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Need help with two different single stage blowers

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by nick4634, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. nick4634

    nick4634 Member
    Messages: 35

    I have 6 residentials that are about 2 cars wide by 3 long, and they want me to only use blowers to clear them, which I'm fine with. The past few events we've had have only been a few inches of powder and its almost not worth taking my dual stage 27" blower down the ramps and then wrestling it around the whole time. So I'm looking at 2 different single stages both are 21" wide craftman blowers, but one is 123cc and the other is 179 cc. Is the extra power worth the extra $150? I'm not worried about the blowers getting clogged but I want them to be able to throw a few inches of powder at least a car width away.
    The 123cc blower is $350 and the bigger one is $500, for $500 I'll just keep wrestling my dual stage around
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,392

    We use tori ccr 2450s. 2cycle. I like them. The distance they throw is ify, but they do a good job imo. Unfortunatly you can't buy them new anymore, but I'm sure you can find them on eBay.
  3. perrysee

    perrysee Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    we use toro 4 cycle and have no problems blowing snow
  4. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,978

    27 is not that big that you should not to wrestle it!...do you have both tires locked into drive it? does it have a way to let it drive on one wheel only?....i use 24" ariens 8 hp...with the drive unlocked i can turn it with one hand easily.....remember no matter what you use silicone the auger and shoot....it is a snowblowers best friend
  5. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    Find a used toro 2 cycle on CL or get a new toro. The price will be $150 more then a 123cc craftsman, but it is a far better machine. I have 5 toros I bought off CL that are in the age group of 23 years old to 5 years old and they all fire up on the 1st or 2nd pull.
  6. TLLandS

    TLLandS Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    agree with other posters! no craftsman worth any $$ Toro 2450, 3650 single stage
  7. TLLandS

    TLLandS Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    They are going for $350-$400 still, but well worth it!! Bulletproof machines! i do 22 resi, 2 comm solo! only way to go