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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 (55)
I'd Buy It Again (39)
Easy To Use (38)
Durable (28)
Exceeded Expectations (19)
Cons
None (21)
Bad Instructions (7)
Heavy (3)
Difficult To Use (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
7045 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
Robert Recommends This Model
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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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716
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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Selina P.
Warren, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/23/17
REVIEWED
NOV.
14
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ariens 28 Sho
This thing is a beast!! This thing throws it high and far.
Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations, Price
Cons: None
Selina Recommends This Ariens Product
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Chris Y.
Chicago, IL
REVIEWED
NOV.
14
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ariens - Well Built Ready To Go
I have just purchased from SBD (Snow Blowers Direct). Why? After a reviewing many of the local companies and visiting dealers in the area of Madison WI, I was disappointed in the local dealers. I read the reviews posted by other consumers about the service companies in the area, looked at the price, shipping cost, no taxes and the lack of knowledge by "local" vendors. These areas kept directing me to SBD.

Their staff was knowledgeable, pleasant, professional, and efficient. I... more
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Reliable, Features
Cons: None
Chris Recommends This Ariens Product
Chris's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Efficient, professional, easy to get answers."
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Brent D.
Frederic, MI
REVIEWED
NOV.
13
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Snow Blower
Great online experience and the machine is a snow destroying beast I was throwing snow 50 feet and it performed well at the end of the driveway. Easy to start with the pull cord. The hardest part of the assembly was the handlebars.
Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Easy To Store
Cons: The chute control is awkward reaching across your body.
Brent Recommends This Ariens Product
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Leon W.
Suffern, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/21/17
REVIEWED
NOV.
13
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Product
This is my second Ariens snow blower. I like it.
Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use
Leon Recommends This Ariens Product
Leon's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very good experience buying from Snow Blowers Direct."
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Gary S.
Hammonton, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/12/17
REVIEWED
NOV.
13
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wouldn't Buy Any Other Brand
I bought a Ariens snowblower back in 2003, it is the best snowblower I've ever seen. Out performs all others big time. It's still going strong today. Only thing is ex-wife has it and the house.... lol. So now I bought a newer model. This unit oozes quality. The one I had never any parts failure , always started easy runs great. Clear multiple blizzard out with it. Never a problem. In fact I always ended clearing multiple neighbors properties with it . Even those that had inferior blowers... more
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Durable, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: None
Gary Recommends This Ariens Product
Gary's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Due past experience with the Ariens product I knew what I wanted. Snow Blowers Direct had in stock with a competitive price. Placed order and was at my doorstep in a couple days."
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David K.
Genoa City, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/12/16
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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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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Joe A.
Minnetrista, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/12/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
02
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Unbeliebable Power!
I have a driveway that's 4 cars deep and 3 cars wide. This beast cleared 7 inches of snow in about 20 minutes. I was able to shoot snow into my neighbors trampolineabout 60 feet away! I'm amazed at the power and the solid feel of it. It's much sturdier than any other brand!
Pros: High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Fast, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Bad Instructions
Joe Recommends This Ariens Product
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