2016 Ariens Snow Blowers – What’s New – and Exciting!

What Does Ariens Sno-Thro Have New this Year?

  1. Ariens has introduced the first ever EFI engines for snow blowers! The new EZ-Launch 24 and 30 inch 2-stage models will eliminate starting problems you have had in the past with ethanol blended fuels. The EFI technology makes these snow blowers the easiest to use 2-stage snow blowers on the market. No you don’t have to wait because it’s new. This EFI technology has been used on commercial small engines for many years now.
  2. Ariens has added a 20 inch 2-stage Compact for owners who have a tiny driveway but get lots of snow.
  3. Ariens made a minor change to the Deluxe, Deluxe SHO and Platinum snow blower that fixes the handling issues you have had with the 30 inch models for the last three years. I’ll go into details later.
  4. Ariens added extra heavy commercial grade handles to the Professional series.

Why Buy An Ariens Snow Blower This Year?

Why The Brand: Ariens is a feel good brand to me. In other words, once we decide on the size and quality of snow blower you need, I can always feel good about recommending an Ariens snow blower for you.  You can also feel good that you made the right decision in purchasing it. When sized to the amount of snow you get and the area you have to clear they will last years and years.

Sales & Service: Ariens also has one of the most extensive sales and repair networks in the industry. The not only have a large, well trained dealer network but they also sell through the largest home improvement chain.

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Owner Reviews: Depending on the model 90 to 96% of all the people leaving reviews for Ariens snow blowers at Homedepot.com and Ariens.com would recommend them to others.

The List:

Before I get to the list I would like to remind you about the facts article that will help you decide on the right type and size snow blower for you. This article will answer most of your questions about what size or type of snow blower you need for your property. Check out the FAQS page for questions like “How large of snow blower do I need?”

Note: Any model numbers you see in stores or online that do not match this list are discontinued models.  Ariens typically does not ship to the dealers until Mid-Sept. Expect the EFI models to be available to take home in early Oct.

Please Note: If a snow thrower is listed on Homedepot.com I will give you buy links to purchase it through the site.  I do have a relationship with homedepot.com (U.S.) and homedepot.ca (Canada) where I make a small commission if you buy through this site.  My readers and I have had great luck buying through The Home Depot but it is up to you to find the best place for you to purchase your snow thrower. 

So, here is the list of the 2016 Ariens snow blowers. You may ask any questions about these models in the comments section at the end. I will have a picture review as soon as the new snow blowers are available.

2016 Ariens Single Stage Snow Blowers

Ariens Path Pro 938033

Ariens Path Pro 938033

About 5 years ago commercial operators asked Ariens to make a commercial grade single stage snow thrower. These contractors wanted a single stage snow thrower that would clean a sidewalk well, was easy to service and rugged enough to throw around in the back of a snow plow truck. Ariens introduced these models in 2014 and they have proven to be very good machines.  The reviews on Home Depot give them a solid 4.8 out of 5 stars. You can see a few videos I made here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheToolboxhero/videos. These models are available at your local dealer and Home Depot.

Ariens Path-Pro SS21 21 in. 208cc Single-Stage Gas Snow Blower
Model# 938031

  • Easy to use recoil start, just pull the chord and go. About $485 at Home Depot

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

  • 120-Volt push-button electric start. About $499 at Home Depot

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

  • 120-Volt push-button electric start and remote chute control. About $629 at Home Depot

Check out Ariens snow blowers at Home Depot here: Ariens Sno-Thro and Path-Pro Snow Blowers 

2016 Ariens Sno-Tek Economy 2-Stage Snow Blowers

Ariens SnoTek 920402

Ariens SnoTek 920402

Ariens is known for their heavy-duty snow blowers but they also have one 24 inch economy  and two 20/24 inch compact machines. These three snow blowers are designed for people who need a 2-stage machine but don’t regularly get heavy, deep, blizzard snows. These machines work well for single and 2 car driveways. In fact , I could easily live with one of these for my 16 by 60 cement driveway and the patch of grass I need to clear for my dogs.

If you don’t like my “best value” picks this year because of the company that sells it or the service these are great alternative snow blowers.  They are sold at Home Depot and your local Ariens dealer.

