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

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Model: 921048
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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
Powerful 306cc Ariens AX306 Engine
Designed to function in sub-zero conditions
120-volt electric start w/recoil (cord not included)

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

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
268 Pounds
Product Length
58.6 Inches
Product Width
29.9 Inches
Product Height
45.3 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
90 Days
UPC
751058040684
Model
921048

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Ariens 921048 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
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 (37)
Easy To Use (27)
I'd Buy It Again (26)
Durable (18)
Exceeded Expectations (14)
Cons
None (8)
Bad Instructions (6)
Heavy (2)
Difficult To Use (2)
Loud (1)
96% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jim S.
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 2/1/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
FEB.
10
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Blower, Price And Shipping!
Super experience with Snowblowers Direct. I live in the mountains in Lake Tahoe, record snows have drained the local shops, including Home Depot of all larger snowblowers...no problem at Snowblowers Direct...had this model in stock, and received it in 5 days. This Ariens Deluxe SHO 28 is a great price point, and really does the job. I had it delivered yesterday, took about 20 minutes to get it in working order (highly recommend watching the video provided on this site on how to assemble).
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Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Price
Cons: None
Jim Recommends This Ariens Product
Jim's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great experience, the customer service is outstanding as well as all communication. Everyone speaks English..very rare!"
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Gary H.
Westwood, NJ
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/26/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
FEB.
09
2017
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Disappointed So Far
I ordered this machine at the end of November. The delivery was on time and the extra fee to deliver it to my garage door was worth the money.

Assembly was OK except for the handle bars. The instruction guide is minimal and graphic, but the steps can be figured out (I used a couple of YouTube videos for help, too) The alignment of the handlebar pieces was poor and required more leaning and twisting to get the screw holes to line up than they should have.

I had a tough time opening... more
Pros: Features
Cons: Bad Instructions, Low Quality
Gary Does Not Recommend This Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Gary,
We're very sorry to hear you're having difficulties with your machine so far. Oil leaks are not a common issue on these units. Therefore, if you have issues with oil continuing to leak, please see your Local Dealer for further assistance. We do try to make the machines easy to assemble, but we will pass on your concerns to our management for future instructions and assembly. We appreciate your feedback! If you have further questions or concerns, you're welcome to contact us through our Support Site. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Thank you,
Tyler
Ariens Company
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Edward M.
Terrebonne, OR
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/26/17
REVIEWED
FEB.
17
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Is A Very Well Made Machine And Works Great.
Very well built.
Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Durable, Price
Cons: None
Edward Recommends This Ariens Product
Edward's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"very fast shipping."
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Eric B.
Wallingford, CT
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/6/17
REVIEWED
FEB.
13
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Great!
I have used it 3 times already, including the 12 to 15 inches of snow on Feb 9th. It was medium to heavy snow, not light powder, and the Ariens Deluxe 28 SHO ate right through it all. No issues whatsoever. Starts on the 1st or 2nd pull every time. Have not yet tried the electric starter.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Durable, Reliable
Cons: None
Eric Recommends This Ariens Product
Eric's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Everything was perfect except for a very shallow dent on the top of the gas tank that i noticed while unboxing it. It was only a little bit larger than a Quarter in size, so I decided it was not worth my time to bother with contacting customer service over a little dent. Ariens shouldn't be sending blemished products to their retailers."
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Richard K.
Brookhaven, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/27/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
10
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ariens Deluxe 28 Sho Snow Blower
I just used this to clear my 85 ft driveway to two car garage under the house and two neighbors driveways after our 14-16 inch snowfall on Long Island Feb 9, 2017. It threw the snow probably 50-60 ft from the base of my driveway. The snow was heavy, but this snow blower cleared right thru it with NO hesitation.

I purchased it from snowblowersdirect.com with the tailgate lift delivery. It came very quickly and was easy to assemble. I waxed the blades and chute with car wax to help keep the... more
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Durable
Cons: None
Richard Recommends This Ariens Product
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Kimberly D.
Woburn, MA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/2/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
10
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Snow Blower Ever!!!!!!!
Named her "Ariena"
Used her 3 times already and waiting for the next storm.
Love it....
Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable
Cons: None
Kimberly Recommends This Ariens Product
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Neil H.
Powell Butte, OR
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/16/17
REVIEWED
FEB.
08
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Product
Excellent quality product. Only used once so far, but I can tell it will do the job.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again
Neil Recommends This Ariens Product
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Thomas G.
Idaho City, ID
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/31/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
06
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Snowblower
This thing really throws snow! It manages to throw even heavy wet snow 20-30 feet. the turning works great and the controls are good, the only feature that could use some improvement is the light, which isn't much use in my opinion.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Thomas Recommends This Ariens Product
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Matthew C.
Waukesha, WI
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/27/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
31
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Do Work
It's a Cadillac what can I say. Been dealing with older under powered blowers for a while now. Money well spent built like a tank should last a long time.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Durable
Cons: None
Matthew Recommends This Ariens Product
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Kevin T.
Waterbury, CT
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/30/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Machine - Very Powerful.
I would highly recommend this machine. Very easy to operate. Very powerful. Really blows snow 50 feet or more.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Durable
Kevin Recommends This Ariens Product
Kevin's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The salesperson at Snow Blowers Direct was very helpful and knowledgeable about the machine I wanted to purchase. The order arrived within 7 days. I would highly recommend them."
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David K.
Genoa City, WI
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/12/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Few Quirks, But Still Very Happy!!!
Ordered exactly what I wanted - shipping was extremely quick as we are only a one day point away for shipping. I ordered at 10:34am and it shipped same day (in stock item.) We contacted the truck company to make arrangements for delivery - we lost one day because they call and confirm. No problem. Delivery driver was AWESOME and he even helped me get to the back of the house!

By the time I got home, it was dark and real cold (-4 degrees) - we flipped the handle up and attached it so we... more
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Quiet, Fast
Cons: Bad Instructions, Packaging
David Recommends This Ariens Product
David's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Way to easy!!! I knew what I was looking for and you made it a breeze to order. It was shipped extra fast (which was important as we had two storms coming.) Free shipping (with liftgate) and no taxes were an added plus and won the sale. My big box store was $100 less for the next model lower, but I would have had to pay tax and no delivery. The trucking company (Saia Trucking) was awesome and helpful - the driver was great. I would recommend anyone I know that is looking for a snow blower to contact you folks!!!! Thanks!!!"
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