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Introducing the Ariens Platinum 28 SHO RapidTrak

9/5/2018 5:00:00 AM

​Prepare for another relentless snow season with our latest snow thrower.


Ariens has expanded its famed Sno-Thro lineup by introducing the Platinum 28 SHO RapidTrak. Blending our trusted, quality Sno-Thro platform with our distinct, patent-pending RapidTrak feature provides a well-balanced package heavy on features with more functionality than other snow throwers on the market.

What's in that name?

Like the Ariens brand itself, there's a lot in this name. Though model 921057 is new, it's part of the Platinum-series Sno-Thro family. It's built on the same frame and comes standard with popular features, including:

  • Heated hand grips
  • Patented quick-turn chute control
  • Auto-Turn™ steering
  • RapidTrak track-drive system

It's also equipped with the same super-high-output (SHO) engine / impeller combination found on every Platinum model. Its 28-inch clearing width makes it easier to clear driveways with fewer passes.

The competitors' track record

Tracks, as opposed to wheels, have been available in snow-throwers for years. Tracks easily clear sloped driveways and paths with deep treads and large contact area. Though tracks work well, other brands don't have a system that balances traction with speed and ease of operation. Past snow throwers' track-drive systems have been slow, heavy and turn poorly, which is why Ariens developed RapidTrak.

What's special about RapidTrak?

RapidTrak, which has already been used on two Ariens Professional-series Sno-Thro models, is a track / wheel hybrid offering the best of both worlds. RapidTrak combines the superior grip on steep slopes with the fast ground speeds and maneuverability of wheel-driven units.​

You can also adjust between three height settings with RapidTrak:

  • ​"Track" sets the tracks flat on the clearing surface for maximum grip
  • "Digger" angles the track carriage to pitch the auger housing down and into the clearing surface
  • "Wheel" lifts the tracks off the ground for easy turning

Uniquely unmatched

RapidTrak is unlike other packages, which is why it's part of a uniquely unmatched brand. For generations, Ariens has incorporated all-steel construction and American craftsmanship into every Sno-Thro design, creating a reputation for time-tested durability and experience that's in a league of its own.​

​Click here to learn more about the new Platinum RapidTrak.​