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Looking To Upgrade Snow Blower Fleet

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by 32vld, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. 32vld

    32vld Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 622

    I do most residential driveways and have added to large driveways this year. Also my sons may not be able to work with much this year as they have in the past.

    I have a 1996 Troy Bilt, bought new, 2 stage 24" non locking drive and a 2003 Sears 2 stage 28" locking drive, bought use for $150 around 2009.

    I prefer the non locking drive because it is easier to steer and keeps a hand free to change the chute direct when making a turn so I do not have to stop the blower moving forward.

    Ariens makes a 36", and have only heard good things about that brand. Any ever use one of those 36" models?

    Cub Cadet makes a 46". The size appeals to me because I want to increase my rate of productivity. Anybody with knowledge on the 46" Cub?

    Also I know have three large gravel driveways. Which making me think about getting a track model. Pull a lever and the blower sits about 1" higher so no more pushing down on the handles to raise the front to avoid picking up stones.

    If you have used a track snow blower please share your opinions on them.
  2. ry_rock

    ry_rock Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    I used the 45" model blower, IMO it's not realistic for commercial snow removal, moving from property to property, it's big, bulk and can be a handful to maneuver in heavy snow, I have a few 32" and love them, I would suggest you look at the 32-36" size, unless you are able to make the switch to go to something even larger like a 4 wheeler or tractor set up.

    Best of luck!