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Ariens Hydro Pro (28") 420cc Two-Stage Snow Blower

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Ariens Snow Blowers and AccessoriesModel: 926053
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4.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5
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Grade
Style
Clearing
28"
Wide
Intake
23.5"
High
Surface

Unpaved
Area

Large


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Ariens Polar Force 420CC Engine By Briggs And Stratton
Certified -20ļF start
120 volt electric start with recoil backup (cord not included)
Throws snow from 3 ft. up to 50 ft.

Hydrostatic Drive System
Infinitely variable speed (up to 2.6 mph)
Cold start capable - no warm up time
Commercial grade cast iron gear case

New Auto-Turn Steering Technology
Mechanical transmission allows for more fluid turning

200 Degree Turn Radius Quick Turn Chute
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

Handwarmers
Keeps your fingertips toasty warm in sub-zero weather

Halogen Headlight
Plow through heavy snowfalls on the darkest of winter nights


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Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Engine Type
4-Cycle OHV
CC
420 CCs
Starting System
120-Volt Electric /w Recoil
Fuel Tank
5.9 Gallons
Torque
21 lbs
Auger Housing / Chute Control
Auger Diameter
16 inches
Impeller Diameter
14 inches
Profile
Steel 3-Blade
Auger Material
Serrated Steel
Chute Material
Steel
Chute Rotation
Quick-Turn
Turning Radius
200 degrees
Max Throwing Distance
60 feet
Drive System
Drive
Hydrostatic
Steering
Auto-Turn
Gear Case
Cast Iron
Reverse Speeds
Variable
Tire Type
Directional Snow Tread
Forward Speeds
Variable
Tire Size
16" x 4.8"
Options
Remote Deflector Contols
Yes
Drift Cutters
Included
Front Weights
Sold Separately
Interlocking Controls
Yes
Hand Warmers
Yes
Headlights
Halogen
Skid Shoes
Included - Reversible
Overview
Weight
325 Pounds
Product Length
61.5 Inches
Product Width
30.5 Inches
Product Height
45.0 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
UPC
751058035659
Model
926053
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  1 Question
Q: I recently bought one of these machines from SBD and I love it. My driveway has a fairly steep hill in one part, and the machine slips a little in this area. I would like to get a set of tire chains - this helped my old machine a lot with slipping. The tires on the new machine are marked 16x6.50-8. What chains should I get?
by Paul Jones from Connecticut on December 15, 2013

A: Paul - the Ariens 926053 snow blower would require the Ariens 72601800 tire chains: 72601800
by Robert, Product Expert

Ariens 926053 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5
Pros
Features (7)
Durable (5)
High Quality (5)
Easy To Use (3)
Reliable (3)
Cons
Expensive (5)
Chute Leftright Adjustme... (1)
Leftright Chute Control ... (1)
95% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Gary
Fairfax Station, VA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/25/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JAN.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine!
Got the 28" Hydro Pro in time to clean up the remnants of the storm that hit the Mid-Atlantic in January. Went through heavy, packed snow and ice easily. Throws wet snow much further than many machines do in the fluffy stuff. Assembly was interesting, as the assembly ďpicturesĒ without text would have required a degree of clairvoyance that I donít have.

The on-line assembly instructions were more helpful, even though both the pictures and the on-line information didnít quite equate... more
Gary Recommends This Ariens Product
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Steven W.
Westbrook, ME
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/19/15
REVIEWED
APR.
23
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Leaking Ariens
after having an easy winter in which I only used the snow blower twice, I checked on it today and it seems to be leaking oil from underneath the engine, the floor is covered with oil. I will have to see how good this warranty is now, not happy!!
Steven Does Not Recommend This Product
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Donald V.
Hummelstown, PA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/25/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
29
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First And, I Expect, Last
I have never before owned or even operated a snow blower. Over the years, I have hand-shoveled multi-foot snowfalls off of driveways, sidewalks, a small patio (for access to food storage), and even roofs. However, unlike myself (!?), my wood & teflonned metal shovel is showing its quarter-century age, and I now live in a home that has more than 3000 sq ft of clearable walks, drive, and parking.

