Can a trailer be used ?

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    paulsgrass

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    Is anyone using a carrier to do small residential driveways ? How do you find them pros and cons ?
     
  2. Mark Oomkes

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    paulsgrass

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    The left over snow from the city plows is really bad here. Minimum one foot of snow and ice , balls / rocks of ice snow. Do you think the machine you mentioned will tackle this ? The rest of the driveways are easy and figure any machine can take care of that. It is the part that the plows push onto the driveway that is a concern. Where in Ontario are you ?
     
  4. Mark Oomkes

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    Isn't it kind of late in the season?
     
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    Unbelievable is all that I can say. I will be buying a new blower in April to use during the summer. Seriously W.T.F. is wrong with people ?
     
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  6. Mark Oomkes

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    I'm not the one asking about what a 2 stage blower is...or a hitch carrier.

    I was just asking.
     
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  7. jonniesmooth

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    Snow plow shovels. Start at 18" , go up in 6" increments. I'd recommend one of each. Get an 18 and a 36 to start.
     
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  8. NBRam1500

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    Ditto

    Did I mention, I was bored
     
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  9. EWSplow

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    Maybe a manplow?
     
  10. Mark Oomkes

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    As per your MO, you have received good advice, but when you don't like it, you question it.
     
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    if you’re going to be snow blowing in the summer, then to answer your original question, trailering shouldn’t be an issue......
     
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  12. m_ice

    m_ice 2000 Club Member
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    The season is almost over
     
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  13. prezek

    prezek Senior Member
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    Good to see your condescending attitude follows you site to site.
     
  14. Mr.Markus

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    You can get some great deals on snowblowers in April.
    After the snow we had his weekend... not so much.
     
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  15. jonniesmooth

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    The loop handle might not transport well for him?
     
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  16. EWSplow

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    I've seen people strap sheets of plywood to the roof of a Prius. Anything is possible.
     
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  17. samcarpen

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    I work on small engine powered equipment. The single stage, 2 cycle Toro style blower would be ineffective on the frozen snow, ice build up at the end of driveways. The higher end, two stage, residential blowers would also be hard pressed.
     
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  18. jonniesmooth

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    When you use the snowblower, start in the middle of the driveway, with the chute to the right, when you get to the door ( you may want to shovel a few feet away from the door first, so you have room to turn around) then go back to the street. Widening the drive to the edges as you go. This way you don't have to turn the chute every pass.
    If the wind is strong go with that.
     
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  19. Mr.Markus

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    I used the sweeper on my utv to plow a foot of snow off my backyard. It wasn't the cheapest thing to use but its what was available.
     
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  20. Ajlawn1

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    They work great for dethatching too...
     
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