Ariens 939001 ST520E Specifications

Sno-Thro
®
Owner/Operator Manual
Models
939001 – ST520E
939002 – ST520
ENGLISH
FRANÇAIS
00582600A 6/06
Printed in USA
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
SERVICE PARTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
CONTROLS AND FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
ACCESSORIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
MAINTENANCE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
WARRANTY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
INTRODUCTION
THE MANUAL
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Before operation of unit, carefully and completely read
your manuals. If used improperly, this unit could be
dangerous and cause personal injury or property
damage. The contents will provide you with safety
instructions for the safe use of your unit during normal
operation and maintenance.
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.
All reference to left, right, front, or rear are given from
operator standing in operation position and facing the
direction of forward travel.
Customer Note: If the dealer does not register your
product, please fill out, sign, and return the product
registration card to Ariens or go to www.ariens.com.
MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBERS
When ordering replacement parts or making service
inquiries, know the Model and Serial numbers of your
unit and engine.
UNAUTHORIZED REPLACEMENT PARTS
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
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
DELIVERY
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Record Unit Model and Serial numbers here.
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Record Engine Model and Serial number here.
Customer Note: If you have purchased this product
without complete assembly and instruction by your
retailer, it is your responsibility to:
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© Copyright 2006 Ariens Company
3. Review control functions and operation of the
unit. Do not operate the Sno-Thro unless all
controls function as described in this manual.
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.
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.
WARNING: Improper assembly or
adjustments can cause serious injury.
2. Understand all Safety Precautions provided in the
manuals.
SAFETY
PRACTICES AND LAWS
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.
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.
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 ALERTS
Look for these symbols to point out
important safety precautions. They mean:
Attention!
SAFETY DECALS AND LOCATIONS
Personal Safety Is Involved!
ALWAYS replace missing or damaged Safety Decals.
Refer to figure below for Safety Decal locations.
Become Alert!
Obey The Message!
1
The safety alert symbols above and signal words below
are used on decals and in this manual. Read and
understand all safety messages.
2
3
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.
Figure 2
NOTATIONS
NOTE: General reference information for proper
operation and maintenance practices.
IMPORTANT: Specific procedures or information
required to prevent damage to unit or attachment.
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1. WARNING!
3. DANGER!
Read Owner/Operator Manual.
ROTATING PARTS.
Keep clear of auger while engine is
running.
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Read Operator’s Manual.
Keep people away from unit while
operating. Keep children out of work
area and under watchful care of a
responsible adult.
•
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.
Never direct discharge towards persons
or property that may be injured or
damaged by thrown objects.
•
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.
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OL4370
OL0910
Stop engine, remove key, read manual
before making any repairs or
adjustments.
OL4010
Wear appropriate hearing protection.
OL4690
ONLY use clean-out tool to clear
blockages. NEVER use your hands.
2. DANGER!
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ROTATING PARTS! ONLY use clean-out
tool to clear blockages. NEVER use your
hands. High speed impeller rotates
below discharge opening. Wait for all
moving parts to stop before removing
clogs or servicing.
SAFETY RULES
Read, understand, and follow all safety practices in
Owner/Operator Manual before beginning assembly or
operating. Failure to follow instructions could result in
personal injury and/or damage to unit.
ALWAYS remove key and/or wire from spark plug
before assembly, maintenance or service.
Unintentional engine start up can cause death or
serious injury.
Complete a walk around inspection of unit and work
area to understand:
• Work area • Your unit • All safety decals
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Run unit a few minutes after clearing snow to prevent
freeze-up of attachment.
DO NOT throw snow any higher than necessary.
Never leave a running unit unattended. ALWAYS shut
off engine before leaving unit. ALWAYS remove key to
prevent unauthorized use.
Deflected materials can cause injury and property
damage.
Never carry passengers.
Always stand clear of the discharge area when
operating this unit.
Fumes from engine exhaust can cause injury or death.
DO NOT run engine in an enclosed area. Always
provide good ventilation.
ALWAYS disengage attachment, stop unit and engine,
remove key and allow moving parts to stop before
leaving operator’s position.
ROTATING IMPELLER CAN CAUSE SERIOUS
INJURY. NEVER ATTEMPT TO UNCLOG OR CLEAN
UNIT WHILE ENGINE IS RUNNING.
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).
Disengage attachment when not in use. Disengage all
clutches before starting engine. Adjust runners to clear
gravel or crushed rock surfaces safely.
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.
Use extra care when loading or unloading unit onto
trailer or truck.
Secure unit chassis to transport vehicle. NEVER
secure from rods or linkages that could be damaged.
DO NOT transport machine while engine is running.
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Keep unit free of ice or other debris. Clean up oil or fuel
spills.
This product is equipped with an internal combustion
type engine. DO NOT use unit on or near any
unimproved, forest-covered or brush covered land
unless exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable local, state or federal laws.
