The Ariens 1960's and 1970's  
  Sno-Thro Info Site!


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IN THE U.S.A.


Page 9, 2005 to the present.



When I first started this webpage, I said "I would like to keep this to 1960's and 1970's machines only", and that is still my main focus..1970's machines include the 924000 and 932000 series, which began in the 70's..but these two series also ran through all of the 1980's, all of the 1990's, and into the middle of the first decade of the 21st century! Since I already have every model number documented up until 2004 and 2005, why not just "finish the job" and record the models after 2005 as well? So why not..

This page probably wont be quite as detailed as the previous model pages, it will mainly be a list of model numbers and specs, and little more..but time marches ever on, and snowblowers continue to evolve, so why not keep track of the newer models as well? so here you have it.

The 924000 series was Ariens line of Full-size Sno-Thros from 1974 to 2004.

The 932000 series was Ariens line of Compact Sno-thros from 1977 to 2005.
(the 932000 series ended in 2005, for snowblowers, but two "snow brush" models, in the 932000 series,
made a reapparence for the 2008 and 2009 model years:
932514 - Sno-Brush -  not a snowblower! its a brush..listed as a year 2008 model.
932200 - Sno-Brush -  not a snowblower! its a brush..listed as a year 2008 and 2009 model.

Everything from 1960 to 2005 is documented on the previous pages.


2004
Before 2004, Both "consumer" full-size models, and Ariens Pro models were part of the 924000 series. Pro models were designated with DLE suffix, to differentiate them from the consumer models.

2005
Beginning in 2005, the new 926000 series was introduced. This series replaced the 924000 series and again included both the Full-size "consumer" models, and the Pro models as well. The Pro models were again designated with a DLE suffix for the 2005, 2006 and 2007 model years.

2006
In 2006 the 939000 series was introduced, a new Compact series, representing the smallest and simplest
"entry level" 2-stage models in the Ariens catalog.
Only five "orange" models existed in this series, and they only existed for four model years, 2006, '07, '08 and '09. Models 939001, 939002, 939003, 939004, and 939300. The smallest black Sno-Tek machines continue this series beginning in 2010. These are all single-speed machines, using the "wet sump gear drive"

Starting with the 2006 model year, Compact models were upgraded from 10" to 12" impellers.


2008
Then, in 2008, another change. The Compact and the Full-Size models were given a new series designation, (920000 and 921000 series) and the 926000 series became the Pro-only series.
(except for model 926027 from 2009, which is a "Deluxe" model, not a Pro model)


2009
The 2009 model year (winter of 2008-2009) marked the end of an era. This was the last model year that Tecumseh engines were regularly used on snowblowers! Tecumseh pulled out of the small-engine market in 2008. Tecumseh had been the primary engine supplier for Ariens snowblowers from the start of production in 1960 until 2009, almost 50 years. In that time, probably 99.9% of Ariens snowblowers had Tecumseh engines on them. (with a small amount of Briggs & Stratton engines being used over the years) Ariens + Tecumseh equaled half a century of 100% American made snowblowers.

But Tecumseh leaving the market in 2008 opened the flood gates for the Chinese engines, which before now had been making only a small headway. Ariens first introduced the Chinese built LCT engine with the 2010
Sno-Tek line. (but many smaller Briggs engines had also been made in China for some years before this, since 2002.) Ariens is not alone in using the new Chinese engines..*all* manufacturers are beginning to use them. It seems this is the wave of the future. The quality of the LCT engines used by Ariens is believed to be very high, although other Chinese built engines do not enjoy such a reputation.


2010
For the 2010 model year, a new series of Compact Sno-thos was introduced, the new Ariens Sno-Tek line. these are a new line of entry-level machines, painted black, (the first non-orange Ariens snowblowers ever)
and are the first Ariens snowblowers with the new LCT Chinese engine. The black Sno-Tek machines were first introduced in the Autumn of 2009, as 2010 models.

Also beginning with the 2010 model year, No more Tecumseh engines! (see above)

Also beginning with the 2010 model year, a big change in how engines are identified!
For the past 50 years we have had engines identified by horsepower..3.5hp, 7hp, 10hp, etc..
This is now over..thanks to lawyers and a frivolous lawsuit, engine manufacturers no longer
specify horsepower for engines! now we have engines rated in "cc" numbers only, cubic centimeters.


2011
For the 2011 model year, another new series of Sno-Thros was introduced, the 916000 "AMP" Series, which is a new series of Ariens Electric mowers and 2-stage Sno-Thros! Battery powered. The first models are the 916002 riding mower, first introduced in the summer of '09 as a 2009 model, and the 916003 Sno-thro, first introduced in the summer of 2010 as a 2011 model.

2011 was the first year that headlights appeared on "compact" models, and they sported a particular style of light that was only seen on 2011 models, a "bolt on" style LED light:


Only 2011 compact machines (920000 series) and one deluxe model, had that style of light. (above)
2011 (and earlier) Full size and Pro machines had the oval in-dash light,
which was seen from (about) 2002 to 2011:



In 2012 those two light styles were replaced, and all machines got a new style light, discussed below.


2012
Some big changes for the 2012 model year! (machines introduced in the Autumn of 2011)
Details below from
"snowmann" (Ariens) on the forums:

"All Pro units w/120V electric start get the new commercial grade Ariens/Briggs Polar Force Pro 21.0 ft-lb  engine (420cc with secondary balance shaft); not available on 12V key-start Pro models for 2012.

Cast iron auger gear cases will be standard on all Ariens models (starting as low as $699 on the Compact 22) and a covered by a 5 year limited consumer warranty. These are precision investment cast and powder coated.

All auger gear cases for 2012 (including Sno-Tek) will be using Ariens’ new patent pending Top Loader auger gear box. This is a similar concept as used on Rockwell military axles and Ford’s bulletproof Top Loader transmissions; a much more rigid casting than side-load or split housings and nearly leak proof. No gasketed casting surfaces intersecting the oil sump, seal bores, or power transfer shafts. Oil fill ports are also at the top and away from the sump. All parts except the auger shaft (sealed with triple lip oil seals) are loaded from the top of the casting and encapsulated by the easy-access inspection cover. L3 synthetic gear oil is still standard.

