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MountainMan


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2006 Ariens Lineup Info
Original Message   Aug 8, 2005 10:46 pm
HERE FIRST, WORLD PREMIER OF THE 2006 LINEUP.

Many thanks to Snowmann for his help and expertise in the field of Ariens snowblowers.

Below are the details for the Extensive upgrades made to the 2006 models.

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Change/New Model Summary for 2005/2006 Ariens Snothros

Compact Snothros

 All new pistol grip style controls/handlebars/dash for better maneuverability.

  • Chute crank has been relocated to operator position
  • More powerful 7.5hp model added to lineup
  • Impeller size increased to 12” from 10” for increased capacity
  • Discharge chute has been re-profiled for increased throwing performance
  • Directional tires w/aggressive tread for improved traction
  • Pin lock feature was added to both sides to provide an alternate wheel position for chain clearance (for those who prefer to use aftermarket wheel chains)

 

New 926,000 series large-frame Snothros

 Deluxe Models w/pin-lock axle (ST926LE)

 Upgraded Tecumseh LH318SA engine from 8.5hp to 9.25hp

  • All-new 926,000 series transmission with 1” diameter high-carbon steel solid-axle and heavy 12-gauge steel frame (over .20" thick at engine deck)..
  • Directional tires w/aggressive tread for improved traction
  • New Quick-Turn chute rotation (no more cranking)
  • New Halogen high performance headlamp

 

Deluxe Models w/trigger-activated remote axle lock/unlock (ST11528LE, ST1332LE)

 All-new 926,000 series transmission with 1” diameter (A311 stress-relieved) high-carbon steel axle and heavy 12-gauge steel frame (over .20" thick at engine deck).

  • New trigger-activated remote locking/unlocking axle feature
  • Directional tires w/aggressive tread for improved traction
  • New Quick-Turn chute rotation (no more cranking)
  • New Halogen high-performance headlamp

 

Professional Models w/Traction Control and trigger-activated remote axle lock (ST926DLE, ST11526DLE, ST1328DLE, ST1332DLE, ST1336DLE)

 

  • All-new 926,000 series transmission with 1” diameter (A311 stress-relieved) high-carbon steel axle and heavy 12-gauge steel frame(over .20" thick at engine deck).
  • New Traction Control w/trigger-activated remote axle lock feature
  • Directional tires w/aggressive tread for improved traction
  • New Quick-Turn chute rotation (no more cranking)
  • New Halogen high-performance headlamp
  • All-new Cast Iron auger gearcase
  • More power for several models (former 9hp 26” model upgrades to 9.25hp, former 11.5hp 28” model upgrades from 11.5hp to 13hp).

 Thanks Again .

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Marshall


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Re: 2006 Ariens Lineup Info
Reply #1   Aug 8, 2005 11:16 pm
Once again, looks like the folks at Ariens have been listening. Sounds like a heck of a 2006 line up.
MountainMan


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Location: Connecticut
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Re: 2006 Ariens Lineup Info
Reply #2   Aug 8, 2005 11:30 pm
Without actually trying one of these yet, we seem to have feature to compete with offerings from Toro and Simplicity.

And that 28" with 13 HP is a incredible power ratio. Imaging, 13 Hp is enought to run a Good size tractor through tall grass and such.

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AJace


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Re: 2006 Ariens Lineup Info
Reply #3   Aug 9, 2005 1:19 am
I hope they stay at a good price point.  Those pistol grip controls sound nice, but I'll have to actually see it.  Anxious to see the new models.  Thanks Snowmann and MountainMan. 

Ariens 926 DLE Professional; Toro S200; Craftsman LT1000, Echo ES-230;

Dave___in___CT


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...decide once...


Location: West-Central Connecticut
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Re: 2006 Ariens Lineup Info
Reply #4   Aug 9, 2005 7:26 am
Thanks for the good info. MM !

The have incorporated the niche features from Toro (chute control) and Simplicity (trigger steering)...  plus added some...

Interested in seeing / trying the "no-crank" chute control...

Dave...

Whether you think you can or you can't... you're right.
Henry Ford

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robmints


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Re: 2006 Ariens Lineup Info
Reply #5   Aug 10, 2005 11:17 am
Thanks MM,

It was either yours or Franks post about last years changes that was refered to many times.  It's real nice to have everything in one place.

faithfulFrank


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to gain what he cannot lose....


Location: Batavia, N.Y.
Joined: Jan 20, 2004
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Re: 2006 Ariens Lineup Info
Reply #6   Aug 10, 2005 9:19 pm
Thanks MM,
I just sent for my new catalog today............(no, i'm keeping my one year old baby........I just like knowing what is out there.......)

Frank D.



Ariens 1332DLE Pro, Exmark 52" HP ZTR, Gardian Generac generator, Shindiawa T230  Excell/Honda PW, Craftsman rototiller, Favorite IPE- My Mac + Ipod- No Windoze for me!
cleanmaxx_brian


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Location: Wantagh, Long Island, NY
Joined: Mar 12, 2005
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Re: 2006 Ariens Lineup Info
Reply #7   Aug 11, 2005 8:20 am
Nice machine Frank  And I really want to get one of the hoods!

My Ariens is brand new, purchased after the season last year and now I see all these new features....GRRR! I hope I did the right thing...

Brian Chang

Ariens 8526LE, Bradley 32" 12.5HP walk behind mower, Echo BP200 blower, Troy Built 4.5HP Pressure Washer,  Craftsman 4.5HP Yard Vac, Homelite line trimmer, Scotts 21" high wheel mower, MTD 3.5HP Edger.

MountainMan


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Location: Connecticut
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Points: 1564

Re: 2006 Ariens Lineup Info
Reply #8   Aug 11, 2005 8:20 am
Yea Frank, I like machine too. And it seems the 12V key start is a dying option. Last year only the biggest models had that option. If i only had 120v starting, id never use it. But the key start makes everybody around me jelouse

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NYCGator


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Re: 2006 Ariens Lineup Info
Reply #9   Aug 11, 2005 9:11 am
cleanmaxx_brian wrote:
Nice machine Frank  And I really want to get one of the hoods!

My Ariens is brand new, purchased after the season last year and now I see all these new features....GRRR! I hope I did the right thing...



Did you pick up your Ariens locally and, if so, do you recommend the dealer?  I am definitely in the market for a snowblower this year.
MountainMan


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Location: Connecticut
Joined: Feb 19, 2003
Points: 1564

Re: 2006 Ariens Lineup Info
Reply #10   Aug 11, 2005 11:13 am
cleanmaxx_brian wrote:
Nice machine Frank  And I really want to get one of the hoods!

My Ariens is brand new, purchased after the season last year and now I see all these new features....GRRR! I hope I did the right thing...


We both posted at the same time !

In regards to purchasing a machine last year, its just like a computer. Its outdated and lacks features of the newest greatest model within a year or so. A few years ago, models stayed the same for 5-10 years. Now, driven by consumer demand, people want change every year or two., ( Cars especially, electronics etc)

So do you have a High quality, performing machine?/       YES   Dont worry. Be happy.

This message was modified Aug 11, 2005 by MountainMan


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