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One hand interlock

Hi everyone , I’m trying to figure out if my ariens Pro 28 can have one hand interlock on the auger side. If I engage the auger then the drive I can let go of auger handle and the machine works with just the left handle. If ( when both handles depressed ) I let go of drive handle the auger continues but drive stops. Is this normal or does something need to be adjusted? I can’t find any info on it. Thank you in advance.
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Yes that is normal, It only locks one way with the drive lever, Not sure why they do it that way but that is how all the machines I have dealt with worked.

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I just got an older 1032 Ariens & the right handle has a bungee cord around it,this is a twin stick model w/a lever to throw the auger in gear,it works great allowing me to just use one hand.

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I wish I could flip it. I rather hold the right side down and use left hand to move chute while traveling
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I wish I could flip it. I rather hold the right side down and use left hand to move chute while traveling

I don't mind the interlock layout, but if I could change anything about the current Ariens controls, it would be to move the speed select to the left (at least for the disc drive machines) and the chute control to the right.

That would be more logical as far as hand usage. For shifting, release the drive clutch with left hand, use left hand to shift. For aiming while moving, release right hand (interlock keeps auger engaged) and aim with right hand. That's basically how it works now, but the current layout requires reaching across the whole dash to aim while moving as well as to shift unless you release the auger clutch to use your right hand.
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Hi everyone , Iím trying to figure out if my ariens Pro 28 can have one hand interlock on the auger side. If I engage the auger then the drive I can let go of auger handle and the machine works with just the left handle. If ( when both handles depressed ) I let go of drive handle the auger continues but drive stops. Is this normal or does something need to be adjusted? I canít find any info on it. Thank you in advance.
When you release the drive clutch handle the auger should come to a complete stop. It needs to stop, this is a safety issue that can cause personal bodily injury.
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Hi everyone , I’m trying to figure out if my ariens Pro 28 can have one hand interlock on the auger side. If I engage the auger then the drive I can let go of auger handle and the machine works with just the left handle. If ( when both handles depressed ) I let go of drive handle the auger continues but drive stops. Is this normal or does something need to be adjusted? I can’t find any info on it. Thank you in advance.

I just bought a Deluxe 24 Ariens,, had a MTD for years and it was the opposite, and I thought the same thing too..I commented on this here on how its backwards..Boy, the comments I got, that its fine, I'm wrong..I'm rocking the boat....I should have my head examined ....Etc......I tried to reverse it,, but you need a reverse cam and locking tab, it can be done that way....Tried to contact them on this.. No response...Rather talk to a wall...

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SnowJoe , believe me I’m thinking about making a reverse cam plate and switching the cams out.
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When you release the drive clutch handle the auger should come to a complete stop. It needs to stop, this is a safety issue that can cause personal bodily injury.
On my older Ariens (circa 2000), I can release the drive lever, and stop moving, but keep the augers lever squeezed. This makes sense to me, at least. I can reach the end of a run (like approaching a wall), and let the augers keep going, to help finish clearing the snow from that area. If I stop the augers and drive at the same time, it leaves more snow un-thrown.

You guys are serious about this! That's not meant mockingly or anything. Thinking about fabricating parts to resolve it shows dedication. I also came from an MTD, and had a definite adjustment period where I kept squeezing the wrong handles, and turning the chute in the wrong direction.

I don't have remote chute-height control, so that doesn't apply. And I guess I don't have to make that many changes to the chute rotation while moving, so it hasn't been a big deal for me.

Good luck, I hope you can get it working the way you want! Please let us know what you figure out.

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SnowJoe , believe me Iím thinking about making a reverse cam plate and switching the cams out.



DHL..Great minds think alike...The main problem are the cams.. You can't just flip them, they have to be made in the opposite direction I believe...I hope you can figure it out..The plate should be easier... Let us know...
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