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post #1 of 13 Old 01-20-2020, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Restored 1964 Ariens 10M-L60D Sno-Thro

I saw this beautifully restored Ariens 10,000 series Sno-Thro today at Morrison's Power Equipment in Plymouth, MA. Scott Morrison has it located just inside the front entrance. He also sells new Ariens snowblowers. His restoration is a testament to the build quality of these machines.
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Beautiful restoration. Looks like the auger and drive gear levers on the side changed in the next year or so. Wonder what shape it was in before restoration, always enjoy before/after photos
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Put a pair of X-Trac on that, and your ready for a workout ..

I am sure it is not for use, and just for show though.
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I got a 65.. not quite as nice though.. lol
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I saw this beautifully restored Ariens 10,000 series Sno-Thro today at Morrison's Power Equipment in Plymouth, MA. Scott Morrison has it located just inside the front entrance. He also sells new Ariens snowblowers. His restoration is a testament to the build quality of these machines.
What would any of you pay for this machine if it was a brand new 2020 model? Would it be....$500, $800, $1,000 or $1,500+

Ariens 1969 10,000 Series-- Tractor 10965 serial # 005841 with 10995 serial # 023507 Sno-Thro
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Back in 64 a 6HP, chrome handle bars would have been top of the line or very close. In Canada a Deluxe 24 is around $1600.00, so I would pony up over $1500.00 no problem
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The information sign states this model has "ratchet drive" or "ratchet wheel differential".
There is an extended housing built onto the inside surface of each wheel. The wheel housing is partially visible in one of the photos.
Presumably these house the ratchet teeth for the wheel differential. I have not seen this feature on any of the 10,000 series machines that I've owned. My machines have a wheel lock or nothing at all.

Also, I thought the 'D" in the 10M-L60D model designation denotes "Differential". Does anyone else have experience with this ratchet drive wheel feature?

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Wow, that is a thing of beauty!

~1994 Ariens 924084 (ST1032) "papa bear": restored, re-engined, real nice!
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Bradley, I've got three of the 1st series with ratchet wheels, one in like new condition, the other two needing restoration...never used this system in snow myself, but I like the idea...kind of like a Detroit Locker.
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I have it on my 10ML6D, works great ...
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