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Hi everyone! I'm looking at the Ariens Platinum 30" SHO and the Husky ST330P. I'm leaning toward the Ariens as I've used them before removing some big snows. But the Hoosk doesn't look to bad to me. I'm looking for a blower to use for a long time, 10 years or more. If you have an opinion on either please post 'em. I'm going to actually put hands on the Ariens Saturday.

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Chris
 

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I don't think either is a bad choice. The Husqvarna's got real good reviews last year....... I don't get many across the operating table, so I guess that says something. I'm a fan of either one. Just take care of it and it will take care of you.
 

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Since they're virtually the same the difference to me is my Husky has Hydrostatic drive. I believe it's the same transmission Honda uses. The ability to infinitely control the ground speed as opposed to 6 fixed speeds appeals to me.
 

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For close to the same price as the 30" Platinum SHO, you could pick up the 30" Deluxe EFI. Promotional pricing is currently at $1699...if you want to live on the bleeding edge and don't mind the smaller 306cc engine.

Yeah, I know, I am not helping. ;)
 

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Good choices!

I would go with the Ariens however as Stomr stated the Hydro tranny is a nice feature to have. The Ariens will give you more power with the 414cc engine over the 369cc Husky. The Husky transmission is made by Hydro Gear, a good company and supplies Ariens hydro machines as well. Ariens customer support is hard to beat.

Best of luck on your search, you won't go wrong with either one.
 

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I bought the Husqvarna. It just felt better and with the trans and the dealer it was a definite go. The dealer seemed to care more what I thought and would've spent all day with me if needed it seemed. He got the cash. They'll deliver it this coming week and then I'm ready for snow! I'll put up a pic when I get a few more posts.
 

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Great choice looking to see how it does this winter. In the husky page I believe there are a couple guys with the same blower.
 
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