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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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Specifications
2 Model(s) Platinum 24 SHO Platinum 30 SHO
Ratings
4.66 of 5 (130 Reviews)
4.65 of 5 (68 Reviews)
360 Views-Platinum 30 SHO
ModelNumber
921038921040
Clearing Width
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24"(61 cm)30"(76 cm)
Throwing Distance
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3 - 55 FT (.9 - 16.76 M)3 - 55 FT (.9 - 16.76 M)
Engine Power
17FT-LBS (369cc)20 FT-LBS (414cc)
Engine Brand
Ariens® AXAriens® AX
Starting System
120V/Recoil120V/Recoil
Chute Rotation
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Quick TurnQuick Turn
Deflector Control
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RemoteRemote
Steering
Auto-TurnAuto-Turn
Speeds
6 Forward / 2 Reverse6 Forward / 2 Reverse
Impeller Diameter
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14" (35.5 cm) Super High Output14" (35.5 cm) Super High Output
Augers
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14'' (35.5 cm) Steel Serrated14'' (35.5 cm) Steel Serrated
Gear Case
Large Cast IronLarge Cast Iron
Product Warranty
3-year Limited Consumer
90-day Limited Commercial
3-year Limited Consumer
90-day Limited Commercial
Stage Type
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Two StageTwo Stage
Hand Warmers
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StandardStandard
Tire Size
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16" x 5" (41 x 12 cm)16" x 5" (41 x 12 cm)
Fuel Tank Capacity
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2.9QT (2.7L)2.9QT (2.7L)
  Platinum 24 SHO Platinum 30 SHO
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Reviews
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 130reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Really throws the snow exactly where you want it to go, turns on a dime! I have used the snow thrower one year. The machine is awesome, but I did have a belt problem. The front belt was not aligned perfectly when I engaged the augur drive, I noticed the engine outside the belt cover was black. Upon removing the cover the front belt was almost completely destroyed in my first use. As I had just purchased the machine I took it back to the dealer and the belt was replaced and adjusted. Still not perfect, because the auger still turns even after disengaging the right controls. I hope there is a maintenance fix or recall for this so the belt alignment can be perfect like the rest of the snow thrower. The Auto Turn is a must have, the ability to turn with like effort even in 10+ inches of snow is irreplaceable. The hand warmers are nice to have when outside long. The Quick turn chute is flawless and the name speaks to how easy it is to use.Fixing the front belt alignment will make this snow thrower hands down the best overall. June 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by It was a rough winter.....but a great snowblower made it easier! great features, love the Auto-Turn; very powerful - easily went through the deep snow. June 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nothing Stops this Beast My previous Ariens was 30 years old and still ran great..I gave it to my sister when I decided to upgrade. I have a very steep driveway and at the top of the driveway is where the nice man in the town plow truck plows me in. This machine went thru it like nobodies business. It never slowed down and never bogged down. With the Super high output, I have to point the chute down so that I don't throw it onto my neighbors' driveway. And he is about 20ft. away. And I'm not talking that light fluffy snow either. My hands are constantly cold during the winters. I have tried many different gloves and none keep my hands warm. No problem a flick of the switch and my hands think its summer time. And a BIG thank you to whoever designed the self turning. No more lugging the machine around to make a turn. Its like this thing knows where I want it to go...Thank you Ariens for making winter time a little more tolerable... June 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 The best! Very impressed. Great performance! Highly recommended! June 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by power On January 28 2015 we recieved 3 feet of snow.The sho just blew it away. 7 days later, 30 inches of snow, again no problem. From late January to the end of February, central Massachusette recieved over 100 inches of snow and this beast took it all in and threw it out. If you are looking for power look no further. The blower comes with an led light, the position could be better but it is good and the shoot rotation takes a little to get used too. Very happy I bought piece of orange furry. June 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quality that will last a long time Machine is built very study with parts that should allow it to outlive its owner. The only issue I had was that the engine starting directions call for 3 priming pumps for a cold start. I tried forever to start it, and figured out that it is easy if you prime it 5 times but impossible with 3 pumps. June 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great snow blower, nothing stops it! I bought my Ariens Platinum 24 SHO before last year's winter season. During the winter we had everything from 3" of heavy slush, 18"+ of powder with snow drifts (and end of driveway drifts) over the top of the blower (>23"), and several 6-12" storms in between. This snow blower never once stalled, and never once clogged, even in the slush/water puddles. Plenty of power and the 24" bucket is also compact in the garage for storage.Only issue is the Auto-turn 2 seems to wander more (especially over cracks/potholes in the pavement) than my dad's 28" deluxe with the original auto-turn. After adjusting the bucket and alignment it helped, but still isn't as good as the older, less sensitive, Auto-turn. June 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by best snow blower ever excellent handling, handy features within hand's reach, couldn't ask for better June 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Solid performance and lots of power. The only feature that I thought I'd use more is the "easy turn". I don't have that many opportunities for it to kick in. Also, the unit is pretty heavy, so it's not that easy for my wife to use it. June 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Benchmark for all Snow Blowers I am amazed at the power and ease of use my Ariens Platinum 24 SHO provides. This past winter was one of the longest, most brutal I have ever experienced in my long life time. My Ariens handled heavy drifts of well over a foot and a half without even showing strain. It started easily in record cold weather and the Auto-Turn steering system and quick turn chute features transform a nasty chore into a satisfying task. The heated handles are also much appreciated. Overall when compared to my eight horse twenty six inch previous blower of another brand, Ariens is my new benchmark for outdoor power equipment. June 3, 2015
