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Model: 921051
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Grade
Style
Clearing
30"
Wide
Intake
21"
High
Surface

Unpaved
Area

Large
Powerful 414cc Ariens AX414 Engine
Designed to function in sub-zero conditions
120-volt electric start w/recoil (cord not included)

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

Heavy Duty Disc-O-Matic Drive With Large Cast Iron Gear Case
Easily shift into any of the six forward or two reverse speeds
Provides additional power in extreme snow conditions

New Improved Quick Turn Chute Control
No more finicky cable adjustment with separate pull back motion
Rotates up to 200 degrees using single lever

Remote Chute Deflector Control
Dash-mounted control to change position & angle of the deflector

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

Handwarmers
Keeps your fingertips toasty warm in sub-zero weather

16 x 4.8 Directional Tread Tires


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Engine
Engine Brand
Ariens
Engine Type
4-Cycle OHV
CC
414 CCs
Starting System
120-Volt Electric /w Recoil
Fuel Tank
0.8 Gallons
Torque
20 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
Quick-Turn
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
Yes
Headlights
Halogen
Skid Shoes
Included - Reversible
Overview
Weight
293.8 Pounds
Product Length
58.3 Inches
Product Width
32.4 Inches
Product Height
45.9 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
90 Days
UPC
751058040707
Model
921051

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Ariens 921051 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
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
High Quality (16)
Features (14)
Durable (7)
Fast (7)
I'd Buy It Again (6)
Cons
Bad Instructions (7)
Expensive (6)
The fuel tank seems smal... (1)
Packaging (1)
Had a lot of parts to as... (1)
95% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
22 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Thomas F.
Dexter, MI
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/18/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
15
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Nice Machine
Used it in two snow falls in Michigan so far. First one about 12 inches of medium weight snow. Did 10 driveways and the sidewalks in our neighborhood. I was just getting used to the operating controls but was impressed by the power.

Second snow fall was more ice but about six inches of snow. Same 10 driveways and sidewalks. Really handled the ice well. The machine is more expensive, but worth it. Fast, strong, powerful and easy to control. Starts easy too.
Pros: Features, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Thomas Recommends This Ariens Product
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Joel C.
Bedford Heights, OH
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/22/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
22
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Good Snow Blower
only used the snow blower a couple of times but has worked great so far. my only 2 complaints I have are:

1 - Hand control warmer button gets bumped and turns off. it should have a covered switch or relocate the switch so it doesn't turn off. 2 - The snow chute gets stuck in the far left or far right position. need to use both hands to change the direction of the shooting snow.

One hand to work the controls & one hand to hit the deflector to get it to move. My only other complaints... more
Pros: Price
Cons: Bad Instructions
Joel Recommends This Ariens Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Joel,
Thank you for your review! We're sorry to hear that you're having difficulty with the hand warmer control shutting off when you don't want it to. We will certainly pass this on to our design team. As for the discharge chute getting stuck, this is not a common occurrence. We would recommend getting the unit to an authorized Ariens dealer. For assistance in locating one near you, here is a link to our Dealer Locator. They will be able to inspect, diagnose, and resolve your issue with this. If you end up having further questions for us here at the Ariens Company, feel free to use our Contact Us page. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Thank you,
Tyler
Ariens Company
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John R.
Clay, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/2/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAR.
17
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine
March 14,16 2017 After 2 days of snow with a total of 30" I love this machine. I cleared my driveway and walkway 3 times to keep ahead of the total. This Ariens really can throw show a long distance. Hand warmers work great when temp was 15 with wind chill of -3. Engine power increases automatically when needed. Like the pile at the end of driveway after the snow plow goes down the street. Power increases pile gone.
Pros: Features, Fast, Easy To Use, Light Weight
Cons: None, You Get What You Pay For
John Recommends This Ariens Product
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James D.
Northfield, MN
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/6/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
You Will Love It!
We ordered this machine on a Tuesday and it was delivered to our driveway three days later! Uncrated it, was delighted to see all parts right there on the machine (not in a separate bag!) ready for setting up. Diagram (no narrative) instructions are not great, but I could do steps one and two and my techy son did the last three.

