||02-23-2014 05:52 PM
Looking to buy 28-32" Ariens....
I'm new to the forum and recently sold my MTD / Craftsman 28" snow blower that worked "ok" for me the last 10 years of ownership. The Tecumseh L-Head ran great as long as the carb was cleaned / maintained every year (fixed jets...), however the sloppy cable "joystick" chute controls and 12" impeller made for rough going when the snow got deep and frankly it started feeling worn even though there wasn't many hours on it....
Now I'm on the search for a gently used 28 - 32" Ariens as a replacement and looking for advice on what's best. Some of the machines I've been exploring on Craigslist are the following...
- Deluxe 28 - 30 (Some Tecumseh, Some Briggs)
- 1130DLE (11HP Tecumseh)
- Pro 30 -32 (Polar Force Briggs)
- ST1032 (Tecumseh)
Anything to look out for with these....they all have their little differences (engine's obviously) chute controls, handle bar, headlight choices, etc.