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Pros and Cons used Ariens 1027le

I need a snowblower because I hate shoveling! I live in SW Colorado at about 8000 feet above sea level. We get plenty of winter here! Last season I started plowing driveways with my truck and had some customers in town needing sidewalks done. I am not stopping to shovel when the truck makes $120/hr but I will charge to snowblow.

Initially I was going to stay medium sized, maybe a 24" 8hp but I found a good deal on an Ariens 1027le and think I am going to pick it up tomorrow. I can find lots of Craftsman, MTD and Troy Built machines for the same money but it seems like the better quality and good power for its size will be an advantage should we get a lot of snow.

So anything to watch out for? My last blower was a Deere 10-32 and I loved that big green tank. Hoping this one will make me a little money over the next couple of winters.
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I have one and it works well except two issues I had were the lever to lock/unlock the wheel to turn easier, Well that system was not working well at all so I replaced it with a auto turn kit and I love it, other issue is if the chute control isn’t adjusted perfectly it can drive you crazy getting it to lock in the position you want it, It is a good machine and got me through some tough storms.

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I cannot comment on that unit, other than Ariens is a good brand in general. I would stay away from the Home Center machines, there is a reason they cost less. There is a video by Donnyboy73 on Youtube about what to look for in a used machine. He also has dozens of good maintenance videos.

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I went and picked up that blower yesterday. Looks to be in great shape, seems to work perfectly. Owner told me he spent $300 n service for it at the beginning of last season and it has been barely used since. Everything seems well lubed and adjusted even the diff lock control seems to be working well. Then...I wake up to snow! and this is the first day my snow removal ad appears in the local paper. Hoping for another good snowy season!
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