Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 203
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stan Big power for major snow storm
The completely assembled Arien's Professional 28 arrived at my door during the height of the storm. It replaced my 13 year old Arien. The delivery person did give some helpful tips on its usage. I filled the tank with gas and it started on the first pull. It cleared my semi circular driveway in 30 minutes with very little engine bog down at the end of the driveway. The slushy snow easily was thrown about 20 feet while the powder went about 60 feet. It was very similar to my old machine but I did like the new controls for the Shute especially the locking position to change the height of of the blowing snow. I highly recommend this product and hope to have it as long as my old machine
February 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CDG The Mother of Snowblowers
My first Ariens was too small because I didn't want to spend the money, another lesson learned.
This time I spent the money and got a full featured blower. This thing is a beast, doesn't stall. And turns on a dime. Oh. The hand warmer is nice to defrost hands.
I've spent less on used cars but I don't regret this purchase. It does like to drink fuel but that is a large engine.
March 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bigfoot The top of the line in snowblowers
We haven't had enough snow to try it out. According. To all the reviews I have read this machine is a beast!
February 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Recommend second one we have owned
Second Ariens we have owned, highly recommend. Quality product
February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ariens28 Best, Most Powerful 28 Inch Snow Blower
A top notch experience from the purchase at Home Depot to the Ariens professional home delivery and on-the-spot training in your driveway to demonstrate all the features of the Ariens. The Ariens Professional Delivery Specialist impressed us with the pull start feature on this large 420cc engine, which started on the first try. (The electric start feature is of course ok to use too.)
The hand controls are sturdy and easy to use. Unlike lower-priced snow blowers that have plastic discharge chutes and hard-to-reach controls in front of the handlebars, the Ariens Professional series have a solid steel chute with chute controls located on the main control panel with the other hand controls. Very nice.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wake Without question, the best snow thrower on the market!!
Purchased the 28" Pro Series this season to replace a machine (one of the red ones) we had for 15 years. There is no comparison. The Ariens Pro provides the best of everything! Easy Steer function makes operation easy. The engine runs quiet is extremely fuel efficient yet is unbelievably powerful and throws snow a country mile. The quality of construction has no equal......period! Ariens knows snow throwers and if you want the absolute best value......this is the brand to buy! The handle height is perfect for those of us over 6' tall s well. Thank you for offering such a great machine,
January 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wizardry101 Excellent Machine
The 28 Pro exceeded my expectations. It is easy to start. I have not needed the electric starter. With wet snow or powder, it has no trouble throwing the snow more than 40 feet. It has exceptional power. Nothing stopped it or even slowed it down. Turning is effortless. Heated grips are wonderful.
The one item that does not measure up to all the rest is the chute turning mechanism. It is not easy to use. It sticks every once in a while and cannot be accurately aimed every time. I hope ARIENS addresses this problem and makes some changes.
Even with this minor problem, I still rate the 28 Pro as excellent. (98 out of 100)
February 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AJ Great Machine!!
Ordered this machine in the summer of 2015 to replace another Ariens that was approaching 20 years of faithful service. Although I have only used it once as of the time of this writing, I saw immediately the significant increase in power. The ability to change snow discharge direction/angle on the fly is a huge improvement. But the single most impressive feature is the ease of making simple 180 degree change of direction.
January 31, 2016