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Probably overkill

After the last couple of winters, I decided to upgrade my little 24" Sno-Tek this year. My driveway has a decent incline, I have a fair amount of sidewalk to clear, and I get to dig out the mailboxes after the plow goes by. So, I ended up with an Ariens Platinum 28 SHO with RapidTrak (model 921057). Purchased from a local dealer along with the extended warranty deal for $99 right now.

Will be my first unit with heated grips and a headlight!

We've only had a little snow so far this season, and likely won't get any real snow until December. As much as I get tired of winter, I'm excited to try this thing out on some real snow!
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Very nice upgrade indeed! Congrats.

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I hope you kept the old one for a backup!....hate to see the old girl put out to pasture.......
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No such thing as overkill. Too much snowblower just means you get to go back inside the warm house sooner!
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what is this "overkill" that you speak of ??

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post #6 of 15 Old 11-14-2019, 04:43 PM
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You only live once, might as well have a decent size snowblower with heated grips.

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LOL, Overkill is my six snowblowers .
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I'll probably try and sell the old one. Don't really need 2 snowblowers in the garage. Hopefully I can find a good home for it.



Also trying to attach a couple pics of the new one. Not sure I have a high enough post count yet though.
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Cool is that a new trak design???? More drop shaped the oval....???
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Well i would take the Tekkie you have there...but if Mr. and Ms. Tekkie cuddle too much...I might have to deal with a few little Tekkies running around...ROFL!!

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