A spark arrester, if it is used, must be maintained in
effective working order by operator.
Fuel is highly flammable and its vapors are explosive.
Handle with care. Use an approved fuel container.
NO smoking, NO sparks, NO flames. ALWAYS allow
engine to cool before servicing.
NEVER fill fuel tank when engine is running or hot from
operation.
NEVER fill or drain fuel tank indoors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For extended storage, clean unit thoroughly. See
Engine Manual for proper storage.
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.
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
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and
understand the entire Safety section before
proceeding.
1
1
WARNING: Dropping or tipping over boxed
unit could result in personal injury or damage
to unit.
PACKAGE CONTENTS
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2
1
3
3
1. Lower
Handlebar
2. Hardware
3. Upper
Handlebar
Figure 4
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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.
4
3. Install discharge chute over opening in the auger
housing and secure pedestal to auger housing
with hardware removed in step 2.
1. Discharge Chute
2. Discharge Chute
Handle (939001, 002)
3. Sno-Thro Unit
4. Literature Pack with
Extra Shear Bolts
Figure 3
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ASSEMBLY
2
3
Tools Required:
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Pliers
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Open-End Wrenches: 3/8, 7/16, 1/2,
9/16 in. and/or Adjustable Wrench
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Tire Gauge
4
Unfold Handlebar (Figure 4)
1. Remove the lower and loosen the upper
hardware on the handlebar assembly.
1
2. Rotate the handlebars into operating position.
3. Install and tighten the hardware on the handlebar
assembly.
1. Mounting Hardware
2. Discharge Chute
3. Discharge Chute Ring
4. Chute Pedestal
Figure 5
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OS7055
Check Tire Pressure
Check Function of all Controls
Check tire pressure and adjust to the pressure listed on
tire sidewall.
Ensure unit runs and performs properly. Refer to
Operation.
Check Auger Gearcase Oil
Run-in Attachment Belt
Check oil level in auger gearcase (see Check Auger
Gearcase on page 14).
1. Start unit in a well-ventilated area according to
Starting and Shut Off on page 12.
Check Engine Crankcase Oil
2. Engage attachment clutch lever and run
attachment for about 15 minutes.
IMPORTANT: The engine is shipped with 5W-30 oil in
crankcase. Refer to Engine Manual for detailed
instructions.
3. Stop unit, wait for all moving parts to stop, and
remove spark plug wire.
4. Adjust belt fingers, if necessary. See Attachment
Drive Belt Replacement on page 18.
Fill Engine Fuel Tank
Refer to Engine Manual for proper fuel type and tank
capacity.
5. Adjust clutch according to Attachment
Clutch/Brake Adjustment on page 16.
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
1. Attachment Clutch Lever
1
2
2. Traction Drive Clutch Lever
3. Chute Handle (939001, 002)
4. Discharge Chute Deflector
3
5. Discharge Chute
6. Impeller
4
7. Auger
5
23
8. Scraper Blade
9. Auger Gearcase
6
10. Clean-out Tool
7
13
11. Oil Fill and Dipstick
12. Gas Tank and Cap
11
13. Electric Starter (939001)
14. Recoil Starter Handle
15. Primer Bulb
8
16. Oil Drain Plug
22
10
21
9
17. Throttle (Engine Stop)
18. Ignition Switch (push-pull)
19. Choke
20. Spark Plug and Wire
21. Runner(s)
22. Belt Cover
23. Handlebar
12
20
19
13
14
18
17
16
15
Figure 6
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OPERATION
Primer Bulb
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and
understand the entire Safety section before
proceeding.
Pushing the primer bulb in adds fuel for
easier engine start. Refer to Starting and
Shut Off on page 12.
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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.
Choke Control Knob
1. Choke Closed position: chokes off
air to engine for easier start.
2
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
2. Choke Open position: allows for
normal operation.
IMPORTANT: Gradually open choke
after engine starts.
See Figure 6 for all Controls and Features locations.
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Traction Drive Clutch - Left Hand Lever
IMPORTANT: Do not "feather" the traction drive clutch
to control speed or run the unit with the traction drive
clutch partially engaged. Continued use with the
traction drive clutch partially engaged will damage the
transmission.
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
OL2701
The throttle controls the engine speed. To
increase or decrease the engine speed,
adjust to:
1
2
1. Fast (normal or warm starts)
3
2. Part-Throttle
4
3. Slow (cold weather starts)
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4. Stop (engine is off)
Electric Starter (120V electric start models)
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, disengage traction drive clutch and push unit
to new work area.
Attachment Clutch - Right Hand Lever
2
Throttle
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 12.
Recoil Starter Handle
When pulled, handle will turn engine over.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT let handle snap back against
starter.
Snow Clean-Out Tool (Figure 7)
Squeeze Attachment Clutch Lever
against handlebar (1) to engage
attachment. Release both clutch
levers (2) to disengage power and
apply brake to attachment.
