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The Worst 2-stage of all time!!!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by MileHigh, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
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    Mine is the biggest POS I have ever tried to work with!!! check out the scraping blade..It got used SO MUCH(only like a total of about 40 hours this season so far), that it just got worn down to nothing. I need to replace this POS of see if they will exchange it for a new one so i can sell it for a decent price to some ******. How are your guys snow throwers holding up? Mine is so light duty, the only thing it has is weight and power, the blade and auger and auger blades, and shear pins are making me truly regret ever buying this Troy Bilt Storm 1130. how are the other brands doing out there. I need to know, cause my 2cd man likes to use a snowthrower as opposed to shoveling-we get paid more to use a thrower too.

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  2. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member
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    Troy Built was a good company when they were located in Troy. Home Depot got a hold of them and that was the end. I bet that thing is made in China.
     
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
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    I actually bought it from Lowe's. Home depot has the airens and club cadet.
     
  4. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member
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    Lowes, Depot same thing, get he quality down so they have the best price point, The only place to do that is China. Cheap labor, cheap material.
    Any brand that sells to Walmart, Lowes, Depot etc the quality goes in the toilet.
     
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
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    Ahhh...So Very True!
    So where Do I get the good stuff?
     
  6. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    No

    It was damn MTD bought troy bilt. I did saw those at lowe. I was curious so I check auger. You not would believe it have so much plays for new snowblower. That why i don't buy new product until it prove that they are best but now they not so I am buy old or used snowblower since they have good stuff than now.


    Which best snowblower is arien but I suggested get old snowblower like gilson, mtd, ward, and anything that look stout.
     
  7. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member
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    Who do you think MTD's biggest customer is ? Where do you think MTD gets it parts from? Lowes pretty much owns MTD, maybe not when you look up who sits on the board, but they say to MTD " we need a snow blower that will retail for x or we will go else where" MTD say " yes sir ". How do you think MTD go's about building that cheaper snow blower and still make money.
     
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
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    Dude...Learn how to type.
     
  9. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member
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    Typing the english languge is a plus!! :nod:
     
  10. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si Senior Member
    Messages: 602


    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=54767

    Read down a few lines in his first post of the thread.
     
  11. dfdsuperduty

    dfdsuperduty Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    I guess working in a 911 center has its advantages being able to read what the deaf type. Just so all of you are aware the deaf when using a tele type/ASL (american sign languge) speak and type different than those of us who speak english I know that this may be hard for some to understand however IMO he types better than many of the other plowers on here. Welcome to the site Mil. let us know what type of plow you get for your tank/beast of a 150 wesportwesport
     
  12. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
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    I've got a Honda 2 stage (928?) that's been an animal
    hydrostatic drive, will throw forever and always starts on the first pull
    I've had it since the early 90's.
     
  13. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    "Made in Japan" means a different thing than "Made in China"......Or Malaysia.....or whatever............
     
  14. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
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    yeah, funny how that works out isn't it?
    made in japan means quality

    made in china means junk.
     
  15. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
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    But, when I was a kid (1960s)..."Made in Japan" meant junk.........Then they turned it around......Makes you wonder about the future of the world economy...............Maybe in a few years..."Made in USA" will mean junk.............
     
  16. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
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    My brother is 100% deaf and very poor at his english too, Sometimes I have to decode his emails to me. Its just that they never was able to hear what that sentance sounds like. I have had the pleasure of meeting some of his deaf friends who have excellent english and grammer.
    It all has to do with good schooling for the deaf which varies from state to state.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2007
  17. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
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    Honda huh, I'll take a look. What kind of maintenence have you had to do? What happens when you go over rocks on accident? I know with mine, it'll break some of the shear pins that keep the auger blades spinning right off. It's a big PITA when your replacing 6-20 a night!!
     
  18. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    dont all 2 stage have pins? its that or transmission upfront explodes.They dont make them transmissions out of cast iron anymore. I think my brothers Honda Hydrostatic has a valve that lets loose before the pin sheers cuts down on the freq pin replacements in the wee hours :)
     
  19. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member
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    Who new Milwaukee was deaf, sorry Milwaukee, A good example of why negitive comments are never a good thing.
     
  20. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
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    How does that thing do when you hit a rock? My 2cd guy likes rocks. Do all 2-stage have shear pins that shear very easily? Are you replacing a lot of pins? How long is your cutting edge lasting?(I hope longer than a measily 40 hours) Let me know.

    Yea Sorry Milwaukee...Didn't mean any disrespect...and thx for the advice.