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post #11 of 68 Old 08-05-2018, 02:03 PM
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unfortunately those old ariens are worthless unless there in near mint condition and you can find a collector that has to have one
For the most part, that is not correct..
1960's and 70's Ariens 10,000 series machines, in good working condition, are worth $250 in the winter in the Great Lakes region and upper mid west.
(slight more $ near the east coast cities)
And they are very common..lots of people buy them because they know they still have decades of work left in them, even at 40 to 50 years old..
they sell like crazy..probably a hundred machines a year on Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo craigslist..

And they dont have to be mint..
This 1971 Ariens is a $250 machine all day long (in the winter) in Western NY.



$100 to $150 in the Summer, in working condition.
Not running, $0 to $50 in the Summer.

Keith's Bolens is probably an Ariens:

https://scotlawrence.github.io/arien...html#question3

Photos would tell us for sure.
If you can get it running, fully working, you can get $200 to $250 in December.
Not running, in August = $50 tops.
also because its August, and not running, you might be in the "give away" category right now..because it might be hard to find that $50 buyer in August..
pretty much no one is looking for a snowblower in August!


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unfortunately those old ariens are worthless unless there in near mint condition and you can find a collector that has to have one
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It's a Bolens, not an Ariens.
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Keith's Bolens is probably an Ariens:

https://scotlawrence.github.io/arien...html#question3

Photos would tell us for sure.

Ahh, OK, now I understand, thanks.

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I haven't been able to sell Any 10000 series Machines OR Parts, whereas 5 years ago I was selling both. Demand for the Old Iron is Fading from My Experience. Agree or Disagree, That''s Just My 2 cents
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Jackmels, It might be since the people who appreciate old stuff (us old people) are fading too.


I'm pretty sure he's speaking about a Bolens. It would be pretty hard to confuse the two unless it's void of it's decals. But ...

I usually figure anything running that throws snow is 50 bucks, at least around this neck of the woods. Depending on what it looks like I'd advertise it for 75 or 100 and plan on wheeling and dealing.

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It's a Bolens, not an Ariens.
actually it is an ariens 10000 series rebadged by bolens
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I haven't been able to sell Any 10000 series Machines OR Parts, whereas 5 years ago I was selling both. Demand for the Old Iron is Fading from My Experience. Agree or Disagree, That''s Just My 2 cents
i had a backyard full of 10 or so of them last and couldnt give them away. nowadays the only thing i can sell are the newer 924 series ariens or the newer mtd junk. i used to be able to pop a new engine on the 10000 series like 3 years ago but nowadays nobody wants them no matter how clean they are. shame really as there one of the best machines especially when paired with a predator with the governor set to 4000rpm and an impeller kit installed
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Were one of you guys not on the east coast but rather the midwest with a 73 or 74 10000, I'd be on it like a fat kid on a twinkie . . . . I never see them when I look in Northern MI. . . .
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The older machines lack much of the safety features of the newer machines. I have an old Gilson made Montgomery Ward and it is my cabin snow blower. You simply pull a lever to start the auger and it will run and drive without anyone operating it and that is why they are considered dangerous by todays standards. My repowered 1996 MTD has hand levers to operate the auger drive and traction drive like the newer ones do so it is a safer machine to use especially in the hands of a novice.

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I've been passing on the 10000 series like Jack says......they just don't sell in Massachusetts any more. I've got a dozen, some with stock motors, some repowered with Predators, but the 924's and the MTD's are what sell. I've got 6 really sweet and clean Toro Powershifts, but no interest in several years on them...and IMO they are one of the best blowers ever made.
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I've been passing on the 10000 series like Jack says......they just don't sell in Massachusetts any more. I've got a dozen, some with stock motors, some repowered with Predators, but the 924's and the MTD's are what sell. I've got 6 really sweet and clean Toro Powershifts, but no interest in several years on them...and IMO they are one of the best blowers ever made.
Do the Toro Power shifts have the safety levers like the newer machines? I could see them not selling because they are potential meat grinders without modern safety features.
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