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post #1 of 14 Old 03-09-2017, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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is this a risk buying

I know nothing but the pics, seems to have a friction disk hanging on the side of the chute too AND has already been repowered, Does any know anything about these, supposedly everything works So I figure I could clean it up and make a small profit on it, There asking $75 and with the engine as long as it's in good shape should be worth that anyway.
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thats totally worth it, but i bet you could buy it for 50. friction discs are a pain to change on those older ariens but not to bad. its already been repowered with a modern reliable honda clone so you wont have to deal with any engine issues either
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Yea I wasn't planning on paying $75 LOL I just wonder how much I could flip it for once I clean it up and maybe a little paint to make it all shiney LOL I'ts hard to tell on the size in the pic, Does not look like a 24" but hoping it's bigger than the old 20" one they used to make, The small ones like that are tough to find buyers for, Most people want a little bigger.

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thats definitely a 24 inch model
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Those old, small 20" Ariens actually have a cult following and the ones that are in good shape sell fast to small repair yards - who in turn
can flip them fast.

The 20" have a four blade impeller, and with tires on the chains, can be real pit bulls. They provide the power of a big machine but in a smaller,
more maneuverable footprint.

The friction disc means good luck in Haiti....
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Those old, small 20" Ariens actually have a cult following and the ones that are in good shape sell fast to small repair yards - who in turn
can flip them fast.

The 20" have a four blade impeller, and with tires on the chains, can be real pit bulls. They provide the power of a big machine but in a smaller,
more maneuverable footprint.

The friction disc means good luck in Haiti....
I did have a ST420 that I had for a total of 2 days but I had the buyer before I had a blower and he wanted a smaller one and he loves it, Was in real nice shape too. New carb and a little adjusting and it was good to go. I do have to give him a hand because it has a tire that goes flat but easy fix and he's still happy.
When he was picking it up.
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That is a "Greyhound" engine, predecessor of the Predator. Looks like a hack job on the chute crank. You'll have to sit on it until November.
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Wasn't planning on selling fast, more of a off season project, Trying to pick up some cheap projects to keep me busy over the summer to make a little side money next winter, most that I buy usually has a buyer in the waiting. Now I'm just looking for the cheap buys to repair.

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My opinion..
its worth $50 as it sits..
if it was tuned up and everything works properly, $100 tops.

I wouldn't consider than engine any great bonus..
it was a low-end junky Harbor freight engine when it was new..
now it has some age on it, its nothing of note.
personally, I would consider the engine a drawback..I would pass on this snowblower because of the engine alone..
I would consider it for $50 if it still had the original working Tecumseh on it.

I wouldnt consider this a great flip canidate..
its worth little now, it will still be worth little when its fixed up a bit.
You are looking at $25 to $75 profit, best-case, and you might have to spend that much in parts..which means no profit.

If someone wanted to buy it and then keep it an use it, then $50 is a good deal.
otherwise, meh.

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i sell these all day long for 300 with predator swaps, customers love them, this one i know for a fact if you pull the muffler spray it with vht high heat gloss black maybe paint the handlebars and spend a half hour going through it and greasing/adjusting it you can get 250 easy if not 300
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