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Ariens Deluxe 28 in. 2-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower with Auto-Turn Steering
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Deluxe 28 in. 2-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower with Auto-Turn Steering

  • Includes powerful 254 cc Ariens AX engine
  • Features 200-degree chute with remote deflector control
  • Highly rated for ease of use (see reviews)
$1,099.00 /each

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The Ariens Deluxe 2-Stage 28 in. Gas Snow Blower offers powerful snow-clearing action. Snow removal is even easier with the new Auto-Turn steering feature. There is no more straining or fumbling with triggers to turn your Sno-Thro around. Auto-Turn is just that Automatic. The Sno-Thro will turn when and where you want it to, with ultimate traction. It features a 254cc Ariens AX engine. With a 28 in. clearance width and a 21 in. intake height, this rust-resistant snow blower features an electric ignition button for quick starts and 205° chute rotation with remote deflector control to easily change the height and direction of snow being thrown. The Deluxe Sno-Thro series machines are the most popular and versatile choice to clear walkways and driveways of all sizes to any home or business.

  • 254cc Ariens AX engine offers powerful snow-clearing action
  • New auto-turn steering offers maximum control, precise turning and smooth operation all with no levers or triggers
  • 28 in. clearance width and 21 in. intake height make quick work of clearing driveways and patios in minimal passes
  • 6 forward speeds and 2 reverse speeds let you adjust snow throwing to accommodate different conditions
  • 14 in. serrated auger handles compacted snow and ice and aggressively pulls it into the blower housing
  • 14 in. 3-blade impeller provides the driving force necessary to powerfully discharge the snow
  • Heavy duty cast iron gear case with alloy steel gears and L-3 synthetic severe-duty gear oil provides continuous reliability and a longer gear life with a 5-year warranty
  • Dual-handle interlock system conveniently frees one hand to allow chute and speed adjustments while maintaining operator safety
  • Exclusive dual belt auger drive system propels snow up and out of the chute powerfully and continually, providing sustained power and longer belt life with minimal to no maintenance or adjustments
  • 205°, 2.5 x ice drill chute with a remote deflector accurately discharges snow up to 50 ft. for enhanced clearing
  • 120-Volt electric push-button start provides a quick and easy start
  • Large, in-dash halogen headlight helps provide extended snow removal time and added safety
  • Heavy duty, reversible skid shoes adjust the height of the blower housing to help clear uneven surfaces
  • Rust-resistant exterior helps ensure long-term use
  • Includes a 3-year limited consumer warranty
  • In most shipping areas, Ariens offers free white glove delivery service, sno-thro will be shipped to your local Ariens authorized servicing dealer, who will complete 100% assembly of unit and perform multi-point inspection prior to home delivery, multi-point inspection includes, operators manual confirmation, set tire pressure, check fluid levels and file warranty registration information
  • Disclaimer in qualifying area only - if an Ariens authorized dealer is not in your shipping area, the sno-thro will ship mostly assembled, directly to you via regular truck delivery, simple set-up instructions will be included with unit, to confirm white glove delivery availability prior to purchasing, call 888-927-4367 option #2 then option #6
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Clearing Width (In.) 24 in 28 in 28 26
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does it have heated handles

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swagmoney17, THAT'S FUNNY!!!!! Thanks for the laugh
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The faster you turn your wrists the hotter it gets.
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Heated handles is a option you can add to the blower. but this model does not come standard with it.
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No, but it is available as an add on option.
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Does not come with them but they can be added to the machine
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No
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December 10, 2013
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This one does not have the heated handles. You can buy a kit and install them yourself, or buy an upgraded model.
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November 26, 2013
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Does not have heated handles. I always have or wear heavy gloves so no cold issues yet. I will say that the blower handle stays on so U can relax that hand. The left hand did start to get tired from holding it.
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November 11, 2013
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The Ariens model 921030 has heated hand grips and here is the Ariens part number 72101400 KIT, HEATED HAND GRIPS.
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What are the dimensions of the box this model is shipped in - need to know if I can fit it in my SUV.

