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13 year old Ariens Pro-32

How much would you pay for one of these big monsters in good condition that had been gone over by a good mechanic? By good condition I mean no rust, scraper, bucket, skids all in good shape, engine running smooth, throwing snow nicely, new battery, drive is good. Paint is good.



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There are a handful of issues on that vintage that bother me. The chute lock is temperamental and the original cable was prone to failure. Ariens made an update kit for about $40 that upgrades the cable and reduces the wear on the interlock. The original cable is a stiff plastic sleeve, the upgraded one has a metal shield with a rubberized covering.

The second issue is that the axle isnt ball bearing, it runs through a couple of flanges and someone at Ariens thought nylon bushings would make a great wear surface (they don't) so they are prone to wearing out. Doesn't seem to cause any issues other than about 1/16" of axle slop.

Ariens also released a pinion shaft anti-rotation kit for that series so see if its been installed. Its a plate and a hitch pin that gets installed on the left hand side behind the wheel. If you just see some bolt threads sticking out then it hasn't had a kit installed. The kit is easy to install and is actually covered under a mandatory recall. Without it the original hitch pin can come out allowing the shaft to rotate and wear into the frame. You'd have to put some high miles on it for that to happen though even without the kit.

Lastly when the 926s came out they had major problems with premature belt rotting (supplier issue-long since resolved) and alignment. They switched to a more aggressive (grippy) belt for the drive that solved most of the jumping problems and released a dual belt upgrade kit for the auger to reduce wear so i'd look for it. If its still a single auger belt i'd recommend upgrading it at some point. That kit is about $60 but comes complete with a new auger cable, pulleys and two new belts.

Other than that they're decent machines. Selling points are the key start and the biggest engine Tecumseh made for walk behind snow blower use. Price-well in a perfect world, if it has no rust, i'd say its worth as much as a grand. Most people would probably expect to pay less than half of that because its "old".

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It looks like an OPE graveyard in the background. Not a fan of buying items left out in the elements 24\7 365.

Wake me up when the snow's done...
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I sold one that I had last year year for $1,100, in perfect shape. I personally wouldn't go more than $750.00 if perfect. $500 if not perfect.
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It looks like the inside of the chute has been painted black, maybe dealing with worn paint.

For around here, I think the $500-750 range would be reasonable. It looks to me like it's in good shape overall, even with the chute being painted.

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650 would not even buy one after using auto turn
It's a 345 lb monster I had the 1332
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650 would not even buy one after using auto turn
It's a 345 lb monster I had the 1332
I agree, the auto turn makes a world of difference on machines of this size.
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650 would not even buy one after using auto turn
It's a 345 lb monster I had the 1332
The machine in the OP has a differential drive. It will pivot steer.
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The machine in the OP has a differential drive. It will pivot steer.

did you see i said i had one
its a bear to steer

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Sorry, hard to understand when there is no punctuation.

Were you having problems hitting snow with the machine trying to turn itself or just in general?
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