Customer reviews for Ariens Professional 28

Ariens Professional 28

The Ariens® Professional Sno-Thro® Series features machines that are durable, dependable and engineered to deliver unrivaled performance. Automatic traction control optimizes maneuverability, and with no levers or triggers, steering is effortless.
Overall rating:
4.341 / 5
4.3
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5
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37 out of 44(84%)reviewers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Professional 28
Review 41 for Professional 28
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent Product Excellent results

PostedApril 25, 2014
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Ed
Location: Duluth MN
Value 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Design 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Purchased the Pro Snow Blower to take care of 4 rental Properties, and boy did I work it this last winter. Ran like a champ no matter what. worst was wet heavy snow that froze in below zero cold that followed the snow. Enough power to chew up the chunks and ability to throw it far far away.
I only replaced two shear pins and that was from an employee hitting the corners on cement steps, and those were easy to replace. started on first pull every time. Best purchase I've made in a long time..
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 42 for Professional 28
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

This snowblower saved us this winter.

PostedMay 6, 2014
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John
Location: Prince Albert, SK Canada
Value 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
We live on a farm on Central Saskatchewan where we had above average snowfall and a much colder than normal winter. I bought the Ariens 28" Pro model with the 420cc Briggs engine to help move snow away from around the house where I couldn't push snow with the plow on a quad. This snowblower moved the white stuff so well that it was used for a lot more than I expected. There were multiple occasions during winter storms where our driveway drifted in with hard packed snow 3 feet deep for about 250 yards. Our quad wouldn't touch the drifts but once I had an initial pass through done the Ariens Pro had enough power to chew through them without slowing down. Several of my friends bought cheaper snow blowers and had problems with cold starting and plastic chutes breaking at -40. With 5w30 synthetic oil I never had a problem starting and the metal chute worked well. I feel that the extra $ I spent now on a quality machine are going to save me money and headache in the long run. I did add the tire chains after a couple of uses to help with traction on the steep icy hill in our driveway and pushing into the really hard packed drifts. I really like the steering control on this machine too. No levers to be messing with to turn it around. My only complaint might be the angle or placement of the operating light, but not a big deal if you aren't snow blowing in the pitch black. Thanks for helping make winter a lot less miserable.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 43 for Professional 28
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5

Left a puddle of oil on my garage floor after first startup

PostedOctober 27, 2014
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Patrick
Location: Headingley, Manitoba
Value 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Performance 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Design 
4 / 5
4 / 5
When I received the unit (Pro 28 926038 with 420cc B&S), there was a large oil stain on the cardboard under the blower. I thought it might have been the oil drain tube and nut not tight enough, but after tightening those and running it for the first time I found a large puddle of oil under it the next day. Investigating with my trouble light with the motor running I could see oil coming from under the motor and leaking down the side of the frame. I suppose to be fair it's really more of a Briggs & Stratton issue than an Ariens problem, but nevertheless, I took it back to Home Depot today, and I'll be buying a Sears Craftsman.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Review 44 for Professional 28
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

WORTH EVERY PENNY!

PostedNovember 18, 2014
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Anonymous
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Design 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This thing really throws snow far! Very impressed by engine too. It runs so smooth and is easy to start. I have yet to find a snowdrift that can snuff this badboy off!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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