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newbe ariens st4/20 questions

hi all
i have a chance to buy a older ariens with a 4 hp Tecumseh
seems to be the perfect size and in very good condition
been looking for awhile for one in my price range
i had a toro 724 but i didn't like the fat drum
i believe seller said it was from late 70's
are these machines reliable?
thanks,john
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I have a 4HP Ariens 922018 model. 20 inch bucket. i just picked it up real cheap, and it need some work. engine is strong, needs new belts, friction wheel, carb overhaul it's leaking gas around the bowl. i ordered everything i need for $41.00 on ebay. these are really good machines. mine is a 1976 model according to the serial number. I am going to try to install a impeller kit on it to improve it's throwing ability. they don't build blowers today like these ones. this small one is all i need where I live in western pa, not in the snow belt. I am enjoying messing with it since I am retired now. what one are you looking at? good luck with it. this forum is a great place. these guys will help you out.
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hi all
i have a chance to buy a older ariens with a 4 hp Tecumseh
seems to be the perfect size and in very good condition
been looking for awhile for one in my price range
i had a toro 724 but i didn't like the fat drum
i believe seller said it was from late 70's
are these machines reliable?
thanks,john
As long as the engine runs well it could be a good machine. It looks like it has better than 16 inches of cleareance for the opening too which is good. How much snow do you usually get? I originally had a 5hp Tecumseh on my MTD 5/22 and I found it to occaisonally bog down when blowing through the pushed up snow at the end of the driveway. If you get greater than a foot of snow at a time then a larger more powerful 2 stage machine would be better. Lesser amounts in the 8 inch to 1 foot range and a smaller 2 stage will work well. In Minnesota we can get greater than 1 foot of snow at a time and the extra power of the 212cc OHV makes for much better snow blowing and the new OHV engine is much easier to start than the old Tecumseh was.
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here's a picture of her
that looks exactly like my 922018. single lever on only the right handlebar. does it run? it looks good. what model does it say it is on the sticker? it's located down on lower left side of machine in the rear. see if you can read the model number. if not it is punched below the sticker. mine was very hard to read. let me know. thanks.
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I have a 4HP Ariens 922018 model. 20 inch bucket. i just picked it up real cheap, and it need some work. engine is strong, needs new belts, friction wheel, carb overhaul it's leaking gas around the bowl. i ordered everything i need for $41.00 on ebay. these are really good machines. mine is a 1976 model according to the serial number. I am going to try to install a impeller kit on it to improve it's throwing ability. they don't build blowers today like these ones. this small one is all i need where I live in western pa, not in the snow belt. I am enjoying messing with it since I am retired now. what one are you looking at? good luck with it. this forum is a great place. these guys will help you out.
seller has recently rebuilt the carb and shes ready to go
seller wants $100 firm
will go to pick it up tomorrow
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that looks exactly like my 922018. single lever on only the right handlebar. does it run? it looks good. what model does it say it is on the sticker? it's located down on lower left side of machine in the rear. see if you can read the model number. if not it is punched below the sticker. mine was very hard to read. let me know. thanks.
i haven't seen it yet
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As long as the engine runs well it could be a good machine. It looks like it has better than 16 inches of cleareance for the opening too which is good. How much snow do you usually get? I originally had a 5hp Tecumseh on my MTD 5/22 and I found it to occaisonally bog down when blowing through the pushed up snow at the end of the driveway. If you get greater than a foot of snow at a time then a larger more powerful 2 stage machine would be better. Lesser amounts in the 8 inch to 1 foot range and a smaller 2 stage will work well. In Minnesota we can get greater than 1 foot of snow at a time and the extra power of the 212cc OHV makes for much better snow blowing and the new OHV engine is much easier to start than the old Tecumseh was.
i live in upstate ny
i only let the snow get up 6 to 8 inches before i plow
i have a small 2 car drive way and long sidewalk
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Nice! for $100 it looks like a great deal..
yes, if everything is in good condition, they are very reliable..
Its a "22,000 series"..made 1969 to 1978:

http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/sco...ens/Page6.html

Once you get it, we can figure out the exact model and year..
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Nice! for $100 it looks like a great deal..
yes, if everything is in good condition, they are very reliable..
Its a "22,000 series"..made 1969 to 1978:

The Ariens 1960's and 1970's Sno-Thro info site.

Once you get it, we can figure out the exact model and year..
Scot
thank you so much and for the link
now i have the urge to restore it
i,m restoring a 1968 john deere tractor
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