Internet #302848692

Model #920406

20 in. 2-Stage Self-Propelled Gas Snow Blower

  • 136cc Sno-Tek engine delivers maximum performance
  • All-steel augers and 3-blade impeller for efficient snow removal
  • 205 quick-turn chute for directing the snow to the desired place
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Product Overview

Keep tough weather conditions under control with the Sno-Tek by Ariens 2-Stage 20 in. Gas snow Blower. The snow blower features a 20 in. clearing width, 20 in. intake height, all-steel augers and a 3-blade impeller for powerful and efficient snow removal. 6-forward and 2-reverse speeds let you change the speed to match the conditions and the 205, quick-turn chute lets you direct the snow where you want it. Rust-resistant exterior helps ensure lasting life.
  • 136cc Sno-Tek engine delivers powerful performance
  • 20 in. clearing width and 20 in. intake height for efficient snow removal
  • 6-forward speeds and 2-reverse speeds let you adjust snow throwing for different conditions
  • 11 in. serrated, all-steel augers pull snow into the blower unit to power through tough conditions
  • 12 in. 3-blade impeller provides the driving force to discharge the snow
  • 2-stage design is ideal for larger jobs or unpaved surfaces
  • 205, 2.5x quick-turn chute with remote deflector lets you direct snow exactly where you want it
  • Polar track tires with pin-lock axle maintain traction in slippery, slushy snow and ice
  • Rust-resistant exterior for long-term use and all-weather durability
  • Heavy duty aluminum gear case
  • Reversible skid shoes adjust the height of the blower housing to clear uneven surfaces

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Assembled Depth (in.)
51.9 in
Assembled Height (in.)
43.3 in
Assembled Width (in.)
22.4 in
Auger Diameter (in.)
Clearing Width (In.)
20 in
Ideal Snow Depth (In.)
Impeller Diameter (in.)
Intake Height (in.)
Tire Height (in.)
Tire Width (in.)


Assembly Required
Auger Material
Body Material
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Chute Material
Chute Turning Radius (Degrees)
Clearing Surface Type
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
Chute Control,Headlight,Skid Shoes
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
Maximum Throwing Distance (ft.)
Number of Forward Speeds
Number of Reverse Speeds
Oil Capacity (oz.)
Pitch Control
Plowing Capacity (lbs/min)
Power Type
Product Weight (lb.)
180 lb
Recommended Oil Type
SAE 5W30
Recommended Terrain
Flat,With Obstacles
Snow Equipment Product Type
Two Stage Gas Snow Blower
Stage Type
Two-Stage Snow Blower
Start Type
Recoil Start
Wheel Drive
Type of Snow

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
2-year limited consumer

Questions & Answers


Can anyone confirm if this is supposed to drive with both wheels? If i lift the back end and eng...

Asked by AuthenticX February 28, 2021

Watch the video on this snow blower ( even if it's not a Sno Tek brand ) it will explain the process of making your snow blower one or two wheel drive. It's easier to turn the snow blower with one wheel driving but you get better traction and grip when both wheels are driving. . some will compromise one over the other. I prefer 2 wheel drive as it makes a straight line blowing snow as I approach my turns I lift the front end up a little and that seems to help making turns .While people like both options you cant have both, it's one or the other.

Is the machine shipped assembled?

Asked by Ed February 6, 2021

About 80% of it is, the rest is easily assembled as instructions are included. They put together the hard parts, you do the easy stuff.

Does this machine only have one gear....forward ? No reverse or other speed gears ?

Asked by CB February 4, 2021

The Sno-Tek 20" has six forward and two reverse speed settings.

I found the augers part is not throwing snow fast enough. It feels like even at the lowest speed,...

Asked by clueless February 2, 2021

The ground speed can be adjusted on your unit. Please refer to the "Adjust Speed Selector Lever" in your Owner's Manual or in the Use and Care Manual found on this page.

Does home depot worknon Sno-Tek snow blowers

Asked by gino February 2, 2021

NO they don't, if it's still under warranty contact your local Home Depot.

Why did you stop making them with electric starters.

Asked by Buster January 28, 2021

Hello. Thank you for reaching out. Depending on the size and price point of some of our units they do not come with electric starters to keep the cost down. Thank you.

How do you start it?

Asked by Steve January 17, 2021

Hello. Thank you for reaching out. Ensure the oils have been checked in the unit. This includes the engine and auger gear case oil. Next, fill the unit full of fresh fuel. The specifications for the minimum fuel requirements are listed in the engine manual. We also recommend using a fuel stabilizer as fuel can break down within a few weeks. Be sure that the fuel valve is in the on/open position. Press the primer bulb three times. Next, plug in the electric start with the specified power cord. If utilizing the electric starter, turn the key on and press the start button. Once the unit is running, remove the power cord from the outlet and then the unit’s starter. If utilizing the recoil start, grasp the handle and pull until it becomes tough. Next, with a rapid and continues motion, pull the recoil rope and handle quickly. Once the unit has starter, be sure to slowly allow the recoil to rewind to prevent the handle from snapping back. If the handle snaps back at the unit, this could cause damage to the recoil, handle, or fuel valve. Thanks

Why is this such a piece of garbage. How come it has to go in every year for service to start. ...

