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Is this a 1961/1962 Ariens in disguise ?

Listed locally on CL as a Tecumseh H70 snowblower but looks like an early Ariens to me.



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in the first pic I spy orange under the blue paint

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Sure looks like an Ariens. Someone turned the chute top around and needs some new Snow Hog tires.
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The body is earliest style half moon bucket profile...the engine is definitely a later transplant. MH

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yep, thats a 1961 or 1962 Ariens..
as has been said, not the original engine.

In its current state, even if it runs, i would put its value at $25 to $50, no more.

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In its current state, even if it runs, i would put its value at $25 to $50, no more.

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That's what I thought too Scot... they want $300.00
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Where do you guys find $50 running snowblowers in peak season?

I really feel ripped off now since I paid $200 for my '71 Ariens 7/24 in December! (however good shape)

(I knew it wasn't a steal, but there wasn't much out there in that price range - especially after a snowstorm was in the forecast! )
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Where do you guys find $50 running snowblowers in peak season?

I really feel ripped off now since I paid $200 for my '71 Ariens 7/24 in December! (however good shape)

(I knew it wasn't a steal, but there wasn't much out there in that price range - especially after a snowstorm was in the forecast! )
You dont need to feel ripped off, because your machine was likely worth $200! while this machine is worth $50. There is probably a large difference in age, condition, and features, which accounts for a large difference in value.

I paid $250 for my 1971 Ariens, in "peak season" (January)



Which was the best $250 I ever spent...but it was also all-original, unmodified, and in decent shape.

Compared to a 1971 Ariens, all original, in good condition, the particular machine in this thread is:
1. older.
2. more primitive. (less features)
3. not the original engine (which can be good, bad, or neutral..IMO, its a negative in this case)
4. The paint job also lowers the value.

It's quite undesirable to the average used snowblower shopper..there are much better options on the used market. It's only really of interest to an "Ariens collector"..of which there are very few, and those few that do exist really wouldn't want this particular machine, because of its condition..
so basically, no one really wants this poor old Ariens..unless its for a very low price..

Add all those up, and you get a very big price difference between a deseriable 1971 and pretty forelorn 1961..One is worth $200, one is worth $50..maybe.

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I paid $175 for my 71 32" bucket in very good condition...... but it's all original and never been molested. I don't caugh up more than $100 very often on anything..... On this one I think 60-80 tops. You never know much effort your going to have to put in when they cobble things.....




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I have no interest in it, I just wanted to confirm its identity.
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