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geoff528
08-15-2008, 01:50 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?

ViceNut
08-15-2008, 02:08 AM
looks like an old school walk behind bush hog :laugh:

02DURAMAX
08-15-2008, 02:10 AM
Welcome to lawnSite!!!.....And thats Old!!!!

doubleedge
08-15-2008, 02:29 AM
Do you plan on using that for mowing your customer's lawns? If you do, at least paint it up.

ACA L&L
08-15-2008, 02:33 AM
what do u need chains for?

greenred
08-15-2008, 07:26 AM
Thats awesome, I would love to get a hold of that

MortonLawn
08-15-2008, 09:03 AM
what do u need chains for?

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

razor1
08-15-2008, 09:14 AM
1 blade or 2? :confused:

geoff528
08-15-2008, 10:15 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.

ambersLawnmowing
08-15-2008, 05:49 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...

JosephLawnCare
08-16-2008, 12:48 AM
It looks like the same thing I dropped in the toilet 2 hrs ago:laugh::laugh:

geoff528
08-16-2008, 02:01 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.

JeffNY
08-17-2008, 09:04 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.

geoff528
08-17-2008, 10:45 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.

TomberLawn
08-17-2008, 11:29 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.

STIHL GUY
08-18-2008, 12:28 AM
wow thats pretty cool