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Ariens Deluxe 28 SHO (28") 306cc Two-Stage Snow Blower (2015 Model)

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Model: 921044
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4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
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Grade
Style
Clearing
28"
Wide
Intake
21"
High
Surface

Unpaved
Area

Large
Super High-Output Impeller (SHO)
Faster impeller speeds by way of modified belts and pulleys
Improved output and throwing distance

Powerful 306cc Ariens AX306 Engine
Designed to function in sub-zero conditions
120-volt electric start w/recoil (cord not included)

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


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Engine
Engine Brand
Ariens
Engine Type
4-Cycle OHV
CC
306 CCs
Starting System
120-Volt Electric /w Recoil
Fuel Tank
0.66 Gallons
Torque
15 lbs
Auger Housing / Chute Control
Auger Diameter
14 inches
Impeller Diameter
14 inches
Profile
Steel 3-Blade
Auger Material
Serrated Steel
Chute Material
Steel
Chute Rotation
2.5x Crank
Turning Radius
200 degrees
Max Throwing Distance
55 feet
Drive System
Drive
Disc-O-Matic
Steering
Auto-Turn
Gear Case
Cast Iron
Reverse Speeds
2 Reverse
Tire Type
Directional Snow Tread
Forward Speeds
6 Forward
Tire Size
16" x 4.8"
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
255 Pounds
Product Length
57.91 Inches
Product Width
30.4 Inches
Product Height
44.25 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
90 Days
UPC
751058039374
Model
921044
  1 Question
Q: does the unit have heated handles?
by Scott F from Virginia on January 24, 2016

A: Scott - the Ariens model 921044 does not come with heated hand grips. They can be installed, but they don't come as standard on this model. This would be the heated hand grip kit that is compatible with this snow blower: heated hand grips
by Robert, Product Expert

Ariens 921044 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
High Quality (15)
Durable (9)
Easy To Use (8)
I'd Buy It Again (7)
Price (7)
Cons
Heavy (2)
Difficult To Use (2)
Tire Quality Control (1)
No Starter Cord (1)
Assembly Instructions In... (1)
91% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Monte M.
Larkspur, CO
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/17/15
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
15
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Going Ariens 'beastmode' In Larkspur, Colorado
This has been a 100% positive experience - Here I am, one day shy of my 59th birthday, and all I can ask myself is "why didn't I get this snowblower decades ago??". Fourteen inches of snow finished falling just a few hours ago, and I had my first opportunity to use my new Ariens. For context, I must allow that this is the first and only snowblower/thrower I have ever operated, but that won't keep me from observing that this Ariens is a monster.

I blasted through level surfaces... more
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Monte Recommends This Ariens Product
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Joe B.
Montville, NJ
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JAN.
26
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Stalling Out
First time user during 30 inches in NJ was a disaster.

Started up instantly and worked OK for a half hour and I thought it ran out of gas after it stalled. Filled it and would not start again until it got cold. Appears it did not run dry but just stalls after usage for a while. Dealer has picked it up and thinks maybe the fuel shut off is defective.

Referred to Ariens and he sent me a video of how to use the choke, which was insulting since I was using it according to procedure and about... more
Joe Does Not Recommend This Product
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James P.
Duluth, MN
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/29/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
10
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Made In Usa Proudly Made Well !
The assembly of this when I arrived was extremely simple and I could tell the construction was solid steel and made for the duration. As I started it and entered the snow I was aware of its power!

And that's why I bought it. I live in Minnesota, and often need to dig out. My work now, she'll be easy as I am only as good as my tools- thank you for making a quality product available at a very good price.
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Easy To Use, Price
James Recommends This Ariens Product
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Andrew A.
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/28/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
10
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Beast
I have been very happy with this snowblower. So far it starts right up first pull and runs great. Living in a Northern Utah mountain town we get a LOT of snow, and so far after about six weeks there hasn't been a storm yet that this thing won't just plow right through. My only advice would be start in a slow speed, not because the machine can't chew enough to go faster, but because it will drag you into places you don't intend to go if you let it, Ha-ha.

My only CON in the whole buying... more
Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable, powerful
Cons: Packaging
Andrew Recommends This Ariens Product
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Michael A.
Syracuse, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/25/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
09
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
2015 Ariens Sho 306cc Snowblower
Great deal on this machine. Snowblowersdirect.com did a fantastic job with my order and delivery was smooth as silk. No complaints at all to be honest.

