Conquer Winter with the Ariens Platinum SHO RapidTrak 28 Snowblower
Missy McCabe·December 18, 2023
We’ve talked, at length, about how much we love the Ariens Deluxe 28 SHO. It’s a showstopping snowblower model that is plenty rugged for our Maritime winters. But its big brother, The Ariens Platinum SHO RapidTrak 28 Snowblower deserves some of the spotlight, too. It stands out as an absolute powerhouse in the realm of reliable snowblowers, promising unmatched efficiency and versatility. In this deep dive, we'll explore the features that make the Ariens Platinum SHO RapidTrak 28 a top choice for those seeking a robust snow-clearing machine.
Key Features of the Ariens Platinum SHO RapidTrak 28 Snowblower:
The Ariens® AX 369cc engine is the heart of this beastly machine, offering easy push-button electric start for those cold winter mornings. With the capacity to move an impressive 73 tons of snow per hour, this snowblower is designed for those who demand performance and reliability. It’s a fantastic option for professionals who need few bells and whistles over and above the usual Super High Output goodness, or exhausted homeowners who are reliably pelted by unrelenting, massive drifts or heavy/wet snow and ice.
Unmatched Versatility with RapidTrak™ Technology:
Ariens' exclusive RapidTrak™ technology adapts to any terrain, providing the versatility of both a wheeled and tracked unit in a single machine. Whether you're facing hilly terrains or slippery pavements, the RapidTrak maintains traction where it's needed most.
Choose Your Snow Clearing Mode:
The snowblower offers three adjustable positions to handle any winter scenario. Easily switch between Track Mode for regular snow-clearing, Wheel Mode for tight control on flat surfaces, and Dig-In Mode for extra traction in deep snow or slippery conditions. You never really know what kind of conditions you’re going to get when you open the garage door after a good storm - so those extra traction modes for all those different slippery scenarios are a huge bonus.
Maneuverability and Speed:
Track machines are known for their power, not their speed. However, the Ariens Platinum SHO RapidTrak 28 breaks the mould by offering maximum maneuverability and speed, ensuring quick and agile snow clearing during those miserable morning driveway clearings.
The hydrostatic drive system provides enhanced speed control, delivering torque efficiently to power through the toughest piles of snow. This feature is available on select models, bolstering the machine's responsiveness and control in even the messiest conditions.
Auto Turn Technology:
The Auto Turn feature combines the robust power of a track machine with the zero-turn radius of a wheeled snowblower, offering unparalleled ease of use and control. Turning on a dime never felt so good!
Canadian winters are HARSH, but the Ariens Platinum SHO RapidTrak 28 gives you plenty of comfort with built-in handwarmers, giving you some reprieve from winter’s cold bite when you need it most.
Quick Maintenance and Storage Tips:
To ensure your Ariens Platinum SHO RapidTrak 28 remains in top condition, follow these maintenance tips:
Regularly check the oil and fuel levels.
Clean the snowblower after each use to prevent rust and maintain efficiency.
Store your snowblower in a dry, sheltered place to protect it from the elements.
Have your machine serviced regularly by an experienced technician.
The Ariens Platinum SHO RapidTrak 28 Snowblower is more than just a tool; it's an investment in ease and efficiency for winter management. With its powerful engine, innovative RapidTrak technology, and user-friendly features, it stands ready to face the harshest Canadian winters. When you purchase locally with Atlantic Outdoor, you get some amazing product incentives, like a free Maintenance Package, free assembly and PDI, and more!