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The Ariens Compact 24 is a mid-cost snowblower with a clearing width of 24".

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Excellent option for users with limited storage space - many larger blowers are too large to store in an average suburban home

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Requires considerably less physical strain than manual and shovel-style counterparts - ideal for older users (may prevent heart attack or other serious injury)

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Multiple forward and reverse speeds are highly functional - allows users to "tune" the machine to various levels of snow while minimizing the risk of overdriving the blower

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Knobbed tires are firm and well-balanced - provides safe, consistent tracking across slippery and uneven terrain

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Electric starter mechanism is remarkably better than standard rope-style systems - starts within 1 or 2 presses every time

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Rated very highly as compared to similar models at the price point - throwing distance, removal speed, compacted snow performance and overall handling are second-to-none

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Works very well in snow-heavy locations - maintains smooth, reliable operation even in deep, rough banks

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Cons

Unit is very loud - small muffler produces piercing engine and rattling noises, making earplugs or headphones necessary for extensive use

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The Ariens Compact 24 is a mid-cost snowblower with a clearing width of 24". The Briggs and Stratton 205cc OHV 900 Series engine offers six forward speeds and two reverse speeds. The snow chute of the Compact 24 can throw snow up to forty feet, and the 205º Quick Turn chute control allows you to choose the direction in which you launch it. The 13" x 4” Directional snow tread tires of this snowblower are designed to perform in slippery conditions. This snowblower differs from the lower cost Compact 22 in that it has a more powerful engine, a 24" clearing width, and a more compact 17.5" housing height (as opposed to the Compact 22's 20" housing height). However, it lacks the higher cost Compact 26's 26" clearing width more powerful Briggs and Stratton 249cc OHV 1150 Series engine, and slightly larger 13" x 5" directional snow tread tires. The Ariens Compact 24 is constructed entirely of steel.

Features  
  • 120 volt electric start with recoil back-up
  • 2.9 quart fuel capacity
  • 6 forward speeds / 2 reverse speeds
  • 24" clearing width
  • 20" housing height
  • Briggs and Stratton 205cc OHV 900 Series engine 
  • Throws snow up to 40 feet
  • 205º Quick Turn chute control
  • Fold-down handlebar for easy storage
  • Reversible skid shoes
  • Clean-out tool
  • All steel construction
  • Steel serrated auger
  • Three blade, 12" steel impeller
  • 13” x 4” Directional snow tread tires
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Anonymous
01/06/2013 01:31

We were very concerned about the rattling noise. Just received the sno thrower 4 days ago. Assembled it and started it but seemed to continuously rattle. Thanks for clarifying that this is common.

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