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Snower blower forum? Ariens 926LE gear box quality?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by WhitePlowr, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. WhitePlowr

    WhitePlowr Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    my friend has an Ariens 926le thrower he might be selling it has been home owner used in great shape. 9.5hp Tecumseh engine 264lb a 16" I think not a 14" everything is great but the ALUMINUM gear box or as they call it extra heavy duty aluminum xs gear box makes me nervous . has anyone dealt this these gearboxes can they handle the abuse? the vibration the bolts etc gonna strip out? seems like everything else is make tough. idk should I not even be looking at this and only the newer cast iron gear boxes? thanks