I had studied snow equipment in the past, including Ariens, but without making any purchase.... more
Pros: Features, High Quality, Durable, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
Donald Recommends This Ariens Product
Donald's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Because of my circumstances, I paid for expedited handling and for lift gate service upon delivery. Everything proceeded perfectly, including the deliverer's gracious, unexpected help in moving the crate up the steep, slightly cleared driveway so that I could perform assembly in the garage instead of on the street."
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Klaus H.
Arlington, VA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/25/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAR.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Well
I have used it only once this year. It worked well and took care of the snow the way I had expected it to do. What took me so long before getting one? Great!
Klaus Recommends This Ariens Product
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Klaus H.
Arlington, VA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/24/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
FEB.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine
I've used it once in about 3" of snow. The blower worked as intended. I just wish when taking the unit out of the box it had already been assembled ready to go. I had to install lots of items one of which gave me some trouble. The adjustment for the chute to go left or right. I am not an expert and this is my first experience with snow blower or throwerI think it is a great machine and does what it is intended for.
Klaus Recommends This Ariens Product
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Jeremy H.
Stafford, VA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/24/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
15
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Beast Mode
This thing is awesome. It's probably more than I needed, but I wanted something durable due to a long driveway. I brag about this Ariens to everybody!
Pros: Features, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Jeremy Recommends This Ariens Product
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Michael C.
Bronx, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/30/15
REVIEWED
FEB.
10
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nyc Blizzard
I was on the fence if getting the hydro pro was worth the extra expense. second largest snowfall in NYC history was no problem for this machine. the hydro pro was definitely worth the extra money.

After using this machine at my home the 13 HP craftsman at my office was much more work to handle and felt like a toy compared to the hydro pro 28.
Michael Recommends This Ariens Product
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Chris
Canton, CT
Total Helpful Votes
46 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
FEB.
04
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wow! A Real Professional Piece Of Equipment
The Hydro Pro 28 is an impressive machine. If you are on the fence if the hydro-static transmission is worth it, or even the professional over the platinum... it's not even a decision, this is the way to go.

I spent way more than I originally planned to when I started shopping, but I didn't want to have any regrets since this isn't the type of purchase you can just bring back. After doing my research for two months I finally landed on the Hydro Pro 28" and build.com because it was the... more
Pros: Features, Durable, Reliable, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
Chris Recommends This Ariens Product
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G J
Shelton, CT
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/31/13
Total Helpful Votes
33 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ready For Snow In Ct
After the 36" in 24 hours storm we had last year I decided it was time to purchase a snow blower.

I conducted extensive research both in person and online. Looked at Cub Cadet, Toro, Husqvarna, Troy Built and a few others. All the Ariens models seemed superior in general construction from the base models through the Hydro Pros. Some of the others I was able to flex the intake shrouds significantly with my hands. The gauge of the metals and parts in general seem superior with the Ariens... more
Pros: Features, Durable, I'd Buy It Again, Sturdy Construction
Cons: Leftright Chute Control Quirky
G Recommends This Ariens Product
G Would Recommend Snow Blowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Everything was right on."
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Phil L.
Cohasset, MA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/22/13
Total Helpful Votes
25 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
05
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hydro Rocks!
I had been looking for a a few years at buying a snow blower to clear my large driveway that can easily park 7 cars in it and has a well used three car garage adjacent. Reviews and friends told that the Ariens was the only one to buy due to its design and reliability. On occasion, I have borrowed a snow blowers from friends so I have a little bit of experience and a not so pleasant adventure with a light weight one. What a work out!

When I saw the Hydro I just had to bite the bullet and get... more
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Durable, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
Phil Recommends This Ariens Product
Phil Would Recommend Snow Blowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"This is the second purchase with PED and am very pleased with the experience!"
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Pauljames J.
New Britain, CT
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/5/13
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
27
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Waiting For Snow In Ct
After a 30-year old machine became incapacitated last year in our epic 35+inch overnight snowfall, I decided to buy new instead of repair. Wanted a machine that could handle almost anything including the heavy, wet gloppy snow we usually get here in CT and would be reliable - hopefully for another 30 years. Online reviews said that this machine was a consistent top scorer. "Bob" clinched the deal in his video when he talked of "blasting snow halfway down the block". ... more
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, High Quality
Cons: Chute Leftright Adjustment Very Finicky
Pauljames Recommends This Ariens Product
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