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ntrtouch


Joined: Dec 14, 2005
Points: 4

Who makes the best snowblower?
Original Message   Dec 14, 2005 11:15 pm
Who makes the strongest, most powerful, most durable snow blower?  Price isnt an issue.  I want to buy a new one and wanted to know who is the best of the best
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Mads


Rather be scared to death than bored to death

Location: Montréal, Canada
Joined: Dec 7, 2005
Points: 30

Re: Who makes the best snowblower?
Reply #28   Dec 20, 2005 5:01 am
ntrtuch:
"Who makes the strongest, most powerful, most durable snow blower?  Price isnt an issue.  I want to buy a new one and wanted to know who is the best of the best"

I just try (again) my neigbour's Honda track drive 1132 today. There is still hardened snow from the last snowstorm 16 inch last friday to blow. I am always impress by the will of this machine. I can tell you: If you got a lot of straight line to blow and dont want to be stop by nothing... this machine is impressive!  But again if you have to swerve around.... hard to steer. But not as bad as I remembered from the last time i use it. It's not that bad after all!

Garandman


Location: South Boston, MA
Joined: Mar 10, 2005
Points: 340

Re: Who makes the best snowblower?
Reply #29   Dec 20, 2005 5:53 am
ntrtouch wrote:
Who makes the strongest, most powerful, most durable snow blower?  Price isnt an issue.  I want to buy a new one and wanted to know who is the best of the best

Probably Oshkosh. They're roughly $450,000.

Or - did you mean you have a requirement for a residential snow blower and was wondering what best fit your needs for performance and durability?

That depends on  how much snow you get; and what area you have to clear; and what you can physically handle.


wally


Location: Oakville, ON Canada
Joined: Nov 20, 2005
Points: 30

Re: Who makes the best snowblower?
Reply #30   Dec 20, 2005 11:34 pm
Just as there are people who swear that Fords are the ONLY vehicles to buy, so too are there GM or Chrysler fans who would NEVER buy a Ford!!!   Ever talk to a Volkswagen or Volvo fanatic?  So...what is BEST????  It depends on your perspective!!!  Do your research....make your choice.... and move forward!!!  You can only rely on other people's perceptions so far.  There are no clear-cut absolutes!!!

*(:>)*

newjerseybt


You want it done right?...You better learn how to do it yourself!

Ariens 1128DLE
Ariens 8526LE
Honda HRC216
Bosch 3221L
Craftsman DYT4000
Stihl FS90R


Location: Honesdale, PA
Joined: Dec 19, 2004
Points: 171

Re: Who makes the best snowblower?
Reply #31   Dec 22, 2005 1:38 pm
Garandman:

That behemoth would look good attached on the front of my truck.  They should make Dodge Rams, Ford F250s etc with a PTO option so you can use a blower instead of a plow. The PTO could also be used with a variety of attachments.

jubol


Location: Dover, De
Joined: Oct 3, 2003
Points: 1558

Re: Who makes the best snowblower?
Reply #32   Dec 22, 2005 1:49 pm
NJ,

Get a Unimog!!!

                                Fred

Husqvarna STE927(11.5HP) snowblower,  MTD Pro Series 18/42 Lawnmower, MTD 6.5 HP  Self Prop Lawn Mower,  Weedeater 1500 Blower, Web Gensis  2000 
18Degrees


Joined: Jan 19, 2005
Points: 111

Re: Who makes the best snowblower?
Reply #33   Dec 24, 2005 7:02 pm
This site helped me greatly 2 years ago to decide what I needed. 

 Conclusion=there is a group of brands making each other better by competition.

AND there is somegroups to avoid.

I'm happy with my purchase, esp. because of my hill!

  18 degrees

P.S. why are people moving there snowblowers around so much in the summer?  In my garage the snowblower is inside and the car sits out in the weather.

18 Degree driveway - 928 Honda track drive - Fertilizer spreader for dispensing salt
tsmagas


Joined: Nov 23, 2007
Points: 33

Re: Who makes the best snowblower?
Reply #34   Nov 23, 2007 8:29 pm
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zippo2008


Joined: Sep 3, 2008
Points: 6

Re: Who makes the best snowblower?
Reply #35   Sep 4, 2008 12:50 pm
faithfulFrank wrote:
NJ is right....you can shift on the fly with the Ariens.....I usually blow in 4th or 5th gear.......5th is fast.........I have the snow cab to stop me from flying over it....

Frank D.

Hi Frank, what do you ean shift on the fly ?

I have an old MTD brand blower, and I must stop moving with the snowblower before changing gears,, don't the Ariens work the same way ?
.... meaning you must put the thing into the gear you want, then pull down lever that engages the gear drive, which is located on the right handle bar ?

thanks for your time
Snowmann


Joined: Dec 3, 2003
Points: 494

Re: Who makes the best snowblower?
Reply #36   Sep 4, 2008 8:28 pm
You can shift into forward gears without declutching, just not from forward to reverse or vice versa.
nhmatt


Joined: Dec 21, 2008
Points: 104

Re: Who makes the best snowblower?
Reply #37   Dec 22, 2008 12:26 am
I haven't used every type of snowblower, but Honda is the best I've tried.  Ariens are easy to work on, and you'll get plenty of practice.  The snow/hr ratings are garbage, because my hs828 could easily more more snow than my 1336dle pro.   Its not the shifting.  I think anyone who can drive a standard knows it doesn't slow you down after a week of practice.  The hydro drive is so much more efficient you save a ton of power for the auger.  They're both about the same in powder, but get some heavy snow (which is when you actually need a snowblower) and the honda shifts into a power band on the auger and goes FARTHER!  The Ariens is not the same.  Nowhere near the power in heavy/wet snow.  You can disengage the wheel-dirve models, and push them but they start so easy and are so quiet, why not?

If you go with the Honda don't bother with electric start unless you need a light.  The motor decompresses on start up, so my 6 yr old daughter could start one, and alway on the 1st pull.  They're amazing.  Not even in the same class.    If its money, then buy a cheap one from sears, but don't bother with a $1500-$2000 not-much-better-than-a-cheap-one machine with 95% of the same parts and the same color paint.

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