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
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.
1
NOTE: If belt squeals when impeller turns freely, see
Attachment Clutch/Brake Adjustment on page 16.
Ignition Switch (Push/Pull Safety Key)
Key Switch has two positions:
2
1. “Stop” - pulled out
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2
2. "Run" - pushed in
1
NOTE: DO NOT twist key after it is
inserted.
Figure 7
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FILLING FUEL TANK
To clear the discharge chute:
1. Shut off the engine.
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and
understand the entire Safety section before
proceeding.
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.
To add fuel to fuel tank:
1. ALWAYS place unit in open or well-ventilated
area.
4. Replace the snow clean-out tool on the auger
housing.
2. Stop engine and allow to cool.
3. Clean Fuel Cap and surrounding area to prevent
dirt from entering Fuel Tank.
Discharge Chute Deflector
ALWAYS position discharge chute deflector at a safe
angle before starting engine.
4. Remove Cap.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT use gasohol or gasoline
containing alcohol. See Engine Manual for correct type
and grade of fuel.
DO NOT throw snow any higher than necessary.
Push deflector handle forward or down to throw snow
lower. Pull deflector handle up or to the rear to throw
snow higher.
5. Fill fuel tank to within 1/2 in. (1.2 cm) below
bottom of filler neck with unleaded gasoline.
IMPORTANT: If Chute Deflector does not stay in set
position, adjust as directed in Discharge Chute
Deflector on page 16, or repair before operation.
NOTE: Tank capacity is 2 qt (1.96 L).
6. Replace Fuel Cap and tighten.
7. ALWAYS clean up any spilled fuel.
Discharge Chute
PRE-START
Discharge chute rotates 200°.
ALWAYS position discharge chute in safe direction and
angle, away from operator and bystanders, before
starting engine.
IMPORTANT: Before starting engine, check impeller to
be sure it is not frozen.
Chute Handle (939001, 002)
To check impeller:
1. Frozen Impeller
IMPORTANT: If chute does not stay in set position,
adjust as directed in Discharge Chute on page 16, or
repair before operation.
1. With ignition key switch in “Stop” position,
squeeze Attachment Clutch Lever to Engaged
position.
Rotate the Chute with Discharge Chute Handle.
Always stand opposite the direction of snow discharge
when rotating the discharge chute.
2. Pull Recoil Starter Handle.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT force frozen chute controls. If
still frozen, take to warm place until controls are free.
3. If Impeller is frozen, (cannot pull Starter Handle)
move unit to a heated area and thaw to prevent
possible damage.
2. Check Function of Clutches
Scraper Blade
If clutches do not engage or disengage properly, adjust
or repair before operation (see Check Clutch Operation
on page 14).
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.
3. Check Runners
Check and adjust Runners (see Runners on page 15).
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.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT allow Scraper Blade to wear
too far or Auger/Impeller housing will become
damaged.
Runners
The runners control the distance between the scraper
blade and the ground. Adjust runners equally to keep
blade level with the ground. Refer to Pre-Start on
page 11 for recommended settings.
4. Check Engine Fuel & Crankcase Oil
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and
understand the entire Safety section before
proceeding.
Check and add fuel if required. Check that the engine
crankcase oil is full using dipstick. Refer to Engine
Manual for detailed instructions.
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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.
4. Make sure that the traction clutch and attachment
drive clutch levers are fully disengaged.
5. Push Primer Bulb 2 or 3 times for cold engine.
NOTE: When temperature is below -15° F (-26° C)
additional priming may be needed.
6. Insert key into ignition switch on engine and push
into "Run" position. DO NOT twist key after it is
inserted.
STARTING AND SHUT OFF
WARNING: FAILURE TO FOLLOW
INSTRUCTIONS could result in personal
injury and/or damage to unit. DO NOT
attempt to start your unit at this time. Read
entire Owner/Operator Manual and the
Engine Manual first.
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: 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.
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 21.)
10. Adjust choke as needed.
11. Disconnect power cord from outlet, then starter.
Manual Start
1. Turn discharge chute straight ahead.
2. Make sure that the traction clutch and attachment
drive clutch levers are fully disengaged.
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
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.
1. Release Traction Drive Clutch Lever and allow
unit to come to a complete stop.
4. If engine is cold, apply choke. See Engine
Manual for detailed instructions.
2. Run Impeller a few minutes after use to prevent
freeze-up of Impeller.
NOTE: A warm engine requires less choking than a
cold engine.
3. Release Attachment Clutch Lever and wait for all
moving parts to come to a complete stop.
5. Set throttle to proper starting position.
4. Move Throttle to the “Stop” position.
6. Insert key into ignition switch and push into RUN
position. DO NOT twist key after it is inserted.
5. Remove key.
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 21.)
