View Full Version : Bet u never seen 1 of these

08-15-2008, 12:50 AM
1979 8HP Ariens Sno-Thro with the 26" Rotary mower attachment in place of the blower. It has had the rotary mower attachment attached for its whole life. I am the 3rd owner & I have the original owners manual & bill of sale. What do u think?

08-15-2008, 01:08 AM
looks like an old school walk behind bush hog :laugh:

08-15-2008, 01:10 AM
Welcome to lawnSite!!!.....And thats Old!!!!

08-15-2008, 01:29 AM
Do you plan on using that for mowing your customer's lawns? If you do, at least paint it up.

08-15-2008, 01:33 AM
what do u need chains for?

08-15-2008, 06:26 AM
Thats awesome, I would love to get a hold of that

08-15-2008, 08:03 AM
what do u need chains for?

mowing in the snow....duh! haha!

08-15-2008, 08:14 AM
1 blade or 2? :confused:

08-15-2008, 09:15 AM
It is a single blade system. I don't plan on using it much, but once in a while to keep it working good. The chains were all ready on it, but my guess would be for cutting really tall grass, because the tires can get a little wet & slip. The guy I got it off of said that a few years ago he was offered $800 for it from a Ariens collector, but he didn't want to sell it at the time, so I was told not to paint it & to keep it original & not to take less than $1000 for it.

08-15-2008, 04:49 PM
I have one of those.. But i have the other attachments also... Tiller, Snowblower, Mower and sickel mower. Works great.. It isnt that special i see them everywhere around here.. They work great for rough cutting.. Any old ariens snowblower can be used if you have the attachments....That is why there are chains on it...

08-15-2008, 11:48 PM
It looks like the same thing I dropped in the toilet 2 hrs ago:laugh::laugh:

08-16-2008, 01:01 AM
Around my area it is very rare, this is the only 1 anyone around here has seen that is still around. The only thing I had to do to it when I got it was regasket the fuel bowl, change the fluid in the gearbox, & unseize the gear shifter. I got it for a set of rings for a pushmower & my time to put them in & hoan the cylinder. I am the third owner. I would like to get the other attachments, to make a full collection.

08-17-2008, 08:04 PM
How'd you mount your tool box next to the motor like that? OH, and don't forget to put your gascap back on (I have an eye for things like that)

Looks good.

08-17-2008, 09:45 PM
Toolbox? u must be looking at the belt covers at the back of the motor & the gas cap is that red thing on top of the gas tank. but the vice grips are there because the fuel shutoff is broke.

08-17-2008, 10:29 PM
That reminds me of a mower I saw at a customer's house. I mowed a steep graded bank for the guy's wife while he was gone on a motorcycle trip and brought them some pine needles a couple weeks ago. The lady has a Ferris IS1500 similar to mine and her husband likes to use a 30-35 yr old Gravely walk-behind with a sit-down sulky. It has dual wheels on the mower and looks pretty sweet. He said it had snow blower, tiller, and brush saw attachments, but he didn't have any of them anymore. He had converted the brush saw into a PTO powered table saw! This couple builds motorcycle trikes and sidecars, so the man knows how to engineer some stuff to work. I wish I had a picture of the mower.

08-17-2008, 11:28 PM
wow thats pretty cool