This is my first post and was hesitant to even post this.
My Ariens after 10 years finally found another home.
Was looking very hard into a Troy Built or Toro after doing research.
Those were out of stock and looked at Cub Cadet which is made by MTD as most brands are. This price is $300 under the average if you can even find them in stock.
Some websites have it over $2,000. The kicker here is that there's no sales tax. Shipping is only $50 unless you have a lift service at your home. I got mine the next day believe it or not.
This is the Pro Version which is top of the line. So $1650 delivered to my home as opposed to $2,033 straight from their website with tax. I think its a great deal and was exactly what I was looking for.