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  • When you’re up at dawn, it’s no time for amateur hour. It’s time to call in the Pros. If the drifts are piled high and the driveway is a dead end, count on our Professional Series snow thrower to do the job right. Designed for clearing up to 16 inches of snowfall.​

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Series
  • Professional 28

    Professional 28

    Model: 926038

    ​​Engine: Ariens Polar Force by Briggs & Stratton 420cc (21 ft/lbs)
    Disc-O-Matic​ Drive
    Throws Snow 60 ft (18.29 m)
    Housing: 28"w, 23.5"h

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  • Hydro Pro 28

    Hydro Pro 28

    Model: 926053

    ​​​​Engine: Ariens Polar Force by Briggs & Stratton 420cc (21 ft/lbs)
    Hydrostatic Drive
    Throws Snow 60 ft (18.29 m)
    Housing: 28"w, 23.5"h

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  • Professional 32

    Professional 32

    Model: 926039

    Engine: Ariens Polar Force by Briggs & Stratton 420cc (21 ft/lbs)
    Disc-O-Matic Drive
    Throws Snow 60 ft (18.29 m)
    Housing: 32​"w, 23.5"h

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  • Hydro Pro 32

    Hydro Pro 32

    Model: 926517

    ​​Engine: Ariens Polar Force by Briggs & Stratton 420cc (21 ft/lbs)
    Hydrostatic Drive
    Throws Snow 60 ft (18.29 m)
    Housing: 32​"w, 23.5"h

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  • Hydro Pro 36

    Hydro Pro 36

    Model: 926055

    ​Engine: Ariens Polar Force by Briggs & Stratton 420cc (21 ft/lbs)
    Hydrostatic Drive
    Throws Snow 60 ft (18.29 m)
    Housing: 36​"w, 23.5"h

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  • Hydro Pro Track 28

    Hydro Pro Track 28

    Model: 926056

    ​Engine: Ariens Polar Force by Briggs & Stratton 420cc (21 ft/lbs)
    Hydrostatic Drive
    Throws Snow 60 ft (18.29 m)
    Housing: 28"w, 23.5"h
    Tires: 5.5" Track​

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Features
  • Drift Cutters

    Drift Cutters

    When it's packed, icy and stubborn, these drift cutters are a slive of heaven. Carve your way through the toughest terrain.

  • Available Hydrostatic Transmission

    Available Hydrostatic Transmission

    Created specifically for Ariens in partnership with Hydro-Gear, this maintenance free, hydrostaatic transmission gives you infinite speed control.

  • Ariens Polar Force Pro Engine

    Ariens Polar Force Pro Engine

    Briggs & Stratton engine with DuraBore cast-iron components. 1-2-3 starting down to 20 below zero. A 420cc. 21 ft/lb engine that has zero percent chance of ever calling it quits.

  • Skid Shoes

    Skid Shoes

    You can't kick snow in the keister without the right shoes. Throw on some solid commercial-duty steel skid shoes to protect this beaty.

  • Housing (23.5") / Auger Diameter (16")

    Housing (23.5") / Auger Diameter (16")

    Don't go gently. Gobble it up. With a giant housing and auger, your Ariens Sno-Thro has the appetite and ability to devour any drift in its place.

  • Auto-Turn Steering Technology

    Auto-Turn Steering Technology

    Auto-Turn Steering Technology allows you to clear a path with the ease of sports car handling. Becasue you should be in control of the machine.

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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: 926038, 926053, 926039, 926517, 926055, 926056

  • 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: 926038, 926053, 926039, 926517, 926055, 926056

  • 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: 926038, 926053, 926056

  • 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: 926038, 926053, 926039, 926517, 926055, 926056

  • 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: 926038, 926053, 926039, 926517, 926055, 926056

  • 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: 926038, 926053, 926039, 926517, 926055, 926056

  • 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: 926038, 926053, 926039, 926517, 926055, 926056

  • Track Drive Conversion Kit - 926 series

    Track Drive Conversion Kit - 926 series

    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 926 series Ariens Sno-Thro models.

