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Sno-Thro
®
Owner/Operator Manual
Models
926001 – ST926LE
926002 – ST11528LE
926003 – ST1332LE
926013 – ST8526DLE
926014 – ST9526DLE
926015 – ST11528DLE
926016 – ST11528DLE
926500 – ST1332DLE
926501 – ST1336DLE
ENGLISH
FRANÇAIS
00584300B 11/06
Printed in USA
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
SERVICE PARTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
CONTROLS and FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
ACCESSORIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
MAINTENANCE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
WARRANTY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
INTRODUCTION
THE MANUAL
Before operation of unit, carefully and completely read
your manuals. If used improperly, this unit could be
dangerous and cause personal injury or property
damage. The contents will provide you with safety
instructions for the safe use of your unit during normal
operation and maintenance.
All reference to left, right, front, or rear are given from
operator standing in operation position and facing the
direction of forward travel.
Customer Note: If the dealer does not register your
product, please fill out, sign, and return the product
registration card to Ariens or go to www.ariens.com.
MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBERS
When ordering replacement parts or making service
inquiries, know the Model and Serial numbers of your
unit and engine.
Numbers are located on the product registration form in
the unit literature package. They are printed on a serial
number label, located on the frame of your unit.
Serial Number
Label
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.
UNAUTHORIZED REPLACEMENT PARTS
Use only Ariens replacement parts. The replacement of
any part on this vehicle with anything other than an
Ariens authorized replacement part may adversely
affect the performance, durability, or safety of this unit
and may void the warranty. Ariens disclaims liability for
any claims or damages, whether warranty, property
damage, personal injury or death arising out of the use
of unauthorized replacement parts. To locate your
nearest Ariens Dealer, go to www.ariens.com on the
internet.
DISCLAIMER
Figure 1
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.
OS7005
•
Record Unit Model and Serial numbers here.
•
Record Engine Model and Serial number here.
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.
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© Copyright 2006 Ariens Company
NOTE: To locate your nearest Ariens Dealer, go to
www.ariens.com on the internet.
3. Review control functions and operation of the
unit. Do not operate the Sno-Thro unless all
controls function as described in this manual.
WARNING: Improper assembly or
adjustments can cause serious injury.
4. Review recommended lubrication, maintenance
and adjustments.
5. Review Limited Warranty Policy.
2. Understand all Safety Precautions provided in the
manuals.
6. Fill out a Product Registration Card and return the
card to the Ariens Company or go to
www.ariens.com.
SAFETY
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.
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.
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.
Keep hands and feet away from auger and
impeller.
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
DANGER: IMMINENTLY HAZARDOUS
SITUATION! If not avoided, WILL RESULT in
death or serious injury.
3
WARNING: POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS
SITUATION! If not avoided, COULD RESULT
in death or serious injury.
CAUTION: POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS
SITUATION! If not avoided, MAY RESULT in
minor or moderate injury. It may also be used
to alert against unsafe practices.
NOTATIONS
NOTE: General reference information for proper
operation and maintenance practices.
OS7015
Figure 2
1. WARNING!
Read Owner/Operator Manual.
IMPORTANT: Specific procedures or information
required to prevent damage to unit or attachment.
OL1801
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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.
OL4690
ONLY use clean-out tool to clear
blockages. NEVER use your hands.
2. DANGER!
OS6610
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.
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.
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.
3. DANGER!
ROTATING PARTS.
Keep clear of auger while engine is
running.
OS2080
SAFETY RULES
•
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.
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.
GB - 4
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.
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.
Run unit a few minutes after clearing snow to prevent
freeze-up of attachment.
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.
Disengage attachment when not in use. Disengage all
clutches before starting engine. Adjust runners to clear
gravel or crushed rock surfaces safely.
Never leave a running unit unattended. ALWAYS shut
off engine before leaving unit. ALWAYS remove key to
prevent unauthorized use.
DO NOT throw snow any higher than necessary.
Never carry passengers.
Deflected materials can cause injury and property
damage.
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.
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.
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.
Before starting engine, disengage control(s).
DO NOT transport machine while engine is running.
ALWAYS allow unit and engine to adjust to outdoor
temperatures before clearing snow.
Keep unit free of ice or other debris. Clean up oil or fuel
spills.
Always be sure of your footing, especially when
operating in reverse or leaving the operator’s position.
Walk, never run during operation.
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.
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.
Fuel is highly flammable and its vapors are explosive.
Handle with care. Use an approved fuel container.
NO smoking, NO sparks, NO flames. ALWAYS allow
engine to cool before servicing.
NEVER fill fuel tank when engine is running or hot from
operation.
NEVER fill or drain fuel tank indoors.
Replace fuel cap securely and clean up spilled fuel.
GB - 5
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.
Before tipping unit up onto housing, remove fuel so no
spills will occur and remove battery. Ensure unit is
secure and will not tip over during maintenance.
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.
ALWAYS keep protective structures, guards, and
panels in good repair, in place and securely fastened.
NEVER modify or remove safety devices.
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.
Fumes from engine exhaust can cause injury or death.
DO NOT run engine in an enclosed area. Always
provide good ventilation.
If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing
immediately.
ALWAYS maintain unit in safe operating condition.
Damaged or worn out muffler can cause fire or
explosion.
DO NOT change engine governor settings or
over-speed engine.
Avoid Electric Shock. Objects contacting both battery
terminals at the same time may result in injury and unit
damage. DO NOT reverse battery connections.
Explosive Gases from battery can cause death or
serious injury. Poisonous battery fluid contains sulfuric
acid and its contact with skin, eyes or clothing can
cause severe chemical burns.
Keep all hardware properly tightened. Check shear
bolts frequently.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as
necessary.
ALWAYS wear safety glasses and protective gear near
battery.
NEVER store unit with fuel in fuel tank, inside a
building where any ignition sources are present such
as hot water heaters, space heaters, or clothes dryers.
Allow the engine to cool before storing in any
enclosure.
DO NOT TIP battery beyond a 45° angle in any
direction.
Shut off fuel and allow engine to cool completely before
storing in closed area or covering unit.
ALWAYS keep batteries out of reach of children.
For extended storage, clean unit thoroughly. See
Engine Manual for proper storage.
No flames, No sparks, No smoking near battery.
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer and
reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
Follow First Aid directions for contact with battery fluid.
•
External Contact: Flush with water.
•
Eyes: Flush with water for at least 15 minutes and
get medical attention immediately!
•
Internal Contact: Drink large quantities of water.
