1971 Ariens Sno-Thro turbo diesel snowblower

Ariens Sno-Thro snowblower modified with yanmar 10 hp diesel and turbocharged with a to4 turbo.

26 Responses to 1971 Ariens Sno-Thro turbo diesel snowblower

  1. CyrylB January 3, 2010 at 5:49 pm #


  2. redhot916spd January 3, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    about now I would pay to own that thing, we have been getting hammered with snow, but that sounds like a gas powered snow blower not a diesel

  3. dieselfuel59 January 3, 2010 at 7:20 pm #

    Yeah, the sound from the straight pipe drounds out he diesel knock now. If you watch the video from last year befor I put the turbo on you can really hear it.

  4. redhot916spd January 3, 2010 at 7:26 pm #

    @dieselfuel59 cool I will check it out!!

  5. cumminsturbofan101 January 6, 2010 at 3:09 am #

    damn that thing doesn’t bog down for shit

  6. conan6868 January 6, 2010 at 8:56 pm #

    I like it!

  7. BDGibson4 January 10, 2010 at 6:26 pm #

    Have you thought about rigging up some sort of transmission to drive the wheels?

  8. dieselfuel59 January 10, 2010 at 7:03 pm #

    They are driven through the factory ariens 4 speed

  9. wallyNsheena January 11, 2010 at 7:12 am #

    i would pay for one of those. i need to get ahold of one of those yanmars. i worked at a tractor shop before, right before i left to alaska there cubcadet joined with yanmar. ill call them up to see what i can get a 10hp yanmar for.

    btw, whats the egt’s haha

  10. bighunterman77 January 11, 2010 at 7:33 am #

    freakin awesome

  11. Hotlowpass January 12, 2010 at 2:35 am #

    What do you add to the Diesel to keep it from turning to gel on the colder days?

  12. oldchevy4x4 January 16, 2010 at 9:04 am #

    PowerService works great in blended & nonblended fuel

  13. FatVsSkinnyShow January 27, 2010 at 3:45 pm #

    where can you buy these engines?

  14. dieselfuel59 January 29, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    Dig around online. There is a few manufactures that make cylinder air cooled diesels. Hatz, Lombardini, Yanmar, and Kohler come to mind. They are quite spendy though, I was luck enough to get mine for free. Needed a cylinder head.

  15. gibsonman5 February 5, 2010 at 2:48 am #

    cant put nitrous on a diesel. gota use propane.

  16. viper1966 February 12, 2010 at 12:13 am #

    Best snow blower mod on Youtube by far.

  17. Copperswilly February 12, 2010 at 1:09 am #

    Not the best but pretty good I saw a snow thrower that was throwing at least 65 feet.

  18. briguy1130 February 12, 2010 at 2:14 am #

    It looks like you are pushing it. Is it now self-propelled?

  19. bubbabouyi February 18, 2010 at 12:46 am #

    in high school shop class for final exam i took a kx 250 motor and put it on a ariens , 2nd gear it thru the snow a country mile ,the shop teacher tried it and couldnt stop laughing , then he bought from me.

  20. bubbabouyi February 18, 2010 at 12:47 am #

    your looks great ,nice job. nothing like dpower

  21. googles23m February 18, 2010 at 11:23 am #

    the smell of diesel is pretty bad. if you are doing lots of houses you may get sick of the smell.

  22. roadbiker4022 February 22, 2010 at 2:43 am #

    what the F%$#@ a diesel snowblower
    ive seen it all now. what’s next a diesel skateboards????

  23. Joeyad4 February 24, 2010 at 5:18 pm #

    how loud is this… and where did u get the engine from

  24. jasonm76420 February 28, 2010 at 6:18 pm #

    its a yanmar 10hp diesel

  25. sferrari81 April 1, 2010 at 2:31 am #

    I would focus on improving traction before I tinkered with the motor any more. A headlight might be useful too.

    I heartily approve. Big thumbs up.

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