I think he is going to have a tough sell as I LOVE the 24" Sno-Tek but the larger variants all have just a 208cc engine as it is fine for a 24" but on a 28" I would say it was a bad decision on Ariens to go that rout and the remedied it by discontinuing the under powered units as they also used a 136cc on the 24". Now the largest they have is the 24" and I believe all have the 208cc engine now.
Sno-Tek Modded, 15"X-Track tires (Now has same X-Track tires but 13"x4" for better fit), 254cc engine LED light and hand warmers.
Snapper 6/22 sold but not forgotten. Was my first.
Ariens ST1027LE workhorse and going strong.
New 2017 Ariens Deluxe completely rebuilt after losing a fight with a forklift.