I’ve been considering snowblowers for a while now and like a lot of what is being said about the Ariens models. When I recently looked at a few models at my local Lowe’s store, I noticed the Ariens models on the floor had rust around what looked like mediocre spot welds where the augers attach to the posts that come off the shaft. This looked like a source of trouble to me. I noticed the Troy Bilt’s had different augers that were solid with no welds. What’s the difference between the two types in reliability and performance and should I be concerned with those welds?