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Ariens 921032
 
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$1,202.00 - $1,575.70
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Summary: This two-stage, 30-inch Ariens has a unique auto-style differential that allows the inner wheel in a turn to spin more slowly than the outer one for easier steering and better traction. Electric start and a headlight are also included.
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Type: Two-stage gas snow blowers
About - Ariens 921032

The Ariens 921032 is part of the snow blower test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, snow blower models like the 921032 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Width (in.):
The clearing width, or swath, in inches.

Removal speed:
Removal speed is how quickly models could remove snow without laboring; single-stage machines were pushed as quickly as possible before the machine labored.

Plow pile removal:
How fast the snow thrower can remove a simulated pile of snow left by a municipal plow at the end of a driveway.
About This Brand

Ariens' snow blowers are available at outdoor power equipment dealers and Home Depot. It's a leading marketer whose model line consists of single- and two-stage gas models with available electric start and snow clearing widths of 22 to 26 inches.

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Features & Specs - Ariens 921032
info Engine size 291cc
info Electric start Yes
info Multiple speeds Yes
info Single hand controls Yes
info Freewheel steering Yes
info Single lever chute adjustment No
info Headlight Yes
info Heated handgrips No
info Warranty (yrs.) 3
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User Reviews - Ariens 921032
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Worked like a champ
11/22/2014
Pros
Clears to the Pavement
Good Power
Throws Far
Cons
Get Used To The Auto Turn
Heavy Front End
Best Uses
Driveway
Comment:
After a lot of research (CR, and lots of online videos with reviews and in use) and the desire to buy locally I picked up my (28) model at the big box store down the block. I bought this 5 days before we got about 8 of snow. I used it twice during the snowstorm and thought it worked good. It did clear pretty much down to the pavement. Started with the pull starter after three good pulls. I found priming 4 times to work well. Electric start worked excellent. Setup and assembly was straightforward. I've read better directions but they were ok, just pay attention. Setup of the clutch/speed linkage was trial and error, took 4-5 tweaks to get the fwd and reverse speeds where they were comfortable. Pounded through the snow with no trouble. I cleared the sidewalk around the neighborhood and was able to maneuver around mail boxes w/o issue. Overall I feel this is well built, easy to adjust the chute height and direction, and w/o chains was able to go up a reasonably steep driveway. <br /><br />The auto-turn takes some getting used to. In a wide open space you can spin the unit around easily. If you are working close to the house or auto there's a risk that if you stop turning mid-way to your final direction it will start driving fwd. I found that when I got into that situation I just released the drive handle and spun it manually.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
worst blower ever
11/20/2014
Pros
Strong Motor
Cons
Leaks Oil
Wheel Seized
Wont Start
Best Uses
Comment:
Had my machine exchanged twice. First the wheel was seized and the motor wouldn't start.<br /><br />Machine was exchanged and it was leaking a lot of oil after delivery. Was serviced to get it fixed and it still leaked.<br /><br />Machine was returned for a full refund.<br /><br />A buddy of mine has the same issue with his wheel seizing or stiffening up
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
An &quot;anti heart attack&quot; solution!..
1/19/2014
Pros
&quot;just Get One&quot;
Clears to the Pavement
Maneuverable
Throws Far
Cons
Difficult to Start
Hard Starting
Loud
Best Uses
Driveway
Professional
Yard
Comment:
I've had my 7 1/2 horsepower Ariens for 52 years. Yes, you read that right!..<br />It used to be a bit hard to start up, but after some years, I had an Electric Start<br />installed and that solved that dilemma!.. If you just love to shovel snow, don't get one. But, for an old timer like me, it is a blessing. So, now, when it snows like a blizzard, I don't fret!.. As a matter of fact, its rather FUN watching this monster machine do its thing, just beautiful....
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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