
OS7040
Install Headlight (921022)
2
(Figure 6)
1. Remove headlight from location under
dash panel. Keep nut for installation.
2. Attach headlight to bolt on right side of
the dash. Fasten with nut removed in
step 1.
3. Plug wireharness into headlight.
3
1
.
Light Shipping Location
4
1. Mounting
Hardware
2. Discharge
Chute
Figure 7
3. Chute
Pedestal
4. Discharge
Chute Ring
OS7045
4. Insert the short end of the chute rod into
the hole in the front of the control panel.
5. Connect the chute crank to the pinion
gear on chute with hairpin.
Remove nut to detach headlight from under
dash. Keep nut to mount light on unit.
Figure 6
OS8045
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Install Discharge Chute and
Discharge Chute Rod
(921017, 018)
.
921013, 020, 023
3
(Figure 10, 11 and 12)
1. Grease underside of discharge chute
ring (if not already greased).
2. Remove mounting hardware from auger
housing (Figure 7).
3. Install discharge chute over opening in
the auger housing. Finger tighten the
mounting hardware removed in step 2.
NOTE: Leave discharge chute pedestal loose
to help install the chute rod and connect it to
the control assembly.
4. Remove the cover from the gear
assembly on the discharge chute.
4
1
2
3
OS7061
1.
2.
3.
4.
Chute Crank
Gear Cover
Control Panel
Hairpin
Figure 8
2
1
4
921019, 022
OS7060
1.
2.
3.
4.
4
1
Chute Rod
Gear Cover
Control Assembly
Hairpin
Figure 10
2
3
5. Release the lock teeth on the gear
assembly with your finger and rotate the
discharge chute 90 left.
6. Remove and save the hairpin from the
control assembly underneath the control
panel.
NOTE: Do not remove the hairpin installed on
the chute rod.
NOTE: To ensure the discharge chute follows
its full range of travel, make sure the control
lever is pushed all the way to the left before
installing and pinning the chute rod.
7. Align the holes on the end of the chute
rod with the mark on the gear assembly
and slide the end without a pin through
the gear assembly, through the hook on
the chute lock cable and into the hex
hole in the control assembly.
IMPORTANT: The hook will prevent the
control cable from contacting the engine or
muffler guard.
°
1.
2.
3.
4.
Chute Crank
Gear Cover
Control Panel
Hairpin
Figure 9
6. Orient the chute and pedestal to its most
vertical position and tighten pedestal
hardware to 15 – 31 lbf-ft (20 – 42 N•m)
(Figure 7).
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NOTE: After the chute rod has been inserted
through the hex hole in the control assembly,
placing the unit in the service position (see
Service Position on page 23) will ease
alignment and installation of the hair pin.
8. Secure the chute rod to the control
assembly with the hair pin removed in
step 6 using the end hole location as
shown in Figure 11. Insert the hairpin
with the loop end to the left of the chute
rod so the control assembly follows a full
range of travel.
Remote Deflector Control
(921013, 017, 018, 020, 022, 023)
1
(Figure 13)
Connect the cable end to the cable anchor on
the discharge deflector before clipping the
cable to the cable bracket on the discharge
chute.
1. Route deflector remote cable along the
left side of the chute pedestal.
2. Insert the barrel on the cable end into
the bracket on left side of chute deflector
(Figure 13).
3. Hold seal out of the way while routing
the cable through the bracket on the left
side of the discharge chute, and then
push the cable fitting into the bracket.
2
3
1. Chute Control
Assembly
2. Hairpin
3. Chute Rod
Figure 11
11. Replace the gear cover removed in
step 4.
12. Orient the chute and pedestal to its most
vertical position and tighten pedestal
hardware to 15 – 31 lbf-ft (20 – 42 N•m).
13. Make sure the discharge chute rotates
left and right when you push the
discharge chute control lever left and
right.
NOTE: If chute does not stay in position,
adjust as directed in Discharge Chute Control
on page 27, or repair before operation.
OS7157
9. Connect the chute lock cable to the lock
arm by fitting the cable ball end into the
slot on the lock arm and then insert the
chute lock cable fitting into the bracket
on the chute pedestal (Figure 12).
10. Adjust and tighten jam nuts on cable to
remove cable slack. Be sure not to
pretension lock arm so it retracts from
the gear teeth see Discharge Chute
Control on page 27.
4. Push the seal securely over the end of
the cable fitting to prevent water from
entering the cable.
Check deflector travel. Adjust nut on cable
end under handlebar to obtain full travel, if
necessary (see Remote Deflector Control on
page 27).
.
2
3
1
3
5
4
Figure 12
OS7271
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Cable Anchor
Cable End
Deflector Cable
Cable Fitting
Cable Bracket
Figure 13
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OS7070
Check Function of Dual Handle
Interlock
Check Track Tension
(921023)
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 tracking of unit with the differential
locked, and tension of tracks (see Track
Tension Adjustment on page 35).
Check Tire Pressure
(921013, 017, 018, 019, 020, 022)
Check Engine Crankcase Oil
Check Auger Gearcase Oil
Check oil level in auger gearcase (see Check
Auger Gearcase on page 25).
IMPORTANT: The engine is shipped with
5W-30 oil in crankcase. Refer to Engine
Manual for detailed instructions.
Check tire pressure and adjust to the
pressure listed on tire sidewall.
Fill Engine Fuel Tank
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.
See Filling Fuel Tank on page 20.
For Model 921020: Remove the plug from
the fuel tank and install the fuel cap located in
the literature pack.
Check Function of all Controls
Ensure unit runs and performs properly. Refer
to OPERATION on page 16.
Run-in Attachment Belt
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1. Start unit in a well-ventilated area
according to Starting and Shut Off on
page 21.
2. Engage attachment clutch lever and run
attachment for about 15 minutes.
3. Stop unit, wait for all moving parts to
stop, and remove spark plug wire.
4. Adjust belt finger, if necessary. See
Check Belt Finger Clearance on
page 31.
5. Adjust clutch idler according to
Attachment Clutch/Brake Adjustment on
page 29.
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
1. Attachment Clutch Lever
2. Speed Selector
3. Traction Drive Clutch Lever
4. Remote Wheel Lock (013, 020, 022)
5. Remote Deflector Control (013, 017,
018, 020, 022)
6. Height Adjuster Trigger (023)
7. Chute Rotation Control (017, 018)
SMALL DASH
3
1
2
5
4
6
LARGE DASH
3
7
5
2
1
6
4
OS7440
Figure 14
OS7093
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12
4
10
6
2
5
11
1
7
9
1. Skid Shoe
2. Clean-Out Tool
3. Remote Discharge Chute Deflector
(013, 017, 018, 020, 022, 023)
4. Manual Discharge Chute Deflector (019)
5. Belt Cover
6. Headlight (013, 017, 018, 020, 022, 023)
7. Auger
8. Auger Gearcase
9. Scraper Blade
10. Discharge Chute
11. Impeller
12. Chute Crank (013, 019, 020, 022, 023)
13. Quick Stick Chute Rotation (017, 018)
13
3
6
13
3
6
Figure 15
8
OS7410
OS7415
OS7420
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1. Oil Drain
2. Fuel Shut-Off Valve
3. Primer Bulb
4. Recoil Starter Handle
5. Throttle (Engine Stop)
6. Choke Control Knob
7. Ignition Key
8. Fuel Tank and Cap
9. Oil Fill/Dipstick
921013, 017, 018, 022, 023
6
3
7
2
5
4
1
8
4
9
921019, 020
5
7
6
4
3
2
1
8
4
9
9
Figure 16
OS7410
OS7415
OS7420
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OPERATION
Attachment Clutch Right Hand Lever
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
Squeeze Attachment
Clutch Lever against
handlebar (1) to
engage attachment.
