This product was recommended to me by a friend. I have significant experience with snowblowers, but my friend is better versed. There are two major selling features that attracted me. First, the power to weight ratio and, second, Electronic Fuel Injection.
Assembly of this Ariens was well documented and relatively easy. Prior to starting, I checked the oil level and then filled with a sufficient amount of fuel. Turned the key and the EFI motor as activated. It is surprisingly easy to pull and started after
a few pulls. However, once fuel has been circulated, the machine would start with two pulls. It is very well balanced and turns easily. Also, it is relatively quiet. Since I live in the Northeast, we usually are blasted with snow. This year, we had snow
on the ground until late April. I am anxious to try the Ariens with a heavy load, but, for now, I will take the warm temperatures. No question, this was an excellent purchase!