Sno-Tek 24 in. 2-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower
Model# 920402 120 volt push-button start, poly chute and remote chute controls. Be aware it has pin-lock axles (no power steering) and the tires don’t have the traction for really deep snow.  (Check out “how do I turn a 2-stage snow blower” FAQS here) About $649 at Home Depot

2016 Ariens Compact 2-Stage Snow Blowers 

The Compact series is an all-metal snow blower with remote chute, remote deflector, electric start. This snow blower has all the features you want at an affordable price. Throws snow up to 40 feet and 55 tons per hour. Be aware it has pin-lock axles (no power steering).  (Check out “how do I turn a 2-stage snow blower” FAQS here)

NEW! Ariens Compact 20 in. 2-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower
Model# 920024 Remote Chute, remote deflector, 6 speed, reverse, 15X5 tires, Headlight. About $799 at Home Depot

Ariens Compact 24 in. 2-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower
Model# 920021 Remote Chute, remote deflector, 6 speed, reverse, 15X5 tires, Headlight. About $899 at Home Depot

Check out Ariens snow blowers at Home Depot here: Ariens Sno-Thro and Path-Pro Snow Blowers 

NEW! 2016 Ariens EZ-Launch EFI Engines!

Introducing EZ-Launch™ EFI from Ariens — the industry’s first and only engine that starts fast, saves fuel and changes the way you move snow.

The Ariens AX EZ-Launch ™ EFI engine needs only two simple steps to start, versus six steps with a traditional carbureted engine. All you need to do is turn the key and pull the recoil cord (or use the electric start). The engine uses an electronic governor, which virtually eliminates engine rpm dips and delivers consistent snow throwing performance. The combination of electronic fuel injection and the e-governor also work together to use less fuel and give you an ultra-quiet idle than traditional engine models.

Aroiens EFI Engine

ARIENS EZ-Launch EFI Engine

Because the system is electronic, it automatically adjusts to the environment and can start in extreme weather, at high or low altitude and can tackle any type of snow. With traditional engines, the machine can lose more than 10 percent of its power when encountering drifts or wet, heavy snow. However, the Ariens AX EZ-Launch EFI engine controls its speed automatically, and it won’t slow down when it encounters large piles of snow.

The Ariens AX EZ-Launch EFI engine can be run in different modes: from full power to efficiency modes. While in efficiency mode, the engine runs quieter, uses less fuel and runs at a slightly lower speed, making it a good option for early morning hours when others are sleeping. The power mode increases the engine’s output and provides the unit with more power to get through tough jobs.

The Ariens EFI system is also completely sealed, helping to significantly reduce maintenance costs. The system will not require adjusting since it is sealed, as gas won’t deteriorate if left in the engine. This allows you to store your machine without worrying about fuel system problems.

For 2016, Ariens is offering the EFI engine on two models, the Deluxe 30 and the Platinum 24 SHO. Models start at a promotional price of $1,699 USD, and will be available in late October 2016 at authorized Ariens dealers and Home Depot stores in the United States and Canada. Ariens dealers will exclusively carry the Platinum 24 SHO EFI model. The units come backed with a three-year consumer warranty. For more information visit http://www.ariens.com/en-us/snow-blowers/efi.

NEW! 2016 Ariens Deluxe & Deluxe SHO 2-stage Snow Blowers 

Ariens Deluxe 921046

Ariens Deluxe 921046

Ariens Deluxe snow blowers are heavy-duty, yet affordable 2-stage snow blowers.  They are capable of handling snow falls in most areas of the U.S. They consistently throw all types of snow farther than the other brands in this price range. The Deluxe 28 SHO is one of my favorite overall snow blowers.

All of the Deluxe and Deluxe SHO 2-stage snow blowers are getting a small but very significant upgrade.  Because of this upgrade all the model numbers are changing for this fall. This small change allows me to rate the 2016 Deluxe and Deluxe SHO series Ariens snow blowers as the best in the industry for throwing distance, capacity and long life. There are a few select models from other brands that are comparable but they are all higher priced.

Throws snow up to 50/55 feet and 72 tons per hour.

In addition the Deluxe 30 will be available with either the EZ Launch EFI 306 cc engine or the conventional carbureted 306 cc. You can see a few videos I made of previous models here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheToolboxhero/videos.

NEW! Ariens Deluxe 24 24 in. 2-Stage Gas Snow Blower.
Model# 921045.  254cc Ariens AX254 Engine, Remote Chute, remote deflector, 6 speed, reverse, 16X5 Directional tires, Auto-Turn Steering, Headlight. About $999 at Home Depot

NEW! Ariens Deluxe 28 28 in. 2-Stage Gas Snow Blower.
Model# 921046.  254cc Ariens AX254 Engine,  Remote Chute, remote deflector, 6 speed, reverse, 16X5 Directional tires, Auto-Turn Steering, Headlight. About $1099 at Home Depot

NEW! Ariens Deluxe 28 SHO 28 in. 2-Stage Gas Snow Blower Model# 921048.  306cc Ariens AX306 Engine, Super High Output Impeller, Remote Chute, remote deflector, 6 speed, reverse, 16X5 Directional tires, Auto-Turn Steering, Headlight. about $1199 at your local Ariens Dealer.

