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Heavy Duty Snowblower

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by Desperado380, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. Desperado380

    Desperado380 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I've seen in my passings a dual tire snow blower (tires side by side). Does anyone know if this is some kind of kit, option, or homemade. I didnt read the brand name but it looked fairly new. The deck was also as wide as the tires so it looked as though it were designed for it.
     
  2. mreamer

    mreamer Member
    Messages: 85

    Dual wheel blower

    Here's a dual wheel blower by White. I'm sure there are other manufacturers out there.

    White dual wheel.jpg
     
  3. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    What is the benefit of having two wheels/tires on each side? Never had any problems with single wheels. Just looks like more stuff to maintain... :dizzy:
     
  4. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    The one pictured above is a 45" cutting path adn a 13HP motor. That thing is a serious blower and probably weighs a ton. With that kind of weight and size I could see the need for a dually set up like that.
     
  5. Desperado380

    Desperado380 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Blower

    Well when you have a deck that wide the advantage would be stability and traction. With a thinner deck you really dont have any more options other than the traditional track or single tire.
     
  6. BIG DRIFT

    BIG DRIFT Member
    Messages: 62

    I seen one at my dealers. Its one bad boy blower.

    BD
     
  7. shop22

    shop22 Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 7

    be careful with the dual wheel blowers, they tend to break at the housing that holds the axles together. I've fixed alot of cub snowblowers with that problem. it's not a cheap repair. If you're looking for a heavy duty blower, try a simplicity. the 10hp and up all have very heavy duty handles and there is no need for dual wheels,
     
  8. ltlm

    ltlm Member
    Messages: 64

    white --cub-cadet and a few others are all made from --MDT. spend the money on simplicity you wont regret it. the handles wont brake there heavy in the front so they scrape reel well. i have 6 and commercial used the oldest 2 are from 1991 and over 2000 hrs on them.
     
  9. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,905

    I have heard from many to stay away from the dual tire setups, also anything WIDER as a walk behind over say 34/35" range gets more difficult to meanuver around since the width of the intake of snow is farther away from the drive tires. The simplicitys i use have a locking differential but theyll still pull side to side if heavy snow is going only in say half of it... remember its slippery even with mondo tires. I wanted to get a 38" and i was talked out of it by the dealer and another person thats used one. I got another 32" with the 1hp larger motor. I like them and they eat a lot of snow. Theyre very heavy duty. I have BIG pictures of both of them if anyone would like, shoot me an email chreha@hotmail.com ill gladly send you as many as youd like of both models, by FAR they are heavier built than any toro etc made.
     
  10. GrtArtiste

    GrtArtiste Junior Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 10

    The pictured machine lists for $1999

    http://www.whiteoutdoor.com/servlet/BrandProductDetail?ID=1617&CAT=14&SUB=206

    Why not spend that same amount on a quality Ariens, Simplicity or Toro? a 28 or 32 machine would only require a few more passes for the same width and would be much easier to maneuver and store.

    Here's a link to similar machine at a steep discount on Ebay. So far, no one is interested.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Troy-Built-Polar-Blast-Snow-Blower_W0QQitemZ7740411440QQcategoryZ42230QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
  11. vis

    vis Senior Member
    from 4
    Messages: 324

    im sure if it wasnt such a pain to get from job to job my sidewalk crews would love it... lol
     
  12. 2 clowns mowing

    2 clowns mowing Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    track drive

    i love my handa 11 hp track drive. goes anywhereprsport
     
  13. EnviroTeam

    EnviroTeam Member
    Messages: 71

    Blowers

    Hi guys, new to this forum and first time poster here...I have been plowing for a few years with a GMC 2500 4x4 and myers plow. This year I am going to get into more residential "in town" driveways so I am looking to purchase a walk behind snow blower. I have been reading the posts here and I see the simplicity and aerians mentioned most it seems. I was interested in the Honda's with the tracks but was steered away from tracked machines by a couple of people, their view was that if I am working alone I will be out of luck if it breaks down because you can't really move them on your own with no power. So, I was looking at a new 28" Toro, 10 hp with power steering. It has a real nifty joystick for controlling shute angle and pitch all in one control however the joystick is made of plastic and I am worried it will break when it gets cold. What does everyone think about the Toro's and/or what brand would all you experienced blower guys recommend? Any features I should look for, and is the power steering worth it?

    Thanks guys
    Great site
    ET