You may also find it helpful to have a copy of the service manual for your machine. I know it helped me in a couple of areas when I set mine up.
You can find the service manual here:
Ariens Order Owners Manuals
Awesome! Thanks much! Just downloaded all three manuals. Great stuff.
Congratulations! Assembly should be simple and straightforward, only thing I can add is check the oil and tire pressure, you'll probably have to top both of them up. Cardo's videos are excellent guides.
Yep. Took less than an hour. Instructions were decent even though they were Ikea-style pictograms. Some torque values would have been nice though.
I haven't checked the gear case oil or fired her up yet. I'll need to do that during the day...along with checking the tire pressure. The shipped oil level looks good. Much closer to full line than add. I'll give it another look in the daylight. If she fires up and runs fine, the poly skids go on.
Congrats on a sweet new machine, I like your thought process. I think you will be happy with this model the 254cc motor is a good match for the 24" bucket.
I attached some links that you may or may not be aware of that may help with the assembly:
Excellent! Of course, my timing sucks since I just came in from the garage after assembling her, but I will definitely watch to see if I missed anything.
BTW, I am curious if folks lubricate the chute rotation gear to make it glide. Doesn't look like that is a step in the service manual. Mine works fine, but I wouldn't say it glides. It doesn't bind up and seems about the same as the units at the dealer I visited, so perhaps I should leave well enough alone. I should have never played with a Toro.
Thanks again to all! Bring on old man winter!