Ariens offers seven different lines of snowblowers ranging from compact models to single stage gas snow blowers to deluxe home models to professional snow throwers. Their snowblowers range from 5 horsepower to a whopping 13 horsepower and can create paths ranging from 20 inches to 36 inches wide. Many Ariens snowblowers feature hard warmers in the handles and adjustable skid shoes that allow safe operation on gravel driveways.
Ariens was founded in 1933 by Henry Ariens and his three sons. Their first focus was developing the first American-made rotary tiller. They soon followed on with a multi-row tiller capable of cultivating 4-16 rows at a time. The company expanded into manufacturing cement mixers, tractors, and riding lawnmowers throughout the 1950s and 1960s.
In 1960, Ariens introduced its most popular product, the Sno-Thro® snow blower. The product moved from initial design to production in eight months and was an immediate success. By the 1970s, Ariens was producing more than 100,000 snow blowers every year. The company sold its 2 millionth Sno-Thro in 2005.
In addition to the Ariens brand, Ariens also owns Gravely, National Mower, Locke, EverRide, and GreatDane (all focused on lawn care) as well as parts companies Stens and Bynorm.
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Special Features of Ariens Snowblowers
Many Ariens snowblowers include several special features including the Disc-O-Matic™ drive system, auto-turn, or remote locking axle, and Quick Turn Chute rotation.
The Disc-O-Matic drive system ensures smooth transitions between any of the six forward or two reverse speeds typically supported on Ariens snowblowers.
Auto-turn allows for effortless turning as the snow blower adapts to your movement. As you turn a direction, the interior wheel will automatically lock and allow pinpoint 180 degree rotation.
Quick Turn Chute rotation controls the direction of the snow chute using a standard switch without cranking. The chute starts to turn when the lever is hit and stops and locks into place when the user lets go of the switch. Compact models still use cranks to turn their chute, but the entire range of motion can be achieved in just 2.5 turns of the crank.
Ariens line of snow blowers is exclusively gas-powered. They feature both single-stage and two-stage models. The Professional Series is typically used for commercial use although many residential customers prefer the power they bring.
Single-Stage Snow Blowers
- Path Pro 136 Electric Start (928034)
- Path Pro 208 Recoil (938031)
- Path Pro 208 Electric Start (938032)
- Path Pro 208 Electric Start w/ Remote Chute (938033)
- Professional 21 SSR (938024)
- Professional 21 SSRC (938025)
Two-Stage Snow Blowers
- Compact 20 (920024)
- Compact 24 (920027)
- Classic 24 (920025)
- Deluxe 24 (921045)
- Deluxe 28 (921046)
- Deluxe 28 SHO (921048)
- Deluxe 30 (921047)
- Deluxe 30 EFI (921047)
- Platinum 24 SHO (921050)
- Platinum 24 SHO EFI (921053)
- Platinum 30 SHO (921051)
- Professional 28 (926065)
- Professional 28 Hydro EFI (926068)
- Professional 32 (926071)
- Professional 32 Hydro EFI
Track Drive Snow Blowers
- Compact Track 24 (920022)
- Platinum 28 SHO RapidTrak (921057)
- Professional 28 Hydro RapidTrak (926060)
- Professional 32 Hydro RapidTrak (926069)
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Wisconsin has received ten complaints about Ariens in the past three years across all of its product lines. All ten complaints were either resolved or closed because the BBB considered offers Ariens made to customers good faith attempts at resolution even though those customers were still unhappy. Ariens has an A+ rating, the highest given by the consumer organization.
Ariens offers homeowners a 3 year limited warranty on its snow throwers (professional and commercial products come with a 1 year limited warranty). The warranty covers defective parts only and the first recourse is repair at an authorized Ariens dealer. In addition, the auger on single stage snowblowers comes with a separate lifetime warranty (tied to the original owner). The Ariens warranty is complex and includes many exclusions, so be sure to read the warranty information carefully before purchase.
Phone: (920) 756-2141
655 W. Ryan Street
Brillion, Wisconsin 54110-0172