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  1. FearlessFront
    01-05-2017 04:45 AM - permalink
    Thank you. I have had the Snapper the longest and it is my main machine. I do commercial snow removal and that machine has been moving a lot of snow in the last 10 years. The one weak point on the snapper was the design of the axle Bushing supports. The frame acts as the support for the axle bushing when the bushing wore, the axle ate on the frame. So I have to get it repaired, most likely by adding a side mounting bearing to the side of the frame to fix that. Those Ariens machines are 45 years old and are tanks. The 7/24 is a good machine and I usually use it as my backup. The 32 wide with the predator is right up there with the snapper. Much larger bucket clears a lot of snow fast. The snapper really digs into heavy snow and can throw it 50 feet. The 32 wide Ariens can toss snow 40-45 feet now and clears the non-packed stuff the fastest. The all original 7/24 tosses 30 feet. All great machines, the snapper throws the best but the Ariens are tanks and are nearly impossible to break.
  2. rkchainsaw
    01-04-2017 01:25 PM - permalink
    That is an awesome lineup you have. Those Ariens are some real workhorses. How does the Snapper compare? Ive been looking at some on CL. Thinking go getting some that are wounded and repair for resale. I like to do name brands. I've never had one before.
  3. guilateen02
    10-23-2016 08:57 PM - permalink
    Sorry for late response. Just been really busy. Yes the wider wheels proved to be great. Maxhine felt more stable, and it got rid of the slipping I experienced with the narrow tires. I got my wheels off of a Snapper Rear engine rider. I believe the tire are 8.5 x16 i can check the exact size tomorrow and get back.
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  • About FearlessFront
    New Jersey
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    Dual stage machines
    1971 Ariens Sno-Thro 7/24, 7hp Tecumseh H70 (Backup unit)
    1971 Ariens Sno-Thro 32 wide Predator 212cc (7hp) (2nd unit)
    2002 Snapper 8246 (Series 6) 8hp Tecumseh HMSK80 (Main unit)
    Single stage machines
    1985 SnowChamp by Aircap 3hp, 20" single stage, 2 cycle Tecumseh AH600, air-vane snow director (primary single stage)
    2001 Craftsman 5hp, 21" single stage, 2 cycle Tecumseh HSK850 (secondary single stage)


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    1971 Ariens 10000 Series Tractor 910954 Bucket 910955
    1971 Ariens Sno-Thro 32 wide 212 Predator powered
    1971 Ariens Sno-Thro 10000 series 7/24 Trac Team
    1971 Ariens SnoThro 10000 Series 7/24 with taller
    2002 Snapper 8246 Series 6
    2002 Snapper Heavy-duty Snow-thrower 8246


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