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Or is it my understanding they are all made in China???
On that note what other makers are still made here?
 

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All Ariens are made in the USA, the snowblower itself, but not the engine.
All 2-stage snowblower engines, on all 2-stage snowblowers by all manufacturers, are now made in China.
(except for perhaps Honda, some engines made in Japan.)

The current state of the market:

Updated list!
the Chinese brand names are getting so numerous, I have now put them in alphabetical order!
Below is copied and pasted from previous posts, with updated names:

Updated list..some new 100% Chinese brand names have come to light..
List as of November 2014:

Snowblower bodies still made in the USA (everything except the engine):
All Ariens and Ariens Sno-Tek.
All Briggs & Stratton, Snapper, Simplicity, Brute, Murray.
Probably all Husquvarna/Poulan.

Most MTD's still made in the USA, although perhaps not all.. I believe MTD might be importing some 100% Chinese models for their really low end..Or brands like Craftsman is importing them, not MTD..its hard to know for sure what it going on..its best IMO to just avoid MTD names all together. (MTD, Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt, Yard-machines, Yardman, most Craftsman)

Toro moved production to Mexico this year, so they are now off the list too.
Toro now has (as of 2014 model year) snowblower bodies made in Mexico, with engines made in China. No Toro 2-stage snowblowers are made in the USA anymore.
(all 2-stage snowblower engines, on all brands, are now made in China.)

Here are the known brand names that are 100% made in China..these machines should be avoided at all costs!
never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never
never never never never never never never never never never never never never never never buy one of these:

Beast (Home Depot)
DEK (Sears)
Echelon
GXi Outdoor Power
Huskee (Tractor Supply)
Jet Moto
Mansfield
Powerland
Power Smart
PowRcraft
Pow'R'kraft
Snow Beast (Home Depot)
Snow Joe
Stanley
Sunsay
Tao
Tao Tao
World Lawn

There are probably more..
(many of those brands also make push mowers, riding mowers, and other products..I wouldnt buy anything made by those brands.)
never never never buy one of these! Here is some reading about the quality you can expect if you do:

http://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum/general-snowblower-discussion/6058-new-stanley-36-commerical-two-stage.html

http://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum/snowblower-repairs-maintenance-forum/7586-36-inch-stanley-already-broken.html


Amazon customer reviews of a powerland model:
Amazon.com : Powerland PDST24 24-Inch 196cc 6.5 HP OHV Gas Powered Two Stage Self Propelled Snow Thrower With Electric Start (CARB Compliant) : Patio, Lawn & Garden



Amazon customer reviews of Stanley model..there is ONE 5-star review, from the manufacturer! ;)
and four 1-star reviews, from actual owners of the machine:
http://tinyurl.com/luf2c24


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from this thread:
http://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum/general-snowblower-discussion/1364-made-usa-versus-made-china.html
 

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Yep, as far as I know the big Ariens plant in Brillion is still making all the machines, but not the engines. It's only 20 minutes away from me, and we have family friends that still live there. Ariens is what keeps Brillion alive.
 

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Yep, as far as I know the big Ariens plant in Brillion is still making all the machines, but not the engines. It's only 20 minutes away from me, and we have family friends that still live there. Ariens is what keeps Brillion alive.
Yes, on another thread it was noted that Honda will be making a 'new' snow blower in the US (N Carolina facility) for release later this year.
I know that their US sold lawnmowers are made entirely in the US including and engine plant that produces over 1.5 million engines a year.
 

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Theres a comprehensive summation of who makes what where over on this site;
2012-2013 Snow Blowers - Who Makes What? Craftsman, Ariens, Cub Cadet, Toro, Troy-Bilt, Snapper, Yardman, MTD Pro, Honda, Yard-Machines and MTD? - MovingSnow.com
Seems like LCT engines are built to Ariens and Husquvarna specifications by Loncin of China, and have industry "best reliability" stats.
Does anyone actually know for sure where anything they own is manufactured? My 2001 Dodge Cummins 4x4, big ol "American Iron", was built in Mexico with a Brazilian engine!!!! My Suzuki daily driver was built here in Canada. The only USA built vehicle I've got is my 91 YJ, and it's made with metric fasteners.
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LCT is not made by Loncin

Theres a comprehensive summation of who makes what where over on this site;
2012-2013 Snow Blowers - Who Makes What? Craftsman, Ariens, Cub Cadet, Toro, Troy-Bilt, Snapper, Yardman, MTD Pro, Honda, Yard-Machines and MTD? - MovingSnow.com
Seems like LCT engines are built to Ariens and Husquvarna specifications by Loncin of China, and have industry "best reliability" stats.
Just to keep everything clear - LCT engines on Husqvarna, Ariens, Daye and a few others are made by LCT. Loncin is making engines for Toro and now includes 2 new vertical shaft engines for their zero-turns.
 
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