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Ariens Platinum ST30DLE (30") 369cc Two-Stage Snow Blower

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Grade
Style
Clearing
30"
Wide
Intake
21"
High
Surface

Unpaved
Area

Large
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Powerful 369cc Ariens AX369 Engine
Designed to function in sub-zero conditions
120-volt electric start w/recoil (cord not included)
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
Provides additional power in extreme snow conditions

Auto-Turn Steering Technology
Senses change in direction automatically as you turn
Adjusts power to the inside wheel to make turning easier

Handwarmers
Keeps your fingertips toasty warm in sub-zero weather

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

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

16 x 4.8 Directional Tread Tires
Virtually eliminates the need for tire chains



Model
  Model Number:921029
 UPC:751058036755
 Manufacturer:Ariens
Engine
 Brand:Ariens
 Type:4-Cycle OHV
 Power:369 cc
 Torque:17 ft-lbs Net Torque
 Starting System:120-Volt Electric /w Recoil
 Fuel Tank:3.8 quarts (3.60 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-Turn
 Gear Case:Cast Iron
 Forward Speeds:6 Forward
 Reverse Speeds:2 Reverse
 Tire Type:Directional Snow Tread
 Tire Size:16" x 4.8" (40.64 cm x 12.192 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:270 Lbs. (122.47 kilograms)
 Consumer Warranty:3 Years
 Commercial Warranty:90 Days
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  3 Questions
Q: Can I use this snow blower on a rock driveway?
by John Smith from Idaho on September 25, 2013

A: Yes, all two stage snow blowers are safe for use on non-paved surfaces. When removing snow, a small layer of snow will remain on the surface rather than scraping right down to the driveway surface like a single stage snow blower does.
by Bob, Product Expert
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 is the horsepower
by Gerald Butler from Connecticut on August 27, 2013

A: When it comes to smaller engines, manufacturers rarely if ever list HP any longer for legal reasons. With there not being a conversion which is accurate to convert cc's to HP, it is tough to gauge exactly what the HP is, but if you were to rate this unit roughly, it would be 11-13HP depending on the torque setting.
by Bob, Product Expert
Ariens 921029 Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5
Pros
Eats Snow (1)
Monster Powerful (1)
High Quality (19)
Features (17)
Easy To Use (13)
Cons
Bad Instructions (9)
Heavy (6)
Difficult To Use (5)
Expensive (4)
Durability (3)
91% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jacob Silver
Woodmere, NY
Total Reviews
7 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
140 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JAN.
06
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Snowthrower - But A Little Complicated
I bought this snow thrower and I love it.

It's a Beast of a Machine and a pleasure to use. Hand warmers aren't that useful through your gloves, and with all of the controls, its a two handed operation that reminds me of driving a stick shift.

Throws the snow in a beautiful Arc. Fun to use and a big help in a storm!
Pros: Features, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Difficult To Use
Jacob Recommends This Ariens Product
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Matt
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
16
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not Worth The Cost And Trouble
I used the snow blower for five minutes and it would not shift into other gears. I attempted to adjust the shifter per the manual and parts broke on the inside of it. It will not even role any longer. I now have to send it to a dealer to get it fixed. They said this will take 6 weeks to fix. So much for having a snow blower for the snow season.
Pros: Fast
Cons: Bad Instructions, Packaging, Durability, Broke After Using It For Five Min
Matt Does Not Recommend This Product
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Kenneth H.
Green Bay, WI
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
46 Years Of Blowing Snow
Two things can make a walk behind difficult to use. They are spinning tires and the front end climbing up in heavy or packed snow. This blower has those solved in the design. The weight on this machine is favoring the heavy front end design because of its wheels are located more to the rear, compared to other machines. In the show room this makes the machine feel less nimble and heavy and might scare away some sales. Out in the snow plow berm at the end of the driveway, this machine's front end... more
Pros: High Quality
Kenneth Recommends This Ariens Product
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Sam R.
Hauppauge, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/18/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
13
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Snow Blower!
I purchased this snow blower in October. It has been used in the past three 2014 Northeast snowstorms. It is powerful enough to handle the worst snow we have had here in New York. Obviously, YOU have to realize this snow blower, like any machine, does have it's limitations. You should know how to work the snow blower within these limits. On that topic this Ariens ST30DLE is more powerful than any snow blower I have used. I am completely satisfied with my purchase thru Snow Blowers Direct. I... more
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: None That I Can Find
Sam Recommends This Ariens Product
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Mike S.
Breckenridge, CO
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/3/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
17
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Rocky Mountain Winter
I purchased this Ariens Snow Thrower from SBD using the pay by check option. That worked pretty well and we saved a little bit of money. We did not spend the extra $50 for "Lift Gate Service" . It was shipped UPS ground and all of those UPS ground freight trucks have elevator gates on them. The driver was happy to lower it to the ground and help me get it up my driveway with his manual forklift. No problem. Not sure what the extra $50 would have got me? The UPS driver even stayed... more
Pros: Price, Durable, High Quality, Reliable
Cons: Heavy
Mike Recommends This Ariens Product
Mike Would Recommend Snow Blowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great store and great price. Love the free shipping and no local tax."
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George B.
Big Bear Lake, CA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/15/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
07
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Kicks Posterior
This bad boy will move snow. I've been using the same old blower for 34 years and thought it did a good job ..... until I used my new Ariens. This moved heavy snow so far that the only people that can still it, are my neighbors when it landed in their yards. Great for me, not so good for the neighbors.

