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Need suggestion for a small blower

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by PerfiCut L&L, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. PerfiCut L&L

    PerfiCut L&L Senior Member
    Messages: 178

    Im looking for some suggestion for a small blower. Something that can handle up to 4 inches, and is light weight.

    I have a few accounts that reguire siewalk work, and all my trucks have salt spreaders. To help cut down on shoveling time, I'd like to find a small light weight blower that can still be put in the bed of the truck.
  2. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    All of my trucks get a 19" Snapper single stage blower. They are light enough for one person to get in and out. They cost less than 300.00, and I have great dealer support. Although thinking about it I have never taken any of the blowers to the dealer for work.

    I do recomend that if you get a single stage blower, go to a farm supply store( we have Tractor Supply around here), and get some baler belting. I cut replacement rubber for the auger out of the belting. It lasts just as long, and costs about 1/4 the dealer price. I have a factory piece fo each item to use as a pattern....
  3. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
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    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    any 2 stroke with paddles will work

  5. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    I have used the single stage Toro's for years and have good luck with them.
  6. Andy N.

    Andy N. Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    I have a couple of Snapper single stagers and they are champs. Very light and start right up. Toro makes a nice machine also. Gotta have good support from the dealer though. Don't support the giants (Home Cheapo and Lowes). Remember, you are a small business, help keep other small businesses open.