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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 slice 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, hydrostatic transmission gives you infinite speed control.

  • Ariens Polar Force Pro Engine

    Ariens Polar Force Pro Engine

    Briggs & Stratton engine with Dura-Bore™ 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 beauty.

  • 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 path.

  • 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. Because you should be in control of the machine.

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  • 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

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AriensProfessional 28
 
4.6

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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

Great Machine!!

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from Monroe, CT

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Ordered this machine in the summer of 2015 to replace another Ariens that was approaching 20 years of faithful service. Although I have only used it once as of the time of this writing, I saw immediately the significant increase in power. The ability to change snow discharge direction/angle on the fly is a huge improvement. But the single most impressive feature is the ease of making simple 180 degree change of direction.

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5.0

I was impressed with the performance

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from Columbia Ct.

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Impressed with the balance and throwing distance. Because of the balance of the unit and the ability to throw the snow a long distance I was able, with a ramp, to use it on my large deck. The deck has all kind of juts and cutouts with not many places to throw the snow because the location of our swimming pool being within 6 ft of the deck

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5.0

Without question, the best snow thrower on the market!!

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from Lakes Region, New Hampshire

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Purchased the 28" Pro Series this season to replace a machine (one of the red ones) we had for 15 years. There is no comparison. The Ariens Pro provides the best of everything! Easy Steer function makes operation easy. The engine runs quiet is extremely fuel efficient yet is unbelievably powerful and throws snow a country mile. The quality of construction has no equal......period! Ariens knows snow throwers and if you want the absolute best value......this is the brand to buy! The handle height is perfect for those of us over 6' tall s well. Thank you for offering such a great machine,

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5.0

Brand new, used once + more than lived up to expectation!

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from Dedham, MA

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Cleared my driveway much faster than my old machine.

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5.0

Very satisfied.

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from Oostburg, WI 53070

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Started right away, blew snow better then old snow blower. handled very easy.

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5.0

The performance is great...

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from MN

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This Ariens snow blower is easy to use and it does a great job blowing out our Large driveway, sidewalk. i would recoment it to all

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5.0

Won't let you down

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from Oshkosh Wisconsin

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      This thing is a beast. It can power through most conditions with ease. The fact that it steers so easily, really helps combat fatigue. My hands stay warm thanks to the hand warmer feature, and it isn't too loud either. My neighbors are happy about that.

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        2.0

        Not impressed

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        from Central, NJ

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        Did not start after one use. Now with the dealer for diagnosis. Now I have the games started....Ariens warranty does not cover the engine, that warranty is Briggs and Stratton. I am the consumer, now I am just frustrated. Imagine is every company acted this way. Oh, lets bring our Ford into the dealer, do they say, oh the engine was made by a machine shop in the Midwest, call them? Oh, your seats, they were made by Joe's upholstery, call them. Really ??

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        5.0

        Over all, a great product.

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        from Maine

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        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.

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        4.0

        Great but can improve easily, highly recommend

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        from Brantford, Ontario Canada

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        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

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        AriensHydo Pro 28
         
        4.6

        (based on 45 reviews)

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        Point By Point Review 4.4 Stars

        After dealing with what seems like increasingly worse winters year after year, I finally decided to cast the shovel aside and fight back the snow fall so I could enjoy my entire 750ft drive...Read complete review

        After dealing with what seems like increasingly worse winters year after year, I finally decided to cast the shovel aside and fight back the snow fall so I could enjoy my entire 750ft drive way rather than settle for just the parking space sized clearing I would dig out for myself.

        Admittedly, I don't know much about snow throwers beyond what they do and I had to perform extensive research into understanding the value of their specifications for the different models in which I was interested. I originally looked at Cub Cadet snow throwers; having had one of their garden tractors for many years with flawless performance and having used it beyond it intended purpose many times, I am impressed with their product. However, when discussing the purchase of a snow thrower with a good friend, he explained that the only name in snow throwers I needed to consider was Ariens; a brand name I had honestly never heard of before. After looking into the company and the products they offer, I agreed that the Ariens brand looked solid.

        After a about an hour of debate while considering the best option, I loaded a HydroPro 28' Track snow thrower, with the 420cc Briggs/Stratton motor, into the truck and brought it home to get it fed with 1ft-3ftft snow cover that had taken my drive way as a hostage.

        So how did it do? In a word: Excellent!

        Here is a breakdown of why I rated the snow thrower, using the categories the Areins review system asks for:

        VALUE: GOOD
        I paid $3000.00 out of the door for the model mentioned. The price was a bit higher than I wanted to pay but I knew I would feel worse spending half of that on a thrower that was cheaply made. I know that having a product made in the US typically translates to a higher price, but after researching Ariens, I did not feel that my money was being wasted. Do I feel I got $3000 dollars worth of thrower, "no yet" but time will tell and maybe after a few seasons, I will rate the value at excellent.

        PERFORMANCE: GOOD
        I admit, I had expectations that this 420cc monster was going to take on my driveway and then, while I was sleeping, sneak out at night and go hunting for unsuspecting snowman, vulnerably left standing in a front yard somewhere. Make no mistake, this snow thrower is a beast but I was a little disappointed when I came to 2ft drift and heard the motor start to bog down at half speed. I had to drop to about 1/4 speed for everything to catch up. I know it's not realistic to expect Ariens to overcome the laws of physics, however at the price point of this model, the size of the motor, and the composition of the snow I was currently clearing, I wanted to see it blaze through these areas while the engine sang the happy tune of "Little Effort."

