snowblowers...thats my speciality.
okay now,toro was losing market share and so was ariens.just to expensive for most folks
result ...toro came up with a new styled machine ,no drum auger and lighter all over.still a good machine but nowhere what it used to be.
ariens ...same idea, they had to to cut costs and regain some sales.so they make a cheeper machine.however they redoo some and call them pro units and they are as good or better than they ever were.pricy but you get what you pay for.
in my opinion i would be looking at the simplicity -snapper blower,the simplicity has a better control system and a heavier duty handle.very good value for the dollar.
and there is a new child coming into the herd to. word is mitsubshi is going to sell there tractors and snowblowers here.
rumor also has it that a mitsu will eat a honda no prob. i have a little trouble with that one because i ahve always beleived honda was the best no question but folks in the know say the mitsu is better.
we are a mitsu dealer so we will know in time.