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post #1 of 21 Old 10-09-2015, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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First snow blower, first post!

Hi,

Just bought my first machine, a 28" SHO 306cc, model #921044. We just moved to Maine and I haven't touched a snow blower since I was a teen growing up in PA. That was some 35 years ago. Aside from a few nice features and certainly more power, they don't seem all too much different from the late '70s when I last used one.

I ended up buying it online. I'm handy with all things with an engine and figured I could handle almost anything to come along as well as the ongoing maintenance. If I have to use the warranty, so be it. The price difference was pretty big and I couldn't resist saving the money online. I bought it for $1285, to my door including lift-gate service.

I've already read the whole "auto turn" thread and watched the video on alignment and such. Any other tips on assembly of my new machine?

Thanks, what a GREAT forum and helped me come to my decision to get the Ariens!

Howard (now praying for SNOW)
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If you read the manual, step by step, and work on it slow and methodically, you should have NO problem with assembly. Ariens spells it out very easily, and if you have any problems, then just come back on this forum. There are many knowledgeable people on this forum that are very willing to help.

This Forum is fantastic, as you have seen.
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Welcome to the Snow Blower Forum

That's a nice Ariens you have, new machine doesn't need much but i'd check the oil level & maybe give it a coat of wax and buy a large mat to put under it in the garage. Just in time for winter/

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Welcome to the forum. Enjoy your nice new machine.

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Howard,

Congrats on a really nice machine, good choice an excellent combo of performance at a reasonable price. RIT333 gave some good advice regarding just going over everything in the manual. If you ever had any doubts on anything Ariens tech support is very accessible they don't try to palm you off on the dealer like most other manufacturers.

Good luck with it.
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Welcome to the SBF family. Hope to hear more from you as you get that new machine up and running and get a chance to use it.

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Thanks for the warm welcome everybody, as well as the tips! I don't foresee any problems. Yes, this is a GREAT forum, thanks!

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