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Ariens Professional ST28DLE (28") 420cc Two-Stage Snow Blower

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Ariens Polar Force 420CC Engine By Briggs And Stratton
120 volt electric start with recoil backup
Cord NOT included on the electric start feature

Ariens' Exclusive Disc-O-Matic Drive System
Easily shift into any of the six forward or two reverse speeds
Commercial grade cast iron gear case

New Auto-Turn Steering Technology
Mechanical transmission allows for more fluid turning

200 Degree Turn Radius Quick Turn Chute
Single lever adjusts direction and height of snow stream

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

Dual-Handle Interlock
Locks both handles, freeing one hand for chute operation

Keeps your fingertips toasty warm in sub-zero weather

Halogen Headlight
Plow through heavy snowfalls on the darkest of winter nights

Drift Cutters
Helps you effortlessly hurl the white stuff out of your way

  Model Number:926038
 Brand:Briggs & Stratton
 Type:4-Cycle OHV
 Power:420 cc
 Torque:21 ft-lbs Net Torque
 Starting System:120-Volt Electric /w Recoil
 Fuel Tank:5.9 quarts (5.58 liters)
 Diameter:16 (40.64 cm)
 Material:Serrated Steel
 Diameter:14 (35.56 cm)
 Profile:Steel 3-Blade
 Chute Rotation:Quick-Turn
 Turning Radius:200°
 Max Throwing Distance:50 feet (15.24 meters)
Drive System
 Gear Case:Cast Iron
 Forward Speeds:6 Forward
 Reverse Speeds:2 Reverse
 Tire Type:Directional Snow Tread
 Tire Size:16" x 4.8" (40.64 cm x 12.192 cm)
 Remote Deflector Contols:Yes
 Drift Cutters:Included
 Front Weights:Sold Separately
 Interlocking Controls:Yes
 Hand Warmers:Yes
 Skid Shoes:Included - Reversible
 Weight:318 Lbs. (144.24 kilograms)
 Dimensions:61.5L x 30.5W x 45H
(156.21 x 77.47 x 114.30 cm)
 Consumer Warranty:3 Years
 Commercial Warranty:1 Year
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Q: Ariens Snowblower: What is the difference between the Hydro Pro and ST28DLE snowblowesr? Is one any better than the other? Is $400 better?
by Russell from California on October 07, 2013

A: The only difference in these models is going to be the drive system. The units are identical except the ST28DLE is going to be the old standard friction disc drive system. The Hydro Pro is exactly that, it would use a hydrostatic transmission as opposed to the friction disc. The hydrostatic is going to cost more because it is a fluid driven system which typically reduces stress and more importantly on a snow blower is offers a smooth drive which puts less stress on the end user.
by Joe, Product Expert
Q: hello, I will be purchasing Ariens Professional ST28DLE 28 420cc TwoStage Snow Blower from your website and I am wondering does it come with oil in engine? does gear case come filled with proper oil? Will this item still be shipping out Aug. 29? thank you for your time and I look forward to doing business with you.

by Steve Tyler from Massachusetts on August 27, 2013

A: Steve,

You have chosen pretty much the best blower we offer. There is no oil in the engine but the blower may come with a bottle of oil. You will need to have oil on hand anyway because the first scheduled oil change is usually after only 2 hours of use. Any oil found in the engine is leftover from the test run at Ariens' factory.

The gear case is filled with the correct amount of oil at the factory. Ariens recommends checking the oil level every 25 hours or once every season.

Use only Ariens L-3 synthetic
severe duty gear lube (Part Number

This blower should ship out of Chicago 8/26 or 8/27/2013. Please send me any other questions that come up.
by Joe, Product Expert
Q: Do I have to buy the Pro model in the Ariens line to get the auto traction assist (diferential lock)? Thanks...
by Dave from Massachusetts on September 21, 2011

A: Dave,

You would not have to purchase correct a Pro model from Ariens. You also have this option in the Ariens Platinum Deluxe models as well.
by Joe, Product Expert
Ariens 926038 Reviews & Ratings
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4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Throwing Distance (1)
Easy To Use (4)
Features (4)
High Quality (3)
Exceeded Expectations (2)
Durability (1)
Unreliable (1)
Carburator Problems (1)
Chokes Out (1)
No Cons For Me (1)
78% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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36 Reviews
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The Ariens ST28DLE Pro two-stage snow blower is ideal for heavy residential or commercial use. This model is capable of clearing an area of up to 2,000 sq ft in under an hour and can easily handle snowfall totals of 12" or more.

The Ariens ST28DLE is powered by a 420cc Ariens Polar Force engine (made by Briggs & Stratton). Fire this machine up in just a few seconds using the 120-volt electric start system. The large 5.9 quart fuel tank will give you close to 90 minutes of... more
Joe Recommends This Model
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Paul H.
Bountiful, UT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/8/13
Total Helpful Votes
30 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Snow Monster
I live high on the East bench of Salt Lake City / Bountiful. I have a long and quite steep driveway. When I moved in my neighbors recommended I buy the best snow thrower I could find. After extensive research I decided on this one. Here are my thoughts:

-Made in the USA
-Quality: This thing is built like a tank and appears to be over-engineered in a lot of areas. There is nothing that looks or feels cheap about this machine, and I expect it will be around for a long time.

