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Help on snowblower

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by NEXTDAYSIGNS, Oct 22, 2004.


    Messages: 92

    Well this year I am going to get a snowblower. I have narrowed it down to two models. They are both from HD no choice have a $500 gift cert. They are the Ariens 5520E this is 5 1/2 hp 6sp w/ rev looks nice wail need ramps weighs over 100p lbs. or toro CCr 3650 gts its not 2 stage and weighs in @ about 80lbs. So any suggestions..
  2. DRP Mowing

    DRP Mowing Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    I was at H/D the other day and glanced at the blowers there. They may have the Toro or ariens , and J/D names on them but they are not built like the commercial machines. Save your 500 buck gift card for somthing else. Please just go to a real dealer and look at the difference.
  3. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,127

    I am a big fan of Toro,you can't hurt them as far as I am concerned. I have had two of them and will be buying a new one in the next couple of weeks. I will be buying it from a local supplier.

    Regards Mike

    Messages: 92

    What model toro do you have? I looked at the Ariens model 5520e @ a dealer and online and they seem to be the same. Whats the difference still have 3 yr warranty.
  5. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    I have a 5 year old Toro. It is the 4 hp model. If the snow isn't real wet it will throw it 30 feet. It will only move the wet stuff 5 feet. If it is well packed down you will have to go over it a few times to get it out. Our machine has been problem free. I just bought a new one this year. Model 826, I forget the letters on it but it is electric start and I know I will need to use ramps but I wanted something I can do the sidewalks in just 2 passes. Where I live the prices at Home Depot are only a few dollars apart so they have to be the same machine that the dealer carries. They sell it for less because the sell 100's of them not just a few. You always have the no questions asked return policy there too.