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How rare?

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How much of a rare bird is a 1979 10hp 32"? I'm new to these classic machines, but have been bitten by the bug. Thanks for all input.

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Also, are there any known advantages/disadvantages over an 8hp 24" of similar years?
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Hi Ed, welcome to the forum!
I would say they are somewhat rare..although 1970's Ariens overall are quite common..
so its a semi-rare model in a fairly common family, if that makes sense.

As for advantages/disadvantages over an 8hp 24" of similar year:

Heavy snow climate, such as the Great Lakes lake-effect belts or the upper mid west, where snowfalls of 1, 2 or 3 feet are common:
1032 has an advantage over a 824.

climates with less snow, or generally slushy snow, such as the East coat near the ocean, or down into Southern PA into Virginia, where snowfalls of less than a foot are the most common:
1032 is a big disadvantage..because its simply not suited for that kind of climate.

So the real question is: where do you live and what are your winters like?

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I read your post a couple of times but didn't see what brand your snowblower is? ...course, could be my bifocals! ...just an old geezer here!

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Not sure what brand your 10/32 machine is but these older machines pop up from time to time on Craigslist. Most the time they will need some work but there well worth the effort. I love the older machines, the quality of the build back in the 70s far exceed the quality of what is being sold now. Post some pictures and I am sure you will get a full review on whatever machine it is your talking about.
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Up near the top of this thread it shows it was/is in the ariens forum. Kinda threw me off too, until i did some looking.

24 " 1967? Ariens Sno thro
28 " Ariens Sno Tek
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It's an Ariens. I haven't checked it out in person. Just saw an ad. I have no other photos. Says he hasn't run it for two years. I'm in Michigan. Admittedly, I'm being greedy. I just picked up a 1975 8hp 24" last week.
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Hey Scot, you mean you have to have LOTS of snow to have more than one snowblower?!?!
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Hey Scot, you mean you have to have LOTS of snow to have more than one snowblower?!?!
Not at all..
what I said above only applies if the 1032 if its your one and only snowblower..
If you are collecting snowblowers, then snow doesn't matter!
you can live in Hawaii if you like and still have some classic snowblowers..

And yes, I also discovered we were talking about an Ariens by looking at what forum the thread is in..
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