Follow with Milk of Magnesia, beaten egg or
vegetable oil. Get medical attention immediately!
•
In case of internal contact, DO NOT induce
vomiting!
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.
5. Install and tighten all wing knobs and wing nuts
on the handlebar assembly and shift rod.
NOTE: The handlebar has two height positions. Adjust
the handlebar height to provide better operator
comfort. See Handlebar Height on page 22.
WARNING: Dropping or tipping over boxed
unit could result in personal injury or damage
to unit.
5
1
PACKAGE CONTENTS
4
1
4
1
2, 3
3
1. Wing Knobs
2. Wing Nut
3. Bolt
2
Figure 4
OS7020
1. Sno-Thro Unit
2. Discharge Chute
3. Chute Rod
4. Literature Pack with
Extra Shear Bolts
Figure 3
(Figure 5)
1. Grease underside of discharge chute ring (if not
already greased).
2. Remove mounting hardware from auger housing.
Tools Required:
Pliers
•
Open-End Wrenches: 3/8, 7/16, 1/2,
9/16 in. and/or Adjustable Wrench
•
Tire Gauge
Unfold Handlebar (Figure 4)
OS7030
Install Discharge Chute and Discharge Chute
Crank
ASSEMBLY
•
4. Shift Rod
5. Speed Selector Lever
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.
1. Remove the lower and loosen the upper wing
knobs on the handlebar assembly.
2. Loosen the wing nuts on the shift rod.
3. Put the speed selector lever in the first forward
position.
4. Rotate the handlebars into operating position.
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Install Discharge Chute Crank
1. Remove the cover from the gear assembly on the
discharge chute.
2. Release the lock teeth on the gear assembly with
your finger and rotate the discharge chute 90°
left.
1
3. Remove and save the hairpin from the control
assembly underneath the control panel.
NOTE: Do not remove the pin 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.
2
3
4
4. 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 loop on the chute lock cable and into the hex
hole in the control assembly.
1
IMPORTANT: The loop will prevent the control cable
from contacting the engine or muffler guard. If the loop
gets damaged, loosely tie the cable to the control rod.
1. Mounting Hardware
2. Discharge Chute
3. Chute Pedestal
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 19)
will ease alignment and installation of the hair pin.
4. Discharge Chute
Ring
Figure 5
5. Secure the chute rod to the control assembly with
the hair pin removed in step 3 using the proper
hole location as shown in Figure 7. Insert the hair
pin with the loop end to the left of the chute rod so
the control assembly follows a full range of travel.
OS7040
OS7045
3
2
1
4
1. Chute Rod
2. Gear Cover
3. Control Assembly
4. Hair Pin
Figure 6
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OS7060
7. Replace the gear cover removed in step 1.
Use the handlebar hardware locations on the side
of the unit frame to determine which hole gets used
to secure the chute rod to the control assembly.
4
IMPORTANT: Rotate the discharge chute to the left
when tightening the pedestal hardware to ensure
clearance between the discharge chute and the belt
cover.
8. Tighten pedestal hardware to 15–31 lbf-ft
(20-42 N•m).
4
9. Make sure the discharge chute rotates left and
right when you push the discharge chute control
lever left and right.
Deflector Remote
NOTE: 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
1
2
2
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 9).
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.
3
3
1. Chute Control Assembly
2. Hair Pin
3. Chute Rod
4. Handlebar Mounting Hardware
Figure 7
4. Push the seal securely over the end of the cable
fitting to prevent water from entering the cable.
OS7156
6. Insert the chute lock cable fitting into the bracket
on the chute pedestal, and then connect the
chute lock cable to the lock teeth by fitting the
cable ball end into the slot on the lock teeth.
5. Check deflector travel. Adjust nut on cable end
under handlebar to obtain full travel, if necessary.
(See Deflector Remote on page 24.)
3
NOTE: Press down on lock teeth with your finger to
align the cable ball end with the slot.
2
1
3
5
4
1. Cable Anchor
2. Cable End
3. Deflector Cable
4. Cable Fitting
5. Cable Bracket
Figure 8
OS7270
Figure 9
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OS7070
Connect Battery (926500, 501)
Check Engine Crankcase Oil
1. Remove wing nuts from battery cover.
IMPORTANT: The engine is shipped with 5W-30 oil in
crankcase. Refer to Engine Manual for detailed
instructions.
2. Install wire lead to battery terminal.
3. Install battery cover and tighten wing nuts.
Fill Engine Fuel Tank
Check Function of Dual Handle Interlock
Without the engine running, press down (engage) both
clutch levers. Release attachment clutch lever.
Attachment clutch should remain engaged until traction
clutch lever is released, then both clutches must
disengage. If they do not, contact your dealer for
repairs.
Check Tire Pressure
Refer to Engine Manual for proper fuel type and tank
capacity.
Check Function of all Controls
Ensure unit runs and performs properly. Refer to
Operation.
Run-in Attachment Belt
Check tire pressure and adjust to the pressure listed on
tire sidewall.
1. Start unit in a well-ventilated area according to
Starting and Shut Off on page 17.
Check Auger Gearcase Oil
2. Engage attachment clutch lever and run
attachment for about 15 minutes.
Check oil level in auger gearcase (see Check Auger
Gearcase on page 20).
3. Stop unit, wait for all moving parts to stop, and
remove spark plug wire.
4. Adjust belt finger, if necessary. See Attachment
Drive Belt Replacement on page 27.
5. Adjust clutch idler according to Attachment
Clutch/Brake Adjustment on page 25.
