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Re: Auto turn vs prior auto steering
#1   Feb 6, 2014 10:48 am
Thank you guys for the information!
Re: Auto turn vs prior auto steering
#2   Feb 4, 2014 3:02 pm
Thanks for the input. I know the "traction control" on the 2011 2012 ariens platinum and pro had it and there were no triggers or inputs. Just was wondering why they say it is a first when it seems like they already had it. I believe it was a Hilliard auto lock. Is the new "auto turn" the same thing. Same thing the the easy steer deer, not sure if this used a Hilliard auto lok or not. But neither had triggers or input from an operator.
Auto turn vs prior auto steering
#3   Jan 30, 2014 3:28 pm
Does anyone know the differences between the autoturns? Ariens says it is the first ever seen on a snowblower. But didnt they have "traction control" before on platinum and pro models. Also deere had a version called ez steer. Does anyone know the differences between the three if there are any?
Re: Easiest Snowblower to Use
#4   Jan 7, 2014 3:54 pm
I have a John Deere 1330SE and I think it is the easiest snowblower to use even given its size. 13HP 342CC briggs and a 30" bucket. The easy steer (no triggers, automatic turn) and the electronic chute and deflector controls are a must have. When you get to the end to make a turn you don't have to stop to pull at trigger or turn a chute or push a deflector lever. You simply push two buttons and make your turn without stopping. The easy turn (auto turn) is also very useful and works well! They don't make this blower as a deere anymore but it is a Briggs and stratton. Briggs and Simplicity are close as well as snapper as they are all made by Briggs. The only think I noticed is they don't have the auto steer on any of them only the triggers for each wheel. I'm not sure if anyone can narrow down who makes an auto steer still, is it only Ariens that still offers an auto steer with now triggers?
Re: Help with Ariens snowblower decision
#5   Jan 7, 2014 3:44 pm
I would avoid the 30" with the trigger axle at all costs. I used one and it is basically useless. It doesn't unlock and lock as quickly as you want it to. Def get one with the easy turn function,it is well worth the money.
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