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The Benefits of Electronic Fuel Injection

12/1/2017 6:00:00 AM

By: Ryan Martin,

​Decades ago, a revolution driven by rising gas prices and stricter clean-air standards swept through the automobile industry. Carburetors were out. Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) was in. Snow blowers are now experiencing that same changeover with EFI engines increasing power and reliability and decreasing fuel consumption and emissions.​​

The carburetor had its day when it sent the correct amount of fuel into the cylinders. Today, that job belongs to the engine control unit (ECU), the brain of the EFI system. The ECU is a computer chip that interprets input from sensors throughout the system to keep the engine running at optimal level, while it logs data for use in diagnosing problems quickly and accurately when service is needed.

Let's look at some of the ways in which an EFI-equipped engine is superior to a carbureted engine.

More Power

EFI-equipped engines provide higher power and torque than a carbureted version of the same engine. They optimize air/fuel ratios and ignition timing while compensating for other factors to maintain continuous optimum performance. 

Lower Fuel Consumption and Emissions

The ECU constantly monitors and adjusts air/fuel ratio to maintain optimal combustion conditions and determines the precise amount of fuel that the injector needs to deliver. Fuel consumption varies from engine to engine, but fine tuning the delivery reduces fuel consumption compared to a carbureted engine.

Increased Reliability

EFI systems maintain optimum air/fuel ratios, eliminating random engine stoppages, oiled spark plugs and other problems associated with sub-optimal ratios. Carburetors tend to need frequent adjustments; EFI engines eliminate the need for repeated modifications. This increases reliability and reduces the time and expense of maintenance.

Less Maintenance, Less Downtime

One of the most important things about an EFI engine is that there is no carburetor to be maintained or replaced. That's a big time and cost savings. Another example is that the EFI system is sealed, and the gasoline never comes in contact with the oxygen that makes it go bad. The absence of contaminated gas goes far in cutting down on the times you're going to take the engine in for servicing.​

Improved Starting

A major benefit of EFI systems is the greatly improved cold and hot starting performance due to its ability to calculate the optimum air/fuel mixture for starting compared to a carbureted system. Any piece of equipment is useless if the engine doesn't start under a wide range of conditions: from searingly hot to bitter cold, from sea level to high altitude.

A really important aspect and long-term benefit of EFI-equipped engines is how much they reduce our carbon footprint!

Ryan Martin is the regional marketing representative of LawnStarter St. Louis, an online and mobile platform that connects homeowners with lawn care professionals for care-free and efficient services! 

Ariens Partners with Green Bay Packers to Sponsor Ariens Hill at Titletown Park

11/28/2017 6:00:00 AM

​Ariens has entered into a partnership with the Green Bay Packers to sponsor the new hill in Titletown Park, adjacent to Lambeau Field. Ariens Hill will be a tubing hill in the colder months and, in the warmer months, the hill’s sloped green space will provide a unique area for visitors and community members to relax and enjoy park activities and programs.

The partnership provides a unique opportunity for visibility not only in the local community, but also during national broadcasts of Packers games, as the Ariens brand logo will be featured prominently on the both side and top of the hill. 

An opening date for tubing on Ariens Hill will be determined in the coming weeks. An official ribbon cutting will take place as soon as weather conditions are favorable for making snow on the hill.

“Our partnership with the Green Bay Packers and our sponsorship of Ariens Hill is a great fit for our brand and our company,” said Ariens Company Chairman & CEO Dan Ariens. “We’re looking forward to Ariens Hill becoming a destination for families and the community to come together, enjoy the outdoors and have fun.”

Ariens Hill is one of the main attractions at Titletown. Towering over the unique park space at 46 feet, the hill features three tubing lanes that stretch 300 feet from start to finish. An automated system returns tubes to the top of the hill, while riders can either climb the steps back to the top, or ride the elevators to take their next ride. Three snow-making machines and state-of-the-art grooming equipment will ensure optimal tubing conditions throughout winter. 

Ariens Hill also is home to two event spaces - 46 Below and Rockwood Terrace. 46 Below is a bistro that can accommodate 80 guests. Rockwood Terrace is located on the second level of Ariens Hill. This space can accommodate 200 guests and will be used for large events and weddings. 

“We’re excited to partner with Ariens Company for the hill in Titletown,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “Ariens is well-known in Wisconsin and around the world for its snow blowers and lawn mowers. People will benefit from use of Ariens Hill year round.”

During normal operating hours, visitors may purchase a tubing ticket to use Ariens Hill. More information on our partnership and on Ariens Hill, including full tubing rules, hours and admission prices are available at 

For more information about Ariens, please visit ​

Maintain Your Equipment and Peace of Mind with an Ariens Extended Warranty, Now on Sale

11/17/2017 6:00:00 AM

​Help protect your investment and prolong the life of your equipment with an extended warranty from Ariens. Now through Jan. 31, 2018, consumers can purchase a two-year extended warranty at a discounted rate of $99.95.

The extended warranty program extends the three-year limited warranty that accompanies the machine to a five-year warranty, providing customers the opportunity to purchase peace of mind.

Another benefit of this extended warranty program is that engine coverage is included. In addition, the warranty can be purchased at any time during the unit's original three-year warranty period. So, if you already have a Sno-Thro and would like to include this option to your unit's coverage, you can do so by visiting your local dealer.

Thinking of purchasing a new Sno-Thro with an extended warranty? We'd encourage you to head to our dealer locator​ and find your local authorized Ariens dealer for more information. Click here to see our lineup of snow removal products.

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