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

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Model: 926038
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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

Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Engine Type
4-Cycle OHV
420 CCs
Starting System
120-Volt Electric /w Recoil
Fuel Tank
5.9 Gallons
21 lbs
Auger Housing / Chute Control
Auger Diameter
16 inches
Impeller Diameter
14 inches
Steel 3-Blade
Auger Material
Serrated Steel
Chute Material
Chute Rotation
Turning Radius
200 degrees
Max Throwing Distance
60 feet
Drive System
Gear Case
Cast Iron
Reverse Speeds
2 Reverse
Tire Type
Directional Snow Tread
Forward Speeds
6 Forward
Tire Size
16" x 4.8"
Remote Deflector Contols
Drift Cutters
Front Weights
Sold Separately
Interlocking Controls
Hand Warmers
Skid Shoes
Included - Reversible
318 Pounds
Product Length
61.5 Inches
Product Width
30.5 Inches
Product Height
45 Inches
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 Robert, 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 Robert, 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 Robert, Product Expert

Ariens 926038 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
High Quality (7)
Exceeded Expectations (6)
Features (5)
Easy To Use (5)
Fast (3)
None (1)
Bad Instructions (1)
Unreliable (1)
Carb Problems (1)
No Cons For Me (1)
86% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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David Rolfe
Bristol, CT
Total Helpful Votes
63 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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Paul H.
Bountiful, UT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/8/13
Total Helpful Votes
50 Helpful Votes
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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Karl W.
Homewood, CA
Total Helpful Votes
52 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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Dawson, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/2/12
Total Helpful Votes
37 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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Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/9/11
Total Helpful Votes
48 Helpful Votes
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Didn't Last One Storm
Bought new in Nov 2011. Assembled and filled with fresh, high octane, stabilized gas. Started it up and it seems to run ok. Never got a chance to use it that winter because we didn't get any snow. In march 2012, I ran it dry and put it in storage for the summer. In December 2012, took it out of storage and filled it with fresh, high octane, stabilized gas. Started it up and it ran a bit rough. It ran fine for the first 30 minutes of its first storm a few weeks later and then started to... more
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Samuel M.
Shelton, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/5/11
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
58 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Ariens Snowblower is absolutely incredible with power to spare and clears 10" inches of snow in my 2500 sq. foot paved driveway in one hour flat. The only problem was during shipping this heavy machine, it had damage which I could not tell right upon inspection off the truck however ten days later when I finally got to assembling it I noticed then the muffler was caved down, the mufflers cover and choke switch was broken. So right then and there I called Snow Blowers Direct, had... more
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Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/19/11
Total Helpful Votes
30 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
" Old In Minnesota "
This is the second Ariens snow thrower I've owned. I had the first one for 31 years and it is still earning its keep as a hand me down. I found myself needing a snow blower that would throw snow further than the old one as my driveway changed from 900 sq feet to 6000 sq feet. When I started looking for a new blower I checked out products from several manufactures, Cub, Toro, MTD, Husqvarna and Ariens. The Ariens is a great blend of function, features and POWER. I also found the metal... more
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James J.
Bloomfield, CT
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/9/13
Total Helpful Votes
30 Helpful Votes
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Carburator Chokes Out In Heavy Snow
I just purchased the Ariens Professional ST28DLE 28 420cc, this September. On December 15, 2013, our first snow storm in Connecticut. After starting the machine it began to choke out in 6" of snow. I was able to finish the job, but it was slow going. The machine wanted to shut off. I am sad that I have to use my warranty already. I will call the dealer and see what they can do for me.
Cons: Carburator Problems, Chokes Out
James Does Not Recommend This Product
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Craig Budgeon
Spokane, WA
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Snow Blower Heaven
After the winter we had 2 years ago and the prediction of the same winter this year I decided to get a bigger, badder snow blower. I have learned from past mistakes to not buy "cheap" but to buy quality. After about a month of research I decided on a model from Ariens.

I currently had a two-stage 4 hp - 20" Toro that was a nightmare on wheels. Lack of power and reliability were a problem. I wanted more power, a little wider swath and more reliability. I decided on the PRO 28... more
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Frank T.
St. Michael, MN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/8/13
Total Helpful Votes
22 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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