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Model No: 8524
Manufacturer: ariens

(Based on 2 reviews)
Avg. Price: $900
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Ariens 8524
Feb 12, 2006 10:11 pm
plymouthsteve
Joined: Feb 12, 2006

Purchased for 04-05 winter. My first snowblower. I have a steep long driveway. It seemed the most cost-effective solution. Puchased at a local hardware store. Very effective and throws snow 30'-50'. However, there seems to be a design flaw. Used in 4 storms. Twice the tension spring for the drive mechanism has been sheared disabling all forward and reverse gears.

Date Purchased: Oct04
Price Paid: $850
Recommend: No
Pros:
Throws snow long distance.
Wide and high "bite".

Cons:
Drive mechanism fails repeatedly.


ariens 8524 2 stage snowblower
Jan 24, 2005 8:02 pm
whitedog
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i have used this machine in powder, normal and slush conditions. in powder it throws the snow about 50'. in normal snow(snowball making) it throws about 35'. in slush it throws about 10'.
i have had end of driveway piles up to 3' and in 1st gear the machine gets the job done.

Date Purchased: fall 2003
Price Paid: $950
Recommend: Yes
Pros:
electric start
solid heavyweight construction
sno hog tires
grease fittings



Cons:
heavy machine to move when not running
lack of diferential


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