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Why are snow blowers so expensive???

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by MatthewG, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    Last year I plowed 36 acres, and my shovelers did all the walks with shovels (thesnowplow) 28" 30" 18"

    This year im getting a hotel that has an insane amount of sidewalks. Too much to shovel.

    Im looking at a used blower, Ariens or Husquvarna, no cheap junk. What makes sense, a 30" or 32" or does a smaller 26" or 28" work.

    We dont get big snows, a couple inches, so they could stay on top of it.

    Just seems new and even used blowers are way over priced.

    I did find this 30" Husquavarna for $600 somewhat locally, seem ok???

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  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    New anywhere 1500 to 2500.
     
  3. Ne1

    Ne1 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Ariens or toro 2 stage are both great choices
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,973

    How about a Toro ccr 2stroke? Still can find them used if you don't get a lot of snow why do you want to go with something so big?
     
  5. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    x2, these blowers are fast. If it's 2" it will blow as fast as you can walk quickly. Easy to throw in and out of a truck and fast to turn around.
     
  6. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,295

    I have seen guy's around here use quads with plows look for used you might pay a little more up front you will make it up it time saved. Use a helmet and carharts
     
  7. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    x3 .Only downside is the 50$ it costs to relace the scraper and paddles twice a year. I spent around 800$ last year, yikes.