Ariens Snowblower Platinum Series 30 In. 2-Stage Gas Snow Blower (921018)

by Martin

in Ariens snow blowers, Gas snow blowers, Two stage snow blowers

People have become fed up with the pain and soreness associated with constant shoveling, and they are looking to their local big box and hardware stores for answers when it comes to snow removal equipment.

If you are in the market for one of these machines, and you require a unit that is able to clear heavy snow from large surfaces, you should take a look at the Ariens Platinum Series 30 in. 2-stage gas snow blower (921018) (from Home Depot).

Features at a glance

  • 342cc Polar Force Briggs and Stratton engine
  • 30 inch clearing width
  • 21 inch clearing depth
  • Up to 50 feet discharge distance
  • Disc-O-Matic transmission
  • Electric start

What is this Ariens snowblower best for?

This machine is perfect for small-scale light industrial applications or for heavy-duty home use on larger driveways and patios.

Given its large clearing width and depth, it is ideal for use in areas which receive large amounts of snow. Though this snow thrower is large and heavy, it is well-balanced, and it includes a number of features that make it easy to operate for just about anyone.

How is it powered?

This snow thrower makes use of a powerful Ariens Polar Force Briggs and Stratton engine. This engine, which is rated at 16.5 foot-pounds of torque, is tough enough to handle even the most demanding snow throwing applications.

Six forward and two reverse speeds are also made possible by the engine and the machine’s Disc-O-Matic transmission. A cast iron gear case provides tough protection to combat the worst conditions.

The engine is also responsible for driving a rugged the 14” steel serrated auger (great for compact and icy snow) and three-blade impeller.

How easy is it to use?

With electric start and a transmission that effortlessly powers the machine through the toughest deep snow, this Ariens snowblower is one of the most easily operated larger snow throwers on the market.

It also features automatic traction control, which means that it automatically regulates the power and braking to the wheels to ensure that they continue to operate together if one or the other starts to skid and lose grip. As a result you don’t spin round in a circle if one wheel is skidding on ice and the other isn’t.

The unit’s chute and deflector mechanisms are all operated from the control panel, so you never have to leave the cockpit. One handed operation is possible, also, so you can adjust the chute or speed controls as necessary.

The machine also includes a halogen headlight, which makes low-light operation easy. The skid shoes are adjustable, as well, which allows you to operate the machine more easily on uneven surfaces.

The ‘icing’ on top is the presence of heated grips, which make it possible to stay out longer to finish larger snow clearing jobs.

What safety features does it have?

Snow throwers, as you have surely read, are potentially dangerous machines. This is due to quickly moving parts like the auger and impeller. Of course, you should never go near the auger or impeller sections of the machine while in operation. Fortunately, Ariens has equipped this machine with an auto shut off feature that kills the engine and all moving parts whenever the operator removes him or herself from the controls.

Is it worth buying?

Check out this Ariens promo vide for some extra thoughts:

At about $1,650, this snow thrower is certainly not the least expensive machine on the market, but it is a great value if you require something as big and powerful as the 921018.

The majority of this unit’s reviews online are positive, though some people have pointed out that their personal preferences have led them to other brands.

Ariens backs their throwers with a 3 year consumer warranty and a 5 year gear case warranty. An they’re US made.

If you are ready for a large and mighty snow throwing machine for the upcoming winter, you should check out the Ariens Platinum Series 30” snow thrower.

Ariens Snowblower Platinum 30

BUY the Ariens Platinum Series 30 in. 2-stage gas snow blower (921018) now at Home Depot.

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