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Chute Radius on Ariens 921037

Last year sometime, one of the members posted a thread about making the chute turn tighter to the outsides by changing or altering the geared disk ( I believe) on the blower. I looked and cannot seem to find this information. Does anyone know what I need to do in order to increase the turning range? I find that the does not turn tight enough to each side.

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I just did my new Deluxe 28 last week. Basically-
1. Remove the black plastic cover,
2. Unbolt stuff (easy to figure it out) while taking careful note as to each washer's position and orientation.
3. Cut off the entire "dog" on the toothed gear.
4. Reassemble.
5. Give the black plastic cover a bit of a hair cut as required.
6. Pay attention to the deflector cable routing. I changed mine to the back side of the black support tube.
6a. If you decide to move your cable, the retaining clip in the tube will come loose if you push in on the two "legs" which are captured in the black metal tube. Get a light and look closely and you'll see what I mean.
7. Go blow snow with about about 20 degrees additional chute rotation in both CW and CCW directions.

Hope this helps.
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I just did my new Deluxe 28 last week. Basically-
1. Remove the black plastic cover,
2. Unbolt stuff (easy to figure it out) while taking careful note as to each washer's position and orientation.
3. Cut off the entire "dog" on the toothed gear.
4. Reassemble.
5. Give the black plastic cover a bit of a hair cut as required.
6. Pay attention to the deflector cable routing. I changed mine to the back side of the black support tube.
6a. If you decide to move your cable, the retaining clip in the tube will come loose if you push in on the two "legs" which are captured in the black metal tube. Get a light and look closely and you'll see what I mean.
7. Go blow snow with about about 20 degrees additional chute rotation in both CW and CCW directions.

Hope this helps.
Hey,thanks for the quick reply.Not quite sure what you mean by the "dog"...but I will look into it at the earliest possible time. Getting an additional 20% is exactly what I would like to see.

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You're welcome- glad to help out. I had the same question and I had found the old post a while ago. This post has some before and after pictures of the chute movement, but not a lot of detail of the mod itself.

https://www.snowblowerforum.com/foru...-rotation.html

You'll see what I mean by the "dog" on the bottom side of the gear plate when you pull the black cover off. I should also add that without the "dogs", the chute will now bump against the vertical steel support. I added a small rubber pad to silence the "bang" and to prevent the chute's paint from chipping.
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Another approach to extend the chute turning radius is to cut another tooth on each side of the gear attached to the chute. This keeps the two stops for the chute, but does noticeably extend the radius from stock. I moved the auger spare shear bolt holder to the other side of support to allow full movement and relocated the cable to the rear of the support post.

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Here is a pic showing which "dogs" you'll remove. Just cut them off with a hacksaw.
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Hey Thanks Town.I do like your idea about the extra teeth on the gear. I will seriously consider both your and BazookaJoe's method. Wanted to do it today, but unfortunately my knee is swollen like a football....might have to be later in the week.

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Here is a pic showing which "dogs" you'll remove. Just cut them off with a hacksaw.

Thanks so much BazzookaJoe.....for the great illustration.I now know what I have to remove to make this happen.

I saved it to my computer.

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Hey Thanks Town.I do like your idea about the extra teeth on the gear. I will seriously consider both your and BazookaJoe's method. Wanted to do it today, but unfortunately my knee is swollen like a football....might have to be later in the week.
Those teeth on the outside of the gear are for the chute locking U shaped piece (Ariens calls it "chute, locking" see item 8 in chute control diagram pic) that is released from the teeth when you pull back on the chute turn handle. So partially removing the stop or fully removing the stop will not allow the chute to lock at the full turn points. The chute will therefore move under the snow force and on the right lock will push the chute into the belt cover and jam it into the engine drive pulley and damage it.

So for the full right turn position you just need to create another tooth so the chute will be locked about a 1/4" from the cover. You don't need to trim the stop at all.

For the full left turn you will want 2 extra teeth on the chute locking gear and you can grind a bit off the stop. That will put the chute a half inch from the support post. So move the auger shear bolt holder from the outside face of post to inside face of post and lower to just above the belt cover. I intend to drill two holes in flange of the chute post at back to secure chute deflector cable with tie strap, otherwise I have not found it to stay there.

For this job you just need to remove the black cover and all you need is exposed. Attached are some pics giving illustrations of what I did years ago:
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