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post #1 of 12 Old 11-22-2014, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Ariens platinum 30 or husqvarna st 330

I am trying to decide between ariens platinum 30 or hv st 330, the local cost to me is 2300 for ariens and 2200 for the hv. I live in Newfoundland, canada so prices are generally high here. Just wondering which one you would choose?

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between those 2 I would have to take the ariens on that 1. ALOHA to the forms..: cool:

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Yes definitively Ariens you won't regret it.

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Actually the local dealer sells the platinum 30 sho for 2300 but I see Home Depot has the platinum 30 non sho for 1900, the Home Depot deal sounds good, what do you think.
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home depot is not always the best deal in the long run. a full service dealer is the best route to go.

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considering i just helped Jim (long story) purchase a husky 30", I would pull the pin on the Ariens Plat 30, from a dealer.

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Most everyone here will say the Airens, me too of course. However the Husqvarna ST330 is a very stout machine. With cast iron impeller and 10 year warranty cast iron gearbox the Husky is no slouch. In a machine against machine dollar near dollar comparison I would still go with the Airens. However, (again with however), if you need to buy one at a dealer and the other at a big box store then that might sway me one way or the other. If I were looking at machines in this pricey price range I would want to see the machines up close, move the controls and make sure I'm Ok fine with the layout of the controls, etc. You need to be happy with the way things work and that means going and kicking some tires on the showroom floor.
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What are the main reasons everyone here would choose the ariens?
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What are the main reasons everyone here would choose the ariens?
Not to be a smart a22 but how many 30 - 40 year old Husqvarna's do you see still being used?

Point is Ariens has been around for many years and knows how to build quality machines. I would put Toro in the same category as Ariens

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Ariens just has had a great reputation with their machines. Right there with the larger Toros and Simplicitys
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