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Got this 73-4 8hp Freebie Today. Was Missing Carb, and Skids. Started First Pull after I replaced Carb. Drive was Inconsistent, and Found it had a Chewed Up Friction Wheel, which I replaced. IMHO, One of The Best Improvements Ariens Made was changing the Friction Wheel Configuration on the 924 series.

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overall it looks to be in good shape, is it a keeper

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I agree Jack...as much as I like the 10000 series...the 924 series has my heart.....
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Regarding the 924 series, I was referring to the Friction Wheel Repair. 924 takes 5 minutes.....
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That is what I was referencing as well.......
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Some people just have no clue. This is how my Troy when it was given to me. Poor little lady was pushing that 24" through the snow and ended up shoveling because she hated the machine so much. The guy was handicapped and ended up going out and getting a new tracked machine for her with electric chute controls.
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I had a machine returned to me in that condition as well....shifting on the fly!
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Very nice, Jack, can't beat the price!

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Some people just have no clue. This is how my Troy when it was given to me. Poor little lady was pushing that 24" through the snow and ended up shoveling because she hated the machine so much.
Ouch, that is *nasty*.

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That's my guess too. The son was worthless and wouldn't even think of doing it and the grand-kids didn't care so likely one of them broke it and never told her and she just didn't know. She was in her 70's

Jackmels, Nice freebie and another Ariens back on the road !!

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