-The... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Reliable, High Quality
Paul Recommends This Ariens Product
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Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/19/11
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Lasted 1 Storm!!!!
Lasted one storm, I ran it till it was out of gas and stored it away. The next year it started and ran for 5 minutes and died. They say its the carb and the ethanol in the gas is too high. I am using high octane gas and buying from a legit station (EXXON). Extremely disappointed with this product after the amount of money I paid. I had to use my old SEARS Craftsman model that is 10 years old and still runs. I feed the SEARS the same gas with no problems. DO NOT THROW AWAY YOUR MONEY ON... more
Cons: Unreliable, Carb Problems
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Edward D.
Kokomo, IN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/16/14
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ariens Professional
What a snow blower! Lots of power, and easy to handle.

I wish I'd had one last year.
Edward Recommends This Ariens Product
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"I only used it one time so far, but I really like it."
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Kevin B.
Wantagh, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/11/13
Total Helpful Votes
17 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Move That Snow
I am power hungry and will overpower before under-powering. Had the first decent snow of 8". Moved snow from 1 driveway on the side of my house and 2 in front of my house, all to one area which entailed throwing 2 times from side, and across both in the front. If it wasn't for the wind I could have thrown it over the front of my house, but I had to keep the deflector down to avoid blow back from the wind.

Went to a friends house and used a residential Toro 2 stage later that day. I... more
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Fast, High Quality
Cons: Durability, Difficult To Drain Gas From Carb Each Season, Poor Instructions On Chute Assembly
Kevin Recommends This Ariens Product
Kevin Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
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"You guys are great. The only issue was the chute assembly which is a little hard to understand. I called you, but you passed me off to Ariens. As a seller, you should have had the answer. Otherwise that would be 5 stars, too."
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Frank T.
St. Michael, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/8/13
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fantastic Blower!
I got this in September 2013 because my old blower needed a break. Had knee surgery in November and hadn't had much snow to that point, but shortly after surgery, we got hit and hit hard. My wife got out the new blower and cut through the snow, including the piles left by the snow plows at the end of a triple wide driveway, like a hot knife through butter! And man, does this beast get the snow out of the way. It easily tosses that white stuff well into the yard, so you don't have to worry about... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Throwing Distance
Frank Recommends This Ariens Product
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Robert N.
Ingleside, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/16/13
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Eleven Driveways
I do eleven driveways in an hour and fifteen minutes. My neighbors love me. this thing eats up snow and spits it out. For real. An awesome snow thrower to say the least and it starts on just one pull. Even though it has electric start I have used it only once.
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: No, No Cons For Me
Robert Recommends This Ariens Product
Robert Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
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"Took about a half hour tops to set this monster up. Used to take forty five minutes to do my driveway, now it takes ten and moves the snow extremely well. What a machine!! Last snow was ten inches and this thing ate it up."
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Walter P.
Elba, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/14/14
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Purchased To Soon!
I had purchased my new Ariens Professional ST28DLE, 420cc Two Stage Snowblower a little to early! I missed out on the "Now" Bonus 2 year warranty.
Pros: Features, High Quality, Price, Fast
Walter Recommends This Ariens Product
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David Rolfe
Bristol, CT
Total Helpful Votes
36 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Do Your Homework!
For thirty years, I either shoveled to keep in shape or used a snow thrower to assist. When I bought my house in 2007 I realized shoveling a 175' driveway was not going to have much appeal.

I did my homework and found that Ariens model 926038 could handle anything Mother Nature throws at us. Now, I do my driveway and the sidewalks in less than 20 minutes with ease.

This machine by far is the machine for a homeowner due to its durability and relentless power. I pull to start and not once... more
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Joey Tong
New York, NY
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Blows Everything Away ---------
To start off, this is my 3rd snowblower. My first one is an electric Black and Decker - used it for one season and gave it away. Then I got a 24" 5.5hp 2 stage from Sears 5 years ago (about $600). It works fine, only problem is with wet snow, always got jammed and stuck. Both blowers are for use at my house. So, I am not a newb. Now I have a small office building myself. I need something powerful enough to clean my 14 cars packing lot, darn long driveway and sidewalk.

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Dawson, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/2/12
Total Helpful Votes
28 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Beast
I purchased the Ariens Professional ST28DLE (28") 420cc Two-Stage Snow Blower in Aug of 2012. I took advantage of the discounts. I had a Track MTD for 20 years and work well but slow. I just figured it was time to upgrade.

I did a lot research and settled on Ariens Professional ST28DLE (28") 420cc. I am so glad I did because the Ariens machine is a 10 times better machine than what I had before.

It is December now of 2012 and we have had 15 inches of snow one weekend, and... more
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Karl W.
Homewood, CA
Total Helpful Votes
32 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Powerful Blower For Deep And Heavy Snow
I ran a Snapper 8HP for 16 years on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe. A basic, durable, reliable machine that was used heavily until it basically wore out.

I decided to up the horsepower and purchased the 28" 420cc Ariens Pro Model. The machine has exceptional power. Our snowfalls are measured in feet, not inches, of heavy, dense, often wet snow. With even the most powerful motors, 1/3 and 1/2 box wide passes at the lowest forward speed is required to maintain engine RPM's.

Often snow... more
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