The only factory options were 48” single stage, or 48” two stage. Good luck in your search. They don’t come up for sale too often around here without buying the whole tractor package. When they do, they usually fetch about $500 if they’re in decent shape.
yup. I had to drive 3-1/2 hours away, up into Wisconsin/ to buy a burnt out hull of a tractor, to get my snow blower.....a barn fire refugee. Couldn't find ANY at any price, any closer, in any direction, for an Ariens GT. (I'm ~an hour south of Chicago)
then had to strip the blower completely, sandblast, sent the pieces for powdercoating, and reassembled with all new bearings, seals, belts and 1 particularly expensive and tough to find pulley, that absolutely did not want to separate from the input shaft in 1 piece, or un-bent..... the rest I found were farther away and more expensive.
I still have my front plow blade here that hasn't been used since the year after I got the blower, and got it onto my tractor. And that I have been asking around to see if somebody wants that blade, ever since. I did have both 1 tractor set up with the blower, and another Ariens GT set up with the plow at the same time, one season.