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Ariens 910019 - uneven handlebars

Hello, got an old 1974 6hp, model 910019. Runs great but the handlebars are starting to dip to the left. I guess from the pressure of engaging the clutch.

Any suggestions on how to even these up?

I'd also like to put on a taller discharge shoot, any suggestions there also would be appreciated.

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I don't see any issue in the photos, but if the handle bars integrity was compromised at some point, then you may need to have someone weld in a brace for them if bolting a lose bolt does not correct it.

I have a few 40 and 50 year old Ariens, and the handle bars are as solid as day one, and shifting or using the clutch is not the cause of any bending of the handlebars.

Btw, those X-Trac tires are rotation specific, and the right side is facing the wrong way … the tread arrow design should be facing in the forward position of rotation.

Many people have located a taller chute for sale, and have successfully changed them. Me personally, I never had an issue with my discharge, as mine perform just fine for me with the original setup.

Some people also have modded them with an impeller kit, but again, mine operate just fine for me, and I never had the need to perform this mod addition.
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Tire pressure and / or worn wheel axle bushing will cause that. The way the left side is dipping, the latter would be my guess. Those bushings are very easy to find and change.


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Ohh, is he talking about the whole machine tilting from the bucket and main body unit?

I thought he said the handle bars were the issue?

If indeed the bucket, or main housing unit are crooked or out of skew, yes, that could be a lot of things, i.e. tire pressure, bearing wear, bent items, etc., etc.... ???
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oneacer - thanks for the heads-up regarding the xtrac. I did have to flip the side with the diff lock because the tire stem was hitting the diff-lock causing it to engage.I have almost never engage the lock, the tires grab great.

classiccat - is there a way to tell without removing the wheel bushings to know if they are going bad?? thanks for the info.
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It is just the handlebars that are a bit uneven. The right side height is 37 1/4" the left 36 1/4".
Not a big difference, just something I'd like to straighten out if i could.

oneacer -you are absolutely correct on the right tire. The rotation arrow is pointing in the wrong direction. I did not even notice. Thank you.
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If you have bad bearings/bushings, you will be able to rock the unit, and literally watch the body going up and down, and the axle not moving … or put a block under the frame, and if you can rock the axle up and down, you know you have issues .... you will be able to see the play.
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The taller chutes from the Ariens 924 series will bolt on, part number 02449959 or 025449900.


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db130 - thanks for the taller shoot part #, will chk into it.

oneacer - bushings seem to be good, no movement or slop when rocking unit.

In taking a closing look at the handlebars, the piece that attaches to the frame may be bend outward just a tad. The handlebars are not really a big deal, i've had the unit 12yrs & it's been like that since i bought it.

The machine handles well, runs great. I've put an impeller kit on it awhile back & it really throws the snow. I've changed out the friction disk, scraper bar, skid shoes, belt & i've also had to replace the front gear shaft. It broke inside the gear case.

Thanks for everyone's help.
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While squaring the bucket to grid.. the tires and cross brace on the bars are both off skew.
So it looks like your bucket is twisted in relation to the rest of the machine.. I would look up front and go from there

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