28 SHO vs 30 Deluxe - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 33 Old 08-29-2015, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: St Stephen,New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 58
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 9
Thanks (Received): 4
Likes (Given): 1
Likes (Received): 16
28 SHO vs 30 Deluxe

I live in New Brunswick Canada where we get 6-12 inches routinely occasionally more and some drifting. Also some heavy wet stuff. I currently have a 15 year old Yardworks from CTC 30 in 10.5 hp that struggles some. What do you recommend?
Bob z is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 33 Old 08-30-2015, 08:43 AM
Senior Member
 
POWERSHIFT93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: PARADISE CITY, MN
Posts: 9,602
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 508
Thanks (Received): 380
Likes (Given): 291
Likes (Received): 1383
GO with the SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Long LIVE THE POWERSHIFT!! MAY IT NEVER RUST IN PEACE!!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MAHALO!!!!!!!!!
POWERSHIFT93 is offline  
post #3 of 33 Old 08-30-2015, 09:54 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 129
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 10
Likes (Given): 2
Likes (Received): 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob z View Post
I live in New Brunswick Canada where we get 6-12 inches routinely occasionally more and some drifting. Also some heavy wet stuff. I currently have a 15 year old Yardworks from CTC 30 in 10.5 hp that struggles some. What do you recommend?
They are basically the same machine except for the width and probably the impeller RPM. On the SHO models Ariens tends to run the impeller about 5% faster.

I don't think there is a right or wrong answer here. The SHO will throw a hair further, and will be able to go a bit faster through the really deep stuff. The 30 will give you a bit wider cutting width and will go though the normal 6-12" snow just as fast.

Personally I would go with the 28 SHO since it will be a bit easier to store and maneuver. 28" is a nice size.

Ariens Platinum 30
Stuofsci02 is offline  
post #4 of 33 Old 08-30-2015, 10:40 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 550
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 6
Thanks (Received): 41
Likes (Given): 42
Likes (Received): 98
Depends on how much area you have to clear.

Heavy wet snow the SHO would be the better choice.

Did you consider the 30 SHO with the 414 cc?

Last edited by scrappy; 08-30-2015 at 10:44 AM.
scrappy is offline  
post #5 of 33 Old 08-30-2015, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: St Stephen,New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 58
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 9
Thanks (Received): 4
Likes (Given): 1
Likes (Received): 16
I am considering it as well. Is it worth the $400 extra? Would I notice a huge difference?
Bob z is offline  
post #6 of 33 Old 08-30-2015, 04:13 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 943
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 66
Thanks (Received): 123
Likes (Given): 114
Likes (Received): 157
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by scrappy View Post
Depends on how much area you have to clear.

Heavy wet snow the SHO would be the better choice.

Did you consider the 30 SHO with the 414 cc?
Also the 2016 Platinum 24 SHO with the 369 engine if the driveway is on the smaller side.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob z View Post
I am considering it as well. Is it worth the $400 extra? Would I notice a huge difference?
I think you would notice a huge difference going to the Platinum 30 SHO, it is awesome in all conditions including the end of driveway pileup. The Platinum 24 SHO had the 306 engine in 2015 and is increased to 369 for 2016, so perhaps the SHO needs more power (than 306cc) to run the impeller faster. Perhaps the Deluxe 28 SHO may not be such a good choice (down on power) for wet snow or end of driveway pileup. The light fluffy snow is not usually much of a problem anyway.

There are other features on the Platinum models that improve the value to me in my area, and you cannot have too much power.

2015 Ariens Platinum 30 SHO - model 921040
Town is offline  
post #7 of 33 Old 08-30-2015, 04:34 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 550
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 6
Thanks (Received): 41
Likes (Given): 42
Likes (Received): 98
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob z View Post
I am considering it as well. Is it worth the $400 extra? Would I notice a huge difference?
Going by your old machine is a 30, and with 10hp. Seems you would be happier with the bigger engine. The 24 SHO with 369cc must be an animal, but maybe too small for your clearing needs.
scrappy is offline  
post #8 of 33 Old 08-30-2015, 06:29 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 129
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 10
Likes (Given): 2
Likes (Received): 24
I have last years Platinum 30 with the 369cc and I could not overload that sucker. My brother has last years Platinum 24 SHO with the 306cc and he could no overload it either. Now both models come with bigger engines ... WOW

I think any of the choices you have mentioned will be sufficient. The platinum series gets you the hand warmers and better controls. The SHO might throw a hair further.

I will be honest... The hardest part with my Platinum 30 369cc was going fast enough to fill the bucket... Unless there was 10" or more of dry snow I could operate at speed 6. Even the wet and EOD was never a problem.

Before this machine I had a 24" 5.5hp MTD and it would take over an hour to clear my 80ft long 40ft wide driveway if there was more than 6". Last year it never took me more than 10 min to do the driveway...

I think you will be happy with any choice...

Ariens Platinum 30
Stuofsci02 is offline  
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes PixMan liked this post
post #9 of 33 Old 09-17-2015, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: St Stephen,New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 58
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 9
Thanks (Received): 4
Likes (Given): 1
Likes (Received): 16
I think I'll go with the Platinum 24 sho. Reports say will clear more snow than 30 deluxe or 28sho due to the 369cc engine. Any comments?
Bob z is offline  
post #10 of 33 Old 09-17-2015, 11:08 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 129
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 10
Likes (Given): 2
Likes (Received): 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob z View Post
I think I'll go with the Platinum 24 sho. Reports say will clear more snow than 30 deluxe or 28sho due to the 369cc engine. Any comments?
I don't think that is an accurate statement, but the 24SHO is a good machine.

The only time I would imagine it would clear more snow than the other two is if it is very wet..

Ariens Platinum 30
Stuofsci02 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome