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Snow blower

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Bigb40319, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Bigb40319

    Bigb40319 Member
    Messages: 30

    ok guys so i have been doing this for a few years now and we have a few different snow blowers for when we do our lots to clear the side walks also like 1/2 a mile in a developmental we do. just can find one that is reliable the tensioner pulley for the auger just keep bending and tearing threw belts and its the same on our airens and our snappers. trying to see what u guys are using and recommend thanks
  2. bmac32

    bmac32 Member
    from 19083
    Messages: 31

    i have a troy bilt that work great
  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    go Honda or go home.
  4. plowatnight

    plowatnight Senior Member
    from Mn
    Messages: 305

    I know a guy who bought a honda 8 24 last year. it's the biggest piece of crap $2400. ever bought. just an observation.
  5. shooterm

    shooterm Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 272

    I really don't like the larger commercial snowblowers. There to heavy and clumsy. I'm used to very large heavy hand tools and these machines run like crap. Your quest follows the same path as mine :cry:. I'm just looking for a decent 28" one.
  6. pats plowing

    pats plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 286

    I use Ariens 13-32 and they work good. The sheet metal in the front gets bent, the throttle eventually falls down slightly and you need to bunjee to keep it up, the electric shoot is sh** - first thing I do is get a manual one, and you need to replace the single auger belt with a dual setup. That being said, it worked the whole storm
  7. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    I've got the Honda two stage wheeled (the tracked one is a POS, don't buy that one) and it's almost 20 years old at this point
    still starts on 2 pulls, works fine.

    I use the Honda single stage most of the time and it's great up to 8/10 inches or so

    two pulls
    after sitting all summer.
  8. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    snow blower etc.

    If you examine The BCS or Grillo 2 wheel tractors
    they use gear drive and you can have a single or
    two stage snow blower.:drinkup::waving:
  9. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    why not try a quad with a blade
  10. Bigb40319

    Bigb40319 Member
    Messages: 30

    thanks guys and i have been looking at the hondas also but i was something that doesnt have a belt to power the auger we r on a 5 lane high way so a quad doesnt make it threw the heavy slush and ice and thats y we tear threw belts