        DURABILITY: EXCELLENT
        You might ask how I could possibly give this an excellent rating when I have never owned a thrower let alone an Ariens. Well, you got me, I can't possibly know how durable it is as I have only had it for 3 days and used it one time. However, I have two points of contention; while shopping for my thrower I came across an Ariens Snow thrower manufactured in the late 1970s that a previous customer had traded in. It was selling for $450. I asked myself how a 40 year old machine, fitted with out-dated controls and none of the modern conveniences, could have a sticker price in this range? It hit me, quality equals durability. This machine had survived many decades of use and was still here, ready to pitch snow. In addition, I talked with several people that owned an Ariens snow thrower and they all had said that if you take care of them, they will last forever. So, yes my rating is "projected" based on what I saw and heard, I think its right.

        FEATURES: EXCELLENT
        This particular model has everything you could want, hand warmers, hydrostatic transmission, ..the works. However, I would LOVE to have a better light and, as a matter of fact, more lights. The electric current from the stator is DC and LED lights, of which I am a huge fan, need AC current or they will oscillate. There are tons of videos showing you how to overcome this, but all of the requirements, wires, and hassle just isn't worth it in my opinion. Some customers are even strapping LED flashlights to the thrower handles so they can have the extra lighting. I live in a rural area and lighting is limited. I, like I think most people, are clearing their property in the early morning or late evening when light is limited. I would really like to see Ariens develop a kit retroactive to a few of their popular models and give us the light we need to see properly. Make them LEDs, make the kit overcome the electrical current issue, and supply the items and directions to make it look like a factory installation.

        DESIGN: GOOD
        When I bought the track system on my HydroPro, I was warned that even with the "AutoTurn" feature, I could expect to have to muscle this beast into submission when making a turn. I didn't realize how right they were. The track system does seem to offer better traction, especially with my gravel drive way and hilly terrain, but in return for being unstoppable, you might want to start a workout program. When I made my first turn I thought I needed to switch the AutoTurn feature on, but no, the term "Auto" means it is automatically ready to help you..but that help is limited. The HydroPro 28' is a heavy machine and short of having a 30mm cannon mounted to it, it's basically a tank. With a track system designed to grip the ground and offer more surface area in which to maintain a foothold, that weight seems doubled at the times when you need to turn. I am no engineer but when reviewing how real tanks turn, the tread band on the outside of the radius moves forward, while the tread band on the inside of the radius moves in the reverse direction to spin the vehicle. If this could somehow be installed on a system like this, it would be nothing short of amazing. Until then, if you have back problems or just don't want to burn more calories than you have to, get the wheeled version.

        SUMMARY:
        Despite my gripes, even the unrealistic ones, this is a great machine. I enjoy using it, the pull start works amazing, usually on the first pull. I would recommend looking into Ariens if you are in the market for a snow thrower. I hope you found this review helpful!

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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.
        It stopped working after the second use. I called service department...Read complete review

        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!!

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        4.0

        Initial quality under par

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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.

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        5.0

        Snow Beater

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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!

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        5.0

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

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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.

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

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        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.

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        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.

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        4.0

        Overall a good machine

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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.

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        4.0

        This machine has good performance,

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        from BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

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        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.

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        4.0

        some thing need adressing

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        from Ballston Spa,NY 12020

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        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.

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        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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        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

        Awesome machine

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        from Taunton, Ma.

        Comments about Ariens Professional 32:

        I purchased this Ariens from the recommendation of a Ariens owner. I couldn't be any happier. My first time using it I've found it such a joy to use. By far the best machine I've ever owned.

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        5.0

        We love our Ariens!!

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        from Springvale, ME

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        We are very pleased with our newest Ariens snowblower and have have been using them for years - wouldn't trade for anything else!

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        5.0

        A beast

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        from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

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        Comments about Ariens Professional 32:

        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.

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        5.0

        Great product

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        from Fredericton, New Brunswick

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        Comments about Ariens Professional 32:

        Excellent snowblower.
        Performed well above my expectation.

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        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?

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        5.0

        Great buy.

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        from Cumberland Foreside, Maine

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

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        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.

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        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 !!!

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        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.

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        5.0

        same below

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        from Georgian Bluffs Ont.

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        Comments about Ariens Professional 32:

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

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        4.7

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        Serious performer

        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...Read complete review

        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.

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        not what you would expect

        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...Read complete review

        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

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        5.0

        Best snow blower made period

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        from Twinsburg, OH

        Comments about Ariens Hydro Pro 32:

        I moved up from the 28 and love the power of the 420cc engine and the electric start. The 32 will plow through packed heavy snow with ease. If your thinking about a professional machine this is the one. I use it to clear the sidewalks in the neighborhood so we can walk our dogs. Works great and neighbors love me!
        I got the cab for it too and now my wife calls it the Pope mobile. Ha

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        5.0

        Best machine I have ever bought

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        from Laval

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        Comments about Ariens Hydro Pro 32:

        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.

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        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!

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        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.

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        5.0

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

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        from LaGrange, In.

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        Comments about Ariens Hydro Pro 32:

        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.

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        3.0

        not what you would expect

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        from Northern ontario

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        Comments about Ariens Hydro Pro 32:

        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

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        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.

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        4.0

        The product as moved our snow with no problems.

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        from Galesburg, MI

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        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.

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        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

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        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.

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        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

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        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

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        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

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        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.

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        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.

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        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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