Took about an hour. The next day, ten inches of snow fell and I fired up the machine. It is easy to handle,blows snow like crazy and what's not to like? But... more
Pros: Features, Price, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Cons: Bad Instructions
James Recommends This Ariens Product
James's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It could not have been easier. Wow."
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John S.
Cody, WY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/27/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
18
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Serious Machine
I ordered this 30" machine, with the largest engine possible, in December 2016 following two significant snow events in northwest Wyoming -- we had 24" followed shortly after by another 12". The well below-zero temperatures combined with 50-60 mph winds created enormous 4-6 ft drifts in places that required a 40000-lb front-end loader to clear.

This created huge mounds on the sides that acted like snow fences whenever the wind blew, which filled in the roadway again with... more
Pros: High Quality, Fast, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Bad Instructions
John Recommends This Ariens Product
John's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"No problems at all."
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Kenneth G.
Lancaster, OH
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/12/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
14
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Used It Yesterday For The First Time
Used it for the first time yesterday, the snow was wet and a little heavy, it worked pretty good so far, and my drive way is fairly large, but it is pulling to the left a little - have to check air in the tires to see if that will fix it.

This is my 1st snow blower I ever had and ever used in my life and I'm in my mid 60's, lets see how things go.
Pros: Features, Quiet, Price, Fast
Kenneth Recommends This Ariens Product
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Frank C.
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/28/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
FEB.
12
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Snow Blower
This blower is a good machine. It starts quickly, even in cold weather. The electric start is great. The manual start works fine, especially after the engine is warm. The blower works great in powdery snow. It does clog once the snow is warmer and starting to compact into slushy snow.

It is not too difficult to clear, but it is a nuisance. I suspect this is true of all snow blowers in slushy cold snow. The machine was easy to assemble and get adjusted but it did take some time. All in... more
Pros: High Quality, Features, Durable, I'd Buy It Again
Frank Recommends This Ariens Product
Frank's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Snow Blowers Direct is fast and dependable, and the shipper used is good, fast, helpful and dependable."
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Eddie H.
Laurens, IA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/29/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
FEB.
01
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Snow Blower I Ever Had.
This snow blower has lived up to its name. Haven't had very much snow far, but for what snow we have had, it started on the first pull and went right through. Even plowed right through what the city snow plow stacked on my driveway. Have had no problems.
Pros: High Quality, Fast, Durable, Easy To Use
Eddie Recommends This Ariens Product
Eddie's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I had no problems in ordering and the delivery went smooth and was easy to assemble."
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Ken P.
Spokane, WA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/3/17
REVIEWED
JAN.
24
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great First Impression
I've had this about a week. It arrived in a crated box. There was minor damage to the chute angle cable (cracked sheath) but otherwise good. Setup was easy. It started right up although I haven't had a chance to use it yet. Waiting for more snow!

I have Ariens self propelled and zero turn mowers and have always been impressed with their quality.
Pros: High Quality
Ken Recommends This Ariens Product
Ken's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordering was easy and Robert was friendly and very helpful!"
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Philip A.
Erdenheim, PA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/22/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
22
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine With Bad Instructions.
The snow blower arrived the week after Christmas. It was delivered in a large box on a palette. I paid for the lift gate service and the driver wheeled the box from the truck into my garage. I don't know if that is part of the service, but it was greatly appreciated since the box is too large and heavy to move.

Some assembly is required to attach the chute, skid plates, and cable controls. The assembly instructions were extremely frustrating since they consist solely of pictures with no... more
Pros: High Quality, Features, Durable
Cons: Bad Instructions, Expensive
Philip Recommends This Ariens Product
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John O.
East Windsor, NJ
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/26/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JAN.
16
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ariens Platinum 30 Sho, 414cc Snow Blower
The only disclaimer is that I haven't been able to use this yet!! (Insurance that it doesn't snow...)

Great quality construction, easy enough to put together, but I know what others mean by the instructions aren't the best. It started first pull, even though it has electric start. The auto turn feature is awesome - you just need to let it work for you.

Pricing and delivery by PED was excellent.

"Looking forward" to the snow.
Pros: High Quality, Features, I'd Buy It Again, Durable
Cons: Bad Instructions, Expensive
John Recommends This Ariens Product
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