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3 Model(s) Hydro Pro 28 Hydro Pro 32 - 12V Hydro Pro 36
4.71 of 5 (17 Reviews)
5 of 5 (1 Reviews)
4.25 of 5 (4 Reviews)
360 ViewsHydro Pro 28Hydro Pro 32 - 12VHydro Pro 36
Clearing Width
28"(71 cm)32"(81 cm)36"(91 cm)
Throwing Distance
3 - 60 FT (.9 - 18.28 M)3 - 60 FT (.9 - 18.28 M)3 - 60 FT (.9 - 18.28 M)
Engine Power
21 FT-LBS (420cc)21 FT-LBS (420cc)21 FT-LBS (420cc)
Engine Brand
Ariens Polar Force Pro by Briggs & StrattonAriens Polar Force Pro by Briggs & StrattonAriens Polar Force Pro by Briggs & Stratton
Starting System
120V/Recoil12V Keystart/Recoil120V/Recoil
Chute Rotation
Quick TurnQuick TurnQuick Turn
Deflector Control
Infinitely VariableInfinitely VariableInfinitely Variable
Impeller Diameter
14'' (35.5 cm)14'' (35.5 cm)14'' (35.5 cm)
16" (40.6 cm) Steel Serrated16" (40.6 cm) Steel Serrated16" (40.6 cm) Steel Serrated
Gear Case
Large Cast IronLarge Cast IronLarge Cast Iron
Product Warranty
3Yr Cons, 1Yr Comm
3Yr Cons, 1Yr Comm
3Yr Cons, 1Yr Comm
Stage Type
Two StageTwo StageTwo Stage
Hand Warmers
Tire Size
16" x 5" (41 x 12 cm)16" x 6.5" (41 x 17 cm)16" x 6.5" (41 x 17 cm)
Fuel Tank Capacity
5.9QT (5.6L)5.9QT (5.6L)5.9QT (5.6L)
  Hydro Pro 28 Hydro Pro 32 - 12V Hydro Pro 36
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 17reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Overall. We've had above average snowfall here in south eastern MA. After the first snowfall that dumped 24" I decided I needed a good snow blower. My driveway is about 210' long and about 15' wide at the base and 25' wide at the top. I also have two side lots that total about 2000 sq ft. and about 250' of sidewalks/paths. All need to be snowless!! I went on the internet forums and did some research and figured that the Ariens Hydro Pro 28 was a good fit for my needs. Unfortunately, there were none to be found in my area because of the high demand. Rather than put my name on a waiting list, I bought one and had it shipped from Minnesota. I ordered it on a Wednesday and received it the following Monday. I was suprised that the unit came about 95% assembled in the box. The rest of the assembly entailed putting on the chute and controls, checking fluids and making a number of adjustments. My unit was set up very well right from the factory and only required minimal adjustment. I have about 7 hours on the Hydro Pro 28. Changing the oil is very easy. (You have to do this at the 5hr mark to get rid of the break in oil.) The Hydro Pro 28 comes with electric start but I haven't tried it yet. It almost always starts on the first pull. If it doesn't start on the first, it does on the second. The unit works as it does in the Youtube videos. I had contemplated buying a 32" or 36" but the 28" does the job well and gets into places where a 32" or 36" would have trouble. I figured having the most powerful engine running the smallest auger would be a good combination. After using it, I believe it is. It removes fresh snow effortlessly. I did have some tire slippage when removing the mounds of ice/snow mixture that the municipal plow trucks leave at the bottom of my driveway. Therefore, I've ordered some tire chains to help with that. I also replaced the steel skid shoes with the non-abrasive type. Also, I really wish that it would go in reverse faster. All in ll this is a great machine and if maintained properly should last for decades. February 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Endless Snow on Cape Cod 2015 my driveway is over 200 yards and cannot be plowed due to curves and large rhododendrons along side. My Ariens 32" had been really put to the test this year. My landscaper comes to do my driveway with it but each time he arrived this year, I had already completed it. its way too much fun and much to important to not let winter win. Love it! February 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by best by far if you want a professional machine to move snow this is the machine to buy.very well made with solid steel consruction.built like a tank but runs smooth and easy with the hydro trans.i felt that the cost was more than i wanted to pay but after 4 storms totalling 70" of snow in the n.e. i know you get what you pay for.with the 16" auger and14" impellar and 420cc engine this machine eats through the snow.glad i made the investment as i expect this ariens to be the last snow blower i will need February 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Simply The Best ! Throughout the years we have had several snow blowers to deal with ALL the snow we get here in the snow belt of southwestern ,Ontario. Although we have had a few Ariens in the past ,a MTD and a John Deere ,this Ariens Hydro Pro is simply the best . It will handle any type of snow with ease..works effortlessly and is surprisingly quieter than most machines.To date we have not experienced any issues with it. The neighbours are envious of just how quickly it will remove the snow and toss it so far if need be. We wondered about the Hydro static to begin with as to whether it was worth the extra dollars..well after one use we will not be going back to the standard operation types...it is fantastic.My wife if need be can handle this blower with ease .It turns on a dime. The features of the chute make it easy to turn and adjust . It is solid and built to last it appears and so far we have no reason to believe otherwise.The hand warmer is an added feature with an ideal temperature in the cold we have had.Lastly the operation of the drive lever combined with the auger lever leave one hand free to adjust the height of the chute or its direction or your overall speed. This is simply the best snow blower you can find right now....no plastics...just a solid powerful machine built to last and to give you satisfaction in your snow removal tasks. I use to hate to see the snow fall and prepare to have it removed..now it is "bring on the snow"......we are ready and waiting. Go