Release both clutch
levers (2) to disengage
power and apply brake
1
to attachment.
IMPORTANT: If the
belt squeals when the
attachment clutch lever
OL2691
is engaged, the
impeller may be frozen
in the auger housing. Immediately release the
attachment clutch lever and move the unit
into a heated area to thaw.
NOTE: If belt squeals when impeller turns
freely, see Attachment Clutch/Brake
Adjustment on page 29.
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.
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
See CONTROLS and FEATURES on
page 13 for all Controls and Features
locations.
Dual Handle Interlock
When Attachment Clutch and then Traction
Drive Clutch are engaged, the Attachment
Clutch will remain engaged (lever down) if
released. To stop attachment, release
Traction Drive Clutch and both clutches will
disengage.
Ignition Switch (921013, 017, 018, 022,
023)
Operate the ignition switch with
the removable key. To start the
engine, turn the key to Start. To
stop the engine, turn the key to
Off.
Traction Drive Clutch Left Hand Lever
Squeeze the Traction
Drive Clutch Lever
2
against the Handlebar
(1) to engage wheel
drive for propelling unit.
Forward speed will
vary according to snow
depth and moisture
content.
1
Release lever (2) to
OL2701
stop movement.
NOTE: When traveling
to or from the area to
be cleared, press down on the handlebars
enough to raise the front of the unit slightly off
the surface. Engage the traction drive clutch
without engaging the attachment drive clutch.
Ignition Switch (Push/Pull Safety
Key) (921019, 020)
GB - 16
2
1
Key Switch has two
positions:
1. “Stop” - pulled out
2. “Run” - pushed in
NOTE: DO NOT twist
key after it is inserted.
Primer Bulb
OS7320
Choke Control Knob
Pushing the primer bulb
in adds fuel for easier
engine start. Refer to
Starting and Shut Off on
page 21.
921019, 020
2
1
RUN
CHOKE
OS7275
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.
921019, 020
1
OS1321
2
Speed Selector (921013, 017, 018,
020, 023)
Position the Speed Selector in the
appropriate speed notch to control forward
and reverse travel.
Forward:
(6) Fastest
6
(1) Slowest
Reverse:
(1) Slow
(2) Fast
IMPORTANT: DO
NOT change
motion from
1
forward to reverse
with clutch
engaged. Forward
speed can be
1
changed without
declutching.
2
Throttle
4
3
2
1
The throttle controls the engine speed. To
increase or decrease the engine speed,
adjust to:
921019, 020
1. Fast (normal
or warm starts)
3
4
2
1
2. Part-Throttle
3. Slow (cold
weather starts)
4. Stop (engine
is off)
Electric Starter
The electric starter will start a properly
choked and cranked engine when the starter
button is pushed. Refer to Starting and Shut
Off on page 21.
OS1196
Speed Selector (921019, 022)
Recoil Starter Handle
Position the Speed Selector in the
appropriate speed notch to control forward
and reverse travel.
When pulled, handle will turn engine over.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT let handle snap back
against starter.
OS7405
Forward: (6) Fastest — (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.
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Snow Clean-Out Tool
Manual Discharge Deflector (921019)
(Figure 17)
(Figure 18)
ALWAYS position discharge chute deflector
at a safe angle before starting engine. DO
NOT throw snow any higher than necessary.
1. Push deflector handle forward or down
to throw snow lower.
2. Pull deflector handle up or to the rear to
throw snow higher.
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.
1
1
1. Deflector
Handle
1. Snow
Clean-Out
Tool
Figure 17
Figure 18
OS7103
Discharge Chute
OS7102
To clear the discharge chute:
1. Shut off the engine.
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.
Remote Deflector Control
(921013, 017, 018, 020, 022, 023)
Discharge chute rotates 200°.
ALWAYS position discharge chute in safe
direction and angle, away from operator and
bystanders, before starting engine.
Discharge Chute Control
(921017, 018)
(Figure 19)
IMPORTANT: If chute does not stay in set
position, adjust as directed in Discharge
Chute Control on page 27, or repair before
operation.
Rotate the Chute with Discharge Chute
Control (Figure 19).
Place deflector into position before operation.
DO NOT throw snow any higher than
necessary.
Place deflector remote in a forward notch to
throw snow lower. Place deflector remote in a
rearward notch to throw snow higher.
OS7105
Figure 19
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IMPORTANT: DO NOT force frozen chute
controls. If frozen, take to warm place until
controls are free.
Wheel Unlocked
Discharge Chute Crank
(921013, 019, 020, 022, 023)
(Figure 20)
IMPORTANT: If chute does not stay in set
position, adjust as directed in SERVICE AND
ADJUSTMENTS on page 26, or repair before
operation.
Rotate the Chute with Discharge Chute
Crank.
Axle Lock
Pin
OS7106
Figure 20
IMPORTANT: DO NOT force frozen chute
controls. If frozen, take to warm place until
controls are free.
Axle Lock Pin (921019)
(Figure 21)
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.
OS6000
Wheel Locked
Figure 21
Remote Wheel Lock
(921013, 020, 022)
Squeeze and release the remote wheel lock
control to lock the left wheel for better traction
when throwing snow or to unlock the left
wheel for easier steering.
NOTE: The wheel lock will not release when
under load. Do not unlock the wheel while
turning. If the wheel lock will not release, turn
the unit slightly left or right to relieve axle load
and release the axle lock.
If remote wheel lock does not lock or unlock
properly, adjust or repair before operation
(see Remote Wheel Lock on page 26).
Heated Handles (921017, 018)
1
2
OS1950
GB - 19
Turn the heated handles
switch to the ON (1)
position to activate. Turn
the switch to the OFF (2)
position to deactivate.
FILLING FUEL TANK
Scraper Blade
The scraper blade allows better contact with
the surface being cleared. It also prevents
damage to the housing from normal usage.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT allow Scraper Blade
to wear too far or Auger/Impeller housing will
become damaged.
Skid Shoes
The skid shoes control the distance between
the scraper blade and the ground. Adjust skid
shoes equally to keep blade level with the
ground. Refer to Pre-Start on page 21 for
recommended settings.
