Review By : newjerseybt on Dec 1 2004 12:00AM
Price Paid : $999.00
Years of Use : New Owner (0-1 Year)
Implements : Ariens 8526
Purchased From : Jersey Power Equipment
Strengths New heavier auger gearbox for 2004, improved THF
chute which prevents blow by, drift breakers are
now standard, 120v electric start, taller 23.5" intake than the 2003 models, added quick release
shovel in case chute clogs. This machine uses metal
where most competition at this price uses plastic.
3 year warranty.
Weaknesses L-Head engine is being phased out, but parts will
be available for many years. Muffler should have
a cage around it to protect hands from accidental
Overall A high quality machine for the money. The drive
system uses a time proven friction disk which is very cheap to repair. Parts are available for many years. Machine made in USA by Ariens Corp.
Parts : 10 Performance : 10
Ease of Use : 9 Financing :
Reliability : Overall : 10