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
2
1
3
4
1. Attachment Clutch Lever
926001, 002, 003,
013, 016, 500, 501
5
2. Speed Selector
3. Deflector Remote Control
4. Chute Control
6
7
5. Traction Drive Clutch Lever
8
35
6. Oil Fill/Dipstick
9 10
34
7. Muffler Guard (926002, 003, 016, 500, 501)
8. Discharge Chute Deflector
11
33
9. Discharge Chute
10. Impeller
31
11. Clean-Out Tool
12. Auger
32
12
30
29
28
25
24
13
15
26
14. Auger Gearcase
15. Recoil Starter Handle
16. Electric Starter
14
27
13. Scraper Blade
17. Wing Knobs
16
18. Heated Handles (926002, 003, 016, 500, 501)
17
19. Ignition Key (926500, 501)
20. Remote Differential / Wheel Lock (926013, 016,
500, 501)
21. Heated Handles Switch (926002, 003, 016, 500,
501)
22. Oil Drain Plug
23. Throttle (Engine Stop)
24. Ignition Key, push-pull (926001, 002, 003, 013,
016)
23
25. Choke Control Knob
26. Primer Bulb
27. Runner
22
28. Drift Cutter
29. Battery Cover and Battery (926500, 501)
21
5
4
3
2
30. Axle Lock Pin (926001)
1
18
31. Belt Cover
32. Solenoid Compartment (926500, 501)
18
33. Fuel Shut-Off Valve
34. Fuel Tank and Cap
35. Headlight
20
19
Figure 10
OS7075
OS7080
OS7090
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1. Attachment Clutch Lever
926014, 015
2. Speed Selector
3. Deflector Remote Control
2
1
3
5
4
4. Chute Control
30
32
5. Traction Drive Clutch Lever
7
6. Oil Fill/Dipstick
8
31
7. Discharge Chute Deflector
8. Discharge Chute
9
6
9. Impeller
10
10. Clean-out Tool
11. Auger
15
12. Scraper Blade
13. Auger Gearcase
14. Recoil Starter Handle
28
15. Electric Starter
11
27
12
26
23
17. Heated Handles
18. Remote Differential Wheel Lock
13
25
16. Wing Knobs
19. Heated Handles Switch
20. Oil Drain Plug
29
21. Throttle (Engine Stop)
14
21
22. Push/Pull Safety Key
24
23. Choke Control Knob
24. Primer Bulb
25. Runner
26. Drift Cutter
27. Axle Lock Pin
22
28. Belt Cover
29. Fuel Shut-Off Valve
30. Fuel Tank and Cap
20
31. Headlight
32. Muffler Guard
5
4
3
2
1
17
17
16
18
19
Figure 11
OS7075
OS7080
OS7090
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OPERATION
Ignition Switch (Push/Pull Safety Key)
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and
understand the entire Safety section before
proceeding.
926001, 002, 003,
013, 016
WARNING: To avoid injury to hands and feet,
always disengage clutches, shut off engine,
and wait for all movement to stop before
unclogging or working on snow thrower.
Keep hands and feet away from auger and
impeller.
2
2
1
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
See Figure 10 or Figure 11 for all Controls and
Features locations.
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.
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.
OL2701
2. "Run" - pushed in
NOTE: DO NOT twist key after it is inserted.
Ignition Switch (12V start on dash panel)
The ignition switch is operated by a
removable key. It has three positions:
2
3
1.Stop
2.Run
OS0232
3.Start
Primer Bulb
Pushing the primer bulb in adds fuel for
easier engine start. Refer to Starting and
Shut Off on page 17.
Release lever (2) to stop movement.
NOTE: When traveling to or from the
area to be cleared, press down on the handlebars
enough to raise the front of the unit slightly off the
surface. Engage the traction drive clutch without
engaging the attachment drive clutch.
Attachment Clutch - Right Hand Lever
2
1. “Stop” - pulled out
1
Traction Drive Clutch - Left Hand Lever
1
1
Key Switch has two positions:
Dual Handle Interlock
2
926014, 015
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Speed Selector
Position the Speed Selector in the appropriate speed
notch to control forward and reverse travel.
Forward:
Squeeze Attachment Clutch Lever
against handlebar (1) to engage
attachment. Release both clutch
levers (2) to disengage power and
apply brake to attachment.
(6) Fastest
6
(1) Slowest
Reverse:
(1) Slow
1
IMPORTANT: If the belt squeals
when the attachment clutch lever is
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engaged, the impeller may be frozen
in the auger housing. Immediately
release the attachment clutch lever and move the unit
into a heated area to thaw.
NOTE: If belt squeals when impeller turns freely, see
Attachment Drive Belt Replacement on page 27.
(2) Fast
1
1
2
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IMPORTANT: DO NOT
change motion from forward
to reverse with clutch
engaged. Forward speed can
be changed without
declutching.
Choke Control Knob
Snow Clean-Out Tool (Figure 12)
926014, 015
926001, 002, 003,
013, 016, 500, 501
1
WARNING: Hand contact with the rotating
impeller is the most common cause of injury
associated with snow throwers. Never use
your hand to clean out the discharge chute.
2
1
2
1
1. Choke Closed position: chokes off air to engine for
easier start.
2. Choke Open position: allows for normal operation.
IMPORTANT: Gradually open choke after engine
starts.
Figure 12
Throttle
926001, 002, 003,
013, 016, 500, 501
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To clear the discharge chute:
926014, 015
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.
1
2
4
3
2
1
4. Replace the snow clean-out tool on the auger
housing.
3
4
Deflector Remote
The throttle controls the engine speed. To increase or
decrease the engine speed, adjust to:
1. Fast (normal or warm starts)
Place deflector into position before operation. DO NOT
throw snow any higher than necessary.
3. Slow (cold weather starts)
Place deflector remote in a forward notch to throw
snow lower. Place deflector remote in a rearward notch
to throw snow higher.
4. Stop (engine is off) (Not on 12V models)
Discharge Chute
2. Part-Throttle
Electric Starter
Discharge chute rotates 200°.
The electric starter will start a properly choked and
cranked engine when the key is turned (12V) or starter
button (120V) is pushed. Refer to Starting and Shut Off
on page 17.
ALWAYS position discharge chute in safe direction and
angle, away from operator and bystanders, before
starting engine.
Recoil Starter Handle
When pulled, handle will turn engine over.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT let handle snap back against
starter.
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Discharge Chute Control
Axle Lock Pin (926001)
IMPORTANT: If chute does not stay in set position,
adjust as directed in SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
on page 22, or repair before operation.
(Figure 14)
Rotate the Chute with Discharge Chute Control.
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.
Wheel Unlocked
Figure 13
Wheel Locked
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Axle Lock Pin
IMPORTANT: DO NOT force frozen chute controls. If
frozen, take to warm place until controls are free.
Heated Handles (926002, 003, 014, 015, 016,
500, 501)
1
2
Turn the heated handles switch to the
ON (1) position to activate. Turn the
switch to the OFF (2) position to
deactivate.
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Figure 14
Remote Differential (926013, 014, 015, 016,
500, 501)
Scraper Blade
Squeeze and hold the remote differential lever to lock
differential so both wheels drive and provide better
traction. Release the remote differential lever to allow
easier steering.
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.
If remote differential does not engage or disengage
properly, adjust or repair before operation (see
REMOTE DIFFERENTIAL (926013, 014, 015, 016,
500, 501) on page 23).
IMPORTANT: DO NOT allow Scraper Blade to wear
too far or Auger/Impeller housing will become
damaged.
