this is a webpage about a snowblower..
not just any snowblower..a classic snowblower!
have I made a webpage about a snowblower?
because I can! and because I enjoy making hobby webpages,
because I think its an interesting subject!
my name is Scot, and im a native of Upstate New York.
here my whole life..
in Western NY, we have SNOW!
and lots of snow..
Rochester and Syracuse are famous (infamous?) for it.
living down-wind of any of the Great Lakes knows what im talking about..
further explanation necessary.
south of Pennsylvania the world pretty much ends when 1 inch of snow
close down for days!
up here, one foot of snow overnight is a mere dusting..slows down the
a few minutes, but by lunch time things are pretty much back to normal.
the snow itself is no big deal..our highway departments and city and
GREAT job keeping us moving out on the roads all winter! However, snow
on a "personal level" is more of a concern..Once I get my car to the
of the driveway, im home-free..
its my responsibility to clear the driveway!
leads to..looking for a snowblower!
a few months of looking and research, I ended up with a 1971 Ariens!
the story of how I wound up with such a machine, read on!
2 - The story of how I ended up with a 1971 Ariens in 2009.
3 - Owners Manuals and Decoding Serial Numbers.
Page 4 - First Series of Ariens Sno-Thros, 1960 - 1964.
Page 5 - 10,000 series and Track-Team Attachments, 1965 - 1974.
Page 6 - 22,000 Series, 1969 - 1978.
Page 7 - 924000 Series, 1974 - 2004.
Page 8 - 932000 Series, 1977 - 2005.
Page 9 - Modern Ariens snowblowers, 2005 to Today.
- Engine swaps -
putting new engines on old machines, and restorations.
Page 11 - FAQ, Maintenance, Repairs and Research.
Page 12 - Vintage
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