Controls and control panels have been redesigned to a more contemporary look with thicker, stronger steel, polymer bearings on all pivots, heavier cable springs, etc (including Sno-Tek). All Ariens models have also been upgraded to use a new high intensity halogen reflector headlamp with a blue color-correction lens.

A 24” Deluxe has been added (921031) at a low price point; sale price should be around $899. Remote cap, headlight, and Ariens/Briggs Polar Force 249cc engine are standard. http://apache.ariens.com/manuals/04335900_ENG.pdf

Hand warmers were added to the Deluxe 30.

Remote cap deflector has been added to the 24” and 28” Sno-Teks (steel chutes as well) and 24” Ariens" Compacts.

Quote above (text in green) was posted by "Snowmann" (Ariens) May 13, 2011

So 2012 models have a new headlight style, new dash, and a new style gear case!
all first seen on 2012 models. (which went on sale in the Autumn of 2011)

Ariens *did* choose to use some of the same model numbers across the 2011 and 2012 model years though!
which results in machines with the same model numbers, but very different features. (2011 vs. 2012 model years) I don't know why Ariens chose to keep the old model numbers, when new model numbers would have made more sense, considering the changes for 2012, but it is what it is.
2011 model year have serial numbers below 035000
2012 model year have serial numbers above 035000

New 2012 headlight style:



New 2012 "Top Loader" gearcase style:








2013
New models for 2013! (Snowblowers that went on sale in the Autumn of 2012)
The big news is the introduction of Ariens Hydrostatic models! A first for Ariens.
Six new models in the 926000 (Pro) Series are Hydros.
There is also a new model 921027, a second Deluxe 28. (there are two different Deluxe 28 models for 2013)
And the Sno-Tek line has recieved a new graphics package, which includes a new logo on the
handlebar plate, and an orange stripe on the chute:



Also new for the 2013 model year, Briggs & Stratton (or Ariens, not sure which) have begun labeling their last few remaining American-Made Briggs & Stratton engines with a "Made in the USA" sticker:



For 2013, the following three Ariens models:

926513 - 12V Pro 32  - 342cc "Ariens Polar Force by B&S" engine. (2013)
921018 - Platinum 30 -
342cc "Ariens Polar Force by B&S" (2013)
921013 - Deluxe 30   - 342cc "Ariens Polar Force by B&S" (2013)

Have the American-made Briggs engines on them, with the sticker.
Those are the only three Ariens models in 2013 with the US-made Briggs engines.

And it looks like they will probably be the last, ever, with US-made engines on them!
Because the era of the "Made in the USA" snowblower engine has come to an end at last, as we knew it would.
*all* snowblower manufacturers will be using nothing but Chinese engines after 2013, not just Ariens.
(except for perhaps Honda, who might still make some of their engines in Japan. (and who also makes engines in China) but there will no US-made snowblower engines anymore, at all.

For all the details on this engine news, see this thread on the snowblower forum:
http://www.snowblowerforum.com/made in the USA versus made in China.html

Ariens snowblower bodies, everything except the engine, will continue to be made in the USA, as they always have.
The "made in the USA" stickers on the engines of those three models ended up being a "2013 model year only" (and one 2014 model), feature.




2014
Changes for the 2014 model year:
(Snowblowers that went on sale in the Autumn of 2013)

As predicted a year ago, 2013 was in fact the last regular year for American-made Briggs engines on snowblowers. (and mowers, tractors, and outdoor power equipment in general) Beginning in the 2014 model year, all engines, on all 2-stage snowblowers, by all manufacturers, and now made in China.

New for 2014, Ariens begins listing engine size in foot pounds for the first time.
(Horsepower numbers were last used in 2009, when all manufacturers had to stop using HP numbers due to a lawsuit. Then we had only cc (cubic centimeter) ratings bring used in 2010, '11, '12 and '13 model years, and now in 2014 we have engines listed with both cc and ft/lb ratings.)

Also new for 2014, Ariens introduces a new single-stage snowblower series, the "Path Pro" line. The new models are 938030, 938031, 938032, 938033, 938034.
(I normally dont keep track of single-stage models on this webpage)

Also new for 2014, "Auto Turn" Steering technology is introduced on certain models:
Ariens Auto Turn youtube video.

Also new for 2014, a "Compact Track" model is introduced for the first time, model 920022. The first time a Track model has been seen in the "compact" line.

Also see *note 3 at the bottom of this page for details on the very last Ariens snowblower with a US-made engine, model 921036, from 2014.


2015
Changes for the 2015 model year:
(Snowblowers that went on sale in the Autumn of 2014)

Ariens dropped the AMP 916000 series of Battery powered electric snowblowers and riding mowers.
The AMP snowblower series was made four years, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Models 920021, 921037, 921038, 921040 and 926517 are introduced.
Several already existing models got larger engines.

Model 921037 is the Deluxe 28+ , the "plus" designation is new for 2015.
It is identical to the Deluxe 28 in all ways except for a larger engine:
2015 921030 - Deluxe 28     - 12.5FT-LB (254cc) Ariens AX engine.
2015 921037 - Deluxe 28+   - 14.5FT-LB (291cc) Ariens AX engine.

Model 921038 is the Platinum 24 SHO. The "SHO" designation is reintroduced in 2015, after 11 years, and it stands for "Super High Output". The Platinum 24 SHO is identical to the Platinum 24 in all ways except for a larger engine, and a faster impeller speed. Ariens webpage rates the regular Platinum impeller rpm at 1010 while the SHO is rated at 1083 for the 24 and 30 models. There is no "standard" Platinum 24 for 2015.
2014 (previous model year) 921028 - Platinum 24        - 14.5 ft/lb (291cc) Ariens AX291 engine.
2015 921038 - Platinum 24 SHO  - 15 ft/lb (306cc) Ariens AX engine.

(there were two previous 924000 series models that used the SHO designation, model 924106 from 1997, and model 924323 from about 2004. see the 924000 series page for more info.)