Remote Wheel Lock (926002, 003)
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 16 for recommended settings.
Runners
Squeeze and release the remote wheel lock 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 (926002, 003) on page 23).
Drift Cutters (Figure 15)
Drift cutters break up snow drifts that are taller than the
auger housing and direct the snow into the auger. Store
the drift cutters on the auger housing when not in use.
Install them as shown below so they are taller than the
snow to be cleared.
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926014, 015
On Position: Use this position
to run the unit.
1
Off Position: Use this position
to service, transport, or store
the unit.
Figure 17
To add fuel to fuel tank:
2
1. ALWAYS place unit in open or well-ventilated
area.
2. Stop engine and allow to cool.
3. Clean Fuel Cap and surrounding area to prevent
dirt from entering Fuel Tank.
1. Stored Position
2. Operating Position
Figure 15
4. Remove Cap.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT use gasohol or gasoline
containing alcohol. See Engine Manual for correct type
and grade of fuel.
5. Fill fuel tank to within 1/2 in. (1.2 cm) below
bottom of filler neck with unleaded gasoline.
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FILLING FUEL TANK
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and
understand the entire Safety section before
proceeding.
Fuel Shut-Off Valve
NOTE: Tank capacity is 1 gallon (3.8 liters).
6. Replace Fuel Cap and tighten.
7. ALWAYS clean up any spilled fuel.
PRE-START
1. Frozen Impeller
IMPORTANT: The fuel shut-off valve MUST be in the
closed position prior to transporting the unit.
IMPORTANT: Before starting engine, check impeller to
be sure it is not frozen.
The fuel shut-off valve has two positions:
To check impeller:
1. With ignition key switch in “Stop” position,
squeeze Attachment Clutch Lever to Engaged
position.
926001, 002, 003, 013, 016, 500, 501
2. Pull Recoil Starter Handle.
Closed Position: Use this
position to service, transport,
or store the unit.
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
Open Position: Use this
position to run the unit.
If clutches do not engage or disengage properly, adjust
or repair before operation (see Attachment
Clutch/Brake Adjustment on page 25, Traction Drive
Clutch Adjustment on page 27).
Figure 16
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STARTING AND SHUT OFF
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 25).
4. Check Remote Differential (926013, 014,
015, 016, 500, 501)
Test the remote differential lock before starting.
Squeeze and hold the remote differential lever to lock
differential so both wheels drive and provide better
traction. Release the remote differential lever to allow
easier steering.
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.
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.
Manual Start
1. Turn discharge chute straight ahead.
If remote differential does not engage or disengage
properly, adjust or repair before operation (see
REMOTE DIFFERENTIAL (926013, 014, 015, 016,
500, 501) on page 23).
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.
5. Check Remote Wheel Lock (926002, 003)
Squeeze and release the remote wheel lock to lock the
left wheel for better traction when throwing snow or to
unlock the left wheel for easier steering.
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.
If remote wheel lock does not lock or unlock properly,
adjust or repair before operation (see REMOTE
WHEEL LOCK (926002, 003) on page 23).
5. Set throttle to proper starting position.
6. Insert key into ignition switch.
6. Check Axle Lock (926001)
12V - Turn key to RUN position.
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.
120V - Push key into RUN position. DO NOT
twist key after it is inserted.
7. Grasp starter handle and pull rope out slowly until
it pulls harder. Let rope rewind slowly.
7. Check Runners
Check and adjust Runners (Runners on page 22).
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.
8. Check Engine Fuel & Crankcase Oil
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 31.)
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and
understand the entire Safety section before
proceeding.
10. Adjust choke as needed.
Check and add fuel if required. Check that the engine
crankcase oil is full using dipstick. Refer to Engine
Manual for detailed instructions.
11. Set throttle to Part Throttle or Slow position for
adaptation to outside temperature or travel. Set
throttle to Fast position for normal operation.
Electric Start (120V)
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.
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.
4. Make sure that the traction clutch and attachment
drive clutch levers are fully disengaged.
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SNOW REMOVAL
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.
IMPORTANT: Allow unit and engine to adjust to the
outdoor temperature before clearing snow.
6. Insert key into ignition switch on engine and push
into "Run" position. DO NOT twist key after it is
inserted.
NOTE: Attachment clutch should be engaged before
wheel drive clutch when throwing snow.
1. Select Speed Control position and direction.
7. If engine is cold, apply choke. A warm engine
requires less choking than a cold engine. See
Engine Manual for detailed instructions.
2. Engage Attachment Clutch - Right Hand Lever.
3. Engage Traction Drive Clutch - Left Hand Lever.
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 31.)
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.
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.
ALWAYS direct snow away from area to be cleared and
with direction of the wind.
Electric Start (12V)
1. Turn discharge chute straight ahead.
TRAVELING
2. Make sure that the traction clutch and attachment
drive clutch levers are fully disengaged.
To travel from one work area to another:
1. Set Throttle to Slow or Part-Throttle position.
3. Push Primer Bulb 2 or 3 times for cold engine.
2. Press down on handlebars enough to raise front
of unit slightly off surface.
NOTE: When temperature is below -15° F (-26° C)
additional priming may be needed.
3. Engage wheel drive clutch without engaging
attachment drive clutch.
4. If engine is cold, apply choke. See Engine
Manual for detailed instructions.
TRANSPORT
NOTE: A warm engine requires less choking than a
cold engine.
5. Set throttle to proper starting position.
6. Turn ignition key to the START position until
engine starts and release into the RUN position.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT operate starter more than 15
seconds per minute, as overheating and damage can
occur. (If engine does not start, refer to
TROUBLESHOOTING on page 31.)
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.
7. Adjust choke as needed.
8. Set throttle to Part Throttle or Slow position for
travel or adaptation to outside temperature. Once
achieved, set throttle to Fast position for normal
operation.
Shut Off
1. Release Traction Drive Clutch Lever and allow
unit to come to a complete stop.
2. Run Impeller a few minutes after use to prevent
freeze-up of Impeller.
3. Release Attachment Clutch Lever and wait for all
moving parts to come to a complete stop.
4. Move Throttle to the “Stop” position.
5. Remove key.
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MAINTENANCE
Ariens Dealers will provide any service or adjustments
which may be required to keep your unit operating at
peak efficiency. Should engine service be required,
contact an Ariens dealer or an authorized engine
manufacturer's service center.
The chart below shows the recommended
maintenance schedule that should be performed on a
regular basis. More frequent service may be required.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and
understand the entire Safety section before
proceeding.
