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Ariens Path Pro 208 Sprays Snow Rearward

Just bought the Ariens SS and am disappointed in one thing so far. While the auger clears snow quite well down to the pavement, I am getting quite a bit of snow spray under and out the back of the snowblower, which makes it leave snow after each pass.

The effect of this is that where I thought I would have a basically a clear driveway without having to do any touch-up, it looks like I may still have to. In the past, I have been using a long-handled rubber squeegee about 3 ft. wide and this gets rid of the snow right down to the concrete really well - but, it's another step.

But, what I saw today was not what I expected out of the SS as it left quite a bit of loose snow rearward.

Is this normal? Is there a solution for it?

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I've never used one of those. On my single stage machines, you'd raise the handles, to make the paddles hit the ground, to clear down to pavement.

Is it possible that perhaps you're raising the handles more than needed, so that the scraper bar is coming up off the pavement, giving the snow a way to spray under the machine?

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can you post a video of what it is doing as well?
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Well, I don't think so... but that's a good point. I'll watch for that next time out.

In my research to decide what to buy, I do remember someone posting the same issue somewhere. But, I couldn't find it in this forum.

Thanks for the suggestion.
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Can't post a video until the next snow here in Michigan. It is now heading toward 30's and 40's the next few days and I have no snow to remove at this time.

Good idea, though.

Also, I'm going to see what the dealer says tomorrow.

I hope this is something I can resolve as I almost purchased the Toro Snowmaster which it looks like would propel better up my driveway with a slope. The Ariens SS didn't go up the drive quite as well as I thought it would... and it screams going downhill unless I lift. Not the safest on the slope.

But others seem happy with it on their driveways with slope.
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Single stage machines tend to do that if you lift them up too high or if you are going over uneven ground.

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