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 68reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by gtreat snow blower but had problems with shoot not turning when cold my shoot would not turn cable problems dealer to look at it in fall June 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I like everything about it. This is my third Ariens snowblower, and I have to say, I wouldn't buy anything else. I previously had a ST826 and can ST1032. Both were excellent blowers. I never had to take either one in for service. Now, I do my own maintenance, but I never had an issue that had to go to the dealer for repairs. This new platinum 30 SHO blower is by far the one I like the best. Thanks to Ariens for the Auto steer which takes the work out of keeping the machine going in a straight direction. My driveway is 700 feet long. The blower has more than enough power for the job. Another thing I like about the Platinum 30 SHO is the way it cleans the end of the driveway. It's balanced better than the ST1032 , putting more weight on the cutting edge, which keeps it from riding up in the hard packed stuff. The only complaint I have is that through the winter, I have to listen to my co-workers complaining about their snow blowers, some who say, it takes them just as long to blow their city driveway as it takes me to do my 700 foot driveway. I just smile because I know the answer to their problem. Go see your nearest Arien dealer. June 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by You won't believe how far this machine throws snow! This machine throws snow like no other snow blower I have ever seen. It easily threw a 20" drift 50 to 60 feet and even farther if the wind was blowing. The heated hand grips are so warm that you can wear thin jersey gloves and still have warm hands. The easy turn feature is definitely a time saver since you're always moving forward and not moving back and forth to get the next row. Always started right up, hand controls all worked as expected and placed where they should be. Best purchase I've made in a long time. Thanks Ariens, awesome machine! June 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Snowblowers money can buy! Even though we had a light winter this I used my Platinum 30 every time it snowed. I used to have trouble getting the end of the driveway after the plows went through, not anymore, this thing eats through snow like a pack of hyena's eating a gazelle. I love my Platinum 30 SHO. June 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Does everything I expected of it. Does all the things as advertises. It's only been one season but I am very happy with it and really has made snow removal even better than using a snow plow.Ron Matula June 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great machine ! ! I live 9 mi. East of Buffalo N. Y. And have 200ft of driveway so I need a dependable snowblower . The first time I had to use it was in our Nov. storm with 3 feet of wet heavy snow . I'm not going to say it was the easiest time I ever had but I was glad I invested the money with a large powerful machine that starts easy and operates easy for its size . The rest of the winter was a piece of cake . I highly recommend this machine and would buy ariens again ! June 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A great machine. I can't say enough good things about this blower. Once I figured out the choke, it starts on the first pull, even down to minus 30. My wife could even start it with the pull rope, we never used the electric start. The deeper (up to a point, as it does have its limits) and heavier the snow the better. This machine is used at 10,000' elevation with annual snow fall of over 400", it's a bit of an overkill on early season powder, but when the heavier later snows arrive, you'll be glad you have the larger engine, plus this larger machine cuts through the packed snow banks at the end of the drive left by the plow drivers with ease. It's a big heavy machine - but it handles well and the hand warmers are nice.The best point is I don't mind clearing snow with this beast.The only drawback is that it consumes gasoline like a 71 Cadillac, and its loud, hearing protection is a must and best to use it during normal hours as it will wake everyone in a 1/2 mile radius. June 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very satisfied at making the right decision - " Buy new, buy Ariens." This is one of the most exceptional machines on the market. One of its prominant features is that it is " Made in the USA!"Solidly built, perfectly balanced (even though the bucket is heavy), easily manuverable in deep snow, loaded with features. This machine is a true workhorse. It does not want to quit! It just keeps processing snow, no matter how deep or packed down. This past winter proved this to be true.We all know what we had to put up with, here in the northeast of New England.This particular machine can throw snow!Our previous Ariens was lost, due to the engine breaking down, after 18+ yrs. of solid use. So, we decided to purchase a new unit, larger than the one we had, as more HP was needed. When I saw this unit, I just knew it was the one to get. My wife agreed & now my work is litterally cut more than in half. Even with the amount of snow we had this past winter, this machine kept wanting to throw more.I would suggest, as many previous comments have suggested, that the shute handle be redesigned, as you need to cross your right hand over the dash to work it in the middle of use. Other than that, this machine is totally perfect. I am truly pleased that Ariens has maintained its reputation as the top notch snowblower on the market. We have thouroughly inspected the competition before our purchase & knew the quality, function, dependability & design of the Ariens was far superior. Our friend purchased a competitive's machine & during the first use, encountered a major problem. He purchased a large commercial unit.Ariens has proven to me that they care about their product, will stand behind it & will continue to develop & improve in the coming years.Don's Power & Equipment Co. Is the place to go, for customer care & satisfaction. They are expert in every phase of the power equipment business, having spent many years in the industry. I highly recommend purchasing from this reputable dealer. Their showroom is always well stocked & their service is quick & accurate.You won't go wrong with this company.I am proud to be an Ariens owner. I am glad I made the right decision. June 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This snowblower is the bomb! I have zero issues with the snowblower! I have a large driveway and it has no issue. The handwarmers are not really needed. I often turn them off as they get too warm... Other than that this machine works flawlessly! June 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Big,heavy, and easy to use I purchased my 30 SHO Platinum last October in anticipation of larger than normal snowfall here in the Midwest. I wasn't disappointed. I filled the tank with about a quart of gas,primed the carburetor bulb,turned on the gas cut off lever,checked the oil and set the choke knob. It started on the first pull and every time since,only one pull was needed. I never used the electric start feature and couldn't be happier. I used it six times in the November thru March season and it never failed me. My first use was in 22" snow on a 90 foot drive way. The neighbors complained about me throwing my snow 60 feet onto their lawn. Ted June 4, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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: 921040

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