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51.50 long 32 inches wide and 36.25 inches tall.
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I just picked this up today 1/29/2015. The box with its wooden pallet fits inside my 2000 Grand Caravan with the Rear Bench removed and the two buckets in place. I had about 2-3" to play with in height. Height of the box with pallet is approximately 37", length was under 50" and width was about 32". According to amazon the shipping dimensions are: 44.5 x 31.5 x 34.5 inches, not sure if that included the Read More
I just picked this up today 1/29/2015. The box with its wooden pallet fits inside my 2000 Grand Caravan with the Rear Bench removed and the two buckets in place. I had about 2-3" to play with in height. Height of the box with pallet is approximately 37", length was under 50" and width was about 32". According to amazon the shipping dimensions are: 44.5 x 31.5 x 34.5 inches, not sure if that included the pallet. The Home Depot employees used a fork lift to get it in the van. Read Less
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The box is about 35 inches high which was too tight for my RAV4. I cut the top of the cardboard box off at the store and they loaded it with a forklift. I unloaded it by myself using two 2x6 boards and slid it down the boards. It all worked fine but they need to be very careful at the store to not damage the vehicle while loading.
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This in all probability will not fit in your SUV. Even if it could it would be a bear to load and unload. Even if you have to pay a charge it is an advantage to have the store deliver it to you. You don't have to start it to move it into your garage or shed, you can free wheel it.
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I know that it would have fit in my Ford minivan, but I chose to have it shipped to my house after a online purchase. The shipping was free.
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I think you will need a pick up. not sure on exact size but its bigger than most suvs can handle.
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I brought mine home in a Toyota Tacoma pickup that had a Leer camper camp. Fit ok. I would be worried trying to fit the box in a Suburu sized vehicle. You will need two people to load and unload.
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most suv's are too small. the snowblower is boxed and the dimemsions and weight make it best to use a pickup or two wheel trailer. the total weight will be somewhere near 240 lbs as shipped.
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I have an uneven, sloped, gravel driveway 200' long. Will the Ariens Deluxe 24" or 28" be a good choice.

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The issue of gravel vs. pavement is addressed by raising the scraper blade up by adjusting the shoes on either side of the front housing. The higher the scraper, the less likely you are to ingest gravel. I accidentally put mine through a "rock bed" the other day and ingested a couple of good sized rocks. One of them caught in the auger and caused the sheer pin to break, just as it's designed to do. It Read More
The issue of gravel vs. pavement is addressed by raising the scraper blade up by adjusting the shoes on either side of the front housing. The higher the scraper, the less likely you are to ingest gravel. I accidentally put mine through a "rock bed" the other day and ingested a couple of good sized rocks. One of them caught in the auger and caused the sheer pin to break, just as it's designed to do. It took about five minutes to put in a new shear pin and I was back in business.
As to whether you need a 24" or 28", only you can decide. They're both great machines, but the 28" takes a bigger bite as you move along. I have the 28" as I have two driveways and a corner lot with about 300 feet of sidewalk. It's made clearing snow a pleasant experience instead of "I hope I don't slip and fall". I don't think there's a bad decision to be made if you're choosing between the 24 or 28. Read Less
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No it is not a good choice. My uneven paved driveway sent this machine in every direction but straight. Yes you can lower the skids to raise the scraper bar to help the blower go straight but do you want to have snow left behind after each pass? My driveway is also 200 feet long. The auto turn was all over the place in wheel tracks and when you hit a ice chunks too. I returned mine to the store
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28 inch better machine for the job. The extra size is worth the money.
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January 21, 2014
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Choose the 28". Larger tires will handle the uneven terrain better. I have never bogged mine down on a steep hill.
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either ariens width will be good but the auto steering feature is brand new in 2014 and some people are reporting problems when operating on uneven or sloping conditions. might be better suited for the ariens that doesn't have the auto turn steering but rather the rear wheels that can be locked individually or both at the same time by pinning each wheel to the drive axle.
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Either one will work, 200 ft is a good amount of driveway to clean. I would go with the larger one, unless you are a small individual and would have difficult time with the larger machine. It's not that much of a difference. I would suggest looking for an Ariens that has the Auto Turn feature, it makes turns much easier and you have traction all the time when the wheels are engaged
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As long as you adjust the skids on the front of it and probally a set of chains wouldn't hurt It would be a great machine for you
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Yes one of these models would be a good choice. You will need to adjust runners on the side of the housing to raise it as high as it will go so you do not pick up gravel.
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Any Advice if on fence between Ariens 24 Compact or 28 Deluxe?

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I've looked at specs, just want practical advice from other uses who maybe have been in same boat.
I don't exactly have an acre of land, its a single family house with a long and narrow driveway.
because the price diff isn't much I was leaning toward the bigger one, but I'm not sure if its overkill
I live on a main drag and the plow loves to leave heavy presents that's the other reason I thinking of spending the extra on the deluxe 28 yet so few people really bash the compact 24 Im thinking it might be more then enough for my driveway.............