Assembly is a nightmare. I didn't think there would be so much to assemble. Instructions are out of order and confusing. The chute direction control mount is difficult and Ariens... more
Pros: Exceeded Expectations, Features, Quiet, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Bad Instructions, Heavy, Difficult To Assemble
George Recommends This Ariens Product
George Would Recommend Snow Blowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Priced same as HD and Lowes, minus sales tax and shipping charges. Great deal and customer service is very responsive."
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Rodney M.
Rapid City, SD
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/10/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
31
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Push Nut In A Bad Place
I have yet to use this monster of a snow blower. So my PROs and CONs should be taken with a grain of salt.

There are some assembly videos of earlier model Ariens snow blowers on YouTube. They help by providing a visual, but this machine assembled slightly differently than the videos. So read the instructions carefully, even if you think you've got the video down cold, which I thought. As a consequence I assembled and disassembled the handle bars a few times before I got it right. Also... more
Pros: Price, Features, High Quality
Cons: Bad Instructions
Rodney Recommends This Ariens Product
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Dale Van E.
Bismarck, ND
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/2/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
26
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
30 " Platinum 414 Cc 2014 Model
Received the Ariens snow blower yesterday with lift gate service and was able to assemble with no major glitches and tested engine which all seem to work great. The assembly video is good to watch and the only thing it misses is the assembly of the auto adjusting chute. Just waiting for snow now. The power of this machine is over 2X my previous one.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Price, Exceeded Expectations
Dale Recommends This Ariens Product
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Kevin A.
Muttontown, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/5/14
REVIEWED
FEB.
03
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Ariens Platinum 30
Ariens Snow Blower:
I nearly didn't buy this product because of negative reviews, the comments about the assembly instructions, the auto turn feature and poor factory support, Which is Very Important.

As a result, I became interested in another unit, a three stage unit, which delayed my purchase. After a trip to my local Mega hardware store, and looking at an Ariens' unit, I decided to give one a try.

I have friends who've made purchases from Snow Blower Direct (SBD), they were... more
Pros: Features, Durable, Fast, Quiet
Cons: Bad Instructions, Difficult To Use, Packaging
Kevin Recommends This Ariens Product
Kevin Would Recommend Snow Blowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Good Communication, Good Price, No Complaints."
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Lee B.
Forest Lake, MN
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/18/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
20
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Auto Turn Is A Misnomer
I wanted tank-like steering like I had on my 7 year old Sears Craftsman. I figured if Ariens had something called Auto Turn, it ought to be better. Not true. It was worse. Sure, if you muscle it enough to one side or the other, the inside wheel lets go while the other drives a little but nothing as good as my old "triggers." Basically, after snow-blowing for a while, I was worn out with this machine.

The headlight is placed stupidly. As you lean into it in normal operations,... more
Pros: High Quality
Cons: Difficult To Use, Expensive
Lee Does Not Recommend This Product
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Alex K.
Osceola, WI
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 8/27/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
31
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Waited Forever
Waited forever to get snow blower and kept getting delayed for a month and a half. Once I received packaged, nice no damage. However the Instructions to assemble were very vague. I'm pretty good around the shop and I had to just use my brain to put it all together. Over all started right up and everything seems to work. Just need snow to let this beast do its job.
Pros: Durable
Cons: Bad Instructions
Alex Recommends This Ariens Product
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