SNOW REMOVAL
IMPORTANT: Allow unit and engine to adjust to the
outdoor temperature before clearing snow.
IMPORTANT: Do not "feather" the traction drive clutch
to control speed or run the unit with the traction drive
clutch partially engaged. Continued use with the
traction drive clutch partially engaged will damage the
transmission.
NOTE: Attachment clutch should be engaged before
wheel drive clutch when throwing snow.
10. Adjust choke as needed.
1. Engage Attachment Clutch - Right Hand Lever.
11. Set throttle to Part Throttle or Slow position for
adaptation to outside temperature or travel. Set
throttle to Fast position for normal operation.
2. 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.
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 into 120V 3-wire, grounded outlet.
3. Turn discharge chute straight ahead.
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Tips for Operation
TRAVELING
Snow is best removed as soon as possible after snow
fall.
To travel from one work area to another:
1. Set Throttle to Slow or Part-Throttle position.
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.
2. Press down on handlebars enough to raise front
of unit slightly off surface.
ALWAYS direct snow away from area to be cleared and
with direction of the wind.
3. Disengage traction drive clutch and push unit to
new work area.
TRANSPORT
ALWAYS shut off engine, remove key, and drain fuel
when transporting unit on a truck or trailer.
Use extra care when loading or unloading unit onto
trailer or truck.
Secure unit chassis to transport vehicle. NEVER
secure from rods or linkages that could be damaged.
DO NOT transport machine while engine is running.
MAINTENANCE
Ariens Dealers will provide any service or adjustments
which may be required to keep your unit operating at
peak efficiency. Should engine service be required,
contact an Ariens dealer or an authorized engine
manufacturer's service center.
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
and remove battery (if equipped). Ensure unit
is secure and will not tip over during
maintenance.
Place unit on a flat level surface. Tip unit forward onto
front of auger housing for service. Ensure unit is secure
and will not tip over. Strap and clamp onto bench if
needed.
OS7125
Figure 8
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
CHECK ENGINE OIL
The chart below shows the recommended
maintenance schedule that should be performed on a
regular basis. More frequent service may be required.
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).
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Service
Performed
Each
Use
Park unit on a level surface. Refer to Engine Manual for
detailed instructions.
Every 5 Every Yearly
hrs.
25 hrs.
CHANGE ENGINE OIL
Check Fasteners •
Check Clutch
Operation
Check Clutch
Spring
Adjustments
Clean Engine
Change oil after first 2 hours of operation, thereafter
change oil every 25 hours (more often if required).
Refer to Engine Manual for detailed instructions.
•
*
•
Run engine just prior to changing oil. Warm oil will flow
more freely and carry away more contamination.
Remove the oil drain plug from the rear of the unit and
tip the unit back to help drain all the oil.
•
Check Engine Oil
•
Change Engine
Oil
**
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
•
Keep tires at pressure listed on the tire sidewall.
CHECK AUGER GEARCASE
Check Tire
Pressure
•
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.
* After first five hours of operation.
** After first two hours of operation.
To ensure adequate lubricant level:
1. Remove filler plug (Figure 9). Lubricant must be
at least up to bottom of lubricant filler hole with
unit resting on a level-surface.
CHECK FASTENERS
Make sure all hardware is tightened properly.
2. Add lubricant if required. Allow oil to drain to level
of plug and replace plug.
CHECK CLUTCH OPERATION
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.
Auger / impeller must stop within 3 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 16 or Traction Drive
Clutch Adjustment on page 17).
1
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 16 or
Traction Drive Clutch Adjustment on page 17.
1. Auger Gearcase
2. Filler Plug
CLEAN ENGINE
Refer to Engine Manual for detailed instructions.
Figure 9
OS1830
GENERAL LUBRICATION
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.
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IMPORTANT: DO NOT allow grease or oil to get on the
belts.
NOTE: Apply Ariens Hi-Temp Grease or equivalent to
the lubrication fittings. See SERVICE PARTS on
page 20.
Grease Oil
Sno-Thro should be lubricated (Figure 10) at beginning
of season or every 25 operating hours.
Auger Shaft
NOTE: To grease auger shaft, remove shear bolt nuts,
and shear bolts. Apply grease at the grease zerks and
then turn the auger shaft. Replace shear bolts per
instructions in Shear Bolts on page 15.
Figure 10
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and
understand the entire Safety section before
proceeding.
SCRAPER BLADE
2
IMPORTANT: Damage to auger/impeller housing will
result if blade wears down too far.
1
Scraper blade is adjustable to compensate for wear.
1. Runner
2. Runner Hardware
To adjust scraper blade:
1. Tip unit back onto handlebar, support housing
and loosen nuts retaining blade.
OS0482
Figure 11
SHEAR BOLTS
2. Adjust runners to fully raised position (housing
closest to ground).
3. Reposition scraper blade flush with runners and
tighten lock nuts.
