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3 Model(s) Platinum 24 SHO Platinum 30 Platinum 30 SHO
4.67 of 5 (70 Reviews)
4.47 of 5 (181 Reviews)
4.66 of 5 (41 Reviews)
360 Views-Platinum 30Platinum 30 SHO
Clearing Width
24"(61 cm)30"(76 cm)30"(76 cm)
Throwing Distance
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
Chute Rotation
Quick TurnQuick TurnQuick Turn
Deflector Control
6 Forward / 2 Reverse6 Forward / 2 Reverse6 Forward / 2 Reverse
Impeller Diameter
14'' (35.5 cm)14'' (35.5 cm)14'' (35.5 cm)
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
Two StageTwo StageTwo Stage
Hand Warmers
Tire Size
16" x 5" (41 x 12 cm)16" x 5" (41 x 12 cm)16" x 5" (41 x 12 cm)
Fuel Tank Capacity
3.2QT (3.0L)3.2QT (3.0L)3.2QT (3.0L)
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 67reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 Great machine This thrower goes right through the bottom of my driveway with ease. There is almost no side fall out of snow when taking a full cut. I'm still getting use to using the quick chute control, after many years of using the old style hand crank on a different machine. I love the heated hand grips, no more cold fingers. I know I will have many years of trouble free service with this fine product. February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The engine upgrade and chute mechanism is worth the extra money. I live in Buffalo, NY and deal with about 120 inches of snow each season. This 24"SHO snowblower is replacing an Ariens 24" model from 1972 that my Dad gave me in 1996. I started looking at the Deluxe vs. the Compact. After reading about the Auto-Turn feature I decided that I would only consider the Deluxe. The older models didn't have the safety levers that the modern units have and I sensed that turning around at the end of the driveway was a hassle without the auto-turn feature. A friend at work told me to fix my 1972 unit since they don't build them like they used to unless you get the Platinum series. I then began considering the Platinum. It was $400 more than the Deluxe. It's worth it in my opinion. The bigger engine seems well matched to the auger and blower system and I think a lower output engine would work a lot harder. The larger tires, heated handles, and the remote chute mechanism along with the high output engine are worth the extra $400. Some of the plastic around the chute housing is a long term reliability concern but as a trade off I wouldn't want this thing to be any heavier. It's an arm and shoulder workout and one of the reasons for finally replacing the old unit was so my wife could use something safer so I guess the plastic helps shed some weight. I like how the actuation mechanisms are up high away from the ground and snow, however the bicycle cable like mechanism probably won't last and will need to be replaced eventually. February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent machine Machine is excellent, Starts very easy every time, even in this extreme cold we had in Ont.wanted a machine to throw snow over my fence, it did it with no problem. February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Definitely worth the investment! The Ariens quality and build is top notch, and is definitely worth the investment. This is my first winter with the Ariens and am very satisfied happy with its performance. The ease of use and in starting the snow-blower is truly outstanding, as it has started every time either on the 1st or 2nd pull. I have yet to need to use the electric starter. February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ariens 24 SHO SNOW BLOWER We purchased our machine from 146 Supply in Millbury, Ma.We have been dealing with them for years. They helped us choose the right size machine for our new home.We absolutely love our machine. The heated hands handles are so awesome. Overall we have had so much snow here in Massachusetts this winter over six feet and the performance in great everytime.The only thing I would not recommend is the cover for over the machine to protect you from the snow.We used it the first storm and two swipes with the snowblower and the thing broke right of the machine. We called 146 Supply and they said we would have to deal with Ariens directly. Very dissatisfied with that. They assembled it and all we had to do was bolt it on and we did per their directions.So now we have to get a hold of Ariens and see what we can do with the warrenty.But love our new snowblower.And also the cap fogs up in the cold. February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by An awesome machine After this record New England winter I am very glad I purchased this machine. It is well built, performs great, easy to start and is a very high quality machine. February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by the engine goes thru packed snow 10-12 inches above the top of auger this is an excellent machine easy to start runs great. The electric hand warmers are a blessing as well. there are only two things I feel need improvement, 1, headlight is weak a reg light throws farther into the driveway.2, the snow cab needs to be like the old ones I don't care if they do cost more they are far sturdier and give more protection.overall this is a machine that carries on the Ariens tradition of sturdy well built long lasting machine. February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by amazing machine. I do not understand why this machine is not rated amazing by consumer reports. Nothing can match how it performs. Your question, Do you recommend this product is yes, and I have to, my brother, he bought an ariens 28, his son an ariens 30 and a neighbor a sho 30 after seeing mine throw snow across the road and into the woods. Thanks. The salespeople at MB Tractor in Tilton, NH where all were purchased were great with set up and instructions. February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product has excellent power and throwing ability. Unit powered through the 3rd largest snowfall in Chicago history!Over 20" overnight and didn't struggle at all!Would like to see the quick chute direction change mechanism be a little smoother but overall works flawlessly. Also could use a waterproof switch for the hand warmers, suspect moisture will cause problems down the road. Love the unit and would highly recommend. February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joy stick chute control works great and the Hand warmers - Nice!! This is my second Ariens snowblower, the 1st one was an Excellent machine, but this one they pulled out all the stops. Couldn't believe it could get any better!!! Throws even wet snow without a problem. Thanks for still building a quality