The only thing that I have an issue with is the discharge chute likes to drift while I am snow blowing. That is frustrating to no end.
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Price, Reliable
Cons: Discharge chute doesn't stay in place, it jiggles around
Michael Recommends This Ariens Product
Michael's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great experience overall. Great price and shipping was a breeze. Will come back for the next purchase for sure and tell at least 10 people. Haha"
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Albert L.
Potomac, MD
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/24/15
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
23
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
East Coast Storm Of The Century
Got the Deluxe SHO 28 about a month ago and all we had was nice warm spring weather. I also had a lot of people give me a hard time about buying a new snow blower especially since this is an El Nino year and with it comes a mild winter.

Guess what, mother nature fooled us all and gave me something to laugh about when all the warnings came in about Snow Storm of the Century.

Early this morning after it snowed all night and laid down 20+ inches of snow, I cranked up my one pull and start... more
Albert Recommends This Ariens Product
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Walter G.
Everett, MA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/15/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
25
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My First Snowblower
I ordered it Sunday was delivered on Thursday. Arrived in excellent condition,by the time I got outside the driver already had it up the driveway in front of the shed. assembly was a breeze, only problem I had was in the primer. Every time you pushed the primer the gas does not go in the carburetor it goes on the floor.

I think the hose is cracked, when the weather gets warm I will take it apart and fix it, There is no hurry the machine starts fine without it and the gas only leaks when... more
Walter Recommends This Ariens Product
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George M.
Hicksville, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/8/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ariens Deluxe 28 Sho
I could not wait for a heavy snow fall to try my new Ariens. Well last week we had a blizzard in New York.
My Ariens Deluxe 28 SHO ate through 4 to 5 feet of snow in a breeze. My only problem once I shut off the snow blower, I had a hard time of re-starting it.

The Ariens worked as expected and handled very well. I would recommended it to anyone.

George.
George Recommends This Ariens Product
George's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ariens work great in 4 to 5 feet of snow. My only problem was hard to re-start. Can't wait for another large amount of snow in New York."
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Christopher B.
Massapequa Park, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/10/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
23
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
So Far So Good!!!
Received delivery of the Arien 28" sho snow blower a week before Christmas. Shipped from Snow Blowers Direct with not a problem, took about 30 minutes to assemble including installing the composite shoes. Today was the first storm of the year and quit a big one on Long Island.

The snow blower just ate up 8" without a struggle. Very impressed with the out come. Controls very user friendly, and let me tell you the Led light at night is a real cool and safe feature. Highly recommended... more
Christopher Recommends This Ariens Product
Christopher's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Nothing but a pleasant experience from ordering it on the phone to when it was delivered to my garage."
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Sammy Kovaci
Staten Island, NY
REVIEWED
JAN.
25
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine!!
I've had the Ariens 926LE since 2005 and live the in the northeast and we've had our share of snow storms and blizzards. I must say i usually don't write reviews but but after this last blizzard we got in new york and considering ive owned this machine for the past 11 years im truly impressed and it was well worth every single penny spent. If you do periodic adjustments and change the oil and spark plug regularly after every season YES EVERY SEASON!!! i assure you will be as happy as i am
Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable
Cons: Reverse Too Slow
Sammy Recommends This Ariens Product
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P S
Ohio, OH
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/27/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
07
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Ariens Deluxe Sho 28" 306cc No Support
After purchasing the Ariens Deluxe SHO 28" 306cc snowblower from this company, there is no support offered by them or Ariens. The snowblower is assembled and all fluids are filled appropriately, but it will not startup.

I have attempted to contact both this company and Ariens directly, but they offer no support after they get it out of the warehouse. Now I'm expected to find someone that will charge me $100 to look at this BRAND NEW machine that I spent $1,200 on but won't start. more
Pros: NONE SO FAR
Cons: DOESN'T START
P Does Not Recommend This Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
P,
Hello,
We apologize that you are experiencing difficulty starting your machine and appreciate the honest feedback. We certainly don't want someone that put their trust in an Ariens product to regret their decision.
Although we don't expect that our machines will not function as they should we do have an extensive dealer network in place to be our eyes and ears in the field to cover these situations.
I would encourage you to contact your local Ariens authorized dealership for assistance. Your closest dealership can be found by logging on to Ariens.com and selecting the "Where to buy" icon.

Thank you,
Ariens Company
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