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Model #921046

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

  • 254cc Engine
  • Extreme Duty with up to 16 inch clearing depth
  • Up to 50 feet throwing distance
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Product Overview

Tackle the worst Winter can bring with the Ariens Deluxe 28 2-stage snow blower with electric start. The 28 in. clearing width plows through all kinds of snow conditions - even the hard packed stuff at the end of your driveway. Exclusive Auto Turn steering gives you effortless maneuverability in even the tightest turns.
  • 254cc Ariens AX snow engine offers powerful snow-clearing action
  • Auto-turn steering offers maximum control, precise turning and smooth operation without having to use levers or triggers
  • 28 in. clearance width and 21 in. intake height makes quick work of clearing driveways and sidewalks in minimal passes
  • Self-propelled with 6 forward speeds and 2 reverse speeds let you adjust snow throwing to different clearing 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 snow up to 50 ft. away
  • 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
  • 120-Volt electric push-button start provides quick and easy starting on even the coldest days
  • Large in-dash halogen headlight helps provide extended snow removal time and added safety
  • Heavy duty all steel construction including chute and dash is rust-resistant for long durability
  • Remote chute control rotates 205° and also comes with remote deflector control to put snow exactly where you want it
  • Exclusive dual belt auger drive system delivers more power from the engine, gives longer belt life and offers minimal to no maintenance adjustments
  • Ariens Two-Stage snow blowers ship with oil already in the engine, however to avoid the inconvenience of unexpected shutdown always check the engine oil on a level surface prior to startup
  • 2-Stage Snow Blower with Electric Start Features:

    Deluxe Two-Stage Snow Blower with Electric Start

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Ratings
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Clearing Width (In.)2828 in30 in28 in
Clearing Surface TypePavedGravel,PavedGravel,PavedGravel
Engine MakeOEM BrandedToroCub CadetTroy-Bilt
FeaturesNo Additional FeaturesChute Control,Handle Control Interlock,Headlight,Self-Propelled,Steel ChuteChute Control,Headlight,Power Steering,Skid Shoes,Variable SpeedSkid Shoes
Power TypeGasGasGasGas
CA (CARB) CompliantCARB CompliantCARB CompliantCARB CompliantCARB Compliant
Stage TypeTwo-Stage Snow BlowerTwo-Stage Snow BlowerTwo-Stage Snow BlowerTwo-Stage Snow Blower
TractionWheel DriveWheel DriveWheel DriveTrack Drive
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
57.9 in
Assembled Height (in.)
44.3 in
Assembled Width (in.)
30.4 in
Auger Diameter (in.)
14
Clearing Width (In.)
28
Ideal Snow Depth (In.)
12
Impeller Diameter (in.)
14
Intake Height (in.)
21
Tire Height (in.)
16
Tire Width (in.)
5

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
Auger Material
Steel
Body Material
Metal
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Chute Material
Steel
Chute Turning Radius (Degrees)
205
Clearing Surface Type
Paved
Engine Displacement (cc)
254
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
12.5
Features
No Additional Features
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
0.725
Maximum Throwing Distance (ft.)
50
Number of Forward Speeds
6
Number of Reverse Speeds
2
Oil Capacity (oz.)
20
Pitch Control
Remote
Plowing Capacity (lbs/min)
2333
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
235
Recommended Oil Type
SAE 5W30
Recommended Terrain
Flat,With Obstacles
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Snow Equipment Product Type
Two Stage Gas Snow Blower
Stage Type
Two-Stage Snow Blower
Start Type
Electric
Traction
Wheel Drive
Type of Snow
Heavy,Light,Wet

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CARB Compliant
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year consumer

Questions & Answers

117Questions32Answers

Re the electric start . . . . does this require a plug in? (Buying as a gift for my MA daughter)

Asked by Kennebunk October 30, 2020
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Yes with any standard electric extension cord. This is a really great machine with throw even heavy slushy snow without clogging. And Made in USA

It says it has electric start. Do I need to get a chord or something for it ? If so can someone h...

Asked by Newhomeowner9 October 30, 2020
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Any single head extension cord should fit . Plug the cord into a socket you'll see where to plug it in on the snow blower give the primer 3 pump and push the start button works great good luck

how its work on stip hills driveways?

Asked by Al October 13, 2020
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Excellent! My driveway is very steep and long. No one with a plow wants to plow it because it is steep and had embankments on each side. With my Arien, I don't need them!

