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Hi guys. My 14 years old son bought an Ariens garden tractor from my dad for $100.oo.My son does not know that Grampa is getting him a savings bond with the money as he doesn't want the to keep the money from his grandson. Anyways I found an Ariens front snow blower attachment but not sure its gonna fit with out some mods. The tractor is a cast iron 10hp Kohler Model S-10G and the blower is Model#835006 Ser.001413. So will it work with some fabricating work or am I beating a dead horse. If any one has some advise on this it would be great so he is not heart broken about Santa bringing the wrong snow blower. It is so cool that he has fallen in love wrenching on this stuff. Note buy them there own tools so they leave yours alone ! GRRRRRRR I hate looking for my tools !But he does put them into his box nice and neat.lol

Merry X-mas to all !

Troy.
 

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Wish I could help, but I don't know anything about Ariens. A few pics of the blower, it's drive components, along with front/underside/drive components of the tractor may help.
Also, is the problem in connecting the blower, getting power to the blower, or both?

Hopefully, an Ariens owner will be able to give you the answers you need in time.

Good Luck, and also a Merry Christmas to you and yours!
 

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The 36inch Blowers are for the Yard Tractors as Ariens Calls them there actually Lawn tractors:thThumbsU
 

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Not familiar with those mowers, I could give you all the info u need if were a GT model. Id try typing in Ariens model numbers of blower and tractor manuals it should give you every thing you need if there made to go together. Good luck and Happy Holidays!
 

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I am very familiar with 835 series of blowers as I have one of those. Is the tractor in the 929, 935 or 936 series? This blower was made for the 935 series YT tractors. Like someone mentioned above, they thought it was just a lawn tractor but although it is small in size, many hard working implements were available for those and that makes it more than a lawn mower and more like a small garden tractor. Yes, it is that tough. I have 3 of them, all still working. I think if your fabricating abilities are up to par, you can make that blower work on the 936 series without much issues. I am not sure about the older 929 tractors though. Mounting it and hooking up the lift system should not be hard to do even if you have to fab up brackets. The belt drive system is the complicated part once you let us know the exact model of tractor I would like to help you any way I can.
 

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I am very familiar with 835 series of blowers as I have one of those. Is the tractor in the 929, 935 or 936 series? This blower was made for the 935 series YT tractors. Like someone mentioned above, they thought it was just a lawn tractor but although it is small in size, many hard working implements were available for those and that makes it more than a lawn mower and more like a small garden tractor. Yes, it is that tough. I have 3 of them, all still working. I think if your fabricating abilities are up to par, you can make that blower work on the 936 series without much issues. I am not sure about the older 929 tractors though. Mounting it and hooking up the lift system should not be hard to do even if you have to fab up brackets. The belt drive system is the complicated part once you let us know the exact model of tractor I would like to help you any way I can.
Your 935 YTs sound like neat little tractors. Any pics?
 

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I am very familiar with 835 series of blowers as I have one of those. Is the tractor in the 929, 935 or 936 series? This blower was made for the 935 series YT tractors. Like someone mentioned above, they thought it was just a lawn tractor but although it is small in size, many hard working implements were available for those and that makes it more than a lawn mower and more like a small garden tractor. Yes, it is that tough. I have 3 of them, all still working. I think if your fabricating abilities are up to par, you can make that blower work on the 936 series without much issues. I am not sure about the older 929 tractors though. Mounting it and hooking up the lift system should not be hard to do even if you have to fab up brackets. The belt drive system is the complicated part once you let us know the exact model of tractor I would like to help you any way I can.
The HT series are More the Line of a small Garden tractor or a Yard tractor because the HT series could take a Haban rear mounted Tiller compared to the YT series several of the Lower end YT series where not even set up to use snow removal equipment at least by the Late 1980 and early 90’s Models. Maybe the Late 70’s and early to mid 80’s Models where More stout than a Lawn tractor The picture Below are the Ariens YT's I was thinking of when I said they were More along the Lines of a Lawn Tractor than a Garden tractor
. The Older ariens YT's were More stout than this mid 90's model I'll agree there:thThumbsU
 

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The HT series are More the Line of a small Garden tractor or a Yard tractor because the HT series could take a Haban rear mounted Tiller compared to the YT series several of the Lower end YT series where not even set up to use snow removal equipment at least by the Late 1980 and early 90’s Models. Maybe the Late 70’s and early to mid 80’s Models where More stout than a Lawn tractor The picture Below are the Ariens YT's I was thinking of when I said they were More along the Lines of a Lawn Tractor than a Garden tractor
. The Older ariens YT's were More stout than this mid 90's model I'll agree there:thThumbsU
Absolutely agree. I am referring to the older ones of the 70's & 80's. I have the snow blower, snow plow and mower decks and Ariens built tillers for those too.
 

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Thanks, it is a 2 stage. I've owned it since new in 86. You need that if you get the big snowstorms.
 

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Hey guys thanks for all the comments ! Wel he unwraped the blower and loved it but I did let him know it may not fit. He's a kind boy and knows his dad will come threw for him some way some how. I will go out and take some pics of both tractor and blower. Sorry for the delay in responding but its been very busy with xmas and all. Now I can get going on it for him. Your all a good bunch of guys for helping out !

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Troy.
 

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Hi Guys
Here are some pics of the progres of my son's Ariens tractor and his snow blower attachment.
 

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We got it put together and working good. He was a pretty happy boy trying it out for the first time. The tractor purrs like a kitten. The problem is with the blower attachment,as it is designed to work of a lawn tractor, not a garden tractor. We took the whole frame undercarriage off the blower as well as the large pulley off the blower shaft and made it hook up to front PTO of the GT. With removing the 8 or 10 inch pulley off the blower drive shaft we have sped it up to run a lot faster. The auger and impeller are spinning a lot faster which makes me concerned about blowing up the gear box. It bogs down with wet snow quite a bit. I know its only a 10hp tractor so I am unsure of what the power range is as I am used to Gravely's with MA-blowers which have NO shortage of power. Any hints about slowing down blower. Here are a few pictures of Travis trying it out.We had to go across the street to blow snow because of my Gravely's we have no snow banks in our yard as I blow it all over the 100+' drop off in our back yard. Thanks guys.
 

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Does it run fast ? If you mean the auger and the impeller,yes they are both moving at a very fast speed. The blower gives off a real nice wind sound when its at 3/4 or more throttle.I know it is to fast but I'm hoping the blower gear box will hold up for now. We bought a spare blower the exact same as the one we have so need be we can resource some parts off it. This summer I will try and find the right blower for it if this one poses to be a problem. If we were wanting to slow this one down I think we would need to change the gears in the blower gear box but this would only slow the auger and not the impeller.
 

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Hi Jaynut.
Thanks for that but I'm not sure how it is all hooked up. If you have one could you please take a few pics for us .
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Troy & Travis
 
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