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If I were you and you really need a blower for this winter I would be getting a good used ASAP . I would hold no hope in estimated delivery dates.
I still have the 37 year old John Deere 826 to keep me going until I get the new one. I almost sold it in August when I ordered the new one. I’m sure glad I decided not to sell the old one yet.
 

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I restored a JD 826 and have another one I just refurbished. Very well built machines.
 

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Back in August I treated myself and ordered a Platinum 24 SHO. My dealer said they would get them 'before winter'. I said OK, not much I can do with it in the summer anyway. Now I am hearing about companies having supply chain issues and part shortages etc... I called my dealer and they said "it'll be here in November", which seems to be cutting it a little close IMO.

Should I be worried? Has Ariens had any supply issues? Have they started shipping new models yet? Or is it just that my dealer hasn't placed his order yet? So much anxiety over a snowblower.
I am in Long Island NY. Ordered a Platinum 24 model 921063 from my local dealer in May. Dealers tells me would be in stock in mid August. Late August he gets his delivery and shows me the packing slip that the 24 Platinum is back ordered , and will be in November, if at all. I called Ariens was told their was an engine shortage (369CC)and that model is in very short supply and may not ship at all. I checked all the local Premier dealers in Nassau and Suffolk county and found one dealer that had three in stock. Went down their the same day, bought it and even got a discount. I have it in my Garage since early September. He is now all sold out and is not getting any more. Sorry, but I hope things change for you, but call Ariens and see what they say
 

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I called Ariens was told their was an engine shortage (369CC)and that model is in very short supply and may not ship at all.
That would explain why most of my local dealers also haven't had one and weren't sure when they'd get any.

...found one dealer that had three in stock.
Were they built this year or were they leftovers from last year?
 

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Was at Lowes in Epping NH yesterday. They had a total of 9 Ariens in stock, 8 Compact 24" for $1199😟( IIRC, $200 OVER LAST YEARS PRICE) And a Deluxe 30. Ton of Craftsman 2 stages, but only glanced at those as I wouldn't ever use one of em.
 

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Stolen from Facebook. New 24 Platinum. I’m Uber jealous over the auger box LED light and electric chute controls. Damn, wish I waited a year in getting one…..
I want that LED auger box light as an accessory to buy….
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Stolen from Facebook. New 24 Platinum. I’m Uber jealous over the auger box LED light and electric chute controls. Damn, wish I waited a year in getting one…..
I want that LED auger box light as an accessory to buy…. View attachment 182847 View attachment 182849
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I just received my Ariens LED upgrade kit today. I'll have to look up that model number, and see if I can order the bucket led and wire it in. Only thing better is the chute led lights.
 

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I just received my Ariens LED upgrade kit today. I'll have to look up that model number, and see if I can order the bucket led and wire it in. Only thing better is the chute led lights.
Yeah I just did the handle bar LED yesterday but the chute one is what’s needed.

apparently this is a special edition model.
 

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Yeah I just did the handle bar LED yesterday but the chute one is what’s needed.

apparently this is a special edition model.
It is. But I would think they would sell the part as a replacement at some point in time. It's in a spot that's more likly to sustain damage or fail.
 

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Stolen from Facebook. New 24 Platinum. I’m Uber jealous over the auger box LED light and electric chute controls. Damn, wish I waited a year in getting one…..
I want that LED auger box light as an accessory to buy….
Thanks for those pics. that is one sweet looking machine and is the exact model I ordered, 921066. Very glad to see that some of them have started shipping at least. Any idea where the owner of that one is located?
 

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Have you gotten the machine yet
Nope. And I have stopped calling my dealer asking when it will arrive. The season is almost over for me anyway. Only had two events, 1st was easily pushable, neighbor helped with the second one. Doubt we will get anything else of significance this year. My order is still open at my dealer but by the time it comes in, if ever, I'll be surprised if I still have the money. It was supposed to be a present for myself but its more of a heartache now. Might end up buying a clunker off Craigslist in June again.

Lessen learned, don't sell the old blower until you have the new one in hand.
 

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I just received my Ariens LED upgrade kit today. I'll have to look up that model number, and see if I can order the bucket led and wire it in. Only thing better is the chute led lights.
Did you find a part number for the bucket LED?
 
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