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YouTuber's video of "junk" Ariens still up

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I remember this guy from last year.

Didn't Ariens give him another machine to make things right?

If so, he should take the video down.


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No they gave him a tracked blower to try while they check his out, then said nothing was wrong with his that it was suppose to work that way and he bought the wrong blower for his use and would not take it back (according to him).

He has it for sale or sold it and went to a blower behind his tractor.

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Also, he wasn't impressed with the Ariens track either. He said something about it, but I don't remember. Something like the friction drive dish is soaking wet and it won't dry up for days causing the belt to slip.

People think he whined too much, but I think he made some good points. I meant those are well known problems that Ariens have. I have no problem with his video showing up on Youtube. That is how companies make changes. Ariens makes good snowblowers, but can make mistake and go cheap sometime.

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Thats a typical Ariens for you. Thats why Honda's are more expensive, the Hydrostatic drive does not slip like all friction drive do, whether they are dry or wet, they slip.
I can see he was not satisfied with Ariens at all and I don't blame him.
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The friction drives on my old Yamaha’s have never slipped, both are track blowers and will just spin the tracks when it can’t push anymore.


The blower in his videos looked like it was a useless, not even paying attention to what he said, just watching it try to move snow was pathetic.

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The friction drive on my 2015 Ariens Platinum 30 SHO has never slipped either. I have not heard of any other Ariens model with the disc drive system having the slipping problem either. Ariens could not find a problem with that machine either; so perhaps we are down to one machine with one operator with a problem among thousands that do not have the problem.

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Thats a typical Ariens for you. Thats why Honda's are more expensive, the Hydrostatic drive does not slip like all friction drive do, whether they are dry or wet, they slip.
I can see he was not satisfied with Ariens at all and I don't blame him.
Honda is twice the price. That hydrostatic goes out, you say goodbye to it.

Snowblower should be simple. I prefer Ariens over Honda. Those problems are not on every Ariens snowblower and they can be fixed. It is just that, they should work perfectly out of the box.
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The friction drives on my old Yamaha’s have never slipped, both are track blowers and will just spin the tracks when it can’t push anymore.


The blower in his videos looked like it was a useless, not even paying attention to what he said, just watching it try to move snow was pathetic.
At the time this video first aired on this site, the overwhelming conclusion was that the operators technique was to blame for the problems he was experiencing. I guess these comments were put on his site because he responded with the notion he was an expert with lots of experience and that the machine was the problem and not him.

The machine is not useless, but in some hands any machine can appear useless.

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Kubota tractor and 48" Woodmaxx snowblower is what he has now. I guess he passed on the Honda snowblowers and got a clue as to what he really needed all along.

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Thats a typical Ariens for you. Thats why Honda's are more expensive, the Hydrostatic drive does not slip like all friction drive do, whether they are dry or wet, they slip.
I can see he was not satisfied with Ariens at all and I don't blame him.
I think your statement in red is unfair and not justified. The video's depiction of the performance of an Ariens Platinum is certainly not typical, but performance is a combination of machine and operator. In this case the operator's performance is somewhat unexpected for an experienced and expert person as he claims.

While Honda snowblowers may well be more expensive, the troubles they have shown are not insignificant and encompass the higher end of the line with many well documented issues.

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