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Re: Ariens 1028 - won't drive forward or reverse; auger works great
#1   Jan 12, 2009 3:10 pm
Search the posts here for "Redesigned chain tensioner".   I too had the same problem...the damn chain is too long and gets caught on the bottom cross member.  If you don't shorten the chain, you can add a third pulley to take up the slack.

bbwb

Re: toto s200 idels only
#2   Mar 30, 2007 3:00 pm
Hey Dick...Buttlink is wright on the mark, it wile makes its more gooder runng.

bbwb

Re: Ariens 926LE---first run..MAJOR dissapointment
#3   Feb 8, 2007 10:49 pm
<BR> nibbler wrote:
The thing is you shouldn't have to do anything to the machine to make it work correctly unless you have changed something, such as adding a snow cab. If it is too light on the front end and you are using it in its stock configuration then there is either a design problem ( I think unlikely) or an operator fixable problem. You are right in that putting some weight, such as a small bag of salt would tell us if that is the problem but checking out the other possibilities is a good idea as well.&lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt;bbwb - I've been lusting after an Ariens DLE for some time and had just about decided on the 926DLE, what made you decide on the 1028 instead? For me the maneuverability of the slightly smaller machine was more important than the slightly larger swath. I also suspect that the engines are also the same, except for the HP stickers.<BR>
<BR>I would agree that if all things were equal, one should not need to do something to make the product work properly. All I can say is that the weight made all the difference in the world and eliminated the wandering and climbing over problems. I think that the new machines might be better, but am not sure.<BR>My 1028 is on it's fourth year now. The selection/purchase was determined by the sales price at HD. If memory serves, it was $950+/-.<BR>At that time, I had a John Deere TRS 26 (8hp)that was 11yrs old. I ran great, no problems, but I wanted to have the extra hp for the snow removal. With both wheels locked, it needs to be man handled to turn. This year with the pathetic snow we have received, it has not been out to play.<BR><BR>bbwb
Re: Ariens 926LE---first run..MAJOR dissapointment
#4   Feb 7, 2007 8:48 pm
My 1028 climbed up over any snow build up because there was not enough weight on the front. Once the weight went on, it stopped doing the exact thing Sailor's machine is doing. <BR>bbwb
Re: Ariens 926LE---first run..MAJOR disappointment
#5   Feb 6, 2007 11:23 pm
Ariens sells a weight bar that bolts onto the top of the blower housing. My 1028 had that same problem until the additional weight was put on. If you don't want to spend the bucks from Ariens (about $50 if I remember correctly) you could get some flat steel, drill some holes and paint to match. The other responses are correct on the adjustment of the scraper bar...that will throw the machine off course easily.

bbwb
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