Track Angle
(921023)
(Figure 22)
The track angle can be adjusted to position
the auger housing for level clearing, deep
cutting or transport.
Squeeze the handlebar trigger and press
down on the handlebars to move the auger
housing into an up position. Release the
trigger to hold the position.
Lift up on the handlebars and squeeze and
release the handlebar trigger to move the
auger housing into a down position.
Normal
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
GASOLINE
IMPORTANT: ALWAYS use gasoline that
meets the following guidelines:
• Clean, fresh gasoline.
• A minimum of 87 octane/87 AKI (91
RON). High altitude use may require a
different octane. Consult your engine
manual.
• Gasoline with up to 10% ethanol
(gasohol) or up to 10% MTBE (methyl
tertiary butyl ether) is acceptable.
• Use of any gasoline other than those
approved above will void the engine
warranty. If the pumps are not marked
for the content of alcohol or ethers,
check ethanol and MTBE levels with
the fuel supplier.
• Do not modify the fuel system to use
different fuels.
• Never mix oil and gasoline.
NOTE: All gasoline is not the same. If the
engine experiences starting or performance
problems after using a new gasoline, switch
to a different fuel provider or fuel brand.
IMPORTANT: Excessively oxygenated or
reformulated fuels (fuels blended with
alcohols or ethers) can damage the fuel
system or cause performance problems. If
any undesirable operating problems occur,
use a gasoline with a lower percentage of
alcohol or ether.
Transport
Fuel Stabilizer
Deep Cutting
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.
Fuel Shut-Off Valve
OS7111
Figure 22
IMPORTANT: The fuel shut-off valve MUST
be in the closed position prior to transporting
the unit.
The fuel shut-off valve has two positions:
Open Position (1): Use this position to
run the unit.
Closed Position (2): Use this position to
service, transport, or store the unit.
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921013, 017, 018,
022, 023
4. Check Remote Wheel Lock
(921013, 020, 022)
921019, 020
Squeeze and release the remote wheel lock
control to lock the left wheel for better traction
when throwing snow or to unlock the left
wheel for easier steering.
If remote wheel lock does not lock or unlock
properly, adjust or repair before operation
(see Remote Wheel Lock on page 26).
2
1
5. Check Axle Lock Pins
(921019)
2
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.
1
To add fuel to fuel tank:
1. ALWAYS place unit in open or wellventilated area.
2. Stop engine and allow to cool.
3. Clean fuel cap and surrounding area to
prevent dirt from entering fuel tank.
4. Remove cap.
NOTE: Refer to Engine Manual for proper
fuel type and tank capacity.
5. Replace fuel cap and tighten.
6. ALWAYS clean up any spilled fuel.
6. Check Skid Shoes
Check and adjust Skid Shoes (See Skid
Shoes on page 26). 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.
7. Check Engine Fuel &
Crankcase Oil
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
PRE-START
1. Frozen Impeller
IMPORTANT: Before starting engine, check
impeller to be sure it is not frozen.
To check impeller:
1. With ignition key switch in “Stop”
position, squeeze Attachment Clutch
Lever to Engaged position.
2. Pull Recoil Starter Handle.
3. If Impeller is frozen, (cannot pull Starter
Handle) move unit to a heated area and
thaw to prevent possible damage.
Check and add fuel if required. Check that
the engine crankcase oil is full using dipstick.
Refer to Engine Manual for detailed
instructions.
TO STOP IN AN EMERGENCY
Immediately release both control levers to
stop unit in an emergency. Stop engine,
remove key and wait for all rotating parts to
stop before leaving operator’s position.
STARTING AND SHUT OFF
2. Check Function of Clutches
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.
If clutches do not engage or disengage
properly, adjust or repair before operation.
See Attachment Clutch/Brake Adjustment on
page 29 and Traction Drive Clutch
Adjustment on page 31.
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.
If clutches do not engage or disengage
properly, adjust or repair before operation
(see Attachment Clutch/Brake Adjustment on
page 29 and Traction Drive Clutch
Adjustment on page 31).
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.
NOTE: Try out each control without the
engine running to see how it works and what
it does.
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Manual Start
1. Turn discharge chute straight ahead.
2. Make sure that the traction clutch and
attachment drive clutch levers are fully
disengaged.
3. Push Primer Bulb 2 or 3 times for cold
engine.
NOTE: When temperature is below -15° F
(-26° C) additional priming may be needed.
4. If engine is cold, apply choke. See
Engine Manual for detailed instructions.
NOTE: A warm engine requires less choking
than a cold engine.
5. Set throttle to proper starting
position.Put the ignition key in the
ignition switch and turn it to the “Start”
position.
NOTE: 921019, 020 - DO NOT twist key after
it is inserted.
6. Grasp starter handle and pull rope out
slowly until it pulls harder. Let rope
rewind slowly.
7. Pull rope with a rapid continuous full arm
stroke. Let rope rewind slowly.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT let Starter Handle
snap against Starter.
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 until engine starts.
(If engine does not start, refer to
TROUBLESHOOTING on page 36.)
9. Adjust choke as needed.
10. 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 (120V)
1. Connect extension cord to starter.
IMPORTANT: Prevent damage to unit. Know
voltage of your starter and only use matching
outlets.
2. Plug extension cord into 120V 3-wire,
grounded outlet.
IMPORTANT: Use only Ariens extension cord
(P/N 02483100) or an equilavent cord that is
rated for a minimum of 13 amps, grounded,
UL listed, CSA certified and labeled as
suitable for outdoor use.
3. Turn discharge chute straight ahead.
4. Make sure that the traction clutch and
attachment drive clutch levers are fully
disengaged.
5. Push Primer Bulb 2 or 3 times for cold
engine.
NOTE: When temperature is below -15° F
(-26° C) additional priming may be needed.
6. Set throttle to proper starting
position.Put the ignition key in the
ignition switch and turn it to the “Start”
position.
NOTE: 921019, 020 - 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 on
page 36.)
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 Lever and
allow unit to come to a complete stop.
2. Run Impeller a few minutes after use to
prevent freeze-up of Impeller.
3. Release Attachment Clutch Lever and
wait for all moving parts to come to a
complete stop.
4. Move Throttle to the “Stop” position.
5. Remove key.
SNOW REMOVAL
IMPORTANT: Allow unit and engine to adjust
to the outdoor 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.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT overload unit capacity
by attempting to clear snow at too fast a rate.
Use slow speed to clear deep or hard packed
snow.
Tips for Operation
Snow is best removed as soon as possible
after snow fall.
To clear an area, run unit in an overlapping
series of paths. For large areas, start in the
middle and throw snow to each side, so snow
is not cleared more than once.
ALWAYS direct snow away from area to be
cleared and with direction of the wind.
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TRAVELING
TRANSPORT
To travel from one work area to another:
1. Set Throttle to Slow or Part-Throttle
position.
2. 921013, 017, 018, 019, 020, 022: Press
down on handlebars enough to raise
front of unit slightly off surface.
