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My latest addition to my snow plowing equipment

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by ken643, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. ken643

    ken643 Senior Member
    Messages: 818

    Just bought this after watching youtube videos, I was impressed with how fast it does walks. tomorrow will be its first snow.

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  2. BlueRam2500

    BlueRam2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    Awesome Ken!
     
  3. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,496

    Very nice, you'll like it. It's the smaller one right?
     
  4. ken643

    ken643 Senior Member
    Messages: 818

    It's the 4 stroke electric start 418 model
     
  5. WoodBrothersLC

    WoodBrothersLC Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    that 418 is my favorite of all the blowers we have. If it's going to snow 4" or under, I'll only throw that in the truck. So light and powerful for its size! Great machine, I'll be adding more next year.
     
  6. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Be ready to walk your bass off I have one and its a badass blower I used it from 2'' to 8'' and 418 will eat the snow

    mine fits perfect beside my V box on my flat bed

    Starts everytime even when temps was -17 below with 30mph wind

    I drop my sidewalk crew and each rig takes care of there walks these 418 is the checker

    I don't have electric model that's more weight. The less weight the better lifting in the back of flat bed
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2014
  7. ken643

    ken643 Senior Member
    Messages: 818

    Yes that's what I saw on videos. Glad to hear you have a good experience with them.
     
  8. firefighter1406

    firefighter1406 Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    Just bought the 21" model after 4 yrs with an Ariens. Great snowblower, not looking back. Handled over a foot with no problem.
     
  9. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,004

    I hear there great for walks, Thumbs Up
     
  10. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I'm going get a 721 model soon my dealer can get one I was going go with 621 but I like what you get with 721 to have at one my complex stored onsite
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2014
  11. ken643

    ken643 Senior Member
    Messages: 818

    I wanted the 721 at first but after seeing the 418 and wanted a nice fit in jeep. 418 won. Plus you can pick it up with one hand
     
  12. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    O I know 418 is the ticket for loading
    When I get the 721 like I said it be stored onsite at my big complex

    Last Snow fall of 8'' + drifts my recoil on the ATV broke and lock the flywheel up so ATV wouldn't start So we used 418s to clean the walks.
    One drift I had there was at least 36'' It took time but the 418 did eat it
    Just be nice insurance to have a bigger blower onsite

    One tip once you wear past the holes they say you need to change the paddles well I'm past that holes and still cleans well. I bought a new paddle and scraper and belt off Ebay 49 ship to me to have on hand once it stops cleaning down to pavement.
     
  13. ken643

    ken643 Senior Member
    Messages: 818

    Thanks for the tip!
     
  14. firefighter1406

    firefighter1406 Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    I thought about the 18, but as much sidewalks as I do the 3" did make a difference. I do however think that the 21 is slightly too heavy to be lifting in and out of my truck. But it is what it is right. They have gained some weight since my dad's 20" was made.