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Need a snow blower. Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by tjcezar, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. tjcezar

    tjcezar Member
    Messages: 63

    I need to buy a snow blower for some of my accounts. Most are small but I do have one large account with approx. 4 city blocks of 4' wide sidewalks. Any suggestions. I did think about mounting a small snow blade from say a retail store and mounting it to my 36" walk behind mower (pretty powerful and heavy). These walks get cleared every 2-4" so the snow should never get too deep.

    small single stage blower so one man can get it out of the truck himself (all of our trucks have salters on back)?
    or larger 2 stage thrower?
     
  2. ptllandscapeIL

    ptllandscapeIL Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    I looking at the snapper single stage(not sure on moodels) my deal where i buy all my equipment loves them you can also never go wrong wiht the toro areins has goen way down hill
     
  3. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,997

    Toro CCR 3650
     
  4. itzkcatz

    itzkcatz Member
    from CT
    Messages: 63

    Def go with a 2 stage, You might not need it butits nice to know if for some reason it collects to 8 inches you have the power to throw it out of the way
     
  5. Duracutter

    Duracutter Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 200

    The toro 3650 or it's new model for the year can go into 8" or even a foot. Been there, done that, and it'll throw it over 20 to 30'.

    :)
     
  6. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    Toro 3650 2 Stroke!
     
  7. heather lawn spray

    heather lawn spray PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,206

    yup. . . .
     
  8. DAFFMOBILEWASH

    DAFFMOBILEWASH PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,598

    For a one truck one man operation; salt, plow and blow on a rig, def run a single stage toro or simular. At home have an older two stage blower to double back with after the monster storms.
     
  9. tjcezar

    tjcezar Member
    Messages: 63

    what is the productivity on on a Toro 3650 on say 4' wide sidewalk @ about a 4" depth (how many feet per hr, etc.)?
     
  10. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    4city blocks is a lot of snow blowing when i had a large acount with alot of side walk i used a 4x4 atv with a plow . or maybe a tractor with a blower if you remember st patty' s day storm snowblower were useless.

    JR
     
  11. tjcezar

    tjcezar Member
    Messages: 63

    I am definately thinking about the 4x4 atv w plow. My problem with that is getting it there and leaving it on site at each storm.
     
  12. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    I bought Honda HS520AS My wife wont use a 2 stroke she dont like the smell of burning 2 strokes like I do. LOL I have to go out of town sometimes and she is stuck snowblowing so I had to get something light in a 4 stroke.
    Engine GC160
    Displacement 160 cc
    Starting System Electric
    Fuel Capacity (gallons) .3
    Operational Capacity per tankful (approx.) 1.6 hrs.
    Drive Mechanism Manual, Auger-Assisted
    Clutch Type Auger
    Wheel/Track n/a
    Stages 1
    Chute Turning Radius 220°
    Clearing Width 20"
    Clearing Height 12"
    Discharge Distance 26'
    Tons per Hour 55.0
    Dimensions
    (L x W x H) 49.5" x 20.7" x 40.8"
    Dry Weight 87.2 lbs
     
  13. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    i used my backup truck for caring the quad . didnt even put the plow on the front


    just used it for transportation. whats your area .


    JR
     
  14. tjcezar

    tjcezar Member
    Messages: 63

    We are right outside of Reading, PA.