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Stick snowblower

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Toby, Nov 22, 2003.

  1. Toby

    Toby Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 132

    Has anyone used a stick snowblower to replace shovels on narrow walks, steps, anywhere the bigger blowers can't go?

    I purchased a few of these Ryobi stick blowers. Engine is a commercial grade 4 stroke 26cc so I imagine it should have plenty of power & torque for the 12"blower which uses the same open design as the old Toro's that were impossible to plug.

  2. vector6

    vector6 Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    good luck with that 4 stroke piece of sh*t....

    i bounced mine off the maple tree this summer..

    went back to the 2 stroke..

    p.s. once you get it running... dont shut it off... if you do... good luck starting it again.

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,304

    i have one
    its ok
    if i could do it all over again
    i wouldnt have spent the money

  4. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 144

    I posted something last year about those, and the only response I got was about the Power brooms. Let us know how it works out, I wonder why Stihl and other major manufactures don't make a unit like this. I think these would be much more efficient than dragging a snowblower around .
  5. Toby

    Toby Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 132

    The Ryobi 4 stroke is basically a Honda engine so there should be no problems. The avail 2 strokes don't have enough power or torque to efficiently run a blower.

    Regardless, I was using Shindaiwa power brooms but they don't work well in anything over 2-3".