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snow blower

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by sjones, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. sjones

    sjones Junior Member
    from ct.
    Messages: 21

    Looking for a quality light weight snow thrower for walk ways. Tired of shoveling but need to take in and out of the back of truck any sugg.
  2. knpc

    knpc Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 144

    From what I've read here and other places Toro is the way to go. They have a few different models to choose from. I just bought a Toro 221Q last week for doing walks, as soon as the snow get here I'll be able to try it out. I think it weighs 72lbs, just as easy as throwing a bag of concrete in the bed.
  3. prostk2

    prostk2 Member
    Messages: 70

    Toro makes a great snowblower----I have had mine for almost 13 years and the only things I have done is 2 plugs and the scraper/paddles. Will buy another one when this one needs to be replaced. Good luck on your purchase and plowing this year!!!
  4. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    find an old toro powerlite. they are 16", like 40lbs and you can lift them over a truck bed. almost impossible to kill one of these. the new ones are heavier and wider and more expensive ..... I'm sure their good but, not for flipping over a truck bed.
  5. Kenyou

    Kenyou Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    Welcom to Plow Site.
    This has been discussed many times and from what I remember, ScottL has the idea what a lot of guys have been talking about. Like he said, the newer ones are a lot heavier than the old ones. Specially if you have to take it in and out of the truck a hundred times a day.

    Good luck
  6. Palmeron18

    Palmeron18 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    I agree that Toro made a good blower. Chevy made a good truck. However,in my inexperienced opinion, lots of things were made good. Cub Cadet and john deere used to be made well too. I have a lot of small engine equipment and for what is made today, the only engines that ive bought within the past decade that start 1st pull, every time, are the honda's. Im going with a Honda blower this year. As always, with any equipment, its the dealer support thats the most important. IMO
  7. Outd00r Maint..

    Outd00r Maint.. Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    toro is the way to go
  8. BellsGT

    BellsGT Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Hey there Palmeron18. Didn't know you were planning on getting the bizz a honda blower. tires or tracks? and weight? for gettin in and out of the dumps?
  9. F350plowing

    F350plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    toro for sure
  10. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    I'd say toro snow blowers too for the single stages. I have one, broke the choke off it though. I prefer 2 stage though. Depends on what kind of sites your working with.
  11. rcallese

    rcallese Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Toro toro toro
  12. knpc

    knpc Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 144

    I used my new Toro 221Q for the first time today and it worked great. We got 5'' of wet snow that later changed to rain and it through it without a problem, even when it was just shooting slush. It was also easy to load in and out of the truck all day and best of all my back isn't f***ed up from shoveling walks. Worth every penny!