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  • Clear your path and enjoy the journey. State-of-the-art features including Auto-Turn™ steering technology, Quick Turn chute rotation, and handwarmers take snow removal to a level of unmatched comfort and ease with the Ariens Platinum & Platinum SHO series snowblowers. For a smart investment you can pass on to the next generation, look no further than Ariens, The King of Snow!

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3 Model(s) Platinum 24 SHO Platinum 30 Platinum 30 SHO
Ratings
4.69 of 5 (97 Reviews)
4.47 of 5 (181 Reviews)
4.56 of 5 (55 Reviews)
360 Views-Platinum 30Platinum 30 SHO
ModelNumber
921038921029921040
Clearing Width
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24"(61 cm)30"(76 cm)30"(76 cm)
Throwing Distance
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3 - 55 FT (.9 - 16.76 M)3 - 50 FT (.9 - 15.2 M)3 - 55 FT (.9 - 16.76 M)
Engine Power
15 FT-LBS (306cc)17FT-LBS (369cc)20 FT-LBS (414cc)
Engine Brand
Ariens® AXAriens® AXAriens® AX
Starting System
120V/Recoil120V/Recoil120V/Recoil
Chute Rotation
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Quick TurnQuick TurnQuick Turn
Deflector Control
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RemoteRemoteRemote
Steering
Auto-TurnAuto-TurnAuto-Turn
Speeds
6 Forward / 2 Reverse6 Forward / 2 Reverse6 Forward / 2 Reverse
Impeller Diameter
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14'' (35.5 cm)14'' (35.5 cm)14'' (35.5 cm)
Augers
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14'' (35.5 cm) Steel Serrated14'' (35.5 cm) Steel Serrated14'' (35.5 cm) Steel Serrated
Gear Case
Large Cast IronLarge Cast IronLarge Cast Iron
Product Warranty
3-year Limited Consumer, 90-day Limited Commercial
3-year Limited Consumer, 90-day Limited Commercial
3-year Limited Consumer, 90-day Limited Commercial
Stage Type
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Two StageTwo StageTwo Stage
Hand Warmers
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StandardStandardStandard
Tire Size
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16" x 5" (41 x 12 cm)16" x 5" (41 x 12 cm)16" x 5" (41 x 12 cm)
Fuel Tank Capacity
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3.2QT (3.0L)3.2QT (3.0L)3.2QT (3.0L)
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 97reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fun to use. If you are old, this is the machine for you. Like the Ariens before it, one pull at -20 F and it's a go. May 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is a great machine. Great Machine. We had a record Winter in Boston this year and I am glad I purchased a new machine to keep up with the heavy snowfall. March 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Powerful and easy to use Had less snow this year ( 2015) than last so I only had one real chance to put the machine through its paces. I will say that I was not disappointed. This thrower started on the 2nd pull and moved a good foot of snow from a two car wide 100 foot driveway with no trouble, putting the snow exactly where I wanted it.. I was surprised at how easy it was to maneuver given its rather considerable weight. I mention this because I have an uneven driveway with a relatively steep incline. I had read differing opinions about how well the auto turn worked, but I found that it worked like a charm. I was able to keep the thrower in line and that was with clearing snow within 5 inches of my car. Initially the chute direction control lever was a bit clunky to operate, but after awhile I got the hang of it and it was no problem. I should also say that I never thought that I needed hand warmers, but it's a really nice touch when you're wearing damp gloves. Overall, I think that this is a great machine that makes you look forward to snow. March 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great snowblower. I really like the easy turn as well. I heard some complaints about the auto turn feature on rough terrain, I have no issues with it on my 24 inch. March 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by great features I had a Toro,and then a Bolens, this new Airens is by far the best machine I have ever owned March 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The machine lives up to its reputation. Everything about the machine is above expectations. Ariens needs to monitor the dealers closer as my machine had several issues from the dealer who put it together. Could not engage drive after half hour of use. Hand warmers did not work. Ariens support team helped me fix the issue over the phone and I am up and running. In spring the dealer will pick it up and make it right. The support team handled my problem fast and professional and I thank them. 5 star for ARIENS March 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is the best snowblower I have ever used. New England weather in unpredictable. This year 100 inches + and more an the way. From light fluffy snow to wet havey snow this snowblower works great. March 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very nice machine. We have had a lot of snow here in the north east this year. Glad I purchased my platinum 24 sho when I did. Although it was more money than I wanted to spend, it sure does do a great job.This is so far the best snow thrower I have owned. It looks and feels like a very durable machine. The machine has the power I am looking for. Easy to control and operate. Light and hand warmers do a great job. February 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great snow mover Easy to start. Easy to control. Hand warmers really work. Powerful. Throws the snow almost to far...gotta pay attention. Great, as advertised. Would buy it again, but don't expect to...won't need to.Michael February 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Overall, Very Satisfied. Starts first pull, runs strong, all features work very well. "0" turn feature does make unit track unevenly sometimes, needs to be more directionaly stable especially on uneven sidewalks. Handwarmers are excellant. Throws snow a mile. No regrets, expect to have for many years. Say hello from Peter W. to Matt Medden, VP Marketing, for me. February 28, 2015
