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post #1 of 23 Old 11-03-2016, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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Optional Hand Warmers on 28" SHO. Are They Worth It?

I ordered the Delux 28" SHO and waiting for hand warmers to be installed by dealer. Are they worth having? Do they rob any power from the 306cc engine? are they always on?
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I do not have hand warmers on my own blower, but I did use a Husky with them , but I am always have good Ski-Doo mitts on so my hands never get cold. For me they are a waste of money I guess it is your choice. It does not take away from any power.

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They're nice to have if you're going to be out for a long time. I switch them on and off as I'm working. They get too warm (for me) if left on all the time.

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The factory installed grips on Platinum come with a switch. Your dealer should install that too. They are electric heating wire in them that gets power from the stator that also supplies electricity to your light. No engine power degradation. You just have to be careful if you decide to install any additional light since you will be drawing more power now.
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When it is cold up here the snowmobile mitts or gloves don't keep you warm without hand warmers. My Ariens is the first machine with heated grips and I love them, even with thick padding in my gloves palms the heat comes through. Well worth the money to me. There is an on/off switch when the weather is mild.

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I have never used my snowblower without gloves, so hand warmers for me are a complete waist of money, and unless they happened to already come on the blower I was purchasing, I would not get them intentionally

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My machine came with them, glad I have them though I did without them for years on my previous Machines. I feel the heat more when wearing thinner gloves. If you have a huge driveway and will be out there for long periods they are a godsend. If you have a 6 car or less driveway and don't get too many big storms you likely don't need them if you use a good pair of winter gloves. Best of luck with that nice new machine.

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I just got my first snowblower today... but I can say, I don't think I have ever shoveled without gloves, and wouldn't snowblow without them either.
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I love the hand warmers on my Deluxe 30 SHO. Nova Scotia winters can be brutal and I always manage to get my hands wet when clearing snow which in turn makes them very cold. I also turn them on and off as I sometimes find them a little too warm. I would definitely recommend them .

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I have them, they are easy to install and not expensive. My deluxe did not come with them from the Factory however they are readily available. Inevitably your hands do get wet and yes they are worth it!
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