Asked by Steve January 5, 2021

Steve, We appreciate the feedback and are sorry to hear about the concerns with your Sno-Tek. If you are experiencing starting your machine, we encourage you to contact your local Ariens Service dealer found on the following link to have diagnosed. Thank you for choosing Ariens. To find a dealer near you or for immediate assistance, please visit the following link

Does it come with a Head Light

Asked by Clo January 2, 2021

This unit does not come with a head light. We do not have an option to install a head light on this unit. --Sena

Does this unit come with a Head Light

Asked by Clo January 2, 2021

This unit does not come with a head light. We do not have an option to install a head light on this unit. --Sena

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.6
    out of 57 reviews
  • 57% recommend this product
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My Snotek is definitely a beast I love it
Used today for the north eastern over 2 feet of snow and mad it was a blessing it shot the snow really far and definitely went through it , I love it so far , although the pin that goes in the tire to hold it on came off so I had to make one out of a piece of metal I give this machine 5 stars ⭐️ thank you for a great machine easy to use
by Bles4
Response from AriensFeb 5, 2021
We’re happy you're having 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
Great so far
Great so far
by Rew
Response from AriensJan 9, 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
Not Ariens Quality. Purchased last year. At the time, HD had it listed as an electric start. Boy ...
Not Ariens Quality. Purchased last year. At the time, HD had it listed as an electric start. Boy was I unhappy when it arrived and it is a recoil start. The assembly was straight forward. I inspected the item as I was assembling, during that time I found small bits of metal in the gas tank. I hoped it to be fixable issue, so I used a magnet to fish the debris out prior to fueling. I didn't take a picture of the magnet, but the debris wasn't as minimal as I would have liked. That issue aside, the machine worked well through a few storms last winter. Here we are a year later. I've followed the maintenance guidelines, fresh treated gas, and it's refusing to start. I followed everything concerning fuels even replacing the oil and test running briefly in early fall for good measure. I've attached some photos of the debris in the tank, cracking/dry rotted lines that need to be replaced found this winter, and labeling on the box stating it was advertised (at that time) as an electric start. This unit is stored in a garage, out of the sun btw. This is a 1 year old machine! Following up. It looks like repair of the bad lines and removing disassembling and cleaning the carburetor got it running again. But only after 5 or 6 heavy pulls. I'm sure this will be a battle every time I need to use it. After all this extra time and money spent on this, I feel like should have just gone with the Ariens Classic... or a Toro... But I like the 20" because it takes up less space in the garage.
by Shovelling
Response from AriensDec 11, 2019
We appreciate you sharing your comments with us. Thank you for being an Ariens customer! Ariens
6 people found this helpful
Don’t believe the bad teciews
I’ve had my Sno Tek 28 in blower for about 5 years now. I have NO complaints whatsoever with this thing. I do all my neighbors sidewalks down the whole street and my driveway and never had an issue. I’m guessing that quite a few people that have problems with the snowblower also have problems with their edgers, lawnmower, backpack blower etc.. The other great thing about this compared to the parent company big orange machines is the plastic chute. Never have to worry about rusting and I always coat it and the box with spray silicone.
by Herk1636
The unit is pretty small for the price, one tire was flat that we had to air up and the linkage f...
The unit is pretty small for the price, one tire was flat that we had to air up and the linkage for the wheels and auger needed to be adjusted in order for it to work. Not to mention I wanted to upgrade to a bigger unit and was told that once I order I can not get it refunded. I would have to accept the shipment then take it back to the store myself. I will be going elsewhere for my next purchase.
by clickclick1234
It's okay, meets requirements...
It's okay, meets requirements
People don't start properly then complain it doesn't run the next year
I have had this machine for 7 years if you turn the gas off red knob fuel turn off and run the carburetor dry keep stable in it it'll start everytime right away the next year mine has people say it doesn't have electric start it does you have to plug it in with a cord to the wall power outlet and push the red button electric start this is a good machine read the owner's manual on how to store and properly maintained before you bash it people that buy things then do not read owner's manual how to store and correctly use the machine complain that it's junk neglect on their part doesn't matter which brand you buy if it's not taken care of properly they're all junk
by cdc1964
This is not a typical Arien product
I purchased this a few years ago thinking it was made by Arien so it should be good. the only thing good about it is the price. the rest is useless. it has been malfunctioning since its purchase. The engine never ran smooth, it always had a weird change of speed occurring especially after it is hot. Then it just shut down, for a while I manage to get it working by using Hi octane gas but now that does not even work anymore. One of he screw that old the lower part to the engine also failed forcing me to do a repair since they are welded to the body. Overall it was a very bad purchase. I have known people who kept their Arien for 20+ years.... not this one. I am out of patience.
by Martin
Response from AriensFeb 6, 2021
We're very sorry to hear about your experience. We take matters like this seriously, and we would like the opportunity to follow up with you and your service provider. Please send us your contact information including your name and your phone number at the “Contact Us” link in our customer support portal at and we’ll have someone reach out to you as soon as possible. Ariens
2 people found this helpful
I was disappointed to find that the snow blower did...
I was disappointed to find that the snow blower did not have an electric starter as is clearly shown in the photo. The description online also said that it had a head lamp, it did not have that either. I returned this item to my local store. I would have liked to have kept it but I ultimately went with a blower that had a wider inlet and electric starter for $100.00 less.
by HomeDepotCustomer
Response from AriensFeb 6, 2021
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 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
1 person found this helpful
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