machine at a good value. February 25, 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 37reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by very well pleased with snowblower we just got about 17 inches of wet heavy snow and my 4 wheeler w/plow could hardly get thru this mess. when I purchased my platinum sho several months ago I was worried that it would be like the other snow blowers I've had (not good )the ariens did everything it was advertised to do it really impressed me and my neighbors another thing that impressed me was the tech support, they responded quickly and supplied all the info I needed February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best investment I've made for the house in a long time. Last year after begging and borrowing to get my drive cleared, I swore to myself that I would do something about it. In November of 2014 I purchased an Ariens 30" SHO and I couldn't wait for the snow to fly. As winter started here in mid Michigan, my first opportunity arrived to test my new snow blower but it was a wet, slushy mess. Based on my previous experience with my previous blower, I was not looking forward to breaking my new Ariens out in that slop. I went ahead anyway and couldn't believe how well the Ariens blower moved that wet mess. Since then, we have had our share of drifted snow and my SHO never ceases to amaze me. The more snow there is, the happier my Ariens seems to be.If you want to throw snow from one side of the driveway, over the driveway, over the side yard, over the shed in the side yard, and into the lot next door (70 feet, wind aided), 30" SHO.Thanks for an awesome product Ariens, you people should be proud of yourselves. February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Don't mess with the rest - buy the best! This is my first snow blower purchase. I wanted a product with a great reputation and history of reliability. Ariens is hands down the best snow blower on the market. I received it fully assembled and delivered free by my local Ariens dealer. The machine was delivered the day before a massive storm hit the area with approximately 18" of snow. In years past it would take about 4-6 hours to clear the driveway with a shovel. My extra long and wide driveway was cleared within an hour. So glad I made this purchase. The chute never clogged and the machine ran flawlessly. The direct drive and auto steering were very helpful as my driveway is on a steep incline. I would definitely recommend this snow blower to anyone looking to purchase their first model or upgrade to a model that can handle deep, heavy snow! February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by deep snow no problem We live in western N.Y. We went through the November storm, We had 4 feet of snow in our driveway,this snowblower made it look easy moved the snow with no problem our driveway is 160 feet long by 10 feet wide.The snow blower throws the snow 50ft. Starting is a easy task starts with first pull every time. Really enjoy the hand warmer. This machine is a bear in the winter we are having this year. I would recommend this machine to anyone that gets snow like we do. February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by She's a BEAST!! Definitely spend the extra money and go for the SHO engine. This thing is a monster, and you will look forward to heavy wet snows. Solid design and construction. Made in Canada, where they know allllll about snow. February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Love the machine Love the machine. Great power. Easy to use. Wish the fuel tank was a little larger. February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Snowblower! This was my first snow blower purchase and I certainly picked a good year to purchase it as we have been buried in upstate New York this winter. The snow blower is dependable and is a beast. I did a ton of research before this purchase and it certainly paid off as this Ariens Platinum 30 Sho is a supper winner and should last for many years. February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Holly mother of snowblowers! So I bought this baby as an insurance policy. My driveway is a pain to clear and has been done by my neighbor using a bobcat for years. Occasionally he isn't able to get to me in time for me to leave for work, thus the insurance policy. So far this year I have yet to have him clear my drive because this puppy clear my drive better than the bobcat and I can walk it around my house to clear the sidewalk and part of the back yard for my dog to have a clear patch of land to use for his necessary business.The distance of the throw depends on the composition of the snow but I can tell you that I have tossed snow a lot farther than the specifications say.The fuel consumption is surprisingly small for the amount of work that the engine is doing. So far my 1st purchase of 5 gallons is still only about 3/5th used and the amount of snow we have gotten this year is about average for northern Indiana.The hand warmers get to temperature nice and fast. So much so that I'm using rag "Jersey" type gloves in very cold temperatures because they allow me more dexterity than my bulky arctic weight gloves and the hand warmers keep me plenty warm.I was so impressed by it that when one of my friend's blowers quit working on him I told him to go get one of these. He did and now he wonders why he waited so long to replace his old blower. February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ariens 30 SHO I purchased this huge and powerful snow blower in October 2014 in anticipation of heavier than normal snowfall for this winter season,I was not disappointed. I have used it 6 times in the last 7 weeks with over an 18 inch fall that occurred in one weekend. This snow blower handled it with ease and I made 6 passes in my driveway 12 feet wide and 90 feet to the road,no issue. My neighbor however complained that I was throwing my snow over 60 feet towards his bedroom window from my driveway. We were both impressed. There is no need so far to use the electric start feature as only 1 pull was ever needed in all my use. Remember to prime the carburetor and set the choke fully open. The handwarmers are excellent February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it! Moves the snow away, far away. I am very happy with my purchase. The SHO30 has made this harsh wonter of 2014/2015 a lot easier to endure. February 25, 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: 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 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: 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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