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Which snow blower, tracks or no tracks?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by syzer, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. syzer

    syzer Member
    Messages: 95

    Hey guys, did a search couldnt really find any definitive information. I am looking to pick up a snow blower this year, I was thinking of ariens, one thread said to avoid them.

    It will be used for walks at condominiums.

    Also, I see that there is a huge price difference between a tracked version and a wheeled version, is it worth the money to pay for the tracks? We dont get a whole lot of events here, and when they come they are usually no more than 4"ish.


    Thanks ahead!
     
  2. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    Get the wheeled ones. I have one of each and the wheeled is alot more muneverable and faster. they are the same. when I got them i thought i will try both. they both work great, but in the future i will keep buying wheeled ones.
     
  3. syzer

    syzer Member
    Messages: 95

    Thanks! After a bit more research I think I am going to get an army of little toros. Seems everyone is happy with them and they are easy to get in and out of trucks so the guys dont kill themselves or damage anything!
     
  4. lawntec

    lawntec Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    Do you get alot of heavy snowfalls? A single stage thrower is a must for all snowfalls under 6". They are very light, fast, simple, throw snow far. I bought 2 Airens, and they work amazing. You won't neede a ramp to unload them off the truck which saves time. Otherwise I run airens snowblowers and I am very happy with there performace.
     
  5. syzer

    syzer Member
    Messages: 95

    Nah, we usually just get a few events a year and they are anywhere from 2-5" rarely more. Thats why once I started reading I think these little ones are the way to go!
     
  6. dannyslawn

    dannyslawn Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    We use Toro 3650 single stage blowers. They are our blower work horse. They are light, one guy can take it on and off the trucks.