Ariens Go!!! February 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Another excellent Ariens Sno Thro I purchased a home last summer and began looking at the Ariens line up last fall. Having previously owned a 1992 model ST 824 that still performs flawlessly today I knew Ariens was the only option. I felt that living in northern MN I needed the power and features of the pro series. After looking at the features of the hydro pro 28 I opted to order one. It came in during a 30 plus inch storm in December last year (2013) and my dealership was able to get it in and set up. This machine is a beast. Nothing slowed it down. The hydro feature is great allowing smooth speed and direction changes on the fly. The auto turn is flawless. The dealership showed my how to adjust the shoot which I did need to do on 2 occasions, no problem. If your looking at a new sno thro spend the extra dollars for an exceptional machine, after all its a 20 plus year investment. August 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent power and features I spent a considerable amount of time evaluating the competitors before choosing the Hydro Pro 28. Ultimately, nothing had the power, durability or features that the Hydro Pro had in one package. I wanted a big motor, at least a 14” impeller and the ability to maneuver in tough places. Living in a congested neighborhood in New England, I have a significant amount of snow to clear and only so many places to put it. With the power this machine has I have the ability to throw it as far as I need to. With the controls I can put it anywhere I want and with the hydrostatic transmission and Auto-Turn, I can easily move this machine around my hilly driveway and retaining walls with almost surgical precision. I did install an aftermarket cab for fighting the elements and an Ariens baffle kit. I put a coat of wax on the machine and added some clear mask to wear surfaces to prolong the life of the finish. Very impressed with the machine and happy with the value. March 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by expensive, but you get what you pay for! I looked and researched many different snow throwers for a long time before deciding to shell out the cash for the very best I could find, and it appears that it has paid off. Everything on this machine seems well designed and built. A common problem with snow throwers is plugging up on wet snow. This machine has no such issue. It powers through the wet slushy stuff as well as any drifts you drive it into and just asks for more! The hydro drive was well worth the extra cost as it is so smooth and easy to start/stop and change speed on the go, smooth as silk. The auto turn differential on the drive wheels worked exactly as described. I've read other reviews where some have had issue with the chute direction control sticking or not staying where you put it. No such issue here. Mine worked perfect from the start. The included manual has a section describing how to fine tune the control cable setting to alleviate any such issues, but mine needed no adjustment. Read the manual, it covers a lot of good information about this machine. The only issue I've read about in other reviews may be the mounting angle of the light. When you tip the machine slightly back to raise the front, the light does shine right in the operators eyes. A small deflector shroud to direct it all forward would solve this easily. A switch to shut the light off when not needed would also be a nice touch. Thanks Ariens for a great machine! February 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by High marks for after sale service I have a previous review down below, but this is a good time to relay how my Ariens dealer and Ariens support their products and customers.I had a problem with the snowblower drive system, the service department at my dealer diagnosed it to the drive chain. Now, having a problem is one thing, how it gets handled is what matters.The dealer went a long way out of their usual pickup zone to get the machine to take back to the shop, and promptly let me know what the issue was. They and Ariens teamed up to investigate a solution to the drive chain issues, and apparently a retrofit kit is available to resolve this. My dealer had a couple of concerns about the kit, went back to Ariens, ans some additional work was done to arrive at the final version of the kit. After getting the snowblower back from service, and using it in a foot of heavy wet snow, the drive system now feels as though it was borrowed from a tank. Rock solid.There are not many instances I know of these days where the manufacturer and the dealer team up to this level of service, I am duly impressed. The whole job was covered 100% in warranty, with no questions, even the time and mileage for the out of area pickup.Good job to Ariens, and Boston Lawnmower for excellence above and beyond the call. My fourth Ariens purchase from Boston Lawnmower, there is a good reason why.There is still no replacement for displacement! April 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by very good product after 4 months of winter i am impressed with this snow blower .it like to report that more weight should be added on the bucket permitting a better traction and less effort to maintain a clear pathway .also the cable connecting the chute should be attached in such a way that it does not detach itself easily . the light angle should be angled downards.the slip clutch works very well but in reverse the mouvement is slow compared to the disk model .thank you . guy maranda quebec city . April 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is a serious machine for serious snow removel...period ! I have lived in Maine all my life and have always used sonwblowers...of all types. I bought a 28 hydro this year ( big snow year in Maine ) and cannot believe this machine ! After a 30" storm i had to use the drift cutters ( never used them before ) and that machine had no problem at all...never even lugged down ! The Hydro is awesome and i would highly recommend it to anyone who deals with serious snowfall. As an aside , I wasn't going to spend the extra money to go Hydro but the shop owner told me i was making a mistake. I'm so glad that he talked me into the Hydro.... April 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1reviewer.
