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Re: Ariens Automatic Traction Control
#1   Mar 27, 2013 11:46 am
Yeah I might just try chains - as well as composite shoes. Thanks for your input.


Re: Ariens Automatic Traction Control
#2   Mar 26, 2013 7:42 am
RedOctobyr, thanks for that response. What Ariens do you have?
Ariens Automatic Traction Control
#3   Mar 25, 2013 8:21 am
ATC Traction Control Question
From my research I have learned that the Ariens Platinum and higher wheeled series use the Hilliard Auto-lok. From the Hilliard website I take the following:

The Hilliard Auto-Lok automatically switches from positive traction to an open differential and back without any levers or cables. On a side hill, the Auto-Lok transfers power to the wheel with the most traction, eliminating the need for the rider to shift their weight. The improved traction reduces tire spin, and in return, reduces turf damage...

Note what I have in bold italics. Doesn't this mean that if a wheel spins on my Platinum then the differential takes the power from that wheel and transfers it to the wheel with traction? If that's the case then that's going to turn my snowblower quickly, and I will continuously be fighting to keep it on a straight path. If I have a wheel slip I want the power to REMAIN on that wheel. I struggle to keep my blower on a straight path, and am beginning to believe this is the reason why. Any comments?

Re: Clarence's Impeller Kit
#4   Mar 21, 2013 9:42 am
Just measured. It's a full 1/4 inch space...perhaps a touch more.


Re: Clarence's Impeller Kit
#5   Mar 12, 2013 12:36 pm
aa335 wrote:

Not sure how wide your snowblower is, but 342cc on a bucket 30 inches or less is a good healthy combination.  ....
Bucket is 30 inches

Not to dissuade you from modding, but it seems this is a project that is high on effort, low on gain.
You just might be right. I may think this through a bit more and not worry about it at all - at least for this year.

Thanks to all for your responses.
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