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Ariens 921050 Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
Pros
High Quality (17)
Easy To Use (14)
I'd Buy It Again (11)
Features (7)
Reliable (6)
Cons
Bad Instructions (11)
Expensive (4)
Unreliable (2)
No throttle control (1)
Low Quality (1)
100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Zachary N.
Chicago, IL
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/5/16
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Blower If You Can Figure Out How To Assemble It With Incor
I have already used the blower and it does great. It started right up and it was throwing wet snow from my gravel driveway this morning with no problems whatsoever.

Here's thing....and to me this is a big deal and it needs fixing the assembly instructions included with this model number 921050 do not match. The instructions are taped to the chute and include about 5 model numbers from previous builds up to 921049, but it does not go up to 921050. That's a real problem because the chute... more
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Pros: Durable, Features, Reliable, High Quality
Cons: Bad Instructions
Zachary Recommends This Ariens Product
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Rich W.
Caldwell, NJ
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/2/18
REVIEWED
JAN.
04
2018
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ordered Tuesday & It Was Delivered Thursday
I watched the setup videos and it took about 20 minutes to assemble as I had all the tools laid out. There was one difference from the video (how the shoot mechanism assembles) but the directions had the procedure. That said if you don't watch the unpacking and assembly videos you are in for a struggle as the directions are not the easiest to follow. All pictures and language neutral. But the videos were great.

Gased it up with Shell 89, I wish there was some way to actually see how much gas... more
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Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Features, Price
Rich Recommends This Ariens Product
Rich's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I ordered the Ariens Platinum 24 SHO Tuesday morning. The customer service guy answered all my questions and said it would probably ship out Wednesday morning. What a surprise! The trucking company called Wednesday to say it would be delivered Thursday morning just as the storm was scheduled to slam into New Jersey. The trucker called, said he was 20 minutes out, and backed into my driveway without my even asking. He Offloaded the pallet and headed out for his other deliveries in the storm. Thanks all around for a great product, sales, and delivery staff. It could not have been smoother."
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Knoppie R.
Rosedale, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 9/29/17
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
OCT.
08
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
I Like The Machine, Waiting On First Snow Fall
I will report back after first snow fall on performance. While putting parts on, I could feel and see the quality in this product. The instructions could have been a tad bit more explanatory, but if you are mechanically inclined you shouldn’t have a problem assembling the parts.
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Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Fast, Features
Cons: Bad Instructions, Expensive
Knoppie Recommends This Ariens Product
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Frank H.
Belleville, MI
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/12/18
REVIEWED
FEB.
12
2018
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
At First It Did
At first everything was great and I received my order within 2 days. Not the best of instructions (I did have my own equipment repair business for 10 years), but assembly went well and I got this to replace a 12-year-old MTD.

