Ariens AX Engines/LCT

What is the Ariens AX Engine?

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.


Who is LCT?

Liquid Combustion Technology (LCT) is a USA-owned and operated company that manufacturers air-cooled engines for outdoor power equipment markets. They have a proven track record of quality and engineering excellence having sold millions of engines to world class OEMs in North America alone. LCT's extensive service network is supported throughout North America and Europe, with a focus on providing the highest standards of customer satisfaction in the industry. They are also an ""engines only"" company and do not manufacture any completed product which would compete with their OEM customers.


Why is Ariens using LCT?

Ariens first began to use LCT engines in 2009, Since this time Ariens engineers have actually worked with LCT engineers to co-design the engines to ensure success. Ariens is using LCT engines based on proven reliability, quality and performance. Like other snow engine manufacturers, LCT's production facility is located overseas. However, their design and manufacturing engineering, quality assurance, operations management, production control, warranty and technical services, logistics and other administrative functions are solely based in their U.S. headquarters in South Carolina.


Where can I have my LCT engine Serviced?

All authorized Ariens dealers as well as LCT dealers can service AX engines. Visit the Ariens Dealer Locator to find your local dealer. To find the LCT dealer in your area, go to LCT or call 800-558-5402 for an automated look up by area code.


Since the beginning of the 2013-2014 snow season, there is no longer a U.S. made two-stage snow thrower engine available in the market. This change is part of a larger trend that involves a shift of the entire engine supply chain for snow thrower engines from the U.S. to China. Early recognition of this trend allowed Ariens Company to strategically select LCT as a partner and work with to co-develop the AX engine. 

Click here to visit the LCT website to learn more