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

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Model: 921048
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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


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
Clearing Width
28 Inches
Intake Height
21 Inches
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 Controls
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
4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
Pros
High Quality (58)
I'd Buy It Again (40)
Easy To Use (39)
Durable (29)
Exceeded Expectations (20)
Cons
None (22)
Bad Instructions (7)
Heavy (4)
Unreliable (2)
Low Quality (2)
96% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Robert, the Snow Blower Expert
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Total Reviews
42 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
7144 Helpful Votes
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Tame the toughest winter storms with the 921048 Ariens Deluxe 28 SHO (28") 306cc Two-Stage Snow Blower. This snow blower boasts a reliable Ariens 306cc engine designed to power in sub-zero temperatures. Convenient, push-button electric start allows for ease of use.

Featuring a Super High-Output (SHO) impeller with all-steel augers for powerful and efficient snow removal. Ariens exclusive Disc-O-Matic drive system with six forward and two reverse speeds allows you to adjust the speed to... more
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David M.
Annandale, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/8/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
30
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Walk Behind Snow Thrower, Very Happy
Did quite a bit of research before buying. It became apparent that I could not go wrong with an Ariens with 300 foot long driveway. Went with the 28 for a little more maneuverability over the 30 plus a little easier to store. I find it hard to believe the SHO is only $100 more than the base Deluxe 28. Went with it for the extra power. Added the heated hand grips, but could not bring myself to drill a simple hole and mount the toggle switch that came with the kit. Not the look Id like. Bought... more
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Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Durable
Cons: None
David Recommends This Ariens Product
David's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very easy process..."
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Zach W.
Westfield, MA
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
MAR.
02
2017
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Got A Defective One
Bought this machine during October 2016 at the Big E in Western MA. The small company I bought this from brought it to my house shortly after. First snow storm, few month later, the snowblower handle broke and it kept stalling when I used it down my driveway. I always used star tron in this machine and did not even touch the fuel yet, as the dealer filled it up with gasoline.

I called the dealership up, and they picked it up to look at it. They gave me the snow blower back a week after and... more
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: Bad Instructions, Low Quality, Unreliable
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Zach,
We're sorry to hear you've had these issues with your machine. Unfortunately, in any manufacturing process, there are defects that do occur. This is why we have our warranty statement to cover these types of situations. Specifically, it covers the parts and labor to resolve any defects in manufacturing or workmanship. Unfortunately, this does not include a complete replacement, exchange, or refund from the factory. We rely on our dealers to be our eyes and ears to identify issues, and resolve them in person. If you are not satisfied with your current dealer, you are welcome to use our Dealer Locator to identify a different servicing dealer. Otherwise, we are more than happy to work with your current dealer to assist in resolving your situation. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Sincerely,
Tyler
Ariens Company
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Jim S.
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/1/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
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 Power Equipment 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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Matthew G.
Hamburg, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/19/17
REVIEWED
DEC.
11
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Machine
Living here in the south towns of Western New York we tend to get the Lake effect storms dumping a ton of snow. Thanks to this new machine I have no problem clearing my way to the street.
Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable
Cons: None
Matthew Recommends This Ariens Product
Matthew's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I had a great experience from purchase to delivery etc."
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Andy W.
Braintree, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/2/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
11
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
4-inch Of Wet & Heavy Snow
Finally got 4 inches of wet/heavy snow. Had no issue throwing it far. Threw it about 5 feet high and 6 to 7 feet in distance. One issue I had is with the auger chain. It keeps coming loose then the auger stops. I had to keep righting it. I believe it came undone like 4 times on me. So, I'm giving it 3.5 stars.
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Features
Cons: Heavy, Auger chain keeps loosing
Andy Recommends This Ariens Product
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Sylvester L.
Columbia, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/14/17
REVIEWED
DEC.
07
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great So Far
The snow blower has not been used yet. The delivery was great and packaging was done well. I can't wait until it snows and I can put it to work.
Pros: High Quality
Sylvester Recommends This Ariens Product
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Scott B.
Canterbury, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/3/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
NOV.
29
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Outstanding Transaction!
My purchasing experience with Power Equipment Direct has always been nothing less than "Outstanding". From the online shopping and ordering right up to the shipping and unloading have been smooth and trouble-free. The generator I ordered a few years ago has been awesome and I am very happy with my snowblower purchase. The assembly out of the box was very easy. Once I checked the oil and primed the carb, the unit started right up on the first pull. The quality of this Ariens model is... more
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Reliable, Price
Scott Recommends This Ariens Product
Scott's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Power Equipment Direct is my first stop to shop for all power equipment. They have perfected the whole shopping experience and they put the emphasis on customer support. Also like the low prices and savings on sales tax."
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David K.
Genoa City, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/12/16
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
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 Power Equipment 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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Michael H.
Mandan, ND
REVIEWED
JAN.
16
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It Doesn't Throw Snow, It Launches It!
It was time to upgrade from my 1998 10.5 HP 30" Yardman and decided on this. I couldn't be happier, this thing throws snow over twice as far as my old Yardman did and is easier to maneuver due to the auto Trac. There is only one gripe I have about the design and that is that the chute controls are on the left side and the lever on the left needs to be held down in order to keep the machine going forward. So, you must either stop driving forwards or reach across your body with your right... more
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Durable
Cons: Difficult To Use
Michael Recommends This Ariens Product
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Shane T.
Redmons, OR
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/31/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
15
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Simply Awesome!
I recently sold my compact 24. It was a little work horse but I wanted a larger machine. I bought the deluxe 28 sho and couldn't be happier. The 28 is perfect for me because it is still easy to maneuver around cars in the driveway. This thing can really throw heavy wet or dry snow. We had a storm drop 33 inches of snow which proved to be too much for my neighbor's Toro, but not my Areins 28.
Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: None
Shane Recommends This Ariens Product
Shane's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The whole process was really easy and convenient. I paid the extra money to expedite the shipping and the snow blower made it here a day earlier than projected with bad weather all across the country. Very happy!"
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Rod K.
Huson, MT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/6/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
FEB.
28
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Product
We've had 8" of new wet snow in the past 2 days, here in Western Montana. Deluxe 28 SHO has handled it perfectly & operates as advertised. This is an easy to handle beast!!

A few notes to new buyers :
1) The Ariens you tube video "Ariens deluxe 28 assembly, Amy Learns to Cook" at 20:52 was very helpful to watch as I waited for delivery. Will save you time & also has a noted step not in the instructions on your need to clip/tighten a bolt on bar that controls the... more
Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Durable
Cons: None
Rod Recommends This Ariens Product
Rod's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Your customer service rep. was great in helping me. Very professional. I had narrowed it down to 3 of the 2- stage blowers & after talking to her, & her answering my questions/concerns I selected this Ariens deluxe 28 SHO & I'm glad I did. Old Dominion Freight were very helpful as well. Delivered as ordered & the driver was very helpful."
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