RUNNERS
Runners should be adjusted as conditions require
(Figure 11).
1. Position unit on a hard, flat, smooth level surface.
IMPORTANT: Use only Ariens shear bolts for
replacement. Use of any other type of shear bolt may
result in severe damage to unit.
Occasionally a foreign object may enter the
auger/impeller housing and jam the auger, breaking
shear bolts (Figure 12) which secure the auger to the
shaft. This allows auger to turn freely on the shaft
preventing damage to gear drive.
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.
2
1
NOTE: Keep housing level by adjusting runners
equally.
2
1. Auger
2. Shear Bolts
Figure 12
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ATTACHMENT CLUTCH/BRAKE
ADJUSTMENT
For Replacement:
1. Align shear bolt holes in auger with shear bolt
holes in the shaft.
WARNING: IMPROPER ADJUSTMENT
could result in unexpected movement of
auger and impeller causing death or serious
injury. AUGER / IMPELLER MUST STOP
within 3 seconds when Attachment
Clutch/Impeller Brake Lever is released.
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).
DISCHARGE CHUTE DEFLECTOR
Deflector must stay in selected position while throwing
snow.
To adjust, loosen then retighten hardware to desired
deflector drag force (Figure 13).
1. Check attachment clutch lever measurement.
a. Start engine and run at full throttle.
b. Slowly squeeze the attachment clutch lever
until auger shaft begins to rotate.
c. Measure the distance from the end of the
clutch lever to the handlebar as shown in
Figure 15. The distance between the clutch
lever and the handlebar should be 5-5/8 6-1/4 in. (14.3 - 15.9 cm).
d. Shut off engine.
e. If clutch lever measurement is within
specified range, no adjustment is necessary.
If clutch lever measurement is outside the
specified range, follow steps 2 - 7.
Adjusting
Hardware
Discharge Chute
Deflector
Figure 13
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.
OS1113
DISCHARGE CHUTE
Attachment Clutch Lever
If chute does not stay in position while operating,
tighten nut on carriage bolt at pivot point to increase
tension on spring (Figure 14).
5-5/8 - 6-1/4 in.
(14,3 cm - 15,9 cm)
Figure 15
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CAUTION: The attachment clutch cable must
be slightly slack when the clutch lever is
disengaged. The attachment brake will not
function properly if the cable is too taut.
2
2. Loosen jam nut on attachment clutch cable
adjustment barrel (Figure 16).
1
1. Carriage Bolt
2. Spring
Turn adjustment barrel up the cable to decrease
the distance between clutch lever and handlebar.
Figure 14
Turn the adjustment barrel down the cable to
increase the distance between clutch lever and
handlebar.
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1
3
2
2
1
1/16 in.
(1.6 mm)
1. Drive Brake
2. Brake Shoe and Pad
Figure 17
7. Repeat steps 5 – 6 until attachment clutch lever
distance and brake contact are correct.
IMPORTANT: If attachment clutch/brake cannot be
adjusted within tolerances, see your Dealer for repairs.
1. Attachment Clutch Cable
2. Jam Nut
3. Adjustment Barrel
8. Check belt finger clearance.
With clutch lever engaged, belt fingers should be
positioned as shown in Figure 22. Adjust belt
fingers as necessary.
Figure 16
3. Check attachment clutch lever measurement and
tighten the jam nut on the attachment clutch cable
adjustment barrel when the clutch lever
measurement is in range. Proceed to step 6.
NOTE: If clutch cannot be adjusted to the specified
range with the cable adjustment alone, perform steps
4 – 5.
9. Replace belt cover.
10. Check that auger/impeller stops within 3 seconds
after attachment clutch/impeller brake lever is
released.
TRACTION DRIVE CLUTCH ADJUSTMENT
4. Remove two screws securing belt cover to unit
and remove belt cover.
5. Adjust the attachment idler position.
a. Loosen attachment idler nut (Figure 21).
b. To increase distance between clutch lever
and handlebar, move the idler towards the
attachment belt.
c. To decrease the distance between the clutch
lever and handlebar, move the idler away
from the attachment belt.
d. Tighten idler adjustment nut.
e. Check clutch lever measurement.
6. Check Brake
IMPORTANT: Operating the unit with the traction drive
clutch improperly adjusted will damage the
transmission. Make sure the clutch is adjusted to the
specifications listed below.
To test traction clutch (Figure 15):
1. Without engine running, push unit forward while
slowly moving the traction drive clutch lever
toward the handlebar.
2. Measure distance between lever and handlebar
when the wheels begin to brake. If distance is not
6-1/8 in. - 6-3/4 in. (15.5 cm - 17.1 cm), adjust the
traction clutch.
Traction Clutch Lever
When the clutch lever is disengaged, the brake
must contact the attachment belt.
