So you are looking at Ariens snow blowers – so far you are doing great, these are perhaps a bit under-rated and we encourage your consideration.
Always proud to state that these are made in the US, Ariens Corp is still based in Brillion, WI and has had a solid and steady growth into the snow removal and lawn care business. Ariens Snow Blowers actually lead the way. It is a bit backwards to logic, but up in Brillion, WI the winters are cold and long. Fighting Christmas Eve’s snowfall in the bitter cold really puts a damper on one’s spirits. This is of course why Ariens has always made a heck of a snow blower: they needed to.
Ariens Snow Blowers have historically been big, bold, and built like oxen. In more recent years as they have gained market share in cities across America, Ariens has also come out with more smaller homeowner models. Every Toro dealer we name dropped at paused when they we asked about Ariens and said “they make a heck of a snow blower.” It seems that these dealers would like Ariens snow throwers and Toro lawnmowers on their sales floors.
Ariens offers three single stage snow throwers this year and most mechanics agree they have an edge on the Toro’s because of their engine. Toro makes their own engine which is a bit loud and overbearing, but Ariens sticks with the time proven Tecumseh Snow King even in the single stages. This is a two cycle engine that has a better maintenance history that the Toro cost cutting measure.