    Part Number: 72601900
    Fits Current Models: 926038, 926039

  • 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: 926038, 926053, 926039, 926517, 926055

  • 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: 926038, 926053, 926039, 926517, 926055, 926056

  • 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: 926038, 926053, 926039, 926517, 926055, 926056

  • 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: 926038, 926053, 926039, 926517, 926055, 926056

  • 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: 926038, 926053, 926039, 926517, 926055, 926056

  • 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: 926038, 926053, 926039, 926517, 926055, 926056

  • 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: 926038, 926053, 926039, 926517, 926055, 926056

  • 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: 926038, 926053, 926039, 926517, 926055, 926056

  • 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: 926039, 926517, 926055

Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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AriensProfessional 28
 
4.6

(based on 195 reviews)

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    (151)

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    (27)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wicked Good Performance

I purchased the Ariens Pro28 to replace a 26-year-old, 24-inch, 8-hp Toro. I was always happy with the Toro, but it never threw snow like this, even when it...Read complete review

I purchased the Ariens Pro28 to replace a 26-year-old, 24-inch, 8-hp Toro. I was always happy with the Toro, but it never threw snow like this, even when it was new. My driveway is 200-ft long with about 60-ft of double-wide. I bought the Ariens at what I thought was the end of the season, but then we had two more snow storms of over 14-inches each. The last one was wet, heavy snow that gave the thrower a very good test. I could easily throw the snow wherever I wanted, even across the far side of the double-wide section. The biggest reason for purchasing the Ariens Pro28 instead of another Toro? The gear shaft, auger shaft and axle are all supported by bearings instead of the bushings used by Toro. Those Toro bushings were my biggest maintenance headache. I'm also impressed with the Ariens double drive belt. It's still brand new so I can't comment on durability yet. I rated value as "Good" due to the high cost, but overtime it may prove to be worth the money.

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Disappointed

I purchased a Professional 28 snow blower in the Fall of 2011. The 2011/2012 Winter wasn't too bad in the Northeast, so the machine saw little use.

However, the...Read complete review

I purchased a Professional 28 snow blower in the Fall of 2011. The 2011/2012 Winter wasn't too bad in the Northeast, so the machine saw little use.

However, the first sign of trouble was during the break-in oil change. The cap on the pipe nipple coming from the engine block was on so tight that it broke at the threads when attempting to remove the cap. So, here I was on a cold day in January running to the local hardware store for new parts just to be able to get the machine back on line.

While I agree with the other reviews related to the power and maneuverability of the machine, there are design flaws with the blower interlock and the discharge chute elevation control cable. While using the machine yesterday, the cable that controls the blower just fell off of the control lever. Prior to the cable falling off, the interlock failed so both of the levers had to be depressed in order to use the machine.

With the interlock not working correctly, I didn't have a free hand to adjust the discharge chute angle or direction. Also, the control cable for the discharge chute freezes. The mechanism that's part of the blower interlock uses plastic cams and a bracket to keep the blower engaged when the traction lever is also depressed. This afternoon, I had to remove the bracket and bend the tab that engages the blower cam so the it would keep the lever engaged when the traction lever was also depressed.

The problem with the discharge chute control cable freezing is a known design issue. The accordion boot that should keep moisture out of the cable won't last a season; the rubber breaks down and allows moisture into the cable. Unless the machine is stored in a heated location when not in use, the cable will freeze. When you need to use the machine, you can't adjust the angle of the discharge chute until the heat from the engine thaws the cable or you thaw it prior to use.

I first experienced this problem with an older Ariens 24 inch machine that I purchased a couple of years ago. The machine was returned to the dealer because the chute position lever won't properly lock and the cable would freeze. Ariens started to use a Teflon coated chute control cable, but it didn't solve the freezing problem on either machine.

So with all that said, it doesn't matter how much power or nice features the machine has, if I can't adjust the angle of the discharge chute or have a free hand to control the chute, it's useless to me. I've been using snow blowers for over forty years and have never been more disappointed with any of them than with these two new Ariens models. These are great machines if you have time to adjust chute controls and defrost cables before using them, but I don't have the time. Given that I've invested over $3,200 in these machines, I can honestly say they are the last Ariens products that I'll purchase!

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5.0

Over all, a great product.

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from Maine

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Comments about Ariens Professional 28:

I've had the opportunity to use other similar products and by far, in my opinion, the Ariens beats them all. I.E., quality, ease of use, dependability, design, balance. We've had Ariens snow blowers ( the older ones were called snow throwers) in our family for well over 40 years and have never been disappointed.

 
4.0

Great but can improve easily, highly recommend

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from Brantford, Ontario Canada

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Comments about Ariens Professional 28:

Really I love it but I can even design better modifications at low cost
Tool and Die Maker and designer for over 30 years, not looking for compensation but a atta boy
Lets start with positive, great model, power best I have used, would keep at minimum
Steering best by far I have used, engineers deserve a pat on back or a atta boy, well done
Chute deflector needs modification, wanders at times from left to right or vise versa, would not take much but would eliminate a big negative
Light needs modification shines into operators eyes, cheap visor or hood whatever you wish to call to shield over light to prevent shining in operators eyes
Minor change but eliminate another negative
Last is when chute deflector is far left it blocks light from shining in front of machine, only solution is maybe put two lights or repostion light to eliminate or improve
Wish for detailed improvements contact me will help you
Would like a baseball cap if possible
Cheers
Fred

 
5.0

Solid

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from Undisclosed

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Comments about Ariens Professional 28:

Having gone from the older 1128 which was a good machine the 2015 pro 28 kicks its but. The pro is much faster and once you get the hang of the new free wheel turning system you will love this machine..