Model 921040 is the Platinum 30 SHO. It is identical to the Platinum 30 in all ways except for a larger engine, and a faster impeller speed. Ariens webpage rates the regular Platinum impeller rpm at 1010 while the SHO is rated at 1083 for the 24 and 30 models.
There is a "standard" Platinum 30 for 2015, as well as the Platinum SHO:
2015 921029 - Platinum 30        - 17 ft/lb (369cc) Ariens AX engine.
2015 921040 - Platinum 30 SHO  - 20 ft/lb (414cc) Ariens AX engine.

The FT/LB designations are *removed* from the 2015 Sno-Tek brochure, and engine size
is listed only in CC. Also the Sno-Tek models have dropped the "E" designation, even though
they are still electric start.


2016
Changes for the 2016 model year:
(Snowblowers that went on sale in the Autumn of 2015)

The 2015 Platinum 24 SHO, model 921038, had a 306cc engine.
The 2016 Platinum 24 SHO, model 921038, has a 369cc engine.

Model 921039 is introduced in 2016, the Platinum SHO Track 28.

Model 921044 is introduced in 2016, the Deluxe 28 SHO. the first "Deluxe SHO"

Ariens only has one Sno-Tek model in the 2016 lineup, the model 920402, Sno-Tek 24.

Ariens dropped the 939000 series after 2015, there are no 939000 series machines for 2016.

A design change was made for 2016, the color of the control handles is now a 2-tone grey, while in 2012, '13, '14 and '15, the handles were a solid light grey. also, the handle shape has been changed for 2016, and is more ergonomic:







2017
Changes for the 2017 model year:
(Snowblowers that went on sale in the Autumn of 2016)

In the 2016 and 2017 model years there is only one Sno-Tek model, 920402, the Sno-Tek 24.

Big news for the 2017 model year! Ariens introduced EFI, Electronic Fuel Injection, (in place of a traditional carburetor) on two new models for the 2017 model year. Ariens is the first to introduce EFI for snowblowers.

Ariens made the announcement with a live stream on July 19, 2016:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vyN9M98_V4

The Ariens webpage about the new EFI models:
http://www.ariens.com/en-us/snow-blowers/efi

The two new EFI models are:

921049 - Deluxe 30 EFI
921053 - Platinum 24 SHO EFI

Also new for 2017 is a design change for the nameplate on the control panel, a change in the design of the Ariens Logo area on the handlebars of the machine, the previous style was:
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Control panel style, with the Orange Ariens logo:






The new style, starting with the 2017 model year, replaces the Orange Ariens logo with a new gray panel, and the word "Ariens" spelled out in white text:






2018
Changes for the 2018 model year:
(Snowblowers that went on sale in the Autumn of 2017)

For 2018 Ariens introduced a new drive system! called "Rapidtrak" and available on certain Professional series models. See this video for details.

New models for 2018:

920025 - Classic 24
920026 - Compact 20
920027 - Compact 24
920028 - Compact Track 24

926060 - Professional 28 Hydro Rapidtrak
926068 - Professional 28 Hydro EFI
926069 - Professional Rapidtrak 32
926070 - Professional 36 Hydro EFI

plus eleven other models that were also available in 2017.

Also, on October 25, 2017, Ariens made an announcement on their Facebook page about a new entry-level model, which they are calling the "Classic 24". This is model 920025, probably mostly the same as the already existing "Compact" 920000 series, but instead of "Compact" they named the one "most entry level" machine in the 2018 lineup the "Classic", the first of what will likely become a new "Classic" series. This model did not appear in the 2018 brochure. The new Classic 24 does not have a headlight.
https://www.ariens.com/en-us/snow-products/snow-blowers/classic

920025 - Classic 24 - 9.5 ft/lb (208cc) Ariens AX engine.

Click here for the differences between the 2018 Classic 24 and the 2018 Compact 24.


Update on the Auto-Turn situation:
Ariens first introduced Auto-Turn for the 2014 model year. For the first three model years there were issues with it's performance, then Ariens moved the axle position, which fixed the problem. From a snowblowerforum.com thread:

Generally it wasnt very good on the first-year models with Auto-Turn, which was 2014. People did have a lot of issues with it, with the machine being skittish and trying to turn when it shouldn't..it could be improved with different skids..then Ariens did move the axle to fix the problem.

Year 1 of Auto-Turn: 2014 model year, machines sold Autumn 2013 - original axle position.
Year 2 of Auto-Turn: 2015 model year, machines sold Autumn 2014 - original axle position.
Year 3 of Auto-Turn: 2016 model year, machines sold Autumn 2015 - original axle position.

Year 4 of Auto-Turn: 2017 model year, machines sold Autumn 2016 - new, corrected axle position.
Year 5 of Auto-Turn: 2018 model year, machines sold Autumn 2017 - new, corrected axle position.



2014 discussion:
ariens-auto-turn-adjustment

2014 discussion:
auto-turn-revisited

2016 discussion:
ariens-2016-auto-turn-fix



2019
Changes for the 2019 model year:
(Snowblowers that went on sale in the Autumn of 2018)

New models for 2019:
only one, model 921057 - Platinum SHO Rapidtrak 28.

One model was dropped, 921052,
Platinum SHO Track 28, which was the last of the older style "track" models. now all tracked models are the new "Rapidtrak" design, introduced a year ago with the 2018 model year.

Eighteen other models were carried over unchanged from 2018.

Again for 2019, there is only one Sno-Tek model,
920402, Sno-Tek 24. (this is now the 5th year in a row that the 920402 Sno-Tek 24 has been the only model in the Sno-Tek lineup.)

That appears to be the only change for 2019! the "
Platinum SHO Track 28" was replaced by the "Platinum SHO Rapidtrak 28". All other models carried over from last year.




2020
Changes for the 2020 model year:
(Snowblowers that went on sale in the Autumn of 2019)
 

Four new model numbers are introduced for the 2020 model year:

926076 Professional 32
926077 Professional 28
926078 Pro 28 Hydro Rapidtrak
926079 Pro 32 Hydro Rapidtrak

The Pro 28, Pro 32 and Pro 32 Hydro Rapidtrack already existed, but got new model model numbers for 2020, the Pro 28 Hydro Rapidtrack is brand-new for 2020, and has not existed previously.