Rated 5 out of 5 by By Far The Best Ariens I Have Owned Since the winter of '96-'97 I have owned 5 Ariens Snow Blowers. I started out with a 7.5 HP 24-inch wide model and I have worked my way up to larger, more capable models, until this past November I replaced my Professional 28-inch model with the new Hydro Pro 32 12 volt model.I have a 65' x 250' asphalt road, two 250' x 4' side-walks, and a 20' x 110' driveway with a 40' x 40' pad outside my garage to clear.This is by far the best of any of my Snow-Thros. The 32-inch wide clearing path saves me approximately 25% of the time it use to take me with my Pro 28-inch model. The Briggs and Stratton 2100 engine is vastly superior when compared to the Tecumseh engine in my Pro 28. It runs quieter, starts easier, uses less fuel, and delivers significantly more useable torque than the Tecumseh.The Hydro drive system is a joy to use. I can start out at a slow speed and by just pushing the lever forward I can increase my speed, without have to shift gears. The increased speed in Reverse is greatly appreciated.The Quick-Turn feature makes turning the machine very easy, while also being able to have both wheels engaged when going in a straight line.This is a great machine! February 21, 2015
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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just what I wanted and more The Hydro Pro 36" is a great machine. I did the research this snow blower is a great value for me. I live in the snow belt 500 yards from Lake Michigan in Holland, MI. When the lake effect snow machine cranks up we get snow.The features that really make this machine a great value:- Hydro Pro drive system. Very easy to change speed & direction.- Auto-Turn very easy to turn, turns in it's own radius.- Heated hand grips. Must have. Works great.- Cold weather start. One pull starts right up in 5 degree weather.- 36" width with 420 cc gets the job done. Lots of power to blow 12" of new snow 30 plus feet. Drive way is over 100 yards in length, plus a large parking area for 6 cars and a circle turn around. The snow trucks will plug the end of our driveway. This beast handles all of this, no trouble at all.- Deflector control remote provides laser placement of the white stuff.- Light brings daytime to night.- Local dealer fully assembled and delivered the unit. Gased up & ready to go. Made it easy for me.Great value. Easy to use. Lots of power. Buy it now!Ric. Holland, MI February 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ariens HydroPro 36 Takes on the Colorado High Country! We live up at 8,000 feet in the Colorado Rockies and use our HydroPro 36 to clear snow from approximately 4,500 sqft of concrete driveway pavers and brick walks at the entryway to our home. This machine's incredible torque handles big snowfalls and tall drifts with ease, tossing it up to 50 feet away (even wet springtime snow). The convenience of their shift-on-the fly hydrostatic transmission is the Icing on the Cake ... no more stopping to change speed ranges or to shift the machine into "Reverse" like our previous snow thrower. Other well thought-out features include the console mounted controls for the chute position and angle, and the heated hand grips! It starts on the first pull every time and makes short work of every job we throw at it. Well worth the price. I highly recommend installing Ariens' accessory Non-Abrasive Skid Shoes for clearing snow from decorative surfaces such as pavers and brick! Kudos to Ariens for bringing such a well-engineered workhorse to the marketplace! May 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by This snow blower can throw snow, but.... This is by far the best snow blower I have ever owned, but, I can not keep the drive chain on it. I have had it come off 3 times, twice with the original chain, once with the replacement. The chain is a little too long, or it needs a chain tensor added to hold it tighter and in place. It's a heavy snow blower to be pulling into the garage with the chain off and jammed. Other than that, it is a really powerful and full featured snow blower. April 3, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Hydro Pro 36 Definitely a beast, but a beast to handle too. I have only used it 3 times so far, but I am disappointed. I was not aware that you could not pull the machine backwards when using it. You must put it in reverse or disengage the transmission. Unless you are making a sharp turn it is difficult to turn until the auto turn engages. Small turns like bends in a side walk are difficult to manage. If you run off the edge of a sidewalk onto grass the machine really pulls you further onto the grass. You then need to put it in reverse and back up some to get back on track. The chute rotation is not good. To get it to go completely 90 degrees to the left or right you must start at the opposite side and "slam" it over hard to get it all the way over to the side you want it. It has a very sloppy feel to it. The chute deflector is also not good. When it is pointed all the way down to the lowest position it sticks and you have to raise it by hand to aim upward. It also has a very sloppy feel to it. It is also throwing some snow out in front and to the left of the augers. Not a lot, but enough to not do a clean job. This is not from going to fast and taking in too much snow. Lots of power and the 36" width cuts down a lot of time when using it. Pretty much a bad purchase. January 22, 2015
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  • 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: 926053

