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Ariens Snowblowers

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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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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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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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Good blowers I wouldnt hesitate to buy one.

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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      Usually we skip the the river until later in the year but it was the cleanest water we found and the only place we caught any fish. Heading out now to give it another try.
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      Close to home is possible, try those places first?  I will be out this weekend (if this cold doesnt kill me first)  Better luck next time fins
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