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Over the last week I have installed an ariens track kit. Pretty straight forward install. All the holes were already in the chassis so it only made it that much easier to accomplish. The only problem that I did run into one issue. The sno Tek did not have the gear reduction shaft ,gears and 41 chain from the factory. Had to order about another 70 bucks in parts to finish it all of . Today was my first day using it and have nothing but good to say about the change from wheels to track drive. It's a little slow in the travel speed right now, but I didn't get time to install the speed up pully and belt that came in the kit. I'll wait for a good stretch of weather before I take it out of service to install the speed up kit. Even though this machine is only 208cc I could go out into my yard where no one has touched yet this year and blow my way through about 25-30 inches of snow with no issues. Again very happy with the kit and anyone else that is looking to upgrade there sno Tek. You just need to look at the chassis and see if the holes are pre drilled. If they are it can be done.
 

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I had intended to do this, but never got around to it...yet. It seemed kind of pricey - $500+. How much was yours ? What kind of bucket-height adjustment does this kit result in - a couple of positions, or infinite like the new Hondas ? Is it easy to adjust ?


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Wheres the pics and the links to this kit!!?? My 28 tek might like some tracks!
 
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This was the kit for the 15" wheel snowblowers. I paid $500 . There are five positions in the bucket height adjustment. Transport,two inch up ,one inch up ,on your skids and finally a dig setting. Like I said in the initial post. You will need to purchase some extra parts for the reduction drive. The shaft comes with the kit for the reduction drive but none of the clips,spacers,bushings ,chain ,and chain drive pulleys. I have a parts list of what I ordered. If anyone wanted it. It was about $80 bucks more added to the price of the kit. Well worth the money. I already have had the blower for 3 or 4 years. So I figure the price is negligible to selling it and spending 1500 to 1800 for a mtd brand track unit. I like my ariens better than mtd.
 

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This was the kit for the 15" wheel snowblowers. I paid $500 . There are five positions in the bucket height adjustment. Transport,two inch up ,one inch up ,on your skids and finally a dig setting. Like I said in the initial post. You will need to purchase some extra parts for the reduction drive. The shaft comes with the kit for the reduction drive but none of the clips,spacers,bushings ,chain ,and chain drive pulleys. I have a parts list of what I ordered. If anyone wanted it. It was about $80 bucks more added to the price of the kit. Well worth the money. I already have had the blower for 3 or 4 years. So I figure the price is negligible to selling it and spending 1500 to 1800 for a mtd brand track unit. I like my ariens better than mtd.
Great job !!!! Looks fantastic. Enjoy.
 

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I wonder how that would work with a Ariens auto turn blower.
 

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Is the ground speed fast enough, and how many height adjustments do you get, and how are they done ?
 

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I wonder how that would work with a Ariens auto turn blower.
I've heard that it can be done on auto turn blowers. If you look up on you tube a guy adds a track kit to a 30" sho with autoturn. Without disabled it.

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Is the ground speed fast enough, and how many height adjustments do you get, and how are they done ?
And thus kit comes with a overdrive pully kit for bringing the ground speed up. It adds 20 percent more speed.

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And thus kit comes with a overdrive pully kit for bringing the ground speed up. It adds 20 percent more speed.

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There are 5 height adjustment. And is controlled by a trigger on the right side handle you add.

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There are 5 height adjustment. And is controlled by a trigger on the right side handle you add.

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You can see it on the first picture I posted.

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Whoa...Tekkie's blowing kisses at "Burly Man" tracks. :kiss:
 

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Nice job, well done, a lot more patience than I have, I would have just bought a tracked machine.
 

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Nice job, well done, a lot more patience than I have, I would have just bought a tracked machine.
Ya . I thought about that but I already had the machine. And I don't mind working on stuff once and a while. Thanks

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