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Ariens (24") 250cc Two-Stage Snow Blower

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Grade
Style
Clearing
24"
Wide
Intake
21"
High
Surface

Unpaved
Area

Large
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Ariens 250cc Polar Force Engine By Briggs And Stratton
120 volt electric start with recoil backup (cord sold separately)
Certified -20F start
Throws snow from 3 ft. up to 50 ft.

Quick Turn Chute Rotates Up To 200 Degrees
Single lever adjusts direction and height of snow stream

Remote Chute Deflector Control
Dash-mounted control to change position & angle of the deflector

Automatic Traction Control
One wheel automatically slows during a turn, making it easy

Directional Snow Tread Tires
Virtually eliminates the need for tire chains

Handwarmers
Keeps your fingertips toasty warm in sub-zero weather

Interlocking Controls
Locks both handles, freeing one hand for chute operation

Heavy Duty Disc-O-Matic Drive With Large Cast Iron Gear Case
Easily shift into any of the six forward or two reverse speeds

Halogen Headlight
Lights the way during the darkest days of the year



Model
  Model Number:921017
 UPC:751058028453
 Manufacturer:Ariens
Engine
 Brand:Briggs & Stratton
 Type:4-Cycle OHV
 Power:250 cc
 Starting System:120-Volt Electric /w Recoil
 Fuel Tank:2.9 quarts (2.74 liters)
Auger
 Diameter:14 (35.56 cm)
 Material:Serrated Steel
Impeller
 Diameter:14 (35.56 cm)
 Profile:Steel 3-Blade
Chute
 Material:Steel
 Chute Rotation:Quick-Turn
 Turning Radius:200°
 Max Throwing Distance:50 feet (15.24 meters)
Drive System
 Drive:Disc-O-Matic
 Steering:Auto Traction Control
 Gear Case:Cast Iron
 Forward Speeds:6 Forward
 Reverse Speeds:2 Reverse
 Tire Type:Directional Snow Tread
 Tire Size:15" x 5" (38.1 cm x 12.7 cm)
Options
 Remote Deflector Contols:Yes
 Drift Cutters:Sold Separately
 Front Weights:Sold Separately
 Interlocking Controls:Yes
 Hand Warmers:Yes
 Headlights:Halogen
 Skid Shoes:Included - Reversible
Overview
 Weight:224 Lbs. (101.61 kilograms)
 Dimensions:57.9L x 26.4W x 44.3H
(147.07 x 67.06 x 112.52 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:3 Years
 Commercial Warranty:90 Days
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  4 Questions
Q: I have an Alien 921017. When using for the first time I found the drive tires slip when handling a large amount of snow. When I look at the extra's for that machine I do not see chains. Will the Toro 15X5 chains fit my snow blower?


by Paul Sullivan from New Jersey on February 10, 2013

A: Paul - the Ariens 921017 has a 15" x 5" tire, so the Toro 107-3813 tire chains would be the correct chains for your Ariens snow blower. The Toro 107-3813 will fit any 15" x 5" tire, regardless of the brand of the snow blower.
by Joe, Product Expert

Q: Hi Kriss,
How does the auto traction drive used in the Ariens Platinum ST24DLE steering compare to other manufacturers power steering that have the left and right finger steering controls such as the Toro PowerMax HD units? I would like a unit that my wife would be able to easily operate should she need to run it.

by Howard from Colorado on October 22, 2012

A: The auto traction drive for the Ariens Platinum series snow blowers, also on the Professional series Ariens models as well is going to operate very much like the the triggers you find on other models like the Toro.

The difference is going to be in the actual operation. Auto traction drive is going to sense a turn from a lean in the snow blower. When this happens one wheel is going to keep power while the other wheel slows. The important difference here is there is not a complete loss of power in one of the wheels. When it comes to handle mounted triggers, these would actually be releasing power from what ever wheel side the trigger you pull is. So what you are then doing is free-wheeling a wheel while the other keeps power.
by Joe, Product Expert

Q: I have an old blower which requires depressing levers to engage the auger and transmission. I have heard that some new models allow one to release the transmission lever to allow turning the chute while the forward motion continues. Does this model have that feature?
by Chet Morrison from Massachusetts on November 23, 2011

A: If you are referring to interlocking controls, this model would have this. How this would work would be by pulling down the drive control and then the auger control, by keeping the drive control down you can release your hand on the auger control.
by Joe, Product Expert

Q: I read and heard alot about the Ariens Automatic drive. Do both wheels have power?
Is this drive similar to a car rear differential?
Is it easy to turn around in each direction? Thinking about the platinum series

by Charlie from Minnesota on October 05, 2011

A: Both wheels would have power in this format. Typically with most snow blowers when it comes to a steering feature, one wheel would stay locked in while the other free wheels. With the auto traction drive, the snow blower will actually make the adjustment when you start to lean into the turn, but both wheels would stay locked in but one would slow still giving you traction but giving you a turn on a dime feature in either direction.
by Joe, Product Expert

Ariens 921017 Reviews & Ratings
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D Moeller
Truckee, CA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/24/10
REVIEWED
DEC.
31
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Model 921017
This is the second time my Ariens has handled around 3 to 6 feet of snow and drift on my deck in Tahoe.

