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Model # 921030

Internet # 204266986

Store SKU # 1000012275

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

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


Model # 921030

Internet # 204266986

Store SKU # 1000012275

The Ariens Deluxe Two-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 254 cc 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-degree 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.

  • 254 cc Ariens AX engine offers powerful snow-clearing action
  • The 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-degree, 2.5x 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
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Assembled Depth (in.) 
55.4 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
44.5 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
29.9 in 
Auger diameter (in.) 
Clearing Width (In.) 
28 in 
Ideal Snow Depth (In.) 
Impeller diameter (in.) 
Intake height (in.) 
Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Tire height (in.) 
Tire width (in.) 
Assembly Required 
CA (CARB) Compliant 
CARB Compliant 
Chute rotation turning radius (Deg) 
Clearing Surface Type 
Gravel/ Paved 
Clearing tool included 
Drive System 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
Engine Make 
OEM Branded 
Engine Type 
Engine torque (ft.-lb.) 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 
Number of Forward Speeds 
Number of Reverse Speeds 
Oil capacity (oz.) 
Product Weight (lb.) 
224 lb 
Recommended Oil type 
SAE 5W31 
Rust Resistant 
Snow Blower Features 
Headlight,Power Steering,Skid Shoes 
Snow Blower Usage 
Snow Equipment Product Type 
Two Stage Gas Snow Blower 
Start Type 
Wheel Drive 
Type of Snow 
Heavy, Wet 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
No Certifications or Listings 
Manufacturer Warranty 
3 Year Limited Consumer 


Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 1135 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AWESOME Bought this machine because after 33 years my MTD 10hp, 30" cut finally bit the dust. Did some research and looked at various manufacturers and settled on Ariens, final decision was either the 30" or 28" cut. Settled on the 28. Brought it home and put it together in about 1hr, easy instructions to follow. Then out to the driveway. It cleared snow that had been there for 4 days, even cutting thru the packed bank left by the plow without any hesitation. Then off to the back yard to clear a path for the dog. Again, no problem. All I have to get used to is not fighting with the machine, it is a breeze to use compared to my old one that weighed about 375lbs. The auto-turn is great. November 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent machine Patrick fromBig Bend, WI nailed it with his review. I live in Northern Ontario (Canada) and have owned other blowers in the past. I bought the Ariens 28" 3 years ago and it been the best one I’ve ever owned. It starts good, runs quiet and throws the snow as far I need it to. I keep it covered in a small shed, occasionally spray it all over with a light oil, do the full maintenance on it every year and use synthetic grease and premium gas (no ethanol). I’m hoping to get many years out of it as we have no shortage of snow. December 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Definately YES!! I originally bought the 24', the lower version. The Tires were too small and they slipped in the snow. I then upgraded to this and for any one who live in an area where there could be 20-30 cm of snow, I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THIS UNIT. THIS IS A BEAST!!!! Exceptional performance and very powerful motor. All metal build, hoping it would last me 10-15 years... Go for this one!!! YOU WILL NOT REGRET! January 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ariens Deluxe 28 Nice machine, starts easy. I really like the auto-turn. I think it also causes the machine toggle left and right moving straight depending which wheel has the grip. Sometimes I am fighting the machine to stay in a straight line. I will be talking to the dealer about this. During a large fluffy snowfall of 18" the machine was laboring to cut through in the lowest gear. I think if I had a second chance, I would still stay with an Ariens but selected the deluxe +. Little larger engine and wider tires. January 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Well worth the money This Snowblower works amazing! Our first snow fall in Minnesota was lots of rain that turned into snow so it was a lot of wet and sticky snow. It never clogged up and still had plenty of power to throw it where I wanted it. December 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This Gets the Job Done on my Steep Driveway After failing in my annual chase to secure a snow plowing contract for my driveway, I decided to purchase the Ariens Deluxe 28 and take care of it myself. Today we had our first snowfall of the season and I put it through its paces. The engine fired up on the first pull of the rope and was ready to go after just a short warmup. This thing really throws the snow! The assisted steering makes it very easy to maneuver and best of all it walks up my 200' driveway at 12% grade with ease- no slipping or sliding even as it eats the snow on the way up. I put a video on youtube showing it in action. November 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chute Deflector Controller issue Just unboxed this and set it up. I had issue with the Chute Deflector Controller not working. It would push the deflector down but it would not return when lever was pulled back. Called the HD where it was purchased. Lyen From Store (6987) told me to loosen a bolt on the shoot. Works great now!. Build of the unit is nice. I will test it in a week when we get snow and give an updated review! December 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quality Snow Blower I purchased this snow blower to replace a 32 year old 24" 8 hp Ariens. Two days later I removed about 16" of snow from an early season storm (11-10/11-14). Adjustment of the skid shoes was necessary for my long, somewhat steep gravel driveway. The auto-turn feature makes the machine easy to turn and gives adequate traction without chains - I did have some minor slipping in grassy areas. To move the 16" deep snowfall, I operated the unit in the slowest two speeds depending on the slope that I was on. The 28" width is nice especially if you have a large area that needs snow removal - I didn't find it to be much different than operating my old 24" unit. The engine seems slightly more powerful than my old 8hp model and can really toss the snow. The gas tank could be bigger, but I have an extensive driveway which takes two to three hours to really clean up (two tank fulls). My initial impressions of this product are very good -hopefully it will last 30 some years like my old one... November 11, 2014
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Certified Professional Delivery (By Appointment): The item will be shipped to a certified professional who will complete assembly (if required), and perform a complete inspection. The certified professional will contact you to arrange final delivery once your item is ready. At delivery, the customer will be taught by a certified professional on site how to operate and maintain the product. Delivery appointments are required. Please note the tracking information provided with the shipping confirmation will reflect the delivery to a local certified professional’s terminal.

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