921023: Place the unit in the transport
position (see Track Angle on page 20).
3. Engage wheel or track drive clutch
without engaging attachment drive
clutch.
ALWAYS shut off engine, remove key, and
close fuel shut-off valve when transporting
unit on a truck or trailer.
Use extra care when loading or unloading
unit onto trailer or truck.
Secure unit chassis to transport vehicle.
NEVER secure from rods or linkages that
could be damaged.
DO NOT transport machine while engine is
running.
MAINTENANCE
Ariens Dealers will provide any service or
adjustments which may be required to keep
your unit operating at peak efficiency. Should
engine service be required, contact an Ariens
dealer or an authorized engine
manufacturer's service center.
Service Position
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
SERVICE POSITION
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.
1. Shut off engine, remove key, disconnect
spark plug wire and allow unit to cool
completely.
2. Close fuel shut-off valve (see Fuel ShutOff Valve on page 20).
3. Drain fuel tank and fuel system (see
Engine Manual for complete
instructions).
4. Place unit on a flat level surface. Tip unit
forward onto front of auger housing for
service.
IMPORTANT: Ensure unit is secure and will
not tip over. Strap and clamp onto bench if
needed.
GB - 23
Figure 23
OS7121
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
CHECK CLUTCH OPERATION
The chart below shows the recommended
maintenance schedule that should be
performed on a regular basis. More frequent
service may be required.
Auger / impeller must stop within 5 seconds
when attachment clutch/impeller brake lever
is released.
Wheels must stop quickly when traction drive
clutch lever is released.
If clutches do not engage or disengage
properly, adjust or repair before operation.
See Attachment Clutch/Brake Adjustment on
page 29 and Traction Drive Clutch
Adjustment on page 31.
MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
Service
Performed
Each Every Every Yearly
Use 5 hrs. 25
hrs.
Check Dual
Handle
Interlock
•
CHECK CLUTCH SPRING
ADJUSTMENT
Check
Fasteners
•
Check Clutch
Operation
•
Make sure the attachment clutch and traction
drive clutch are adjusted to the range
specified in Check Clutch Spring Adjustment
on page 24.
CLEAN ENGINE
*
Check Clutch
Spring
Adjustments
Clean Engine
•
Check Engine
Oil
•
Change
Engine Oil
•
Refer to Engine Manual for detailed
instructions.
CHECK ENGINE OIL
•
The engine crankcase oil should be checked
every 5 hours of operation. Oil level MUST be
maintained in safe operating range on
dipstick at all times or engine damage will
result (See Engine Manual).
Park unit on a level surface. Refer to Engine
Manual for detailed instructions.
CHANGE ENGINE OIL
•
**
**
Check Tire
Pressure
•
Check Auger
Gearcase
•
•
General
Lubrication
•
•
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. 921019, 020-Remove
right wheel to allow better access to oil drain.
* After first five hours of operation.
** After first two hours of operation,
thereafter every 25 hours.
CHECK DUAL HANDLE
INTERLOCK
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
(921013, 017, 018, 019, 020, 022)
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.
Keep tires at pressure listed on the tire
sidewall. See Check Tire Pressure on
page 12.
CHECK FASTENERS
Make sure all hardware is tightened properly.
GB - 24
CHECK AUGER GEARCASE
GENERAL LUBRICATION
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 24). Lubricant
must be at least up to bottom of lubricant
filler hole with unit resting on a levelsurface.
2. Add lubricant if required. Allow oil to
drain to level of plug and replace plug.
IMPORTANT: Use only Ariens L-3 synthetic
severe duty gear lube (Part Number
00068800).
NOTE: Gearcase filler plug may require an
application of Loc-Tite® 565 thread sealant
with repeated servicing. If Loc-Tite® 565 is
not available, use PTFE pipe sealing tape on
the filler plug.
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.
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 36.
Sno-Thro should be lubricated (Figure 25) at
beginning of season or every 25 operating
hours.
921017, 018
Grease
Oil
921013, 019, 020, 022, 023
1
921017, 018
2
1. Auger Gearcase
2. Oil Fill and Drain Plug
Figure 24
OS7132
Figure 25
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OS7235
OS7240
OS7245
OS7250
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
SHEAR BOLTS
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.
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 skid shoes to fully raised position
(housing closest to ground).
3. Reposition scraper blade flush with skid
shoes and tighten lock nuts.
(Figure 27)
IMPORTANT: Use only Ariens shear bolts for
replacement. Use of any other type of shear
bolt may result in severe damage to unit. See
SERVICE PARTS on page 36.
Occasionally a foreign object may enter the
auger/impeller housing and jam the auger,
breaking shear bolts which secure the auger
to the shaft. This allows auger to turn freely
on the shaft which may help prevent damage
to gear drive.
2
1
SKID SHOES
(Figure 26)
Skid Shoes should be adjusted as conditions
require.
1. Position unit on a hard, flat, smooth level
surface.
2. Adjust skid shoes by inserting a spacer
of desired thickness under center of
scraper blade, loosen skid shoe
hardware, slide skid shoes 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 skid
shoes equally.
1. Auger
2. Shear Bolts
Figure 27
OS7150
For Replacement:
1. Align shear bolt holes in auger with
shear bolt holes in the shaft.
2. Drive shear bolt through hole (if shear
bolt was broken this will drive remaining
part from shaft).
3. Secure shear bolt with nut.
NOTE: DO NOT overtighten the shear bolt.
Tighten shear bolt to 5.8 – 12.2 lbf-ft (7.9 –
16.5 N•m).
REMOTE WHEEL LOCK
(921013, 020, 022)
2
1
OS0482
1. Skid Shoe
2. Skid Shoe Hardware
Figure 26
3. Pull the cable adjuster to remove slack
between the cable adjuster and the
extension spring and hold the cable
adjuster in position while finger
tightening the top jam nut against the
(Figure 28)
If remote wheel lock does not lock or unlock:
1. Place unit in service position (see
Service Position on page 23).
2. Loosen jam nuts on cable. Make sure
the bottom jam nut is loosened enough
to remove slack from cable (Figure 28).
bracket. Do not extend the spring or
engage the mechanism.
4. Tighten the bottom jam nut.
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5. Check function of remote wheel lock. If
wheel lock does not function properly,
remove bottom cover to check cable
slack.
6. Repeat steps 2 – 4 while watching cable
to remove slack.
7. Check function of remote wheel lock. If
wheel lock does not function properly,
take the unit to Dealer for repairs.
3
1
No Slack
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1
OS7170
2
2
1. Adjusting Nuts
2. Cable Support Bracket
1. Top Jam Nut
2. Bottom Jam Nut
3. Cable Adjuster
Figure 29
Figure 28
REMOTE DEFLECTOR CONTROL
(921013, 017, 018, 020, 022, 023)
(Figure 29)
Deflector must stay in selected position while
throwing snow.
