Ariens updates Compact Sno-Thro series

October 31, 2017 -  By

AriensAries updates the Compact Sno-Thro Series

Ariens upgraded the engine on the Compact Sno-Thro series for 2018 to the 223cc Ariens AX engine.

“With the addition of a more powerful engine on our Compact series, we’ve created a small Sno-Thro with a big punch,” Medden said. “We wanted to create an option for homeowners in urban settings, who may not have a lot of storage space. Many of these urban homeowners still experience big snow storms, but don’t have the room to house a bigger machine. The Compact, with its smaller footprint and powerful engine, now has them covered.”

The machine’s cast-iron gear case comes with alloy steel gears and synthetic gear oil, and features an in-dash headlight to illuminate the clearing path in adverse conditions and increase operator safety.

Its all-steel, 12-inch impeller is designed to run at a high speed and throw snow up to 40 feet away, the 15-inch directional tires increase the machine’s mobility and agility, and the high-angle discharge chute is built for durability, Ariens said. Additionally, it’s built with a folding handlebar for easier storage.

Compact series models are available with either a 20-inch or 24-inch wide housing. The Compact 24 model is also available as either a wheeled or track unit.

EZ-Launch EFI Engine

Ariens expanded its EZ-Launch EFI engine offering to include the Professional Sno-Thro lineup.

The company now offers EFI engine technology on the Professional Hydro 28 and the Professional Hydro 36, in addition to the Deluxe 30 and the Platinum 24 SHO, both of which have boasted the technology since fall 2016.

AriensRapidTrak Sno-Thro technology

Ariens introduced RapidTrak Sno-Thro technology, a system designed to move fast, matching the speed of the wheeled Sno-Thro model.

The track design gives users the option of using a full track system for ultimate grip and traction or adjusting the back wheel of the track up, creating a faster, more maneuverable system. In the wheel setting, it is easy to turn the RapidTrak machine at the end of a driveway or around obstacles, Ariens said.

RapidTrak also includes a third setting, which allows the user to tilt the housing of the machine down towards the ground while in track mode, helping to dig into the snow and clean to the pavement. A trigger on the right handlebar allows the user to adjust any setting on the go.

For 2017, the RapidTrak system will be available on two Sno-Thro models: the Hydro Pro 28 RapidTrak and the Hydro Pro 32 RapidTrak. Both models are backed by either a three-year residential warranty or a one-year commercial warranty.

Both models include hydrostatic drive, which provides infinite speed control and allows the unit to maintain power through all ranges and depths of snow.

The RapidTrak will be available in October 2017 exclusively at authorized Ariens dealers in the U.S. and Canada.

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