Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: 9,500 feet, Colorado
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.
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)