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single stage blower brands

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by cmills, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. cmills

    cmills Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 11

    Is there much difference in the different brands of single stage blowers, as far as performance and reliability (if so, whats the best to get?). I'm looking for one but I don't want to spend way more than I have too just to pay for the name, if I can get one for half the price that is just as good. And do most people go with 4 strokes now instead of 2 strokes? I'm just thinking a 2 stroke should be a little lighter, making it easier to lift in and out of the truck.

  2. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer Senior Member
    Messages: 569

    Toro is a pretty good brand for small blowers, easy to lift in and out of the truck by yourself. Personally, I picked up and old Bolens single stage 4 stroke at a swap meet for $20, all I had to do was clean up the carb and it runs like a brand new blower. Keep your eyes peeled for ones on craigslist too...
  3. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    find your self an old toro on cl. I have one that is 24 yrs old that I bought for $20. did a little work on it and runs like a champ. first time starting it before any work fired up on second pull. it had the little 2 stroke tecumseh in it.
  4. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    I have had pretty good luck with my Toro Powerclear 180. It is a 4 stroke as I refuse to buy a 2 stroke. This blower is also pretty light also as I can lift it up over the tailgate on my 250.