If deflector does not stay in set position:
1. Tighten nut beneath control panel to
increase pressure on deflector control.
If deflector does not follow full range of travel:
1. Push deflector remote all the way
forward.
2. Loosen adjusting nuts on cable support
bracket underneath the dash panel
(Figure 29).
3. To adjust the deflector lower:
Slide cable down. Tighten bottom nut.
4. To adjust deflector higher:
Slide cable up. Tighten top nut.
5. Check travel and repeat adjustment as
necessary.
DISCHARGE CHUTE CONTROL
(921017, 018)
(Figure 30)
If chute does not stay in position while
throwing snow or if chute does not rotate
freely, adjust the cable under the gear cover
so the chute lock fingers engage or
disengage the locking gear.
If chute does not stay in position:
Loosen the cable by loosening the rear
adjustment nut, and then tightening the
forward adjustment nut against the bracket
until the lock arm engages the gear teeth
(Figure 30).
1. Forward
Adjustment Nut
2. Rearward
Adjustment Nut
Figure 30
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If chute does not rotate freely:
Tighten the cable by loosening the forward
adjustment nut, and then tightening the rear
adjustment nut against the bracket until all
cable slack is removed (Figure 30).
MANUAL DISCHARGE
CHUTE DEFLECTOR
DISCHARGE CHUTE
(921013, 019, 020, 022, 023)
(Figure 32)
If discharge chute does not stay in position
while operating, tighten nut on carriage bolt at
pivot point to increase tension on spring.
(921019)
(Figure 31)
Deflector must stay in selected position while
blowing snow.
To adjust, loosen then retighten hardware to
desired deflection drag force (Figure 31).
Adjusting
Hardware
Discharge Chute
Deflector
1
2
1
Discharge
Chute
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1. Spring
2. Nut
Figure 31
2
Figure 32
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SPEED SELECTOR
ADJUSTMENT
(Figure 33)
To adjust:
1. Disconnect adjustment pivot pin from
speed selector lever by removing
hairpin.
2. Place the speed selector on the dash in
the fastest forward speed position.
3. Turn the speed selector lever straight
down towards the ground as far as it will
go.
4. Thread the adjustment pivot pin along
the shift rod until it aligns with the mating
hole on the speed selector lever. Insert
the pivot pin into hole.
5. Secure adjustment pivot pin with hairpin.
6. Make sure the speed selector shifts into
each speed position.
7. Check forward and reverse speeds:
a. Start unit.
b. Shift speed selector into the first
forward speed.
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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.
8. 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.
9. Connect the pivot pin to the speed
selector arm with the hardware removed
in step 1.
4. Loosen jam nut on cable adjustment
barrel, and then turn the adjustment
barrel up or down to lengthen or shorten
cable and remove all cable slack
(Figure 34).
1
2
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OS7184
1. Adjustment Barrel
2. Jam Nut
4
Figure 34
1
5. With the attachment clutch disengaged,
check that the attachment idler arm
lightly touches the frame (Figure 35).
6. Tighten jam nut on the adjustment
barrel.
2
3
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1.
2.
3.
4.
Shift Rod
Adjustment Pivot Pin
Speed Selector Lever
Hairpin
With the attachment clutch disengaged,
check the attachment idler arm position
here. The attachment idler arm should
lightly touch the frame.
Figure 33
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH/BRAKE
ADJUSTMENT
(Figures 34 and 35)
IMPORTANT: IMPROPER
ADJUSTMENT could result in
unexpected movement of auger and
impeller causing death or serious
injury. Auger/Impeller must stop
within 5 seconds when Attachment
Clutch/Impeller Brake lever is
released.
Remove Attachment Cable Slack
1. Shut off engine, remove key, disconnect
spark plug wire and allow unit to cool
completely.
2. Loosen hardware securing belt cover to
unit.
NOTE: DO NOT completely remove the
hardware from unit.
3. Remove belt cover.
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Figure 35
Check Attachment Idler Arm Roller
Clearance
(Figure 36)
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.
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•
•
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 30.
If roller is more that 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.
1/2 – 9/16 in.
(12.7 –- 14.3 mm)
Figure 37
2. Adjust cable length (Figure 38).
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.
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Roller should be 1/2 – 7/8 in.
(12.7 – 22.2 mm) from the frame when
the attachment clutch is engaged.
2
3
1
Figure 36
Adjust the Attachment Clutch Cable
Spring Extension
(Figure 37 and 38)
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
(Figure 37).
• If spring extension is within the
specified range, go to Check
Attachment Brake on page 31.
• If spring extension is outside of
specified range, go to step 2.
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4
5
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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OS7221
Engine Sheave
Attachment Drive Belts
Belt Finger
Attachment Belt Idler
Attachment Idler Adjustment Nut
Figure 38
Check Attachment Brake
Check Belt Finger Clearance
(Figure 39)
1. With the clutch lever disengaged, brake
pad must contact attachment belts. With
clutch lever engaged, brake pad must be
more than 1/16 in. (1.6 mm) from belts. If
there is more than 1/16 in. (1.6 mm) gap,
go to Check Belt Finger Clearance on
page 31. If there is less than 1/16 in.
(1.6 mm) gap, go to step 2.
3
1. With clutch lever engaged, the belt
finger located opposite the belt idler
must be less than 1/8 in. (3 mm) from
belts, but not touching the belts
(Figure 40).
To adjust belt finger, loosen the bolts and
move the finger to the proper position.
Tighten the bolts and recheck the belt
finger clearance.
2. Replace the belt cover and tighten
hardware.
Minimum of 1/16 in.
(1.6 mm).
1
1
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2
1. Attachment Drive Belt
2. Brake Arm and Pad
3. Attachment Pulley
2
Check belt finger clearance here. With
the attachment clutch engaged, there
should be less than 1/8 in. (3 mm)
clearance between the belts and the
belt finger. The belt finger should not
touch the belts.
Figure 39
2. If there is less than 1/16 in. (1.6 mm)
gap between brake pad and belts, 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 in. (12.7 mm) minimum
gap between the plastic roller and
the frame.
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
2a. 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.
1. Mounting Hardware
2. Belt Finger
Figure 40
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TRACTION DRIVE CLUTCH
ADJUSTMENT
(Figure 41, 42 and 43)
If drive slips, adjust traction clutch to
compensate for friction disc wear.
To adjust traction clutch:
1. Place speed selector in first forward
speed.
2. With the engine OFF, push unit forward
while slowly moving the traction drive
clutch lever toward the handlebar.
3. Measure the distance between the lever
and handlebar when the wheels begin to
brake. The distance should be:
7 – 7-1/2 in. (177.8 – 190.5 mm)
(Figure 41). If distance is out of range,
adjust the traction clutch.
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7 – 7-1/2 in.
(177.8 – 190.5 mm)
Figure 41
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4. To adjust traction clutch (Figure 42):
a. With the traction drive clutch
lever disengaged, loosen the jam
nut on the cable adjuster.
b. Turn the adjuster body up the
cable to decrease the distance
between the clutch lever and
handlebar.
c. Turn the adjuster body down the
cable to increase the distance
between the clutch lever and
handlebar.