A good ratio of power to driven members allows the machine to throw a good distance without slowing down. It will not bog down in heavy snow. The machine can even throw slush if I take half the width of the intake or less. The turn mechanism works great and is much... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Fast, Quiet
Cons: Bad Instructions, Unreliable
Frank Recommends This Ariens Product
Frank's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Buying was easy, but Snow Blowers Direct did not offer the Ariens factory incentive financing program. The only offered extremely expensive financing programs."
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Edward T.
Barstow, CA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 9/13/17
REVIEWED
OCT.
02
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Obviously A Quality Machine
I did tons of research before I bought this model. Big engine, smaller intake (24") will surely be a winning ticket. But the instructions... unbelievably bad! I mean who the heck let this slip by? $1500 bucks is fine for a quality blower, but are some usable assembly instructions to much to ask for? Someone needs to be fired!
Pros: High Quality
Cons: Bad Instructions, horrible instructions
Edward Recommends This Ariens Product
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Anthony D.
East Elmhurst, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/4/17
REVIEWED
DEC.
26
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Watch The Video
Follow the directions provided and it should take 30 to 45 minutes to complete the assembly. Watch the video and it will take 10 to 15 minutes. Ariens would be better off providing a DVD or a link via email with purchase.
Pros: High Quality
Cons: Bad Instructions
Anthony Recommends This Ariens Product
Anthony's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Experience during the purchase and shipping was good."
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Larry M.
Suffield, CT
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/8/18
REVIEWED
JAN.
30
2018
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Machine
Excellent experience buying this machine. Best part was saving $200 compared to buying locally (no tax or set up fee). Shipped directly to my home and placed inside the garage. Delivery person was very nice and accommodating. Set up went smoothly using both Youtube videos and the instructions. I would definitely recommend viewing the videos before and during the set up. Started right up on first pull and went through 6" of heavy wet snow with no problem. Handled extremely easy when... more
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Price, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Bad Instructions,
Larry Recommends This Ariens Product
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Gary D.
Wappingers Falls, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/25/17
REVIEWED
JAN.
19
2018
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Snowblower
The blower came with handle heaters of which older reviews had complaints about. I think all 2-stage blowers should have impeller kits installed at the factory. They make the blowers so much better, but this performed well without one. The trucking company should have given us a delivery time the day before, but failed to. The driver called and said he will be at my house in five minutes and luckily somebody was home. The directions could had been better as the chute took a while to figure out.
Gary Recommends This Ariens Product
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Steven E.
Seaford, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/14/17
REVIEWED
JAN.
06
2018
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Snowblower Is A Beast & Goes Through Anything
Purchased my new snowblower late December, 2017. Had my first opportunity to use it in the snow storm that hit Long Island New York January 4, 2018. This machine can eat anything you put in front of it. Chops up the snow and spits it out easy at a 30 to 40 foot distance without slowing down. Assembly directions are a little sketchy, but if you know how to handle a wrench you should easily get through it. I highly recommend this machine for residential or commercial use. As far as the cost,... more
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Durable
Cons: Bad Instructions
Steven Recommends This Ariens Product
Steven's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"My experience was excellent and I would recommend the machine and the company if you're considering a new snowblower."
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Knoppie R.
Rosedale, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 9/29/17
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
JAN.
06
2018
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
I Was Surprised
First nor’easter and the machine threw the snow a country mile and the hand warmers were great. The turning technology was also great and made it easy to maneuver. Why I didn’t give this snowblower five stars was simply because it raised up too much in the front. Otherwise, the machine is very good.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Reliable, Durable
Cons: Front Rides Up
Knoppie Recommends This Ariens Product
Knoppie's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I ordered my blower online and the experience/shipping was flawless."
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Peter
Peabody, MA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/31/17
REVIEWED
JAN.
05
2018
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Passed The Big Test! - Blizzard 2018
I bought this machine back in October 2017 as the weather here in New England can be unpredictable. I was looking for a snow blower that can be reliable. Well, we just had our first New England snowfall for the year and this machine definitely performed more than I was anticipating, but it's jerky when in 4th gear or higher. When I had it in 1st or 2nd gear it plowed through 14-16 inches of heavy snow like cold butter.
Pros: Reliable, Durable, Price, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Jerky & Quick In High Gear
Peter Recommends This Ariens Product
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John O.
Bronx, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 2/11/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
06
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Waiting Patiently For Lots Of Snow !!
Purchased on a Saturday ,delivered that Thursday. Recommend liftgate service. Not too difficult to assemble you can use youtube for help. just waiting for snow probably next season, then I can rate performance. will be comparing it to my troybilt 8hp 26 in 2 stage snowthrower ...this review to be continued after a few uses. I hope we get loads of snow, waiting patiently... one star performance cause I have to give it one to submit on performance..to be continued....
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Thomas O.
Summit, NJ
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/21/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
15
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Waiting For Snow...
Assembly video was not very detailed causing the set up to be more difficult than it needed to be. Instructions should refer to the video - they do not. Control for discharge shoot required cable adjustment and the adjustment was very sensitive requiring several iterations to get it right.

Generally, I'd recommend the mount of this lever to be re-engineered. The unit did not rest flat in front and the only video on the website for this adjustment is for a different model so I have yet to... more
Thomas Recommends This Ariens Product
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Product Expert
Thomas,
Thank you very much for the feedback regarding your Ariens snow blower. I will be passing this information on to Ariens directly to make sure they are aware of your detailed feedback regarding assembly issues on the Ariens snow blower. We apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused you. If you need anything further, please do not hesitate to ask.
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Mark H.
Sudbury, MA
REVIEWED
FEB.
13
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Will Even Clear Slush
I have the previous version but they appear to be identical. The added power without making the path wider seems to give it the ability to clear anything that I aim it at including the slushy piles which the state plow leaves in front of the driveway.

The heated handles are a nice extra and is very helpful for my once frost bitten fingers. Although it has electric start I have not had to use it for other than testing. In 10F temperatures it starts with no argument. Note that I always run the... more
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
Cons: slides
Mark Recommends This Ariens Product
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Mike
Mandan, ND
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/13/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
04
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Machine!
This unit has lots of power and doesn't slow down. The auto turn is definitely under rated, makes it so easy to handle. Have had lots of neighbors looking and asking what it is. We've had 50+ inches so far and glad I made the purchase.

