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post #1 of 20 Old 08-21-2013, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
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Hand Warmers

I tried searching, but couldn't find anything (maybe you guys are just too tough for handwarmers..). Anyways, I am seriously looking at Ariens snow throwers. I like the Deluxe 28+, but I noticed that it no longer has handwarmers. At 63 years old, I have a problem with my hands turning to bricks in the extreme cold. I could step up to the Platinum, but it is a lot more money. Plus the Platinum is only available in 24 or 30".

My question is, how effective are handwarmers that are not put on at the factory?

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I have never used them myself so I don't know. I think I have heard of people putting on hand warmers that are made for snow mobiles as long as the current draw isn't greater than what your engine can put out.
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I have never used them myself so I don't know. I think I have heard of people putting on hand warmers that are made for snow mobiles as long as the current draw isn't greater than what your engine can put out.
I would try to go with an Ariens setup (if available) as I wouldn't want to void the warantee.
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The accessory ones Ariens sells are essentially the same ones that come on the machines stock. And yes, no warranty issues then.

http://ariens.custhelp.com/ci/fattac...w+SPAG_web.pdf
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The accessory ones Ariens sells are essentially the same ones that come on the machines stock. And yes, no warranty issues then.

http://ariens.custhelp.com/ci/fattac...w+SPAG_web.pdf
That's what I hoped to hear. Thanks for the link!
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Bruce,

Did you end up adding the hand warmers to your 28 Deluxe?
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Bruce,

Did you end up adding the hand warmers to your 28 Deluxe?
I thought I would try to get away with a good pair of gloves from LL Bean. Hopefully I won't regret it. I figure I can always add them later.
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Hello Everyone, new to this forum . I just purchased an Ariens deluxe 28
I believe its a 2010 or 2011 model. So in response to this post I added
heated grips from ariens. When you install them,turn them sideways to the inside. it makes it easier to install the other handle for the melt buddy.
Also when you order the heated grips you get a new harness, that has the hookup for the light ,so I ordered a new light (duallights now lol ) Heated grips are well worth it here's some pics
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Welcome to the forum loneraider. Your first post and already you're helping folks. You will be an asset to the community.
I really like the look of your twin headlight setup. It looks like it came from the factory that way.

By the way, I just went out and looked at my machine,which came with the hand warmers and the hole in the top of the grip (see your second photo) has a pop rivet in it to hold it in place and keep it from twisting.

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Thanks larry, the heated grips from ariens came with a solid brass bushing
that you installed into the handle bars before you put on the heated grips
it moves the heated grips back a bit so you can't use that screw hole.
but they give you some really good epoxy glue that you have to mix up.
( darn good stuff ) 5 mins and hard as a rock. Your right the lights look like factory & will be great lighting at night. The one I installed on the left interfered with the handle for the chute so I put in a small socket to move it over an inch.. works like a charm..!! her's a couple more pics
drift breakers and I installed ( home depot wheels with bearings ) in place of the skid plate..lol so far so good . scraper bar is about 1/4 off the ground. I'll update everyone later on how they do in the snow.
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