>1/32 in.
(.8 mm)
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Figure 43
ATTACHMENT DRIVE BELT
REPLACEMENT
Remove old attachment drive belts:
1
2
3
OS7208
1. Traction Clutch Cable
2. Adjuster Body
3. Jam Nut
Figure 42
5. Check the traction clutch lever distance
and repeat adjustment steps if
necessary.
6. Tighten the jam nut on the traction cable
adjustor body.
7. With the clutch disengaged, check that
there is more than 1/32 in. (0.8 mm)
clearance between friction disc and
drive plate assembly (Figure 43).
IMPORTANT: If traction clutch cannot be
adjusted within specified range, see your
Dealer for repairs.
1. Shut off engine, remove key, disconnect
spark plug wire and allow unit to cool
completely.
2. Loosen hardware securing belt cover to
unit.
NOTE: DO NOT completely remove the
hardware from unit.
3. Remove belt cover.
4. 921017, 018 - Remove chute gear cover
(Figure 44).
5. Rotate discharge chute all the way to the
left (as viewed from the operator’s
position).
6. 921017, 018 - Remove hairpin under the
control panel connecting the discharge
chute rod to the chute rotation lever and
slide the discharge chute rod forward.
921013, 019, 020, 022, 023 - Remove
spring clip from chute crank and
separate.
IMPORTANT: Disconnect chute lock cable
and deflector cable, if equipped.
7. Remove belt finger (Figure 40).
8. Remove attachment drive belt from
engine sheave (it may be necessary to
turn engine sheave using recoil starter
handle).
IMPORTANT: To avoid bending bottom cover
when tipping unit apart, support handlebars
firmly or tip unit up on housing and remove
bottom cover by removing six cap screws
before separating unit.
9. Support Sno-Thro frame and housing.
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4. Reposition and secure belt finger.
IMPORTANT: With clutch lever engaged, belt
finger on the side opposite the belt idler
should be less than 1/8 in. (3 mm) from belt,
but not touching the belt. Adjust belt finger as
necessary.
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.
10. Remove hex bolts securing housing to
frame (two on each side). Tip housing
and frame apart on pivot pin (Figure 44).
11. Remove attachment drive belts from
attachment pulley (hold brake away from
belt).
2
1
921013, 019, 020, 022, 023
2
3
7
1
4
6
3
5
1. Traction Drive
Belt
2. Engine
Sheave
3. Attachment
Drive Belts
4. Belt Finger
921017, 018
2
3
Figure 45
5. Check adjustment. See Attachment
Clutch/Brake Adjustment on page 29.
1
4
1.
2.
3.
4.
5. Attachment
Belt Idler
6. Attachment
Idler
Adjustment
Nut
7. Traction Belt
Idler
WARNING: AUGER / IMPELLER
MUST STOP within 5 seconds
when attachment clutch lever is
released or unit damage or serious
injury may result.
6. Reconnect chute crank and secure with
spring clip (921013, 019, 020, 022, 023)
or hairpin (921017, 018).
IMPORTANT: Reconnect chute lock cable
and deflector cable (if equipped).
7. Replace belt cover and tighten
hardware.
Belt Cover
Chute Gear Cover
Discharge Chute Rod
Chute Lock Cable
Figure 44
Install new attachment drive belts:
1. Place new attachment belts onto
attachment pulley.
NOTE: Holding down the attachment clutch
lever will make it easier to reconnect the
housing and frame.
2. Tip housing and frame back together
and secure with hex bolts.
3. Place belts onto engine sheave.
TRACTION DRIVE BELT
REPLACEMENT
NOTE: Replacement will be easier with
housing and frame tipped apart and bottom
cover off.
1. Remove attachment drive belts (see
Attachment Drive Belt Replacement on
page 32).
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2. To gain belt clearance, remove swing
gate spacer and slide drive plate over so
that finger clears stop hole in frame and
can swing past it (Figure 46).
3. Pull idler away from traction drive belt
and remove belt from idler pulley, engine
sheave and driven pulley (it may be
necessary to turn engine pulley using
recoil handle).
7
8
2
3
5
1
6
4
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1. Spacer
2. Drive Plate
Assembly
3. Traction Belt Idler
4. Attachment Drive
Belts
5. Traction Drive
Belt
6. Engine Sheave
7. Friction Disc
8. Drive Plate
Finger
Figure 46
4. Install new traction drive belt onto driven
pulley and engine sheave.
5. Swing drive plate toward friction disc
until finger lines up with stop hole in
frame. Slide drive plate over, inserting
finger into stop hole. Reinstall drive plate
spacer.
NOTE: Make sure the drive plate assembly
return spring remains connected to the frame
and nylon bushing is in drive plate pivot hole.
6. Replace attachment drive belt (See
Attachment Drive Belt Replacement on
page 32).
FRICTION DISC REPLACEMENT
1. Shut off engine, remove key, disconnect
spark plug wire and allow unit to cool
completely.
2. Place unit into service position on a level
surface.
3. Remove both wheels.
4. Remove bottom cover by removing six
hex bolts.
5. Disconnect pivot pin from the speed
selector arm. Save the hardware for
reinstallation.
6. Remove spring clip nearest drive
sprocket from hex shaft.
7. Remove left bearing flange from frame.
8. Slide hex shaft to the left to remove
pinion sprocket and friction disc
assembly from hex shaft.
NOTE: Be sure to save washers between
bearing and sliding fork for re-assembly.
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 onto new friction
disc and carrier bearing. Torque to
5 – 6 lbf-ft (22.2 – 26.7 N•m).
13. Insert new friction disc assembly into
frame. Install washers onto carrier
bearing and slide into speed selector
arm.
14. Slide hex shaft through new friction disc
assembly. Install pinion sprocket onto
hex shaft and slide shaft into right
bearing.
15. Install left bearing using hardware
removed in step 7.
16. Reinstall clip pin into hex shaft.
17. Connect pivot pin to speed selector arm
(see Discharge Chute on page 28).
18. Replace bottom cover.
19. Install wheels.
20. Return unit to upright position.
21. Connect spark plug wire to spark plug.
22. Adjust traction drive clutch (see Traction
Drive Clutch Adjustment on page 31).
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5
1
Loosen the adjuster nut to reduce track
tension.
2. Check that unit tracks straight with no
pulling to either side.
3
7
Track
Adjusters
2
OS7228
Figure 49
HEIGHT ADJUSTER CABLE
ADJUSTMENT (921023)
4
6
1. Hex Shaft
2. Bearing
Flange
3. Speed
Selector
Arm
4. Friction Disc
5. Spring Clip
6. Drive Plate
Assembly
7. Drive
Sprocket
Figure 47
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TRACK TENSION ADJUSTMENT
(921023)
(Figure 48 and 49)
Check the track tension by applying pressure
on the track midway between the upper and
rear track rollers. Deflection should be
approximately 3/8 in. (9.6 mm) (Figure 48).