Three models got a new engine for 2020:

921049 Deluxe 30 EFI
921050 Platinum 24 SHO
921053 Platinum 24 SHO EFI

See the details on engine model designations in the main list below. I don't know if they are actually different or upgraded engines, or simply changes to the engine descriptions or designations.

16 models were carried over from 2019:
920025
920026
920027
920028
921045
921046
921047
921048
921049
921050
921051
921053
921057
926068
926070
920402

And three model numbers were discontinued, and replaced by new model numbers:
(these three were 2019 models, but not 2020)
926065
926069
926071

And again for 2020, there is only one Sno-Tek model, 920402, Sno-Tek 24. (this is now the 6th year in a row that the 920402 Sno-Tek 24 has been the only model in the Sno-Tek lineup.)



This brings us up to today and the current three series of Ariens 2-stage Sno-thros:

920000 series - The current compact series, ("Orange" and Sno-Tek) which began in 2008.
921000 series - The current full size series, which also began in 2008.
926000 series - Full size consumer *and* pro series from 2005-2007, Then Pro models only, starting in 2008.

Thanks to Ray O. and Jamie T. for sending me brochures and info for the 2005 - 2010 model years!
Thanks guys! (if im missing anyone, I apologize, and please let me know!)

 


 
 


 



939000 series.

In 2006 the 939000 series was introduced, a new compact series, representing the smallest and simplest
"entry level" 2-stage models in the Ariens catalog. Only five "orange" models existed in this series, and they only existed for four model years, 2006 - 2009. The Orange models  were 939001, 939002, 939003, 939004, and 939300.

The smallest black Sno-Tek machines continue this series beginning in 2010.
All 939000 series are single-speed machines, using the "wet sump gear drive"

Ariens dropped this series after the 2015 model year, there were no models for 2016.
They were made for 10 model years, 2006 to 2015.


Model
Name
Width
Engine
Year
Photo
939001
ST520E
20"
5HP Tecumseh L-Head Sno-King (electric start)
2006
Highslide
                                      JS
939002
ST520
20" 5HP Tecumseh L-Head Sno-King (no electric start)
2006
939003
ST520E
20"
5HP Tecumseh L-Head Sno-King (no electric start) 2008-2009

939003 ST520EC 20" 5HP Tecumseh L-Head Sno-King (with electric start) 2009

939004
ST20E
20"
Briggs 900 series
2010

939300
ST520 (International)
20"

2006-2008







939400
Sno-Tek 20
20"
208cc LCT Storm Force OHV
2010
Highslide
                                      JS
939401
Sno-Tek 20
Sno-Tek 20E
Sno-Tek 20E
Sno-Tek 20E
.................
Sno-Tek 20
20"
20"
20"
20"
...
20"
208cc LCT Storm Force OHV
208cc LCT Storm Force OHV - Electric start
136cc Sno-Tek engine by LCT - Electric start
136cc - 9.5 ft/lb LCT Storm Force OHV - Electric start
136cc Sno-Tek engine - Electric start
2011
2012
2013
2014
......
2015
Highslide
                                      JS



 


 

 


920000 series

The 920000 series is Ariens current line of Compact Sno-Thros.
introduced in 2008.


Model
Name
Width
Engine
Year
Photo
920001
ST624E
24"
Tecumseh 6hp
2008-2009

920002
ST520E
20"
Tecumseh 5hp
2008

920003
ST520E
20"
Tecumseh 5hp
2009
Highslide JS
920006
Compact 24
24"
Briggs & Stratton 205cc 900 Series. 2010
Highslide JS
920007
Compact 20
20"
Briggs & Stratton 205cc 900 Series. 2010
Highslide JS
920008
Sno-Brush 28
28" brush
Briggs & Stratton 205cc 900 Series. 2010
Highslide JS
920010
ST24E
24"
Subaru 169cc
2010

920012
Compact 22
22"
Ariens 208cc (LCT)            *note 1
2011
Highslide JS
920013
Compact 22 22"
Subaru 169cc engine (2011)
"Ariens OHV" (LCT) 208cc engine (2012 & 2013)
9.5 ft/lb (208cc) Ariens AX208 engine (2014 & 2015)
2011-2015

920014
Compact 24 24"
Briggs & Stratton 205cc 900 Series. (2011 & 2012)
205cc "Ariens Polar Force by B&S" (2013)
9.5 ft/lb (208cc) "Ariens Polar Force by B&S" (2014)
2011-2014
Highslide JS

Highslide JS
920015
Compact 26 26"
Briggs & Stratton 249cc 1150 Series. 2011
Highslide JS
920021
Compact 24
24"
9.5 ft/lb (208cc) Ariens AX engine (2015-2017) 2015-2017

920022 Compact Track 24
24"
9.5 ft/lb (208cc) Ariens AX208 engine (2014-2017) 2014-2017

920023


(920023 does not yet exist in 2017 or 2018)


920024
Compact 20
20"
Ariens AX 208cc (9.5 ft/lbs)
2017

920025
Classic 24
24"
9.5 ft/lb (208cc) Ariens AX engine 2018-2020

920026
Compact 20
20"
Ariens AX 223cc (10 ft/lbs)
2018-2020

920027
Compact 24
24"
Ariens AX 223cc (10 ft/lbs)
2018-2020

920028
Compact Track 24 24"
Ariens AX 223cc (10 ft/lbs) 2018-2020

920400
Sno-Tek 24
24"
208cc LCT Storm Force OHV 2010
Highslide JS
920401
Sno-Tek 26
26"
208cc LCT Storm Force OHV 2010
Highslide JS
920402

Sno-Tek 24
Sno-Tek 24E
Sno-Tek 24E
Sno-Tek 24E
.................
Sno-Tek 24
24"
24"
24"
24"
....
24"
208cc LCT Storm Force OHV
208cc LCT Storm Force OHV - Electric start
208cc Sno-Tek engine by LCT - Electric start
208cc - 9.5ft/lb LCT Storm Force OHV - Electric start
208cc Sno-Tek engine - Electric start........
2011
2012
2013
2014
....
2015-2020

