Ariens Updating Snow Thrower Line Just in Time for Winter

Sno-Thro lineup integrates more operator-friendly features, cast-iron gear cases and five-year warranties.

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Ariens Company is introducing updates for its 2011-2012 lineup of Sno-Thro models, integrating more operator-friendly features, upgrading all models to a cast-iron gear case and backing the products with a five-year warranty.

The Compact, Deluxe, Platinum and Pro Series Sno-Thro models feature new dash panels with a high-powered, blue-tinted LED halogen headlight for optimal visibility in snowy conditions. The steel-constructed machines also include new controls and touch points. Ergonomic joystick-style knobs on the Quick Turn feature and tapered clutch paddles enhance user comfort. The gray-colored touch points are easier to see, enhancing usability, and soft-touch knobs on the chute deflector and speed control are also more user friendly.

A new commercial-duty cast-iron gear case for the entire lineup provides durability and strength to withstand harsh conditions during winter storms. The case includes a top-fill feature which lengthens lubrication life and protects against leakage. Industry-leading L-3 Synthetic gear lubricant gives superior film strength and reduces maintenance. The heavy-duty case does not contain a center split, preventing lubrication leakage.

The Compact, Deluxe and Platinum Sno-Thro model gear cases are covered by a five-year limited warranty and the entire units are covered by a three-year limited consumer warranty and a one-year limited commercial warranty. The Professional Sno-Thro models feature a five-year limited gear case warranty and a three-year limited consumer and commercial warranty.

Additional updates include:

Compact Series:

  • Remote chute deflector on Compact 24 model
  • Compact 22 includes 208cc Ariens OHV engine by LCT
  • Compact 24 includes 205cc Ariens Polar Force engine by Briggs & Stratton

Deluxe Series:

  • All new Deluxe 24 model with 249cc Ariens Polar Force engine by Briggs & Stratton
  • Handwarmers on Deluxe 30 model

Platinum Series:

  • Joystick-style Quick Turn knob

Professional Series:

  • 120v Professional models include 420cc Ariens Polar Force Pro engine by Briggs & Stratton
  • Two 12v models include 342cc Ariens Polar Force engine
  • Joystick-style Quick Turn knob

Track Series:

  • Includes two models – Deluxe Track 28 and Pro Track 28
  • Pro Track 28 model includes 420cc Ariens Polar Force Pro engine by Briggs & Stratton