  • 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: 926053, 926517, 926055

  • 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: 926053, 926517, 926055

  • Retractable Drift Cutter Kit

    Retractable Drift Cutter Kit

    Easily cut through packed snow and drifts no matter how high or compact.  For use on all 921 and 926 series Ariens Sno-Thro models.

    Part Number: 72406900
    Fits Current Models: 926053, 926517, 926055

  • Sno-Thro Maintenance Kit

    Sno-Thro Maintenance Kit

    Keep your Ariens powering through winter with routine maintenance. Includes Oil, Sno-Jet, Shear Bolts and Fuel Stabilizer.  For use on all 921 and 926 series Sno-Thro models.

    Part Number: 72101300
    Fits Current Models: 926053, 926517, 926055

  • Large Sno-Thro Cover

    Large 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 921 and 926 series Ariens Sno-Thro models.

    Part Number: 72601500
    Fits Current Models: 926053, 926517, 926055

  • Sno-Thro Cab

    Sno-Thro Cab

    Ariens Sno-Thro cab has a spacious, rugged steel frame, durable fabric, and freeze resistant windows to protect against heavy snow, wind, and snow blow back conditions.  For use on all two-stage Ariens Sno-Thro models.

    Part Number: 72408000
    Fits Current Models: 926053, 926517, 926055

  • Sno-Thro Tire Chains - 16"x8"

    Sno-Thro Tire Chains - 16"x8"

    Featuring superior two-link spaced cross chains, Ariens Sno-Thro tire chains provide added traction on hills, ice, and hard-packed snow.  For use on Ariens Sno-Thro models with 16" tires.

    Part Number: 72601800
    Fits Current Models: 926053, 926517, 926055

  • 36" x 36" Floor Mat

    36" x 36" Floor Mat

    Ariens Heavy Duty 36" 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 36".

    Part Number: 70706700
    Fits Current Models: 926517, 926055


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