Ariens Snowthrowers Designated Consumers Digest 'Best Buys'
Three Ariens snowthrower models have been identified as Consumers Digest "Best Buys" in the November/December issue of Consumers Digest magazine, distributed October 24, 2003. A Consumers Digest Best Buy is a nationally available product identified as one that merits special attention from consumers based on its combination of performance, ease-of-use features, durability, warranty, efficiency, styling, and maintenance and servicing requirements.
The Ariens snowthrower models recognized as Consumers Digest Best Buys are: Ariens 522EC [Single-Stage Category], Ariens 524E Compact Sno-Thro [Dual-Stage (5-8 hp) Category] and Ariens 1128LE Deluxe Sno-Thro [Dual-Stage (9-13 hp) Category].
“This designation goes to the heart of what Ariens employees strive for every day,” said Dan Ariens, company president. “We have continued to drive the value up and the cost down. We have taken waste out of how we produce product and passed the savings on to the customers without compromising the integrity of the equipment.”
On average, a Consumers Digest Best Buy rating is awarded to fewer than 3 percent of the competing models in any given product category, according to the publication.