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Ariens Deluxe ST28LE (28") 254cc Two-Stage Snow Blower

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Grade
Style
Clearing
28"
Wide
Intake
21"
High
Surface

Unpaved
Area

Large
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Powerful 254cc Ariens AX254 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.

Ariens' Exclusive Disc-O-Matic Drive System
Easily shift into any of the six forward or two reverse speeds

Large Cast Iron Gear Case
Provides additional power in extreme snow conditions
Delivers more engine power to the auger to throw snow

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

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

In-Dash Remote Chute Deflector
Adjust discharge chute up and down from the operator position

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

16 x 4.8 Polar Trac Tires
Virtually eliminates the need for tire chains



Model
  Model Number:921030
 UPC:751058036953
 Manufacturer:Ariens
Engine
 Brand:Ariens
 Type:4-Cycle OHV
 Power:254 cc
 Torque:12.5 ft-lbs Net Torque
 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:2.5x Crank
 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:Polar Trac
 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:No
 Headlights:Halogen
 Skid Shoes:Included - Reversible
Overview
 Weight:230 Lbs. (104.33 kilograms)
 Dimensions:44.5L x 31.5W x 34.5H
(113.03 x 80.01 x 87.63 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:3 Years
 Commercial Warranty:90 Days

  1 Question
Q: Ariens Deluxe ST28LE: Can you help me decide between the 2013 and 2014 model? There is a slight price difference but I do see any major design differences. The 2014 is 4cc larger but I don't see any torque specs to compare. Were there any design flaws noted in the 2013 model that are resolved in the 2014 model? Thank you!
by Mark Gossman from Minnesota on July 31, 2013

A: Mark,

The 2013 model uses a Briggs and Stratton engine and has wheel lock turning. That allows you to set one wheel in freewheel mode allowing easier turns. That free wheel does not receive power so you have a one wheel drive blower until you manually reengage the wheel.

The 2014 model no longer uses the Briggs and Stratton engine. Instead it uses an Ariens engine made by LCT. Rather than the wheel lock it has auto-turn steering which senses turns and automatically slows down the inside wheel. This allows for tight and easy turns.

No design flaws in 2013. Just an engine and steering change for 2014.
by Joe, Product Expert

Ariens 921030 Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
New Turn Sensing Feature... (1)
Auto-turn Feature (1)
High Quality (12)
Easy To Use (11)
Durable (9)
Cons
Bad Instructions (3)
Expensive (2)
Difficult To Use (2)
Handle To Chassis Connec... (1)
Controls (1)
82% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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George C.
Mt. Kisco, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/21/13
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
FEB.
02
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
All As Promised
Better than I expected - I didn't realize how bad my old machine (1982) was - worth the money.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Features, Exceeded Expectations
George Recommends This Ariens Product
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Dan Coffman
Battle Creek, MI
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
NOV.
20
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Lemon
Purchased last year and ran good except sputtered some. This year it is hard to start and runs a few seconds. I have changed the gas, spark plug, and cleaned the carburetor...nothing seems to help. A lemon for sure!
Dan Does Not Recommend This Product
Joe, the Snow Blower Expert
Product Expert
Dan,
We are sorry to hear of the issues you ar having with your Ariens snow blower. It would be a good idea to contact Ariens directly due to the fact they manufacture and warranty the product. Ariens can be reached at 920-756-4688.

If you have any trouble getting through with them, give us a call and we'll help you out in any way we can.
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James Guild
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/4/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
14
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Over Sold Description
I followed the small font written instructions and even smaller illustrations in the manual and could not get the speed selector arm to shift. They don't tell you to remove the foam tape securing the traction and auger levers in the engaged position. I took a gamble and removed the tape which solved that problem.

A good deal of the instructions tell you to do something that has already been done at the factory (but how would you know that?). If you can read hieroglyphics, then you'll... more
Pros: Fast
Cons: Bad Instructions, Difficult To Use, Expensive
James Does Not Recommend This Product
Joe, the Snow Blower Expert
Product Expert
James,
We are sorry to hear of the issues you are having with your Ariens snow blower. If you are having trouble with the operation of the machine our experts are here to help.