SERVICE POSITION
WARNING: Before tipping unit up onto
housing, remove fuel so no spills will occur
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.
Service Position
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Service Performed
Each Use
Check Dual Handle
Interlock
•
Check Fasteners
•
Check Clutch
Operation
•
Check Clutch Spring
Adjustments
Clean Engine
Every 5
hrs.
Every 25
hrs.
*
•
Yearly
•
Check Engine Oil
Change Engine Oil
•
**
•
Check Tire Pressure
•
Check Auger
Gearcase
•
•
General Lubrication
•
•
Battery Maintenance
•
•
* After first five hours of operation.
** After first two hours of operation.
CHECK DUAL HANDLE INTERLOCK
Without the engine running, press down (engage) both
clutch levers. Release attachment clutch lever.
Attachment clutch should remain engaged until traction
clutch lever is released, then both clutches must
disengage.
CHECK FASTENERS
Make sure all hardware is tightened properly.
CHECK CLUTCH OPERATION
Auger / impeller must stop within 5 seconds when
attachment clutch/impeller brake lever is released.
Wheels must stop quickly when traction drive clutch
lever is released.
Figure 18
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If clutches do not engage or disengage properly, adjust
or repair before operation (see Attachment
Clutch/Brake Adjustment on page 25, Traction Drive
Clutch Adjustment on page 27).
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 25.
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CLEAN ENGINE
1
Refer to Engine Manual for detailed instructions.
3
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.
2
CHANGE ENGINE OIL
1. Auger Gearcase - Cast Iron
2. Oil Fill and Drain Plug
3. Auger Gearcase - Aluminum
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.
Figure 19
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GENERAL LUBRICATION
Keep tires at pressure listed on the tire sidewall.
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.
CHECK AUGER GEARCASE
IMPORTANT: DO NOT allow grease or oil to get on
friction disc, friction plate or belts.
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
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:
NOTE: Apply Ariens Hi-Temp Grease or equivalent to
the lubrication fittings. See SERVICE PARTS on
page 30.
Sno-Thro should be lubricated (Figure 20) at beginning
of season or every 25 operating hours.
Auger Shaft
1. Remove filler plug (Figure 19). Lubricant must be
at least up to bottom of lubricant filler hole with
unit resting on a level-surface.
2. Add lubricant if required. Allow oil to drain to level
of plug and replace plug.
IMPORTANT: Use only Ariens special gear lubricant
L-2 (Part Number 00008000). Gearcase filler plug may
require an application of Loc-Tite® 565 thread sealant
with repeated servicing.
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 22.
CLEAN BATTERY (926500, 501)
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and
understand the entire Safety section before
proceeding.
IMPORTANT: Battery is maintenance-free. Do not
tamper with or attempt to open battery. See SERVICE
AND ADJUSTMENTS on page 22 for charging
procedures.
Terminals
Keep battery and its terminals clean.
IMPORTANT: Remove battery from unit before
cleaning.
Remove corrosion from battery terminals and cable
connections with a wire brush, then wash with a weak
baking soda solution.
After cleaning, apply a thin coat of grease or petroleum
jelly to terminals and cable ends to retard corrosion.
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2
1
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OS7135
OS7140
OS7150
1
1
1
Grease
Oil
Figure 20
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and
understand the entire Safety section before
proceeding.
1
SCRAPER BLADE
IMPORTANT: Damage to auger/impeller housing will
result if blade wears down too far.
2
Scraper blade is adjustable to compensate for wear.
2
To adjust scraper blade:
1. Tip unit back onto handlebar, support housing
and loosen nuts retaining blade.
1. Auger
2. Shear Bolts
2. Adjust runners to fully raised position (housing
closest to ground).
3. Reposition scraper blade flush with runners and
tighten lock nuts.
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Figure 22
For Replacement:
1. Align shear bolt holes in auger with shear bolt
holes in the shaft.
RUNNERS
Runners should be adjusted as conditions require
(Figure 21).
2. Drive shear bolt through hole (if shear bolt was
broken this will drive remaining part from shaft).
1. Position unit on a hard, flat, smooth level surface.
2. Adjust runners by inserting a spacer of desired
thickness under center of scraper blade, loosen
runner hardware, slide runners to flat surface.
Allow 1/8 in. (3 mm) between scraper blade and
hard smooth surfaces. Allow 1-1/4 in. (30 mm)
between scraper blade and uneven or gravel
surfaces. Retighten hardware.
3. Secure shear bolt with nut.
HANDLEBAR HEIGHT
CAUTION: AVOID INJURY. Adjust the
attachment clutch, speed selector and
traction clutch after changing the handlebar
height. See Attachment Clutch/Brake
Adjustment on page 25, Speed Selector
Adjustment on page 25 and Traction Drive
Clutch Adjustment on page 27.
NOTE: Keep housing level by adjusting runners
equally.
To raise or lower the handlebar:
1. Remove hair pin holding chute rod to control
assembly.
2. Place unit in service position (see Service
Position on page 19).
2
3. Remove bottom cover.
1
4. Remove top mounting bolts from the handlebars
and adjust the handlebar up or down as needed
until the handlebar mounting holes align with
holes in unit frame.
1. Runner
2. Runner Hardware
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Figure 21
5. Secure handlebar to frame with hardware
removed in step 4 using the different hardware
locations shown in Figure 23.
SHEAR BOLTS
IMPORTANT: Use only Ariens shear bolts for
replacement. Use of any other type of shear bolt may
result in severe damage to unit.
Occasionally a foreign object may enter the
auger/impeller housing and jam the auger, breaking
shear bolts (Figure 22) which secure the auger to the
shaft. This allows auger to turn freely on the shaft
preventing damage to gear drive.
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1
REMOTE DIFFERENTIAL (926013, 014,
015, 016, 500, 501)
2
1
If remote differential does not lock:
1. Place unit in service position (see Service
Position on page 19).
2
2. Remove bottom cover.
3. Loosen jam nuts on cable. Make sure the bottom
jam nut is loosened enough to remove slack from
cable.
3
4. Pull the cable adjuster to remove slack between
the cable adjuster and the extension spring and
hold the cable adjuster in position while tightening
the top jam nut against the unit frame. Do not
extend the spring or engage the mechanism.
3
4
4
5. Tighten the bottom jam nut.
6. Re-install bottom cover.
5
1. Upper Position
2. Lower Position
3. Handlebar
7. Check function of remote differential. If remote
differential does not function properly, take unit to
Dealer for repairs.
