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Ariens® Introduces RapidTrak™ Sno-Thro® Technology, An All-New, Exclusive Track System

10/4/2017 5:00:00 AM

Ariens® introduces RapidTrak™ Sno-Thro® technology, an innovative system designed to combine the best of both wheeled and track Sno-Thro machines.  

The RapidTrak system is designed to move fast, matching the speed of wheeled Sno-Thro model. The track design gives users the option of using a full track system for ultimate grip and traction or adjusting the back wheel of the track up, creating a faster, more maneuverable system. In the wheel setting, it is easy to turn the RapidTrak machine at the end of a driveway or around obstacles.

RapidTrak also includes a third setting, which allows the user to tilt the housing of the machine down towards the ground while in track mode, helping to dig into the snow and clean to the pavement. Track adjustments are easy to make; a trigger on the right handlebar allows the user to easily adjust any setting on the go.  

 

"The RapidTrak is the latest innovation we've created for the Ariens brand," said Ariens Company VP of Marketing Matt Medden. "With a completely redesigned track system, we've been able to capture the best of both a track and a traditional Sno-Thro unit, bringing unmatched efficiency to our customers."

For 2017, The RapidTrak system will be available on two Sno-Thro models -- the Hydro Pro 28 RapidTrak (926060) and the Hydro Pro 32 RapidTrak (926069). The 28-inch model will have a MAP price of $3,099 (USD) and the 32-inch model will have a MAP price of $3,399 (USD). These units offer a three-year residential warranty or a one-year commercial warranty.

Both models include hydrostatic drive, which allows the unit to maintain power through all ranges and depths of snow, keeping the machine moving fast while clearing snow. Hydrostatic drive also provides infinite speed control so users ca​n find the perfect speed for their specific job.

​Already, RapidTrak has made a splash in the industry, with wide coverage from industry publications like Lawn and Landscape​, Landscape Management, Total Landscape Care​, ​​Turf Magazine and more. 

The RapidTrak will be available in October 2017 exclusively at authorized Ariens dealers in the United States and Canada. 

Ariens Launches Three New Snow Products for Upcoming Snow Season

9/12/2017 5:00:00 AM

​​For the upcoming snow season, Ariens has introduced three new products to its lineup. All of Ariens' snow products are crafted and assembled in the United States with quality materials and superior attention to detail, making Ariens the reigning King of Snow®.

Professional 21 Single-Stage Snow Blower

Professional 21 

The Professional 21 is a 21-inch compact and durable solution for snow-removal professionals. This machine was created in response to the need for a single-stage solution that is tough enough for a commercial user.

Designed for heavy-duty work, the Professional 21 is built to be durable, reliable, performance-driven and maintenance friendly. It features a spring-loaded scraper bar that self-adjusts to follow the contours of the ground, a thick paddle that cleans to the surface, and optimal handlebar positions for system performance and user comfort. Other notable features include an open design, allowing easy access to the engine for maintenance, and Smart Lift, which is a feature that allows one user to easily load the unit on and off of trailers.

RapidTrak™ Technology

 

Ariens® is proud to introduce RapidTrak™ Sno-Thro® technology, an innovative system designed to combine the best of both wheeled and track Sno-Thro machines. 

The RapidTrak system is designed to move fast, matching the speed of wheeled Sno-Thro model. The track design gives users the option of using a full track system for ultimate grip and traction or adjusting the back wheel of the track up, creating a faster, more maneuverable system. In the wheel setting, it is easy to turn the RapidTrak machine at the end of a driveway or around obstacles.

RapidTrak also includes a third setting, which allows the user to tilt the housing of the machine down towards the ground while in track mode, helping to dig into the snow and clean to the pavement. Track adjustments are easy to make; a trigger on the right handlebar allows the user to easily adjust any setting on the go.  

Classic Sno-Thro® Series​

 

The all-new Ariens Classic Sno-Thro is a snow blower with a lower price point and several of the same features that the Ariens snow lineup is known for.

The Ariens Classic is available with a 24-inch housing, making it small enough to fit into tight storage spaces for homeowners in urban settings.

The unit also features a durable, industry-leading all-steel construction. The steel components of the Classic 24 include the chute, dash and skid shoes, making the Classic a much more durable option than other units in this entry-level prince point.

The Classic 24 was also designed with a superior top-loaded aluminum gear case, which helps prevent oil from leaking out of the unit.

EZ-Launch™ EFI Engine Offering Expansion

In addition to its new products, Ariens is also expanding its EFI engine offering to include two new models from the Professional Sno-Thro line, the Professional Hydro 28 EFI and Professional Hydro 36 EFI.

Last fall, Ariens introduced the AX EZ-Launch engine technology. With that introduction, Ariens became the first brand in the industry to apply modern automotive technology in an EFI solution for snow products.

The Ariens AX EZ-Launch™ EFI engine starts in two simple steps, versus six steps with a traditional carbureted engine. All that the user needs to do is turn the key and pull the recoil cord (or use the electric start). The engine's system uses an electronic governor, which virtually eliminates speed loss and delivers consistent throwing performance along with an ultra-quiet idle. The combination of the electronic fuel injection and the throttle control on dash allow the user to control that amount of engine power needed for the snow conditions, using only the exact amount of fuel you need for the job. ​

The Basics of Aeration

8/18/2017 5:00:00 AM


By: National Association of Landscape Professionals, loveyourlandscape.org

​​​​​In partnership with the National Association of Landscape Professionals​​, Ariens is providing its customers with a variety of lawncare tips. For more tips a​​nd tricks to achieving the perfect lawn, please visit www.loveyourlandscape.org​​.

Why does my lawn need aeration?  

Over time, your lawn can become compacted by the pounding of heavy rains and by simply walking on it. The compacted surface inhibits water, nutrients, and air from reaching the plant’s root system.

When is the best time to aerate?  

Aeration can be done anytime during the growing season. How many times your lawn needs aerating depends on its soil compaction. The two most popular times to aerate are in spring and fall. Spring aeration gives grass plants a little extra boost and provides faster greening; fall aeration helps strengthen underground root systems while providing an excellent bed for overseeding.

Your landscape professional can tell if your lawn needs aerating and suggest the most appropriate time to have it done.


 

How does an aerator work?  

There are several types of pull and walk-behind aerators on the market. The most common is a core-type unit that removes small plugs from the turf. Core aerators have a minimum penetration of 2 ½ inches and remove plugs anywhere from ¼ to ¾ inches in diameter. Spiking units push small tines into the turf without removing soil plugs. A third type, slicing aerators, literally slice through the soil creating openings.

What are some immediate and long-term benefits?  

Aeration immediately opens up the soil to air, water, and nutrients. The openings allow air penetration and better water movement, and give plant roots a place to stretch out and grow to become more vigorous and dense.

Over time, aerated lawns are less susceptible to disease and thatch buildup. In some cases, the process can even solve small thatch problems. In addition, aeration reduces water runoff and increases turf tolerance to heat and drought.

Aeration is a natural process that has no ill side effects. Even the small plugs left behind by core-type aerators are beneficial. In the process of breaking down, they deposit a light coating of top dressing that helps decompose thatch accumulated at the base of grass plants.​​