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Deciding On A New Ariens 10HP. Where to get best online deal?

After owning only Honda's and posing this question on the general snowblower forum , I have decided to switch to Ariens for my small commercial operation.

I have a HS624 for my drive but wanted something bigger for the 3-4 drives and maybe more that I need for commercial use and big berms.

I heard somewhere that there is an online dealer that is currently offering 25% off list, free shipping , and no tax in Maryland. I could not find them.

Is there anyone here know of them? Or do you know of any good deals right now online? We are in California but it does not matter where we get it to save on taxes.

Reputation of dealer is very important.

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Is it Jack's in Maryland and is $1200 a good price for a 28 Inch?

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...Reputation of dealer is very important.
Just on the odd chance something would go wrong, I'd probably bite the bullet and buy my first Ariens from a local dealer, then you start a good relationship for any further trouble shooting, parts, service, advice, etc.

You can then go mail order for the other one(s) you'll probably end up getting.

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For business, I could see 2 identical Ariens 28" for less than one Honda HSS as mighty hard to pass up. Same backup machine, swappable parts if needed...hard to beat.

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Couple of years ago I bought a TroyBilt Storm 2410 208 cc engine snowblower online and regretted it. Snowblower worked fine, sold it when I moved last year. Problem was the shipping. It was shipped from Illinois on two different LTL carriers and one of them damaged it. Stuck a fork truck thru the bucket. Was an easy fix, new bucket and augers. Was a pain to get one of them to pay for it. I knew all the scenarios and tricks of the trade since I worked 34 years as an OTR driver. Finally had to lawyer up to get anywhere.
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I'd like to hit "Like this post" 524SWE, but ouch, too bad you had to go through that.

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Hello All, im very old school and believe that a rebuilt older ariens is cost effective, more reliable than a newer ariens unit.

Im sure there are differing opinions, as people can be brand loyal or believe what salesmen tell them, or just believe what they want to and thats ok. Im not wanting to start a bashing discussion, just offer some advice from a user & mechanics point of view.

My preferred machine of choice is a 1980 to 1988 32" machine like a 924044 or similar. Between buying a donor machine, new 13 HP b&s engine, all bearings / belts/ bushings and worn items, doing the work yourself you can have a rock solid - bulletproof- reliable machine for around a thousand bucks. In comparison to what a thousand bucks buys you today for a new machine, it is an easy decision to the informed person.

You can choose other models to rebuild if wanting different bucket sizes, but the 32" will make quick work of your task in a short amount of time, which is your goal in business. I have several older ariens machines that I have re-powered and refurbished, they are awesome machines and perform well. I've modified them a little bit, but thats what motorheads do.

Orangputeh it's too bad your soo far away from me, I'd build you one **** of a machine that you would enjoy using. Im just finishing up a 32" machine i put a 12.5 LCT engine on, completely refurbished & painted that ill be selling for around $950.
You might find a forum member near you that rebuilds snowblowers and see what he recommends for your needs. Just ask if you have any questions about older ariens, id be glad to help in any way i can.

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Just on the odd chance something would go wrong, I'd probably bite the bullet and buy my first Ariens from a local dealer, then you start a good relationship for any further trouble shooting, parts, service, advice, etc.

You can then go mail order for the other one(s) you'll probably end up getting.
Local dealer in Reno is $450 more with taxes included. They will honor the 3 year warranty, won't they if I buy elsewhere?

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they will....but you will normally go to the back of the line. not good if you have driveways to clear.

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Local dealer in Reno is $450 more with taxes included.
Ouch.

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They will honor the 3 year warranty, won't they if I buy elsewhere?
Chances are high what nwcove says is true.

I had it happen to me in the computer world. Spent really good money on a mail-order custom configured tower, had problems, manufacturer made me go to the local repair source/dealer and since I didn't buy from them, waited 6 weeks for a repair that didn't work. After 4 months of back and forth and three repair attempts, I got a new replacement machine because of the 3-strikes rule.

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