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My 1st Ariens purchase (tomorrow).

I've had a number of blowers over the years, both single and 2 stage...

A few old Gravelys, Snapper 1030, Honda HS928, Toro CCR2000, a 1028 Toro Powershift, and a few others I don't remember, but never an Ariens.

Over the past few months, I had been looking for a clean, 1 owner vintage machine that was not priced at $675.
Over those months I've seen a few in the $300 range, but in one way or another they did not pass muster.
Then I came across a much newer 1 owner, garage kept machine with what seemed to be a fair asking price..

This is what I will pick up in tomorrow morning... a 1024 PRO.
A much newer machine that I had hoped to find, but for just a bit more than the asking prices for 1970's machines, I'm set for the winter.

It seems my patience payed off this time.







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if you dont mind me asking what did you pay for it. looks like a very nice machine, i like the fact that it has a cast iron gearbox
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All it's missing is a chute deflector control.
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Nice find there russkat! Super clean machine!


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Congrats. That Machine Should Work Well. Machine is Built Before Ariens Cheaped out and Took Away the locking Differential. Solid Gearbox and Serrated Rakes!
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Loading up the the ramps now. Found it on Facebook Marketplace, was not listed on Craigslist.

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All it's missing is a chute deflector control.
Not a big deal for me, one less thing to fail. The remote deflector cable broke on the Snapper during the short time I owned it an a new one was not cheap.

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Congrats. That Machine Should Work Well. Machine is Built Before Ariens Cheaped out and Took Away the locking Differential. Solid Gearbox and Serrated Rakes!
I like the HP to bucket width ratio, differential, cast iron gear box, and quick turning chute (so I've heard), and of course the condition.
The few vintage machines that I had looked at over the past few months we not as clean as this one.
This will be used at my Dad's house since he has narrow sidewalks (29 inches).
I've heard some people comment that they like wider buckets so they can do sidewalks in one pass, but once you go down the sidewalk, you still have to come back so you can do a 2nd pass then.
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Congrats. Nice looking machine.

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Looks like a 924117 model, my favorite small machine !!!

Ariens 24" 910962 7HP
Ariens 24" 924117 Modified Pro 342cc / 15.50 GT.. Currently Under Construction and testing trials commenced .......
Ariens 32" 924044 Modified Pro 342cc / 16.50 GT
Ariens / Troy Bilt 36" Frankenblower 16HP
~~ And Lastly ~~
Ariens 32" 924??? Double auger & impeller 14HP v-twin BEAST !!!
Plans are being drafted, parts are accumulating in the pile......
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Well, back home with it !
No surprises, better than the pics.
The seller had a new Honda HS1332 (still with strapping/packing materials attached) sitting in the garage and it's no wonder they got a tracked machine.
Their driveway rises sharply from the garage door. Over an approx 70ft run, it rises 25ft or more

Came with the original sales invoice and a nice goodie bag too...



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