5
4. Upper Mounting Bolt
5. Lower Mounting Bolt
1
Figure 23
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NOTE: Insert the hair pin with the loop end on the left
side of the chute rod so the control lever will cover its
full range of travel.
6. Align correct chute rod holes in chute control
assembly as shown in Figure 24, and then secure
chute rod in position with hair pin remove in
step 1.
Upper Position
3
2
No Slack
Lower Position
1
1. Top Jam Nut
2. Bottom Jam Nut
3. Cable Adjuster
1
2
2
Figure 25
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REMOTE WHEEL LOCK (926002, 003)
If remote wheel lock does not lock or unlock:
3
3
1. Place unit in service position (see Service
Position on page 19).
1. Chute Control Assembly
2. Hair Pin
3. Chute Rod
Figure 24
2. Remove bottom cover.
3. Loosen jam nuts on cable. Make sure the bottom
jam nut is loosened enough to remove slack from
cable.
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4. 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 unit frame.
Do not extend the spring or engage the
mechanism.
7. Check and adjust attachment clutch, speed
selector and traction clutch. See Attachment
Clutch/Brake Adjustment on page 25, Speed
Selector Adjustment on page 25 and Traction
Drive Clutch Adjustment on page 27.
8. Re-install bottom cover.
5. Loosen the top jam nut 1 – 3 turns.
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6. Tighten the bottom jam nut.
7. Re-install bottom cover.
8. Check function of remote wheel lock. If wheel
lock does not function properly, take unit to
Dealer for repairs.
Tighten nut.
Finger tighten top jam nut, then
loosen top jam nut 1 – 3 turns.
3
1
2
No Slack
1
1. Adjusting Nuts
2. Cable Support Bracket
1. Top Jam Nut
2. Bottom Jam Nut
3. Cable Adjuster
Figure 26
2
Figure 27
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DISCHARGE CHUTE
DEFLECTOR REMOTE
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 (Figure 27).
If deflector does not follow full range of travel:
1. Push deflector remote all the way forward.
If chute does not stay in position while throwing snow
or if chute does not rotate freely, adjust the cable under
the control panel so the chute lock fingers engage or
disengage the locking gear.
If chute does not stay in position:
Loosen the cable by loosening the lower adjustment
nut, and then tightening the upper adjustment nut
against the bracket (Figure 28).
2. Loosen adjusting nuts on cable support bracket
underneath the dash panel (Figure 27).
3. To adjust the deflector lower:
Slide cable down. Tighten bottom nut.
4. To adjust deflector higher:
Tighten upper
adjustment nut.
Slide cable up. Tighten top nut.
5. Check travel and repeat adjustment as
necessary.
Loosen lower
adjustment nut.
Figure 28
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OS7180
If chute does not rotate freely:
1
Tighten the cable by loosening the upper adjustment
nut, and then tightening the lower adjustment nut
against the bracket (Figure 29).
4
Loosen upper
adjustment nut.
3
2
1. Shift Rod
2. Adjustment Pivot Pin
3. Speed Selector Lever
4. Hairpin
Figure 30
Tighten lower
adjustment nut.
Figure 29
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ATTACHMENT CLUTCH/BRAKE
ADJUSTMENT
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(Figures 31, 32 and 33)
SPEED SELECTOR ADJUSTMENT
To adjust (Figure 30):
IMPORTANT: IMPROPER ADJUSTMENT
could result in unexpected movement of
auger and impeller causing death or serious
injury. Auger / impeller must stop within 5
seconds when Attachment Clutch/Impeller
Brake lever is released.
1. Place unit into service position.
2. Disconnect adjustment pivot pin from speed
selector lever.
3. Place the speed selector in the fastest forward
speed position.
1. Measure spring extension.
4. Turn the speed selector lever straight down
towards the ground as far as it will go.
5. Thread the adjustment pivot pin along the shift
rod until it aligns with the mating hole on the
speed selector lever. Insert the pivot pin into hole.
6. Secure adjustment pivot pin with hairpin.
7. Make sure the speed selector shifts into each
speed position.
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a. Measure the length of the clutch cable spring.
b. While holding the attachment clutch lever
against the handlebar, measure the length of
the spring again. The spring should be
1/2-11/16 in. (12.7-17.5 mm) longer when the
lever is engaged.
1
2
3
3
4
6
1/2 -11/16 in.
5
(12.7-17.5 mm)
1. Engine Sheave
2. Attachment Drive Belt
3. Belt Finger
4. Attachment Belt Idler
Figure 31
OS7185
OS7190
5. Attachment Pulley
6. Attachment Idler
Adjustment Nut
Figure 32
OS7195
2. Reposition the idler on the attachment belt idler
arm to adjust the spring extension, if necessary.
a. Remove belt cover and loosen idler
adjustment nut.
b. To increase spring extension, move idler
closer to the engine sheave.
c. To decrease spring extension, move idler
farther from the engine sheave.
d. Tighten the idler adjustment nut.
NOTE: Moving the idler approximately 1/8 in. (3 mm)
will change the spring extension approximately 1/8 in.
(3 mm).
3. Check brake.
1
2
Minimum of 1/16 in.
(1.6 mm)
OS7200
1. Drive Belt
2. Brake Shoe and Pad
When the clutch lever is disengaged, the brake
must contact attachment belt.
When the clutch lever is engaged, the brake must
be more than 1/16 in. (1.6 mm) away from the
belt (Figure 33).
Figure 33
4. Repeat steps 1 – 3 until spring extension and
brake clearance are within specified range.
5. Check belt finger clearance (Figure 36).
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.
6. Replace bottom cover.
7. Replace belt cover.
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TRACTION DRIVE CLUTCH ADJUSTMENT
8. With the clutch disengaged, check that there is
more than 1/32 in. (0.8 mm) clearance between
friction disc and drive plate assembly.
If drive slips, adjust traction clutch to compensate for
friction disc wear.
IMPORTANT: If spring length cannot be adjusted
within specified range, see your Dealer for repairs.
To adjust traction clutch:
1. Place speed selector in fastest forward speed.
2. Place unit in service position.
3. Measure the length of the traction drive clutch
spring at the top of the traction cable. See Figure
34.
ATTACHMENT DRIVE BELT
REPLACEMENT
Remove old attachment drive belt:
1. Shut off engine, remove key, disconnect spark
plug wire and allow unit to cool completely.
4. Engage and hold the traction drive clutch lever
and measure the spring again. The spring should
be 1/2 -11/16 in. (12.7-17.5 mm) longer when the
lever is engaged.
2. Remove belt cover (Figure 35).
3. Remove hair pin under the control panel
connecting the discharge chute rod from the
chute rotation lever and slide the discharge chute
rod forward.