NEW! Ariens Deluxe 30 30 in. 2-Stage Gas Gas Snow Blower
Model# 921047.  306cc Ariens AX306 Engine,  Remote Chute, remote deflector, 6 speed, reverse, 16X5 Directional tires, Auto-Turn Steering, Headlight. Handwarmers. About $1399 at Home Depot

NEW! Deluxe 30 Sno-Thro with Ariens AX EZ-Launch EFI Engine. Model# 921049.  306cc Ariens AX306 EZ-Launch EFI Engine,  Remote Chute, remote deflector, 6 speed, reverse, 16X5 Directional tires, Auto-Turn Steering, Headlight. Handwarmers. About $1699 at your local Ariens Dealer.

You may read all the specs on the Ariens Deluxe snow blowers at Ariens.com/Deluxe

Check out Ariens snow blowers at Home Depot here: Ariens Sno-Thro and Path-Pro Snow Blowers  Delivery at Home Depot:  In most shipping areas, Ariens offers white glove delivery service. Sno-Thro will be shipped to your local Ariens authorized servicing dealer, who will complete 100% assembly of unit and perform multi-point inspection prior to home delivery. Multi-point inspection includes, operators manual confirmation, set tire pressure, check fluid levels, and file warranty registration information.  Disclaimer in qualifying area only – If an Ariens authorized dealer is not in your shipping area, the Sno-Thro will ship mostly assembled, directly to you via regular truck delivery, simple set-up instructions will be included with unit, To confirm White Glove Delivery availability prior to purchasing, call 888-927-4367 option #2

NEW! 2016 Ariens Platinum SHO 2-Stage Snow Blowers 

ARIENS Platinum 24EFI Engine

ARIENS EZ Launch EFI Engine

All of the Platinum 2-stage snow blowers are also getting the small but very significant upgrade.  Because of this upgrade all the model numbers are changing for this fall. This small change allows me to rate the 2016 Platinum series Ariens snow blowers as the best in the industry for ease of use, throwing distance, capacity and long life.

Throws snow up to 55 feet and up to 83 tons per hour.

In addition the Platinum 24 will be available with either the EZ Launch EFI 306 cc engine or the conventional carbureted 369 cc. The Platinum 24 EZ Model 921053 is simply the easiest-to-use 2-stage snow blower on the market. Just push the electric start or pull the rope to start. All the operator controls are on the dash right in front of you.

NEW! Platinum 24 SHO Sno-Tro. Model# 921050. If you want over-the-top power in a 24 inch 2-stage snow blower, this is the one. With the right snow, this machine will throw it 55 feet! 369cc Ariens AX369 Engine,  Super High Output Impeller, Quick-Turn Remote Chute, remote deflector, 6 speed, reverse, 16X5 Directional tires, Auto-Turn Steering, Headlight. Handwarmers. about $1499 at your local Ariens Dealer.

NEW! Platinum 24 Sno-Thro with Ariens AX EZ-Launch EFI Engine.  Model# 921053.  The Platinum 24 EZ,  Model 921053 is simply the easiest-to-use 2-stage snow blower on the market. Just push the electric start or pull the rope to start. All the operator controls are on the dash right in front of you. No triggers to pull for the steering. Just point it and go! 369cc Ariens EZ-Launch AX369 EFI Engine,  Super High Output Impeller, Quick-Turn Remote Chute, remote deflector, 6 speed, reverse, 16X5 Directional tires, Auto-Turn Steering, Headlight, Handwarmers. about $1799 at your local Ariens Dealer.

NEW! Platinum 30 SHO, Model# 921051. This may just be the baddest 30 inch residential/heavy-duty snow blower on the market. It will blow any snow as far or farther and is the more reliable than any other 30-32 inch walk-behind snow blower.  414cc Ariens AX414 Engine, Super High Output Impeller, Quick-Turn Remote Chute, remote deflector, 6 speed, reverse, 16X5 Directional tires, Auto-Turn Steering, Headlight, Handwarmers. About $1799 at your local Ariens Dealer.

