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Owner/Operator Manual
Manuel Du Propriétaire/Utilisateur
920402 – Sno-Tek 24E
920403 – Sno-Tek 28E
ENGLISH
FRANÇAIS
Models
04135200 5/10
Printed in USA

Summary of Contents

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    Owner/Operator Manual Manuel Du Propriétaire/Utilisateur Models 920402 – Sno-Tek 24E 920403 – Sno-Tek 28E 04135200 5/10 ENGLISH Printed in USA FRANÇAIS...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    If used dealer. Visit your dealer or improperly, this unit could be dangerous and www.ariens.com for a list of cause personal injury or property damage. languages available for your The contents will provide you with safety equipment.

  • Page 3

    4. Review recommended lubrication, maintenance and adjustments. 5. Review limited warranty policy. 6. Fill out a product registration card and return the card to the Ariens Company or go to www.ariens.com. GB - 3...

  • Page 4: Safety

    SAFETY PRACTICES AND LAWS WARNING: To avoid injury to hands Practice usual and customary safe working and feet, always disengage clutches, precautions, for the benefit of yourself and shut off engine, and wait for all others. Understand and follow all safety movement to stop before unclogging messages.

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    Emission controls and OL4690 components can only be adjusted by an Ariens Company dealer or an authorized ONLY use clean-out tool to clear engine manufacturer's service center. blockages. NEVER use your Contact your Ariens Company Equipment hands.

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    Keep children and people away. Keep Never direct discharge towards persons or children out of work area and under watchful property that may be injured or damaged by care of a responsible adult. thrown objects. Use extreme caution on gravel surfaces. Stay alert for hidden hazards NEVER allow children to operate or play on or traffic.

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    Before cleaning, removing clogs or making NEVER fill fuel tank when engine is running any inspections, repairs, etc.: disengage or hot from operation. clutch(es), stop unit and engine, remove key, NEVER fill or drain fuel tank indoors. allow moving parts to stop. Allow hot parts to Replace fuel cap securely and clean up cool.

  • Page 8: Assembly

    ASSEMBLY Unfold Handlebar WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read (Figure 4) and understand the entire Safety 1. Remove the lower and loosen the upper section before proceeding. hardware on the handlebar assembly. 2. Loosen the hardware on the shift rod. 3. Put the speed selector lever in the sixth WARNING: Dropping or tipping over forward position.

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    Install Discharge Chute Install Discharge Chute Crank (Figure 5) (Figure 6) 1. Remove mounting hardware from the 1. Slide chute crank through the support bottom of the chute pedestal. bracket. 2. Install discharge chute over opening in NOTE: Be careful not to damage nylon the auger housing and secure pedestal bushing when attaching crank to the dash.

  • Page 10

    Check Function of Dual Handle Check Auger Gearcase Oil Interlock Check oil level in auger gearcase (see Check Auger Gearcase on page 18). Without the engine running, press down (engage) both clutch levers. Release Check Engine Crankcase Oil attachment clutch lever. Attachment clutch IMPORTANT: The engine is shipped with should remain engaged until traction clutch 5W-30 oil in crankcase.

  • Page 11: Controls And Features

    CONTROLS AND FEATURES Figure 7 1. Attachment Clutch Lever 14. Gas Tank and Cap 2. Speed Selector 15. Recoil Starter Handle 3. Traction Drive Clutch Lever 16. Primer Bulb 4. Chute Crank 17. Ignition Switch (Push /Pull) 5. Muffler Guard 18.

  • Page 12: Operation

    OPERATION Attachment Clutch - WARNING: AVOID INJURY. Read Right Hand Lever and understand the entire Safety section before proceeding. Squeeze attachment clutch lever against handlebar (1) to WARNING: To avoid injury to hands engage attachment. and feet, always disengage clutches, Release both clutch shut off engine, and wait for all levers (2) to disengage...

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    Speed Selector Recoil Starter Handle Position the speed selector in the appropriate When pulled, handle will turn engine over. speed notch to control forward and reverse IMPORTANT: DO NOT let handle snap back travel. against starter. See Starting and Shut Off on page 15. Snow Clean-Out Tool 08000127A (Figure 8)

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    Discharge Chute Scraper Blade Discharge chute rotates 205°. The scraper blade allows better contact with the surface being cleared. It also prevents ALWAYS position discharge chute in safe damage to the housing from wear. direction and angle, away from operator and bystanders, before starting engine.

  • Page 15

    3. Turn fuel valve on after adding fuel 5. Check Skid Shoes stabilizer. Check and adjust skid shoes (Skid Shoes on 4. Re-start engine. page 19). Allow 1/8 in. (3 mm) between 5. Run the engine outdoors for 1 minute to scraper blade and hard, smooth surface(s).

  • Page 16

    IMPORTANT: DO NOT overload unit capacity grounded outlet. by attempting to clear snow at too fast a rate. IMPORTANT: Use only Ariens extension cord Use slow speed to clear deep or hard packed (P/N 02483100) or an equilavent cord that is snow.

  • Page 17: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Ariens dealers will provide any service or adjustments which may be required to keep The chart below shows the recommended your unit operating at peak efficiency. Should maintenance schedule that should be engine service be required, contact an Ariens performed on a regular basis.

