Model # 921028

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Ariens Platinum 24 in. Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower with Auto-Turn Steering
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Platinum 24 in. Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower with Auto-Turn Steering

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Arm yourself against snowfall with this Platinum Two-Stage 24 in. Gas Snow Blower that features an electric ignition button for quick starts, a 200-degree chute with remote deflector for discharge control and hungry 14 in. steel augers to power through thick snow. 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. The Ariens Platinum Sno-Thro series is highly featured and right for the job. Includes luxuries such as AutoTurn steering control, Quick Turn chute rotation and hand warmers.

  • 291 cc Ariens AX engine with 14.5 ft.-lbs. of torque for snow-devouring power
  • New Auto-Turn Steering offers maximum control, precise turning and smooth operation all with no levers or triggers and achieves the tightest turning radius possible for easy and efficient snow removal
  • 24 in. clearance width and 21 in. intake height to efficiently clear driveways, sidewalks and patios in minimal passes
  • 6 forward speeds and 2 reverse speeds let you adjust snow throwing to accommodate different conditions
  • 200-degree quick-turn chute with remote deflector allows you to direct snow discharge to exactly where you want it up to 50 ft.
  • 120-Volt electric push-button start provides a quick and easy start
  • Dual-handle interlock system conveniently frees one hand to allow chute and speed adjustments while maintaining operator safety
  • Heated hand warmers can be turned on and off to provide warmth to your fingers
  • Large, in-dash halogen headlight helps provide extended snow removal time and added safety
  • Large cast iron auger gear case with alloy steel gears helps provide durability, power and long life for tackling extreme snow conditions
  • Rust resistant for long-term use
  • Includes 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

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Name 26 in. Electric Start Briggs & Stratton Gas Snow Blower Platinum 24 in. Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower with Auto-Turn Steering Power Max HD 928 28 in. OHXE Two-Stage Gas Snow Blower Power Max HD 1028 28 in. OHXE Two-Stage Gas Snow Blower
Brand Worldlawn Ariens Toro Toro
Ratings (0) (7) (45) (13)
Snow Equipment Product Type Two Stage Gas Snow Blower Two Stage Gas Snow Blower Two Stage Gas Snow Blower Two Stage Gas Snow Blower
Clearing Width (In.) 26 24 in 28 28
Snow Blower Features Headlight,Skid Shoes,Variable Speed Headlight,Heated Handles,Power Steering,Skid Shoes Headlight,Heated Handles,Skid Shoes Headlight,Heated Handles,Skid Shoes
Engine Make Briggs and Stratton OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded
Traction Wheel Drive Wheel Drive Wheel Drive Wheel Drive
Clearing Surface Type Gravel/ Paved Gravel/ Paved Gravel/ Paved Gravel/ Paved
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Ariens no longer has this model on their website. When will you carry the new model 921038?

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Yes, bigger engine, and enhancements. One of which, I've been told by an Ariens rep (I might have the chat manuscript available) is that they've reduced the sensitivity of the autosteer mechanism, which is probably a good thing for folks that have even slightly uneven driveways or pavement of any sort.
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Yes, bigger engine, and enhancements. One of which, I've been told by an Ariens rep (I might have the chat manuscript available) is that they've reduced the sensitivity of the autosteer mechanism, which is probably a good thing for folks that have even slightly uneven driveways or pavement of any sort.
The price is the same as the old model, as offered by other dealers located on the internet. However, like you, I wanted to purchase from HD because one is close to me, and I had hoped a large chain has the buying power to support such a high end blower without having to haggle with them, should something go wrong. Read Less
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August 25, 2014
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There are now two models of the Ariens Platinum available. The one carried by Home depot which has the specifications listed on the Home depot website and the 24" Platinum SHO (super high output) model that is listed on the Ariens web site. The difference appears to be an increased engine (306 CC vs 291 CC) and an impeller that has super high output thus increasing the throw distance of the snow. The 24 Read More
There are now two models of the Ariens Platinum available. The one carried by Home depot which has the specifications listed on the Home depot website and the 24" Platinum SHO (super high output) model that is listed on the Ariens web site. The difference appears to be an increased engine (306 CC vs 291 CC) and an impeller that has super high output thus increasing the throw distance of the snow. The 24 Platinum is not available on the Ariens website and is only listed on Home Depot site.
Having a marketing background I would "guess" that the new Model (which has higher list price) will be available next year through Home Depot and only Ariens Dealers will carry the 921038 model this years. The web site for Ariens shows the old 30 inch model and the newer SHO model, but no longer lists none SHO model for the 24 inch unit. The unit carried by Home Depot has only minor differences and I would assume it has to do with the way Ariens has contracted to sell to Home Depot and to its Authorized Dealers. I have just purchased the 24 Inch Patinum from Home Depot as I view the differences in the units as minor. Plus I have the backing of Home Depot and free delivery.
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August 25, 2014
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The availability of the snow blowers will vary from store to store but Ariens is building them at this time. Please check with the store you are looking to purchase from for an exact timeframe on this model.
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I ordered a Platinum 24 - 921028 with shipping. What is dimension of shipping box?

