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Starting Your Snow Blower - The Ultimate Cheat Sheet

Starting Your Snow Blower - The Ultimate Cheat Sheet

Standing in your driveway at 7 A.M. with a foot of snow on the ground, and a wind chill below zero, is the last place you want to finally figure out how to start your new snow blower.

So here's an easy cheat sheet to help you get your snow blower fired up when you need it most.

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Ariens Auto-Turn: So Easy Your Grandma Could Do It!

Ariens Auto-Turn

Push around a 250 pound snow blower for half an hour and you might break a sweat.

Then add 12+ inches of snow to the equation, and you can count on getting one heck of a workout.

But Ariens Company has a solution to make these heavyweight machines less intimidating. Auto-Turn Steering Technology.

It's so easy, your grandma could do it! Learn how Auto-Turn Steering works.

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Ariens Deluxe 28" Snow Blower Setup & Assembly

Ariens Deluxe 28 Snow Blower Setup and Assembly

This video walks you through how to assemble the Ariens Deluxe 28" Snow Blower right out of the box.

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The A - Z of Snow Blower Terms

The A-Z of Snow Blower Terms

What's a snow cab? Do you know how drift cutters work?

It's always good to know the common terms and phrases associated with your equipment. Operating, performing maintenance, and understanding the features of your machine will be much easier.

So stop scratching your head! Use this reference guide to learn the popular terms, look up the meaning of a snow blower phrase, or even Quiz yourself so you can brag about how much you know snow blowers.

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Quick Tips on Using Your Snow Blower

Quick Tips on Using Your Snow Blower

Need some quick advice on how to use your new snow blower?

Read up on these snow blower operating tips, so you'll be prepared to take on anything from a few inches to a few feet of snow.

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The Mighty Mega Machine of Winter

The Mighty Mega Machine of Winter

It's huge. It's humongous. Is it a tank? No, it's a Hybrid!

The Honda HS1336IAS is the ultimate walk-behind snow blower, and it uses Hybrid Technology to give you the best snow blowing performance you've ever seen.

We've had customers say, "This will be the only gift on my Christmas list this year." If that's the case, Santa will need a bigger sleigh.

Our product expert calls it, "the Tank of Snow Blowers, destroying all snow in its path."

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It's Electric! No Gas, No Problem

It's Electric! No Gas, No Problem

Are you an MPG (miles per gallon) maniac? Do you try everything possible to save the most amount of fuel?

There's a secret to getting the best fuel economy, while producing no emissions at all? Electricity!

If you haven't caught the electric bug yet, this winter may be the time to consider the advantages of an Electric Snow Blower.

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Accessories Your Snow Blower Can't Live Without

Accessories Your Snow Blower Can't Live Without

Everyone has that some thing they just can't live without. What about during Winter?

Like Frosty the Snow Man's hat, there are certain things snow blowers feel they can't live without.

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8 Popular Snow Blower Features

8 Popular Snow Blower Features Features to consider when choosing a new snow blower.

Shopping for a snow blower can be similar to looking for a new car. Some people need or want certain options and features.

Here's a selection of 8 popular features to consider when comparing snow blower models.

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The History of Snow Blowers

Snow Blower mounted on a train Snow blower mounted on a train. Original Image: Wikimedia Commons

Take a guess... In what country was the snow blower invented?

Hint: They're our neighbors to the North.

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How to Replace a Shear Pin

A close up of a shear pin A shear pin is meant to break off to prevent damage to your auger shaft and gear case. Therefore, it is important to know how to replace one.

When something other than snow gets in its blades, a snow blower has a fail-safe mechanism that protects the drive shaft and the motor from unnecessary torque. That mechanism is the shear pin or shear bolt. This article will explain how to replace your shear pin.

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Snow Thrower vs. Snow Blower

Snow thrower vs. Snow Blower: Which one is right? Is there a difference between snow thrower and snow blower? Which is correct? Does it matter?

If you've been looking around the Internet you may have noticed the terms "snow thrower" and "snow blower" intermingling. In some cases people use it to mean the same exact thing, but is that correct? Is it really a potato (with an ate) potato (with an ought) situation?

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What are Shear Pins? And, why do I need them?

A group of three shear pins Shear pins. Notice the grooves in the pins where they will break off to prevent damage to your auger shaft and gear case.

A shear pin (sometimes called a shear bolt) in a snow blower connects the auger to the shaft. It is designed to break away in case foreign objects come in contact with the moving parts. Some common items you may encounter that can cause a problem:

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Snow Blower Readiness

Snow Blower Readiness: Are You Ready for Anything that Could Happen? Even the most reliable snow blower may have a problem. Don't get stuck because you're not prepared. Plan B (see picture above) is not what you want.

Is your snow blower ready? First, go start up the snow blower today. Do not wait until you are snowed in to find out that something is wrong. If your snow blower will not start, schedule service as soon as you can. Get your snow blower into the repair shop or if you're handy get to work. If you need an engine manual you can find it at Jacks Small Engines.

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Snow Blower Fuel System Problems and Prevention

Snow Blower Fuel System Problems and Prevention Your gasoline can go bad if it is not treated. Bad gas can lead to performance problems and failures.

Did you treat the fuel with a good stabilizer? Probably not. The reason you should treat the fuel in your snow blower is that today’s gasoline only has a 30-day shelf life. This is due to the mandates placed by the government requiring oxygenation.

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