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Help think I made a mistake buying a Craftsman snowblower!!

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A few of us in our neighborhood just bought a Craftsman 24 inch snowblower yesterday. We split the cost 3 ways and two of us, including myself think we should have bought the ariens Compact 24!! I know that the Craftsman gets pretty good reviews but, it just seems the the Ariens is just bulit better.

We live about 12 miles from DC and some winters we get dumped on and some winters very little snow!! Everything from wet snow to dry snow!! I feel that a 24" snowblower is all we need.
Ariens just seems to be better all the way around!!

Please let me know what you think!

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post #2 of 50 Old 08-11-2014, 04:09 PM
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hello 1happyguy, welcome to SBF!! there is no comparing a new craftsman to a new ariens. can you return the craftsman so you can go get an ariens

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hello 1happyguy, welcome to SBF!! there is no comparing a new craftsman to a new ariens. can you return the craftsman so you can go get an ariens
Thanks and Yes I can return it!!

I don't want to break any board rules but the price difference is worth it for the Ariens!!
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i luv my older toro's but if I were to buy a new two stage snowblower an ariens would be number one on my list

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1-toro2450E-38419. 1-toro3000E-38435. 1-toro 3650E-38445
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Toro makes some good stuff!!
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Welcome.

What was the price difference, if you don't mind me asking?

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MTD....2 stage(modern 8.5 HP) not my favorite
Honda HS622 TA-B - acquired at an auction- nice machine for it's size.
Toro S-140- Picked it up on trash day... it runs, sort of.
Yamaha YS 240 TB "Ricky" latest Craigslist find- on the bench now.
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Its about $200 more than the Ariens compact 24. It seems that they have started to put in the Briggs in the compact 24 now.
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Hmm, for the extra coin you get a steel chute, cast iron auger transmission, a light, steel dash, and a remote control for the deflector(as far as I could tell).

And there is the option for hand warmers on the Ariens, did not see that on the Craftsman.

Craftsman's warranty, 2 years.

Ariens warranty, 5 on the auger transmission, 3 years on the rest of it.

I don't know, I'd take the other two along, and take a look at the Ariens. Just to keep the peace.

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Honda HS622 TA-B - acquired at an auction- nice machine for it's size.
Toro S-140- Picked it up on trash day... it runs, sort of.
Yamaha YS 240 TB "Ricky" latest Craigslist find- on the bench now.
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