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post #1 of 20 Old 11-22-2019, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Believe it's a '78, (924044) with 6 blade impeller. PO Upgraded it with a 12hp OHV Tec, and Holy Grail Chute. Paint Scheme makes it Appear Newer.
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Looks like a beautiful machine! Why did he get rid of it?

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The 6-blade impeller must have been quite expensive for Ariens to manufacturer. Their newer machines have as few as 3 blades on the impeller.

Is there any particular size impeller diameter that comes with the 6-blade impeller or is it a matter of a specific Sno-Thro model that has the 6-blade impeller?
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Jack...never used the six blade impeller, but got a few to fix. Would a 32 six blade be a big improvement over the older 32 clamshell 4 blade on the twin sticks?
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It may be different on different models, but between my ST1032 and ST824 (both 924 series), the 6-blade impeller has a larger diameter than the 4-blade unit. It would not fit in the same housing.

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Elaw...I was thinking of swapping the entire housing from a ST 10 32 to an older twin stick 32.....both have a cast iron auger gearbox, but just wondering from anyone who has used both whether or not the six blade and bigger housing is a real advantage
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Sold My neighbor an older (80s) ST1032 w/6 blade inpeller. He Kicks Ass with it!
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Elaw...I was thinking of swapping the entire housing from a ST 10 32 to an older twin stick 32.....both have a cast iron auger gearbox, but just wondering from anyone who has used both whether or not the six blade and bigger housing is a real advantage
It's... a little better?

It definitely throws snow farther, as you'd expect with the higher tip speed with a larger diameter impeller.

But... it's shallower (front to back) than the smaller ones, so I'm not sure the "bite" each blade takes is any greater. In other words, it may throw snow farther, but I'm not sure the amount of snow moved is much greater if at all.

There is one other hidden advantage... the larger impeller housing puts the base of the chute 2" higher. So the discharge height (height of top of chute) becomes "holy grail plus 2 inches"

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The 6-blade impeller must have been quite expensive for Ariens to manufacturer. Their newer machines have as few as 3 blades on the impeller.

Is there any particular size impeller diameter that comes with the 6-blade impeller or is it a matter of a specific Sno-Thro model that has the 6-blade impeller?
I have the 14" 6 blade impeller from a 926501 model (1336). It is about 3 times the price of a current 14" 3 blade impeller on a 921040 model. The diameter of the 6 blade is slightly larger than the 3 blade so I have to ensure impeller housing is cleared of snow more carefully than with the 3 blade, and its awkward. The 6 blade moves snow out the chute faster than the 3 blade which is most noticeable when small amount (1" to 2") of snow which is thrown well clear of machine, especially the wet stuff. Snow distance is increased noticeably and snow throughput (able to run a higher gear without dribble to sides) is increased. Very smooth operation in all conditions.

Several people have recommended the 6 blade, and have not heard of any problems.

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