So who made the Ariens shown in #7? As noted it is nearly identical to the JD 826...
If you are referring to post #7 in this thread, that is a 1971 Ariens made by Ariens.
It's not really very similar to the 1990's John Deere machines made by Ariens.
The 1990's John Deere snowblowers made by Ariens are nearly identical to 1990's Ariens models.