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4.0

Good snowblower but reliability is questionable

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from Chicago

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Comments about Ariens Professional 28:

I purchased the snowblower and on the first day of a foot of snow the thing broke and would shut off after 5 seconds of running. Had a week and a half of the largest snow fall without a snowblower. Faulty throttle through the repair shop. Warantee covered everything though and worked the rest of the year without problems! Throws the snow about a mile! That week and a half without it was a serious flaw though that I think is somewhat common from other reviews I have read about the motor and the blower itself.

 
5.0

A real workhorse

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from Glastonbury, CT

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Comments about Ariens Professional 28:

I went all out on this snow blower purchase last September. In mid January I was disappointed as we had yet to have a significant snow storm. Was I wrong....as last winter was the greatest test of a snow blower yet. This Ariens professional series blower was put to the test on my yard. I have a significant property to maintain with two barns a long paver driveway, a stone driveway and paths to the outbuildings. This machine performed flawlessly from easy starting to tackling two feet of snow. I highly recommend the larger motor and the heated grips. This was my first winter of my retirement and snow removal was actually fun behind the Ariens 28" Professional.

 
5.0

Its a great machine

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from Saugus Mass

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The snow blower rips right threw the snow. I love it

 
5.0

Easy to use.

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from Grafton WI

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Comments about Ariens Professional 28:

Good solid unit. Works well in heavy wet snow. The unit is easy enough to use that my wife can handle it when I am out of town.

 
5.0

The machine to bail you out of the big storms.

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from Berlin ct

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We had a couple big storms this winter and the professional 28 really bailed me out. Always a quick start and plenty of power.

 
4.0

Lots of power, can eat a lot of snow!

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from Long Island, New York

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Comments about Ariens Professional 28:

Positives: Love the new auto turn feature makes this machine very easy to maneuver despite its weight. In fact it also makes it feel like a much smaller machine, you don't feel like you are lugging this hug heavy thing around it is a pleasure. Great for people with back issues. This has lots of power and eats snow like crazy and can throw it across the street. We had some deep heavy wet snow and it had no problem with it, were as my old 11.5 HP Ariens would bog down.
Negatives: This machine does not clean down to the pavement well, engine hard to pull start stiff, does fire up as easily as the old snow king. It will rid up snow piles might need weight kit if in heavy snow areas. Wish they would make a beefier drive system than that disc in the commercial machine.

 
5.0

Great machine that will move a lot of snow and also slush...

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from Wantagh, NY

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Comments about Ariens Professional 28:

Rubber boot came off chute deflector cable and water got into cable and froze making it difficult to use deflector in future storms. Wasn't taking it apart because I didn't want machine layed up. As in my previous review, Briggs and Stratton should have a simpler fuel drain from the carburetor bowl, and also a way to get all the fuel out of the tank. the pickup is just off the bottom, so I have to use a turkey baster to get it all out at the end of the season.

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AriensHydo Pro 28
 
4.6

(based on 45 reviews)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

No Replacement for Displacement, a power house machine

Over the years as a New Englander, there have been several snowblowers come and go with me. This machine takes the top honors for power, 420 cc's and a 28 inch path width...Read complete review

Over the years as a New Englander, there have been several snowblowers come and go with me. This machine takes the top honors for power, 420 cc's and a 28 inch path width just seems unfair, but as my brother says, "there is no replacement for displacement". Being an "old-school guy" I agree.

After moving back to New England from Florida a few years ago (yes, I know, what an idiot) I went the cheap route and got a used 8 HP 24 inch Toro, that I have been nursing along for a while. It finally blew up the transmission, and I had enough tinkering.

After having enough of underpowered, locked axle lower back pain cornering, cantankerous starting and general none sense each time it has snowed recently, I decided to go all out. since I like the hydro drive on the yard tractor so much, it seemed reasonable to go with the same for a snow blower.

