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Need to purchase a small snowblower.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by GMSNOW, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. GMSNOW

    GMSNOW Member
    Messages: 68

    The past yrs I have shoveled the sidewalks but I am getting more commercial accounts and they are to much to do by hand. I need to purchase a snow blower that is lite enough so I can lift it in and out of my pickup by myself but has enough power so it will go through the heavier snows.

    Does anyone have any recommendations? I am looking at the Toro 2450 - 5 horse power or the Toro 3650 6.5 horse power.

    Thx
    GMSNOW
     
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I think you be really happy with the Toro. I have an older one that is only 3.5 hp and it has been great. I only take the 2 stage on snowfalls over 6" and for that I require ramps to get it in and out of my truck.
     
  3. GMSNOW

    GMSNOW Member
    Messages: 68

    Do you think I need the 6.5 horse or are the Toro motors pretty strong. Maybe I could get away with just the 5 horse.
     
  4. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    That would depend on the amount of snow you are trying to move and how far you want to throw it. I have a town sidewalk that I do. The street plow covers it from time to time with the slush from the road. My 3.5 will throw it but on 2 or 3 feet but that is enough for me to get it off the sidewalk. I have moved 10" snowfalls before that have not been walked on and are fairly dry. It will throw that 10 to 15 feet without any problem. So I would think the 5 hp would work well. It might also be a little lighter to get in and out of the truck. Though out is easy, it is all down hill.