When the clutch lever is engaged, the brake must
be more than 1/16 in. (1.6 mm) away from the
belt and must not contact the frame (Figure 17).
6-1/8 in. - 6-3/4 in.
(15.5 cm - 17.1 cm)
Figure 18
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5. Remove top two cap screws and loosen lower
two cap screws holding blower housing to frame
(one on each side).
To adjust traction clutch (Figure 19):
1. Loosen jam nut on traction clutch cable
adjustment barrel.
6. Remove attachment drive belt from engine
sheave (it may be necessary to turn engine
sheave using recoil starter handle).
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.
7. Separate housing from unit. Lower handlebar on
floor.
8. Remove attachment drive belt from lower pulley.
2. Check traction clutch lever distance and repeat
adjustment steps if necessary.
3. Tighten jam nut on traction cable adjustment
barrel.
1
2
1
3
2
3
OS7240
4
5
1. Discharge Chute
Handle
2. Belt Cover
1. Traction Clutch
Cable
2. Jam Nut
3. Adjustment Barrel
3. Bottom Cover
4. Belt Cover Screw
5. Housing Bolt Holes
Figure 20
Replace Attachment Drive Belt
Figure 19
1. Place new belt onto lower pulley and while
holding brake out of way, tip unit together.
ATTACHMENT DRIVE BELT
REPLACEMENT
NOTE: Engage attachment clutch lever while
connecting housing to frame to hold brake out of the
way.
Remove Attachment Drive Belt
(Figures 20 and 21)
2. Secure blower housing to frame with cap screws
removed in step 5 of Remove Attachment Drive
Belt on page 18.
1. Shut off engine, remove key, disconnect spark
plug wire and allow unit to cool completely.
3. Place belt onto engine sheave.
2. Remove two screws securing belt cover to unit
and remove belt cover.
4. Replace belt fingers.
3. Remove belt fingers by removing cap screws
mounting belt fingers to engine (Figure 21).
IMPORTANT: BELT FINGERS MUST BE SET as
shown in Figure 22. Improper adjustment may cause
impeller to rotate while attachment clutch is
disengaged.
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.
5. Adjust clutch per Attachment Clutch/Brake
Adjustment on page 16.
IMPORTANT: To avoid bending bottom cover, remove
the cover before separating the blower housing from
the unit.
4. Support Sno-Thro frame and housing.
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6. Replace belt cover and secure with cap screws.
7. Run-in the drive belt according to instructions in
Run-in Attachment Belt on page 8 and the check
attachment drive clutch adjustment. See
Attachment Clutch/Brake Adjustment on page 16.
TRACTION DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT
2
3
NOTE: Housing and frame must be tipped apart and
attachment drive belt removed from engine sheave in
order to change traction drive belt (Figures 20 and 21).
1
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.
6
6
1. Shut off engine, remove key, disconnect spark
plug wire and allow unit to cool completely.
2. Remove attachment drive belt (See Remove
Attachment Drive Belt on page 18).
3. Push the traction drive belt off the engine pulley
toward the engine as shown in Figure 23.
NOTE: To make belt removal easier, slowly pull the
recoil starter while pushing the traction drive belt off the
engine pulley.
Position the traction drive
belt on the engine
sheave like this when
removing and installing it.
4
5
1. Attachment Drive Belt
2. Engine Sheave
3. Traction Drive Belt
4. Attachment Idler Nut
5. Attachment Belt Idler
6. Belt Finger
Figure 21
1/8 to 3/16 in.
(3.2–4.8 mm)
2
1
1
2
1/8 to 3/16 in.
(3.2–4.8 mm)
Figure 23
4. Remove and discard traction drive belt from the
unit.
1. Belt Finger
2. Belt
5. Place new traction drive belt on engine pulley
between the engine and pulley groove as shown
in Figure 23.
Figure 22
6. Place new traction drive belt on transmission
pulley.
7. Push the new traction drive belt onto the grooves
in the engine pulley.
NOTE: Slowly pull the recoil starter while pushing the
traction drive belt onto the engine pulley. Make sure the
belt seats properly in the grooves of the transmission
and engine pulleys.
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8. Replace attachment drive belt (See Replace
Attachment Drive Belt on page 18).
SERVICE PARTS
Order the following parts through your Dealer:
9. Check traction drive clutch adjustment. See
Traction Drive Clutch Adjustment on page 17.
STORAGE
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and
understand the entire Safety section before
proceeding.
SHORT TERM
Part No.
Description
00036800
Ariens Hi-Temp Grease (3, 3 oz.
cartridges)
21533400
Spark Plug (939001, 002)
07200108
Impeller Belt
07200109
Stretch Fit Traction Belt
53200500
Shear Bolts
IMPORTANT: NEVER spray unit with high pressure
water or store unit outdoors.
ACCESSORIES
Run with attachment clutch engaged a few minutes
after each use to free unit of any loose or melting snow.
