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Sealed The Deal

It's FINALLY done. I ended up striking a deal this morning on a brand new Ariens Platinum SHO Track 28 (Model 921052) with ADMAR Supply in Canandaigua NY - incredibly awesome folks there!


I've been all set to pull the trigger with SnowBlowersDirect.com but I kept digging and ADMAR came in $10.77 cheaper after all is said and done. And that even includes setup and delivery.


I've been to about 10 different Ariens dealers in the upstate NY area and no one wanted to move from the $2,099.00 retail price but they were willing to.


I'll get it paid for on November 17th and delivered soon thereafter.


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congrats.

you did your homework and did the legwork and you got yourself a good deal for a blower that should last a long time.

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Congrats that is a sweet machine and it sounds like you got a solid deal. Best of luck with it, should serve you well for many years to come and I'm sure you will get a lot of use out of it in upstate NY.

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Good for you. I'll be curious on your experiences with the new machine. As you know through our communications, I have taken possession of the same model. I am curious as to how well it will do... I am optimistic.

Some concerns noted through the many thread topics here is the speed and the ability to turn this track model...

My thought on those two aspects: faster is not always better and if I need to take a little more extra time to get a good clear (as long as the throwing aspect is proficient) then I am OK with that. As far as the turning ability, well I have had to do that anyway with my current and past blowers. If this take a little more then I am also OK with this as well. I just want a quality, long lasting, quality snowblower that will work when it needs to and stop and break a shear bolt when it has to.

I am more concerned with the ability to toss snow and climb the slight incline of my gravel driveway. I think the ability to raise the auger housing is a major advantage over that new-fangled wheel track thingy model that Ariens has. Sure, it might be quicker, but I think there are other factors to consider over speed.

Paulie- keep us posted.

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Atlas 2 cycle single stage for the deck
24" snow shovel
14" snow shovel
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Craftsman 357 cc (gone)
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good luck with it paul, if the rain over the last 24 hours here ( 7.0 inches in rain gauge ) plus 30 deg drop in air temp behind the front is a indicator of whats coming, we are in for it.
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That’s great that you found a dealer willing to budge on MSRP. I have a stihl dealer that does the same for me. Those guys are few and far between. Good luck with the blower.

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It was paid for today and I pick it up tomorrow morning. I want to thank everyone on SBF for their opinions, expertise and advice - it proved to be priceless! More pics to follow tomorrow.



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When you get it home, let me know your impressions of the joystick action at the handle... mine feels so cheesy and weak.

My snow clearing equipment:
Ariens Platinum Track SHO 28
Atlas 2 cycle single stage for the deck
24" snow shovel
14" snow shovel
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Husqvarna 357 cc (gone)
Craftsman 357 cc (gone)
Troy-Bilt 5.5 HP, 24" (gone)
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When you get it home, let me know your impressions of the joystick action at the handle... mine feels so cheesy and weak.


When I stopped in today, I, of course, had to stop and “play a bit” and specifically remembered you saying that in another post and examined it with you in mind. I didn’t get the impression that the controls were flimsy. But I’ll definitely look at it closer tomorrow. Just so we’re on the same page, you’re referencing the chute control, deflector control or both?


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It's the left side control that when "rotating" the wrist it changes the chute rotation angle, not the up/ down of the top of chute.

The cheesy one has a slight forward action to unlock it to then rotate to change the chute angle.

My snow clearing equipment:
Ariens Platinum Track SHO 28
Atlas 2 cycle single stage for the deck
24" snow shovel
14" snow shovel
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Husqvarna 357 cc (gone)
Craftsman 357 cc (gone)
Troy-Bilt 5.5 HP, 24" (gone)
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