Ariens 926001 ST926LE, 926013 ST8526DLE, 926015 ST11528DLE, 926003 ST1332LE, 926014 ST9526DLE, 926002 ST11528LE User Manual

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CONTROLS AND FEATURES

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926001, 002, 003,

 

 

 

 

 

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OS7075

 

 

 

Figure 10

 

 

OS7080

 

 

 

 

 

 

OS7090

1.Attachment Clutch Lever

2.Speed Selector

3.Deflector Remote Control

4.Chute Control

5.Traction Drive Clutch Lever

6.Oil Fill/Dipstick

7.Muffler Guard (926002, 003, 016, 500, 501)

8.Discharge Chute Deflector

9.Discharge Chute

10.Impeller

11.Clean-OutTool

12.Auger

13.Scraper Blade

14.Auger Gearcase

15.Recoil Starter Handle

16.Electric Starter

17.Wing Knobs

18.Heated Handles (926002, 003, 016, 500, 501)

19.Ignition Key (926500, 501)

20.Remote Differential / Wheel Lock (926013, 016, 500, 501)

21.Heated Handles Switch (926002, 003, 016, 500, 501)

22.Oil Drain Plug

23.Throttle (Engine Stop)

24.Ignition Key, push-pull(926001, 002, 003, 013, 016)

25.Choke Control Knob

26.Primer Bulb

27.Runner

28.Drift Cutter

29.Battery Cover and Battery (926500, 501)

30.Axle Lock Pin (926001)

31.Belt Cover

32.Solenoid Compartment (926500, 501)

33.Fuel Shut-OffValve

34.Fuel Tank and Cap

35.Headlight

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1.

Attachment Clutch Lever

 

 

 

 

926014, 015

 

 

2.

Speed Selector

 

 

 

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3.

Deflector Remote Control

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Chute Control

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Traction Drive Clutch Lever

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oil Fill/Dipstick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Discharge Chute Deflector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Discharge Chute

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Impeller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Clean-outTool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Auger

 

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Scraper Blade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Auger Gearcase

 

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Recoil Starter Handle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Electric Starter

 

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Wing Knobs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Heated Handles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Remote Differential Wheel Lock

 

 

 

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Heated Handles Switch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oil Drain Plug

 

 

 

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Throttle (Engine Stop)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Push/Pull Safety Key

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Choke Control Knob

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Primer Bulb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Runner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Drift Cutter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Axle Lock Pin

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Belt Cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fuel Shut-OffValve

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Fuel Tank and Cap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Headlight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Muffler Guard

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OS7075

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 11

 

OS7080

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OS7090

 

 

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OPERATION

WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and understand the entireSafety section before proceeding.

WARNING: To avoid injury to hands and feet, always disengage clutches, shut off engine, and wait for all movement to stop before unclogging or working on snow thrower.

Keep hands and feet away from auger and impeller.

CONTROLS AND FEATURES

See Figure 10 or Figure 11 for all Controls and Features locations.

Dual Handle Interlock

When Attachment Clutch and then Traction Drive Clutch are engaged, the Attachment Clutch will remain engaged (lever down) if released. To stop attachment, release Traction Drive Clutch and both clutches will disengage.

Traction Drive Clutch - Left Hand Lever

 

Squeeze the Traction Drive Clutch

2

Lever against the Handlebar (1) to

 

engage wheel drive for propelling

 

unit. Forward speed will vary

 

according to snow depth and

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moisture content.

 

OL2701

Release lever (2) to stop movement.

NOTE: When traveling to or from the area to be cleared, press down on the handlebars enough to raise the front of the unit slightly off the surface. Engage the traction drive clutch without engaging the attachment drive clutch.

Attachment Clutch - Right Hand Lever

2

Squeeze Attachment Clutch Lever

against handlebar (1) to engage

 

 

attachment. Release both clutch

 

levers (2) to disengage power and

 

apply brake to attachment.

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IMPORTANT: If the belt squeals

 

when the attachment clutch lever is

OL2691

engaged, the impeller may be frozen

 

in the auger housing. Immediately

release the attachment clutch lever and move the unit into a heated area to thaw.

NOTE: If belt squeals when impeller turns freely, see

Attachment Drive Belt Replacement on page 27.

Ignition Switch (Push/Pull Safety Key)

926001, 002, 003,

926014, 015

013, 016

 

 

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Key Switch has two positions:

1.“Stop” - pulled out

2."Run" - pushed in

NOTE: DO NOT twist key after it is inserted.

