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Turnkey start option on ariens

hello everyone...just was looking at the new ariens commercial blowers with the turnkey start option that have a battery mounted to the snowblower...
Any way to do this aftermarket? i cant seem to find much info on the modification...i have an electric start on it...i was gonna weld a spot to hold the battery on the snowblower...i dont need to do it, i just think its a pretty neat feature and am wondering how the battery is wired into the starter.....
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You need a 12 volt starter to operate from a battery. Yours is most likely a 110 volt plug in type. Not the same. The old Tecumsehs made both a 110 and a 12. The 12 volt used a solenoid just like an automobile. They had the same gear on the bendix to mesh with the flywheel ring. MH

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Hi and welcome. I am in Central NH and have a key start Ariens Pro 1128 from 2002. It is a model 924508. I don't think it is something suitable for a retrofit as it would be too expensive. You need a key switch that operates a solenoid to provide juice to the 12 volt starter. I suggest you look up an exploded drawing from one of the parts sites or Ariens and take a look. It would seem to be more cost effective to buy a used one with the feature. There is probably twenty of them on the Boston and NH Craigslist. Most of them are overpriced but we haven't had any snow yet. Good luck.
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yah i figured i needed the solenoid...just a really neat feature...just another bell and whistle, but still neat.....thanks guys......
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yah i figured i needed the solenoid...just a really neat feature...just another bell and whistle, but still neat.....thanks guys......
What engine do you have in it?. I know on Honda engines you can get aftermarket 12volt key on start kit conversions for $100-150
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Depending on your blower you likely would need to charge up the battery between uses as your engine might not have a charging circuit (regulated DC) for a battery.

If you're willing to charge the battery occasionally you just need the starter, a solenoid, key switch or button, battery and some wire and connectors.
It's not hard at all and getting some of the stuff used (craigslist, ebay, ...) makes it much more affordable.
If you have a riding mower that isn't used in the winter you can swap the battery.




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I have an Airens 2003 1336 that I bought for my son. This summer I removed the battery shelf and sanded it down and repainted it because of rust and corrosion. The part is listed at Jack's. The solonid lives in a little space formed by the shelf supports. Looks like it would be an easy bolt on.
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