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View attachment 181157 that LED light in the new design. It’s part number 72104400. Direct for replacement for previous halogen models.
Stay away from efi models if you can. I will be waiting about 3 months according to the dealer for a part ( fuel related) and they are not sure the warranty will be honored. yes , the warranty finishes in March.One would think they could sacrifice a few machines on the assembly line to help arien owners. For comparison l ordered a carburetor for my 17 okd JD to get it up and running this week and received it in 2 days from amazon ....wowww
 

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Let's see... Ariens can take an efi part from one off the Assembly line, and lose a $2k profit, and use that part on your machine and make $0 profit. Humm, what do you think they would do ? It's all about screwing the customer, and increasing the bottom line.
 

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I stopped by my local OPE dealer and they had a new platinum SHO 24 on the floor. I asked when they got it in and he said the new machines are slowly coming in now. It had a list price of $2099, on sale for $1799 US dollars. There was a professional 28 inch next to it but I didn't look at the price. I was in there getting Hydraulic filters for my mower to get ready for servicing.
 

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I'm still waiting for my dealer to call me. They still have my $100 deposit from last September.

Although at this point I think I might save the $2500 and buy something used over the summer.
 

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I stopped by my local OPE dealer and they had a new platinum SHO 24 on the floor. I asked when they got it in and he said the new machines are slowly coming in now. It had a list price of $2099, on sale for $1799 US dollars. There was a professional 28 inch next to it but I didn't look at the price. I was in there getting Hydraulic filters for my mower to get ready for servicing.
i was told no more blower production till august??
where did you buy from?
 

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i was told no more blower production till august??
where did you buy from?
I had bought a SHO24 last year at the end of July, I ordered it online from a place in Iowa that had 21's in stock. I didn't want to take a chance of not getting one. I had been watching the delivery dates on the new ones getting pushed back. Turns out I only used it 3 times and could have gotten away with the single stage. I did get the 21 for 1599.00 plus 100 for lift-gate delivery. The name of the OPE dealer was AE Outdoor Power.
 

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OPE had none in stock, everything coming in was sold Oct 2021. Grabbed Compact at big box for $1199.00 to fit my shed. Just checked Ariens website now price is 1,349.00.
 

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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 didn't realize they meant next winter. Just got the call that my snowblower has arrived, ten months after prdering. Now I'm not sure I really want to spend $2500 on a snowblower that powerful for SE PA. It is a bit overkill and my bank account isn't what it used to be. Maybe downgrade to a Classic or Deluxe or maybe even used. Decisions, decisions.
 

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I didn't realize they meant next winter. Just got the call that my snowblower has arrived, ten months after prdering. Now I'm not sure I really want to spend $2500 on a snowblower that powerful for SE PA. It is a bit overkill and my bank account isn't what it used to be. Maybe downgrade to a Classic or Deluxe or maybe even used. Decisions, decisions.
Depends on how much you have to do. Live in Lehigh Valley, made do with Auto Turn Compact 920029 modified with heated grips and LED's. Would have preferred Deluxe 24 but stepped down to the Compact for the shed.
 

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I ended up downgrading to the Deluxe 24. Will be delivered next week. No way I needed a Platinum SHO, we only had one event last winter over 3 inches. That much power sure would have been fun and my bank account agreed last year but this year a Deluxe 24 will do just fine.
 

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Fwiw, in Canada there are quite a few Ariens (last years models) in Eastern Canada. My dealer in BC, found what I was looking for and is having it shipped at last years pricing for $200. Still cheaper than the $600 Yamaha wanted just for PDI/Freight/Docs. Love my Yamaha toys but I’m kinda done with their price gouging and never any part, no matter how small, in stock.
 
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