CL Ariens ST724 $100, gears are stripped, worth it?
I have a Ariens ST522. I like the lightness and maneuverability of the blower over any of my 8, 9, or 10hp machines though I use all of them. I like the Ariens for its snow throwing and use it for light snows, even for driveways though it's not as wide as my others, it tires me out less as I don't have to use reverse gear and can flip it around and turn it and pull it backwards.
I've been thinking of replacing my Ariens ST522 and wishing if I could find a Ariens 7hp 22" or 24" (if they had a 22"). I saw on Craig's list a Ariens ST724 for parts. He said the gears are bad on it and he decided he didn't want to fix it. I don't know yet, waiting for a response, if one or both gears are bad. I believe the gear box is intact and he has that.
This line added - His ST724 looks exactly like my 1986 ST522 so my guess is in the 1980s, maybe mid 1980.
He's asking $100. What say? Fair? Too much? I emailed him asking how the belts are, also the condition of the friction disk. Why the gears went, I don't know. Hit something, wrong shear bolts, low lube, old lube, just wore out?
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