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Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by hamons, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. hamons

    hamons Junior Member
    from zone 5
    Messages: 2

    Hey fellas,

    I'ma landscaper in Kansas City. Not interested in getting into plowing. However, I was going to buy a snowblower to do my drive and a few more drives of neighbors and older parents and such. Probably would end up doing half a dozen drives and walks most storms.

    What would you suggest for me. We get between 20 - 30 total inches of snow. 6" is a pretty big storm for our area - 10" would be HUGE.

    Should I just get a little single stage toro?

    Would i be better finding a larger two stage used?

    Guidance from the gurus?
  2. larrylaverne

    larrylaverne Member
    from ill.
    Messages: 46

    get a snowblower thats going to easily clean the end of driveway stuff that city plows leave you..most any big brand single will clean most of the conditions. i bought a 2 stage for that reason(eod).your still gonna need a shovel anyway.steps etc.snows coming
  3. Snowzilla

    Snowzilla Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 397

    If snow at the end of the driveway will be an issue and you only want to buy 1 blower I would go with a 2-stage. However, for lighter snows the single stage blowers can actually be faster to maneuver and clean better down to the concrete because of the rubber friction of the propeller. I have heard good things about Honda single stage blowers.

    If going 2 stage I wouldn't buy one with tracks because they take more effort to turn/turn around. Some larger ones also have finger click turning which unlocks the inside wheel from traction so it helps you turn it.