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post #1 of 9 Old 11-04-2016, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Question Ariens chute

So I'm pretty new to the forum and all, but after spending some time here looking at different blowers, and comparing them to my toro, I was just wondering why ariens hasn't switched over to a QuickChute like Toro uses...its simply amazing to use, and so smooth...I don't understand why ariens hasn't adapted a similar system.

Am I missing something? Is the older manual crank chute better?

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Probably a patent from Toro.

It is an excellent selling feature for Toro.
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I guess...
They should do like everyone else does, and just paint it a different Color, and call it something else...lol.

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They have different controls on the Platinum edition blowers. Those machines allow you to control chute direction from the control panel. You don't have to lean over and crank the ice drill.

I suppose one argument in favor of the ice drill is that it's a pretty simple and robust design, but it's definitely not the most convenient way to control chute direction.
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The Toro Quick Stick chute is an excellent design and works very well. Ariens' reputation/image was built on robust build quality. A steel chute is an integral part of their heritage. My guess they don't want to risk that reputation by using a polymer chute, even though it would likely be easier to maneuver than their current offerings.

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I have never understood why it's difficult to turn a crank?

there is nothing wrong with the Ariens design, and I would argue its actually better..
because IMO simpler is better..less likely to break down, more likely to still work when you need it,
more likely to work in cold and snow and ice, and more likely to always work.

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+1 to Sscotsman. Crank System Works. Plastic and Cables Will Eventually Break.
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I've never had a quick chute before, so I don't know how durable it is...but one thing I do know is, I'm gonna have one ****'a good time playing with it when the snow finally does come.

I didn't mean to turn this into a "which one is better" discussion, I just didn't know why ariens hadn't converted to it yet...but like hsblowersfan said, Toro probably has patents on it.

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That Toro joystick would be too tempting for me to snap off and throw into the plastic recycle bin. The local small engine repair place which is part of an ACE hardware is a Toro dealer (not by choice but by requirement from Ace) and he's now worked on several with broken handles as a result of things falling onto them from in the garage. They are not very strong.
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