The wife said this machine was a case of overkill, (see above about displacement as my rebuttal). This snowblower has effortless power, the hydro drive is easy to use, much more so than having to be choosy about what gear to use. The chute directional control is a little odd to get used to, but the dashboard mount control for the discharge elevation is a real plus. I found that I was so pre-conditioned with having to take a half-width pass slowly with the previous machine, that I was being to conservative with the new one. This snowblower will move a lot of snow in a hurry and power through what was once "a problem area" with ease. It throws snow over the house into the back yard.

If Ihave one little beef about it, the dealer had set-up the drive speed control a little off, making reverse too slow. Easy adjustment with a few minutes work.

In summary of my my too-long of a story, if you are looking for performance with no apologies, this hydro drive 420cc snowblower is it. Expensive, yes, but this is a clear case of getting what you paid for. You won't be sorry.

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This machine is somewhat of a disappointment

I have used the machine three times. It throws snow far as long as the snow is not to wet/heavy.
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I have used the machine three times. It throws snow far as long as the snow is not to wet/heavy.
It stopped working after the second use. I called service department and made adjustment and that seemed to make the machine operable. With small amount of snowfall the machine is useless. It is to big for a small amount of snow and is similarly useless for dry, light snow. The headlight shines up and blinds the operator. The engineer who designed the light should be fired. Machine easily starts. The control for the chute is jumpy at best. Another design flaw. For the thousands of dollars that this commercial grade machine costs these sort of issues should not be present.

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5.0

Hydro Rocks 2

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from Cohasset, MA

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Comments about Ariens Hydo Pro 28:

I have owned my 28" hydro pro for just over a year and can't imagine doing without it. Why didn't I buy one year's ago. When it snows this puppy calls me out to run. It eats snow for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This was the worst winter here just south of Boston with over six feet of snow. With just one pull this oversized engine purrs to life and at half speed she throws snow clean over the cars to the front yard. I did not give it five points for design only because the controls are not intuitive. I find myself, as others using it, stopping to think about what to grab next on the controls. I love the infinite shifting and the easy turning makes it a dream to use. If you are thinking of buying one, don't hesitate, Buy it!!

 
4.0

Initial quality under par

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from Undisclosed

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Comments about Ariens Hydo Pro 28:

Problems:
Engine leaked oil from main drive after one season
Chute controls freeze up from water in cable
Hydrostatic transmission reverse gear chatters. Need to have it serviced.
Annoying residual snow trail on left side of auger so a good, clean driveway is not possible
Chute rotate mechanism very finicky and will rarely lock in full right position. Need to keep tinkering with despite attempts to adjust linkages

Goodness:
Starts reliably
Powerful and throws snow the full 50+ feet per specification.
The hydro trans is worth every penny paid extra
Quiet for a monster engine
Built in snow brush is brilliant idea

Room for improvement
Hand Controls . My left hand and arm become fatigued after one or more hours of use. Right hand used for hydro trans so left is fixed on drive and ends up mostly for steering adding to fatigue.

 
5.0

Snow Beater

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from Franklin, Ma.

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Comments about Ariens Hydo Pro 28:

This machine is the Monster Truck version of a 28 inch Snow Blower.
It has more forward go power than the snowbanks can resist. If there is not enough traction just ease the drive stick back for a running start and power into the snow without fear of stalling out or clogging up. Love that hydraulic drive which makes direction changes quick and easy.
The only modification I would like would be a little more leverage to move the shoot direction as it is a little stiff at max right and left while trying to hold the left lever engaged.
This is a manly man's machine as it takes some strength to control it in some situations.
But I still love it! Great job Ariens!

 
5.0

Live in Maine had a record breaking feb for snowfall....

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from Undisclosed

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Comments about Ariens Hydo Pro 28:

Had a couple of storms over 2' and I clear more than 20,000 sq ft. Machine never hesitated once. more than a few times I would be snowblowing and people would come up and aske me what I had for a snowblower because they would see my ariens cut through snow that theirs couldn't even make it through. I will always buy and ariens from now on.

 
5.0

Wanted a snow blower for the deep and heavy snows -...

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from McHenry, IL

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Comments about Ariens Hydo Pro 28:

I wanted a snow blower for when it was a deep snow and/or a heavy wet snow. In February we had 19" and wind at 25-35 mph. I used the drift cutters and hydro pro 28 went through a 3.5' to 4' drift with no problem. It would have taken several hours and most likely a sore back to do with a smaller blower. The joystick control to aim the snow is fast and easy to use. It also started very easy every time with two primes. Great machine - thanks Ariens.

