16''+ heavy, wet snow put my 28 Pro to the test!!! - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
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16''+ heavy, wet snow put my 28 Pro to the test!!!

I started my beast and took a frontal attack out of my garage into the depths of my driveway. Impressed? My machine ran right into this stuff using 1st setting and there was NO stopping it! My neighbor was struggling with a 24'' something so after making my first pass, I went across the street, cleared plows deep snow and onward down his driveway. I cleared his whole driveway while he struggled to clear around his mail box.

YEAH, the Ariens 28 Pro lived up to my expectations. So after clearing neighbor #1, I started on neighbor #2 but the guy came out, thanked me and did the rest himself,

I am impressed! After all my less than positive comments about the auto turn, it is still about trade offs. I purchased the right machine. And before I put it away, I washed it with my garden hose. After that I connect my compressor to the water feed line for the hose and blew out all the remaining water in the pipe and hose. Done!!!!
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Nice! I look forward to the end of driveway with mine.

Comparable to eating my favorite dessert...lol

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One can never have too much power with a heavy, wet snowfall like this one!
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I started my beast and took a frontal attack out of my garage into the depths of my driveway. Impressed? My machine ran right into this stuff using 1st setting and there was NO stopping it! :
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Ariens Hydro Pro 28 . Never once clogged or bogged down in 14 inches of wet heavy snow. The EOD was over 24"-30" high by 24-36" wide. I needed to break some of it with a shovel and cleaned it up with blower. This picture is after the first pass of the EOD.
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Dang Very cool! This kind of snow finally gives a lot of blowers a chance to play for real. This is a great time to have plenty of power and traction on-tap!

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Dang Very cool! This kind of snow finally gives a lot of blowers a chance to play for real. This is a great time to have plenty of power and traction on-tap!
Yes RedOct, power and traction!!! I once thought I would need chains as I did with my Bolens. But the Bolens used a true differential so one wheel could slip and the machine would go nowhere. Well back to today’s Ariens! NO CHAINS NEEDED!!! I am a believer now.
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After struggling with my Cub Cadet in wet snow, I am very jealous.
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I saw a newer Ariens today throwing our wet slop a considerable distance.....it was one of the bigger models and was doing a FINE job! Also saw a smaller compact 24 struggling.......oh well.
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I saw a newer Ariens today throwing our wet slop a considerable distance.....it was one of the bigger models and was doing a FINE job! Also saw a smaller compact 24 struggling.......oh well.
As you know, being down on the south shore, this was very heavy snow.
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