Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 281
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ChrisR Great product at a great price!
After doing extensive research, I bought the Ariens compact fo my first snow blower. The item was delivered to my house completely assembled. The delivering company demonstated how to use the machine and stayed until they were confident that I knew what I was doing.
We have had two storms and the Ariens has passed with flying colors. The first storm was about 10 inches of thick snow. The second was only about 6 inches, but it was extremely heavy... more like slush than snow. I was able to clear our 35 yard driveway quickly, throwing the snow between 20 and 40 feet. Now I can't wait for the next snow storm!
February 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by snowman So far so good
We received about 5 inches of very wet snow last Saturday, cranked up the Ariens and away we went. (My wife ran it )
Handled the snow quite well except where it got packed down by my car. I backed the car up to clear the driveway. This resulted in the Ariens leaving about a half inch of packed snow on the driveway. I probaly need to adjust the skid plates so it digs a little better.
Also it did not throw the snow out as far as I was hoping. Only threw it about 12 feet but once again this was a heavy snow.
Supposed to get real snow this weekend. Will see what happens.
December 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Splewis Easy work - no more aching back
After 10 years of holding out, I decided to invest in a snowblower this year. So far I have used it four times and don't know why I waited so long to buy one. It makes easy work of my driveway (100x25) and my back appreciates it.
This unit is easy to control and operate - it starts right up even with the manual start. Only took one try to get the hang of it. Compact and light, it stores nicely in my shed. I would highly recommend it.
January 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DGF411 This Snow Blower worked very well during the recent storms.
I was extremely satisfied with how this Snow Blower handled the recent storms we had. It is very easy to use and had no problems with moving the snow even at the end of the driveway where the plows piled up the snow. I would recommend this Ariens Snow Blower.
February 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Shawn This snow thrower is a monster.
This snow thrower is a monster. Gets through everything we've put it through. No problem cleaning up the end of the driveway after the road plows have gone by. We use this to do our entire road and then some. The electric start works well and the pull start is much easier then most chainsaws I have had to pull start. The controls take a little getting used to but once you are used to them they become like second nature
February 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chewy Great unit
I've had this for a month now and it had tackled all of the snow we have gotten lately. This is a great snow blower an I really like that it has a metal auger and shoot. The distance that this throws snow is crazy. I would recommend this unit for anyone looking for a snow blower.
February 25, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JerseyD Disappointed
I just bought this snow blower about 3 weeks ago and it was great at first. This snowstorm today created an issue. The snow is moist and pretty heavy and I tried to use the blower to remove the snow from my sidewalk and it didn't work because, instead of the blades chopping the snow up, it kept getting clogged up in the blades on the left side which made the blower want to ride up the snow like a ramp. This is because the blades on the right are power blades that are directly connected to the drive shaft but the blades on the left side are just free flowing. This was very disappointing to me because the snow blower cost over $800 and it was classified as a "Heavy Duty" snow blower and it turns out that this blower cannot handle the "Heavy Duty" jobs. I'm sure this blower will do me plenty of justice with the light duty jobs like powder type snow but it definitely should not be classified as "Heavy Duty." Knowing what I know now, I would not have spent over $400-$500 for this blower. Well, hopefully mother nature will only send powder snow from now on, although I have no problem with shoveling the powder. I have issues with my back from my 10 year career in the military, which is why I bought a, so called, "Heavy Duty" snow blower. I feel like I wasn't my time and money on this blower.
February 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Duffer This blower does a great job.
By adjusting the speed, it does a great job even in deep snow. It blows the snow a good distant. It is very easy to start.
February 15, 2014