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Ariens Single Stage

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by shooterm, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. shooterm

    shooterm Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 272

    I'm looking to get a a 21" single stage. Originally I wanted a Toro 721R but noticed Ariens runs a Path Pro 208R now. Has anyone used these before? They compare in every way on specs and price. Thanks for any input.
  2. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,722

    The Toro machines have proven reliable over the years. I don't know anyone running a single stage Ariens.
  3. dycproperties

    dycproperties Member
    Messages: 41

    We have a couple of them this is thier second season and they have held up and preformed really well

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    i have a 208 cc aliens path pro. i have no complaints about it so far.
  5. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Aliens Path Pro...:D:alien:
  6. shooterm

    shooterm Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 272

    I just got back from shopping just bought a HS 720 for the back off my truck. I went with Honda because the manual chute is actually not just plastic junk and has accessible chute adjuster . The engine is the same as my 21" mower so parts mainly recoil swap back and forth. Also the most critical part to the purchase is for some reason I'm lifting it easier then the toro 721. I think the weight is more distributed height wise then width with the crossbar lower and front body assembly higher. I was able to put them side by side to compare them. I'll try to kill it during next weeks snowmania and give some feedback on it.
  7. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,068

    This is the 2nd or 3rd post today about plastic chute's.
    The Honda's Paddles are supported by a steel frame which gives great support when the snow is heavy with a layer of slush under it. The paddles are also 3 individual pieces so you can just replace a section if needed. The Toto's and Aliens paddles have a lot of "give/flex" to them and they don't throw heavy snow as far as the Honda's design.
  8. shooterm

    shooterm Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 272

    Sounds like a online case of hysteria over single stage blowers :). Honestly though I went to pick up a Toro and seen the Honda next to it so had of course check it out. The chute and just being able to pick it up easier made me buy. I don't usually hip pocket buy things either.
  9. johnnyusa

    johnnyusa Member
    from ct
    Messages: 78

    Have both new Honda and new toro 721 both are good on deep powder but Honda throws heavier snow farther and doesnt clog as easy
  10. grasskeepers

    grasskeepers Member
    Messages: 78

    My Toros never died, sold them to friends after 3 years of heavy use and there still going. I have ariens products and can't say the same about them