Have an old Ariens snowblower that came with a wheel differential, and a
wheel differential on/off differential lock.
You could either use it with the differntial engaged, or without (the wheels
would be "locked").
Always kept it in that true differential mode, and very rarely would I find
the need to "lock" both wheels together.
Anyway, my son just bought a new Ariens 7524 Compact model, and it looks
like they did away with the
differential. You can either have both wheels always locked (sems like the
"default" position) or unlock either wheel which would allow the wheel
tofree-spin on the axle. No True differential, though.
What do most folks use for typical snowblowing with cheapened new models
like this ?
Just keep the 2 wheels locked all the time ?
A little confused, as both wheels locked seems like it would be hard to use
as the tires would have
to skid for any turns, but unlocking one wheel doesn't seem to great either.
Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.