See your authorized Ariens dealer to add the
additional accessories available to your Sno-Thro.
Inspect unit for visible signs of wear, breakage or
damage.
Part No.
Description
73203100
Slicer Bar*
72200600
120 Volt Starter Kit
Store unit in a cool, dry protected area.
73202500
240 Volt Starter Kit*
LONG TERM
72406500
Front Weight Kit*
Clean unit thoroughly with mild soap and low pressure
water and lubricate (see Maintenance). Touch up all
scratched painted surfaces.
*Available in CE countries.
Keep all nuts, bolts and screws properly tightened and
know unit is in safe working condition.
Remove weight from wheels by putting blocks under
frame or axle.
When storing unit for extended periods of time, remove
all fuel from tank and carburetor (run dry). Refer to
Engine Manual.
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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. Build up of dirt and residue around
governor/carburetor.
2. Clean area around governor/carburetor.
3. Key Switch not in run position.
3. Put Key Switch into run position.
4. Electric starter not functioning.
4. Check for a bad starter or connections.
1. Out of fuel.
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. Mechanical jam in blower rake or
impeller.
2. Turn off engine, remove key, and wait for
all moving parts to stop. Check for and
remove obstruction and repair before
restart.
3. Polluted fuel supply.
3. Replace with clean fuel.
4. Faulty spark plug.
4. Replace or clean spark plug.
Engine problems.
1. See Engine Manual.
Does not drive
forward.
1. Traction drive cable not adjusted
properly.
1. Adjust traction drive cable. See Traction
Drive Clutch Adjustment on page 17.
2. Traction belt not functioning.
2. Repair or replace traction drive belt. See
Traction Drive Belt Replacement on
page 19.
1. Shear bolts broken.
1. Replace shear bolts (see Shear Bolts on
page 15).
2. Attachment clutch/brake not
adjusted properly.
2. Adjust attachment clutch/brake (see
Attachment Clutch/Brake Adjustment on
page 16).
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 16).
Unit throws snow
poorly or does not
throw snow.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
939001
939002
Description
ST520E
ST520
Engine - Tecumseh
LH195SA
LH195SA
Engine Power – hp (kW) at
Maximum RPM
5.0 (3.7)
5.0 (3.7)
Fast Idle Speed-RPM (min-1)
3600 ± 150
Displacement - in. (cc)
11.88 (195)
Electric Start
120V
Fuel
Recoil
See Engine Manual
Tank Capacity - qt. (L)
2.0 (1.96)
Snow Clearing Width - in. (cm)
20 (50.8)
Chute
200°
Rotation Angle
Impeller
Diameter - in. (cm)
12 (30.5)
1200
-1
Speed-RPM-Max (min )
Auger
Diameter - in. (cm)
11.0 (27.98)
Speed-RPM-Max (min-1)
120
Auger Brake
Yes
Drive
Clutching Wet Sump Gearbox
Speeds
1 Forward
Pneumatic Tires - in.
10
Size and Weight
Height - in. (cm)
43.13 (109.53)
Length - in. (cm)
51.25 (130.18)
Width - in. (cm)
22.38 (56.84)
Weight - lbs (Kg)
125 (56.7)
GB - 22
120 (54.4)
Ariens Limited
Warranties
2-Year Limited Lawn and Garden
Consumer Warranty
Ariens Company (Ariens) warrants to the original
purchaser that Ariens and Gravely brand consumer
products manufactured by Ariens Company will be free from
defects in material and workmanship for a period of two (2)
years after the date of purchase, and that Ariens 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 two-year duration of this warranty applies only if the
product is put to ordinary, reasonable, and usual personal,
family, or household uses. If the product is put to any
business, commercial, or industrial use such as, but not
limited to, commercial landscaping, mowing or snow
removal services, or golf course or park maintenance, or
agricultural or farmstead use, then the duration of this
warranty is ninety (90) days after the date of purchase, or
one (1) year after the date of purchase if the product is
labeled as a Professional/Commercial Product. The duration
of this warranty shall be ninety (90) days after the date of
purchase if any product is rented or leased.
2-Year Limited Lawn and Garden
Commercial Warranty
The Ariens Company (Ariens) warrants to the original
purchaser that all Gravely Pro and ProMaster products
manufactured by Ariens will be free from defects in material
and workmanship for a period of two (2) years after the date
of purchase or 1000 hours of use, whichever comes first. An
authorized Gravely 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 shall be ninety (90) days after
the date of purchase or 1000 hours of use, whichever comes
first, if any product is rented or leased.
3-Year Limited Sno-Thro Warranty
Ariens Company (Ariens) warrants to the original
purchaser that Sno-Thro products manufactured by Ariens
Company will be free from defects in material and
workmanship for a period of three (3) years after the date of
purchase, and will repair any defect in material or
workmanship, and repair or replace any defective part,
subject to the conditions, limitations and exclusions set forth
herein. Such repair or replacement will be free of charge to
the original purchaser (labor and parts), except as noted
below.
