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Snow Blower advice

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Poot Klopp, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Jan 27, 2011 at 10:02 AM
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    Poot Klopp

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    I live in central Jersey with my girl friends parents at the moment. They have an old snowblower that has really struggled this season. I know this kind of snowfall is not common, but since I'm moving out I'd like to buy them a new blower since I'm not going to be able to help.

    Can anyone recommend a blower that they have experience with in this area? I'm thinking a mid range two stage blower... Any advice would be great.
     
  2. Jan 27, 2011 at 10:09 AM
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  3. Jan 27, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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    Poot Klopp

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    thank you sir I guess I'll have to look into what local shops have
     
  4. Jan 27, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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    This should do the trick.

    snowblower.jpg
     
  5. Jan 27, 2011 at 10:17 AM
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    Look at Ariens, or Toro. I have had a Toro for about 8 years. Starts on the second pull everytime
     
  7. Jan 27, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    Pugga

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    No problem I picked mine up from sears.
     
  9. Jan 27, 2011 at 11:05 AM
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    For what its worth...

    We have a North Star (Northern Tool?) 24" 5hp, 6 forward speeds & 2 reverse speeds. I'm not even sure if they make this one anymore.

    This thing is probably 10 years old and its been flawless. Starts each and every time even after sitting in the shed for majority of the year. No rust....and keeps on ticking.
     
  10. Jan 27, 2011 at 11:26 AM
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    I have a craftsman 28" the 6 fwd gear/2 reverse type.
    Its great, has worked in all conditions & snow without fail.
    Keep a few shear pins around is all.
    The only I do not like is the cheap plastic throw thingy.
    Otherwise it does its job like a champ! I do tons of paths for Simon. :D
     
  12. Jan 27, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    whatever you do, do everyone a favor and get a propelled blower. I have a little craftsmen that you have to push... it sucks... Your back will hate you after a little while. Plus it does not completely pick up everything. Have to go over the snow a few times to get most of it up.
     
  13. Jan 27, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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  14. Jan 31, 2011 at 11:30 PM
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    I just bought a Troy-Bilt 26" 2 stage snow thrower. MTD makes it.they also make craftsmen. It works very good.however 6 forward speeds are 4 too many,unless you are jogging behind it. Buy it directly from the troy-bilt web site and get free shipping.
     
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