920403

Sno-Tek 28
Sno-Tek 28E
Sno-Tek 28E
Sno-Tek 28E
.................
Sno-Tek 28
28"
28"
28"
28"
....
28"
208cc LCT Storm Force OHV
208cc LCT Storm Force OHV - Electric start
208cc Sno-Tek engine by LCT - Electric start
208cc - 9.5ft/lb LCT Storm Force OHV - Electric start
208cc Sno-Tek engine - Electric start...
2011
2012
2013
2014
....
2015

920404 Sno-Tek 24E 24"
208cc LCT Storm Force OHV - Electric start 2012

920405
Sno-Tek 24 24"
208cc Sno-Tek engine by LCT 2013

920500
528SB (brush)
28" brush
Tecumseh 5hp 2009


For the 2010 model year, a new series of Compact Sno-thos was introduced, the new Ariens Sno-Tek line. these are a new line of entry-level machines, painted black, (the first non-orange Ariens snowblowers ever) and are the first Ariens snowblowers with the new LCT Chinese engine. The black Sno-Tek machines were first introduced in the Autumn of 2009, as 2010 models. Some Sno-Tek models were also in the 939000 series.

 


 




916000 series.

For the 2011 model year, a new series of Sno-Thros was introduced, the 916000 "AMP" Series, which was a new series of Ariens Electric mowers and 2-stage Sno-Thros! Battery powered. The two models were the 916002 riding mower, first introduced in the summer of '09 as a 2009 model, and the 916003 Sno-thro, first introduced in the summer of 2010 as a 2011 model.

Ariens dropped the AMP 916000 series of Battery powered electric snowblowers and riding mowers.
The AMP snowblower series was made four years, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.


Model
Name
Width
Engine
Year
Photo
916002
"Amp Rider" (mower)
34" mowing deck
Battery powered electric motor.
2009-2010

916003
"Amp 24" Sno-Thro
24"
Battery powered electric motor. 2011-2014
Highslide
                                      JS

Highslide
                                      JS
916302
"Amp 24" Sno-Thro 24" Battery powered electric motor.


Model 916003 is the US version of the AMP Sno-Thro, it is listed in the manual as:
Model 916003 (Compact 24)
24" Electric Sno-Thro

Model 916302 is probably the export version, it is listed in the manual as:
Model 916302 (Compact 24)
48V CE, 24" Electric Sno-Thro

There are three AMP Sno-Thro manuals:

http://apache.ariens.com/manuals/03982600C_ENG.pdf

http://apache.ariens.com/manuals/03982700D.pdf

http://apache.ariens.com/manuals/03982615A_ENG.pdf



 


 

 


921000 series.

The 921000 series is Ariens current line of Full-size consumer Sno-Thros.
introduced in 2008.


Model
Name
Width
Engine
Year
Photo
921001
824E
24"
Tecumseh 8hp L-head
2008
Highslide JS
921002 1027LE
27"
Tecumseh 10hp L-head
2008
Highslide JS
921003 1130DLE
30"
Tecumseh 11hp L-head       *note 2
2008
Highslide JS
921004 924DLE
24"
Tecumseh 9hp L-head 2009

921005 927LE
27"
Tecumseh 9hp L-head
2009

921006 1130DLE
30"
Tecumseh 11hp L-head       *note 2 2009

921007 924LET (track)
24"
Tecumseh 9hp L-head 2009

921008 927LET (track)
27"
Tecumseh 9hp L-head 2009

921009 1130LET (track)
30"
Tecumseh 11hp L-head  2009

921010

Canada only

921011 Deluxe 24
24"
B&S 249cc 1150 series 2010

921012 Deluxe 27
27"
B&S 249cc 1150 series 2010

921013 Deluxe 30
30"
B&S 305cc 1450 series (2010-2012)
342cc "Ariens Polar Force by B&S" (2013)
2010 - 2013
Highslide JS
921014 Deluxe Track 24
24"
B&S 249cc 1150 series 2010

921015 Deluxe Track 27
27"
B&S 249cc 1150 series 2010

921016 Deluxe Track 30
30"
B&S 305cc 1450 series 2010

921017 Platinum 24
24"
B&S 249cc 1150 series (2010 & 2011)
B&S 250cc "Ariens Polar Force by B&S" (2012, 2013)
2010-2013

921018 Platinum 30
30"
B&S 342cc 1650 series (2012 - 2012)
342cc "Ariens Polar Force by B&S" (2013)
2010-2013
Highslide JS
921019 Deluxe 24
24"
Canada only  2010

921020
Deluxe 30
30"
Subaru 287cc (2010) Canada only 2010
Highslide JS
921021 Deluxe 24 24"
Canada only (before 2014)
12.5 ft/lb (254cc) Ariens AX254 engine (2014)

20??-2014

921022 Deluxe 28
28"
B&S 249cc 1150 series (2011)
B&S 250cc "Ariens Polar Force by B&S" (2012 & 2013)
2011-2013
Highslide JS

Highslide JS
921023 Deluxe Track 28
28"
B&S 249cc 1150 series (2011)
B&S 250cc "Ariens Polar Force by B&S" (2012 & 2013)
11.5 ft/lb (250cc) Ariens Polar Force by B&S(2014)
12.5 ft/lb (254cc) Ariens AX engine (2015)
2011-2015
Highslide JS
921024 Deluxe 24
24"
Canada only (before 2014)
12.5 ft/lb (254cc) Ariens AX254 engine (2014-2016)

20??-2016

921025 Power Brush 28
28"
Subaru 169cc (2011 - 2017)
2011-2017

921026
Gravely Power Brush
28"
6HP 169cc Subaru
?

921027
Deluxe 28
28"
250cc "Ariens Polar Force by B&S" (2013) 2013

921028
Platinum 24
24"
14.5 ft/lb (291cc) Ariens AX291 engine (2014) 2014

921029
Platinum 30
30"
20 ft/lb (414cc) Ariens AX414 engine (2014)
17 ft/lb (369cc) Ariens AX414 engine (2015)
2014-2015

921030
Deluxe 28
28"
12.5 ft/lb (254cc) Ariens AX254 engine (2014-2016) 2014-2016

921031
Deluxe 24
24"
B&S 250cc "Ariens Polar Force by B&S" 2012 - 2013

921032
Deluxe 30
30"
14.5 ft/lb (291cc) Ariens AX291 engine (2014)
15 ft/lb (306cc) Ariens AX engine (2015-2016)
2014-2016

