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post #1 of 8 Old 12-06-2019, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Snowblower Identification Help

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I inherited what I believe to be a 1970's Ariens snowblower from my Grandfather that needs work. There is no identification tag on the unit. The small engine shop said it needs a new carburetor and drive disc but they can't fix it because they can't order parts if they don't know the model. After some browsing on the internet, I believe it is a 922006 or 922012 but could be totally wrong. It has a 20" snow throw. I attached a link below to view photos of the unit. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Thanks,

Eric
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Probably a 2200 series Ariens hs40 4hp 20" clear Sno-Thro, around 1970.

If you are comfortable turning a wrench, you should be able to do those repairs, as well as change out those funky solid tires for a nice pair of pneumatic XTrac ….
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Kind of a know nothing shop you got there......
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I agree with cranman, may want to try some other place, if your not comfortable doing the work yourself.

Just be careful, as a lot of rip off repair shops out there, that charge an arm and a leg, and then don't do it right either. Might be better to see if family or friend can assist you … just sayin ….

What area are you?
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Eric, I like vintage Ariens snowblowers as much as the next guy here, but that snowblower is at best a $200-$300 snowblower even if it is fully operational. If you have to pay a shop to fix it.... the cost of the repair may exceed that amount.

I fully understand it has sentimental value, but still.


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I believe it is a 922006 or 922012 but could be totally wrong. It has a 20" snow throw.

Thanks,

Eric

Good sleuthing! and you are close, but its neither of those.

What we know:

1. its an Ariens 22000 series.
2. 20" bucket.
3. 4hp engine (the "4" in engine model HS40 means 4hp)
4. Made in 1978.

The Tecumseh serial number gives us that last clue, serial number 8353, says that the engine was assembled at Tecumseh on "the 353rd day of a year ending in 8"

Tecumseh only used single-digit year codes! so "year ending in 8" could be 1968, '78, '88 or '98.
But in this case, because of the snowblower the engine is bolted to, we know it can only be 1978.

8353 is December of 1978. So assuming the engine is original (and it clearly is in this case) that means its a 1978 snowblower as well.
Ariens only had one model number for a 20" 4hp in 1978, model 922018.

https://scotlawrence.github.io/ariens/Page6.html

So, Snowblower: Ariens model 922018.
Engine: Tecumseh model HS40-55232A

Scot


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Thanks for the help guys. I am in Wisconsin about 20 minutes west of Milwaukee. I'll see what I can do and if the repair seems doable I'll give it a go.
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