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Snow blowers

Ariens 921013
 
Approximate retail price:
$1400
Summary: This 30-inch, two-stage model includes electric start, a headlight, and single-handle controls, along with heated handgrips.
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Community icon9 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Two-stage gas snow blowers
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
4.0
Does the job
1/27/2014
Pros
Clears to the Pavement
Maneuverable
Throws Far
Cons
Chute Control Is Clunky
Best Uses
Driveway
Comment:
This is a very strong blower. As long as you start it every couple of months in the off-seasons it starts on the first pull even in sub-zero weather. Fairly easy to control, but the chute control is a weak point on an otherwise fine machine. I have been using snowblowers for nearly 50 years, and this is the worst chute control I have seen. Too bad, because otherwise it is excellent.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Snow Beast
2/16/2013
Pros
Clears to the Pavement
Maneuverable
Throws Far
Cons
Best Uses
Driveway
Professional
Comment:
I have the Platinum 30 with 342cc B&S Polar Force engine. Got to realy use it for the first time last weekend with 30+ of snow here in Bridgeport CT. After doing the sidewalk for the entire block I went back and did the driveway entrances. Wind packed snow and drifts never stopped it and it was throwing snow close to 50 feet (the width of most of the yards). Took on a 5' drift, the engine got muffled out from the snow but this thing kept shooting snow in the air and came out the other side with a few nieghbors now vowing to get one. Ended up with many bottles of cheer and a plate of brownies from the new friends on the street. Four days later did a driveway 40X250' which was now wet heavy snow. First pass required some effort but once the first cut was made it was like butter. I would highly recommend this blower to anyone looking to get one and best of all, Made In The USA!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Why did I wait so long?
12/27/2012
Pros
Clears to the Pavement
Maneuverable
Throws Far
Cons
Best Uses
Driveway
Comment:
Loud? Yes, because it has a powerful engine.<br />Heavy? Somewhat, but you need a solid machine to move the dense snow.<br />Easy to start? Sure is, by the hand pull or electric option.<br />Clears even? Yes, right down to the pavement.<br />Throws snow far? Real world results are 12+ feet without the help of wind.<br /><br />Heated grips work extremely well.<br /><br />Power steering!<br /><br />Long drivetrain warranty!<br /><br />You get what you pay for and I'm looking forward to the next big snow fall.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
The Ariens 921013 is part of the Snow blowers test program at Consumer Reports. The Ariens 921013 Snow blowers features and specs include Heated handgrips, Engine size, Freewheel steering, Single hand controls, Electric start, Single lever chute adjustment, Warranty (yrs.), Multiple speeds, Headlight. In our lab tests, Snow blowers models like the Ariens 921013 are reviewed on Removal speed, Surface cleaning, Width (in.), Plow pile removal, Throwing distance, Noise, Overall score, Controls, Handling. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Ariens 921013 based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Ariens 921013 include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Ariens 921013.
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