I am very happy with the purchase of my Arien's 24" Platnium series snow blower. I did find the instructions difficult to follow until I highlighted the instructions for my machine alone. then It got much easier. The only frustrating item I ran into during
assembly was the push nut on the control assembly. It took two people working together 20 minutes to get this one step done and required the use of a thin wall socket to get the push nut onto the control assembly. Very poor engineering design.
This has nothing to do with my snowblower but I would also advise Ariens designers to reconsider using something that was used on their snowblowers back in the 1960"s. It was a knob located on the left wheel assembly. You turned it 90 degrees to lock both
wheels together and reversed the process to have single wheel drive. A very simple design but very effective compared to todays designs of today. On their cheaper designs, you have to align a hole in the shaft with a hole in the wheel and inset a pin. that
gives you two wheel drive. Foe single wheel drive, you remove the pin and place it in an outside hole to keep the wheel from falling off. This is not an easy feat to do when trying to get two wheel drive while moving snow.