Ignition Switch (12V start on dash panel)

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2

The ignition switch is operated by a

 

removable key. It has three positions:

 

 

 

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1.Stop

 

 

2.Run

OS0232 3.Start

Primer Bulb

Pushing the primer bulb in adds fuel for easier engine start. Refer to Starting and Shut Off on page 17.

OS1321

Speed Selector

Position the Speed Selector in the appropriate speed notch to control forward and reverse travel.

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OS1192

Forward:

(6) Fastest

(1)Slowest Reverse:

(1)Slow

(2)Fast

IMPORTANT: DO NOT change motion from forward to reverse with clutch engaged. Forward speed can be changed without declutching.

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Choke Control Knob

926001, 002, 003,

926014, 015

013, 016, 500, 501

 

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1.Choke Closed position: chokes off air to engine for easier start.

2.Choke Open position: allows for normal operation.

IMPORTANT: Gradually open choke after engine starts.

Throttle

926001, 002, 003,

 

926014, 015

 

013, 016, 500, 501

 

 

 

 

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The throttle controls the engine speed. To increase or decrease the engine speed, adjust to:

1.Fast (normal or warm starts)

2.Part-Throttle

3.Slow (cold weather starts)

4.Stop (engine is off) (Not on 12V models)

Electric Starter

The electric starter will start a properly choked and cranked engine when the key is turned (12V) or starter button (120V) is pushed. Refer to Starting and Shut Off on page 17.

Recoil Starter Handle

When pulled, handle will turn engine over.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT let handle snap back against starter.

Snow Clean-OutTool(Figure 12)

WARNING: Hand contact with the rotating impeller is the most common cause of injury associated with snow throwers. Never use your hand to clean out the discharge chute.

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Figure 12

OS7100

 

To clear the discharge chute:

1.Shut off the engine.

2.Wait 10 seconds and make sure impeller blades have stopped rotating.

3.Remove the snow clean-outtool (1) from the auger housing and use it to remove the clog from the discharge chute.

4.Replace the snow clean-outtool on the auger housing.

Deflector Remote

Place deflector into position before operation. DO NOT throw snow any higher than necessary.

Place deflector remote in a forward notch to throw snow lower. Place deflector remote in a rearward notch to throw snow higher.

Discharge Chute

Discharge chute rotates 200°.

ALWAYS position discharge chute in safe direction and angle, away from operator and bystanders, before starting engine.

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Discharge Chute Control

IMPORTANT: If chute does not stay in set position, adjust as directed inSERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS on page 22, or repair before operation.

Rotate the Chute with Discharge Chute Control.

Figure 13

OS7105

 

IMPORTANT: DO NOT force frozen chute controls. If frozen, take to warm place until controls are free.

Heated Handles (926002, 003, 014, 015, 016, 500, 501)

Turn the heated handles switch to the

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ON (1) position to activate. Turn the switch to the OFF (2) position to

2 deactivate.

OS1950

Remote Differential (926013, 014, 015, 016, 500, 501)

Squeeze and hold the remote differential lever to lock differential so both wheels drive and provide better traction. Release the remote differential lever to allow easier steering.

If remote differential does not engage or disengage properly, adjust or repair before operation (see

REMOTE DIFFERENTIAL (926013, 014, 015, 016, 500, 501) on page 23).

Remote Wheel Lock (926002, 003)

Squeeze and release the remote wheel lock to lock the left wheel for better traction when throwing snow or to unlock the left wheel for easier steering.

NOTE: The wheel lock will not release when under load. Do not unlock the wheel while turning. If the wheel lock will not release, turn the unit slightly left or right to relieve axle load and release the axle lock.

If remote wheel lock does not lock or unlock properly, adjust or repair before operation (see REMOTE WHEEL LOCK (926002, 003) on page 23).

Axle Lock Pin (926001)

(Figure 14)

Use the axle lock pin to lock or unlock the right or left wheel. Lock both wheels to increase traction; unlock one wheel to allow for easier turning of the unit.

NOTE: Unit will not drive with both wheels unlocked.

Wheel Unlocked

Wheel Locked

Axle Lock Pin

 

Figure 14

Scraper Blade

The scraper blade allows the back of the housing to keep better contact with the surface being cleared. It also prevents damage to the housing from normal wear.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT allow Scraper Blade to wear too far or Auger/Impeller housing will become damaged.

Runners

The runners control the distance between the scraper blade and the ground. Adjust runners equally to keep blade level with the ground. Refer to Pre-Start on page 16 for recommended settings.

Drift Cutters (Figure 15)

Drift cutters break up snow drifts that are taller than the auger housing and direct the snow into the auger. Store the drift cutters on the auger housing when not in use. Install them as shown below so they are taller than the snow to be cleared.

