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Help me choose!!!

Narrowed it down to 2:

Ariens Model # 921032 Deluxe 30 in.
- I know most people here like Ariens.

Husqvarna 1650EXL
- I know Husqvarna makes good robotic lawnmowers, but I don't know if they actually make the snowblowers or if they're built by someone else. I can buy this one at a local dealer which is nice. I would more than likely have to buy the Ariens at a home depot. Do they put it together!?

If you have any other recommendations, or minor details of why I should choose a different Ariens model, for instance, I appreciate it!

Thanks a lot for all the of the advice in advance!
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A description of what you have snow blow will be helpful. Ariens is a great choice!

Ariens Platinum SHO 24" Armored Up!
Toro S-620
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Narrowed it down to 2:

Ariens Model # 921032 Deluxe 30 in.
- I know most people here like Ariens.

. I would more than likely have to buy the Ariens at a home depot. Do they put it together!?

If you have any other recommendations, or minor details of why I should choose a different Ariens model, for instance, I appreciate it!
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As mentioned if you could post of your region and size driveway you need done it would help us to give you more recommendations and it would be better a dealer than Home depot because as you said they assemble it with unexperienced people. Good Luck

Snow Removal Apparatus I own:
Ariens ST1530DLE, and good ole arm powered scrapper.
The 15 HP is a new Ducar engine sold
by Princess Auto in Canada.
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I live in Southern Wisconsin. 3.5 car driveway. Not very long, 3 car deep. And sidewalk. I realize the two models may be considered overkill, but I'd rather too large than not large enough. I'm going to have it awhile! I also have a smaller backup snow blower I'll use if it's just an inch.

One concern I have, I'm on call for work and my girlfriend works 3rd shift. So, very often, I have to leave the house prior to blowing snow. So, it's packed down where our wheels are. I've heard that Arien's Autoturn has problems with this.

Thanks again!

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Ariens Model # 921032 Deluxe 30 in.
- I know most people here like Ariens.
News to me. We like all snowblowers. Don't let the Honda, Toro, simplicity, Yamaha, Hahn, Gilson, Deere, etc. etc. etc. owners know about this.

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Either of those should work but I would buy the one with the best dealer so if you do need parts you can get them. If they are both at the same dealer I would buy the Ariens. I live in Southern WI. Either of the blowers if you don't take care of them especially using a gasoline treatment you will have problems. I use 3 additives when when I buy my gas here in Sharon. One ounce each of Marvel Mystery Oil, Sea Foam and Stabil. Roger
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Hey you guys forgot to mention Snapper.

I would recommend for you to actually go and look at these machines that you have narrowed down to, and if possible do a side comparison. Things to ask yourself, does it feel like it is a well built machine, is it comfortable operate the controls, does it appear easy to maintain, how is there customer support, how well are the critical parts constructed?

I know that seems like a lengthy list, and there are probably other things that I have forgotten to add to that list. Ultimately, its going to be a subjective decision that you will have to answer for yourself, and with proper maintenance any machine can be reliable.

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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.
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Narrowed it down to 2:

Ariens Model # 921032 Deluxe 30 in.
- I know most people here like Ariens.

Husqvarna 1650EXL
- I know Husqvarna makes good robotic lawnmowers, but I don't know if they actually make the snowblowers or if they're built by someone else. I can buy this one at a local dealer which is nice. I would more than likely have to buy the Ariens at a home depot. Do they put it together!?

If you have any other recommendations, or minor details of why I should choose a different Ariens model, for instance, I appreciate it!

Thanks a lot for all the of the advice in advance!
To answer your one question......you can get it both ways at HD, either assembled or in the box....not sure if you have to pay extra for assembled ones

I'm a horsepower guy,,,,,,,the more horsepower or larger CC the better it will be.
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if I had to pick between those two. I would take the ARIENS. and that is all I am going to say on that 1. ALOHA to the forms..: cool:

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I would go for the most HP (ft/lb torque) that you can / want to afford. I must have looked at every model, compared auger sizes / impeller diameters, clearing widths / engine sizes and I landed on the Ariens Platinum 24 SHO.

I have a 20' x 40' inclined driveway, a 40' path on side of house and I clear a 2' x 30' section of the road that the plows so graciously leave behind along with what they deposit in front of my driveway.

The thing I learned the most was that engine power, auger / impeller diameter and their relationship to clearing width is what moves snow. Also, if you are not familiar with these machines, go see it in person. Pictures on websites do not do them justice. A 32" cut with a 400+ cc engine is a SERIOUS machine.

My Ariens has a 14" auger & impeller along with a 306cc (15 ft/lp torque) engine and a 24" clearing width. It is probably more machine than I need but its not complete overkill. It may also take me a few more passes to clear the snow but it's not going to be that much longer.

I have never wished for snow as much as I am right now . I know I will be smiling from ear to ear once I put it to work.

Good luck in your search.
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