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Snowblower Preferences

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by cold_and_tired, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,246

    I have been doing sidewalks with shovels for years but I am thinking about getting a snowblower this year.

    I just have the typical sidewalks, nothing tricky. I'm thinking a blower around 26" wide that way there is a little overlap on the passes.

    Any particular brand that is great for commercial work? I've got about 3,000 ft this year and I dont want to mess around with some little "homeowner special".

  2. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,468

    Buy a Toro "Homeowner Special" they are the best.
  3. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    Love those Toro homeowner specials 3650 and the Snow Commander H/Os
  4. LawnGuy110

    LawnGuy110 Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    I'd go with ariens. About Seven years ago I got into the snow removal business and I got an Ariens Deluze Platinum 30. Its 30 inches wide and this is the first year where my belts for the auger are coming loose, other than that, the past seven years I have done nothing big as far as matinance on this snowblower, just oil changes and routine matinance
  5. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Toro is the way to go, get a 2 stage too.
  6. blaryslawn

    blaryslawn Member
    Messages: 70

    I picked up a Troy Bilt this year... It does pretty good.. no complaints. it was under 650 26"
  7. vamootsman

    vamootsman Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    The Toro single stages that I have, make the 2 stagers that I used to have, look like like terds. I plan to add 3 more Toro singles in various sizes for my sidewalk crews for next year.
  8. NW Snow Removal

    NW Snow Removal Senior Member
    Messages: 532

    toro ccr 2450 was discontinued, but are the best, trying to find a replacement but they are all unfit to match the lightweight performance that the ccr 2450 provided
  9. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    I absolutely loved the 2450, that thing would run circles around the cub cadet 2 stage I have now. the single stages are light weight and super fast, the rubber paddles sweep clean the pavers/sidewalk so you barely need to put any salt down at all.

    since they are gas oil mix they start up in super cold weather without complaining. they are so easy to maneuver. the 2-stage I have now I have chosen to shovel instead most of this winter, its just a pain trying to get up close then turning, shifting gears.