What other name (off brand) of snowblowers does Ariens make?

Asked by BankRuptinPA October 11, 2020
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Thank you for your interest in Ariens. Ariens only manufactures snow throwers under the Ariens beand. --Sena

Do the wheels lock if you want to transport it on a truck from job to job?

Asked by Dave September 30, 2020
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Answer

Hello. Unfortunately those models do not lock due to the transaxle. Sorry.

good for unpaved area ?

Asked by jj September 17, 2020
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I would say no. We have a 75 foot gravel driveway that is on an incline. The gravel frequently got stuck in the blades and stalled the equipment. If the gravel driveway is on a flat surface, you might have better luck.

Does Home Depot take snowblower trade in.

Asked by Lindy February 10, 2020
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Do not know. Call Home Depot.

what kind of fuel recommended

Asked by snow January 18, 2020
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I use a good unleaded gasoline with a few drops of STA-BIL 22205 Fuel Stabilizer with each fill up. A 4oz bottle will last a few winters.

Does auto turn work when the machine is not running? Or do you have to start it up to be able to...

Asked by nyfry December 20, 2019
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If the engine is not running or if the drive is not engaged, the auto turn will open up and allow the machine to rotate easily in either direction, and also you can push the machine forward or backward of course.

For model #921046 Ariens Deluxe 28 there is a $500 [price difference on two locations on your sit...

Asked by Rick December 9, 2019
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I'm just a customer but that does sound weird. Let Home Depot know. One piece of advice - While www.HomeDepot.com is the same company it is actually separate and run independently then local stores. Even the store has to call them for certain questions and problems when returning online items, etc. There are situations when the online price will be different than a local Depot store so always wise to check prices online and in the store on any items (especially high price items) before buying. Just because you can buy and pay for something on line and pickup in a local store doesn't mean that was the price in the local store.

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Constant garbage in fuel tank.
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I have taken the fuel tank off twice now and flushed it out and still new debris develops inside of metal tank. I have replaced the carburetor. I have replaced the fuel lines and now I have put a fuel filter on it after replacing the carburetor. I went on the Internet and found that other people are having a problem with metal in the fuel tank. I don’t know where it’s coming from. I use the same fuel in every other small engine and have with zero problems. On top of that compared to my previous 28 inch Ariens snowblower this one is under powered.
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Response from AriensSeptember 14, 2020
We're very sorry to hear about your experience. Please reach out to our product support team via the link below, or contact a local Ariens service dealer. Our dealers are an extension of our team and will help diagnose and resolve the issue. If a manufacturing defect exists and your product is still within the warranty period, we’ll stand behind our warranty promise 100%.

