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post #1 of 15 Old 03-30-2019, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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Spring time find

Well gents,

I have moved up to the 2000’s. I picked up a near perfect ,low hour 2002 model 924116,thats a 10hp ,28” with the manuals and many spares,
I even stored it in the back of the shed so I don’t sell it before I get to try it next winter.
Its spring here in Southern Ontario.

Will be a tough decision to retire/ sell my tried and true 1978 924024 with a 10 hp tecumseh added,thats done great for 7 years.
With a super cheap purchase price ,the 10/28 runs perfect and paint is 9/10,it even has heated grips and a working light.

I have noticed one thing,you can’t use the newer one with one hand,as it has 2 levers.

Anyway, do I keep the classic 40 year old 10/32 or move up to the shiny almost new 10/28 ?

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of course, the answer is keep them both. And I am amused that a 17 year old machine is considered "almost new". I agree, but I am amused.

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have you tried operating the new machine. some new machines can be operated with 1 hand. usually you just have to hold the drive handle after you have engaged the auger and both should stay working but not all machines may have that option. i don't know how old my old yard pro machine was but it did work like that but i don't know exactly how old it was but pretty sure it was made sometime in the 2000's. new yard works machine works the same way.

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To a guy the fixes and sells 924 series from the 70’s, it looks new.Lol
If you had seen some of the units I have resurrected from the scrap yard,you’d agree.
Paint is in really good shape,think last owner waxed it.
I think you are right,I may have to add it to the fleet.
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have you tried operating the new machine. some new machines can be operated with 1 hand. usually you just have to hold the drive handle after you have engaged the auger and both should stay working ...
All of the (self-propelled) Ariens machines that I have used worked that way but the oldest I've ever used was a 1992 model.
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I like the 1967, no hands needed!!!



Drop dead from a heat attack and will finish the EOD pile and keep on going.
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I like the 1967, no hands needed!!!

Drop dead from a heat attack and will finish the EOD pile and keep on going.[/I]

Yeah.....and then proceed to take out the shrubs in your neighbor's yard, across the street.......
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I have this model (actually my daughter does) and just wound up rebuilding the auger case and impeller. This over all is a good machine, the only problem with it is the dumb design by Ariens for keeping tension on the drive chain. When the machine gets put under load, it will cause the stud and plastic wheel to bend away from the chain. When the load is removed the tensioner remains pulled away. If there is no tension, the excess chain will bunch up on the lower cross member. I wound up fixing it by installing a third bearing and gear so it becomes a three point chain system. Have not had any problems since. The only other weak spot is the hex shaft tends to get slightly bent that causes a loping when running in high speed transit mode.
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