1
IMPORTANT: Disconnect chute lock cable and
deflector cable, if equipped.
2
4. Remove belt finger (Figure 36).
IMPORTANT: Use care when rotating the belt fingers.
DO NOT bend belt fingers out of shape.
5. Remove attachment drive belt from engine
sheave (it may be necessary to turn engine
sheave using recoil starter handle).
3
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.
1/2 -11/16 in.
(12.7-17.5 mm)
6. Support Sno-Thro frame and housing.
CAUTION: Always support Sno-Thro frame
and blower housing when loosening the cap
screws holding them together. Never loosen
cap screws while unit is in service position.
1. Traction Drive Clutch Spring
2. Jam Nut
3. Adjuster Body
7. Remove hex bolts securing housing to frame
(three on each side). Tip housing and frame apart
on pivot pins (Figure 35).
OS7205
OS7210
8. Remove attachment drive belt from attachment
pulley (hold brake away from belt).
Figure 34
5. Adjust spring extension.
a.With the traction drive clutch lever disengaged,
loosen the jam nut on the cable adjuster.
b.Turn the adjuster body up the cable for more
spring extension.
c.Turn the adjuster body down the cable for less
spring extension.
d.Finger tighten the jam nut, and then hold the
adjuster body with pliers and tighten the jam nut
with wrench.
6. Measure the extension of the traction drive clutch
spring.
7. Repeat step 5 until traction drive clutch spring
lengthens 1/2 -11/16 in. (12.7-17.5 mm) when the
traction drive clutch lever is engaged.
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Install new attachment drive belt:
1
1. Place new attachment belt 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 belt onto engine sheave.
4. Reposition and secure belt fingers.
3
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.
2
1. Pivot Pin
2. Housing Cap Screws
3. Belt Cover
5. Check adjustment. See Attachment Clutch/Brake
Adjustment on page 25.
OS7215
Figure 35
2
1
WARNING: AUGER / IMPELLER MUST
STOP within 5 seconds when attachment
clutch lever is released or unit damage or
serious injury may result.
3
4
6. Reconnect chute crank and secure with spring
clip. Reconnect chute lock cable and deflector
cable.
9
7. Replace belt cover.
TRACTION DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT
NOTE: Replacement will be easier with housing and
frame tipped apart and bottom cover off.
8
1. Remove attachment drive belt (see Attachment
Clutch/Brake Adjustment on page 25).
2. To gain belt clearance, back out the stop bolt from
the frame until the drive plate assembly can
swing past it (Figure 37).
7
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).
6
5
1. Traction Drive Belt
2. Engine Sheave
3. Attachment Drive Belt
4. Belt Finger
5. Attachment Belt Idler
6. Attachment Pulley
7. Attachment Idler
Adjustment Nut
8. Traction Belt Idler
9. Traction Drive Pulley
Figure 36
OS7220
4. Install new traction drive belt onto attachment
pulley and engine sheaves.
5. Pull the drive plate assembly toward the friction
disc and tighten the stop bolt.
NOTE: Make sure the drive plate assembly return
spring remains connected to the frame.
6. Replace attachment drive belt (See Replace
Attachment Drive Belt).
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FRICTION DISC REPLACEMENT
BATTERY (926500, 501)
1. Place unit into service position.
Charging
2. Remove bottom cover by removing six hex bolts.
1. Place unit on a level surface and shut off engine.
3. With axle locked, hold one wheel so friction disc
will not rotate and remove three cap screws
holding friction disc to carrier.
2. Disconnect negative (-) cable first, then positive
(+) cable.
3. Loosen wing nut and remove battery. Place
battery on bench or other well ventilated place.
4. Remove both wheels.
4. Connect positive (+) lead of charger to positive
(+) terminal, and negative (–) lead to negative (–)
terminal.
5. Remove right and left bearing flanges from frame.
6. Slide hex shaft to the left enough to remove
pinion sprocket from hex shaft.
5. Charge the battery at two and a half amps for ten
hours.
7. Slide hex shaft to the right enough to remove
friction disc.
6. Reinstall battery into unit and connect positive (+)
cable first, then negative (-) cable.
8. Slide new friction disc onto hex shaft.
9. Install pinion sprocket and chain on hex shaft,
then replace bearing flanges.
Replacing
10. Hold wheel so friction disc will not rotate and
secure new friction disc to carrier with three hex
screws removed in step 3.
Use U1R or U1L; 240 CCA minimum @ 0°F type
batteries.
11. Replace wheels.
12. Replace bottom cover.
13. Adjust traction drive clutch (see Traction Drive
Clutch Adjustment on page 27).
1
1
2
3
1
4
5
8
1
1. Cap Screw
2. Hex Screw
3. Friction Disc
4. Pinion Sprocket
6
7
5. Bearing Cap
6. Idler Hex Shaft
7. Drive Plate Assembly
8. Stop Bolt
Figure 37
OS7225
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SERVICE PARTS
STORAGE
Order the following parts through your Dealer:
Part No.
WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and
understand the entire Safety section before
proceeding.
Description
00036800
Ariens Hi-Temp Grease (3, 3 oz. cartridges)
21533400
Spark Plug (926001, 013)
21533500
Spark Plug (926002, 003, 016, 500, 501)
21534100
Spark Plug (926014, 015)
07200020
Impeller Belt (926001, 002, 013, 014, 015,
016)
07200021
Impeller Belt (926003, 500, 501)
07200110
Traction Belt (926001, 002, 013, 014, 015,
016)
Inspect unit for visible signs of wear, breakage or
damage.
07200111
Traction Belt (926003, 500, 501)
00170800
Friction Disc
Keep all nuts, bolts and screws properly tightened and
know unit is in safe working condition.
51001500
Shear Bolt Kit
SHORT TERM
IMPORTANT: NEVER spray unit with high pressure
water or store unit outdoors.
Run with attachment clutch engaged a few minutes
after each use to free unit of any loose or melting snow.
Close fuel shut-off valve.
Store unit in a cool, dry protected area.
ACCESSORIES
LONG TERM
Clean unit thoroughly with mild soap and low pressure
water and lubricate (see Maintenance). Touch up all
scratched painted surfaces.
See your authorized Ariens dealer to add the additional
accessories available to your Sno-Thro.
Remove weight from wheels by putting blocks under
frame or axle.
Part No.
Description
72403600
120 Volt Starter Kit
72406500
Front Weight Kit
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. Fuel shut-off valve closed.
