Set up a new Ariens Compact model, two stage snowblower for my kid.
It's the kind that has those pin-lock(s) for the wheels.
Guess they only have the true wheel differential in the more expensive
Anyway, the idea is that one wheel is pinned to the drive shaft, and the
other one is not pinned to the shaft, but allowed to rotate freely on it.
(you can pin both to the shaft if you want, but becomes quite hard to
maneuver it if you do)
This allows easy turning, but, of course, the power is being applied to only
I think I may have set it up incorrectly.
Does it matter which wheel is pinned to the shaft and becomes the driven ?
They say to use the right one in the manual, but my feeling is that they
to use this one to make the instructions easier. I can't see how it matters
at all, but... ?
I set it up with the driven wheel being the left one.
Kid lives a fair distance away, and not thrilled about going down to change
it if I don't have to.
Think it matters ?