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Pro Path 938033
This single-stage gas-powered Ariens has a 21 inch clearing width and comes with electric start.
Description
This single-stage gas-powered Ariens has a 21 inch clearing width and comes with electric start.

Ratings Scorecard

Survey Results

Predicted Reliability

Predicted Reliability

Predicted brand reliability ratings are based on estimated problem rates for newly purchased single-stage gas snow blowers, not covered by an extended warranty or service contract, within the first five years of ownership.

 /  5
Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction

Brand owner satisfaction ratings are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their single-stage gas snow blower to their friends and family.

 /  5

Test Results

Removal speed

Removal speed

How quickly models could remove snow without laboring; We push single-stage machines as quickly as possible before the machine labors.

 /  5
Width

Width

The snow blower's clearing width, or swath, in inches.

 /  5
Plow pile removal

Plow pile removal

How quickly the snow thrower can remove a simulated pile of snow left by a municipal plow at the end of a driveway.

 /  5
Throwing distance

Throwing distance

How far a model disperses snow straight ahead, left, and right with the discharge chute set for maximum distance. Measured distances ranged from roughly 10 feet to more than 30 feet.

 /  5
Surface cleaning

Surface cleaning

Denotes how much snow the machines left on our blacktop surface after clearing with the skid shoes and/or scraper set for best clearing. The best in our tests leave a thin dusting; the worst leave a relatively thick coating.

 /  5
Handling

Handling

Denotes ease of pushing, pulling, and steering with the engine or motor on and off, along with how straight machines track while clearing.

 /  5
Noise

Noise

Sound pressure measured in dBA at the operator's ear. We measure it to determine the need to use hearing protection during operation. For a rating of less then "good," we strongly advise you use hearing protection.

 /  5
Controls

Controls

Includes ease of discharge-chute adjustment, handle height and comfort, and engine controls and speed selection.

 /  5

About

The Ariens Pro Path 938033 is part of the Snow Blowers test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Single-Stage Gas Snow Blowers models like the Pro Path 938033 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Removal speed How quickly models could remove snow without laboring; We push single-stage machines as quickly as possible before the machine labors.

Width The snow blower's clearing width, or swath, in inches.

Plow pile removal How quickly the snow thrower can remove a simulated pile of snow left by a municipal plow at the end of a driveway.

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