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The Ariens Snow Blower Difference

Darren Kincaid - Monday, January 28, 2019
Monnick Supply - Ariens Snow Blowers - Marlborough, Framingham MA

Ariens offers different lines of snowblowers ranging from compact models to single stage gas snow blowers to deluxe home models to professional snow throwers. Their snowblowers range from 5 horsepower to 13 horsepower and can create paths ranging from 20 inches to 36 inches wide. Many Ariens snowblowers feature hand warmers in the handles and adjustable skid shoes that allow safe operation on gravel driveways.

Special Features of Ariens Snowblowers

Many Ariens snowblowers include several special features including the Disc-O-Matic™ drive system, traction control or remote locking axle, and Quick Turn Chute rotation.

The Disc-O-Matic drive system ensures smooth transitions between any of the six forward or two reverse speeds typically supported on Ariens snowblowers.

Traction control permits power to be transferred to either wheel independently or to both wheels simultaneously as needed, which makes turning much easier. The traction control system can be disengaged using a trigger on the left handle of the blower. When disabled, both wheels of the snowblower are locked into synchronous movement with the axle. This increases traction and makes dealing with deep snow or ice easier.

The remote locking axle available on some deluxe models performs the same task as the traction control system but only provides power to the right wheel when not in synchronous mode.

Quick Turn Chute rotation controls the direction of the snow chute using a standard switch without cranking. The chute starts to turn when the lever is hit and stops and locks into place when the user lets go of the switch. Compact models still use cranks to turn their chute, but the entire range of motion can be achieved in just 2.5 turns of the crank.

For more information on Ariens Snowblowers, contact Monnick Supply in Framingham and Marlborough, MA.

Source: snowblowers.net

How to Choose the Right Snow Blower

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 22, 2019

How do you choose which snow blower is right for you? Maybe you only need something for a small clearing with lighter snowfalls, or maybe you need a snow blower to clear large areas in a region that receives apocalyptic snowfalls. Whatever your case, you can find small snow blowers for clearing decks and narrow spaces, or bigger snow blowers for clearing large spaces or multiple driveways at Monnick Supply.

The Ariens® Sno-Thro® lineup has numerous options, all different from one another and built for a specific application. We know making the choice isn't easy, especially if you never owned a snowblower before. Talk to us at Monnick Supply. We'll help you crunch the numbers and find out which Sno-Thro model is best for your clearing surface, the amount of snowfall you get and your budget.

Snowblower Maintenance Before the Snow Falls

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 16, 2019

A little bit of routine snowblower maintenance can go a long way in extending the life of your snow blower. As you move into winter, here is an easy-to-follow checklist. And make sure your machine is ready to go next time you need it. No one has time for down time.

Not a do-it-yourselfer? Contact Monnick Supply to schedule an appointment for seasonal maintenance. Turn-around-time is minimal right now!

Watch the video for easy steps to preparing your snowblower for winter.

For replacement OEM Ariens® service parts, replacement parts and accessories, and service, contact Monnick Supply in Framingham and Marlborough, MA.

What Size and Type of Back Up Generator Do You Need During Winter Storms?

Darren Kincaid - Monday, January 07, 2019
Monnick Supply - Marlborough, Framingham, MA

We haven't had much winter weather yet, but don't be fooled. Many homeowners in Marlborough and Framingham are looking into portable generators for their home.

1. Portable

When the power goes out, you have to start up a portable generator and plug it into your appliances or a subpanel.

2. Standby

These generators are powered by natural gas or propane and start automatically during power outages.

How to determine what size generator you need

Add up your power needs

Estimate your power needs before you shop for a generator. Look for a label on each appliance that you want to power during an electrical outage. Add up the watts to determine the generator size you need. You can also get an idea of wattage requirements here.

  • Wattage Requirements
  • Microwave: 600 to 1,200 watts
  • Refrigerator: 700 to 1,200 watts
  • Freezer: 500 to 1,200 watts
  • Washing machine: 1,200 watts
  • 1/3-hp sump pump: 800 watts
  • Television: 300 watts
  • Laptop computer: 250 watts
  • 10,000-Btu air conditioner: 1,500 watts

Your first step in adding backup power is deciding what you need (or want) to keep running when the electricity goes out. This determines the size (wattage) of the generator you’ll need.

Walk through the house and make a list of everything you want to power during an outage. Look for a label on each appliance (they have to have one) that contains information such as wattage, model number and the year it was made (photo). Some labels are right inside the door on appliances; others are on the back, so you have to pull the appliance away from the wall. Write down the item and how much wattage it uses. Be sure to include essential items, like refrigerators, freezers, a well pump if you have one, and a sump pump if your basement could flood. You can go a few hours or even days without an oven (use the microwave instead) and an air conditioner—they use a lot of power and would require you to buy a much bigger generator.

Add together the items’ wattages, then multiply that number by 1.5 (appliances need the extra power to start up). That’s the minimum wattage needed for your generator.

For more information or to purchase a generac generator for your home, contact Monnick Supply in Marlborough and Framingham.

Source: familyhandyman.com


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