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What snowblower are you using?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by mdewiese, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. mdewiese

    mdewiese Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    We continually have grown over the past 2 years in a new market and I’m looking for options on single stage snowblowers. We currently run with plow truck, large two stage, and back pack blowers, and snow plow shovels. I tired of taking a two stage with us.

    One of our dealers (Who is very helpful to use) is recommending the toro commercial single stage snowblower. Toro has a smaller/lighter option for residential use that I like because less fatigue picking it up. I understand that the residential model isn’t built for high use, but I’m not sure how much we would use them and I figure they would be exchanged out every two years. If they last longer then that great if not they will go.

    What are you guys running, how long are they lasting, Pros and cons are welcome.

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
  2. JSutter101

    JSutter101 Member
    Messages: 79

    My work picked up 6 or so Honda single stage blowers last winter. I think they are HS720. I don't really like anything about them.

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE my personal Toro 518zr. It looks like a tiny joke of a machine, but that is the beauty of it. It's small, light weight, and easy to maneuver. Great for decks too.

    If you need to clear snow banks, look at something other than a paddle machine.
     
  3. SHAWZER

    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    My Honda 520 works good , but my Toro 421 and 721 work excellent . Toro would be my choice .
     
  4. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    I have 3 toro's.
    2 ccr2000 and just picked up a 2450 this summer. The CCR2000's are old but never have a problem with them. Hopefully the 2450 is just as good. Got the 2450 from Craigslist for $25, so far it starts first pull every time.
     
  5. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    I honestly could not count how many Toro single stage throwers we have. My guess is 16ish. Thing is we have tried a few other brands....junk. And for all of the throwers we have...my guess is we have 5 throwers to 1 snow blower (and they are never used).

    As for the Toro...our 2 strokes tend to freeze up (govenor) after 5 hours is -25C. The 4 strokes don't seem to have that problem. BUt tI think they stopped selling the 2 strokes anyways.
     
  6. SHAWZER

    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    Will a Toro or Honda single stage blower work on a wood deck ?
     
  7. Boomer123

    Boomer123 Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    Yes I use a toro power light on a big deck with no problems.
     
  8. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452

    there is a new single stage toro that is personal pace and has steel blades. its awesome. we bought one last year
     
  9. SHAWZER

    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    Have you used the Toro with steel blades on a wood deck ?
     
  10. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,080

    I would stick with the rubber on wood.
     
  11. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    Toro 721 Thrower is the main tool in our arsenal. Yes, it is gentle on wood.
     
  12. KildonanSnowRem

    KildonanSnowRem Member
    Messages: 83

    Toro 721RC. That is all.