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looking for a blower

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by rywnygc, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. rywnygc

    rywnygc Member
    from 14033
    Messages: 86

    Im looking for a blower that can handle the big snow of western NY. What do you recommend?
     
  2. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    TORO........:salute:
     
  3. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    Honda, preferably a track drive.
     
  4. rywnygc

    rywnygc Member
    from 14033
    Messages: 86

    I prefer toro. As far as size though what do you think? would a powershift1028 do the trick or is that too small?
     
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    obenauf Junior Member
    Messages: 7

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  6. rywnygc

    rywnygc Member
    from 14033
    Messages: 86

    yyyyeeeeaaaahhhhh, probably not.
     
  7. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,491

    Should be good! I had 2 powershift 1232's and they were awesome.
     
  8. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I'm a big ariens fan. They're built like a tank. I used a 1332 Pro. That Thing is awesome. One recommendation, what ever you go with I'd get a minimum 8HP. We get some heavy wet snow!
     
  9. rywnygc

    rywnygc Member
    from 14033
    Messages: 86

    Yeah, Im pretty sure that the one Im looking at has a 10 horse and electric start. Its in great condition for 700 bucks.

    On a side note, after shoveling snow by hand off of the roof of my in-laws house, I found out how heavy and wet the snow is there. lol
     
  10. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    I've never heard a complaint on any Ariens blower's build quality. I just picked up a deluxe 30, the only thing I'd do to it is add the front weight kit so it doesn't climb the front as much when hogging the really deep hard crap.
     
  11. rywnygc

    rywnygc Member
    from 14033
    Messages: 86

    thanks, ill check them out too. I also just found a cub cadet 528swe for 250. I think I need to go find out why its so cheap when they go used online for over 650
     
  12. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    These two guys are the smart ones! Ariens all the way! :cool:
     
  13. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,491

    The powershift springs the axle backwards to solve front of the machine raising in the air. It's a slick system, and when engaged is very hard to lean on the handles and lift the machine. Not to mention the speed of the Toro is superior to most.
     
  14. rywnygc

    rywnygc Member
    from 14033
    Messages: 86

    I was thinking earlier while looking at different blowers that my in-laws have a big orange beast. I had my wife call her folks and ask what HP it was. I had a feeling it was an ariens and it is. Its an old 12 horse. Ive seen that in action, so Im thinking I may have to go with one of those. Im watching a 13/36 on ebay right now. I doubt Ill find a used one around here. (Im still stationed at Fort Carson, Co.)
     
  15. Indy

    Indy Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    does that mean the other guy is a dumb ask?:mad:
     
  16. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923


    Nope, just brand rivalry. I didn't know about the Toro Powershift Axle. Sounds like a sweet design, I'll have to look into one for my next blower. :cool:
     
  17. Lugnut

    Lugnut Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    I've got a powershift as well, nice system although I never really use that blower much, bigger than what I need it for.
     
  18. rywnygc

    rywnygc Member
    from 14033
    Messages: 86

    My friggin head is spinning looking at all of these blowers. I think I'm going to go with an ariens unless I find a great deal on a toro powershift.
     
  19. bbahun

    bbahun Junior Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 7

    Simplicity blowers are also very well built. The only other thing I would say is buy the brand that you have a dealer near by for support down the road(shear bolts, belts ect.)
     
  20. rywnygc

    rywnygc Member
    from 14033
    Messages: 86

    OK dammit, heres another one. Its a john deere 1030. Its in excellent condition and I can get it for around 200. Anyone know if this is something I should jump on, or is it not worth my money. I looked at completed listings and they went for around 500 but is this good for commercial or just homeowners.