Please feel free to contact us at 800-710-7499 and we can address any questions you may have. If you have issues on how the snow blower was designed or built Ariens can be reached at 920-756-4688.
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Cardo111
Total Helpful Votes
26 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
14
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Solid Build Quality But Underpowered
I recently purchased this snow blower and I am very happy with the build quality. The dash is steel along with the discharge chute. The controls are well designed and the headlight is unobstructed, bright and nicely integrated in the dash. The Carlisle X-Trac tires have substantial tread blocks and bite into the snow pretty well, however the 15 inch wheels are a little small for a machine of this size. The Ariens AX 254cc engine made by LCT is surprisingly well designed and built and also has... more
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Reliable
Cons: Underpowered, Tires Are On The Small Side
Cardo111 Recommends This Ariens Product
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Carl T.
Hamden, CT
Total Helpful Votes
24 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
14
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Well Built, Except The Engine.
Overall this snow blower works well, but the engine performance is below what I expected from Ariens.
It starts easy, and gets great traction, even on hills.

The one-hand operation is nice , allowing you to turn the chute while still moving. The easy turn mechanism works well, but if you catch a crack in the driveway, it thinks you are trying to turn, and it turns for you.

But the engine appears to be a cheap Chinese built thing, not an Ariens engine. It seems to run richer than it... more
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: Poor Engine, Burns A Lot Of Gas
Carl Does Not Recommend This Product
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Dennis B.
Springfield, MA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/15/13
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
10
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Better Than Expected
No problem throwing a few inches if light fluffy snow or deep heavy snow. The deeper the snow the more I was impressed with it.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Quiet, I'd Buy It Again
Dennis Recommends This Ariens Product
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Joseph B.
Glenwood Springs, CO
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/27/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
09
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ariens St28le
I just got the machine a couple of weeks ago and have used it twice and will again tomorrow. I am still getting used to the controls. They are simple but this is my first snow blower. I shoveled until I threw my back out doing it. The blower throws the Colorado snow and is powerful. The construction of the blower is quality. I have yet to use it on wet snow as in Colorado mountains the snow is dry until late March. I'll update the site then.
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Features, Reliable
Joseph Recommends This Ariens Product
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Joe S.
Lakewood, CO
REVIEWED
FEB.
04
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Think Twice If Your High.
By high, I mean altitude. At 5000ft I'm under the height for a carb adjustment but high enough too loose 20% power. I'd loose the 20% even if the carb was adjusted perfectly. That coupled with using pump gas with ethanol which costs another 10% and the blower bogs down in deep snow in low gear. If you live at altitude I'd recommend two things. Get the biggest motor you can afford and run the blower on MOGAS. with no ethanol and no additives you can tell the difference in performance and fuel... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Price, Reliable
Cons: Performance
Joe Recommends This Ariens Product
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Jack H.
Appleton, WI
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/15/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
27
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Satisfied!
I ordered my snowblower about three weeks ago. Arrived safe and sound. Took my time assembling it. Went together flawlessly. Fired up on the third pull after priming it. Love the auto-turn feature.

Fast forward three weeks. Mother Nature gave us our first snowfall of about three inches. I went into the garage, primed it and gave it ONE pull and away we went! It was so much of a positive experience that I went across the street to do our neighbor's driveway.

It ran very well and I... more
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Auto-turn Feature
Jack Recommends This Ariens Product
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Bryan M.
Linn Grove, IN
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/22/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
06
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ariens Deluxe St28le
Wow what a life saver. After selling my Jeep Wrangler with a western snow plow this last summer, this Ariens snow blower worked like butter in the seasons first 14.5 inch snow fall. I absolutely like the performance and features of the machine. Turns on a dime and blows snow at least 50 feet The only draw back might be its needs 1 slower gear for really heavy snow. A++ on the machine.
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations
Bryan Recommends This Ariens Product
Bryan Would Recommend Snow Blowers Direct To A Friend
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Dan Madison
Port Wing, WI
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/16/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
06
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
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Excellent service from both the vendor and the transporter. Product exceeded all expectations.
Dan Recommends This Ariens Product
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