 
5.0

Couldn't ask for more from a machine

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from Wallingford, Ct

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Comments about Ariens Hydo Pro 28:

Wouldn't be fair to ask this much from a person.... the ability to increase speed on the fly is incredible, slow down near the road and spin with one hand, then speed up on the return pass. The machine throws snow like no other I've used. I had an old 5HP 1960 Ariens which was great, then an 11.5 hp from the late 90's until last year when I got this Hydro. Doing three driveways before work, this winter seems like every other day, average 200ft each. With this machine I can get them all done in under an hour. Including doing the 500 ft of edge of road between driveways. I make paths around my yard like a maze for the dogs. Even with the 18" storms no problem. The last storm was 3 inches of watery slush, I watched other neighbors struggle as My Hydro threw water off the driveway. Have had two relatives buy this machine this year after seeing what it could do.

 
4.0

Overall a good machine

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from Undisclosed

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Comments about Ariens Hydo Pro 28:

Well first of all I already have and Ariens snowblower that is about 6 years old. It has been very very reliable.
I then needed to buy another machine for some property I own and decided on the Hydro Pro 28.
I got it delivered from a out of state dealer and it was in the original box from the factory. I had to do the setup myself.
The instruction included were poorly written. Luckily the dealer had better setup instructions on their website.
The problem I had was with the cable going to the chute control. The directions stated to go under the front
panel on the handles (by the headlight), but the cable was to short to fit. There was a nice hole cut into the panel
which is where it looked like it should go and that is were I put it, but the cable is too long and now hangs down
beyond the chute shaft. This really bugs me. I had some other adjustment I had to make that were not
in the instruction, like the chute deflector. It need to be tightened because it would pop open. The nut
under the control panel need to be tightened to keep the level in the desired slot so it would not just randomly
pop out. Other adjustment was on the speed selector. That need to be adjusted because reverse was not working.
None of the adjustments were very difficult and I used my common sense to figure the adjustment out.

Now on the 3rd storm of use the machine just died. It sounded like the engine blew. I pulled the starter cord and
there was no resistance. I check everything I could think of and I finally checked the spark plug and the plug was
out of the machine. The last 2 threads were striped on the plug. I replaced the plug and I got it to thread with
my fingers for about a 1/4 of a turn and then I user a ratchet and slowly and carefully turned it with minimal
pressure another 1/4 turn and then it turned in the rest of the way with my fingers. I was very happy so it seemed
that there was not any significant damage. The machine started and was fine. So the plug must not have been
tighten at the Briggs factory and it loosened any finally blew out when it reached the last few threads.
I called Ariens and they were sympathetic and told me to call Biggs as it's under warranty. I am lucky that I was
able to fix it even thought I should not have, but my machine would still be in the shop if I could not fix it my self
because of the snow that we in Boston got and also because I did not buy it local, the authorized shops put you
at the back of the line because I did not buy it from them.

Overall I like the machine. It really is well made and it very heavy duty. There could improve on a few things
like a little faster reverse and a lever to release the transmission bypass for moving the machine
(it's next to impossible to move with out the bypass) instead of reaching down and releasing it. I still get confused
sometimes using the hydro because I also use the other machine and they are so different.

PS. This machine will blow the snow 60 ft. I am truly amazed how it goes thru any kind of snow. I was very glad I had it with the winter we had.

 
4.0

This machine has good performance,

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from BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

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Comments about Ariens Hydo Pro 28:

had a hydro fluid leak after first use, machine was repaired under warranty and its been solid ever since, came in handy with record breaking snowfall in Boston this year.

 
4.0

some thing need adressing

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from Ballston Spa,NY 12020

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Comments about Ariens Hydo Pro 28:

The only thing wrong were two thing! Before it was even used there was an oil leak from the front housing, with oil all over the floor. Emerick came got it and repaired. Not much for quality control is that? Also, the control for the aiming of the chute is horriable to use as you blow snow and want to change direction. Thoes two thing are what biring your marks down.

 
5.0

This product is durable and a work horse.

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from Spencerport, NY

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Comments about Ariens Hydo Pro 28:

This product has served me well ths brutal winter, it never hesitated a bit in any conditions, even slush. The hdyro control takes a bit of getting used to, but once I adjusted to it, it was great. I like the machine and would buy it again. The only issue I have is and it may be just me is the chute control lever and the hyro level to control the machine movement is they are just 3" apart and are the same shape and color and could be easily mistaken in white-outs or low light conditions. A change of shape and or color I think would be a cheap and easy fix. I traded in a John Deere for it and am not sorry.