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    Make sure the attachment clutch and traction drain to level of plug and replace plug. drive clutch are adjusted to the range IMPORTANT: Use only Ariens L3 synthetic specified in Attachment Clutch/Brake severe duty gear lube (Part Number Adjustment on page 24 andTraction Drive 00068800).

  • Page 19: Service And Adjustments

    IMPORTANT: DO NOT allow grease or oil to get on friction disc, friction plate or belts. NOTE: Apply Ariens Hi-Temp Grease or equivalent to the lubrication fittings. See SERVICE PARTS on page 28. The unit should be lubricated (Figure 12) at beginning of season or every 25 operating hours.

  • Page 20

    2. Skid Shoe Hardware Figure 13 SHEAR BOLTS (Figure 14) IMPORTANT: Use only Ariens shear bolts for replacement. Use of any other type of shear bolt may result in severe damage to unit and may void the warranty. Occasionally a foreign object may enter the...

  • Page 21

    DISCHARGE CHUTE e. Shift speed selector into first reverse speed. (Figure 16) f. Engage the traction clutch. Unit If discharge chute does not stay in position should move backward. while operating, tighten nut on carriage bolt at g. Shut off unit. pivot point to increase tension on spring.

  • Page 22

    4. Remove spring pin from chute crank and IMPORTANT: With the clutch lever engaged, separate. the belt finger located opposite the belt idler must be less than 1/8 in. (3,2 mm) from the 5. Remove belt finger by removing cap belt, but not touching the belt, or belt screws mounting belt finger to engine grabbing may occur causing impeller to rotate...

  • Page 23

    1/8 in. (3.2 mm) (Maximum) OS8170 1. Swing Gate Spacer 2. Swing Gate Finger 1. Belt Finger 3. Drive Plate 2. Belt Figure 21 Figure 20 OS8165 TRACTION DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT (Figures 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22) NOTE: Housing and frame must be tipped apart and attachment drive belt removed from engine sheave in order to change traction drive belt.

  • Page 24

    ATTACHMENT CLUTCH/BRAKE 4. With the attachment clutch disengaged, check that the attachment idler arm ADJUSTMENT lightly touches the frame. 5. Tighten jam nut on cable adjustment WARNING: IMPROPER barrel. ADJUSTMENT could result in unexpected movement of auger and With the attachment clutch disengaged, impeller causing death or serious check the attachment idler arm position injury.

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    2. Adjust cable length (Figure 26). Roller should be 1/2 – 7/8 in. (12.7 – a. Loosen jam nut on cable. 22.2 mm) from the frame when the b. To increase spring extension, attachment clutch is engaged. adjust barrel down the cable and tighten jam nut.

  • Page 26

    Check Belt Finger Clearance (Figure 28) Traction Clutch Lever 7-1/2 – 8 in. 1. With clutch lever engaged, the belt (19.0 – 20.3 cm) finger located opposite the belt idler must be less than 1/8 in. (3.2 mm) from belt, but not touching the belt. To adjust belt finger, loosen the bolts and move the finger to the proper position.

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    10. Remove three screws holding friction disc to carrier bearing. 11. Remove old friction disc. Put the new friction disc in place, cup side to carrier bearing. 12. Reinstall three screws into new friction disc and carrier bearing. Torque to 5 –...

  • Page 28: Storage, Service Parts, Accessories

    Keep all nuts, bolts and screws properly ACCESSORIES tightened and know unit is in safe working condition. See your authorized Ariens dealer to add the additional accessories available to your Store unit in a cool, dry protected area. Sno-Tek model.

  • Page 29: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM PROBABLE CAUSE CORRECTION Engine will 1. Fuel tank is empty. 1. Fill fuel tank. 2. Fuel shut-off valve 2. Open fuel shut-off valve. closed. crank/start. 3. Build up of dirt and 3. Clean area around residue around governor/carburetor. governor/carburetor.

  • Page 30

    TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM PROBABLE CAUSE CORRECTION Unit throws 1. Shear bolts broken. 1. Replace shear bolts (see Shear Bolts on page 20). snow poorly 2. Attachment clutch/brake 2. Adjust attachment clutch/brake or does not not adjusted properly. (see Attachment Clutch/Brake throw snow. Adjustment on page 24).

  • Page 31: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Model Number 920402 920403 Description Sno-Tek 24 Sno-Tek 28 Engine LCT Storm Force LCT Storm Force Gross Torque* - ft-lbs (N-m) 9.5 (12.9) 9.5 (12.9) *Engine output stated in gross torque per SAE J1940 as rated by engine manufacturer. Displacement - in.

  • Page 32: Warranty

    Genuine Ariens brand service parts and accessories are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of 90 days after the date of purchase. An authorized Ariens dealer will repair or replace any such part or accessory free of charge, except for labor, during that period.

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    Canada. In all other countries, contact place of purchase for warranty information. Disclaimer Ariens may from time to time change the design of its products. Nothing contained in this warranty shall be construed as obligating Ariens to incorporate such design changes into previously manufactured products, nor shall such changes be construed as an admission that previous designs were defective.

  • Page 34

    Extend the bars to cut through drifts and direct snow into the auger. ®2010 Ariens Company ® Registered Trademark and ™ Trademark of Ariens Company. LCT is a registered trademark of Liquid Combustion Tech LLC. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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