921035
Deluxe 28
28"
11.5 ft/lb (250cc) Ariens Polar Force by B&S(2014)
2014

921036 Deluxe 28 28" 342cc "Ariens Polar Force by B&S" 2014 *note 3
921037
Deluxe 28+
28"
14.5 ft/lb (291cc) Ariens AX engine (2015) 2015
*note 4
921038
Platinum 24 SHO
24"
15 ft/lb (306cc) Ariens AX engine (2015)
17 ft/lb (369cc) Ariens AX engine (2016)
2015-2016

921039 Platinum SHO
Track 28
28"
17 ft/lb (369cc) Ariens AX engine (2016) 2016

921040
Platinum 30 SHO
30"
20 ft/lb (414cc) Ariens AX414 engine (2015-2016) 2015-2016

921044
Deluxe 28 SHO
28"
15 ft/lb (306cc) Ariens AX engine (2016) 2016
Highslide JS
921045
Deluxe 24
24"
Ariens AX 254cc (12.5 ft/lbs)
2017-2020

921046
Deluxe 28
28"
Ariens AX 254cc (12.5 ft/lbs) 2017-2020

921047
Deluxe 30
30"
Ariens AX 306cc (15 ft/lbs)
2017-2020

921048
Deluxe 28 SHO
28"
Ariens AX 306cc (15 ft/lbs) (2017-2019)
Ariens AX 306cc Gen 3 (15 ft/lbs) (2020)
2017-2020

921049
Deluxe 30 EFI
30"
Ariens AX 306cc EFI/E-Gov (2017-2019)
Ariens AX 306cc EFI/E-Gov (15 ft/lbs) EZ-Launch EFI (2020)
2017-2020

921050
Platinum 24 SHO
24"
Ariens AX 369cc Gen 3 (17 ft/lbs)
2017-2020

921051
Platinum 30 SHO
30"
Ariens AX 369cc (17 ft/lbs) - 2017
Ariens AX 414cc Gen3 (20 ft/lbs) - 2018-2020
2017-2020

921052
Platinum SHO Track 28
28"
Ariens AX 369cc (17 ft/lbs) 2017-2018

921053
Platinum 24 SHO EFI
24"
Ariens AX 369cc EFI/E-Gov 17 ft/lbs (2017-2019)
Ariens AX 369cc EFI/E-Gov (17 ft/lbs)  EZ-Launch EFI (2020)
2017-2020

921057
Platinum SHO Rapidtrak 28
28"
Ariens AX 369cc (17 ft/lbs) - 2019

2019-2020




 


 


 


926000 series    Pro models

The 926000 series was introduced in 2005. This series replaced the 924000 series and from 2005 to 2007 included both the Full-size "consumer" models, and the Pro models as well. The Pro models were again designated with a DLE suffix for the 2005, 2006 and 2007 model years. In 2008 the Full-size "consumer" machines were given their own series (921000 series) and the 926000 series became "Pro only" models.

Model
Name
Width
Engine
Year
Photo
926001
926LE Deluxe
26"
9.25hp Tecumseh L-Head Snow-King
2005-2006

926002
11528LE Deluxe 28"
11.5hp Tecumseh OHV Snow-King
2005-2006
926003
1332LE Deluxe
32"
13hp Tecumseh OHV Snow-King
2005-2006
926004
926DLE Professional
26"
9.25hp Tecumseh OHV Snow-King
2005

926005
11526DLE Professional
26"
11.5hp Tecumseh OHV Snow-King 2005

926006
1328DLE Professional
28"
13hp Tecumseh OHV Snow-King 2005

926007
926LE
26"
9.5hp Briggs "Power Built" OHV
2005

926008
926DLE Professional
26"
9.5hp Briggs "Power Built" OHV 2005

926009
11528LE
28"
11.5hp Briggs "Power Built" OHV 2005

926010
11526DLE Professional
26"
11.5hp Briggs "Power Built" OHV 2005

926011
1332LE
32"
13hp Briggs "Power Built" OHV 2005-2006

926012
1328DLE Professional
28"
13hp Briggs "Power Built" OHV 2005

926013
8526DLE Classic
26"
8.5hp Tecumseh L-Head Snow-King
2006

926014
9526DLE Professional
26"
9.5hp Briggs Intek Snow OHV
2006

926015
11528DLE Professional
28"
11.5hp Briggs Intek Snow OHV
2006

926016
11528DLE Professional
28"
Tecumseh 11.5hp Snow-King OHV
2008-2009
Highslide JS
926017
9526DLE Professional
26"
Tecumseh 9.5hp Snow-King OHV 2008-2009
Highslide JS
926018
9526DLET (Pro-Track)
26"
9.5HP Briggs Snow OHV
2008

926019
11528DLET (Pro-Track)
28"
11.5hp Briggs Intek Snow OHV 2008

926020
1332DLET (Pro-Track)
32"
13hp Briggs Intek Snow OHV 2008







926022
11528DLET (Pro-Track) 28"
11.5hp Briggs Intek Snow OHV 2008
Highslide JS
926023
1332DLET  (Pro-Track) 32"
13hp Briggs Intek Snow OHV 2008
Highslide JS
926024
9526DLET  (Pro-Track) 26"
Tecumseh 9.5hp Snow-King OHV 2008-2009
Highslide JS
926025
11528DLET (Pro-Track)
28"
Tecumseh 11.5hp Snow-King OHV 2009

926026
1332DLET  (Pro-Track) 32"
Tecumseh 13hp Snow-King OHV 2009

926027
1332LE Deluxe
32"
Tecumseh 13hp Snow-King OHV 2010







926037
Pro 26
26"
Briggs 305cc 1450 series
2010-2011
Highslide JS
926038
Pro 28

28"
Briggs 342cc 1550 series (2010 & 2011)

420cc "Ariens Polar Force Pro by B&S"
(2012 & 2013)
  

21 ft/lb (420cc) "Ariens Polar Force Pro by B&S" (2014-2016)
2010-2016
Highslide JS
926039
Pro 32
32"
Briggs 342cc 1650 series (2010 & 2011)  

