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Which Ariens series has the best part quality ?

This morning I saw an old ST1028 (924086) and I was surprised by the quality of this machine. Parts quality and solidity of everything seems over the other Ariens series I saw. The model I saw even has a 6 fan blades ! I was wondering if you can use the Ariens two belts pulley kit on these 924 series ?
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Ariens dual belt kit: https://parts.ariens.com/Snow-Blower...p/72600700.htm appears to apply to the 926 series. No mention of 924 series. This thread: https://www.snowblowerforum.com/foru...-belt-kit.html seems to give specific reasons why the kit will not fit the 924 series.

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never needed the dual belts on the 924's....had quite a few.....
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Though duel belts help in the not needing a new belt as soon I can say I canít remember any other brand with duel belts and there are a lot of fine machines so it may just be one of those options that are nice but not really needed.

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The videos that I have seen on installing the dual belt kit from Ariens seemed to change out a 1/2" belt for two 1/2" belts. Does the 924 series use a 5/8" belt since that is what many of the higher hp engines use? My Craftsman 11/30 with 11 hp Tecumseh had a 5/8" belt and that was 15 years ago.

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I don't know...maybe it's just me.....but having had dozens of 924 series blowers, one of which I have a 12 hp engine on a 24 inch bucket and driving a 3.5 inch pulley to the auger.....never seen the need to upgrade to a dual pulley system...they have a 1/2 inch belt. I prefer the Tractor Supply Kevlar belts for the auger, only cause I think the blue color is sexy. I don't fix it unless it's broken, and I don't see any problem with the 924 auger belts
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924 series are my favorite !!!

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Me too Joe! I can't see anyone buying a more modern blower.....
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Canít wait till the parts comes in for mine, model 924126, Cranman liked it too.

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No doubt about it, the STs were tanks. But I've used enough of the newer Ariens to realize that they do pretty good as well.
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