Are warranties transferable? - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 01-02-2018, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
JLawrence08648's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Lawrenceville NJ
Posts: 2,123
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 89
Thanks (Received): 175
Likes (Given): 68
Likes (Received): 406
Are warranties transferable?

I discovered this week that MTD warranties are not transferable, they stay with the purchaser, not the machine.

It was mentioned on here in a thread that the Ariens warranty is the same, goes with the purchaser, not the machine. Then someone who was selling his machine was told differently by the dealer. I can only assume the dealer or the seller is wrong, or there was a clause allowing the transfer.

If the machine is sold under the warranty the new buyer of the used machine does not benefit from the remainder of the warranty.

Input? Comments?

1986 Ariens ST522, 5hp, 22"
1995 Murray Craftsman 10hp, 29" w. 12" impeller
A 1983 Real John Deere 10hp, 32" w. 12" impeller, 16" auger, 20" high front, cast iron gear box, chains
Noma 9hp, 27" w. 12" impeller
Noma 5hp, 24" w. 12" impeller, 20" high front
Gravely Convertible, 12hp Kohler cast iron, 26" width, 600 lbs of cast iron & steel, 2 speed impeller, 4 ground speeds
Dynamark 8hp, 26", 12" impeller, for sale
Several other 5hp, 8hp, several 2 cycle, all for sale
JLawrence08648 is online now  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 01-02-2018, 09:32 PM
Senior Member
deezlfan's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Otsego Co. NY
Posts: 208
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 2
Thanks (Received): 12
Likes (Given): 3
Likes (Received): 30
If it doesn't use the word transferable in the first sentence I don't think you need to go much farther. Almost every warranty statement includes the phrase "to the original purchaser" so I don't see much wiggle room.

There's just one thing I'll guarantee , the best things in life, they sure AIN'T FREE !!

88 Craftsman II Trac-Plus 10/32 [wheeled conversion]
71 Ariens SnoThro 6/24 [Predator 6.5 repower]
72 Ariens SnoThro 6/24 with original Tecumseh H60
7? Ariens Tractor with rotary mower attachment [Tecumseh HSK100 repower]
deezlfan is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 01-03-2018, 01:55 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: CT
Posts: 121
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 7
Thanks (Received): 4
Likes (Given): 9
Likes (Received): 8
Warranty is non-transferable according to Ariens. Some dealers will be courteous and tell you to tell the new owner, bring the machine to me and Iíll take care of it under warranty.

Sometimes you donít ask questions when a dealer is willing to go above and beyond.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

2018 Ariens Hydro Pro EFI 28" #313 926068 - FOR SALE
2017 John Deere x758 w/54" HC mower, 14bu powerflow, 4-way QH, 54" blade, FM dethatcher, 18 steel cart
2017 Ariens 24" Platinum SHO EFI 921053 - sold
nastorino is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 01-03-2018, 08:16 AM
Senior Member
uberT's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Boston suburbs
Posts: 1,408
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 94
Thanks (Received): 84
Likes (Given): 219
Likes (Received): 134
Ariens clearly states the warranty is not transferrable. Not a grey area.
uberT is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 01-03-2018, 08:54 AM
Senior Member
jburson250's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Newmarket, NH
Posts: 260
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 14
Thanks (Received): 13
Likes (Given): 11
Likes (Received): 11
Page 1, first sentence, bold: "original purchaser"

Jim in NH
'14 Ariens Pro 28 926038
'18 Ariens Classic 24 920025
jburson250 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome