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Ariens Platinum ST30DLE (30") 342cc Two-Stage Snow Blower

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Grade
Style
Clearing
30"
Wide
Intake
21"
High
Surface

Unpaved
Area

Large
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Ariens 342cc Polar Force Engine By Briggs And Stratton
120 volt electric start with recoil backup (cord sold separately)
Certified -20ºF start
Throws snow from 3 ft. up to 50 ft.

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

200 Degree Quick Turn Chute
Single lever adjusts direction and height of snow stream

Dual-Handle Interlock
Locks both handles, freeing one hand for chute operation

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

Directional Snow Tread Tires
Virtually eliminates the need for tire chains

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

Handwarmers
Keeps your fingertips toasty warm in sub-zero weather

Reversible Skid Shoes
Protects surfaces from scratches and scuffs



Model
  Model Number:921018
 UPC:751058028316
 Manufacturer:Ariens
Engine
 Brand:Briggs & Stratton
 Type:4-Cycle OHV
 Power:342 cc
 Starting System:120-Volt Electric /w Recoil
 Fuel Tank:3.2 quarts (3.03 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:250 Lbs. (113.40 kilograms)
 Dimensions:57.9L x 32.4W x 44.3H
(147.07 x 82.30 x 112.52 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:3 Years
 Commercial Warranty:90 Days
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  6 Questions
Q: I have been looking at ST30 DLE 414cc and ST# DLE 342cc. Which one is better? Looks like prices are the same $1,599.99.

Thanks

by Toshimi Shimizu from Minnesota on August 28, 2013

A: Toshimi,

The real difference is in the engine manufacturer and size. Briggs and Stratton has a much longer proven track record. LCT has not been around as long but I am not aware of any problems with their engines either. There is a minor difference in tire size as well.

921029 414cc - Ariens engine made by LCT, engine size 414cc, tires 16x5

921018 342cc - Briggs and Stratton engine size 342cc, tires 15x5
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: What does it mean by a two stage snow blower compare to a single stage one?
by Dave Y from Connecticut on February 09, 2013

A: Dave - In very basic terms, single-stage snow blowers only throw the
snow once. A gas-powered engine spins an auger that scoops up the snow and throws it out the chute. Two-stage snow blowers, on the other hand, throw the
snow twice. First, a metal auger scoops up the snow and ice. Then, a high-speed impeller throws it out through the discharge chute.



by Bob, Product Expert
Q: Does this have the unlock/lock hub?
by David from Massachusetts on March 01, 2012

A: This unit would not, it uses what Ariens calls auto traction drive. The snow blower would automatically slow one wheel while the other stays power in order to turn. It would be about the same type of option as the trigger system you would find on other snow blowers, but Ariens does not use triggers.
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: I have a moderate slope to paved drive and 200 feet of gravel after that. Would I be better off w tracked version? Thx
by Ralph from Michigan on September 28, 2011

A: If it is a moderate slope, you would most likely be fine with wheels, but this is more like a touch and feel sort of thing. If you can get slippery conditions you can have issues with traction if the slope is too steep, but if it is gradual you would most likely be fine.
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: The Ariens Platinum ST30DLE (30") 342cc Two-Stage Snow Blower specs states that the gear case is cast iron but if you click on the product demo it states that the gear case is aluminum.
Question: Which is it?

by David Marteny from Virginia on August 28, 2011

A: David - the product demo's on our web site are from 2010. Ariens is building all of their 2011 2-stage models with the heavy-duty cast iron gear case. The ST30DLE has a cast iron gear case.
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: how well will this unit work on a steep gravel drieway. Ariens Platinum ST30DLE. Thank you.
by Jerry Bartle from North Carolina on August 06, 2011

A: This is going to depend on how slippery it is going to get. Wheeled units are great on level ground, but when you start to get steep slopes, you will start to run into a loss of traction and the wheels will just spin. Now the answer typically to slippage is chains, but with new Ariens models, the wheels have deep tread and the chains just sit inbetween the tread and don't really work.

Thanks,

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by Bob, Product Expert
Ariens 921018 Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
High Quality (5)
Easy To Use (4)
I'd Buy It Again (3)
Quiet (3)
Fast (3)
Cons
Packaging (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
Heavy (1)
100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jacob S.
Woodmere, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/3/11
Total Helpful Votes
15 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
24
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Snowthrower
This is a very good machine.- it has a big engine.

The negatives are that it's tricky to set up and get the chute connected properly. It took about 2 hours and a degree of being handy.

