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Ariens moves too fast

If your Ariens with 16" wheels moves too fast for heavy snow (no creeper speeds) I have a solution. Make a simple extender plate that essentially extends the length of the speed selector arm and thus moves the drive tire across the friction disk in smaller increments. This makes the machine a great deal more manageable for heavy snow and still moves quickly enough to zip back into the garage when you are done. After all, what is the purpose of six speeds most of which are too fast?


To install: Shift the speed control knob to a position between F1 and R1 (neutral) and tie down the drive handle to lock the shifter in neutral. Remove the cotter pin and let the linkage arm hang free. Bolt on the extender plate. Unscrew the arm adjuster until it easily can be inserted into your extender plate and install the cotter pin. Good to go - but slower.
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This is a great idea, Great! Do you find 3" is the perfect length? Was 3" a guess that turned out to be perfect.

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I thought it was just me that 1st was too fast.

I was thinking about just adjusting the shift arm, does it not adjust far enough to slow it down?
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1st gear on my 28 SHO is super slow for me. I generally have to run it in 2nd gear.
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I readjusted the speed also. But I notched the dash board out and now I also have 3 reverse settings.
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All I did was make another notch in the control panel to create a 7th forward gear. The new gear is super slow speed. I have yet to use it though.

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Does it also increase speed? Did it cut the speed of the highest speed?

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There is no perfect solution, I'm sure. But I do actually use my top forward speed, for quick cleanup passes. I wouldn't want to slow that down meaningfully. But I wanted a slower forward speed.

I simply adjusted my gear-selection rod to slow down Forward 1 to what I wanted. It slowed all my forward speeds by a small amount, but not really noticeable for 2-6. And also sped up the reverse gears, which was nice.

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"This is a great idea, Great! Do you find 3" is the perfect length? Was 3" a guess that turned out to be perfect.


The important measurement is from center to center of the holes - this is the actual extension you are installing. Not knowing ahead of time, I made the plate with a hole 3/4" from the mounting hole and a second at 1 1/4". I found the 1 1/4 inch distance works great.

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"I thought it was just me that 1st was too fast.

I was thinking about just adjusting the shift arm, does it not adjust far enough to slow it down?"


Adjusting the linkage arm down will slow the machine a bit, but also speeds it up in reverse. I found that both reverses were really to fast already, so slowing down forward makes reverse worse. If you get good traction the machine will eat you in reverse. Thus my mod which slows both forward and reverse.

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