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.
No Triggers, No Levers, No Problem
Most two stage snow blowers have a lever or a trigger the operator must engage to make a turn.
This can be tricky sometimes if you're fiddling with the rotating chute, deflector, and impeller at the same time.
With Auto-Turn Steering, all you need to do is slightly nudge the snow blower in the direction you want to turn, and the machine follows through with the rest.
The Difference is the Differential
Ariens Auto-Turn Snow Blowers are equipped with a differntial that senses when you initiate a turn.
When the snow blower is moving forward, the drive differential axle shafts are rotating in the same direction. When you initiate a turn, the differential axle shafts are free to rotate in the direction you're turning.
This allows one wheel to move forward while the other goes in reverse to make precise turns, instead of wider loops.
Other snow blowers typically only allow you to slow down or stop one wheel while turning.
Remember, with Auto-Turn the differential adjusts automatically so you don't have to change your speed or squeeze a lever.
Need a Visual?
See Auto-Turn in action! Check out this video:
Exclusively on Select Models
Not all New Ariens Snow Blowers feature Auto-Turn steering.
This technology is exclusive to the following models:
- Deluxe 28 and Deluxe 30
- Platinum Series
- PRO Series
- Hydro PRO Series
- Track Series
Now, I'm not saying to put your grandmother, of all people, on snow blower duty.
But Ariens Auto-Turn sure is tempting for if you still get a sore back after using your old snow blower.
If you have any comments or questions, feel free to email us at [email protected].
Article by: Turner Anderson