420cc "Ariens Polar Force Pro by B&S" (2012 & 2013) 

21 ft/lb (420cc) "Ariens Polar Force Pro by B&S" (2014-2016)
2010-2016
Highslide JS
926040
Pro 36
36"
Briggs 342cc 1650 series (2010 & 2011)  

420cc "Ariens Polar Force Pro by B&S"
(2012 & 2013)
 
 

21 ft/lb (420cc) "Ariens Polar Force Pro by B&S" (2014)
2010-2014
Highslide JS

Highslide JS
926041
Pro Track 26
26"
Briggs 305cc 1450 series 2010

926042
Pro Track 28
28"
Briggs 342cc 1550 series (2010 & 2011)

420cc "Ariens Polar Force Pro by B&S" (2012 & 2013)

21 ft/lb (420cc) "Ariens Polar Force Pro by B&S" (2014-2015)
2010-2015
Highslide JS
926043
Pro Track 32
32"
Briggs 342cc 1650 series 2010-2011
Highslide JS
926044
Sno-Brush 36
36"
Briggs 305cc 1450 series 2010

926045
Power Brush 36
36"
Subaru 265cc
2012 & 2013







926053
Hydro Pro 28
28"
420cc "Ariens Polar Force Pro by B&S"

21 ft/lb (420cc) "Ariens Polar Force Pro by B&S" (2014-2016)
2013-2016

926054
Hydro Pro 32
32"
420cc "Ariens Polar Force Pro by B&S"

21 ft/lb (420cc) "Ariens Polar Force Pro by B&S" (2014)
2013-2014

926055
Hydro Pro 36
36"
420cc "Ariens Polar Force Pro by B&S" (2013)
21 ft/lb 420cc "Ariens Polar Force Pro by B&S" (2015 - 2016)

2013, 2015, 2016
(not 2014)

926056
Hydro Pro Track 28
28"
420cc "Ariens Polar Force Pro by B&S"

21 ft/lb (420cc) "Ariens Polar Force Pro by B&S" (2014-2016)
2013-2016

926057
Power Brush 36
36"
265cc Subaru All Season
2014, 2016
(not 2015)

926058
Gravely Power Brush

9HP 265cc Subaru.

926059
Gravely Hydro Power Brush
9.5HP 287cc Subaru


926060
Pro 28 Hydro Rapidtrak
28"
420cc, 21ft/lbs "Ariens Polar Force by B&S" 2018-2019

926061


(does not yet exist in 2017)


926062
Power Brush 36
36"
Subaru EX 27 265cc
2017

926063
Gravely Power Brush
36"
9HP 265cc Subaru
2017

926064
Gravely Power Brush
36"
9.5HP 287cc Subaru
2017

926065
Pro 28
28"
420cc, 21ft/lbs "Ariens Polar Force by B&S"
2017-2019

926066
Pro 28 Hydro
28"
420cc, 21ft/lbs "Ariens Polar Force by B&S" 2017

926067
Hydro Pro Track 28
28"
420cc, 21ft/lbs "Ariens Polar Force by B&S" 2017

926068
Pro 28 Hydro EFI 28"
420cc Ariens AX EZ-Launch EFI E-Gov 2018-2020

926069
Pro Rapidtrak 32
32"
420cc, 21ft/lbs "Ariens Polar Force by B&S" 2018-2019

926070
Pro 36 Hydro EFI
36"
420cc Ariens AX EZ-Launch EFI E-Gov 2018-2020

926071
Pro 32
32"
420cc, 21ft/lbs "Ariens Polar Force by B&S" 2017-2019

926072
Pro 32 Hydro
32"
420cc, 21ft/lbs "Ariens Polar Force by B&S" 2017

926076
Pro 32
32"
420cc (21 ft/lbs) Ariens AX
2020

926077 Pro 28
28"
420cc (21 ft/lbs) Ariens AX
2020

926078 Pro 28 Hydro Rapidtrak
28"
420cc (21 ft/lbs) Ariens AX
2020

926079 Pro 32 Hydro Rapidtrak
32"
420cc (21 ft/lbs) Ariens AX
2020

926101 926LE
26"
Tecumseh LH318S 9HP
2005-2006

926102 11528LE
28"
Tecumseh OH318S 11.5HP
2005-2006
926103 1332LE
32"
Tecumseh OH358S 13HP
2005-2006
926104
Pro 32
32"
Briggs 342cc 1650 series      
2011-2012

926105
Pro 36  36"
Briggs 342cc 1650 series      
2011-2012







926300 11526DLE 26"
Tecumseh 11.5HP 2005-2006
926301 926DLE 26"
Tecumseh 9HP
2005-2006
926302 1332LE 32"
Tecumseh 13HP
2005-2006
926303 1328LE 28"
Tecumseh 13HP
2005-2006
926304 11528LE 28"
Tecumseh 11.5HP 2005-2006






926500
1332DLE Professional
32"
13hp Tecumseh OHV Snow-King
2005-2009
Highslide JS
926501
1336DLE Professional
36"
13hp Tecumseh OHV Snow-King 2005-2009
Highslide JS
926502
936PB Power Brush
36" brush
9hp Tecumseh OHV Snow-King 2005-2009

926504
ST8526LE 26"
Tecumseh LH318SA 8.5HP
2005-2006
926505
ST8526L 26"
Tecumseh LH318SA 8.5HP
2005-2006
926506
Pro 32
32"
Briggs 342cc 1650 series 2010

926507
Pro 36
36"
Briggs 342cc 1650 series 2010

926509
Power Brush 36
36"
265cc Subaru All Season
2010

926513
12V Pro 32
32"
342cc " "Ariens Polar Force by B&S" 2013

926514
Hydro Pro Track 32
32"
21 ft/lb (420cc) "Ariens Polar Force Pro by B&S" (2014-2015) 2014-2015

926515
Hydro Brush 36
36"
287cc Subaru All Season
2014, 2016
(not 2015)

926516
Pro 32
32"
21 ft/lb (420cc) "Ariens Polar Force Pro by B&S" (2014) 2014

926517
Hydro Pro 32
32"
21 ft/lb (420cc) "Ariens Polar Force Pro by B&S" (2015 & 2016) 2015 - 2016

926518
Hydro Power Brush 36
36"
Subaru EX30 287cc
2017





 


 




 
Notes











*note 1 -






*note 2 -


















*note 3 -






































*note 4 -















Note on model years:
in instances where something like "2005-2006" is listed in the charts above, that does *not* mean
"the winter of 2005 -2006" it actually means "2005 model year and 2006 model year"..which is two seperate model years. (and two different winters)

For some of these models, I have brochures with more detailed specifications than what is listed on this page..email me if you are looking for more details.


