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are noma snowblowers any good?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by BryPaulD, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. BryPaulD

    BryPaulD Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I am thinking about buying one. It's a 12 hp. 33" wide. I just wondered if they're junk or not cause personally, I've never heard of Noma. The guy I talked to says they're decent, made out of Canada. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks :)
  2. Daner

    Daner PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,187

    They also make Christmas Lights and extension cords.
    There won't be a Noma on my Christmas list.
  3. Rcgm

    Rcgm Senior Member
    Messages: 613

    I have always purchased Toro snow blowers htey have never let me down I have the snow commander that think works great on my walks.

  4. gordyo

    gordyo Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    I have a 10hp Noma 28" that my brother in law gave to me when he bought a snowblower attachment for his John Deere lawn tractor. It works fine for my driveway. Can't tell you how it would hold up for commercial stuff but when I get home from running the Loader after an all night storm and can't get in my driveway because the town trucks have made a 4' burm of snow at the end of my driveway, its the best snowblower I've ever had.:D
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2006
  5. Daner

    Daner PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,187

    I have to agree the Toro Is top notch In my books:)
  6. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Its the only notch in the book. For the life of me I cant see why anyone would use anything but a CCR. For any conditions and any amount of snow.
  7. Ducke

    Ducke Member
    Messages: 81

    Do you happen to have a Owners manual for your Noma 1028 ?
    I have been looking for months on the net and have found squat.

    Last edited: Nov 1, 2009
  8. stackmaster

    stackmaster Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    As Daner said, Noma typically makes junky plastic stuff here in Canada. Might be a bit of a trick to get parts for that if you needed. Definitely not a commercial unit.
    We have a couple CCRs and they are ok to use once in a while for a couple residentials when the snow is light(easy to throw in the back of a truck) but they fill up with snow easy (inside the case) and wont start when there is a block of ice around the starter or flywheel. Also, the scraper bar, rubber paddles and skid shoes are cheesy and wear out too fast IMO.