Ariens Blog

The latest from Ariens

Recent Posts & Archive

Archives

or

You Earned a Labor Day Sale

8/29/2018 5:00:00 AM


By: Aaron Abler, Email Marketing and Content Specialist,

​From one group of hard workers to another, we want to express our appreciation for the time you put in during the last year. Though you might think it doesn't matter to us, the Ariens® brand tends to believe that a world with a strong work ethic is a more innovative, productive and earnest place.

 To show our gratitude, we're honoring you with something special. This (extended) Labor Day Weekend only, September 1-3, take 10 percent off your entire purchase at our online store, parts.ariens.com. If you're not familiar with our parts and accessories store online, this is great news for the do-it-yourselfers. From parts to accessories to lubricants, browse hundreds of items for your Ariens zero-turn, Sno-Thro®, single stage snow thrower or other product. 

 

Replacement parts

Since we're still in the heat of the mowing season, replacement parts and orders of maintenance items for Ariens zero-turn mowers are extremely popular. Among our largest orders in this segment are the typical wear parts like belts and blades. If you notice a reduction of your cutting quality, it's a good indication that it's time for a new belt, razor-sharp blades or a combination of both.

Lubricants

By this time in the season, our guess is that you've logged enough mowing hours to change your engine and / or your transaxle oil, if applicable. Well, like replacement parts, oils and lubricants are only a click away. Don't ignore this one – make sure you're performing regularly scheduled maintenance to keep your Ariens equipment lasting to its full potential.

Accessories

Speaking of full potential, have you maximized the use of your zero-turn? Ariens offers a variety of accessories such as mulch kits, trailer hitch kits and headlight kits that are available for most models. Now that daylight hours are waning, it's the perfect time to install a headlight kit for extended productivity. Take that, Earth's rotation!

For the northerners, we have a treasure trove of Sno-Thro accessories. Though we haven't seen a flake so far, it's never too early to think about adding comfort to your work with a Sno-Thro cab or a pair of hand warmers. Additionally, enhance operating experience with a set of tire chains or our smooth-gliding polyurethane skid shoes.

There's a lot to offer, so have fun browsing. Just remember to fit some relaxation into your weekend. You deserve it.

Six Tips for Weed Control

8/28/2018 5:00:00 AM


By: Katie Kuchta, LawnStarter,

​Mowing your lawn in late summer can be a relaxing activity to get away from the stress of daily life. Many homeowners enjoy their time on their mowers by being able to quickly get the job done under the summer sun. One of the quickest ways to ruin your time mowing is to see pesky areas of weeds. Follow these tips for controlling weeds:

1. Keep Grass High

Higher grass means less room and light for weeds to germinate and grow. It also helps keep the soil insulated and prevents the lawn from drying out during the hot summertime.

2. Dig Only When Needed

When you disrupt the soil to dig a new garden bed or landscape, the edges of the lawn becomes prime ground for new weeds to appear. Dig only when necessary to create a new beautiful landscape.

3. Apply Weed Control

Be sure to follow the instructions and apply weed control when recommended. The best spring lawn care action is to apply pre-emergent herbicide that allows you to kill weeds before they grow.

4. Mulch Around Trees

Add mulch around trees in order to suffocate weeds under a bed of bark dust or grass clippings. Mulching not only returns important nutrients to the soil but it can also protect trees in your yard.

5. Know When to Weed

The best time to weed your lawn and garden beds is right after rain when the ground is especially wet. This makes pulling weeds so much easier because young weeds only need a small tug to come loose.

6. Spacing Counts

When planning a new garden bed or landscape around your lawn, knowing a plant's size helps when spacing another plant right beside it. Close spacing prevents weeds from growing in between plants and keeps the yard looking its best.​

Now’s the time to save big on Ariens® Sno-Thro® models in Massachusetts

8/9/2018 5:00:00 AM


By: Aaron Abler, Email Marketing and Content Specialist,

Wait… no taxes?

You remember that saying that famous quote, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain but death and taxes?” Well, guess again Benjamin Franklin, because the State of Massachusetts is taking a sales tax holiday this weekend. In the early hours of Wednesday, Aug. 1, the commonwealth’s government passed a bill exempting sales tax on all purchases up to $2,500 from Saturday, Aug. 11 through Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018.

Take advantage before it’s too late!

Usually, tax holidays are intentionally aligned with the tail-end of summer to alleviate some of the financial burden for parents dropping serious coin on back-to-school supplies for their children. While those are sensible purchases, we’re close enough to winter for Taxachusetts residents to consider taking advantage of this reprieve by snagging a deal on an Ariens Sno-Thro. If you remember last winter’s multiple nor’easters and still don’t have a tool to eat through 100 plus inches of snow that New England is almost certainly destined to receive, now’s the time to cash in on savings you won’t see again for a long time.

How much do I save?

Let’s crunch the numbers. On a small scale, sales tax savings on items like a candy bar isn’t exactly something to write home to mom and dad about. However, when we’re talking a few hundred dollars on a piece of equipment designed to last generations, a savings of 6.25 percent on a purchase up to $2,500 adds up. For those living in smaller, tighter quarters, an Ariens Path-Pro® or Professional 21® might be sufficient. At starting prices between $449 and $649 USD, you bypass an additional charge of $28 to $41. Not bad, for a start. Let’s be real, though. Claiming neighborhood bragging rights as the smartest shopper won’t be achieved with a $40 savings.


Biggest bang for your buck

In preparation for the inevitable blizzard or four, we recommend a two-stage Sno-Thro model from our Deluxe or Platinum family. All models, including the newly launched Platinum 28 SHO RapidTrak, start at prices within the tax holiday limitations. So instead of regretting an additional spend of $62 to $150 on a unit that might be sold out during the snowstorm of the century this February, your preparedness and financial wizardry makes you look like a hero when that snowstorm blows in.

Surprise!

Rewind – did you catch that bit about our new Platinum 28 SHO RapidTrak model? Surprise! Our patented RapidTrak technology is now available in a package for the average homeowner in regions with above-average snowfall. Same Platinum features like heated handgrips, quick-turn chute control and the super-high-output factor, but new ground drive system. With three track settings, users can adjust to climb steep hills, dig into hard-pack snow or drive normally with the same speed and turning response as a wheel-driven model. We haven’t produced very many yet, so be sure to be first in line at your local Ariens dealer on Saturday.​

Double super-secret bonus

Oh hey, did we mention that your tax holiday happens to fall right within our free two-year warranty extension promotion on all two-stage Ariens Sno-Thro models? Because it does. Check out how you can take advantage of another sweet deal here.

Recent Posts

Archives

or