Model 920012, from the 2011 model year, was the first Orange Ariens to have the
LCT Chinese engine. (the LCT was first introduced in the 2010 model year, with the black-painted Sno-Tek line) This engine is descibed two ways..in the 2010 and 2011 Sno-Tek brochures it is called the "208cc LCT Storm Force OHV" In the 2011 Ariens "orange" brochure (not Sno-Tek) it is simply called the "Ariens OHV"..This is however the same LCT engine in both cases.


It was commonly believed that the DLE suffix always applied to Professional models..and it usually does! but not always..

D = Differential
L = Light
E = Electric start

All Pro models have all three of those features, and thus are "DLE" models. But there are also a few models in the 921000 series that are also DLE (simply because they have a differential, light, and electric start) but are *not* "Professional series" models.

A Profesional model is a DLE *plus* the addition of the cast iron gearbox. (up to 2011 model year)
The 921000 series models (up to 2011) do not have the cast iron gear box, and so can be DLE's, but not Pro models.


Beginning with the 2012 model year, all models have the new "top loader" gear box, first introduced in the 2012 model year.



The 2013 model year (machines that went on sale in the Autumn of 2012) was the last *regular* model year for snowblowers that had "made in the USA" engines on them. Three ariens models had the US Briggs engines on them for 2013:

926513 - 12V Pro 32  - 342cc "Ariens Polar Force by B&S" engine. (2013)
921018 - Platinum 30 -
342cc "Ariens Polar Force by B&S" (2013)
921013 - Deluxe 30   - 342cc "Ariens Polar Force by B&S" (2013)

Those three 2013 models had a "made in the USA" sticker on the side of the engine, the first year those stickers were seen. It was believed 2013 would be the very last year for any made in the USA engines on snowblowers, and for the most part, it was. (for all snowblower manufacturers, not just Ariens.) However! One final model made it to the 2014 model year! (machines that went on sale in the Autumn of 2013, for the winter of 2013/2014). That one final model was the Deluxe 28, model 921036. There was a brief shortage of Chinese engines, so a small run of Deluxe 28's was made with the few remaining US-made Briggs 342cc engines. Ariens posted the following on one of the forums:

We made a limited production run with that configuration because one of our engine suppliers, Briggs & Stratton, could not supply us with enough engines for our manufacturing, and in lieu of that, they provided us with the "upgraded" engines to use. We only manufactured 947 units of the 921036. We have no plans on doing a similar engine upgrade on any other models in the future.”

The "standard" Deluxe 28 for the 2014 model year was the 921035, with the Chinese engine. The model 921036 with the US-made engine, was indeed the *very last* 100% US-made Ariens ever produced, with both the snowblower, and the engine, both made in the USA.
This model also had the "made in the USA" sticker on the side of the Briggs engine, same as the three models from 2013. (that sticker *only* appeared on the three 2013, and the one 2014 model with the "Made in the USA" Briggs engines) The three models from 2013, and the 921036 from 2014, truly represent the end of an era. The last four models with the US-made briggs engine are:

926513 - 12V Pro 32  - 342cc "Ariens Polar Force by B&S" engine. (2013)
921018 - Platinum 30 -
342cc "Ariens Polar Force by B&S" (2013)
921013 - Deluxe 30   - 342cc "Ariens Polar Force by B&S" (2013)

921036 - Deluxe 28 -
342cc "Ariens Polar Force by B&S" (2014)




 
Concerning the 2015 model year 921037, the standard engine on that model was the 14.5 ft/lb (291cc) Ariens AX engine..however there was also a: "limited edition" version, with a 414cc engine.. quote from "Pix Man" on the snowblower forum:

(there was a)
"limited edition" 2015 model year Deluxe 28+ 921037 of which about 300 to 350 came though with the 414cc LCT motors. The story I got via the dealer I bought it from (and pretty much confirmed here) is that Ariens ran out of the 291cc motors and had a few extra 414's kicking around so used them on these machines. I think most of the them shipped to the northeast US, as a few lucky people near me seem to have also got them. Strange that Ariens didn't even bother giving this batch a different model number or name."
-PixMan, 8/2/2015: source.






 

 

 


 


Some Prices.

I dont have a lot of MSRP and "selling price" data, There is 1973 price info on page 13 (scroll down to 1973)
And I thought I would start keeping track of prices, for future reference, starting with 2012 model
year information. (I am writing this in January of 2012, so "current" 2012 data is easy to find)


Model
Name
MSRP
Observed dealer selling prices, January 2012 Year
Photo
939401
Sno-Tek 20E

$499
2012

920402 Sno-Tek 24E
$599
2012

920403 Sno-Tek 28E
$729
2012
920013
Compact 22 $829
$699 - $729
2012

920014
Compact 24 $959
$799 - $839
2012
Highslide JS
921031
Deluxe 24
$1,099
$929 - $999
2012

921022 Deluxe 28 $1,194
$999 - $1,049
2012 Highslide JS
921013 Deluxe 30
$1,529
$1,299 - $1,399
2012
921017
Platinum 24

$1,399
2012

916003
"Amp 24" Sno-Thro
$1,699
$1,499  2012
Highslide JS
921018 Platinum 30
$1,819
$1,649 - $1,699
2012
Highslide JS
926038
Pro 28
$2,099
$1,999
2012
926104
Pro 32
$2,839
$2,599
2012

926105
Pro 36  $3,379
$2,999
2012
Highslide JS

More info about these specific models is in the "series" sections above.


2012 Price sources: Dealer 1, Dealer 2, Dealer 3


 


 

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