It's also like driving a stick shift, with lots of things to adjust such as snow throw height and speed, etc. You will find yourself looking at the panel a lot. Another con is that it's very heavy- I would guess 150 pounds. It is self propelled but you want to pull it back sometimes because it's faster... more
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Fast, Easy To Store
Cons: Heavy
Jacob Recommends This Ariens Product
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Seth A.
Boston, MA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 9/10/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
02
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Difficult On Pull Start.
Even though I have the electric start in the event I need to pull start the cord/rope is exceedingly long. More so than other pull starts I had in the past.
Pros: Quiet, Price, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Cons: Difficult To Use
Seth Recommends This Ariens Product
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Robert C.
Kiings Park, NY
REVIEWED
FEB.
15
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
One Of My Best Buys
The machine with a 16.5 Briggs & Stratton I/C engine really throws snow. The machine starts on first pull just like a Honda or Kawasaki engine. The price was well below cost of the local Mega Hardware chains. Was delivered curbside professionally and without any issues. Assembly was not difficult. I've used family member machines such as MTD and Troy Built and this continues to be my choice if machines to use.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Price, Fast
Robert Recommends This Ariens Product
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Marc R.
Howell, MI
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/7/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
11
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Life Saver.
I just bought this in November thinking it would ensure that I wouldn't get any snow this winter. Unfortunately my neck of the woods in Michigan just got 21" of snow last weekend and was I relieved that I purchased this snow blower. It had absolutely no problem clearing the snow. I highly recommend it and Snow Blowers Direct.
Pros: High Quality, Quiet, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations
Marc Recommends This Ariens Product
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Hector S.
Crookston, MN
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/26/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
31
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Ariens Platinum St30dle (30") 342cc Two-stage Snow Blower
This model has worked great for my needs as I have rental properties and have big areas to cover. The snow blower is well made and is easy to operate. Overall I'm very satisfy.
Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Reliable
Hector Recommends This Ariens Product
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Jeffrey H.
Cassville, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/15/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
17
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Live In The Tundra Of Central Ny And I Need This Machine!
I've already used my new snow blower 8 times in 20 days and it's not even Winter yet! Where I live, when the wind blows, I have to snow blow. This Ariens 30" replaced a 32" green machine that I wore out. The Ariens throws the snow farther, starts first pull, and the hand warmers are great! It does tend to pull to the left slightly, so I tweak the air pressure in the tires to compensate. One issue: I bought an Ariens cab, the headlight glare from the cab blinded me, so I had to... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Fast, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Packaging
Jeffrey Recommends This Ariens Product
Jeffrey Would Recommend Snow Blowers Direct To A Friend
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Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipped quickly, arrived a day earlier than expected."
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C F
El Portal, CA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/16/11
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
31
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Disappointed!
Disappointed!

We bought this to replace our 10 year old big box store, which has given years of trouble free service. After reading all the great reviews I bought the Platinum 30. We live up in the mountain of Yosemite and have to snow blow maybe 10 times a winter.
We have a long driveway which tends to have some gravel rocks on it.
The quality looks great and it started first pull out of the crate. It runs strong and mows right through our deep wet Sierra Snow. The hand warmers are a big... more
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143
Mike B.
Dracut, MA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 8/18/12
REVIEWED
MAR.
18
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nom Nom Nom
I bought this in Aug 2012 to replace an ancient 24" Ariens snow blower that more than delivered on quality over the years. Now being March 2013, it's gotten plenty of use here in North Eastern Massachusetts. With a blizzard (36" of snow) and a few storms of 20"-24", it just kept going and going. It had no problem handling a full load of snow, both light & fluffy and wet & heavy. Only drawback was that with the 21" height, and 36" of snow, some goes over the... more
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B.j.
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/17/12
REVIEWED
MAR.
12
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Time Saver
I am the Maintenance Supervisor of a church and we use this to clear all of our sidewalks. I was using a John Deere 724 before and now moved up to this 30'' Ariens. I am very impresed, the engine is the same as John Deere and Toro, all Briggs engines. So why pay more for a name and not get the options. This snow blower has everything you need to clear lots of snow. I just cleared over 1000' of sidewalks with 7" of wet snow and no problems. This will really throw the snow too. The... more
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Charlie
Nederland, CO
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 8/16/12
REVIEWED
APR.
07
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Outstanding Machine
I purchased this snow blower last summer on sale. Been sitting in the garage idle until a few weeks ago, but then we received a good 20 inch storm. It started on the first crank and off I went. It plowed right through with no drop in engine power. It was very cold and the snow was light and fluffy. It blew the snow at least 50 feet out of the way. Since then I have used it to clear 3 more storms. The snow was higher in moisture and much heavier still plenty of power to move it, but only threw... more
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72
Tom
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/1/12
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
NOV.
19
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ariens Power Cord Is Just A Regular Extention Cord
After purchasing my Ariens snow blower I found out that although it was an electric start model, it didn't include the power cord. Seemed pretty cheap to me. So I called Snow Blowers Direct and sure enough, my brand new snow blower would soon arrive without a power cord. I rationalized that I'd saved hundreds on the snow blower by purchasing from Snow Blowers Direct so I should have expected some hidden costs. So, I ordered it and it quickly arrived at my house.

Imagine my surprise when... more
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