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1. Stored Position

2. Operating Position

Figure 15

OS7110

FILLING FUEL TANK

WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and understand the entireSafety section before proceeding.

Fuel Shut-OffValve

IMPORTANT: The fuelshut-offvalve MUST be in the closed position prior to transporting the unit.

The fuel shut-offvalve has two positions:

926001, 002, 003, 013, 016, 500, 501

Closed Position: Use this position to service, transport, or store the unit.

Open Position: Use this position to run the unit.

Figure 16

926014, 015

On Position: Use this position to run the unit.

Off Position: Use this position to service, transport, or store the unit.

Figure 17

To add fuel to fuel tank:

1.ALWAYS place unit in open or well-ventilatedarea.

2.Stop engine and allow to cool.

3.Clean Fuel Cap and surrounding area to prevent dirt from entering Fuel Tank.

4.Remove Cap.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT use gasohol or gasoline containing alcohol. See Engine Manual for correct type and grade of fuel.

5.Fill fuel tank to within 1/2 in. (1.2 cm) below bottom of filler neck with unleaded gasoline.

NOTE: Tank capacity is 1 gallon (3.8 liters).

6.Replace Fuel Cap and tighten.

7.ALWAYS clean up any spilled fuel.

PRE-START

1. Frozen Impeller

IMPORTANT: Before starting engine, check impeller to be sure it is not frozen.

To check impeller:

1.With ignition key switch in “Stop” position, squeeze Attachment Clutch Lever to Engaged position.

2.Pull Recoil Starter Handle.

3.If Impeller is frozen, (cannot pull Starter Handle) move unit to a heated area and thaw to prevent possible damage.

2.Check Function of Clutches

If clutches do not engage or disengage properly, adjust or repair before operation (see Attachment Clutch/Brake Adjustment on page 25,Traction Drive Clutch Adjustment on page 27).

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3. Check Dual Handle Interlock

Without the engine running, press down (engage) both clutch levers. Release attachment clutch lever. Attachment clutch should remain engaged until traction clutch lever is released, then both clutches must disengage.

If clutches do not engage or disengage properly, adjust or repair before operation (see Attachment Clutch/Brake Adjustment on page 25).

4. Check Remote Differential (926013, 014, 015, 016, 500, 501)

Test the remote differential lock before starting. Squeeze and hold the remote differential lever to lock differential so both wheels drive and provide better traction. Release the remote differential lever to allow easier steering.

If remote differential does not engage or disengage properly, adjust or repair before operation (see

REMOTE DIFFERENTIAL (926013, 014, 015, 016, 500, 501) on page 23).

5. Check Remote Wheel Lock (926002, 003)

Squeeze and release the remote wheel lock to lock the left wheel for better traction when throwing snow or to unlock the left wheel for easier steering.

If remote wheel lock does not lock or unlock properly, adjust or repair before operation (see REMOTE WHEEL LOCK (926002, 003) on page 23).

6. Check Axle Lock (926001)

Use the axle lock pins to lock or unlock the wheels. Lock both wheels to increase traction; unlock one wheel to allow for easier turning of the unit.

7. Check Runners

Check and adjust Runners (Runners on page 22). Allow 1/8 in. (3 mm) between scraper blade and hard, smooth surface(s). Allow1-1/4in. (30 mm) between scraper blade and uneven or gravel surfaces.

8. Check Engine Fuel & Crankcase Oil

WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and understand the entireSafety section before proceeding.

Check and add fuel if required. Check that the engine crankcase oil is full using dipstick. Refer to Engine Manual for detailed instructions.

TO STOP IN AN EMERGENCY

Immediately release both control levers to stop unit in an emergency. Stop engine, remove key and wait for all rotating parts to stop before leaving operator’s position.

STARTING AND SHUT OFF

WARNING: FAILURE TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS could result in personal injury and/or damage to unit. DO NOT attempt to start your unit at this time. Read entire Owner/Operator Manual and the Engine Manual first.

IMPORTANT: Allow unit and engine to adjust to the outdoor temperature before clearing snow. Beforeshut-off,run the attachment a few minutes to prevent impellerfreeze-up.

NOTE: Try out each control without the engine running to see how it works and what it does.

Manual Start

1.Turn discharge chute straight ahead.

2.Make sure that the traction clutch and attachment drive clutch levers are fully disengaged.

3.Push Primer Bulb 2 or 3 times for cold engine.

NOTE: When temperature is below-15°F(-26°C) additional priming may be needed.

4.If engine is cold, apply choke. See Engine Manual for detailed instructions.

NOTE: A warm engine requires less choking than a cold engine.

5.Set throttle to proper starting position.

6.Insert key into ignition switch. 12V - Turn key to RUN position.