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 181reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Platinum 30 saviour I had bought a new 2015 Deluxe 28+ with the limited run of AX414 motors, for use on my mom's property. It SO impressed me that I went looking for a new Platinum 30 SHO with the same motor.None were to be found at any dealer within 60 miles of me, and the one I did find wouldn't deliver that far. I managed to find a used but pristine 2013 Platinum 30, which then had the AX414 motor, though lacking the SHO's higher impeller speed. No matter, the difference isn't huge.Just amazing performance! With the dumpings of snow we've gotten here in MA and the distance I need to toss snow (clear across a wide street), I need the torque of the AX414 and it does not disappoint.The only thing I didn't initially care for is the chute control. With a better read of the manual to understand how it works and some practice, it's OK now. I do hope for an improved, more positive locking design and an upgrade kit from Ariens. The AutoTurn works PERFECT!Absolutely no other maker offers this combination of rugged build, efficient operation and reliable performance. I am an Ariens customer for life! February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quality product with great features Great product that is so easy to use my wife wants to use it. The auto turn is so nice compared to my old snow blower. It starts so easy the electric start isn't necessary. The motor runs nice and quiet, but throws the snow as far as you want. Controlling the chute is quick and adjusted to what ever you need. The price seemed very fair for a quality product that I think is built to last. February 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very good quality, great power, and plenty of features I have used my new Platinum 30 three times so far. Plenty of power - the unit does not bog down when clearing snow at the end of the driveway. Great throwing distance. Very good quality snowblower. Only criticism I (and my son) have is the Quick Turn chute.....have had difficulty getting the chute to fully rotate in both directions. February 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works just as I would expect! Prior to moving to New Hampshire, I lived in CT and had only about a 20 ft driveway so I made due with a one stage. Our new house has a 230 foot driveway, so I was looking for a serious machine.After speaking with friends and reading reviews, I settled on the Ariens brand. I bought mine at a local tractor dealer and he recommended the Platinum 30 because it had a more powerful motor than the Deluxe. I'm preparing for Snowmagddeon here, but so far this thing has been an absolute beast.I've cleared a 230 foot driveway in about 20 minutes several times this year. It just rips through the snow, but is easy to control. I've never felt that it was too much machine to handle. I really like the up/down deflector design - I can arc it or shoot it straight very easily and the control is in a very intuitive place.We're supposed to get 24-36 inches over the next few days, so it will really be put through its paces, but I'm confident this will handle it just fine. Very happy with my purchase! January 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This protuct is very easily used by myself and especially by my wife I like all the features on my platinum 30 snowblower. the ease of use is especially helpful when my wife has to start it and operate the machine. I like the electric start on cold days and really like the heated grips. I give this machine a 9 out of ten for use. January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent machine This is a well built powerful machine. It's easy to start and maneuvers with minimal effort on turns. I actually look forward to major snowfalls so I can get out and use it.I highly recommend it! January 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by just love it I was having no problems with it till now, started running ruff like water in tank. Took out old gas and replace it with newer gas, put stabilizer and sea foam in tank. Would start then stop after about a minute. Drained carb and still no change. Finally brought it back to dealer and was told they have problem from factory not cleaning gas tank inside properly causing dirt and shavings to pug up carp and fuel line. Just want people to know so they don't waste hours like me trying to figure out why new blower won't run. November 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by performance, reliability, fuel efficiency I have used this snowblower for one season- the most severe winter in Central New Brunswick, Canada, in 30 years. Deep snow, high drifts, wind-packed snow, ice storms, rain and freeze events, and extreme cold. This machine has incredible performance, excellent reliability and astounding fuel economy. May 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by All I can say is Wow!!! After a great amount of research I decided on the 2013 Airens Platinum 30 to replace my nearly 30 year old snowblower. Besides all the positive reviews I read, it was because the Airens is built in Wisconsin and had a Briggs & Stratton engine that was made in the USA that closed the deal for me. The 2013-2014 winter was brutal with nearly record amountsof snow and the Ariens Platinum 30 performed flawlessly. It cleared the deepest snowfalls without hesitation and is everything I expect from American made quality!Terry HaydenEau Claire, WI April 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This snow blower is a beast After many years of fixing my 20 year old snow blower, we decided to get a new machine. After doing a little homework, we decided to get the Ariens Platinum 30. After the winter we just had, it was worth every penny. It may have been a little bigger than what we needed, but bigger is better, especially when it comes to snow. First winter in years we did not have to worry about back pain from shoving due to a broken snow blower. April 23, 2014
