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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.


  2. JSutter101

    JSutter101 Member
    Messages: 77

    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.

    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    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: 435

    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.