120V - Push key into RUN position. DO NOT twist key after it is inserted.

7.Grasp starter handle and pull rope out slowly until it pulls harder. Let rope rewind slowly.

8.Pull rope with a rapid continuous full arm stroke. Let rope rewind slowly.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT let Starter Handle snap against Starter.

9.Repeat steps 7 and 8 until engine starts. (If engine does not start, refer to

TROUBLESHOOTING on page 31.)

10.Adjust choke as needed.

11.Set throttle to Part Throttle or Slow position for adaptation to outside temperature or travel. Set throttle to Fast position for normal operation.

Electric Start (120V)

1. Connect extension cord to starter.

IMPORTANT: Prevent damage to unit. Know voltage of your starter and only use matching outlets.

2.Plug extension into 120V 3-wire,grounded outlet.

3.Turn discharge chute straight ahead.

4.Make sure that the traction clutch and attachment drive clutch levers are fully disengaged.

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5. Push Primer Bulb 2 or 3 times for cold engine.

NOTE: When temperature is below-15°F(-26°C) additional priming may be needed.

6.Insert key into ignition switch on engine and push into "Run" position. DO NOT twist key after it is inserted.

7.If engine is cold, apply choke. A warm engine requires less choking than a cold engine. See Engine Manual for detailed instructions.

8.Set throttle to proper starting position.

9.Press starter button on engine until engine starts.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT operate starter more than 15 seconds per minute, as overheating and damage can occur. (If engine does not start, refer to

TROUBLESHOOTING on page 31.)

10.Adjust choke as needed.

11.Disconnect power cord from outlet, then starter.

12.Set throttle to Part Throttle or Slow position for adaptation to outside temperature or travel. Set throttle to Fast position for normal operation.

Electric Start (12V)

1.Turn discharge chute straight ahead.

2.Make sure that the traction clutch and attachment drive clutch levers are fully disengaged.

3.Push Primer Bulb 2 or 3 times for cold engine.

NOTE: When temperature is below-15°F(-26°C) additional priming may be needed.

4.If engine is cold, apply choke. See Engine Manual for detailed instructions.

NOTE: A warm engine requires less choking than a cold engine.

5.Set throttle to proper starting position.

6.Turn ignition key to the START position until engine starts and release into the RUN position.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT operate starter more than 15 seconds per minute, as overheating and damage can occur. (If engine does not start, refer to

TROUBLESHOOTING on page 31.)

7.Adjust choke as needed.

8.Set throttle to Part Throttle or Slow position for travel or adaptation to outside temperature. Once achieved, set throttle to Fast position for normal operation.

Shut Off

SNOW REMOVAL

IMPORTANT: Allow unit and engine to adjust to the outdoor temperature before clearing snow.

NOTE: Attachment clutch should be engaged before wheel drive clutch when throwing snow.

1.Select Speed Control position and direction.

2.Engage Attachment Clutch - Right Hand Lever.

3.Engage Traction Drive Clutch - Left Hand Lever.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT overload unit capacity by attempting to clear snow at too fast a rate. Use slow speed to clear deep or hard packed snow.

Tips for Operation

Snow is best removed as soon as possible after snow fall.

To clear an area, run unit in an overlapping series of paths. For large areas, start in the middle and throw snow to each side, so snow is not cleared more than once.

ALWAYS direct snow away from area to be cleared and with direction of the wind.

TRAVELING

To travel from one work area to another:

1.Set Throttle to Slow or Part-Throttleposition.

2.Press down on handlebars enough to raise front of unit slightly off surface.

3.Engage wheel drive clutch without engaging attachment drive clutch.

TRANSPORT

ALWAYS shut off engine, remove key, and close fuel shut-offvalve when transporting unit on a truck or trailer.

Use extra care when loading or unloading unit onto trailer or truck.

Secure unit chassis to transport vehicle. NEVER secure from rods or linkages that could be damaged.

DO NOT transport machine while engine is running.

1.Release Traction Drive Clutch Lever and allow unit to come to a complete stop.

2.Run Impeller a few minutes after use to prevent freeze-upof Impeller.

3.Release Attachment Clutch Lever and wait for all moving parts to come to a complete stop.

4.Move Throttle to the “Stop” position.

5.Remove key.

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MAINTENANCE

Ariens Dealers will provide any service or adjustments which may be required to keep your unit operating at peak efficiency. Should engine service be required, contact an Ariens dealer or an authorized engine manufacturer's service center.

WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and understand the entireSafety section before proceeding.

SERVICE POSITION

WARNING: Before tipping unit up onto housing, remove fuel so no spills will occur and remove battery (if equipped). Ensure unit is secure and will not tip over during maintenance.