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I have pulled the trigger on this one and gone with the 28" Delux . Look at it this way if you don't like staying out in the cold it blows snow faster . Looking at both the 28" is bigger both width and dept. Good luck on your choice .
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Go for the 28 deluxe , larger engine and 14 inch impeller
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Dexter,
I had the same dilemma when considering the Deluxe 24 with the Deluxe 28. My thoughts were this, I had a Craftsman 22, which just wasn't up to par in clearing my driveway since I would get drifts off the front lawn onto my driveway and blocking my garage with as much as 3 ft of snow. So I wanted s significant increase in snow removal capacity rather than go to an incremental step up from 22 to 24
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I had the same dilemma when considering the Deluxe 24 with the Deluxe 28. My thoughts were this, I had a Craftsman 22, which just wasn't up to par in clearing my driveway since I would get drifts off the front lawn onto my driveway and blocking my garage with as much as 3 ft of snow. So I wanted s significant increase in snow removal capacity rather than go to an incremental step up from 22 to 24 inches and find myself in the same boat where I needed a large capacity machine. So I decided upon the Deluxe 28, which for some reason, was the same price as the Deluxe 24 at the time, (perhaps a pre-season price?)
If your driveway isn't subject to high drifts, that is, you only get up to 12 inches of snow, then maybe the compact 24 is adequate, and save the difference in $. The 24 should server quite well in most cases.
However, if the snow plow is going to bury your driveway's access to the street under 3 ft of snow, you might benefit from the extra power and capacity of the Deluxe 28. If this situation will rarely or never happen, then the 24 if fine.
In my case, I'm on an acre, but It's only the driveway and front door walkway that gets cleared. I do get the pile at the end of the driveway caused by the snow plow, so that was the other factor for me to go with the larger Deluxe 28.
I hope this helps in your decision.
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Both are great machines but the deluxe will make quick work of the snow that is plowed up from the road. If you have the extra room in the garage I would say the 28 is the better option when dealing with snow left behind from the snow plow.
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I would always buy bigger--particularly over the long run. I have the 28 and like it a great deal. Also remember that when you blow snow (particularly over a long drive) that there is needed over lap and so the 28 may actually be clearing 24 while the 24 may be clearing something like 20 inches. Over time and distance that can be important (particularly when cold). Also, when thinking about he life cycle Read More
I would always buy bigger--particularly over the long run. I have the 28 and like it a great deal. Also remember that when you blow snow (particularly over a long drive) that there is needed over lap and so the 28 may actually be clearing 24 while the 24 may be clearing something like 20 inches. Over time and distance that can be important (particularly when cold). Also, when thinking about he life cycle of the machine, if you use it 10 years a $100 difference translates to about $10 per year (although admittedly the costs are upfront). the 12.5 engine is very good and has started reliably in Michigan's recent sub zero weather and moved snow well. my guess is that while it may be painful to pay more upfront, you will be happier in the long run with bigger. Read Less
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Ok.....you get a bigger engine with the 28 ".....auto turn feature which is nice..dont believe it comes with 24"......4" bigger swath cut...which saves you a foot of snow removal for each 3 passes...bigger machine..heavier which helps with traction..all for slightly a 100 dollars more !!...I have the 28 " and am happy with it...bigger tires and augers on 28 " heavy duty userfriendly...it does a great job Read More
Ok.....you get a bigger engine with the 28 ".....auto turn feature which is nice..dont believe it comes with 24"......4" bigger swath cut...which saves you a foot of snow removal for each 3 passes...bigger machine..heavier which helps with traction..all for slightly a 100 dollars more !!...I have the 28 " and am happy with it...bigger tires and augers on 28 " heavy duty userfriendly...it does a great job with pleny of power....slushy wet snow at road seems..so far not to be a problem..has not clogged up yet once. Read Less
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You can't go wrong with either one.i have the 28" deluxe.its a beast that will last a long time.
You will past this down to your kids.good luck with your Choice.
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Deluxe 28 in. 2-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower with Auto-Turn Steering is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 1665.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heavy Duty snow blower Just bought the Ariens 28" Deluxe . It looks and feels like a well built snow blower . I owned a blower made by a famous tiller company and found it could not handle wet snow . I have owned the Ariens line of snow blowers before and I was happy with it . My driveway isn't that long but it's wide . I have a problem throwing it across two car lengths. I need a blower that will throw heavy wet snow as well as powder . It has the EZ turn feature . I've read numerous reviews about that feature and hope it's everything they say it is. I've dreaded wet snow but now with this 28" Deluxe I'm looking forward to using it . I'm in my 70's and need a blower that will take the chore of blowing snow made easy.
