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jjohnson5150

Ariens Snowblowers

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jjohnson5150    4
jjohnson5150

Does anyone have any feedback or experience with Ariens 2 stage snowblowers? We are looking at buying the ST5524E model and would appreciate any feebback.

My Dad had one he bought in 1975 and that thing still starts on pull #2 or #3.

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cold one sd    0
cold one sd

The only brands of snowblowers that I have ever owned are Ariens and John Deere. I would rate them both about the same for quality and performance. My first one was a 5 hp 24" Ariens. The second one was an 8 hp 26" John Deere and I bought it three years old, used it for 14 years and got what I paid for it when I traded. I now own a 9 hp 26" Ariens and have had it for about 6 years. As long as you do the maintenance on them in the spring and fall, you should have no problems with either. I would suggest that you get the model with the cast gearcase and not the one that is two pieces bolted together because it has bearings instead of bushings like the two piece one has.

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iffwalleyes    0
iffwalleyes

They are a well built machine. Far better than the Wal Mart type that many people end up with these days.

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Northlander    72
Northlander

Good blowers I wouldnt hesitate to buy one.

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BIG DS    0
BIG DS

If you buy the Ariens you will never be disappointed. They are about the best machine money can buy.

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cold one sd    0
cold one sd

My neighbor blew up or broke an average of two of the wally world specials per year until he bought an Ariens. My other neighbor still uses an old Ariens that his dad left to him. I bet it is 30 years old.

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jjohnson5150    4
jjohnson5150

Thanks everyone. We kicked down the money today and bought it. All replies here sealed the deal.

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countryboy9799    0
countryboy9799

Cold one,

For years Ariens made snowblowers for JD, I think it was three years ago Murray started making blowers for JD which is a sad deal when you figure you are paying a JD price and getting a low grade product.

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lawdog    0
lawdog

no, Frontier makes the Deeres to the John Deere spec, its not a Murray like you could buy at the local Wal-mart...

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countryboy9799    0
countryboy9799

I looked at them and they looked cheaply built. I know of at least one dealer that quit selling JD blowers because of this.

Are you sure Murray doesnt make them and put a frontier badge on?

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cold one sd

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I looked at them and they looked cheaply built. I know of at least one dealer that quit selling JD blowers because of this.

Are you sure Murray doesnt make them and put a frontier badge on?


My wife is still bent out of shape because I bought an Ariens instead of a wally world el cheepo. I told her I would have bought one if we lived in south Florida. wink.gif

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SomethingFishy*

I bought a new ariens last year, it worked fantastic, zero problems and it came with a 3 year warranty. Downside it was one of the most expensive brands for the features I got. But I figured buy it once and be done with it. I paid over $1100 for it.

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cold one sd

I paid about $1,500 for my 9 hp about 6 years ago. The only problem I have had was a casting pinhole in the block and they replaced it.

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