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Ariens Vac Attachment

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I wanted to share my latest find with you all. I recently saw a craigslist ad for a 1973 Ariens Sno-Thro along with a "Trac Team" Vacuum attachment for $150. I went for a drive to look at them and they were in good condition' the Vac even had the holding pipe and bag! So I offered $100 for it all and the guy took it, he just wanted to get rid of it all.

The Sno-Thro auger attachment works great and so does the Vac. What surprised me is that the Ariens Logo sticker on the front says Gard N Yard but the model number matches the the later Trac Team years. Anyway I hope to enjoy these next fall!

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Ahh man, I'm so jealous. That's a great machine you picked up there and with the bag too! Never see them with the bag. I would love to get the whole line of those old trac team attachments if only I had more room...enjoy your new toy.

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Yeah I am excited. You almost never see them with the bag or pole! And the bag is in great shape too. It has the one small patch you can see but no dry rot and the zipper is smooth, not bad for a 50 year old attachment.
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i had to pass on one of those a few years ago cause i had no place to store it. right now the 521R is in he yard under tarp

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Which cl did you find it in, I'm a few towns over and I've had my eye out for months.
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Which cl did you find it in, I'm a few towns over and I've had my eye out for months.
It was in the Hartford or NW CT craigslist. It was a two hour one way drive but well worth it.
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Excellent CL score! That ought to clean up real nice.

I would assume that the carb has a filter?

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Excellent CL score! That ought to clean up real nice.

I would assume that the carb has a filter?
Yes it does.

I am really amazed at the condition for it's age, the vac attachment is really just dirty/dusty no rust or dings. I'll give it a nice cleaning this spring/summer and see if I can post a video in the fall of it in action. I have a few maple trees in my yard and this thing will save me a lot of time raking them all up.
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I've had a few Trac Team Attachments over the Years. They all Worked Great! A Bag for that Vac is Very Hard to find in Good Condition. Congrats on the Score!
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Great find!
If you do ever make a video of the vacuum in action,
could I add it to the Ariens page?
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