2. Open fuel shut-off valve.
3. Build up of dirt and residue around
governor/carburetor.
3. Clean area around governor/carburetor.
4. Key Switch not in run position.
4. Put Key Switch into run position.
5. Ignition switch starter circuit not
functioning.
5. Check for a bad starter or connections.
6. Battery discharged, wires loose.
6. Check battery and connections.
7. Fuse on wiring harness blown.
7. Replace fuse.
8. Electric starter not functioning.
8. Check for a bad starter or connections.
1. Out of fuel.
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. Fuel shut-off valve closed.
2. Open fuel shut-off valve.
3. Mechanical jam in blower rake or
impeller.
3. Turn off engine, remove key, and wait for
all moving parts to stop. Check for and
remove obstruction and repair before
restart.
4. Polluted fuel supply.
4. Replace with clean fuel.
5. Faulty spark plug.
5. Replace or clean spark plug.
Engine problems.
1. See Engine Manual.
Does not operate in
Forward / Reverse.
1. Friction disc not adjusted properly.
1. Repair or replace friction disc. See
Friction Disc Replacement on page 29.
2. Traction belt not functioning.
2. Repair or replace traction drive belt. See
Traction Drive Belt Replacement on
page 28.
3. Speed selector not adjusted
properly.
3. Adjust speed selector. See Speed
Selector Adjustment on page 25.
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 22).
2. Attachment clutch/brake not
adjusted properly.
2. Adjust attachment clutch/brake (see
Attachment Clutch/Brake Adjustment on
page 25).
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 25).
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
Description
Engine Power Max - HP (kW)
926001
926002
926003
926013
ST926LE
ST11528LE
ST1332LE
ST8526DLE
Tecumseh
LH318SA
Tecumseh
OH318SA
Tecumseh
OH358SA
Tecumseh
LH318SA
9.0 (6.7)
11.5 (8.6)
13.0 (9.7)
8.5 (6.3)
Fast Idle Speed - RPM
(min-1)
3600 ± 150
Displacement in. (cc)
Electric Start
19.4 (318)
19.4 (318)
21.8 (358)
19.4 (318)
120V
120V
120V
120V
Fuel
See Engine Manual
Tank Capacity qt (Liters)
Snow Clearing Width - in.
(cm)
4 (3.8)
4 (3.8)
4 (3.8)
4 (3.8)
26 (66.0)
28 (71.2)
32 (81.3)
26 (66.0)
Chute
Rotation Angle
200°
Rotation Control at
Handlebar
Yes
Remote Deflector Control
Yes
Impeller
Diameter - in. (cm)
14 (35.6)
Speed - RPM-Max (min-1)
1209
Auger
Diameter - in. (cm)
Speed - RPM- Max (min
16 (40.6)
-1)
121
Auger Brake
Yes
Attachment Clutch
Yes
Drive
Disc-O-Matic
Speeds
Lock Out Differential
6 Forward and 2 Reverse
Pin-Lock
Remote Wheel Lock
Remote Wheel Lock
Remote Differential
15/5 x 6
(38.1/12.7 x 15.2)
15/5 x 6
(38.1/12.7 x 15.2)
16/6.5 x 8
(40.6/16.5 x 20.3)
16/4.8 x 8
(40.6/12.2 x 20.3)
Length - in. (cm)
61.5 (156)
61.5 (156)
61.5 (156)
61.5 (156)
Height - in. (cm)
45 (114.3)
45 (114.3)
45 (114.3)
45 (114.3)
Pneumatic Tires - in. (cm)
Size and Weight
Width - in. (cm)
28.5 (72.4)
30.5 (77.5)
34.5 (87.6)
28.5 (72.4)
Weight - lbs (Kg)
282 (127.9)
293 (132.9)
314 (142.4)
290 (131.5)
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
Description
Engine Power Max - HP (kW)
926014
926015
926016
926500
926501
ST9526DLE
ST11528DLE
ST11528DLE
ST1332DLE
ST1336DLE
Briggs
20B4140122E1
Briggs
21C3140117E1
Tecumseh
OH318SA
Tecumseh
OH358SA
Tecumseh
OH358SA
9.5 (7.0)
11.5 (8.6)
11.5 (8.6)
13.0 (9.7)
13.0 (9.7)
Fast Idle Speed - RPM (min-1)
Displacement in. (cc)
Electric Start
3600 ± 150
18.64 (305)
20.85 (342)
19.4 (318)
21.8 (358)
21.8 (358)
120V
120V
120V
12V
12V
Fuel
See Engine Manual
Tank Capacity qt (Liters)
Snow Clearing Width - in.
(cm)
4 (3.8)
4 (3.8)
4 (3.8)
4 (3.8)
4 (3.8)
26 (66.0)
28 (71.2)
28 (71.2)
32 (81.3)
36 (91.4)
Chute
Rotation Angle
200°
Rotation Control at Handlebar
Yes
Remote Deflector Control
Yes
Impeller
Diameter - in. (cm)
Speed - RPM-Max (min
14 (35.6)
-1)
1209
Auger
Diameter - in. (cm)
16 (40.6)
Speed - RPM- Max (min-1)
121
Auger Brake
Yes
Attachment Clutch
Yes
Drive
Disc-O-Matic
Speeds
Lock Out Differential
Pneumatic Tires - in. (cm)
6 Forward and 2 Reverse
Remote
DIfferential
Remote
DIfferential
Remote
DIfferential
Remote
Differential
Remote
Differential
16/4.8 x 8
(40.6/12.2 x 20.3)
16/4.8 x 8
(40.6/12.2 x 20.3)
16/4.8 x 8
(40.6/12.2 x 20.3)
16/6.5 x 8
(40.6/16.5 x 20.3)
16/6.5 x 8
(40.6/16.5 x 20.3)
61.5 (156)
61.5 (156)
61.5 (156)
61.5 (156)
61.5 (156)
Size and Weight
Length - in. (cm)
Height - in. (cm)
45 (114.3)
45 (114.3)
45 (114.3)
45 (114.3)
45 (114.3)
Width - in. (cm)
28.5 (72.4)
30.5 (77.5)
30.5 (77.5)
34.5 (87.6)
38.5 (97.8)
Weight - lbs (Kg)
282 (127.9)
293 (132.9)
293 (132.9)
335 (151.9)
356 (161.5)
GB - 33
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 - 112806
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 ALW2 - 112806
Ariens Company
655 West Ryan Street
P.O. Box 157
Brillion, WI 54110-0157
920-756-2141
Fax 920-756-2407
www.ariens.com
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