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Ariens Garden Tractor blows belts
#1   May 16, 2016 11:24 pm
I just moved into a house with a big enough yard to need a rider, so I am inheriting an Ariens garden tractor mower from my dad. He quit using it because he couldn't get it to stop eating belts. He replaced every pulley and bearing on the deck and is definitely routing the belt correctly, but each belt only lasts about 1.5 hours of operation before blowing. He has always suspected the clutch because it gets too hot to touch, but the dealer says the clutches never fail like that, they just stop working totally. It has been at the dealer for almost a month now since its busy spring season and I am about ready to just pick it up and try to fix it myself. What do you guys think, clutch? I don't know the model right now because I can't get to it. I believe it is from somewhere around 2006. My dad said when he bought it the dealer told him it was the last year Ariens actually built the tractors before they switched to rebadging Huskys. I think it is a 54" deck.
HS621 value?
#2   Feb 1, 2012 9:48 pm
Whats a used Honda HS621 worth?  I found someone listing one for $275.  Says its about 5 years old and works good.  Any thoughts on if thats a good price?
Re: 924050 remote deflector retrofit
#3   Jan 28, 2012 4:45 pm
The newer chutes don't have the ring gear so you would have way to turn it.
Re: 924050 remote deflector retrofit
#4   Dec 28, 2010 10:15 am
I think your right!
924050 remote deflector retrofit
#5   Dec 26, 2010 5:21 pm
Last year I rebuilt my 1980 model Ariens 924050 with new gearbox, belts, paint, and most of the bearings. 

 The engine still pulls strong for being 30 years old, and all the wear parts are brand new but I have always been jealous of the newers Ariens blowers and their remote deflector control.  I have a very long narrow driveway with limited places where I can dump the snow, so the remote deflector would be really nice.  I decided to buy a remote deflector kit for a newer Ariens and find a way to make it work with my blower.  I chose the 724053 kit because it was cheapest kit I could find. 

First problem was getting the new style chute without the ring gear flange to work on my old machine with the ring gear flange.  I cut off the flanges on my old and the new chute and welded the old geared flange to the new chute.  Excuse my welding, I'm new and will be redoing the welding once I have time.

The more difficult part was getting the control lever to work.  I ended up having to cut a hole in my dash and fabricate some brackets to mount the control handle too.  I also had to relocate the deflector rotation control a couple inches to the left to make all the handles clear.  Hindsight being 20-20 I should've put the deflector control to the right of the drive control and relocated the throttle as it would've required less work, but the way I have it setup not works fine. 

Only thing left to do is paint up all the parts and redo the welding on the chute.  I may end up changing the chute rotation controls to the new style with the engine mounted gear because the 10 turns of the rotation control to go from left to right slows me down quite a bit when doing my driveway.  I just have to watch ebay for the parts to do it.  If that doesn't happen, maybe I will wait until this engine gives up and replace it with on that has an alternator and do an electric chute control.

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