Good question!Quick question. Did Ariens make the change from v-shaped auger bars in 1969 or 1970. I was going through your site and I can see that all 10,000 series models 1968 and prior have v-shaped bars mounted in reverse directions but all 10,000 series models 1970 and above have a different shaped bar mounted in a different direction. I didn't see a picture of a 1969 on page 5 so I am curious as to when they made the change?
I had been shopping for a snowblower a couple weeks ago due to all the snow storms we have had in northern NJ this year. Thanks to finding this forum and your web site, I decided to buy an Ariens. Your web site really made the difference! I ordered an Ariens Hydro Pro Track 32 (#926415). It should arrive in about 3 weeks. I may not have my Ariens before this season is over, but I will be ready for future years.
Another reason why I bought an Ariens is their longevity. I have friends who have owned their Ariens for over 15 years and still going strong (they live in CT). I used to live in CT and everyone I know who has a 2-stage snowblower owns an Ariens.
Thanks for your web site! I look forward to reading your updates!