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Newbie and needing a blower

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Sack, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. Sack

    Sack Junior Member
    from nNJ
    Messages: 2

    Hey yall. I'm just getting started in this and have been using a meyer plow on my toyota truck. Now, a bunch of folks from one development are calling me asking if I'll do sidewalks too since they are right next to the HS in town. Since it would be a LOT of sidewalk work, I'd like to first figure out if I should even do it. So I'm scratching out Honda blowers since I do NOT want track drive. Figure maybe 11-12 HP, so I was thinking of pricing an Ariens to see if $ wise it would make sense. Is there any other blower that is really heavy duty that I should consider? Thanks.
     
  2. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Get a used quad with a plow! I used Ariens blowers for years and then bought a quad. The quad puts the blowers to shame...
     
  3. KATTRANSPORT

    KATTRANSPORT Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    I had the blowers, then the quads, now I have Mexicans. !
     
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    yea what he said! But if you do buy a thrower..please don't waste your money on anything from lowes like a Troy-Bilt Storm 1130-biggest piece of crap you'll ever see!!
     
  5. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Since when did Honda stop making wheeled machines? Their website still shows that they're available...

    http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/snowhe.asp
     
  6. cog-1

    cog-1 Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    We have a couple ariens blowers and have had pretty good luck with them; only problems are people running into rocks/curbs with them and bending them up-:dizzy:
     
  7. Sack

    Sack Junior Member
    from nNJ
    Messages: 2


    They haven't if you want to stick with 8.5 hp and below. I need like 11 or 12.