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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-16-2012, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Snow blower Q-tion????

I'm in the market for a snow blower. Any one have any good recommendations for a make and model? Their are a good amount of them out there on craigslist, but not sure which to trust. I have a good size driveway (80yds long). I beleive I will be needing a 2 stage. Most likely 7hp+ needed.

I ran a gamble last year and held off to save some money, but I think we'll get more snow this year.
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I have a 10 hp Craftsman that is a beast. It is a 2 stage and up here in Pike County we usually get dumped on and it's never let me down. At my job we have some Toros that are 8 hp..I think they are Model 828 if I remember correctly..been pretty impressed with these as well.

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I have a Toro and live in Erie, we get hammered, some years over 30' of snow, I've had it 8 years and all I've had to do was replace 1 ring bearing on the axle that locked up.

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Re: Snow blower Q-tion????

At 80 yds long I'd be looking at a 4wheeler with a plow
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I use this. With the wheel weights, filled tires and chains it can move a lot of snow. I have $200 in the whole set up. I also have a snow blower attachment but don't use it as its a lot quicker to plow.


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Re: Snow blower Q-tion????

Thanks for the replies guys. I have seen those toro 828(???) models a fair bit on craigslist. I was maybe thinking of a deere, but then again I'm not sure who has the best make and model. I was just thinking of something quality when I said deere.

I do have a garden tractor. I have a craftsmen w/ a 26hp Kohler. Bugger is I've tried looking for a used plow for my model and they are hard to find. The cost of wheel weights, chains, and a new plow would run me close to the price of a new heavier snow blower (like the ones mentioned). When I could get a slightly used snow blower for $300. The blade for my tractor is more than that alone.
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At 80 yds long I'd be looking at a 4wheeler with a plow
LOL yeah that is a best case scenario! Would love to have a quad! Help get deer out, work around the house and property, plow snow, maybe a trail ride, but don't have the greenbacks for that. I wish.
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Re: Snow blower Q-tion????

I have a another tractor for mowing it a husky exact same as a craftsman made in the same factory. I bought this one for $50 with a blown motor. I bought another tractor with a nice motor but bad tranny for $50. About 10 minutes to swap motors and ready to go. Plow was $100

This model tractor is easy to find a nice one on craigslist. My driveway is pretty long and a lot steeper than it looks a snow blower is to slow for me and plowing is a lot of fun

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Re: Snow blower Q-tion????

I also use mine for hauling wood and all kinds of other task that don't want to use my mower for. My mowing tractor is for just mowing. This ones for working.

Just throwing this out as a option I was looking for a snow blower when I bought this tractor and am glad I went this route

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Re: Snow blower Q-tion????

Before you go spending alot money i just checked my almanac and its not suppose to drop below 72 degrees this winter
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