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Deluxe 28 SHO vs Platinum 24 SHO

Ariens Deluxe 28 SHO (28") 306cc Two-Stage Snow Blower 921048
Ariens Platinum 24 SHO (24") 369cc Two-Stage Snow Blower 920150

I have a 2400 square ft paved driveway in Buffalo, NY and looking @ the above snow blowers. They have similar output with the 24 inch exceeding the 28 inch 1 ton per hour. The handlebars on the 24 seem to be about a inch higher which is more comfortable for my height. The smaller width also provides better storage during the summer months.

Of course the 28 is 4 inches wider so I'll have to make an extra pass on every 7th pass but maybe the 1 extra ton per hour output would make up the difference. The other plus of the 28 is the price is $300 less.

Anything I may be overlooking on the above snow blowers?
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You never take full width while snow blowing. If the bucket is 28" you may take 26". Why? Because there is a little spill over or spit out at times.
I personally would always go a little wider than narrower because you finish faster. Even if 10 minutes sounds great when your in freezing cold to get back in a warm house makes all the difference in the world.

Spend a few dollars more and buy the Platinum 28" with the larger engine.

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Between the two I'd go with the 24" Platinum SHO. Here's why:
Platinum has:
Bigger engine for moving heavy wet + end of driveway snow better.
Handwarmers.
Better chute controls,(IMO) than the Deluxe.

Of course like @Ariens hydro pro says if you can swing the 28" Plat SHO go for it!

BTW if your dealer is open this morning get over there now before you get dumped on.

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Ariens Platinum SHO Rapidtrak 28 is the only available 28 inch model in the platinum line and $600 more than the Platinum 24 SHO. I hear the tracks are great, but on my flat driveway seems like overkill and for only 4 more tons per minute not much value for $600 more.

The next model up for $300 would be Platinum 30 SHO.
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Ariens Platinum SHO Rapidtrak 28 is the only available 28 inch model in the platinum line and $600 more than the Platinum 24 SHO. I hear the tracks are great, but on my flat driveway seems like overkill and for only 4 more tons per minute not much value for $600 more.

The next model up for $300 would be Platinum 30 SHO.
Dealer is probably open, go over and play with the controls. I like having more power so the Plat 24" SHO would be an easy choice for me. I almost bought one but I got an excellent price on my Pro 28"'

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