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Ariens 28 pro different model confusion

OK, not in the market for a new machine, bought a 28 Pro last year, model 926065 which still are offered for sale. But there is a new model, the 926077. Does Ariens change their model numbers to mark when they are produced or are actual changes made. So regarding the 926065, what changes are introduced with the 926077 other than being made during a later year?
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Ariens 28 pro different model confusion

I don’t own one but from other discussions I have read I believe they changed the model number when they converted from the B&S engine to the LCT engine this model year


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296065 has the Briggs. The 296077 has the Ariens AX. Since fall Ariens has stated limited quantities available on the 296065, so maybe you cannot even order it now.

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The Briggs Engine was cut in Europe due to emission regulations according to my reseller. Might be related in the US too

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The Briggs Engine was cut in Europe due to emission regulations according to my reseller. Might be related in the US too
I think Ariens wants all LCT power and $$$ are likely the reason. I like Briggs engines they have done right by me for decades. Honestly, as much as I like my Pro 28" if I could not get the Briggs engine on it one of the Simplicity Signature Pro series models might be in my garage now.

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Thanks guys....nice to have folks here in the forum who have no trouble providing answers to my many questions I ask over time. My Pro does everything I need clearing Ashland, Massachusetts annual snow. Now as to the new engine, I am happy with the B S engine it came equipped with.
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I talked to Ariens about their moving away from B&S. They said it was due to B&S having bought a number of snowblower companies. They don’t want their competitor to also be a supplier.
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