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post #1 of 22 Old 11-17-2016, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Ariens Platinum 24 EFI Denver Area

Anyone have any luck in the Denver area or do I need to drive to Ft. Collins? Purchase online at SBdirect?
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If you feel comfortable assembling it yourself, then SBD is the way to go but I also like giving business to my friend Dave up at the Water Shed there in Ft. Collins. The prices from the local dealers in Denver @ Chatfield Rentals and that place up in Commerce City are not too encouraging.
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Will The Water Shed assemble prior to me driving up there to pick it up?
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Chatfield Time Rentals had a new Platinum 24 SHO EFI on the showroom floor when I picked up my Deluxe 28 SHO... I believe it was listed as the same price as the online dealers. They sold me my current version 28 SHO at less than online prices.
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Cool...I'll give them a call...thanks!
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They didn't try to talk you out of an Ariens in favor of a Toro, eh? That's what turned me off from them last year.
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They didn't try to talk you out of an Ariens in favor of a Toro, eh? That's what turned me off from them last year.
No, but they also had *LOTS* of Ariens inventory... I think they sold out of 28 SHO's already, had Deluxe 30 SHO's, Platinum 24's & 30's, and a few Pro's.
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Well, maybe Ariens had a talk with them. Good deal I might just have to swing by there sometime and see.
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No, but they also had *LOTS* of Ariens inventory... I think they sold out of 28 SHO's already, had Deluxe 30 SHO's, Platinum 24's & 30's, and a few Pro's.
Congrats on your new Deluxe 28 SHO a good choice, best of luck with it.

Ariens currently builds Deluxe 30's and Platinum 24 & 3O SHO's. The only Deluxe SHO model is the Deluxe 28.

Regarding dealers they are in business to make a profit. It is up to consumers to do their own research before buying. I had a local dealer here try to push Toro over Ariens and he was authorized in both brands. I have to think Toro offers dealers higher margins and i'm not saying Toro is a bad product. The dealer sales rep also told me that the engines were made by Toro in the U.S. and didn't know who Loncin was? Additionally another dealer who I like and have bought 2 machines from told me he never heard that some people have had issues with Auto-Turn. These experiences just reinforce that we have to do our homework when buying big ticket items. Even though in this case you probably wouldn't go wrong with either Ariens or Toro.

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Is the EFI worth the premium over the regular version or is it too soon to tell?
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