All the reviews on the Platinum 30 that I've seen are excellent. It is an Ariens afterall.Sorry for the short first post but I had to make one before I forgot to do it.
Here is sort of the full story: I started off shoveling driveways and sidewalks around the neighborhood and a neighbor said I could borrow his Ariens if I did his for free. That was three years ago. The next year we had the same deal but people told their friends and family so I did about 15 houses.
Last year I thought I would buy a nice little "Starter snowblower" that turned out to not be big enough or powerful enough to handle the 37 houses I had. On the second day of the last storm, it burned a belt so I had to call a different friend to borrow his snowblower. He has an MTD 254963 if I remember correctly. I was able to double the number of houses in a shorter time with it so I decided this would be the year to get something quality.
I have always liked Ariens and will not consider a different brand. We normally get about two 4-5" snowfalls a year. I am mainly interested in the platinum 30" SHO because of the amount of snow it can handle. It seems like the best chuck for your buck to me.😃
I am curious if anyone has had any problems or heard what they like about it.
Hopefully, this makes sense and if not I don't mind answering any questions this raises. Also bear with me on the grammar of this post I am trying it on my phone.