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AriensProfessional 32
 
4.6

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Excellent snow blower

I purchased the Pro-32 model this past December after realizing my old MTD machine was not up to the task of clearing the 450 ft driveway at my new home. We had several...Read complete review

I purchased the Pro-32 model this past December after realizing my old MTD machine was not up to the task of clearing the 450 ft driveway at my new home. We had several knee deep dumpings of snow this past winter, and the Pro-32 machine went through this snow like it wasn't even there! It was always a wrestling match with the old MTD machine, but not with this Pro-32. I was able to control this machine easily with one hand while cutting through a foot of snow. It was awesome! And the easy turning mechanism made it sooooo much easier to turn around st the ends of the driveway. Very solid machine and well designed. Some reviews complained about problems with the directional control of the output shute, but I had no issues at all with it.

Great snow blower, and I'm glad I bought it given the winter we just had.

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Repowered this Snowblower with a Honda Engine

bought a new ARIENS Professional 32 (Model: 926039) Snow Blower and had an engine surge issue. Ariens and Briggs & Stratton installed new carburetors and opened main jets metering holes but could...Read complete review

bought a new ARIENS Professional 32 (Model: 926039) Snow Blower and had an engine surge issue. Ariens and Briggs & Stratton installed new carburetors and opened main jets metering holes but could not correct the issue. I solved the problem - I installed a new Honda GX 390,

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5.0

A beast

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from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

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After a second winter of substantial snow this machine has proven its worth. Like the snow the initial purchase price has faded.
This machine will outlast the operator.
Easy to start and easy to operate, for a big machine it is easy to handle.
It makes short work out of big snow.
Prior to purchasing my machine I checked a lot of reviews and checked some local small engine repair shops for feedback.
I am very satisfied with this machine.

 
5.0

Great product

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from Fredericton, New Brunswick

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Excellent snowblower.
Performed well above my expectation.

 
5.0

I am very happy with the performance of this machine.

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from Tolland, CT

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Comments about Ariens Professional 32:

In March, 2014, I purchased an Ariens Pro 32 snow blower. This past winter, our New England weather put it to the test.

We got almost 11 feet of snow during the month of February, 2015. I was not only keeping my own driveway and paths cleared, but also that of a neighbor who was in Florida for the month. The rest of the neighbors on our street call my Ariens "The Beast"! It was that awesome!

I am very happy with this machine. It's great to see that quality equipment like my Ariens Pro 32 is still being made in the USA.

On a side note: During the winter I added an Ariens snow cab to my snow blower. The cab is well-made, but it won't stay upright. It drops down and hits my head. Any ideas for a fix?

 
5.0

Great buy.

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from Cumberland Foreside, Maine

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Comments about Ariens Professional 32:

Excellent performance. Wish the skid plates were only one sided. Discharge chute could have a slightly greater radius.

 
4.0

This product has great features

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from Reading, MA

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Comments about Ariens Professional 32:

shot travel needs than 95 degrees from center.
needed to work on, & replace parts on shot angel system a lot.
the skidders should be longer.
pull start rope broke 2 times in the 1st few times I used it. I replaced it
with a non ariens rope. it hasn't broken yet.

 
5.0

Best snowblower I ever bought

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from Gatineau, Québec, Canada

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Comments about Ariens Professional 32:

I have bought this snow blower by choice after doing lots of research...
It had tons of features I wanted and more !

Dual Belts, larger wheel shaft, larger and higher tires, 2 inches higher on the hogger, easy turning neck sitting on balb berings etc...

I call it my beast, or the monster...

Sometimes my kids will help me with the old one I had, it feels like a big toy, compared when using this monster Arien :)

Don't hesitate, do like me, buy it and enjoy it !!!

 
5.0

The Ariens Professional 32 is truly a monster compared to...

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from Port Tobacco, MD

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The Ariens Professional 32 is truly a monster compared to my fifteen year old Craftsman 28 inch blower. Performance and design is so noticeable that I was able to complete my job in half the time is usually take me. I also was begging for more snow and helped my neighbor with his drive way. Looking forward to next winter and hoping that we get hit by a blizzard in the Mid-Atlantic.

 
5.0

same below

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from Georgian Bluffs Ont.

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Weight should have been provided for top of blower at snow intake.

 
5.0

Great Machine

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from Rhode Island

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Comments about Ariens Professional 32:

This is one of the best machines I have had to work with.

 
5.0

Not cheap but worth the money!

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from Clarion, IA

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Comments about Ariens Professional 32:

You won't find a blower like this at Lowes or Home Depot. This one is for taking care of serious snow without killing yourself. I love the heated handles, the design of the chute and the ease of maintenance. I would recommend the cab if you've got a long lane and you have to be out in the open when the wind is blowing and it's 13 below. I'm hoping it's the last one I'll ever buy.

