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Need new snow blower

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by laxratnd, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. laxratnd

    laxratnd Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Hey guys, i am new to this site and i am from NY. We got hit with a decent amount of snow last week and well my snow blower decided to brake. I cant find parts for my craftsman snowblower or even a manuel for it. So looks like i i will need to be buying a new one. My question is which snow blower with a 29 inch shoot do you guys recommend. I was looking at snapper and honda, but i wanted to know what you guys prefer and like.

    I have model 636.887900 craftsman snowblower, if anybody has a manuel or info on it.

    thanks again

  2. EastCoast

    EastCoast Junior Member
    Messages: 17

  3. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    It all depends on the money you can afford to spend.

    I would advise you to buy or borrow the consumer reportds annual book about everything they test inclusing lawn equipment.

    Lawnsite.com is another avenue

    The Toro singel stage units are very good as well, Apparently they have switched from two cycle engines to four cycle power plants but from what I have seen they are very good for deep snows as any snow pup will clean to bare ground if you simply tilt it forward and it will pull itself forward at the same time.

    I have 2 of them an S200 and a CCR3000 I would have kept the 32 year old one and the twenty year old ones but they wore out the side frames and broke.
  4. EastCoast

    EastCoast Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Honda sells 4 models in the 28" family, see brochure: http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/...quality product... you won't be dissapointed!
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2010
  5. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    new snow blower

    my apologies for the typos:waving:
  6. JohnMeyer

    JohnMeyer Member
    Messages: 31

    I bought a John Deere 1130 this year. It's a great machine that replaced a 26 year old John Deere 826. I have a Honda mower and agree that they last a long time but try to find a dealer for service or parts. Once they started selling Hondas in Home Depot they cut their dealers out of the loop. I never had a Snapper but thet have been around forever.
  7. Bigcat99

    Bigcat99 Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    Like Leon mentioned, it really depends on how much you want to spend, but the availability of a local service outlet is key too. I agree you won't go wrong with a Toro or Honda (if you have the money), but you may want to look into a Simplicity too. I have a 1428 Simplicity (ran about 1200+ tax a couple years ago) that handles the wet stuff well. And if something ever does need to be addressed, my dealer is about a mile down the road!
  8. pro24bert

    pro24bert Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    ariens pro, best snowblower i have ever owned. just don't buy a toro
  9. ballbusta

    ballbusta Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I agree If its in your price range the Ariens pro is very reliable last back to back storms we had i could not clean in between storms because of downed trees I have a ariens 1332 pro 13 hp 32 " and a 400 foot driveway The Ariens went through the four feet of snow like it was nothing