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post #1 of 20 Old 07-31-2015, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Just pulled the trigger

Well I finally did it. I've been wanting a new snow blower, but nobody had any on the floor to look at after last winter.
I had trouble deciding between a platinum SHO 30", pro 28"and a pro 32". After seeing them in the shop, I went with the 926038 pro 28".
They were on pre season reduced price and I set it up to do the paperwork on the tax free weekend coming up. It was still to much money, but, I've got my new toy!!!

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Congrat's!

I just love new toys!!
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Nice! Yeah, snowblowers are expensive, but when you're getting hammered with tons of snow (like last Winter), they are priceless!

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Nice machine! Should come in very handy if we have another winter like last year.

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congrats on the purchase just don't start praying for snow

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Congrats. 420cc/28" = snow blowing fury!

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another congrats!!! and dont hope for snow!!!
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Well that just does it.... no snow for you. always seems that way lol .

good choice, get 'er barkin and set up before you really need it.

Enjoy the new toy
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congrats on the purchase just don't start praying for snow
It wouldn't bother me if it never snowed. OK, just once so I can try it. But not till January.

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Congrats that is a serious machine and I wish you the best of luck with it. I am considering the same models you did with the exception of the 32" which is simply too big for my needs. What made you decide to spend the extra few hundred for the Pro 28 over the 30" SHO? I assume it is just a lot beefier, I think they use a heavier gauge steel on the auger housing side panels on their Pro series. The photos on the Ariens website look like they went with wider 16 X 6.5" tires this year on the Pro 28 instead of the 16 x 5" did they?

I haven't heard much about the Ariens Polar Force 420cc engines by Briggs ( a few reviews on the Briggs website) but I would hope they are more powerful and more durable than the LCT's, I'm not saying the LCT's are bad, just that the Briggs Polar Force 420cc engine is billed as pro.

Sorry for all the questions but I am seriously considering the same 2 machines and would really appreciate any insights. One of the larger local dealers did not have either for me to see at this point and really tried to convince me to go with a Toro Power Max over Ariens as I mentioned in a post earlier this week.

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