Ariens Auto-Turn Steering – So Easy Your Grandma Could Do It!

Posted January 2, 2014 by 4 Comments

Push around a 250 pound snow blower for half an hour and you might break a sweat.

Then add 12+ inches of snow to the equation, and you can count on getting one heck of a workout.

But Ariens Company has a solution to make these heavyweight machines less intimidating. Auto-Turn Steering Technology.

It’s so easy, your grandma could do it! Learn how Auto-Turn Steering works.

No Triggers, No Levers, No Problem

Most two stage snow blowers have a lever or a trigger the operator must engage to make a turn.

This can be tricky sometimes if you’re fiddling with the rotating chute, deflector, and impeller at the same time.

With Auto-Turn Steering, all you need to do is slightly nudge the snow blower in the direction you want to turn, and the machine follows through with the rest.

The Difference is the Differential


When the snow blower is moving forward, the drive differential axle shafts are rotating in the same direction. When you initiate a turn, the differential axle shafts are free to rotate in the direction you’re turning.

This allows one wheel to move forward while the other goes in reverse to make precise turns, instead of wider loops.

Other snow blowers typically only allow you to slow down or stop one wheel while turning.

Remember, with Auto-Turn the differential adjusts automatically so you don’t have to change your speed or squeeze a lever.

Need a Visual?

See Auto-Turn in action! Check out this video:

Exclusively on Select Models

Not all New Arien’s Snow Blowers feature Auto-Turn steering. This technology is exclusive to the following models:

  • Deluxe 28 and Deluxe 30
  • Platinum Series
  • PRO Series
  • Hydro PRO Series
  • Track Series (PRO & Hydro PRO)

Now, I’m not saying to put your grandmother, of all people, on snow blower duty. But Ariens Auto-Turn sure is tempting if you still get a sore back after using your old snow blower.


  1. George Jones
    on January 16, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    I like it will they come out with a retro fit Kit
    for late model blowers.

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  2. Tony Tucker
    on January 16, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Can I install the auto steer on a 11528LE Ariens. what is the part # for the
    kit and cost?

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  3. Daniel Miesner
    on January 17, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Looks great! Most of the hard labor comes from making turns and with several inches of snow, this technology is a home run!

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  4. keith rudzik
    on May 15, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    I own a 28 Pro & applaud Ariens for the auto turn feature. Ariens have been my snow removal equipment supplier for decades. But [ and there’s always a but] Why did they over complicate the chute turning mechanism ? Much more to fail or freeze. Other MFGR’s have found simpler ways to make it just as fast w/o the fragile & prone to fail device under that black plastic cover,especially the very lightweight catch release spring on the lock detent.I do find this unit exceptional in it’s perfomance.P.S. why did they over =protect [ basically bury ] the spark plug accessability ? I guess nothing can be perfect, but Ariens comes close. Sincerely, Keith Rudzik

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