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How has your machine been personalized....

Had a friend whom is not mechanically inclined ask me to fix his Ariens ST 8/24 for the upcoming winter, so i agreed. After all the normal items were completed the only thing left was the rusted / rotted gear selector that was missing the knob. I asked him what he wanted, he said do what you think is needed. Since im a motor head..... had a spare wrench hanging around ... know how to weld.... See what you get !!!
Also easy to shift with gloves on.



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I haven't done anything that cool with my ST8 24.I added a tall chute, snow hogs with chains, impeller kit, Chondra engine...next is a cast iron gearbox I picked up and will install after snow season.
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Had a neighbor that has since moved away that used a Heineken beer tap handle (like at the bar) for a knob. Had one on his lawn tractor too for the blade engagement. He was a beer distributor.
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My changes have been purely functional, nothing cool. Tire chains, adding a light to one machine (which required a flywheel swap), and a homemade impeller kit on my current Ariens. Plus a tach/hour meter on that machine. I've also added more weight to the bucket, to help hold the front end down, especially when climbing my driveway's incline. But nothing particularly fun.

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Boy... I would hate to have that open end wrench take my eye out or get slammed down my throat... if I slipped and fell...
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Now, if it had been a Strap-On or MAC, that would have been classy!!! AND gotten all the more money......on a weekly basis. Is that how that customer pays?? Weekly, very weekly?? As in Thanx Shaw, I appreciate it, hands in pocket??

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Now, if it had been a Strap-On or MAC, that would have been classy!!! AND gotten all the more money......on a weekly basis. Is that how that customer pays?? Weekly, very weekly?? As in Thanx Shaw, I appreciate it, hands in pocket??

GLuck, Jay
Customer... Customer... It was a Freebie !!
Most of my jobs are freebies, a handshake & a thank you is all that is required. I believe in the " Pay It Forward " method of helping people. Which I've done for several members here.

Notice the word friend in the beginning...
Good Friend would of gotten the upgrade. But you can't complain for free can you ??
I have a box of " Disposable " tools for custom applications, you being a mechanic know that sometimes you cut / bend / tweak as needed for the job. But i also threaded the gear shift just in case he wanted to thread on another handle.

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Here is a personalization that I added to my Toro. It displays total hours run when the engine isn't running and a tachometer when it is running. It runs on a replaceable button cell. The display never turns off but it has been on the original battery for over a year. It is supposed to remember total run hours even during a battery change. The display is waterproof and I have proven its also snowproof

I got it mainly to keep track of hours of operation for maintenance reasons but the tachometer is interesting to watch as I go through different snow conditions. I bought it on Amazon.
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