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post #1 of 15 Old 11-24-2014, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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Ariens 24" Platinum or What other Beefier 24"

Looking to add a 2 stage to my lineup.

The Only requirement I have is 24" MAX bucket width.....

I love the Hydrostatic on the HS724 and the Chute Control.

The Ariens Platinum seems to have MORE POWEEEER though.
Which is important, as the primary reason I need a 2 stager is to deal with EOD.

Let me hear it. Ontop, $ for $, the Ariens is literally 50% less than the HS724.

I do really love the Hydro drive though. Worth the bucks to me...
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By chance are you in Canada? If so... Look at Yamaha
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LOL. I wish I was in Canada. It's a 6-8 hrs drive. I considered a a 'ole blue but between customs, and at least 13-15 hrs roundtrip, it would have to be a super deal on a Yammy to make it worth the trip
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I like the new Husqvarna ST324P model, it has a good sized engine: 8.5hp/12.5ft-lb and a hydrostatic transmission. I felt the build quality and construction was right there with the Ariens 24 SHO. It came down to me wanting trigger steering and not Auto-turn.

So I got the ST327P, if you have any questions let me know as they are a brand new model and not many people have them yet. We haven't gotten any white stuff here yet so I can only give you my observations on how I "think" it will perform
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Is Husky considered even in the same league of discussion ?
I can clearly see Husky being a consideration if I was looking at a backpack blower.

For snowblowers it was Ariens or Big Red.
Toro, which is not really on my radar, but that would be the 3rd option I would have looked at
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Yea, Toro gets good reviews too.

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He He. Gimme a 2 stager 24" with 400+CC and I'm game all day.

Again, this purchase decision is mainly fueled for EOD use
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Mobile,

I had the same delema as you and like I said I looked at all three units side by side and chose the Husky. I felt the build quality was equivalent to the Toro. The reason I went with the Husky was because of the feel on the Toro chute control while quick and easy, seemed flimsy. Also, the Toro 28 was a $200 more than the 27" Husky. To me the chute control on the Husky was more solid and equally easy to use, but slower than the Toro. Also the toro had gears and the Husky has the hydrostatic drive. I really liked the Ariens also, but wanted trigger steering as I don't trust auto-turn.

I urge you to find a dealer that has all the different models and compare for yourself.
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Where is your Husky made ?
My Husky blower in made in Japan...
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