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AriensHydro Pro 32
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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5.0

Best machine I have ever bought

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from Laval

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Very pleased with my purchase. I have never had a machine work so well for me. I work much less than I did with my Toro which was also a good machine but too small for my needs.

 
5.0

This IS be the Best Machine ever!

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from Twin Lakes, WI

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Comments about Ariens Hydro Pro 32:

This machine is a Monster! Nothing will stop it, it handles anything with hardly any effort and never bogs down at all. I love the hydrostatic drive, no shifting gears - go from reverse to full forward in seconds - awesome! With the 420 CC engine I can throw the snow all the way to my neighbors yard with no problem. The Auto-Turn Steering is awesome too, you can turn on a dime with very little effort. With the hand warmers and chute controls this is by far the Best snow blower I have ever had!

 
5.0

great piece of equipment

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from FRYEBURG,ME

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Comments about Ariens Hydro Pro 32:

the 32" hydro series is a great piece of equipment , the motor has a lot of power, the hydro drive took a little getting used to but gives you full control and is very smooth, the blower turns on a dime with very little effort. I'm glad i convinced my self to spend the money on an hydro, I will never by a blower with out in again, also they hold their value for a long time if well maintained.

 
5.0

I like like especially the heated handles & the job it...

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from LaGrange, In.

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Dear Folks at Ariens,
Sure love this mammoth snow shovel !!!!!
Really like the canopy, will never have one without a canopy now.
Those nice warm handles sure help a lot.
First snow, ran it about 4 hours & was glad I had the Ariens Hdro 32 to fight that 18 inch snow fall.
I was 81 years old Dec. 21, 2014 and can handle the Hdro Pro 32 very well
Thank you for a good piece of snow removal equipment !!!!
Larry S.

 
3.0

not what you would expect

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from Northern ontario

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Living in the northern climates of Canada has a wide diverse range of weather.I found this unit only being able to move after a good 5 minute warmup at a minus 30 degree celcuis day. The chute movement is terrible as too move it a little you have to swing it to one side the swing it back.The plus side is the Briggs and Stratton engine..it purrs and one touch of the key and it is running.it has ample power...but for the price I am not really that impressed. My 2006 Ariens 32 LE does just as good as a job.
I hope they redesign the chute movement mechanism and realize that some snowblower are left outside in the elements

 
5.0

Serious performer

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from Levittown, Pa

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Comments about Ariens Hydro Pro 32:

This machine is very easy-to-use and I love the electric key start. I never have to look for an extension cord or a working outlet. All the controls are easy-to-use. The gas tank is very large and you can easily remove snow all day long. I have made a couple modifications including an upgraded headlight as well as a switch for the headlight which also doubles as a key in the run position indicator. The only other modification I think is necessary is the chute does not turn far enough to the left or the right to adequately put snow behind the machine.

 
4.0

The product as moved our snow with no problems.

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from Galesburg, MI

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Comments about Ariens Hydro Pro 32:

The machine has worked well and will plow into and blow about any depth of snow. The issue I have is a one of design. I think the throttle and chock controls should be up between the handles not forward on the side of the motor. It would make the start procedure much less awkward.
One big plus for me is the hand warmer feature. I really appreciate that.

 
5.0

Just the machine we needed!

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from Bear Lake, MI

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Comments about Ariens Hydro Pro 32:

This unit replaced a smaller Snapper snow blower with a friction drive. With our 400' driveway with slope and our location within five miles of the leeward side of Lake Michigan, the extra horsepower and hydrostatic drive are a must. The auto-turn and hand warmer features have been a pleasant surprise. This Ariens is truly "a keeper"

-Craig in Michigan

 
5.0

By Far The Best Ariens I Have Owned

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from Northville, Michigan

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Comments about Ariens Hydro Pro 32:

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!

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AriensHydro Pro 36
 
4.6

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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...Read complete review

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.

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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...Read complete review

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.

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4.0

Great machine

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from Enfield,CT

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Comments about Ariens Hydro Pro 36:

This machine is great in any type of snow. Just wish it had a 25hp motor instead of the 20hp.

