do 1032s need impeller kits
hi guys. i just got a used ariens 1032, a 924044. i was wondering if any of you guys have one and whether its needed an impeller kit or not. this is going to be my main machine
Depends on the blower. Super simple is remove the chute and (also the spark plug to make it easier). Engage the auger handle (zip tie, hand clamps or friend) so the belt is engaged with the auger pulley. Pull the recoil rope slowly while you stand over the impeller tube discharge hole. As each impeller fan blade makes it's way to the very leading edge of the "outlet" note the clearance between impeller tube/drum and the blade. If it's a fingernail clearance, I wouldn't bother. If 3 of the 6 come up almost touching the tube, I wouldn't bother. If you look and clearly see daylight at all fan blade to impeller tube clearances (I think you will) then the impeller kit is for you.
My 1988/1989 ST1032s I work on for my church do a decent job of throwing the snow, sure it won't be 20+ feet like you'd get with an impeller kit, but it does a good enough job for me. Key on these is keeping the inside of the bucket and discharge chute waxed to help keep things slick and flowing.
I've had and have all kinds of ariens machines. The 1032's have a 6 blade impeller, and usually throw pretty well. I'd first check the impeller bearing to make sure it has no play, and then wait for snow and try it as is. Impeller seal will make a difference if needed. I paint the inside of augers and chutes with E-Z Slide Graphite Paint, available at TSC.
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Originally Posted by jtclays View Post
right now i am in the middle of repair work, shes already to go except for the handlebars and gearbox oil and my buddys welding the handlebars for me because i didnt trust myself to weld them(i was afraid i would burn through)
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