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It's FINALLY done. I ended up striking a deal this morning on a brand new Ariens Platinum SHO Track 28 (Model 921052) with ADMAR Supply in Canandaigua NY - incredibly awesome folks there!


I've been all set to pull the trigger with SnowBlowersDirect.com but I kept digging and ADMAR came in $10.77 cheaper after all is said and done. And that even includes setup and delivery.


I've been to about 10 different Ariens dealers in the upstate NY area and no one wanted to move from the $2,099.00 retail price but they were willing to.


I'll get it paid for on November 17th and delivered soon thereafter.


Pictures to follow...stay tuned.
 

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Good for you. I'll be curious on your experiences with the new machine. As you know through our communications, I have taken possession of the same model. I am curious as to how well it will do... I am optimistic.

Some concerns noted through the many thread topics here is the speed and the ability to turn this track model...

My thought on those two aspects: faster is not always better and if I need to take a little more extra time to get a good clear (as long as the throwing aspect is proficient) then I am OK with that. As far as the turning ability, well I have had to do that anyway with my current and past blowers. If this take a little more then I am also OK with this as well. I just want a quality, long lasting, quality snowblower that will work when it needs to and stop and break a shear bolt when it has to.

I am more concerned with the ability to toss snow and climb the slight incline of my gravel driveway. I think the ability to raise the auger housing is a major advantage over that new-fangled wheel track thingy model that Ariens has. Sure, it might be quicker, but I think there are other factors to consider over speed.

Paulie- keep us posted.
 

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good luck with it paul, if the rain over the last 24 hours here ( 7.0 inches in rain gauge ) plus 30 deg drop in air temp behind the front is a indicator of whats coming, we are in for it.
 

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It was paid for today and I pick it up tomorrow morning. I want to thank everyone on SBF for their opinions, expertise and advice - it proved to be priceless! More pics to follow tomorrow.


 

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When you get it home, let me know your impressions of the joystick action at the handle... mine feels so cheesy and weak.
 

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When you get it home, let me know your impressions of the joystick action at the handle... mine feels so cheesy and weak.


When I stopped in today, I, of course, had to stop and “play a bit” and specifically remembered you saying that in another post and examined it with you in mind. I didn’t get the impression that the controls were flimsy. But I’ll definitely look at it closer tomorrow. Just so we’re on the same page, you’re referencing the chute control, deflector control or both?


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It's the left side control that when "rotating" the wrist it changes the chute rotation angle, not the up/ down of the top of chute.

The cheesy one has a slight forward action to unlock it to then rotate to change the chute angle.
 

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It's the left side control that when "rotating" the wrist it changes the chute rotation angle, not the up/ down of the top of chute.

The cheesy one has a slight forward action to unlock it to then rotate to change the chute angle.


Got it. I’ll check and post.


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Awesome... that looks like it will be fun to use
 

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i heard that dealers can get in trouble if they try to sell their blowers less than the main company wants for them. they could lose their license.

however, i am sure you could give other incentives like break in oil change and inspection or something like 10% off first service , etc.
 

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i heard that dealers can get in trouble if they try to sell their blowers less than the main company wants for them. they could lose their license.

however, i am sure you could give other incentives like break in oil change and inspection or something like 10% off first service , etc.
From what I saw, I'd have to say that may very well be true because I went to probably a dozen different dealers and no one was willing to move off the MSRP except this one.

Geez...I hope I didn't get anyone in trouble...

But the dealer's strategy worked because now I'm looking at buying a leaf blower and chain saw from them in the near future.
 

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But the dealer's strategy worked because now I'm looking at buying a leaf blower and chain saw from them in the near future.
You can't go wrong with Stihl.
 

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I'm not a business guy so I need some help understanding this. Why would a company such as Ariens or Stihl care about how much the dealer sells the product for? As long as the big company gets their dollar amount for wholesale price, any discount the dealer gives the customer should cut into the dealer's profit margin, correct? Or, is the entire profit margin for the dealer and main company not that simple and structured differently? The way it's set up seems to stifle competition a bit. The main company shouldn't be able to tell the dealer, "You're making $X in profit - period. No more, no less. It should be up to the dealer what he makes in profit.

It's obviously not like that so I know I'm missing something.

Anywhoo - I'm off to pick up the 921052 - be back later with more pics.
 

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All the best with your new machine... And I hope you do not have to use it. :smile_big:

It's FINALLY done. I ended up striking a deal this morning on a brand new Ariens Platinum SHO Track 28 (Model 921052) with ADMAR Supply in Canandaigua NY - incredibly awesome folks there!


I've been all set to pull the trigger with SnowBlowersDirect.com but I kept digging and ADMAR came in $10.77 cheaper after all is said and done. And that even includes setup and delivery.


I've been to about 10 different Ariens dealers in the upstate NY area and no one wanted to move from the $2,099.00 retail price but they were willing to.


I'll get it paid for on November 17th and delivered soon thereafter.


Pictures to follow...stay tuned.
 
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