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post #1 of 17 Old 02-10-2018, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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12" of wet snow and 38 degrees.

My Ariens compact could barely throw it. Would a platinum or a Honda do any better. Which machine has the most power?
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I have a modded SnoTek which is a stripped down compact, A impeller kit will do wonders on it throwing the wet stuff. I did the impeller kit on another blower so plan to do it to the SnoTek soon.

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Honda would have taken care of that without breaking a sweat.

What are your neighbors blowing with?

I don't mind spending money, I mind wasting money.
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Honda would have taken care of that without breaking a sweat.

What are your neighbors blowing with?
junk. my ariens is the newest blower in the neighborhood. It works fine in powder snow, but I've outgrown it.
I want something wider and much more power.
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I got a cub with the 357cc engine. I live on a busy street so i wanted a blower with power as well. I get a,foot of snow at the end of the driveway everytime it snows from the plows. So far i havent had any issues
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does anyone know which models have the most torque or horsepower?
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Out here in the west, (when it snows)most of the time we get what's known as Sierra Cement, wet and heavy. Most of the people I know have Hondas. You put an impeller kit in a Honda snowblower and it's pretty much unstoppable.
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does anyone know which models have the most torque or horsepower?
Look on Ariens' website. Generally, the higher "trim level" machines are more powerful, for a given bucket width. A Platinum or Professional will usually have bigger engines than a Compact or Deluxe, for a certain bucket size. From smaller engines to largest, Compact -> Deluxe -> Platinum -> Professional.

The SHO models within a series are also more powerful.

Mine is 24", with a 318cc OHV engine. At one point, they sold a 24" 369cc OHV SHO model, not sure if they're still making that one. Edit: Yes, the Platinum 24 SHO.

At the other end of the spectrum, there's a 28" 254cc Deluxe. Which is perfectly fine for some conditions, but if you get deep/heavy snow, that engine & width combination isn't ideal. But there's a 28" Deluxe SHO for $100 more, which gets a 306cc engine; that's a worthwhile upgrade, to me.

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sounds like I should give an impeller kit a try. will it also clog less from trying to do too much snow too fast?
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sounds like I should give an impeller kit a try. will it also clog less from trying to do too much snow too fast?
yes you should try an impeller kit, it's cheaper than buying a new snowblower too. I have an impeller kit on one of my toro 521's and the 824 powershift hasn't seen much action since the kit was installed

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