To make a warranty claim, you will need to have your machine physically inspected by an authorized Ariens dealer. We included a link below to help you find your nearest service dealer. Please be aware that service dealers are noted with the wrench icon and that warranty will not cover the cost of transportation of the unit to and from the dealer. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
https://support.ariens.com/
https://www.ariens.com/en-us/dealer-locator Ariens
Overall, the Deluxe 28 is very good snowblower. I'm very satisfied with the machine overall and w...
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Overall, the Deluxe 28 is very good snowblower. I'm very satisfied with the machine overall and would recommend this machine over any of the comparable Cub Cadet & MTD built machines. ->Pros of the Deluxe 28: -Very well built. Steel pieces in important places, beefy wheel bearings, iron gearbox -Steel output chute is built with clearance at pivot base to minimize freeze up. -Throws the snow an honest 50 ft in calm conditions, Ariens is not exaggerating. -Auto Turn works very well (I was a skeptic when shopping) -Sufficient power when getting into deep snow (not a lot extra, but enough) -Easy handling for the size -Leaves a clean driveway while clearing a full width cut, with minimal spill out the sides -Has minimal spillage from the output chute. Some machines leave a trail on the driveway. -Can handle a lot of snow -I have not experienced slippage of the drive belts or drive disk. My past MTD machines were horrid in this regard. Very nice to have that problem behind me. -After adjustment of the linkage, forward and reverse speeds are just about perfect. -Engine is very easy starting and excellent running. -Speed shift lever and deflector control work very easily and will be long lasting. No plastic positions like Cub Cadet. -Optional Ariens heated grips are really nice. Only buy the correct Ariens grips btw. -If you want the chute to rotate about an additional 15 degrees in each direction, take a look under the black plastic cover and you'll see what to do. ->Cons of the Deluxe 28: -Controls are opposite hands from my previous MTD & Craftsman but I am getting used to it -The chute crank is sort of awkward with the reach over but I am getting used to it -Gas tank should be larger. -Home Depot sold me a last year's model but at today's higher price. The price was $100 less a year ago. I bought early in the season and I didn't realize I had an old build machine for a few months. I think the only difference between my carryover machine and the current models is that the newest build machines have an on/off rocker switch on the engine. I feel ripped off that I paid current price but received old product. I read on an online forums that Home Depot sells old models fairly often, so be wary when picking out your machine.
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Response from AriensJanuary 29, 2020
We’re so happy you had a great experience with your Ariens product and you took the time to share it with us! Thank you for being an Ariens customer! Ariens
I had purchased this brand new Ariens Deluxe 28 Snow Blower from Home Depot on November 11, 2019....
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I had purchased this brand new Ariens Deluxe 28 Snow Blower from Home Depot on November 11, 2019. The unit was delivered to my house (pre-assembled) on Wednesday November 13, 2019. I was hoping that the unit would arrive in a box as I have read stories on internet forums where the pre-assembled models tend to be from 2016 to 2017. I have yet to use the snow blower as we have not received any real amounts of snow this winter season in the northern suburbs of the Chicagoland area. I basically checked over the delivered snow blower (connections, oil level, manuals, tire pressure, etc.), added gasoline and started it up and tested it out for 10 minutes (Auger, Quick-Turn capabilities, Speed Settings) w/o having snow to touch. On January 13, 2020 I noticed that there was a small pool of oil on my garage floor below the snow blower. I initially thought this was gear oil from the transmission housing, but after researching information on online forums, I removed the belt housing cover/shroud (black plastic piece) and noticed that the oil is coming from the gasket area where the rear output blower shaft casing attaches to the engine (PW6HK17750178EABGILOQUVX59E1M) - this seems to be a common defect with models from 2016-2017. Obviously, this was very disheartening because this is my first ever Ariens product and I haven't had a chance to use it yet because of it's defective motor seal. Working with Ariens was a waste of time, because there only solution was to contact a local authorized repair shop and work with them to get it fixed. I opened a case file with them online and contacted them through Facebook - I could not find a customer service phone number for them. Ariens also never bothered to contact me through the phone. They honestly seem like a company that only cares about product marketing and just dumps off their product's problems onto their authorized dealers. Home Depot is not listed as an authorized repair shop on Arien's website and the shop that I contacted wanted to charge me $80 to pick-up, repair and drop off my snowblower. I requested to Ariens to pay this fee since my snowblower was still "new" and not used, but they said I'd have to work that out w/ the repair shop. The repair shop, who laughed at me for buying the snowblower from Home Depot, did not want to wave the $80 fee or seek reimbursement from Ariens. The repair shop also did not have favorable reviews as a few people said their units had more broken items/hardware after a repair or service from them. I would have no issue paying the $80 had I actually used the snowblower! Luckily for me, Home Depot's great customer service came through for me and allowed me to return my defective unit and I then ordered a Honda (should have done this from the beginning). Ariens may sell a great products, but their customer service needs a lot of work.
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Response from AriensJanuary 22, 2020
We’re very sorry you didn’t have a good experience with your Ariens product and that we lost you as a customer. In an effort to help us improve, we strongly encourage you to share details of your experience at our customer support portal at https://support.ariens.com/ and include the 6-digit model number and the 6-digit serial number in your response. We want to ensure that our product support, development and manufacturing teams are aware of your product issue so corrections can be made, if necessary. Ariens
We are very pleased with our purchase. My 76 year old mom wanted one at the farm so we could help...
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We are very pleased with our purchase. My 76 year old mom wanted one at the farm so we could help out. The snow thrower is so easy to use and control that she is even able to run it with ease. Even though it has an electric start, she wanted to try and pull start it. She was able to pull start it with no problem. After reading a lot of reviews and watching many videos, I settled on this one for our needs. I would highly recommend this to anybody no matter their age.
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Muskoka Ontario
Awesome machine . The electric start is definitel
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Awesome machine throws the snow withe no problem
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Response from AriensDecember 9, 2019
We’re so happy you had a great experience with your Ariens product and you took the time to share it with us! Thank you for being an Ariens customer! Ariens
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Very good machine
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Easy to operate, easy to assemble, part are available but not cheap, most of it is metal
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Response from AriensDecember 5, 2019
We’re so happy you had a great experience with your Ariens product and you took the time to share it with us! Thank you for being an Ariens customer! Ariens
Numerous bolts breaking despite limited use.
I purchased the Ariens Deluxe 28 in November 2017, and it replaced an older MTD Yard Machine that was simply tired and ineffective. This new blower has light-duty usage on walkways/paths at my residence, as I utilize a truck-mounted plow to clear my driveway. Due to the fact that our last two winters in central Maine have been mild in regard to snowfall amounts, the unit has less than 15 hours on it. The blower is always garage-stored and is well cared-for; it still has the original shear pins in use. Last week I removed the bottom cover of the transmission housing to perform annual lubrication process, and I discovered three sheared bolt heads lying on the cover. A quick diagnosis revealed two were from the right axle spindle, and one was from the left axle spindle. My local dealer provided me with the new parts which I installed yesterday, and he believes the cost will be covered by warranty (hopefully). He claims that Ariens was using bolts that are too hard, although a quick internet search reveals that bolts are often over-torqued at the factory (which makes more sense to me). As I was finishing the preventative maintenance this morning, I decided to make sure some crucial bolts were snug before normal operation. With light, two-finger pressure on a small wrench I broke the heads off two more bolts...one on the auger spindle and one on the shift linkage bracket. The core of all bolts broken are black and decayed, which leads me to believe they were compromised during the manufacturing process. I am convinced poor quality fasteners and/or over-torquing are the reasons for failure. The spring-loaded check valve in the press-in grease fittings have also failed, allowing most of the grease to purge out as fast as it went in. I will be contacting Ariens first thing next week to discuss these issues. Due to the chronic ailments of this snowblower, I do not expect much in regards to longevity. Poor craftsmanship, in addition to cumbersome ergos (Auto-Turn, throttle control, headlight, etc) will likely force me to sell this blower in the Spring (most likely at a loss). It does throw snow well, but I am expecting a catastrophic failure of components at any time due to faulty fasteners. This will most likely be my first and last Ariens purchase.
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Response from AriensDecember 5, 2019
We're very sorry to hear about your experience. Please reach out to our product support team via the link below, or contact a local Ariens service dealer. Our dealers are an extension of our team and will help diagnose and resolve the issue. If a manufacturing defect exists and your product is still within the warranty period, we’ll stand behind warranty promise 100%.

To make a warranty claim, you will need to have your machine physically inspected by an authorized Ariens dealer. We included a link below to help you find your nearest service dealer. Please be aware that service dealers are noted with the wrench icon and that warranty will not cover the cost of transportation of the unit to and from the dealer. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
https://support.ariens.com/
https://www.ariens.com/en-us/dealer-locator Ariens
Excellent unit. Throws snow very well.
Excellent unit. Throws snow very well.
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Purchased the deluxe 28 in 2010. Colorado snows have not had a chance against the beast. The only...
Purchased the deluxe 28 in 2010. Colorado snows have not had a chance against the beast. The only problem after the first six years of use were the left and right shoes wore out. I replace them with neoprene shoes that slide easier. Always followed the starting procedure. It starts with 1 to 2 pulls every time. So so easy I forgot I had electric start. I tried the electric start the other day and it worked perfectly. It also handles wet snow while my neighbors chutes get plugged.
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I ordered online, knowing it was in stock. It was assembled, but a few bolts needed some signific...
I ordered online, knowing it was in stock. It was assembled, but a few bolts needed some significant tightening before use. It's relatively easy to use. The chute is easy to redirect, though I would prefer the controls be integrated somehow so I don't have to reach across and manipulate two different controls in two different places. It has decent power, though it gets bogged down pretty often in bigger snow, so I probably would have been better off with a more powerful model. The build quality is good, made mostly of metal that seems like it should last. The fuel tank screen filter (and fuel "gauge") makes it impossible to see whether the tank's getting full, so overfilling is a potential problem. The big tires are pretty good at gaining traction except when pushing through a bit of ice. Overall, I'm happy and I suspect it will last well, or at least be easy to repair since it's a well designed device.
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