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
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.