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Due to limited delivery time options; I need to pick up at the locat Estes Terminal.
I need to know if the shipping box will fit in my Volvo ; or if I have to borrow a truck.
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March 20, 2014
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No it will not and it's best to have it delivered.
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November 18, 2013
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The Ariens model 921028 is 50X28X34 for approximate dimensions. Please do double check with the place you are purchasing at.
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Will this model be in stock later this year?

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September 15, 2013
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September 18, 2013
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The 92102800 Ariens model is a model that Home Depot has choosen to sell. Please check with you local Home Depot store to see if they will be receiving this in.
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September 16, 2013
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Thank you for asking. To determine pricing and availability you will need to localize the item online by using a zip code. Unfortunately, if you are unable to see the store inventory, then it’s most likely not a stocked item in your area. However, you can still order it online to ship to your home or business. For any other questions, please call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service Read More
Hello,
Thank you for asking. To determine pricing and availability you will need to localize the item online by using a zip code. Unfortunately, if you are unable to see the store inventory, then it’s most likely not a stocked item in your area. However, you can still order it online to ship to your home or business. For any other questions, please call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376.
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Which model is this?

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Home Depot's website has this listed as model #921028. This is a discontinued model from 2013-4. The current 2014-15 model is #921038. Which model is this?
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I am going to have to look into this for you. You are correct in that the921028 is last years model. If the 2014-15 model is available at Home Depot this year it should be marked as a 921038. Please check the site on Monday for any updates.
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Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by performed flawlessly!!! I am absolutely thrilled with my new snowblower. It was delivered quickly and the gentleman who delivered it was very knowledgeable about the product. Starts right up and it so easy to use. January 5, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Failed to start on third use We had our first good snowfall in Minnesota this week, and had an opportunity to use our brand new Ariens 24" Platinum snowblower. The first two times of clearing the snow went great, cleared the snow like a charm. The third time going out the snowblower would not start. Went through all of the troubleshooting steps, was using brand new non-oxy fuel, everything on our end was done properly, but the machine would not start by either pull string or electric start. Unfortunately, we had to return the snowblower today. Very disappointed that this happened as Ariens is typically a good brand and our previous Ariens snowblower never gave us any trouble. December 6, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by once recieved, the machine would not run. No spark! Fair price, nice robust machine, had to go pick up the machine myself because the local dealer had "already" made his deliverys. So I had to pick it up myself or take a day off from work.The Dealer did not start or run the machine nor demonstrate safety features. "they don't do that" Dealer gets paid $90 for "services" by Home Depot. When I got the machine unloaded by myself at home, it would not start. No spark. I loaded up the machine by myself, drove it 14 miles to Home Depot and got my $1500 back. Nearly 5 hours wasted time / effort and no snow blower! Should i try again? Have the dealer prove the machines actually runs. October 15, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Great features, other than the autosteering Very powerful, easy to maneuver, and cleans down to the pavement very well. However, the auto power steering can be dangerous if you're trying to maintain a straight line in tight quarters. For instance, if you are plowing your driveway, and try to get close to your vehicles, you run a very high risk of hitting either uneven pavement or ice, and having the unit think you want to turn. So, what does it do, it locks that inside wheel and turns. They should have at least enabled a bypass on the unit at this price, so you could disable the feature when you truly want to go straight only. Almost every other manufacturer allows you to either manually enable, or disable this feature. February 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hand warmers are great-engine should be made in America Own a Ariens pro28"-got the platinum24" for my son. Engine runs to lean. slight popping sound from exhaust. Chute had same problem as the Pro28-wouldn't lock in place all the time.Had to take cover off and adjust. When. I bought Pro28" in 2011. One of the main reasons was it was all made in America. Now the Engines are made in China.Spoke to Ariens rep. he said they had problems with B&S engines. No problem with my pro28! Platinum24 operated very well. A little lighter then the Pro28"[which clears snow like a monster] But price is a lot less. I would recommend this product January 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by You need to buy one right away. It's the best snow blower yet. I have been thinking of buying a snow blower for some time now. Finally I gave in and buy one , but I did my best snow blower test. And this model won hands down. March 20, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Has ease of use features. With low useage, I am waiting for heavier snow to evaluate add'l features, I suspect they will deteriorate early in the life of the unit. March 1, 2014
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