 
5.0

Great Machine

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from Gatineau Quebec Canada

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Comments about Ariens Hydro Pro 36:

The Light on the machine blind s me shood have a hood and Be LED

 
4.0

overall sold B+

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from Undisclosed

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Comments about Ariens Hydro Pro 36:

I have now used my new hydro pro 36 several times this winter. Took a little time to get use to the hydro vs old speed selector on last machine. Works pretty good. Do wish that the reverse was a little faster. Engine power is awsome. Love the larger fuel tank and the hand warmers are very nice. Only negitive I can think of is the chute rotation. After using for a time the chute is rough rotating. Snow tends to pile up on top of auger housing around base to chute making rotating rough

 
5.0

Work Horse

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from Harvard, Illinois

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Comments about Ariens Hydro Pro 36:

This unit made even the heaviest snows no challenge to get rid of. As I get older if was nice to have the extra assist when making turns. Way to go Ariens

 
4.0

Good unit but needs some tweaking

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from Afton, MN

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Comments about Ariens Hydro Pro 36:

Overall, it a great unit except for a couple peeves.

The blower is too balanced. It needs more front end weight. It has a tendency to want to raise the blade up in certain conditions.

When making passes with the cleared portion to the operators left, the augers toss some snow to the left cleared path, regardless of speed.

The zero turn feature works ok, but sometimes requires a firm" jerk" to make it work.

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5.0

This is a very good machine.

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from Sandpoint, Idaho

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Comments about Ariens Hydro Pro 36:

I had a 32" Ariens that was great and I was ready for a new one. I am in a heavy snow area in North Idaho so it gets a good workout every time I used it. I traded it in and happened to fall into a sale at the end of the season on the Hydro Pro 36. I have a hydro on my lawn mower but was told that Ariens just put them on the upper end blowers. It works great. No more shifting gears. It is smooth and worked great all winter long. The quality of the blower is typical Ariens. They are the best blowers out there as far as I am concerned. No problems. The motor runs like a champ. Highly recommend this blower if you are in heavy snow areas. No problem with wet snow......cuts right through it.

 
5.0

Great machine!

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from Leicester MA

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Comments about Ariens Hydro Pro 36:

The machine is a beast specially this winters best investment made.

 
5.0

Quite the snow mover

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from Bucksport

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Comments about Ariens Hydro Pro 36:

Very maneuverable, very powerful...actually throws snow further than my 7 ft snowblower mounted on my John Deere 3320....simply a great machine.

 
5.0

Wisconsin snowfalls are no match for this machine.

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from Hartford WI

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Comments about Ariens Hydro Pro 36:

Pros, Love the power. Love the handling. Love,Love the heated hand grips. This should be the last snow thrower I should ever have to purchase. Wisconsin precipitation has been kind of weak so far this season to really put this machine through a real workout.
Cons, On second trip out of the garage, Part number 04511000 Plastic Dash -Shift Bezel broke into two pieces at weakest point. Decal on dash plate would be fine. ALSO - Chute directional discharge hand control stick feels sloppy. I thought operation felt OK in showroom but in real life usage the chute bounces back before it catches at preferred discharge point. A dual cable system may work/feel better. Or the ice auger control of chute direction would be a preferred method of operation over the joy stick and cable operation. I have checked with Ariens and a conversion kit is not available.

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4.0

Good machine but came w/ significant risk

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from upstate NY

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Comments about Ariens Hydro Pro 36:

Arrived at end of driveway ...had to scramble to find a pick up to get it up driveway (mind you, I paid $50 extra to have it deleiverd door to door). Driver refused to drive on crushed stone driveway. Machine arrived w/out an English operators manual...had to call and have one sent. it was also missing two of the 4 bolts to secure the handle assembly to the chassis....so a lot less leverage when you are pushing it through the snow and damaging to the chute direction control unit.

if it arrived w/ everything it needed, my opinion would be higher.

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AriensHydro Pro Track 28
 
5.0

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5.0

Great Performance on Heavy Wet Snow

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from NAPERVILLE, IL

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Comments about Ariens Hydro Pro Track 28:

I have only had an opportunity to use my new Hydro Pro Track 28 twice this year. But on March 23 in Chicago we had 3-4 inches of heavy wet slushy snow. We have a large driveway and for me this was the ultimate test.
So I shoveled the snow into a large pile, at least a foot thick by about 30 feet long and started the blower. The Ariens went thru the pile like nothing and at full speed. In fact the more snow there was in the auger the better it worked. Needless to say I was very excited about the results.

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5.0

This machine can go through anything

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from Milford, CT

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Comments about Ariens Hydro Pro Track 28:

We received a 38" snow storm this February. My 1970 Ariens 724 was just barely able to to get through it. I replaced the 724 with Hydro Pro Track 28 to finish clearing my driveway, and the back yard so the Dog could run.
This machine can get through anything. It has no problem with 3 day old Snow Plow crud and can go across a lawn without damaging it. I tried to stall it by driving it into the Plow crud and it would not stall. It starts on the first or second pull every time.
I love it. Hopefully it will last as long as my 724 did, which is still running at a friends house.

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