Date published: 2016-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is season 4 with my MIGHTY Ariens 28" I have a 2 1/2 car wide driveway, sloped, 400 ft. long... This is season 4 with my MIGHTY Ariens 28" I have a 2 1/2 car wide driveway, sloped, 400 ft. long. Year one was the worst Chicago in years. I am not going to go on and on how great this machine is. The final out come is. If you want a KICK BUTT snowblower that will do the job this is it. No lie this machine can do it all big or small. More power and speed you will ever need. This is a man's man tool. Don't let your daughter near this MONSTER. It will eat her up. Scale of 1 to 10 forget about it 10 all the way. You almost get mad when there is only 2 or 3 inches when it snows. Really don't save a buck BUY IT. Ano no i don't for Ariens
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machine, Good Price, Made in America, and it gets the job done. With El Nino coming on this winter I new I would be needing a reliable snow blower. In Oct. I ordered an Ariens 28" model and it arrived just in time for the first snow event. I already have an Ariens lawn tractor and it has been simply great. I really like the fact that Ariens builds their machines right here in America. My new 28" blower starts easy, is a snap to operate, and whether its 4 inches or two feet of snow it chews right through it including compound snow and ice. It takes me bout 5 runs and 15 minutes to clear my 170 feet of 16' wide driveway. Snow removal at my place is no longer a chore, its a pleasure.
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't buy anything else! Don't waste time or money on anything else! Arians is hands down the best snow thrower I've ever owned! Blizzard in Maryland 2016 we got 30 inches. This blower went through the the snow like it was butter! Very easy to handle and very powerful. Throws the snow at least 40 feet! Trust me, I've looked at and owned a few other brand snow throwers and none compare to Ariens. American made, all metal, can't beat it!
Date published: 2016-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No amount of snow will stop this machine I got to use my ariens snow blower for the first time 3 weeks ago. It started on the the first pull and was ready to go. We had gotten 10-12 inches of snow the night before and the snow was a little heavy in the morning. I made my first pass straight from my garage to the plowed street and it never stopped. It was blowing the snow too far I had to lower the cap so I wouldn't throw it into my neighbors yard. My driveway is 50'x27' and I was able to get it done and my sidewalk done in a half half hour. This a great machine for in town with plenty of power to throw the snow anywhere you need it to.
Date published: 2016-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No More Shoveling! It finally snowed enough to get some use out of my Ariens Deluxe 28 snow blower. It started up good and everything worked like it should. Turning was easy and changing the angle of the chute was really easy as well. The plug in electric start is really nice. Don't bother with a special cord, just use a regular heavy duty extension cord. This might be more snow blower than I need, but better to have too much than not enough when bad snow hits and I have to get through packed snow deposited at the end of my driveway. I mostly bought it on the recommendation of Consumer Reports and I'm glad I did.
Date published: 2016-01-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Don't like the auto-turn steering I just bought this 2 days ago. It is very easy to turn. In fact it is too easy to turn. When I went my drive way it kept trying to turn. I have potholes in my driveway and when I hit them, I had to wrestle to keep it straight. It is very front heavy so I have a hard time tilting it up when I am backing it up. I returned it for a 24" Arien's without Auto-turn Steering. Love it. It is light easy to turn and can still throw the snow 30 - 40 feet. I looked at Cub Cadet but I didn't like the joy stick. Seemed hard to turn. My 24" is small so it is easy to store and handle. Stay away from Auto-Turn Steering. Arien's needs to add a button to keep both wheel locked when you don't want it to turn for you.
Date published: 2016-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Serious machine for heavy use I'm a 1st time owner of a snowblower but followed the ratings of others and am delighted with this unit I've only got about 2 1/2 hours of use thus far but it has been trouble-free and really moves the snow a long ways. If I were the lead designer I'd put two led lights instead of the single halogen and extend the length of the skid shoes front toes to allow the machine to slide up over uneven surfaces easier. Both items can be easily addressed with after-market modification (which are probably the two most common changes by all owners). I'd buy this same machine if I had to buy another.
Date published: 2016-01-17
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