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Ariens is only chinese motors

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ommegang, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. ommegang

    ommegang Senior Member
    from wi
    Messages: 100

    I have a 2012 Areins Pro snowblower that is great. I purchased the top of the line Simplicity sigle stage yesterday and they said all 2013 ariens snow blowers use chinese motors! Odd they would take such a risk.
  2. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,114

    Approximately 100% of Chinese utility motors are Honda knock-offs. They're pretty good. I'd rate them as "way better" than briggs&stratton or tecumseh. Sure beats the old days when you had everybody making their own junk motors, like those 2-stroke lawn-boy's. Those were horrid.