Place unit on a flat level surface. Tip unit forward onto front of auger housing for service. Ensure unit is secure and will not tip over. Strap and clamp onto bench if

needed.

 

Service Position

 

Figure 18

OS7120

 

MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

The chart below shows the recommended maintenance schedule that should be performed on a regular basis. More frequent service may be required.

MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

Service Performed

Each Use

Every 5

Every 25

Yearly

 

 

hrs.

hrs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check Dual Handle

 

 

 

Interlock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check Fasteners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check Clutch

 

 

 

Operation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check Clutch Spring

 

*

 

Adjustments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clean Engine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check Engine Oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change Engine Oil

 

**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check Tire Pressure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check Auger

 

 

Gearcase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Lubrication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery Maintenance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*After first five hours of operation.

**After first two hours of operation.

CHECK DUAL HANDLE INTERLOCK

Without the engine running, press down (engage) both clutch levers. Release attachment clutch lever. Attachment clutch should remain engaged until traction clutch lever is released, then both clutches must disengage.

CHECK FASTENERS

Make sure all hardware is tightened properly.

CHECK CLUTCH OPERATION

Auger / impeller must stop within 5 seconds when attachment clutch/impeller brake lever is released.

Wheels must stop quickly when traction drive clutch lever is released.

If clutches do not engage or disengage properly, adjust or repair before operation (see Attachment Clutch/Brake Adjustment on page 25,Traction Drive Clutch Adjustment on page 27).

CHECK CLUTCH SPRING ADJUSTMENT

Make sure the attachment clutch and traction drive clutch are adjusted to the range specified in

Attachment Clutch/Brake Adjustment on page 25.

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CLEAN ENGINE

Refer to Engine Manual for detailed instructions.

CHECK ENGINE OIL

The engine crankcase oil should be checked every 5 hours of operation. Oil level MUST be maintained in safe operating range on dipstick at all times or engine damage will result (See Engine Manual).

Park unit on a level surface. Refer to Engine Manual for detailed instructions.

CHANGE ENGINE OIL

Change oil after first 2 hours of operation, thereafter change oil every 25 hours (more often if required). Refer to Engine Manual for detailed instructions.

Run engine just prior to changing oil. Warm oil will flow more freely and carry away more contamination. Remove the oil drain plug from the rear of the unit and tip the unit back to help drain all the oil.

CHECK TIRE PRESSURE

Keep tires at pressure listed on the tire sidewall.

CHECK AUGER GEARCASE

IMPORTANT: Proper oil level must be maintained.

Gear cases are filled to the correct level at the factory. Unless there is evidence of leakage, no additional lubricant should be required. Check oil level each season or every 25 hours of operation.

To ensure adequate lubricant level:

1.Remove filler plug (Figure 19). Lubricant must be at least up to bottom of lubricant filler hole with unit resting on a level-surface.

2.Add lubricant if required. Allow oil to drain to level of plug and replace plug.

IMPORTANT: Use only Ariens special gear lubricantL-2(Part Number 00008000). Gearcase filler plug may require an application ofLoc-Tite®565 thread sealant with repeated servicing.

1

 

3

 

2

 

1. Auger Gearcase - Cast Iron

 

2. Oil Fill and Drain Plug

 

3. Auger Gearcase - Aluminum

 

Figure 19

OS7130

 

GENERAL LUBRICATION

IMPORTANT: Wipe each fitting clean before and after lubrication. Do not wipe gearcase filler plug; wiping the gearcase filler plug may remove thread sealant and cause leaks.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT allow grease or oil to get on friction disc, friction plate or belts.

NOTE: Apply AriensHi-TempGrease or equivalent to the lubrication fittings. SeeSERVICE PARTS on page 30.

Sno-Throshould be lubricated (Figure 20) at beginning of season or every 25 operating hours.

Auger Shaft

NOTE: To grease auger shaft, remove shear bolt nuts, and shear bolts. Apply grease at the grease zerks and then turn the auger shaft. Replace shear bolts per instructions inShear Bolts on page 22.

CLEAN BATTERY (926500, 501)

WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read and understand the entireSafety section before proceeding.

IMPORTANT: Battery ismaintenance-free.Do not tamper with or attempt to open battery. SeeSERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS on page 22 for charging procedures.

Terminals

Keep battery and its terminals clean.

IMPORTANT: Remove battery from unit before cleaning.

Remove corrosion from battery terminals and cable connections with a wire brush, then wash with a weak baking soda solution.

After cleaning, apply a thin coat of grease or petroleum jelly to terminals and cable ends to retard corrosion.

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