The three-year duration of this warranty applies only if the
product is put to ordinary, reasonable, and usual personal,
family, or household uses. If the product is put to any
business, commercial, or industrial use, then the duration of
this warranty is ninety (90) days after the date of purchase,
or one (1) year after the date of purchase if the product is
labeled as a Professional/Commercial Product. The duration
of this warranty shall be ninety (90) days after the date of
purchase if any product is rented or leased.
DURA-CLEAN™ Auger Limited Lifetime
Warranty
Ariens Company (Ariens) warrants to the original
purchaser that the rubber components of the
DURA-CLEAN™ Auger manufactured by Ariens Company
will be free from defects in material and workmanship and
will not wear out for the life of the Sno-Thro, except as noted
below.
Ariens Company will provide for the replacement of any of
the rubber components of the DURA-CLEAN™ Auger found
upon examination by the Ariens Company to be defective or
worn out. Replacements will be supplied free of charge.
Labor is not included after two (2) years from the date of
purchase of the Sno-Thro.
The lifetime limited warranty shall apply if the product is put
to ordinary, reasonable, and usual personal household use.
If the product is put to any business, commercial, industrial,
rental, or leased use, the warranty shall be against defects in
material and workmanship for ninety (90) days following the
date of purchase.
Ariens Company • 655 W. Ryan St, P.O. Box 157 • Brillion, WI 54110-0157• (920) 756-2141 • www.ariens.com
ALW2 - 42706
Exceptions, Limitations, Exclusions
These warranties are subject to the following conditions, limitations, and exclusions:
To obtain warranty service, the following conditions must be
met:
The following items are excluded from this warranty:
• The purchaser must perform the maintenance and
minor adjustments explained in the owner’s manual.
• Engines and engine accessories are covered only by
the engine manufacturer’s warranty and are not covered
by this warranty.
• The purchaser must promptly notify Ariens Company or
an authorized Ariens service representative of the need
for warranty service.
• Peerless gearboxes and/or transmissions are covered
only by Peerless’ warranty and are not covered by this
warranty.
• The purchaser must transport the product to and from
the place of warranty service.
• Hydro-Gear transmissions and/or Hydro-Gear drive
components are covered only by the Hydro-Gear
warranty and are not covered by this warranty.
• Warranty service must be performed by a respective
Ariens or Gravely authorized service representative.
• To find an Ariens or Gravely authorized service
representative, contact Ariens at:
655 W. Ryan St, P.O. Box 157
Brillion, WI 54110-0157
(920) 756 - 2141
www.ariens.com
www.gravely.com
This warranty is subject to the following limitations:
• Genuine Ariens or Gravely brand service parts and
accessories not purchased with the product covered by
this warranty, but which are later purchased and used
with that product, are warranted to be free from defects
in material and workmanship for a period of ninety (90)
days after date of purchase, and Ariens Company will
repair or replace any such part or accessory free of
charge, except for labor, during that period.
• Batteries are warranted only for a period of twelve (12)
months after date of purchase, on a prorated basis. For
the first ninety (90) days of the warranty period, a
defective battery will be replaced free of charge. If the
applicable warranty period is more than 90 days, Ariens
Company will cover the prorated cost of any defective
battery, for up to twelve (12) months after the date of
purchase.
• Parts that are not genuine Ariens or Gravely brand
service parts are not covered by this warranty.
• Except as specifically warranted, normal maintenance,
services, and normal replacement items, such as spark
plugs, oil, oil filters, air filters, mufflers, belts, tires,
shoes, runners, scraper blades, shear bolts, mower
blades, mower vanes, headlights, light bulbs, knives,
etc. are not covered by this warranty except as noted
below.
• Mufflers, belts, and tires on consumer lawn and garden
products are warranted to the original purchaser for
two years.
• Friction discs, idlers, cables, and electrical components
on Sno-Thros put to usual personal household use are
warranted to the original purchaser for two years.
• Any defect which is the result of misuse, alteration,
improper assembly, improper adjustment, neglect, or
accident 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.
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
DISCLAIMER OF FURTHER WARRANTY
Ariens Company’s liability under this warranty, and under
any implied warranty that may exist, is limited to repair of
any defect in workmanship, and repair or replacement of
any defective part. Ariens Company shall not be liable for
incidental, special, or consequential damages (including lost
profits). Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental
or consequential damages, so the above limitation or
exclusion may not apply to you.
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 • 655 W. Ryan St, P.O. Box 157 • Brillion, WI 54110-0157• (920) 756-2141 • www.ariens.com
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Ariens Company
655 West Ryan Street
P.O. Box 157
Brillion, WI 54110-0157
920-756-2141
Fax 920-756-2407
www.ariens.com