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Tracked snowblower opinions

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by PlowKing50, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. PlowKing50

    PlowKing50 Junior Member
    from NW Iowa
    Messages: 4

    Our current snowblower is a 9hp 30" Ranch King which at best, sucks. I used my grandpa's snowblower, which is an older White 8hp 28" tracked model and it scraped clean to the concrete and threw the snow as far as I needed and could cut right into packed snow.

    I found these 2 Craftsman tracked snowblower on craigslist. Does anyone have any experience with these models or Craftsman in general?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. bhmjwp

    bhmjwp Senior Member
    from kcmo
    Messages: 309

    We have used track snowblowers for the last 12 yrs. All are Yardman 24" 7 to 9 hp. We only use them at 4+" and for banks-condo's, ect sidewalks. Require seasonal adjustment and tuning-no big deal. Takes about 60% of the work effort and about twice a fast. Under 4" we use our 2 cycle units. I still have the 1st. one we bought and use every season.
  3. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    I would say don't go with craftsman. Any craftsman power tool I have ever owned (mower, snow blower, drills, weedwackers, blowers) is gone and did not last very long at all. Go with another brand. Honda makes a nice tracked blower, but they are expensive.
  4. kipcom

    kipcom Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 455

    We have 2 Cub Cadet tracked models...7hp & 9hp...both work well for moving 4+" of snow and are great for going up & down stairs. The 9hp has "heated" hand grips & electric chute adjustment << pimped out model >>.