Check out Ariens snow blowers at Home Depot here: Ariens Sno-Thro and Path-Pro Snow Blowers 

You may read all the specs on the Ariens Platinum snow blowers at Ariens.com/Platinum

2016 Ariens Professional (Commercial) 2-Stage Snow Blowers

Ariens hydro-pro-28-side-lg

Ariens Professional. Photo Stolen From Jacks Small Engines

 Ariens Professional snow blowers are true commercial machines. In my opinion they are the most heavy-duty walk-behind snow blowers available on the U.S. market below $5000.  They will handle any snow and throw most snow 60 feet. If your current snow blower is less than 5 years old and already wore out, if your driveway is over 200 feet long, this is the best choice for a long lasting snow blower.

The biggest change to these snow blowers is the new heavy-duty handle. There is no “give” to the handles and they won’t bend, break or crack over time.

Throws snow up to 60 feet and up to 102 tons per hour. (I notice that the specs for the Pro 32 and Pro 36 actually out-perform the $7999 Honda HS1336iAS!)

NEW! Professional 28 Sno-Thro, Model# 926065, 120 volt electric start, 420 cc Ariens Polar Force by Briggs & Stratton, 28 inch clearing width, Six Speed, Remote Quick Turn Chute Control, Remote Deflector Control, 16X5 Directional Tires, Headlight, Auto-Turn, Handwarmers, Drift Cutters, Commercial Grade Handles. About $2199 at your local Ariens Dealer.

NEW! Professional 28 Hydro Sno-Thro, Model# 926066, 120 volt electric start, 420 cc Ariens Polar Force by Briggs & Stratton, 28 inch clearing width, Variable Speed Hydrostatic Drive, Remote Quick Turn Chute Control, Remote Deflector Control, 16X5 Directional Tires, Headlight, Auto-Turn, Handwarmers, Drift Cutters, Commercial Grade Handles. About $2499 at your local Ariens Dealer.

NEW! Professional 32 Sno-Thro, Model# 926071, 120 volt electric start, 420 cc Ariens Polar Force by Briggs & Stratton, 32 inch clearing width, Six Speed, Remote Quick Turn Chute Control, Remote Deflector Control, 16X5 Directional Tires, Headlight, Auto-Turn, Handwarmers, Drift Cutters, Commercial Grade Handles. About $2499 at your local Ariens Dealer.

NEW! Professional 36 Hydro Sno-Thro, Model# 926072, 120 volt electric start, 420 cc Ariens Polar Force by Briggs & Stratton, 32 inch clearing width, Six Speed, Remote Quick Turn Chute Control, Remote Deflector Control, 16X5 Directional Tires, Headlight, Auto-Turn, Handwarmers, Drift Cutters, Commercial Grade Handles. About $2999 at your local Ariens Dealer.

Check out Ariens snow blowers at Home Depot here: Ariens Sno-Thro and Path-Pro Snow Blowers 

You may read all the specs on the Ariens Professional snow blowers at Ariens.com/Professional

2016 Ariens Track Drive 2-Stage

If you need maximum traction Ariens offers three extremely rugged models.

Ariens Compact Track

Ariens Compact Track

Compact 24: Model# 920022. Compact Track 24 Sno-Thro. 120 volt electric start, Ariens AX208 cc engine, 6-speed, remote chute, remote deflector, 5.5 inch wide track, headlight.  No Power Steering. About $1399 at your local Ariens Dealer.

Platinum 28 SHO: Model# 921052 Platinum Track 28 SHO Sno-Thro. 120 volt electric start, Ariens AX369 cc engine, 6-speed, remote chute, remote deflector, 5.5 inch wide track, headlight.  Auto-Turn Power Steering. About $2099

Professional 28 Hydro: Model# 926067 Hydro Pro Track 28 Sno-Thro. 120 volt electric start, Ariens Polar Force 420 cc engine, Hydrostatic Drive, remote chute, remote deflector, 5.5 inch wide track, headlight.  Auto-Turn Power Steering. About $3399 at your local Ariens Dealer.

Check out Ariens snow blowers at Home Depot here: Ariens Sno-Thro and Path-Pro Snow Blowers 

You may read all the specs on the Ariens Track Drive snow blowers at http://www.ariens.com/en-us/snow-blowers/track-snow-blower

2016 Ariens Single Self Propelled Brush

Ariens Power Brush

Ariens Power Brush

Ariens 28 in. Electric Start Gas Power Brush
Model# 921025. The Ariens Power Brush is an all-season implement. It will clear up to 6 inches of snow, slush, packed down snow, leaves, and debris.  It will clean driven on snow. It’s the answer for cobblestone, stamped cement and other uneven paths that have to be kept clean. It will even de-thatch lawns.  About $1969

Ariens has two additional 36 inch models available from your local dealer.

Check out Ariens Power Brush at Home Depot here: Ariens Sno-Thro and Path-Pro Snow Blowers 

 

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