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I've been looking to replace my little single stage machine and I ran across this. Not sure on how old it is yet though from the pictures it looks like its in pretty good shape. What's the general consensus on these as far as reliability and replacement parts? Our winters here aren't too severe so I wouldn't be moving large drifts or anything. They're asking 450.
*Edit- just heard back from the fellow, its 5 years old.



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IMO I think that's a fair price and that Ariens should have parts available for a long time. The Ariens site has great support with parts and drawings and even the aftermarket parts suppliers have a lot of stuff to offer.
I'm just a little surprised he didn't take a few minutes to rinse the dust off it before taking the photos.

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Yeah, I kind of thought the same thing but as long as it's in good shape mechanically I can wash it off when I get it home
I'm sure it'll need all the standard stuff done to it anyway- oil, plug, carb, etc.
I just wish the picture with the nameplate was a little clearer so I could get the serial off it. Now to go take a look at it
At this age, would it have an American Tecumseh? From my reading here, it looks like some transitions happened about that time.

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First off it’s NOT 5 yrs old, It has a Later Tecumseh OHV engine so it’s from around 2007-08 would be my guess, If in excellent shape it would be $450 but I think it’s a little high but still a fair price.

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for 200 more asking i see a 926 ariens and a 11528 both much better machines
i was going to say it looks older then 5 myself the number on the white tag will tell you quickly before you drive for a liar seller
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for 200 more asking i see a 926 ariens and a 11528 both much better machines
i was going to say it looks older then 5 myself the number on the white tag will tell you quickly before you drive for a liar seller
My budget is $500.
Did you see those in Northern Colorado?

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My budget is $500.
Did you see those in Northern Colorado?

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asking 650 prolly get that for 595
a 1 time purchase over 20 years 100 to 150 shoudnt matter imo
very few machines are good for 500
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i woudnt buy 724 at all thats just me and for sure not at that price
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this could be a steal at 200 looks to be in pretty good shape if it starts and all the controls work


https://denver.craigslist.org/grd/d/...686471741.html


1 hr 15 min away for a better machine at 1/2 the asking price
no brainer if the machine is good

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this could be a steal at 200 looks to be in pretty good shape if it starts and all the controls work


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1 hr 15 min away for a better machine at 1/2 the asking price
no brainer if the machine is good
Yeah ya kinda got a point there I suppose. I saw both those but I was trying to keep it fairly close to home.
I figure any of these are gonna need a plug, oil, carb job, clean & lube at the least. And some minor adjustments.

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I'd be in the car and half way there calling on that $200 926 if I were you. If it's in average condition ( looks to be in good shape) that's a really good deal.

On that 724 the fact he hasn't cleaned it might mean he's just wanting to move it down the road and you might get him down quite a bit. You could also ask for the model & serial number and we can find the year. He might honestly think it's 5 years old or that he's saying he's had it for 5 years which we all know is a whole different animal. But he could just be throwing out any number or lying.

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