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926LE Deluxe Sno-Thros
Model No: 926001
Manufacturer: Ariens

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Ariens 926LE snow thrower (model 926001)
Dec 22, 2008 11:16 am
ssettlemire
Joined: Dec 22, 2008

The Ariens 926LE is a good, solid mid sized snow thrower. The 9.25 Snow King engine provides adequate power to handle packed powder snow up to 18" deep. Near the coast of Maine we frequently have wet, dense snow to deal with. I've had no trouble moving 6-8" of wet snow off the driveway. Of course, slush is not thrown as far due to the the weight. The 926LE will toss packed powder snow 40+ feet.

I was skepitcal of the the remote chute controls at first. I've always had the crank type in the past. After a year a heavy use in Maine I have found they work well.

The wheels are locked to the axle by a snap ring pin. With one wheel locked the machine is more manueverable but has less traction. I have found that locking / unlocking wheels is a pain in the neck. However, I run my snowthrower with both wheels locked all the time so this is not a significant issue for me.

Electric start is nice, especially when cold starting the machine. I have pull started the 9.25 hp Snow King engine when the temperature was around 0 F. It can be done but yanking a pull cord while standing on an icy driveway is not fun.

So far I've used my 926LE for well over a dozen storms ranging from 4" to 18"+ at various temperatures and snow conditions. I've never plugger the chute, stalled the machine or broken a shear pin. It's a good, solid machine.

Date Purchased: 10/2007
Price Paid: $1100
Recommend: Yes
Pros:
Handles heavy snow easily, adequate power for 18" snow in low gear.
Tires provide good traction without using chains



Cons:
Takes effort to cold start with pull cord
It's a bit loud, use ear plugs
Manual wheel lock is ackward. However, I run mine with both wheels locked all the time.


This message was modified Dec 22, 2008 by ssettlemire
Big Band for the Buck
Feb 8, 2006 2:48 pm
EGreen
Joined: Nov 4, 2005



Date Purchased: January/2006
Price Paid: $999
Recommend: Yes
Pros:
-Strong, Powerful Tecumseh L-Head
-Easier to turn than older blowers that have solid tires, air tires make it a pretty easy to manuever.


Cons:
-Some say the Tecumseh L-Head is to loud
-Minor rattle to chute at times when not blowing snow
-Lack of a remote-wheel lock


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