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Ariens 2016 Changes?

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Has ariens released the changes for the 2015-2016 models yet? I am mostly interested in the 28" Hydro Pro offerings as that is what i will be looking to obtain this fall.
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I contacted Ariens and they said details were to be made public at the end of July or early August. I was also hoping someone with some inside information would post details sooner.
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I do have a little bit of information. I am going to be purchasing the Ariens Platinum 24 SHO (921038). On doing a bit of web browsing, I found a couple of sites (snowblowersdirect.com) that has the engine as 369 cc's (was 306, believe the 369 is what was on the Platinum 30 SHO). I contacted a local dealer that does a lot of online business and they confirmed 369 cc's for the engine size for this model, they had 17 of the new ones already, the only specific change the guy I spoke with was aware of was the engine size going from 306 cc's to 369. I would imagine there could be additional changes, but I couldn't tell you what those would be. On snowblowersdirect.com I am seeing:

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Some more details from snowblowersdirect.com for the Ariens Hydro Pro (28") 420cc Two-Stage Snow Blower, not sure if this is any different than what last years specs were (I would assume this is for the 2015-2016 one):

Ariens Polar Force 420CC Engine By Briggs And Stratton
•Certified -20ºF start
•120 volt electric start with recoil backup (cord not included)
•Throws snow from 3 ft. up to 50 ft.

Hydrostatic Drive System
•Infinitely variable speed (up to 2.6 mph)
•Cold start capable - no warm up time
•Commercial grade cast iron gear case

New Auto-Turn Steering Technology
•Mechanical transmission allows for more fluid turning

200 Degree Turn Radius Quick Turn Chute
•Single lever adjusts direction and height of snow stream

Remote Chute Deflector Control
•Dash-mounted control to change position & angle of the deflector

Interlocking Controls
•Locks both handles, freeing one hand for chute operation

Handwarmers
•Keeps your fingertips toasty warm in sub-zero weather

Halogen Headlight
•Plow through heavy snowfalls on the darkest of winter nights
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I have been told prices are moving up.

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Good point on the prices. The $1499 I was quoted by the local dealer and showing at snowblowersdirect is $100 over the $1399 from last year, assuming paying full price.
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Yeah, that's the same I was quoted a new SHO 24".
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Hey guys. Checked out the Ariens site and the Platinum 24 and 30 are showing the updated cc's (369 and 414 from 306 and 369). Not sure if everything, including other models' specs are updated. Take a peek.

http://www.ariens.com/en-us/snow-blowers
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Seems to me that the Platinum models simply changed to being only two variations, dropping the non-SHO versions of the two sizes. I know the Platinum 30 SHO from last year already had the 414cc motor. I think it was the non-SHO that had the 369cc motor, and that's gone.

I could be wrong though, my memory sucks.

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