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post #1 of 34 Old 12-19-2013, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Question about front weight kit?

For those of you that added it to your machine, did you notice a difference?

the ariens kit looks to be about 1/2" thick, I am contemplating getting a piece of 3/4Th x 4"W x 21"L. That should weigh approximately 18 lbs.

I have the 921035 deluxe 28+

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I added TWO weight kits to mine, as the bolts they supply will allow for this. Yeah, I believe they made a difference.
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I added TWO weight kits to mine, as the bolts they supply will allow for this. Yeah, I believe they made a difference.
How much extra weight did that give you on the front end Hawk? Do you run a cab on your machine?


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I do run a cab, at times, not all the time. I really don't remember what it gave me.
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When I was at the local ariens dealer looking at the different models, I noticed a distinct difference between the deluxe and pro model in front end weight. The pro must have a considerably heavier engine because it seemed more balanced over the wheels than the deluxe.

I added a 15lb sandbag to the front of my deluxe just for example to see how it felt, I like the added weight to help keep the front end down and not ride up on hard pack snow, like a tire track.
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When I was at the local ariens dealer looking at the different models, I noticed a distinct difference between the deluxe and pro model in front end weight. The pro must have a considerably heavier engine because it seemed more balanced over the wheels than the deluxe.

I added a 15lb sandbag to the front of my deluxe just for example to see how it felt, I like the added weight to help keep the front end down and not ride up on hard pack snow, like a tire track.
I'll have to try that. I notice mine wants to ride up over the hard pack. The weight of the cab on the back end contributes to that,I think.


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Does anyone have a pic of a unit with the weight kit?
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How much extra weight did that give you on the front end Hawk? Do you run a cab on your machine?

Enhance snow blower balance. Get a cleaner surface. Be more comfortable. The Front Weight kit adds 10 lbs. to the front of your Sno-Thro to equalize weight distribution.
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Found it in the accessories catalog. 10 lbs. X 2 = 20 lbs. Where do the weights actually mount?


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Enhance snow blower balance. Get a cleaner surface. Be more comfortable. The Front Weight kit adds 10 lbs. to the front of your Sno-Thro to equalize weight distribution.
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Found it in the accessories catalog. 10 lbs. X 2 = 20 lbs. Where do the weights actually mount?
This is not an Ariens, but it mounts in the same location.

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Perfect. Thanks Hawk. I'll have to look through my scrap pile. I can likely build my own.


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