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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
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  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 (9)
Price (7)
I'd Buy It Again (7)
Cons
Difficult To Use (2)
Heavy (2)
Reverse Too Slow (1)
Design Of Self-propulsio... (1)
Cobble On Light (1)
92% 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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P S
Ohio, OH
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/27/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
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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Ed L.
Myersville, MD
REVIEWED
MAR.
14
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Powerful, Even In Maryland's Wet Snow.
Most powerful snow n blower of this size (28-inch), and able to throw wet snow which is what we get here in Maryland, after a day's sitting in the post-storm sunshine. Only bad feature is the friction-disc drive system. My new Model 921044 (28-SHO) ran only about 15 minutes when the friction disc threw off its "tire," cut it up, and spit it on the bottom panel of the main housing. This tire is the friction disc's rubber outer rim that contacts a belt-driven flat wheel to drive the... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Fast, Performs well
Cons: Low Quality, Durability, Drive-train weak
Ed Recommends This Ariens Product
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Rick
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/28/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine
First, I'm 6'3. If I'm going to spend over $1,000. On a snow blower, I wanted one that would fit me (no hunching over because the machine was built for a 5'9 guy) which after much research was Ariens.

I was skeptical about ordering something this expensive over the internet but the price was good so I decided to take a chance. First, is researched a lot of machines and pretty much knew what I wanted but still I called a few times and talked to technicians prior to pulled me the trigger and... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Features, Quiet
Cons: Heavy
Rick Recommends This Ariens Product
Rick's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great experience."
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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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Robert F.
Warwick, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/14/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUN.
04
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Pleased!
Where I live we usually get quite a bit of snow being 60+ miles north of NY. However, this year parts south and east got considerably more than we did in the north. Only had 2 - opportunities to use the blower and it was great. I have a large driveway and the blower make quick work of the snow. Recommend this blower to anyone looking for a good machine.
Robert Recommends This Ariens Product
Robert's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"From ordering to delivery exceeded my expectations."
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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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Christopher V.
Hart, MI
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/6/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
31
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Great And Well Made
This is only my second snow blower but it is better in all respects than the first. The distance that it throws snow is amazing. I have had great luck with the auto steer so far.

I am considering showing my wife how to use this one because it is much easier to control than my last one. The price is higher but the quality build is easy to see.
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Christopher Recommends This Ariens Product
Christopher's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"My experience was great overall. The only issue I had was that the delivery service had the wrong phone number. Delivery was fast and professional."
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William C.
Monument, CO
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/26/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Maneuverable - Puts My Old Toro To Shame!
I hated to give up my old Toro 826 since it never failed me and got through even the deepest snow drifts. My only problem with it was that it was so heavy and awkward to turn around.

I shopped locally to replace it, but nothing in the 26" - 28" range had the power that I felt necessary for where I live - 7500' elevation where 108" of snow is the yearly average.

Haven't really put it through its paces yet, but removing the 3-4 inches of snow that we have had three times... more
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Durable, Features
Cons: None to date
William Recommends This Ariens Product
William's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great website, great selection of snow blower models, competitive prices. Very fast shipping and the driver from Old Dominion was friendly, polite, and helpful!"
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Brian G.
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/28/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Snow Thrower - I Should Have Bought An Ariens Years Ag
Fantastic piece of equipment - very pleased with my purchase
Pros: High Quality, Durable, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
Brian Recommends This Ariens Product
Brian's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Used it for the two most recent storms - light fluffy and it worked great and the Escondido storm wet heavy snow and it handled the snow like s pro."
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