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  • ​​Small footprint. Explosive performance. When the snow comes down, our compact snow thrower comes up huge, with the type of peerless throwing power you’d expect from an Ariens. They’re designed to be accommodating. But they should never be underestimated. Ideal for clearing up to 12 inches of snowfall.​

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Series
  • Compact 24

    Compact 24

    Model: 920021

    ​​​​Engine: Ariens AX 208cc (9.5 ft/lbs)
    Throws Snow 40 ft (12.2 m)
    Housing: 24"w, 20" h
    Tires: 15" Directional​

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  • Compact Track 24

    Compact Track 24

    Model: 920022

    ​​​​Engine: Ariens AX 208cc (9.5 ft/lbs)
    Throws Snow​ 40 ft (12.2 m)
    Housing: 24"w, 20" h
    Tires: 5.5" Wide Track

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Features
  • Housing (20") / Auger Diameter (11")

    Housing (20") / Auger Diameter (11")

    With all-steel construction and a large, powerful auger, this thing doesn't just grab snow. It inhales it, and stays hungry for more.

  • Chute Rotation - 2.5X Quick Turn

    Chute Rotation - 2.5X Quick Turn

    When it's time to show the snow the exit door, it's easy to point in the right direction. Quick turn control helps you put the powder in its place.

  • Folding Handlebars

    Folding Handlebars

    Outside the garage, it's relentless. Inside, it's incredibly thoughtful. Folding handlebars make storage a cinch.

  • 12" Impeller

    12" Impeller

    Compact in size, this beast packs a punch, with an all-steel impeller that sends flakes into the cheap seats.

  • 15" Directional Tires

    15" Directional Tires

    Float like a butterfly when you throw down Old Man Winter. Enjoy the mobility and agility of Ariens directional tires.

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Accessories
  • Sno-Thro Cab

    Sno-Thro Cab

    This spacious, rugged steel frame Sno-Thro Cab protects against heavy snow, wind and snow blow back.

    Part Number: 72102600
    Fits Current Models: 920021, 920022

  • Compact Sno-Thro Cover

    Compact Sno-Thro Cover

    Perfect for in-between snow or off-season storage, the Ariens Sno-Thro®​ Cover is water repellent and tear-resistant for long-lasting protection.  For use on all 920 series Ariens Sno-Thro models.

    Part Number: 72601400
    Fits Current Models: 920021, 920022

  • 30" x 36" Floor Mat

    30" x 36" Floor Mat

    Ariens heavy-duty 30" x 36" floor mat collects water from melting snow while providing a protective layer between the Sno-Thro and floor surface during storage.  Use for Ariens Sno-Thro models with housing widths of up to 28".

    Part Number: 70707600
    Fits Current Models: 920021, 920022

  • 10lb Front Weight Kit

    10lb Front Weight Kit

    Add 10 lbs. to the front of your Sno-Thro to equalize weight distribution and hold the scraper blade closer to the ground.  For use on all two-stage Ariens Sno-Thro models.

    Part Number: 72406500
    Fits Current Models: 920021, 920022

  • Maintenance Kit - Compact and Sno-Tek

    Maintenance Kit - Compact and Sno-Tek

    Keep Your Sno-Tek or Ariens powering through winter with routine maintenance.  For use on all 920 series Sno-Thro models.

    Part Number: 72000800
    Fits Current Models: 920021

  • Non-Abrasive Skid Shoes Kit

    Non-Abrasive Skid Shoes Kit

    Ariens offers polyethylene replacement skid shoes to prolong Sno-Thro life.  For use on all two-stage Ariens Sno-Thro models.

    Part Number: 72600300
    Fits Current Models: 920021, 920022

  • Drift Cutter Kit

    Drift Cutter Kit

    Easily cut through packed snow and drifts no matter how high or compact.  For use on all 920 series Ariens Sno-Thro models.

