This is my third newer Ariens Auger bushing retrofit, so I thought I'd post up some pixx.
They do not have the 1/2 - 13 bolt on the auger shaft end and bronze bushings to hold it in place, but have flanges and plastic spiral bushings instead. They are not greasable, can only spray oil in there, dumb idea as every one I've worked on had the bushings worn out.
So I drill and tap two zerk fittings into the auger shaft flanges, so that they are greasable from the front of the machine. Also bore a hole in the bushing with an exacto knife, just to ensure grease can get distributed into and around the auger shaft. Use a knife or a pointed soldering iron to make hole, drilling cracks them easily.
Note of caution...... These flanges are HARDENED!!!
Use one drill size bigger than tap drill, lots of lube, 1/8 th turn on tap and back out carefully, then thread back in again. If you are not careful you WILL Break the tap, really hard material.
Just trying to make these newer ones just as good as the older ones. If I get another one I'm going to see about retrofitting a bronze bushing in there, like the older ones.