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New Ariens and 3 inches of slush

I have about 4 hours on my new pro 36 machine and Tuesday it rained and then turned colder but still mostly rain.
When I got up around noon time (I work nights) the driveway was covered and so were the sidewalks. I was hoping it would have been clean, but no dice.

So I tried the new machine and it marched thru the slush like like a trooper. No issues at all.

Thanks Ariens!

I spent a lot of hard earned cash and they built me a good blower. I couldn't be more pleased on the performance of this machine. I still feel a bigger engine could be had I'd would have got it, but it blows snow where it came from and blows slush like a 8HP machine blows snow.

We are having a crazy winter. They said wet and colder, well we got the wet but the temps are slightly above which I won't cry about.

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The Ariens Pro 36 has a 420cc B&S engine, that must be close to 17 hp.
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It has the 420cc 21.0 torque engine.

If I go normal travel speed down the driveway and hit the heavy snow piles the engine will slow down some. But if you cut your travel speed a little and keep the engine wide open it goes thru the pile like it wasen't there.

It's a real good machine, but the bucket is wider and naturally your packing the snow into the impeller. Again, if they offered a 20HP engine it would be a true boss!

There are different conversion formulas on the net. 1 formula says 16.8 HP and the other says 14.39 HP.

I was hoping to never slow down my travel speed, but in reality you have to listen to the machine (any machine) and let it process the work.

The snow was real heavy (all that slush) and I did shovel the steps by hand. Wow that was tough to do. Thank GOD I have the Ariens to do my work!

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It has the 420cc 21.0 torque engine.

If I go normal travel speed down the driveway and hit the heavy snow piles the engine will slow down some. But if you cut your travel speed a little and keep the engine wide open it goes thru the pile like it wasen't there.
Are you sure the engine slows down? The governor senses any extra load by engine speed dropping and the governor opens the throttle almost instantly to recover to the governed speed (3600 +/- 100 rpm) as previously set. While the engine note changes to a much deeper sound the engine speed doesn't drop (perhaps momentarily it does).

When my machine encounters deeper or heavier snow the sound changes noticeably but the speed stays the same since the snow is thrown just as far. My machine has 414 cc and 20 ft lbs of torque so it is close to the Pro.

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Are you sure the engine slows down? The governor senses any extra load by engine speed dropping and the governor opens the throttle almost instantly to recover to the governed speed (3600 +/- 100 rpm) as previously set. While the engine note changes to a much deeper sound the engine speed doesn't drop (perhaps momentarily it does).

When my machine encounters deeper or heavier snow the sound changes noticeably but the speed stays the same since the snow is thrown just as far. My machine has 414 cc and 20 ft lbs of torque so it is close to the Pro.

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Yes the governor works fine. Once the governor can do no more the engine starts to bog down.
On my first movie I made you can see how I charge into the end of road pile and the engine bogs down some. No way of it stalling out just the RPM drops some. This happened on my first use taking the full width (36") at a pretty good clip.

I did this to see how strong the machine is and what I can get away with. "My learning curve".

Here it is watch the first minute or so as I approach the road the first time. (again the machine was brand new and I never used it before). Had around 7-8" (about 18" snow piles) and it was raining as I was cleaning the walks. I was afraid of freezing later in the evening so I went to clean everything at that moment.


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Yes the governor works fine. Once the governor can do no more the engine starts to bog down.
Yes, I can see there is not enough power to blow that much snow with a 36 inch wide bucket. Mine only has a 30 inch bucket so it doesn't slow down at that speed in those snow conditions. Good job on the video.

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I have about 4 hours on my new pro 36 machine and Tuesday it rained and then turned colder but still mostly rain.
When I got up around noon time (I work nights) the driveway was covered and so were the sidewalks. I was hoping it would have been clean, but no dice.

So I tried the new machine and it marched thru the slush like like a trooper. No issues at all.

Thanks Ariens!

I spent a lot of hard earned cash and they built me a good blower. I couldn't be more pleased on the performance of this machine. I still feel a bigger engine could be had I'd would have got it, but it blows snow where it came from and blows slush like a 8HP machine blows snow.

We are having a crazy winter. They said wet and colder, well we got the wet but the temps are slightly above which I won't cry about.
I know exactly how you feel being a CT guy myself. I just got my 28" Platinum EFI 2 weeks before and had an itch. I was hoping the first time scratching it wouldn't be with slush but it was. I was beyond shocked that it was tossing it 20-30' with ease. MY old unit my Dad always forced me to use wouldn't have gone 6'.

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Has of today, 29, January, 2017, our Connecticut January temperature is about 6 degrees above normal.
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