i own and st824 it starts 1/2 a pull everytime it now has a hm100 with impeller kitI live outside of Buffalo, N.Y. and have an ST824 that I bought so long ago that I can't remember what year it was. I've used the crap out of it, but have taken care of it and done the maintenance and repairs that were needed along the way. It is now going to my son's house so he can keep his property clean this winter. It starts with 1 or 2 pulls and runs like new. I can't understand why anyone would want more than that. It seems like we now live in a world where everyone has to have the biggest and most expensive "whatever". Buy a machine that will clear your snow and put the extra cash aside for something else. Maybe something special for your wife.
That’s scary on a few levels… Getting close to crunch time, and ‘hoping’ sounds like they don’t yet have a good firm date…
Few weeks is middle of December. We've been lucky so far, only flurries in ct. But time is running out. Average first plowable snow is usually around December 10 in my parts. Northern New England had theirs last week.
Indiana. The dealer says they are having trouble getting motors for the units and that’s what is causing the delay.
$200, no. But that also includes the inflation and shortage factor. But I did spend the $50 to upgrade my machine to LED as I always wanted it, and even talked to ariens about offering it like most other manufacturers.I recently bought an Ariens 24 De Luxe from Lappan's in Gaylord. He had a floor full of last year's models at last years prices. O. K., so I didn't get the LED light, but is that worth 200 dollars?
I'm not sure when Ariens switches to summer equipment manufacturing, but it must be in January or February. So maybe spring equipment shortages will happen to. I know local dealers that start getting the spring stuff in the floor by March. Even earlier down South.I was told by Ariens that their was a shortage of the engines, and this model would be few if any until February.