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So I picked up an Ariens blower from a friend and it has the Tecumseh 7hp, 24" blower and the model number of the blower is 910995, but the decal for the tractor part is partially missing so I can't find anything for it. The research I've done has lead me to believe that there's supposed to be a differential in my blower, because it's a 7hp, but there isn't one. The previous owner might have said something about a newer engine, but both the blower and engine are a 1972. Also it's a 22,000 series I think which would have chrome handles and mine are white, the white was repainted so I don't know it that was original or to stop the rust. Any help determining what this blower is if it's a pile of various blowers or one of a kind 7hp without differential.

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Nice machine with the tall chute already added.

Have you peeked inside to verify that there's no diff? Sometimes there is a differential but without a locking diff mechanism on the left wheel.

Of course, another way to check would be to turn the snowblower and see if the wheels go in opposite directions.


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Nice machine with the tall chute already added.

Have you peeked inside to verify that there's no diff? Sometimes there is a differential but without a locking diff mechanism on the left wheel.

Of course, another way to check would be to turn the snowblower and see if the wheels go in opposite directions.
Thanks, I've tried to turn it and both wheels are locked. I'm not sure what I'm looking for as far as the differential under the blower, I've had the access plate off, but all I see is a steel shaft withs big gear on it that's about 1" wide. And there's no controls on the wheels to lock and unlock it, just cotter pins on the end of the shaft/axle.
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looks like a 5hp to me judging by the 1/2 gallon take, it will say h50 somewhere if it is. it it is actually a 5hp, the white handlebars are factory
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I'm new and all my info has come from here or scottsman site, or the two ariens I've worked on. I thought you got chrome handles and differential with the delux models. Such as 10m6D. When u looked under it at that big one inch wide gear does it have what appear to be rivets around the outer circumference or is it just a big solid gear. That's where the differential would be, solid gear means no differential. Also the wheel we cant see in ur second pic would have a knob to Pull to disengage the wheel from the axle. Good luck
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looks like a 5hp to me judging by the 1/2 gallon take, it will say h50 somewhere if it is. it it is actually a 5hp, the white handlebars are factory
Wrong, then engine is a 7hp, the shroud says 7, and the block tells me 7.


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Here's the drive that's under the blower, just a big gear and a solid shaft it looks like to me. The pic is upside down for some reason, so everything is on the opposite side from what the picture shows.

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I'm new and all my info has come from here or scottsman site, or the two ariens I've worked on. I thought you got chrome handles and differential with the delux models. Such as 10m6D. When u looked under it at that big one inch wide gear does it have what appear to be rivets around the outer circumference or is it just a big solid gear. That's where the differential would be, solid gear means no differential. Also the wheel we cant see in ur second pic would have a knob to Pull to disengage the wheel from the axle. Good luck
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Thanks Rob for the info, I will look now as I'm typing. I think I'm going to go on ebay and spend $70 for a complete differential type axle for my blower unless someone has one. I got the blower for free so $70 to me is worth it.
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Here's the number plate of the engine, for sure an H70.

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