How many times have you gone to bed to a gentle snow fall, only to wake up and find Mother Nature so lovingly dumped more than a foot of snow in your yard? If you live in a region known for a lot of snow, this has probably happened to you more than once a season.
You can avoid spending hours and hours shoveling heavy snow by using something like the Ariens Compact Track 24” Two Stage Gas Snow Blower.
In this review, we are going to talk a little more about the features of the Ariens Compact Track 24” Two Stage Gas Snow Blower, but we are also going to give you an overview of what people who have purchased the snow blower had to say about their overall experience with it.
Then, we’re going to give you our recommendation on whether or not this snow blower is something you should consider buying for this year’s winter clean up!
About The Product
Shoveling snow is a thing of the past when you have the heavy-duty Ariens Compact Track 24” Two Stage Gas Snow Blower by your side. This unit features an incredibly simple start up—all you need to turn a key and start it up.
Notable features of the Ariens Compact Track 24” Two Stage Gas Snow Blower include:
- 24” clearing to move large amounts of snow
- 120V electric start with recoil backup
- 120V electric start with recoil backup
- 5.5” wide directional snow tracks for added traction
- 11 inch steel serrated auger and impeller system throws snow up to 40 feet
- Cast iron gear casing comes with a 5 year residential warranty and a 1 year commercial warranty
- 200 degree chute turning radius and remote deflector, control the throw direction with ease
There isn’t any need to adjust the engine, or worry if the temperature outside is going to cause the snow blower to not start. The snow blower uses a 120 volt electric start with recoil, ensuring the snow blower will start, even in sub-zero temperatures.
The clearing height of this snow blower is 24 inches, letting you clear a high snow pile with easy. The 208cc engine you’ll find in this two-stage snow blower is capable of throwing snow up to 40 feet.
You do have the ability to adjust the chute up to 205 degrees using the Quick Turn control mechanism. This mechanism makes it easy to turn the chute even while you’re wearing thick gloves.
While this machine isn’t lightweight, weighing in at 187 pounds, the 5.5” wide direction snow tracks are wonderful for giving you that little bit of extra traction. Combine this with the Auto-Turn steering technology and you’ll won’t even notice the weight of the snow blower.
What People Had To Say
When looking at what people had to say about the Ariens Compact Track 24” Two Stage Gas Snow Blower, we were amazed that there were only positive reviews! Customers loved this snow blower!
Customers who purchased this unit right before the 2015 snow storm in the North East, they were able to remove an astounding 34 inches of snow with absolutely no problems. These folks said the snow blower never got bogged down, nor did it hesitate at all. To tackle this high “mountain” of snow, they kept the machine in the first speed setting and went slow.
Even going up a steep incline, they found that the tracks made such a huge difference. They even noted that the machine pulled them up the hill.
Other customers reported that they were able to use this snow blower over fine, powdery snow with no problems at all. When going over wet, heavy snow, this wasn’t a problem either. Even when trying to plow over hilly terrain, decking on the ground, or pavers, this machine can glide over it with ease.
Even going through snow drifts that are taller than the intake on the Ariens Compact Track 24” Two Stage Gas Snow Blower, customers report that it chomps through the snow like a champ.
While there weren’t any critical complaints left by customers, a few people did mention a few small concerns they had about the snow blower. Some people said they found turning the machine was a bit of trouble turning their machine. Another customer mentioned that they experienced snow clogging the machine from time to time.
They did mention that when they sprayed lubricant on the augers, the snow stopped sticking.
Trying to remove several feet of snow from a long driveway or walkway isn’t going to be a walk in the park, especially if you’re doing it by hand with a shovel. You can make quick work of this chore by using a snow blower like the Ariens Compact Track 24” Two Stage Gas Snow Blower.
We like this machine because, as one customer states, it’s a beast. You can easily chomp through the normal snowfall, but you can also make quick work of heavy snow removal.
And because this gas powered snow blower features an electronic start, you never have to mess with temperamental pull cords or fiddle with the primer button like you would with a gas snow blower.
We also like that this snow blower can be used on a variety of terrains. Although the machine was designed for pavement and general home use, you can go over decking, pavers, and even grass with no problem.
Going up steep inclines is also a breeze because the snow blower uses 5.5 inch tracks that give you more traction than you’d typically get with heavy-duty rubber tires you commonly see.
For those who live in a region where Mother Nature likes to let loose her inner Elsa, a snow blower like the Ariens Compact Track 24” Two Stage Gas Snow Blower is an absolute necessity.