Who Makes Ariens AX Engine?

Who Makes Ariens AX Engine? LCT. (Liquid Combustion Technology)

LCT is one of the best snow blower engines on the market.  When Tecumseh quit making engines, they took that technology and gave it the refinements that were sorely needed for snow engines. Today’s LCT engines are arguably the best snow engine for dependability, starting and power for cc’s.

They are fuel efficient and quiet. Of course use good, fresh fuel and always use a fuel stabilizer.

Ariens AX engines are serviced warrantied through the Ariens dealer network. You do not have to contact the manufacture or another servicing network for warranty repairs.

By the way, LCT is an U.S. company and has been around over 25 years. LCT has a proven track record of quality and engineering excellence with hundreds of thousands of engines sold to world class OEM’s and retailers in North America alone. Their extensive service network is supported by the Lauson Power Company who is well known for providing the highest standards of customer satisfaction. LCT engines are engineered in the U.S.  Just like the Briggs & Stratton snow engines and Powermore snow engines they are made offshore.  LCT makes their own engines and they own their own factories. LCT is engineered as a new generation of power and reliability for all of your power equipment needs. (Lauson is America’s oldest engine company)

Ariens Polar Force engines are B&S. According to the Briggs & Stratton website the following engines are NOT made in the U.S.A. 800, 900, 1150, 2100 Snow Series™ Source: Briggs & Stratton Engine Manufacturing Locations

You can read more about the LCT StormForce snow engines here: LCT USA

I have no problems recommending the LCT engines labeled as the Ariens AX. (LCT also makes the Husqvarna Snow King engines)

Click on the picture below to see the features of this motor!

Arien AX

Arien AX

I do want to say that LCT like the other engine brands make different quality engines for different applications. The Ariens AX and Husqvarna Snow King engines are best LCT has to offer. The other LCT motors you may find on other snow blowers do not have the same specs.

Here are the current Ariens Snow Blowers at Home Depot that use LCT engines.

Ariens @ Home Depot

Ariens 21 in. Single-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower 938034

Ariens Path-Pro SS21E 208 21 in. Single-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower 938032

Ariens Path-Pro SS21EC 208 21 in. Single-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower 938033

20 to 23 inches

Sno-Tek 20 in. Two-Stage Gas Snow Blower 939401

Ariens Compact 22 in. Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower 920013

24 inches

Sno-Tek 24 in. Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower 920402

Ariens Compact Track 24 in. Electric Start Gas Snow Blower 920022

Sno-Tek 24 in. Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower 920402

28 inches

Sno-Tek 28 in. Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower 920403

30  inches

Ariens Deluxe 30 in. Electric Start Gas Snow Blower with Auto-Turn Steering 921032

Ariens Platinum 30 in. Electric Start Gas Snow Blower with Auto-Turn Steering 921029


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Ariens AX Engine Series

Ariens AX Engine Series

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  2. hi Can you tell me if the ariens 30″ snow blower is the same as the one i can get at the power equipment store .do they all come out of the same factory or do they use differant parts .Thanks Tommy

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    • Hi Tom, Yes, they are the same. Go to Ariens.com look at the model numbers. That number will be the same at both Home Depot and the Dealer. In other words a Platinum 30 (921029) is the same at both.

      Now where the confusion (or dealer sales pitch) comes in is the dealer has snow blowers that are not sold at Home Depot. In your case the dealer also has the Platinum 30 SHO available.

      So – a dealer has the 30 inch 921029 and the 30 inch 921040 available to sell. Home Depot only has the 921029 to sell.

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    • @Cliff, yes they are the same make and quality but some of the options are a little different. LCT is quickly becoming the largest producer of snow engines. You can now find them on Ariens, Daye, Husqvarna, Poulan Pro, Jonsered, and others.

      Ariens and Husqvarna have a throttle, Poulan Pro does not.

      Husqvarna has a “quiet muffler”, Ariens has a low-tone and the Poulan Pro is standard issue.

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