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post #1 of 23 Old 01-20-2016, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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My new Ariens Platinum SHO 30" model#921040

Here's some pics of the beast....it's does a lovely job without bogging down

In some of the pics you'll see some out of place drift cutters...they are off the Poulan Pro I'm retiring... I was waiting for the ones I ordered from the Ariens dealer.







Crooked sticker...hmpf




The great job it did in cutting down drifts in my front yard ...


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post #2 of 23 Old 01-20-2016, 05:54 PM
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mmmmm.....eye candy !

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Need to delete this thread. It's nothing but snow blower porn !!

Very nice machine. You might be due for a good LED flood upgrade

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Make sure the windows are up before the snow plow goes by !!

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how is this machine climbing hills and slopes
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88, it looks great. Enjoy! Ohhh, and welcome aboard !!

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how is this machine climbing hills and slopes
I really couldn't tell ya....my property is relatively flat
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I was going to purchase the ariens with the track but dealer felt their not as good and slower paced and that they will still climb hills cause of the tire having great tracktion
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Nice machine!

FWIW, the slightly older Platinum 30 (non-SHO) that I have has no problem at all with the hills I have to deal with. Not terribly steep, but still doesn't slow at all going uphill through the berm created by plows pushing snow against the cars parked in front of my house.

Admitting I've never had a tracked machine, I've never felt as though it would be any better. Certainly the wheeled machine is a breeze to get in & out of my walk-in cellar, easy to spin it around inside too.

Absolute BEAST, those motors rock.

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Nice machine seems to be getting the job done. We may finally be getting some real snow this upcoming Saturday hope to put my Platinum 24 SHO to work for the first time.

The one thing I don't like at this point is the gas cap it seems difficult to remove (on these GEN III LCT motors it is almost like a car radiator cap less the spring) when the machine sits for awhile and is more complicated than it should be. I took it off today and the strainer nearly came off with it, did not go back on easily, just seems like a poor design relative to my 2 previous late model LCT equipped Ariens units.

Best of luck with it!

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Nice machine seems to be getting the job done. We may finally be getting some real snow this upcoming Saturday hope to put my Platinum 24 SHO to work for the first time.

The one thing I don't like at this point is the gas cap it seems difficult to remove (on these GEN III LCT motors it is almost like a car radiator cap less the spring) when the machine sits for awhile and is more complicated than it should be. I took it off today and the strainer nearly came off with it, did not go back on easily, just seems like a poor design relative to my 2 previous late model LCT equipped Ariens units.

Best of luck with it!
I removed the strainer from the fill opening since it was hard to get the cut-outs aligned with the tank cut-outs. This was recommended by several users on this forum and it works. The cap now fits easily on the tank at first try so it is perfect now.

There appears to be a small opening around the fuel shut off fitting in the tank and the inlet pipe is slightly above the tank bottom as well (when tank is empty there is some fuel left). The fuel pipe has an external white tube strainer too, so the carb float bowl is well protected from debris.

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