The photo says it all.

The machine is simply awesome.

I ordered from Snow Blowers Direct.

Set up was easy.

I would recommend both the Ariens model 921017 and Snow Blowers Direct.
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Richard
Wilmington, OH
REVIEWED
DEC.
13
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ariens In The Ohio Valley
Ariens and my family go way back to Buffalo, NY days. Need I say more? Snows down my way tend to be of the icy, wet kind. When it took a week to dig my country driveway out with a shovel during last year's two storms, it was time for some power equipment!

The new Ariens was everything remembered from Western NY days. The electric start is nice, but not really necessary once one learns how much throttle and choke to set. Ariens should market the split rear axle more-- it truly is an... more
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James Bell
Martinsburg, WV
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 2/9/10
REVIEWED
MAR.
03
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Too Old For All The 2010 Snow
A couple of years ago I retired from Northern Virginia suburbs to the countryside in WV. In Northern VA we had a great little MTD blower for 10 years that worked just fine on a short driveway.

In WV we've got a long drive and parking area roughly 100' by 25'. I can't shovel anymore and we really struggled through the December 24-inch snow storm.

When we got hit twice in Feb with another four feet I ordered an Ariens 24 Deluxe Platinum from Snow Blowers Direct. Of course everybody... more
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Richard C.
Cobble Hill, IL
REVIEWED
JAN.
27
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Not Enough Snow To Have Fun
I am from Vancouver Island, British Columbia and here when we do have snow it is very wet and heavy.

I can say that my Ariens Deluxe Platinum ST24DLE performs admirably; unfortunately we only had a one 5 inch snowfall so far.

I keep hoping for more snowfall and one of about 12 inches deep would be nice- but who else will complain about not having enough snow other than someone that just bought a snowblower (BG). But for the little snow we had it was great- almost fun.

As far as the... more
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Dennis Murray
Mt. Pleasant, OR
REVIEWED
JUL.
07
2008
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Why It's Easier To Replace Than Repair
Figured that I would try starting my 6-year-old snow blower before the first flake fell.

Good thing. Darn thing wouldn't start at all.

Took it to the local repair shop. They wanted nearly $200 bucks to fix a $300 snow blower. Even if I got it fixed, it'll still be a six year old snow blower. How long can it actually last?

Decided to reinvest the money into a good snowblower instead. Hoping this baby will last me a decade or more. Looking forward to putting it to the test.
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Chuck
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/4/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Time For Some Snow
After the first big snowfall in Western PA in the beginning of January I made up my mind that I will never shovel snow again. I immediately came in from yet another back-aching experience and looked online for the best snow blower out there.

Now mind you, I have never looked into buying one of these things, I mean I looked at them walking into our local home improvement store and said it would be nice to have own one some day, but that was the extent of it. So I was just going off of... more
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Mike
Ashburn, VA
REVIEWED
DEC.
19
2010
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Some Assembly Concerns But I Do Recommend The Snow Cab
This other reviewers gave 5 stars, I would have also except for the mounting frame brackets. These brackets** will move or relocate as you tighten them where they attach to the frame where two frame pieces meet which do not form a 100% "round tube".

** despite the V-shape of the bracket to clamp securely to a round tube and its spacer

I found it helpful to cut up several small pieces of rubber strips from an old garage floor mat to form around the frame where you attach the... more
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Nathan
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/23/12
REVIEWED
APR.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Platinum
The unit came as described in a timely manner. The hand warmers are nice, don't have a long term opinion yet. Has a lot of power. Great so far. Snow Blowers Direct has been easy to work with.
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Tom
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/29/12
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAR.
25
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Ariens Platinum 24
I'm a satisfied Ariens owner for 34 yrs, so satisfied that I would never consider another brand. I chose the Platinum series because of the advertised ease of steering. My driveway is large enough and I'm not getting any younger. I had hoped that feature would be worth the extra couple hundred bucks. In my opinion, it is not. At first it was snagging on every little surface imperfection on my concrete driveway and yanking itself from side to side. I had to wrestle it down the driveway to... more
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Chuck
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/10/12
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
11
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Ariens Platinum Snow Blower St24 Dle
Overall a good machine. Starts quickly .. runs well. The only thing I thought was the chute control is somewhat difficult to adjust/operate. With the premium money that was spent on the unit and the design of everything else I felt a bit more input to the control for the chute direction is necessary.
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John Rapoza
Fairhaven, MA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/24/12
REVIEWED
MAR.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ariens 921017
Kids are in college and my back does not like plowed snow/ice. Last year, after I had shoulder surgery, my wife told me to get a snow blower, I looked around for an end of season special and almost bought a Crafstsman (that was returned). Sooooo happy I did not. Bought the Ariens early in the winter after a good amount of research.
My biggest problem with snow, as beautiful as it is, is that to much of it ends up at the end of my driveway as hard packed boulders which laughs at humans with... more
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