    Part Number: 73203100
    Fits Current Models: 920021, 920022

  • Handwarmer Kit

    Handwarmer Kit

    Ariens dash-controlled handwarmers are easy to install for maximum comfort despite harsh winter conditions.

    Part Number: 72101400
    Fits Current Models: 920021

  • Sno-Thro Tire Chains - 15" x 5" x 6" Tires

    Sno-Thro Tire Chains - 15" x 5" x 6" Tires

    Featuring superior two-link spaced cross chains, Ariens Sno-Thro tire chains provide added traction on hills, ic, and hard-packed snow.  For use on Ariens Sno-Thro models with 15" tires.

    Part Number: 72101600
    Fits Current Models: 920021

  • Electric Starter Cord

    Electric Starter Cord

    ​Rugged and durable, this Electric Starter Cord is OEM recommended for Sno-Thro® ​engines equipped with 120V starters.

    Part Number: 02483100
    Fits Current Models: 920021, 920022

  • Grey Spray Paint

    Grey Spray Paint

    ​Get your Ariens® looking like brand new conveniently and easily with touch up spray paint for your tire rims.

    Part Number: 02959200
    Fits Current Models: 920021, 920022

  • Ariens® 32 oz. 5W30 4-Cycle Engine Oil

    Ariens® 32 oz. 5W30 4-Cycle Engine Oil

    ​Get ultimate engine protection under all conditions -even the harshest. Specifically designed for air-cooled engines in cold climates.

    Part Number: 00067600
    Fits Current Models: 920021, 920022

  • L-3 8 oz. Gear Lube

    L-3 8 oz. Gear Lube

    ​This L-3 Synthetic severe-duty gear lube is formulated for heavy load gear protection and fortified for extreme pressure. Use it to lubricate aluminum and cast iron gear cases.

    Part Number: 00068800
    Fits Current Models: 920021, 920022

  • Ariens® Orange Touch-Up Paint

    Ariens® Orange Touch-Up Paint

    ​Touch up small nicks and scratches on your Sno-Thro®. Formulated specifically for Ariens® so it's the perfect color match.

    Part Number: 00009500
    Fits Current Models: 920021, 920022

  • Ariens® Orange Spray Paint

    Ariens® Orange Spray Paint

    ​Get your Ariens® looking like brand new conveniently and easily. Made specifically for Ariens®, so it's the exact Ariens® orange.

    Part Number: 00008500
    Fits Current Models: 920021, 920022

  • Ariens® 4 oz. Bottle Ethanol Fuel Stabilizer

    Ariens® 4 oz. Bottle Ethanol Fuel Stabilizer

    ​Multi-functional fuel stabilizer proven to reduce ethanol-related problems while stabilizing fuel up to 3 years. Protects all internal engine components from corrosion/varnish due to ethanol blended fuels.

    Part Number: 04730400
    Fits Current Models: 920021, 920022

Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Ariens Compact 24 Snow Blower
 
4.6

(based on 913 reviews)

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This is a great machine for someone looking for an...

I am a 25 year contractor in the skilled trades business, with extensive hands on experience in the knowledge, use and operation of large power equipment -- and from time to time ,...Read complete review

