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Single Stage 2 Cycle Snow Thrower?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by RONK, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. RONK

    RONK Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 126

    I'm starting to shop now for a single stage,2 cycle snow thrower for next year,with the Toro CCR 3650 discontinued,what are my options?I know Toro makes a CCR 2450 and a few other ones,221 and 221Q how do they compare/What about Ariens and Simplicity?I have a Simplicity 2 stage and find i don't use it that much because of the time it takes to take it out and in the truck.What are the limitations of a single stage?thanks for any help.
     
  2. abbert55

    abbert55 Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    I've been using a Husqvarna single stage 2 stroke and have had good service from it. This unit has a Tecumseh engine, is ruggedly built and fairly light weight. They are a little pricey, but worth the $$$$. As far as limitations, single stage units won't throw snow as far, but they generally are a little faster.
    Just my .02
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2008
  3. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    i have to toro single stages and ya know what i am suprised at what these things will throw. throw better then some of the 2 stages i have seen. today i pull one off to cut a pile out of the drive way and it ate right threw it and blew it like 15feet.
     
  4. jblankster

    jblankster Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    first time post. long time here. just never needed to sign up. but i will say, right now im just doing some small stuff untill i get a plow for my wrangler, i use a toro 2 cycle single stage. and i absolutly LOVE it. i forgot the name, but i will get that in a bit. i also have a huge ass 2 stage, and it dosent perform as well as my single.
     
  5. yamaguy

    yamaguy Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    I bought a used Snapper single stage. It is a 3 hp 17" and it has suprised me as well. I most I have done with it is about 5" of wet heavy snow and it does it really well. I would say that 99% of the time it can take it as fast as I can walk without bogging down, and I walk real fast when I'm in work mode!
     
  6. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    ariens 722 hands down the best blower iv used it will throw anything
     
  7. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    For small storms you can't beat the little single stage 2 strokes. I have a 3.25hp toro and use it when ever I can. I have a 11hp two stage and unless the snow is deep or wet and heavy I use the Toro
     
  8. Duracutter

    Duracutter Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 200

    Ariens? POS...

    nuff said.

    Toro all the way. ALL THE WAY. Nothing performs like the toro single stage...nothing. Ariens, they make great door stops.!!!

    :)
     
  9. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,752

    Also check out the Lawnboy 3305. It's a Toro 3650 painted green and a ton cheaper. One of the best deals out there.
     
  10. jblankster

    jblankster Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    heres my toro :D
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    its amazing! goes through everything
     
  11. highlander316

    highlander316 Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    sorry, the new ariens are actually very nice. I've used the toro's in the past. I have an ariens 522 and that thing will throw snow better than any toro I've used or seen. But it's also a matter or opinion.

    To the original poster, look to see what is in your area and everybody is using.
     
  12. jblankster

    jblankster Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    ^^i gotta 552 also its really nice