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Ariens 921032
 
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$1,534.99 - $1,735.70
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Summary: This two-stage, 30-inch Ariens has a unique auto-style differential that allows the inner wheel in a turn to spin more slowly than the outer one for easier steering and better traction. Electric starting and a headlight are also included.
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Type: Two-stage gas snow blowers
About - Ariens 921032
The Ariens 921032 scored excellent for removal speed and was excellent at removing the plow pile at the end of the driveway, which can be a challenge for some machines. Throwing distance was excellent; this matters most if you have a wide driveway. Surface cleaning-how much snow was left on the surface-was very good. Handling, which is how easy the machine is to maneuver (including turns), was excellent. Ease of using the various controls-such as speed, chute, and auger-was excellent. Requires the use of hearing protection. We found the headlight illumination useful when operating at night.
About This Brand

Ariens' snow blowers are available at outdoor power equipment dealers and Home Depot. It's a leading marketer whose model line consists of single- and two-stage gas models with available electric start and snow clearing widths of 22 to 26 inches.

Features & Specs - Ariens 921032
info Engine size 291-cc
info Electric start Yes
info Multiple speeds Yes
info Single hand controls Yes
info Freewheel steering Yes
info Single lever chute adjustment No
info Headlight Yes
info Heated handgrips No
info Warranty (yrs.) 3
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User Reviews - Ariens 921032
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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
An "anti heart attack" solution!..
1/19/2014
Pros
"just Get One"
Clears to the Pavement
Maneuverable
Throws Far
Cons
Difficult to Start
Hard Starting
Loud
Best Uses
Driveway
Professional
Yard
Comment:
I've had my 7 1/2 horsepower Ariens for 52 years. Yes, you read that right!..<br />It used to be a bit hard to start up, but after some years, I had an Electric Start<br />installed and that solved that dilemma!.. If you just love to shovel snow, don't get one. But, for an old timer like me, it is a blessing. So, now, when it snows like a blizzard, I don't fret!.. As a matter of fact, its rather FUN watching this monster machine do its thing, just beautiful....
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Good, effective once set up
12/21/2013
Pros
Clears to the Pavement
Maneuverable
Throws Far
Cons
Loud
Best Uses
Driveway
Professional
Comment:
This is my second year using this snowblower. When it first arrived, it took me some careful adjusting to get the freewheel lever just right. There is a sweet spot on that lever's tension adjustment that is very small. Once you get it, though, it stays, and the turning function works great.<br /><br />The snowblower has plenty of power (I got the 305 cc engine). It throws far, and cuts through the plough bank at the end of my driveway pretty quickly. <br /><br />One thing I did not like was that the cover that you remove to access the belts does not have welded nuts. There are nuts that clip on, and are awkward and hard to re-threat when you re-install that cover. However, this is not an every day task, and I would not avoid this machine because of that. I will likely weld the nuts on myself next summer. Still, for such an expensive machine, Ariens should have done that for me.<br /><br />Anyways, bottom line is it is a good snowblower and does its job well so far. I'll update if there are any changes.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Auto Turn feature no good
12/17/2013
Pros
Clears to the Pavement
Throws Far
Cons
Impossible To Control
Best Uses
Driveway
Comment:
I needed a second snowblower and thought I would give the Ariens 921032 a shot. On paper the Auto turn looks good. In reality, it's truly awful!! The only time it works is if your drive is perfectly clear of any packed snow. If your trying to clear the tire tracks from your car, the auto turn keeps unlocking the differential and you have to fight the machine all the way up the driveway...it's very fustrating. If your trying to cut a line next to your car and hit a piece of ice that fell off your car the machine kicks in the auto turn right into the side of your car...really nice. If your trying to ram the machine through the bank of snow from the city plow, again the auto turn keeps engaging making it impossible to drive through the snowbank. Honestly, did anyone test that feature out in real life situations. I would return the machine just for that if I could.<br /><br />The power is subpar even though I have the bigger engine on it and it's really nose heavy. You have to really be strong and tall to get the nose off the ground.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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