I am a 25 year contractor in the skilled trades business, with extensive hands on experience in the knowledge, use and operation of large power equipment -- and from time to time , the repairing of said equipment. This review is written based on that platform, not on brand loyalty, etc. Before I state my official review, let me just add that I was using a one stage snow blower ( of a competing brand ) for several years prior, and I wanted to upgrade due to having more area to clear. Also, the one stage S.B. just couldn't do the larger , wetter snowfalls we get here in Ohio very well ; It would always clog up and I had to do the clearing in intervals : Going out after three inches of snow, and again after another three inches, etc. So before I went out and purchased a S.B. this time , I did extensive research online , studying the criteria of the different brands, the added features, etc. , and especially the reviews from various websites. Here is my official review for this product : I purchased it from my local Home Depot, they had a good price , and they had it shipped to the store and did not charge me shipping if I came and picked it up. I went down to the store with my friend and we loaded the fully crated machine in to my van . The Home Depot folks were a pleasure to deal with. I prefer to look at and touch things before I buy, so this was the right move for me. I know you can save just a few bucks more ordering from some other companies online, but then you have to deal with lots of problems I won't get in to here. The machine looked and felt solid. It was all metal, heavy gauge metal at that. Compared to the other brands that were set up around it in the store, it was a no brainer decision. I brought it home and read the owners manual very thoroughly, and then proceeded to assemble it. Listen folks, if you read reviews online somewhere about somebody saying that they put this thing together in 20 minutes or so, they are lying. Or, they are one of those idiots who wrote some bad review , saying that it broke down, or didn't perform, or some other nonsense. The reason it did, if they were telling the truth, is that they just flew through the assembly process and didn't bother to read the instructions. This is an expensive and complicated piece of machinery that will last you a lifetime if you just read the manual -- I mean read everything and follow it to the "T". It is not super difficult, but even though I am very skilled at repairing and assembly, it still took me almost four hours to do it right and cross all my T's and dot all the I's. I suggest for those out there that are "mechanically challenged" , to hire a local snow blower repair man # Yes they do exist -- check out your local Craigs' List ads # to assemble it for you. I'm pretty sure he could do it faster than me , but in all fairness to me, I could do it faster now too, if I had to put another one together ! Here in Ohio, we got our first heavy snowfall one week after I bought it , around Dec. 6th, 2013. This machine was a pleasure to operate, and the controls and features were easy to get used to. It performed exactly like all of the prior reviewers had said from my earlier research. As of today, Jan.28th. 2014, I have used it seven times , and I have become the envy of my neighbors . The last time I used it, cars were driving down the street and slowing way down to look at me -- my guess is that they were trying to figure out how some fairly compact machine could throw 5 to 6 inches of snow 40 plus feet ! Or , maybe they were one-stagers , as I now can call them , and they were trying to figure out what brand of two stage S.B. I was using. Kudos to the Ariens Co., for making it bright orange and easily identifiable ! This product is very durable, and I expect to have it for many, many years to come. It started up on the first pull, right out of the box , and every time since ! I am 54 years old and in physically great shape , so I don't use the electric starter. The headlight was a necessity for me, since I do quite a bit of snow clearing in the evening hours. And it does help immensely. One tip I would like to add : Buy yourself a can of silicone/ Teflon spray and before the first use, spray the entire inside area's of where the snow will accumulate , like the chute, etc. The snow won't stick very much to those places when you are finished. I actually sprayed the entire machine , inside and out, and I am glad that I did that. When you put it in your garage after a good use, the snow just falls off the next day or so. I also bought one of those 4'x 3' indoor-outdoor rugs, and I park the machine on it after I'm done . I was watching a Discovery program shortly after buying this and they were showing ski resort operators in Europe using Ariens branded equipment -- that only reinforced my decision that I bought from the best company. There are many more things I can say, but this review is already very long , so let me say this : It takes forever to go through a tank of gas ! This is a great buy for someone looking for an American made S.B. that is built to last. P.S. -- My driveway is 100' long with a huge parking area in the rear , and it takes me less than 30 minutes to clear 4 - 5" of snow !

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Unbalanced, poor power transmission from small drive...

