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Best dual stage snow blower?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Jerry and Sons, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Jerry and Sons

    Jerry and Sons Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Just looking for some opinions. I know that every one has one. I am looking to add a few dual stage blowers. We are currently running toro single stage, but just added a community that has alot of sidewalks that need to be taken care. Sidewalks are 48 inches wide. Looking for something that can take a beating and keep on running.
  2. Dagwell

    Dagwell Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    IMO you cant beat a Honda... A little costly but you get what you pay for. I just picked up the new 1332. Haven't had any snow to try it out but it is bad ass!
  3. KTLawnCo

    KTLawnCo Member
    from VA
    Messages: 89

    We run all Toro.
  4. MikeRi24

    MikeRi24 Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    The Hondas are way over-priced for what you're getting IMO. I would go with the Ariens Professional Series. In the world today, where nothing is made like it used to be, I think Ariens still makes a hell of a snowblower compared to all the others. I like how they have the electric start option with the on-board battery too. I don't really like the Toros I think theres too much plastic on them, like the chute is all plastic and that joystick thing is all plastic. I could see that whole chute/joystick thing getting iced up and getting broken.
  5. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,143

    Ariens all the way.
  6. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 315

    ariens commercial or simplicity pro
  7. LawnGuy110

    LawnGuy110 Senior Member
    Messages: 196

    x3 on Ariens
  8. adksnowo

    adksnowo Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    I like my Ariens Pro 32. Ran a Snapper 1132 before that. I like the Ariens better. The Hondas and Simplicitys are nice but I cannot really justify paying that much more when the Ariens gets the job done fine.
  9. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    Without a doubt Honda makes the best 2 stage blower. That's not even an opinion that's a fact.
  10. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    walk behind 2 stage snow casters

    Greetings and salutations,

    It all;depends on the amount of working capital
    you have to make use of in the strictest sence
    as it is all related to the term opportunity cost,
    which is "what you are willing to give up to obtain
    something else" with the money you have to spend.

    I have written extensively on the potential purchase
    of a walk behind snow caster here.

    "The best snow blower for you " in any case is simply
    a case of your ability to pay for it at the time of purchase
    or over time with your available working capital.

    The 3 Gear driven snow caster attachments built by BERTA
    of Italy and offered by BCS America for their BCS and Grillo
    two wheel tractors from thier authorised dealers.

    These three gear driven snow casters include a single stage unit
    as well which fit the BCS and Grillo 2 wheel drive tractors which
    are equiped with gas or diesel engines

    The BCS and Grillo two wheel tractors are gear driven as are their
    numerous attachments which include lawn mowers

    The gear driven snow blowers provide direct drive with gear reduction
    to the snow caster attachments and eliminate slippage and power loss
    due to V belt drives.

    The two wheel tractors and the snow casters are much heavier and will
    not ride up on snow piles and will dig into them.

    The gear driven snow caster will never throw a belt or break a V belt as they
    do not have them. The two stage snow casters have gear reduction to the
    through the final drive to the wheels which allows one to dig slowly into snow
    piles to remove them.

    The 2 wheel tractor allows the end use to use it the year round as a dedicated
    two stage snow caster is useable during the snow season.

    It all depends on YOUR available working capital and no amount of advice will
    overrule the amount of money you have to use to make a purchase of machinery.

    Happy New Year
  11. Pagster

    Pagster Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Jerry, I have used Snapper, when i researched this same subject a few years ago., I found them to be built the best. I am very happy with the performance
  12. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    simplicity commercial.. signature pro