As of 2016, Ariens Sno-Thro machines are built in the United States, but all engines powering the machines are made in China (save for Briggs and Stratton engines).
Does Ariens make their own engines?
Ariens AX engines are an exclusive line of engines for the Ariens Sno-Thro lineup that are manufactured by LCT and built to Ariens specifications. … They are also an “”engines only”” company and do not manufacture any completed product which would compete with their OEM customers.
Where are Ariens snowblowers engines made?
All Ariens are made in the USA, the snowblower itself, but not the engine. All 2-stage snowblower engines, on all 2-stage snowblowers by all manufacturers, are now made in China. (except for perhaps Honda, some engines made in Japan.)
Are LCT engines any good?
My experience with LCT is that they are very reliable & very powerful. They run smoothly & start easily. We tested these engines in very tough conditions in the U.P. of Michigan. They are not quiet, especially the 12 horse.
Who makes engines for snowblowers?
All 2-stage snowblower engines, on all 2-stage snowblowers by all manufacturers, are now made in China. (except for perhaps Honda, some engines made in Japan.) Ariens snow blowers are powered by either a Briggs and Stratton Polar Force engine, or Ariens new AX series engines.
Are LCT engines made in China?
LCT: LCT is an American owned company and they own their factories in China. You will mainly see this brand on Ariens and Husqvarna snowblowers but there are a few smaller brands now using this manufacturer. Storm Force, Ariens AX, and Snow King are LCT engines.
Who bought out Ariens?
Ariens Lawn Tractors – Current lawn and garden tractors are made for Ariens by Husqvarna Outdoor Products. Ariens owns the brand. Ariens® lawn and garden equipment has been the choice of discerning homeowners for more than 75 years.
Who manufactures Powerhorse engines?
Liquid Combustion Technology Corporation, or LCT for short, is a large multinational manufacturer of small engines. Some of the uses include lawn mowers, snow blowers, and garden guides. The Powerhorse engine is a 6hp, 208cc horizontal shaft motor, easily adaptable to a wide variety of applications.