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post #1 of 22 Old 12-02-2014, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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Well you don't see this everyday. Time for new blower...

So we got snow wet and heavy snow in New England last week. When I went out to blow some snow with my Ariens 13/32 something happened. Short to say, I have quite the project on my hands

Now call me crazy, but I don't think it's supposed to look like this...

The first pic is of the coupler on the drive sheave
The second pic is looking from the top with the motor removed
The third pic is looking from underneath
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post #2 of 22 Old 12-02-2014, 10:24 AM
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Hmmm. Not good.

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One of the welds broke in the chassis and then this was the result. Everything is all bent and out of alignment, along with few broken parts.
Thankfully I just so happen to have a donor machine laying around for just such an occasion. Throughout the week I'll be swapping the parts and motor.

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Damage

Now that totally sucks. At least it sounds like you have replacement parts available, so that's one blessing.
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Ouch! Must have made quite a ruckus when it gave way. Good news about the spare machine. Always helps to have those parts around (I have a broken down machine in the attic, lol, already had to use the bucket two years ago).
Do you think you can have the old chassis welded up and save it for down the road or is it scrap at this point?

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i don't know much about snowblowers but that doesn't look good

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Ouch! Must have made quite a ruckus when it gave way. Good news about the spare machine. Always helps to have those parts around (I have a broken down machine in the attic, lol, already had to use the bucket two years ago).
Do you think you can have the old chassis welded up and save it for down the road or is it scrap at this point?
Oh certainly did. Hearing that coupler break sounded like a gun shot.
And no, this chassis is at the end of its life. It's just not worth fixing...these are so plentiful that I can get another one cheap if needed.

It was quite the experience to say the least. And that's why I keep backup snowblowers

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is it just the tractor thats bad or the whole frame? tractors and complete frames are plentiful and easy to find with blown engines or auger gearboxes, i have never seen a failure on the tractor half of an ariens 10,000 series machine like that
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That's just ugly. Now I'm going out to check the welds on my '69 7-32!!
I don't have a spare machine

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is it just the tractor thats bad or the whole frame? tractors and complete frames are plentiful and easy to find with blown engines or auger gearboxes, i have never seen a failure on the tractor half of an ariens 10,000 series machine like that
Yes, the tractor is what went bad

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That's just ugly. Now I'm going out to check the welds on my '69 7-32!!
I don't have a spare machine
I highly doubt you have anything to be concerned about. This was just a freak incident...

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