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ST724 plastic rim fix

Picked one of these up a year ago not realizing the rims were plastic but got it home to find out and one cracked so the search began but for whatever reason no fix had been found, Stuck on a back burner I pulled it out yesterday as I am moving and also have scrap metal machines going to the scrap yard so pulled the tires and rims off a MTD, these have a longer spacer going to the body of the blower so I figured I would see if they fit, and what do you know the axle on the Ariens though short slides in snug and true, I just need to drill a 1/4” hole on the inside on the rim sleeve as these are stub axles with a bolt on the inside of the rim to hold it on but will work. The rims DO stick out farther than the plastic ones but still on the inside of the bucket, finally going to have this one fixed as the rest is in great condition, will post some pics tomorrow. Also have a taller chute for it so this should be a nice little blower with 7hp

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It’s just in such good condition but these plastic rims destroy it,

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Picked one of these up a year ago not realizing the rims were plastic but got it home to find out and one cracked so the search began but for whatever reason no fix had been found, Stuck on a back burner I pulled it out yesterday as I am moving and also have scrap metal machines going to the scrap yard so pulled the tires and rims off a MTD, these have a longer spacer going to the body of the blower so I figured I would see if they fit, and what do you know the axle on the Ariens though short slides in snug and true, I just need to drill a 1/4” hole on the inside on the rim sleeve as these are stub axles with a bolt on the inside of the rim to hold it on but will work. The rims DO stick out farther than the plastic ones but still on the inside of the bucket, finally going to have this one fixed as the rest is in great condition, will post some pics tomorrow. Also have a taller chute for it so this should be a nice little blower with 7hp
I did that same fix on a plastic wheeled ariens. A colleague that I sold the machine to said that it's holding up great!


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Did you use a MTD wheel? Here are the pics
stock plastic wheel

MTD wheel

and the stubby little axle nub

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Did you use a MTD wheel? Here are the pics
stock plastic wheel

MTD wheel

and the stubby little axle nub
Jackmels hooked me up...can't remember what they came off of.







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