If deflection is excessive, tighten the track
tension.
(Figure 50)
1. Make sure that height adjustment lock
finger is fully engaged (Figure 50).
2. Loosen jam nut on cable adjustment
barrel.
3. Turn the adjustment barrel to remove all
cable slack and bring the overtravel arm
until it makes slight contact with the right
end of the slot in the height adjuster lock
finger.
4. Tighten the jam nuts.
Pin on overtravel arm
makes slight contact
with end of slot.
2
3
1
3/8 in.
(9.6 mm)
4
Before adjusting ensure
that height adjuster lock
finger is fully engaged.
Figure 48
If unit pulls to the left or right when a straight
path is desired adjust the track tension. If the
unit is pulling to the left, tighten the left track
adjuster. If the unit is pulling to the right,
tighten the right track adjuster.
To adjust (Figure 49):
1. Tighten the adjuster nut to tighten the
track tension.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
Height Adjuster Lock Finger
Overtravel Arm
Height Adjuster Cable
Jam Nuts
Figure 50
OS7229
NEVER store the engine with fuel in the fuel
tank inside of a building with potential
sources of ignition.
STORAGE
SERVICE PARTS
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read
and understand the entire Safety
section before proceeding.
Order the following parts through your
Dealer:
SHORT TERM
Part No.
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.
00036800 Ariens Hi-Temp Grease (3, 3 oz
cartridges )
Description
00592900 Fuel Stabilizer (4 oz.)
21534100 Spark Plug (921013, 017, 018,
022, 023)
21547200 Spark Plug (921019, 020)
07200514 Auger Belt (2) (921013, 017,
018, 019, 022, 023)
07200536 Auger Belt (2) (921020)
07200111
LONG TERM
Clean unit thoroughly with mild soap and low
pressure water and lubricate (see
MAINTENANCE on page 23). Touch up all
scratched painted surfaces.
Remove weight from wheels by putting
blocks under frame or axle.
Fuel System
Gasoline left in the fuel system for extended
periods without a stabilizer will deteriorate,
resulting in gum deposits in the system.
These deposits can damage the carburetor
and the fuel hoses, filter and tank. Prevent
deposits from forming in the fuel system
during storage by adding a quality fuel
stabilizer to the fuel. Follow the
recommended mix ratio found on the fuel
stabilizer container.
To treat the fuel system for storage:
1. Add fuel stabilizer (Ariens p/n 00592900)
according to manufacturers’ instructions.
2. Run engine for at least 10 minutes after
adding stabilizer to allow it to reach the
carburetor.
Traction Belt (921013, 017,
018, 019, 022, 023)
07200522 Traction Belt (921020)
00170800 Friction Disc
52100100 Shear Bolt Kit
ACCESSORIES
See your authorized Ariens dealer to add
the additional accessories available to your
Sno-Thro.
Part No.
Description
72406500 Front Weight Kit
72406900 Slicer Bar
72600300 Composite Skid Shoes
72600200 Cover
72408000 Snow Cab
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Engine will not
crank/start.
PROBABLE CAUSE
1. Fuel tank is empty.
2. Fuel shut-off valve closed.
3. Build up of dirt and residue
around
governor/carburetor.
4. Key Switch not in run
position.
5. Electric starter not
functioning.
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CORRECTION
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. Open fuel shut-off valve.
3. Clean area around
governor/carburetor.
4. Put Key Switch into run position.
5. Check for a bad starter or
connections.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Engine stops.
PROBABLE CAUSE
1. Out of fuel.
2. Fuel shut-off valve closed.
3. Mechanical jam in blower
rake or impeller.
CORRECTION
4. Polluted fuel supply.
5. Faulty spark plug.
6. Plugged fuel cap vent.
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.
6. Replace fuel cap.
Engine
problems.
1. See Engine Manual.
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 34.
2. Repair or replace traction drive
belt. See Friction Disc
Replacement on page 34.
3. Adjust speed selector. See
Speed Selector Adjustment on
page 28.
2. Traction belt not
functioning.
3. Speed selector not
adjusted properly.
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 26).
2. Adjust attachment clutch/brake
(see Attachment Clutch/Brake
Adjustment on page 29).
3. Move unit to a warm place to
thaw.
4. With the engine off and auger
disengaged, check for
obstructions and remove.
5. Adjust or replace attachment
drive belts (see Attachment Drive
Belt Replacement on page 32).
2. Attachment clutch/brake
not adjusted properly.
3. Auger is frozen in place.
4. Ice or debris is obstructing
auger.
5. Attachment drive belts
slipping, worn or damaged.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
Description
921013
921017
921018
Deluxe 30
Deluxe 24
Platinum
Deluxe 30
Platinum
Briggs & Stratton
Polar Force 1450
Briggs & Stratton
Polar Force 1150
Briggs & Stratton
Polar Force1650
14.5 (19.66)
11.5 (15.59)
16.5 (22.37)
Engine
Engine
Gross Torque* - ft-lbs (N•m)
*Engine output stated in gross torque per SAE J1940 as rated by engine manufacturer
Displacement - in. (cc)
18.61 (305)
15.19 (249)
High Idle - RPM (min)
Electric Start
Fuel Tank Capacity - qt (Liters)
20.87 (342)
3600 ± 100
120V
3.2 (3.0)
2.9 (2.74)
3.2 (3.0)
Chute
Chute Rotation Angle
Rotation Control
200°
2.5X Quick Turn
Deflector Control
Quick Turn
Remote
Auger
Snow Clearing Width - in. (cm)
30 (76.2)
24 (61.0)
Gearcase
30 (76.2)
XS Aluminum
Auger Diameter - in. (cm)
14 (35.6)
Impeller
Impeller Diameter - in. (cm)
14 (35.6)
Impeller Speed (RPM)
1010
Impeller Tip Speed ft/sec (m/sec)
3702 (1128)
Drive
Blower Drive
Dual HA Belts
Drive
Disc-O-Matic™
Speeds
Axle Control
Pneumatic Tires - in. (cm)
6 Forward and 2 Reverse
Remote Axle Lock
Automatic Traction Control
15 x 5-6 (38 x 13-15) Directional
Size and Weight
Length - in. (cm)
57.91 (147.1)
Height - in. (cm)
44.25 (112.4)
Width - in. (cm)
32.4 (82.3)
26.4 (67.1)
32.4 (82.3)
Weight - lbs (Kg)
250 (113.4)
224 (101.6)
250 (113.4)
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
Description
921019
921020
921022
921023
Deluxe 24
Deluxe 30
Deluxe 28
Deluxe Track 28
Engine
Engine Model
Gross Torque* - ft-lbs (N•m)
Briggs & Stratton
Polar Force 1150
Subaru SX21 Subaru SX30
—
—
11.5 (15.59)
*Engine output stated in gross torque per SAE J1940 as rated by engine manufacturer
Displacement - in. (cc)
12.88 (211)
17.51 (287)
High Idle - RPM (min)
Electric Start
Fuel Tank Capacity qt (Liters)
15.19 (249)
3600 ± 100
120V
3.8 (3.59)
6.36 (6.02)
2.9 (2.74)
Chute
Chute Rotation Angle
200°
Rotation Control
Deflector Control
2.5X Quick Turn
Manual
Remote
Auger
Snow Clearing Width in. (cm)
24 (61.0)
30 (76.2)
Gearcase
28 (71.1)
XS Aluminum
Auger Diameter - in. (cm)
14 (35.6)
Impeller
Impeller Diameter - in. (cm)
14 (35.6)
Impeller Speed (RPM)
1010
Impeller Tip Speed ft/min (m/m)
3702 (1128)
Drive
Blower Drive
Dual HA Belts
Drive
Disc-O-Matic™
Speeds
Axle Control
6 Forward and 2 Reverse
Pin-Lock
Remote Axle Lock
Pneumatic Tires - in. (cm)
