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Some Ariens history 1982 vs 2014

Still new to the form, so if someone has already done something like this, sorry, but I kinda doubt it.

I did a side by side comparison of my fathers 1982 or 1983 Ariens ST1136 to my 2014 Ariens deluxe 30.

Just thought some of you folks would find this interesting.


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Nice comparison. Those are 2 nice looking pieces

Besides the axle being mounted further back keeping the front from riding up, Its also probably why it yours feels heavier than your fathers. Thats how the toro power shifts work. They shift the axle back to put more weight on the front.

Good luck with yours, I bet you will have it as long as your dad has his.
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Nice comparison, and like you said, the axle position makes the difference. What's also remarkable, is the tire size. Your dad's tires look twice as wide, which will allow yours to slice through with that much more aggressive tread.

And man o'live, how many blades did your dad's impeller have? 6?

That said, what did your dad think?

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I was wondering on your dads 1136 is that a Briggs motor on that?
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nice comparo and narration. dad's 1982 looks mint.

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Good point on Toro's powershift. Great concept, but I found it a bit cumbersome to use in practice.

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And man o'live, how many blades did your dad's impeller have? 6?

That said, what did your dad think?
Good point. I guess I did not notice that. Next time I'm at his place, I will have to look and see how many fins he has.

As noted in the video, Dad have some heart surgery (pacemaker) 2 week prior to the video, so he was pretty slow moving. I hauled my new blower up as he wanted the snow that fell earlier in the week away from the house. As Dad's do, he stood outside and supervised my work. He feels my blower throws farther than his does. He was also impressed with the heated grips. He was also convinced that due to the serrated augers I have, resulted in a cleaner bucket when I was done. Not sure if I believe that as it was pretty cold and the snow had little to no moisture content, making in real easy to thro far.
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I was wondering on your dads 1136 is that a Briggs motor on that?
Yes that is a briggs motor on that old horse
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Good point. I guess I did not notice that. Next time I'm at his place, I will have to look and see how many fins he has.
It was 6, you showed it in the video.
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Good point. I guess I did not notice that. Next time I'm at his place, I will have to look and see how many fins he has.

As noted in the video, Dad have some heart surgery (pacemaker) 2 week prior to the video, so he was pretty slow moving. I hauled my new blower up as he wanted the snow that fell earlier in the week away from the house. As Dad's do, he stood outside and supervised my work. He feels my blower throws farther than his does. He was also impressed with the heated grips. He was also convinced that due to the serrated augers I have, resulted in a cleaner bucket when I was done. Not sure if I believe that as it was pretty cold and the snow had little to no moisture content, making in real easy to thro far.

Well, it's good to hear that he's still out there supervising.

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MTD....2 stage(modern 8.5 HP) not my favorite
Honda HS622 TA-B - acquired at an auction- nice machine for it's size.
Toro S-140- Picked it up on trash day... it runs, sort of.
Yamaha YS 240 TB "Ricky" latest Craigslist find- on the bench now.
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