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RIP Mr. Michael Ariens

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Michael Ariens Obituary - Brillion, WI | Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

2014 Ariens Deluxe 30 #921032 w/Armor skids, LED's, Hand warmers.
2015 Ariens Path Pro SS-21 # 938033
2010 Toro 1800 Power curve (electric, for the deck)
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Sad news indeed.

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MTD....2 stage(modern 8.5 HP) not my favorite
Honda HS622 TA-B - acquired at an auction- nice machine for it's size.
Toro S-140- Picked it up on trash day... it runs, sort of.
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Long service and dedication to the company, may I express condolences to the family.

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Ariens ST1530DLE, and good ole arm powered scrapper.
The 15 HP is a new Ducar engine sold
by Princess Auto in Canada.
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Yes, Very long service to the Ariens company. Good to see The Ariens company doing well. I even seen an Ariens Lawn mower for sale at Mills Fleet Farm yesterday. I didn't even know they made Lawn mowers.
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He lived a full life, made a mark, and left a legacy.

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Toro 2450 (recent purchase)
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Craftsman 3/20 (also recent, will likely flip)
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God speed Mr. Ariens
Prayers up for the family and friends .

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Thank you for your comments on Mike Ariens. He was an amazing man and accomplished so much in his lifetime. He definitely made an impact on many people and was 100% dedicated to his family and his company. He will be greatly missed.

I want to share this video of Dan Ariens interviewing his Dad, Mike Ariens. This is one video in a series of videos produced to capture the milestone events for Ariens over the years. These videos were shared at our 80th Anniversary celebration of Ariens Company in September of 2013.

This video is titled Our First 500 Sno Thros, and it captures how Mike approached business decisions.

We hope you enjoy this video, and thanks again for your kind thoughts.

Mary Lyn

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I had watched that video just a few days ago and he came across as a very genteel, unassuming, non-judgmental kind of guy.

It seems he valued a building a legacy to provide for his family and community over becoming the richest guy in the neighborhood.

May he rest in peace.

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2014 Ariens Platinum 30 921029, 414cc LCT (mine forever)
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