SB Direct was great to work with, but the shipping was horrible. Was suppose to get a phone call and never did. I had to call the carrier and get transferred. They had the package but didn't know when they could bring it out. I ended up getting it myself and... more
Pros: Fast, Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality
Mike Recommends This Ariens Product
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Zach G.
Rocky Hill, CT
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/22/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
12
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Snow Blower
This is the best snow blower I've ever used. It was super easy to put together. I don know what other reviewers had issues with assembling the machine. You just have to put the shoot on and make a few cable connections. I use Tru fuel for this machine. I push the primer ONCE and pull the starter a half pull and it stars up every time. The power steering works great. The machine will go all over the place if your going to fast for the conditions. As soon as you slow down, the power... more
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Fast
Zach Recommends This Ariens Product
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William C.
Presque Isle, ME
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/3/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
18
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wow
I received this blower within 7 days of order to a remote area of northern Maine. I am impressed with all the upgrades and in particular the power. It replaces my Ariens 824 which I will be working on restoring this winter (824) is 30 years old. Currently there are no instructions specific to this model so assembly offered a couple challenges. Like the heated handles!
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet
Cons: Bad Instructions
William Recommends This Ariens Product
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Shawn N.
Indian Purchase Twp, ME
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/13/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
10
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ariens To Me Makes The Best Product!
I finally retired my 1973 Toro and was looking for a replacement. I believe Ariens has a way better snowblower than the new Toro's. Even though I had great success with my old Toro, this new Ariens is alot easier to handle and blow's snow alot farther!

I'm a small engine mechanic also and like the way this machine is made and designed! I recommend my Dad buy a Ariens a few years back and he loves his and has had no issues with it, nice machine!
Pros: High Quality, Features, Durable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: None
Shawn Recommends This Ariens Product
Shawn's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"PED did a great job getting it here and l had a few questions and they responded quickly! I would buy from them again!"
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Kristin O.
Bismarck, ND
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/22/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
19
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Snowblower
Love it
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive, Better shoot control, No throttle control
Kristin Recommends This Ariens Product
Kristin's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great experience-came fast"
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Ronald B.
Waupaca, WI
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/22/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
13
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Will Be Buying From These People Again.
Ordering was simple, delivery was spot on. With the tailgate service the blower was delivered inside my shop and had help opening crate to inspect for damage.

The way my blower was crated was epic. Assembly was a cake walk. If you have trouble assembling this you might consider turning in your pliers and adjustable wrench set.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: none
Ronald Recommends This Ariens Product
Ronald's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I had small issue with a mower I bought 2 yrs ago and These people made sure I was satisfied. This snowblower came off without a hitch."
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Robert M.
Clark, NJ
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/15/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
09
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Machine Is A Beast
First, I had an excellent experience with the freight company, and their delivery service. Second, there was no shipping damage. It arrived in perfect condition. The snowblower had oil in it already, put some gas in, and it fired right up using the pull start.

This machine is a beast. It moved around fine, and was comfortable to move and turn despite its size and weight. No snow in NJ yet, but this should go through snow much better than my old 5.5 hp snowblower.
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Fast, Reliable
Robert Recommends This Ariens Product
Robert's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I had a great experience with snowblower direct. The snowblower arrived on time, the freight company pallet jacked the snowblower up my 70 ft driveway without being asked to do that. The driver was extremely pleasant and helpful. He even took away the wooden pallet. I really can't complain about anything, it was a great experience all the way around."
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Nicholas G.
East Northport, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/19/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
09
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Very Well Made Machine
I liked the fact that this snow blower has a more powerful engine that a similar Home Depot machine.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Bad Instructions, Expensive
Nicholas Recommends This Ariens Product
Nicholas's Experience With Snow Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I had a very friendly and knowledgeable sales rep"
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Hope D.
New Ipswich, NH
REVIEWED
JAN.
07
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Snowblower
Well, I've had this snowblower for 4 winters, it's been great until now, I went to use it and found a mice nest, emptied that out, saw no damage, but the snowblower will start but won't stay on, I never drained the gas from it in 4 years, I've had a friend come over 3 times now to try and fix this problem, cleaned the bowl, emptied the old gas, oil change with new oil, added mechanic in a bottle, I thought that would clean the carb out, at least it starts and will stay on while priming it, if... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Light Weight, Easy To Store
Cons: Bad Instructions, Low Quality, Unreliable, Expensive
Hope Recommends This Ariens Product
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Bud A.
Buffalo, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/27/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Need Snow
Looks great sitting in my garage. Great investment so far, it hasn't snowed yet.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Fast, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Bad Instructions
Bud Recommends This Ariens Product
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