The reason that I bought an Ariens snow blower is that I own an Ariens lawn mower and am totaly sold on them. The lawn mower that I own is well designed and built...Read complete review

The reason that I bought an Ariens snow blower is that I own an Ariens lawn mower and am totaly sold on them. The lawn mower that I own is well designed and built like a tank. So, when I thought it was time to replace my Toro 521 two stage snow blower (I bought it new about 25 years ago and love the machine.) Toro does not make that model or anything like it so I bought the closest thing in an Ariens. This was a mistake.I did not even check other brands as I figured the design would be sound. This machine is a contradiction. It is unbalanced with most of the weight toward the back (I think I know why and I will tell you in a minute) of the machine. This make the blower want to ride up on the snow and not stay on the surface being cleared. Ariens remedies this by offering a front weight bar that bolts on the blower housing. It is just a bar of mild steel with two holes drilled in it and painted orange. They want a whopping $70.00 for this bar to fix their design flaw, it must be the special orange paint. It really does not matter if you add the weight or not, because the drive wheel do not get enough traction to push the machine along. This is why I think the weight of the machine is toward the back, for better traction. It does not help. They put ROUND profile tires on this blower so there is very little drive contact with the pavement. The engine has plenty of power for the blower and I'm sure enough for the drive wheels. You could put a V-8 engine on this thing and it would not matter as the round profile tires don't have enough surface contact to do any good, they just spin at the least resistance. So, my nice new shiny Ariens blower sits in the garage and I am still using my 25 year old Toro 521 two stage blower. If I could find a pristine Toro 521 I would buy it and lose the Ariens as a backup. I am very unhappy with the new Ariens. It truly is a dog of a machine and very frustrating to use.

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5.0

Compact model 920021

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from Bergen county NJ

Comments about Ariens Compact 24 Snow Blower:

1st time using the compact 24 was in the 30 inch snowfall to hit New Jerseye this January.
1st pass I did was thru snow at least 16 inches deep. Cleared it with no problem.
Cleared the driveway apron after the plows went by pretty easily.
So far so good .

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5.0

Real Workhorse with User in Mind

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from Bloomfield, NJ

Comments about Ariens Compact 24 Snow Blower:

Well built with easy to use features.Much lighter then my last machine which was a back breaker to move.

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5.0

Outstanding snow blower, exactly what we needed

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from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Comments about Ariens Compact 24 Snow Blower:

This is the first snow blower that we have purchased. Prior to purchasing it, we did extensive research, both on and off the web. We interviewed friends and family who had snow blowers which we used to develop a listing of pros and cons for different manufacturers and models looking to get the best snow blower and value for the money that we could. Our research showed that the best value for the money, and the best snow blowers were made by Ariens. Although they cost more than some manufactures; the features, design, construction and longevity stand out and made it very easy to determine that Ariens was the best purchase we could make. We purchased the Model 920021 and have used it many times this snow season. Everything we had found in our research was accurate and this 2-stage snow blower has been exactly what we needed. It is very easy to use, starts up usually with a single pull or push of the starter, and has made snow removal almost fun to do. I would highly recommend this model and brand to anyone wanting value for the money and ease of use.

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5.0

It does the job

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from Chicago, IL

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  • Able to clear heavy wet snow

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      Comments about Ariens Compact 24 Snow Blower:

      I like the easy electric start. Reliable in cold weather.

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        5.0

        Well Made Machine

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        from Rochester NY

        Comments about Ariens Compact 24 Snow Blower:

        Runs great. Well made sturdy construction.

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        5.0

        Finally purchased a decent Snow Blower

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        from T0wnship of Burlington, Central NJ

        Pros

        • Easy to start & maneuver

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        • none at present

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        • Remove snow from private home area

        Comments about Ariens Compact 24 Snow Blower:

        I purchased Ariens because my dealer highly recommended the component parts (ex. metal chute, slides, etc.) were superior to other brands. I have used the new Ariens Compact 24 LE once so far in deep, heavy and light snow. The snow blower was extremely easy to start and maneuver, runs well, and easy to operate. I have never purchases an Ariens but this was the best investment I made in something that lives up to its name. Our home is 250 feet from the street with a U shape driveway. I live in rural central NJ snow zone with 10/12 inches or more snow drifts, therefore it is extremely important for me to have equipment in which I can depend to quickly remove snow. I can't afford an inferior product, so I chose Ariens because I am convinced it is the best available. I am 78 and expect my Ariens Model 920021 snow blower to outlast me and I will pass it onto my son. I look upon my new 24" Compact LE as a wise investment and peace of mind when the gigantic or little snow storms arrive each winter in central New Jersey.

