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Narrowed down to 2 Machines

Finally getting close to buying a blower. Got it narrowed down to just 2 now.

(1) Sno-Tek 24 Model: 920402

Pros: Price: $797.00
Easy to handle and lightweight
Controls at a nice height for me

Cons: Small tires

(2) Arien Compact 24 Model: 920021

Pros: Overall build and finish
Very easy to handle and lightweight
Good placement of controls for my height
Larger tires than the Sno-Tek
Dealer will deliver assembled; full tank of gas;
Pickup and drop if needed for warranty work or service
Interaction with dealer was very positive

Cons: Price: $1,199

Both decent machines for what I need, just debating if the price difference of $402 is worth it. Long term it may be worth the difference buying from a local dealer in my neighborhood. Hmmm, will take the plunge and buy one this week.

Paul
Ontario, Canada

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You should be able to get the compact at at a cheaper price at a another dealer. I would get the compact over the sno tek, the better auger gear box alone is worth the extra $$$

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I don't think I could ever buy a sno-tec


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I could check with the 2nd dealer we have and see if I can get it lower. The sticker price on it was $200 higher, they marked it down by $200. I am in Canada so not sure if the price they are asking is about right.

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I don't think I could ever buy a sno-tec


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the sno tek line of ariens built blowers are of much better quality than many, many, other machines on the market. jmo.

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