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Are these the last of the Ariens 921036?

So I came across the Ariens 921036, which is the Deluxe 28" with the Made in USA, 342cc Briggs "Pro" engine. I watched this on ebay... and on Friday there were 5 left... today there are 4 left.

Is this the last of these to be found? Or are people seeing these locally in dealers on occasion.
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McHenry seems to have the last of them. I think only 800 or so were produced. I was told there will be no more. Most dealers in my area told me such a machine didn't exist...

I ordered mine from Speedway, but I think they're long gone.

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Thanks! Do you have any issues with yours after adding the armor skids? Did that effectively "smooth out" the auto turn? I typically shy away from "automatic" anything as I tend to prefer manual controls. I guess I don't trust it.
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Yeah, a lot of people fuss about the auto-turn feature. I understand why...it does make the machine jump around a bit.

To be honest, the ArmorSkids have yet to be fitted. I wanted to try the machine without them to see how much of an improvement there is. I can tell ya the ArmorSkid is quite a bit longer and I have to believe they will give the machine superior directionality. That's basically what I've heard others say.

The only time I find the auto-turn to be obnoxious is when a car has driven over the snow before the driveway could be cleared. The auto-turn reacts oddly to that hard packed snow from the tires. Could I live without the auto-turn feature? Sure. However, I don't think it's enough of a turn off, at least in my setting, to stop me from purchasing the machine. Remember, this feature is "trickle down" from their premium line and we're supposed to be grateful it's finding its way onto the lesser machines

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Remember, this feature is "trickle down" from their premium line and we're supposed to be grateful it's finding its way onto the lesser machines
It seems like a great feature in ideal conditions. The problem is, I'll have tire tracks frequently. Maybe beefy skid shoes would fix it... I don't know.

I also have along stretch of sidewalk to clear. If this hangs up on sidewalk cracks... I guess I don't wanna find out the hard way.

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Well the "4 left" went down to 1 , and I decided to bite the bullet and order this unit. Once I get it, I'll try it over the sidewalk dry and see if it hangs up. Might go armor skids just to be safe anyway, do you remember what size you bought? I can measure when I get it too, just curious if it was a known size. Thanks.
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Looks like McHenry upped the price even more now (after my order). The ebay listing is now $1350 (+50) and their website lists $1479 (+100). And if there was only "1 left", then the ebay auction would get cancelled, so it seems its more a sales tactic at this point. Who knows how many they have.

That's getting a bit ridiculous, for $1800 (currently 10% off) you can get a Toro Power Max 1128 OXE that has the 342cc Briggs on it... only when you resell it, you can say it was originally $2000, not originally $1200 but I paid $1500. And for $2000, you can get the Pro 28.

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Well the "4 left" went down to 1 , and I decided to bite the bullet and order this unit. Once I get it, I'll try it over the sidewalk dry and see if it hangs up. Might go armor skids just to be safe anyway, do you remember what size you bought? I can measure when I get it too, just curious if it was a known size. Thanks.
Very nice. Congratulations on it!

I can check tonight, but the info on their website was fairly clear when selecting which part number.


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Well the "4 left" went down to 1 , and I decided to bite the bullet and order this unit. Once I get it, I'll try it over the sidewalk dry and see if it hangs up. Might go armor skids just to be safe anyway, do you remember what size you bought? I can measure when I get it too, just curious if it was a known size. Thanks.
Congratulations on the 921036 Deluxe 28

I have one for sale for some one that can come and get it


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I have one for sale for some one that can come and get it
This winter take a video of you're blower handling the first storm... then post your other unit to Craigslist showing how capable the machine is... it'll be gone quick
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