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          4.0

          Handled a record 31.7-inch snowstorm over 24 hours

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          from Laurys Station, PA

          Comments about Ariens Compact 24 Snow Blower:

          I really liked how it handled. The tires made it easy to negotiate deep snow and turns. The snow thrower itself sent the snow twice as far as my previous model.

          The engine ran rough, however, revving up and down the entire time.

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          5.0

          Blizzard Blaster

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          from Summit, NJ

          Comments about Ariens Compact 24 Snow Blower:

          After 54 years of shoveling snow I finally purchased my first snow blower last September...Ariens Compact 24. I grew up in upstate NY in snow belt country and the more snow the better. I've lived in NJ for the last 25 years and never felt the need for a snow blower. With my son going off to college I decided that I needed additional support to save my back. The recent blizzard was the first time I have ever used a snow blower and what a test it was. The compact 24 performed flawlessly and chomped through nearly 30" of snow, drifts and end of driveway snow from the city plows . The claims of performance and durability were proven in spades and this investment was worth every dollar. I don't know why it took me so long to buy an Ariens and my son keeps reminding me of that. NJ Blizzard Buster

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          5.0

          One of the Best 24 " Snow Blowers

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          from Stittvile, New York

          Comments about Ariens Compact 24 Snow Blower:

          I purchased an Ariens Compact 24 LE to replace my 20 year old Simplicity Snow Blower. I purchased Ariens because my dealer said the component parts (ex. metal chute, slides, etc.) were superior to other brands. I have been doing business with this dealer for 35 years and my Simplicity was purchased at this dealer. I have used the new Ariens Compact 24 LE four times so far in deep, heavy and light snow. The snow blower has started without problem, runs well, gets the job done , and easy to operate. I should add that I also purchased a 20" Ariens a few years ago and it has been very satisfactory. I live in a Lake Effect and Noreaster snow zone so I can not afford an inferior product, so I chose Ariens because it is the best available. I expect both of my Ariens snow blowers to last at least 20 years. I look upon my new 24" Compact LE as a wise investment and peace of mind when the big snows arrive each winter in upstate New York off the Great Lakes and the Atlantic ocean.

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          5.0

          Great machine

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          from New Haven CT

          Comments about Ariens Compact 24 Snow Blower:

          Residential use first time snow blower buyer everyone I talked to recommended Ariens what a choice

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          AriensCompact Track 24
           
          4.3

          (based on 6 reviews)

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          4.0

          Cuts through snow like a hot knife through butter

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          from Lebanon, PA

          Pros

          • This snow blower slices through deepest snow

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              Comments about Ariens Compact Track 24:

              This is a powerful machine for its size. The tracks pushed the machine through our recent record-breaking snowfall of 31 inches in 24 hours. It climbs our steep driveway without a problem. It is difficult to maneuver and turn and you can't push the machine when the engine is not running and in gear. The fastest speed in reverse is very slow. The scoop can be raised, however the pile of snow left under the machine causes the machine to get bogged down when the scoop is raised. Overall, it is a very sturdy and solid machine. This is my third snowblower and by far the best.

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                5.0

                What a Machine!!

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                from NAPERVILLE, IL

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                Comments about Ariens Compact Track 24:

