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toro 2450 vs toro 221 single stage blowers

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by joed, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. joed

    joed Member
    Messages: 41

    What's the difference between these two models. Engines seem the same. The 2450 is only $549 Cdn while the 221 starts at over $700.
  2. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    Get cheaper ones hispanics and hauling them around they get crap beat out of them.
  3. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    Looked at a 221 today only because I was at Home Depot.
    The 221 has that fancy blue handle to move the shoot side to side. It is 1" bigger and had electric start. It was $900. I bought a 2450 2 weeks ago for $549. Now I have 3 of them, they are great.
  4. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    Buy the best! you'll retain employees and reduce time on the job!
  5. Mister Plow

    Mister Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    The 221 has some type of power drive system. The 2450 just pulls itself forward with the propeller.
  6. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Love my 2450. As cet mentions the 221 is 1" wider and has electric start. The fancy blue chute thingy is kind of a joke IMO and I can't see it working as designed when it starts to get iced up. Just as quick to grab the handle and manually adjust the chute.
  7. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    I have a couple of Toro's 24" "paddle version", very impressed with its performance for such a small machine and clearing ability, loud though.
  8. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Bought one of the 221's last winter. Awsome machine. It has the blue damn it on the up - down chute deflector, not the chute rotator( they said that one freezes up with ice and won't operate). It really is self propelled with no tilting or effort.