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 55reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 I would recommend it gladly! My old 24” blower was more than 15 years old and so it was time for a new one. I saw the Ariens demonstrated on TV so I look further into buying one. It looked very good in the dealer’s show room with all the features I wanted including hand warmer handles. So I bought the 30” since I have a long driveway. Although it was bigger in size and engine HP-414cc than my old blower, I never thought it would be this powerful and good. It easily eats though all types of snow from wet heavy or even slushy snow, without clogging, to light powdery with no effort. It does throw it 30, 40 or perhaps 50 feet as advertised.It’s easy to start, but did take some getting used to because of its larger width. The auto turn feature helps a lot and makes maneuvering much easier with less effort.Bottom line, I love it and it takes less time to clear my long driveway than before. I would recommend it gladly! March 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This thing is a beast! I waited until I got through the worst part of the season with my new Ariens 30 SHO to write this review, and as the title suggests - this thing is a beast! I originally purchased this snowblower because my current snowblower was underpowered for the size driveway (325') that I have. It was able to take on deeper / wetter snow and chew through the area at the top of the driveway where the snowplows would plow you in with ease. It cut down the time I needed to spend on cleaning the driveway - and boy does this thing throw snow far!The one issue I had was with the Auto Turn feature. Originally, I was not a fan. My driveway was paved but has sunk / heaved a little in spots making it not perfectly flat. Also, the driveway itself curves and rolls with the terrain. This made snowblowing the driveway with my new Ariens like wrestling a 275 lb bear - everytime I hit an uneven spot I had to use my body strength to get it back on track. I was very unhappy. I found that other people were having similar issues, and to fix this ,they replaced the stock skids with larger skids. I did this and boy did this help. I am fine with Auto Turn now, although I would have been just as happy if it had been designed with the traditional trigger turn design.All in all, I am very happy with my purchase. March 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good features. Lots of power and throwing distance. Overall I really like the machine and recommend it, It does what I paid the extra dollars for: great power and throwing distance. I am not sorry I bought it. Handles everything nature throws at it with hardly slowing down. Good heavy steel construction and reliable starting. One flaw is that the skids could be better designed and of more durable material. I have a paved driveway and they wore down to a point i have to adjust after each use. After only a couple uses, I have had to flip them. At $25+ a set, this could end up being an expense I did not have with previous machines. And one other thing,,,,albeit minor....the wheel drive and auger handle controls are reversed from every other snow blower I ever owned including AMF, Bolens and Troy Bilt. I hit the house a few times before I got used to the controls being reversed. Finally, the little shovel tool that snaps onto the auger housing for clearing the chute rattles pretty good. I took it off and leave it in the shed. March 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The best snowblower I have every used. I purchased this snowblower to clear my three car wide driveway. The Super High Output throws the snow all the way across,which makes quick work of clearing the drive. The controls for the discharge shut are great. Easy to start and operate. We had a foot of snow from one of many storms this year. No problem clearing this. A friend of mine plans to purchase the same model. I have been using a snowblower the past 25 years. This is best I have used. March 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by plenty of power i purchased this to replace an older model with 10hp Tecumseh,it also had good power but not like this one,the auto turn is a great feature,no more wrestling the unit around corners and when turning around ,only two complaints,one is the chute swing lever, I liked the quick crank setup better,and all the controls are grey,I think the chute swing and chute deflection should be a different color than the other controls, March 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This machines gets the job done fast and efficiently. Great machine, Gets the job done fast and is very easy to operate. Needs a bigger gas tank. March 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellant machine This snow blower is an animal. Every thing that I have asked it to do, it has done with little effort. Excellent machine. Things that I am not fond of are that the choke and throttle control are on top of each other and they tend to freeze up from blowing snow that accumulates on top of them. Personally I would prefer separate controls. The only other concern was the first time I used the machine I thought that the key was just a simple push in interruptor and did not realize that I had to turn it even though the dealer showed me how to operate the machine. My son also did the same thing when I was away. March 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Unstoppable! lots of power! Excellent machine! It handles a foot of snow like nothing! Love those heated handles! February 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Snow blower preformance Love the product. Very powerfull, really cuts through the snow drifts. Easy to handle. Great tires on this one. Good traction. February 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The blower has the power for heavy deep snow The large engine can handle deep heavy snow. The only issue that I had is with the engine switch and chock control. Hard to read and not very intuitive. . I fix that with a Sharpie pin and mark the setting of the two switches. February 26, 2015
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Accessories
  • 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: 921038

  • 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: 921038, 921029, 921040

  • 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: 921038, 921029, 921040

  • 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: 921038, 921029, 921040

  • 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: 921038, 921029, 921040

  • 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: 921038, 921029, 921040

  • 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: 921038, 921029, 921040

  • Track Drive Conversion Kit – 921 Series w/16” Tires

    Track Drive Conversion Kit – 921 Series w/16” Tires

    Prevail over varying terrain from steep hills to slippery paths and everything in between by converting your Ariens Sno-Thro to a 5.5" wide directional track system.  For use on all 921 series Ariens Sno-Thro models.

    Part Number: 72102500
    Fits Current Models: 921038, 921029, 921040

  • 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: 921029, 921040

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