                Just took delivery of the Hydro Pro track 28" with 420cc engine. I traded in my Toro 1332 Power Shift for this new machine. The reason I bought a new snow blower was the Toro would always get clogged up when I needed it the most, even using the spray. I would then have to use my single stage Honda. Our driveway is 250" long with 70' wide by the garage doors. I would always have to blow the driveway twice because the Toro was inferior to the Honda on heavy snow. We just had 16" of snow in Chicago on Feb 1st, and the first attempt to clear the snow was wet and heavy. I was tired of having to do all this extra work. That should now be a distant memory!! Our driveway is now clean and dry but obviously I need to find some snow to try out the new machine. Two and half feet of packed snow at the edge of the driveway would be a good test. The combination of Auto steer plus Hydro drive makes maneuvering very easy with no stress on the back, even on dry pavement. . I was concerned about buying the Trac system vs tires based on online reviews, but this combo is perfect and very easy to operate. The engine is quiet and smooth, and easy to pull start, even though it has electric start. The machine went thru the packed snow like a hot knife thru butter, and the volume of snow being thrown looked like I was making snow for a ski hill. What a blast!. Can't wait for the next snow fall.

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                5.0

                Track 24 Model 920022

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                from PA

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                Comments about Ariens Compact Track 24:

                This is a tank with an attached snow blower. I have a steep and dangerous driveway that this track model laughs at. The unit is not especially fast but I'm in no hurry. Safety is my primary concern and that's what this model delivers. Contractors would definitely want a larger model.

                Turning on tracks was a concern but I quickly learned to turn while in motion. It takes some effort but nothing an average person can't handle. I plow a ground-level trex deck attached to my home and I can get within six inches of the siding without problem. Again, I plan my turns in advance.

                The track model allows me to raise the front off the ground (two positions) and drive across grass or any other irregular surface, plowing as I travel. I find that very useful when plowing my deck or moving from one part of my property to another. Deep snow on the lawn is no longer a barrier to winter travel.

                I store mine in a shed. I drive straight in, store it and back straight out when I need it. Yes, movement is somewhat challenging due to high track friction. If you attach small, sturdy castors to a 24" by 24" sheet of plywood you can raise the unit, slide the platform underneath and then move the blower where you want it. Wheeled units are much easier to move so be sure you can deal with tracks.

                I replaced the metal skid shoes with the non-abrasive shoes. I plow a trex deck along with expensive pavers and I DO NOT want to scratch either surface. The non-abrasive shoes are all I'll ever use.

                If you need a track unit for your home I strongly suggest you consider this model. I purchased mine from a local dealer who assembled, tested and delivered it to my home ready to go.

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                4.0

                Good for a very steep driveway

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                from North Stamford, CT

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                Comments about Ariens Compact Track 24:

                Recently purchased Compact Snow Thro and have used it twice on our driveway and parking areas in Connecticut. I am generally satisfied with its performance to date. It works best on new, dry snow that is at least 2-3 inches in depth. It does not work well with slushy snow (clogs the discharge chute) and does not get down to the pavement well, leaving a coating of snow particularly if it has been packed down a bit by the passage of our regular snowplow guy. It doesn't "breeze through hard packed snow drifts" as advertised. It will merely ride up over hard packed snow. I would like to be able to adjust the scraper blade to actually scrape down to the pavement.

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                3.0

                Compact track 24 slow/hard turn

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                from Indiana

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                Comments about Ariens Compact Track 24:

                I ordered the track that had the lever to help steer it but didn't receive that unit. This Compact Track 24 is very difficult to turn around at the end of the drive. You have to stop and pick up on the handles and swing it around to face the direction you want to go. It is also extremely slow even in the fastest gear and reverse is 10 times slower. Unlike my wheeled unit I used to have, you cannot move this without starting it and putting it in gear. You can't push or pull it.

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                5.0

                Did not know what to expect but now after using very...

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                from Duluth Mn

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                Comments about Ariens Compact Track 24:

                I bought this Hydro pro track in Oct and just received first snow,
                did not know what to expect, but I'm satisfied with how it does the job of snow blowing. I replaced my DR unit with this as I have had major shoulder work done and can't be pulling back or pushing down on the handle bars to transport. I have hill going around my deck and did not know how it would back up the hill. If you keep the engine at full thottle
                it does back up slow but it does come up the hill that is major to me/.
                I like the hydro as you can set your own speed and just walk behind let it do the work.

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