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What Is The Best Snow Thrower

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ferdinand711, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. ferdinand711

    ferdinand711 Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    I am thinking of buying two snow throwers with 9-11 HP but needs some opinion on what is the best commercial/proffesional snow thrower out there. any insights would be much appreciated.
  2. Freddy130

    Freddy130 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    I really like my Honda's they go through anything and throw the snow out of site. I had a 1132 with the tracks before the 926 and I enjoy the tracks on paved driveways and sidewalks but was a pain to maneuver around.
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2007
  3. bill8379

    bill8379 Junior Member
    from central
    Messages: 15


    This year, had to buy a new one, I bought a Toro. I actually love the features that help you turn around with ease. I mean EASE. Also the snow turning thing is the best I've ever used.
    Can't talk about longevity yet ofcourse.

    I bought a new 11.5 HP Ariens from Home Depot last year and I simply can't use it. Unbelievable amount of problems and I ended up having to limp through the season with an old Noma blower.

    On the toro, they do not have a distinction between homeowner and commercial. I guess I bought the home owner version of the Ariens but from what I've heard, most of it is the same anyways. I can't remember a single thing that related to the problems I had. The gear shifter pops off so many times that I have to leave the bottom plate off to have access to it. The chute mover broke. The pull crank doesn't rewind most times so I have to leave it running. The belts burned off, never had that happen with even my 8 yo snow blower but the ariens burned the belt on DAY 1.

    So far with my toro, I have gone through some deep drifts with no smell of burning rubber, but just in case I paid $160 extra for the extended warranty lol.

    Someone told me they were a Simplicity dealer. I've never really heard to much of that blower but he said they will never let you down.
  4. StoneDevil

    StoneDevil Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    sounds like u got a lemon, whats did HD say or what did Ariens say, that blower would be under warranty
  5. Winterized

    Winterized Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Best I think.... John Deere 1032D !! Balance.. power... tough... easy to work on... no faults I have found. Having said that... they most likely have taken it out of production. If so find a good used one.
  6. rjfetz1

    rjfetz1 Senior Member
    from CT.
    Messages: 639

    I have a Toro CCR Powerlite 3 hp lite as can be and nothing can stop it - like the energizer bunny............well, except when it runs out of gas.
  7. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    My 36 Mexicans are the best snow throwers!
  8. ferdinand711

    ferdinand711 Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    anybody has a craftsman 9 HP? how is it?
  9. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Not as good as my 36 Mexicans! :drinkup: