I am in the market as well, and I see the toro 928 is $100 more than the Ariens 28 sho and it has a smaller engine....It looks like Toro bigger models cost more than the Ariens 28 SHO unless I am missing something?
I've read that the blower's engine can be smaller as the anti-clog system creates an efficiency of sorts - not 100% sure if I'm correct here.
My dealer is selling the 928 OAE for $1299 ($50 more than the Ariens Deluxe 28 Sho). Home Depot's site has the Toro for $1299 as well so if you're dealer is MSRP, they could potentially price match for you.
Last edited by schneid32; 10-09-2018 at 03:18 PM.