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Ariens to Attend NIGP Products Exposition Show in Maryland Aug. 21-22

8/17/2016 5:00:00 AM

​Representatives from Ariens will be on site at the National Institute of Government Purchasing's (NIGP) Products Exposition Show​​​, this year held at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. 

At the show, Ariens will display its Power Brush lineup as well as machines from the Sno-Thro line of snow blowers.​ The Gravely brand will also be at the show and will display the Gravely Atlas JSV utility vehicle and a Pro-Turn 460 zero-turn mower. 

 
Guests can visit Ariens at booth 528 to receive a free Gravely 100 hat. ​​Stop by the booth for more details. ​

 
For more information on the NIGP Products Exposition Show, click here. 

 

 

Ariens® Introduces EZ-Launch™ EFI Engine for Sno-Thro® Products

7/22/2016 5:00:00 AM

​Ariens®​ introduces the industry-first Ariens AX® EZ-Launch™ engine with EFI technology, designed for the Ariens line of Sno-Thro® products. With the introduction of this new engine, Ariens is the first brand in the industry to apply modern automotive technology and offer 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 th​e 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 electronic fuel injection and the e-governor also work together to use less fuel than traditional engine models.


 

Because the system is electronic, it automatically adjusts to the environment and can start in extreme weather, at high or low altitude and can tackle any type of snow. With traditional engines, the machine can lose more than 10 percent of its power when encountering drifts or wet, heavy snow. However, the Ariens AX EZ-Launch EFI engine controls its speed automatically, and it won’t slow down when it encounters large piles of snow.

The Ariens AX EZ-Launch EFI engine can be run in different modes: from full power to efficiency modes. While in efficiency mode, the engine runs quieter, uses less fuel and runs at a slightly lower speed, making it a good option for early morning hours when others are sleeping. The power mode increases the engine’s output and provides the unit with more power to get through tough jobs.

The Ariens EFI system is also completely sealed, helping to significantly reduce maintenance costs. The system will not require adjusting since it is sealed, as gas won’t deteriorate if left in the engine. This allows users to store their machine without worry.


“At Ariens, we’re always striving to come up with new and innovative solutions for our customers,” said Ariens Company VP of Marketing Matt Medden. “Today, we’ve launched an industry first by introducing EFI technology on our snow products, and in addition to being proud of being first, we’re excited to provide our customers with a technology that will allow them to get their jobs done better and more efficiently.”

For 2016, Ariens is offering the EFI engine on two models, the Deluxe 30 and the Platinum 24 SHO. Models start at a promotional price of $1,699 USD, and will be available in late October 2016 at authorized Ariens dealers and Home Depot stores in the United States and Canada. Ariens dealers will exclusively carry the Platinum 24 SHO EFI model. The units come backed with a three-year consumer warranty. For more information visit http://www.ariens.com/en-us/snow-blowers/efi.

The Benefits of Landscapes

6/22/2016 5:00:00 AM

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


 

Lush green grass tickles our toes … flowers treat our eyes to bold, vibrant colors … and fragrant shrubs delight us with their sweet perfumes. It’s easy to appreciate the sights and smells afforded by lawns and landscapes, but did you know their real value is much more substantial than pleasing aesthetics and aromas? That’s right, well-managed landscapes offer tremendous benefits for people and for the environment. Let’s explore some of the little understood, but vitally significant, benefits of landscapes.


 

Environmental Benefits of Managed Landscapes​​
  • Natural Coolants – Grass is much cooler than asphalt or cement. It acts as an “air conditioner” for the surrounding area. In fact, lawns can be 31 degrees cooler than asphalt and 20 degrees cooler than bare soil. But wait, there’s more. Trees shading homes can reduce attic temperatures by as much as 40 degrees.
  • Environmental Cleaners - Grass plays a vital role in capturing dust, smoke particles and other pollutants, and it produces oxygen.
  • Water Protectors – Healthy lawns absorb unhealthy runoff that might otherwise filter into bodies of water.
  • Air Cleaners – Grasses absorb carbon dioxide and break it down into oxygen and carbon. In fact, a 50’x50’ lawn produces enough oxygen for a family of four.
  • Noise Minimizers – Lawns and plants dramatically reduce noise pollution; they can reduce noise levels by 20 percent to 30 percent over hard surfaces like concrete and pavement.
  • Turfgrass slows down and absorbs runoff into bodies of water.

 
Even in areas that have water restrictions and are experiencing drought, it is important that lawns and landscapes remain a viable component of healthy communities. There are a number of sustainable practices that will allow managed lawns and landscapes to reduce water usage but still provide important environmental benefits.​

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