15 x 5-6 (38 x 13-15) Directional
Solid Axle
5.5 (13.97)
Directional
Track Drive
Size and Weight
Length - in. (cm)
55.4 (140.7)
57.91 (147.1)
55.4 (140.7)
57.91 (147.1)
Height - in. (cm)
44.5 (113.3)
44.25 (112.4)
44.5 (113.3)
44.25 (112.4)
Width - in. (cm)
26.4 (67.1)
32.4 (82.3)
29.9 (75.9)
29.9 (75.9)
Weight - lbs (Kg)
213 (96.6)
241 (109.3)
220 (99.8)
274 (124.3)
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Three-Year Limited Sno-Thro®
Warranty
Ariens Company (Ariens) warrants to the original purchaser that Ariens Sno-Thro products will be free from
defects in material and workmanship for a period of three years after the date of purchase. An authorized
Ariens dealer will repair any defect in material or workmanship, and repair or replace any defective part,
subject to the conditions, limitations and exclusions set forth herein. Such repair or replacement will be free of
charge to the original purchaser (labor and parts), except as noted below.
The duration of this warranty applies only if the product is put to personal use around a household or
residence. If the product is put to any business use, agricultural, commercial, or industrial, then the duration
of this warranty shall be 90 days after the date of purchase, or one year after the date of purchase if the
product is labeled as a Pro, Professional, or Commercial Product. If any product is rented or leased, then the
duration of this warranty shall be 90 days after the date of purchase. It is the owner’s responsibility to perform
correctly the maintenance and minor adjustments explained in the owner’s manual.
Two-Year Limited Warranty on AMP™ Series Battery Packs and Subassemblies
The battery pack and/or battery subassemblies on AMP series electric Sno-Thro products is/are warranted to the original purchaser for two years from the date of purchase. Ariens will replace, free of
charge to the original purchaser, any battery pack and/or battery subassembly that fails due to defect in
material or workmanship for one year after the date of purchase. For the next 12 months, Ariens will
cover the prorated cost of replacing a battery pack and/or battery subassembly that fails due to defect
in material or workmanship. This warranty does not apply to battery packs or battery subassemblies
that fail due to accident, neglect, abuse, improper maintenance, improper storage or improper charging
procedures.
Service Parts and Accessories Warranty
Genuine Ariens or Gravely brand service parts and accessories are warranted to be free from defects
in material and workmanship for a period of 90 days after the date of purchase. An authorized Ariens
dealer will repair or replace any such part or accessory free of charge, except for labor, during that
period.
Exceptions, Limitations, Exclusions
Customer Responsibilities
Register the product immediately at the time of sale. If the dealer does not register the product, the
customer must complete the product registration card in the literature package and return it to the Ariens
Company, or register the unit online at www.ariens.com or www.gravely.com.
To obtain warranty service, the original purchaser must:
• Perform the maintenance and minor adjustments explained in the owner’s manual.
• Promptly notify Ariens or an authorized Ariens or Gravely service representative of the need for
warranty service.
• Transport the product to and from the place of warranty service.
• Have the warranty service performed by an authorized Ariens or Gravely service representative.
To find an Ariens or Gravely authorized service representative, contact Ariens at:
655 W. Ryan Street
Brillion, WI 54110
(920) 756 - 2141
www.ariens.com
www.gravely.com
ARIENS COMPANY
GRAVELY® | STENS® | LOCKE® | NATIONAL® | BYNORM® | EVERRIDE® | GREAT DANE®
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Limitations
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Batteries are warranted only for a period of 12 months after date of purchase, on a prorated basis. For
the first 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 will cover the prorated cost of any defective
battery, for up to 12 months after the date of purchase. This battery limited warranty does not apply to
the battery packs on AMP series products.
Friction discs, belts, idlers, cables, and electrical components on Sno-Thro models put to personal use
around a household or residence are warranted against defects in materials or workmanship to the
original purchaser for two years.
Exclusions – Items Not Covered by This Warranty
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Engines and engine accessories are covered only by the engine manufacturer’s warranty and are not
covered by this warranty.
Parts that are not genuine Ariens or Gravely service parts are not covered by this warranty and may
void the warranty.
Damages resulting from the installation or use of any part, accessory or attachment which is not
approved by the Ariens Company for use with product(s) identified herein are not covered by this
warranty.
The following maintenance, service and replacement items are not covered by this warranty unless
they are noted in the Limitations section above: lubricants, spark plugs, oil, oil filters, air filters, brake
shoes, runners, scraper blades, shear bolts, headlights, light bulbs.
Any misuse, alteration, improper assembly, improper adjustment, neglect, or accident which requires
repair is not covered by this warranty.
This warranty applies only to products purchased in the United States (including Puerto Rico) and
Canada. In all other countries, contact place of purchase for warranty information.
Disclaimer
Ariens may from time to time change the design of its products. Nothing contained in this warranty shall be
construed as obligating Ariens to incorporate such design changes into previously manufactured products,
nor shall such changes be construed as an admission that previous designs were defective.
LIMITATION OF REMEDY AND DAMAGES
Ariens Company’s liability under this warranty, and under any implied warranty that may exist, is limited to
repair of any defect in workmanship, and repair or replacement of any defective part. Ariens 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.
DISCLAIMER OF FURTHER WARRANTY
Ariens Company makes no warranty, express or implied, other than what is expressly made in this
warranty. If the law of your state provides that an implied warranty of merchantability, or an implied
warranty of fitness for particular purpose, or any other implied warranty, applies to Ariens Company,
then any such implied warranty is limited to the duration of this warranty. Some states do not allow
limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
ARIENS COMPANY
GRAVELY® | STENS® | LOCKE® | NATIONAL® | BYNORM® | EVERRIDE® | GREAT DANE®
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Ariens Company
655 West Ryan Street
Brillion, WI 54110-1072
920-756-2141
www.ariens.com