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* This thread was initially titled "ST1032 vs ST1136" but since I ended up purchasing the ST1032 924084 model, the thread will be focused on the maintenance, repair and possible rebuild of the ST1032. So, the title has been revised to match the thread's future focus.

Mary Lyn and others: I have a small cabin in the woods off of Highway 50 in the Tahoe area. When it snows, it dumps. Up to two or three feet a night at times. My family and I only use the cabin on the weekends, so we may arrive to find 2-3 feet of new snow on the dirt uneven driveway from the garage to the highway and a four foot sun crusted berm at EOD courtesy of CalTans at the highway.

Due to our recent low snow Winter, people in the Tahoe/Reno area are selling their snowblowers apparently believing that it will never snow like that again. So prices are way down.

Both are older models. Assuming both are in the same condition (or can be brought up to the same condition for a reasonable price - I am fairly handy) which would be better for my use, etc.? Or other suggestions?

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Based only on 1032 and 1136, there isnt a practical difference between them.

1032 = 10hp and 32" bucket.
1136 = 11hp and 36" bucket.

more important than that is age and condition..
when comparing the two, and deciding which to get, I would consider them essentially equal as to power and scoop width..then base your decision only on age and condition.

If you could get the actual model numbers, that would tell us a lot more.
probably both are 924xxx models, and the model number will be on a tag at the rear of the machine, between the wheels.

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sscotsman: Thank you for your reply. I have asked for and am awaiting the model numbers of each of them. The links to their craigslist ads are in the initial post. The ST1032 appears to be in better condition but I have not viewed either yet. I am trying to arrange that.

If you believe another make or model would be more appropriate for my described use (for instance I wondered about the now discontinued Craftsman track machines), please feel free to make suggestions.
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I have corresponded with the owners of both the ST1136 and the ST1032 and between the two the 1032 would be better for me and is in better shape.

I also have an opportunity to buy a Honda HS828 for the same price. So if you have time let me know your thoughts:

http://reno.craigslist.org/tls/4994373611.html

If Mary Lyn or others know, will the Ariens Track Conversion kit work on the ST1032?

Thanks again.

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That Honda is a steal even for this Canadian looking at it in USD
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The Ariens ST1032 is:

Model #: 924084
Serial #: 000892

I think at this point, I have ruled out the ST1136 so am considering the Honda HS828 (second in line for that one) and the Ariens 1032 above.

Any thoughts?
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Holy cow..i havent seen one of those hondas for sale in my neck of the woods that age for anything less than 1200. If it was me i would buy it just to flip and keep the bigger 1032.
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You silly Canadians! Don't you know that it is never going to snow again in Truckee, CA (the other "CA") and that the insulation mapmakers will have to move it from its current designation which is in same zone as Montana, N. Dakota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Vermont, to a designation shared by say, Belize?

But wait just one minute! There is some other guy who apparently believes what the US East Coast has learned during the past three Winters, that California has been shielded by an unusual high pressure ridge which will not last for decades but Winter will, in fact, come again to Truckee on the North side of L. Tahoe and to Echo Summit on its South.

So, the Honda HS828 sold just minutes ago to some other climate change deny-er.

Wait just one more minute. Forget about the high pressure ridge theory, come to think of it when our current governor was our governor in the late '70's, there was also a five year drought. Since correlation is causation for climate change advocates, I will pose the theory that climate change is caused by governor moon beam.

But just in case correlation is not causation, and Winter will in fact come again, I am hoping for a call from the ST1032 seller to head up with a trailer to Truckee early tomorrow morning.

I will let you know how it turns out and hopefully to post pictures.

Thanks for all your help both here and in PMs.

BTW, the next cheapest used HS828 on craigslist is $800. Dang, again...

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This is what you get in Canada for a Honda under $500.00

Honda HS624 Snowblower | snowblowers | Gatineau | Kijiji

Looks like someone used it as target practice with a scatter gun

Shame you didn't jump on that 828 for $300.00
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Now its my turn to say "Holy cow!"

"Shame" is an appropriate word for the deal I missed. "Foolish" will be another if after using the 6x6 to winch the 35 Ton logsplitter into the back of my 1950's Dodge pickup bed trailer, I hear back from the other seller to find out the ST1032 is sold also.

Hopefully he just has more of a nightlife than my wife and I do and I will be heading up in the morning to drop the splitter and then over to pick up the ST1032. So, since you apparently are close to Him, how 'bout some of dem prayers der?

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