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post #1 of 23 Old 02-01-2013, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Ariens ST724

I purchased my Ariens blower in 1981. This thing has been my companion during every winter since, and has treated me to some very good years and I think more to follow for someone else. But I recently was given a heck of a deal on a Troy-Bilt 2840 Storm, with a price to good to turn down.

Would like some opinions please as to if I'm asking to much or not enough for the blower when I sell it. I'm selling it with the snow cab and am asking $270 for everything. Only drawback I can think of off hand is that it doesn't have electric start.

All in all this snowblower has been an A+ in my book.

Your opinions please....Thank you,

Don
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My opinion..Keep the Ariens and sell the Troy-Bilt..
a 30 year old Ariens trumps a brand-new Troy-Bilt all day long..
In another 30 years, the Ariens will still be running, and the Troy-Bilt will be long scrapped..

But if you really want to sell the Ariens, $270 is just about right..
unless you live near a big East-Coast city (Boston, New York, Philly, DC) in which case add $50 to $100 to the price..for anywhere else, $270 is good..

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by your name it sounds like you're in minnesota and maybe you have some snow to test both machines, put them to the test then sell the troy-bilt

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Hmmmm....maybe I should sell both and get a brand new Ariens.....lol
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I agree with keep the Ariens. Or, your second option of selling both and getting a new Ariens.
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Ariens! Thumbs Up! If it ain't broke why fix it?? or Sell it in this case.
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Good looking machine, and I agree with the comments above. Neighbor has a 1 year old Tory Built, and he is had nothing but issues and he takes care of his equipment maintence wise. Could be just a bad one, who knows.

By the way, it looks like you've worn down the left skid shoe on the bucket, at least it looks that way in the photo.

Good luck with your decision....

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I would NOT sell that Ariens for anything! You can make a couple updates to her and she will throw snow a country mile. I have a 524 and 724 just like yours that I repowered with 13hp Lifan (honda) clones. I made my own impeller kit and purchased a 30 taller chutes on Ebay. Last snow storm I had two people stop and get out of their cars to ask where I got my snowthower.... Stating they have never seen a snow blower throw snow that far....LOL Heck I have a 1973 Areins832 with the original Tecumseh that I would not trade for anything!
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I think it would be a mistake to get ride of the ariens and keep the storm. Also a mistake to sell both and get a new ariens.

I have a newer ariens 932101 in the garage now for a customer getting a new friction disc and drive plate. Not a bad machine but does not even compare to an old ariens. They aren't even in the same class.
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I hat to sound like broken record here but if it were me, I would sell the troy built and see if you can make profit.

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