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Re: husqvana snow blowers
#1   Dec 2, 2009 3:22 pm
I wrote  to Husqvarna and asked them to give me some facts on their blowers, and here is their response:

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 Response (Richard Haynes)12/02/2009 03:01 PM

Husqvarna owns Craftsman and Poulan. However, the Husqvarna line of snow blowers have different features. The Husqvarna blowers have improved control levers and contact grips. The engine pulley has been strengthened to a split steel design and is reinforced welded 360 degree. Belt tension has been improved for longer belt life. Drive gears strengthened. Impeller pulley has been strengthened. Stronger impeller blades The shear bolt design has been improved. The impeller housing is thicker and reinforced

So for anyone out there looking at buying a snowblower, I hope you find this info more beneficial than Husky is a Craftsman in sheeps clothing.

Re: husqvana snow blowers
#2   Dec 2, 2009 2:18 pm
You're such a jerk Borat. To imply that  you know from ready   something, somewhere on the internet that the augers in a Husky are the same ones or   quality that are in a Craftsman, only a different color because AYP owns both is stupid. 

I like facts based on proof when making a decision on purchasing a product, not facts based on assumptions.

Calling me YOYOma just shows me you resent being challenged on anything you say.

Everyone else, my advise is that if you want to find out about how good or bad the Husquvarna     snowblowers are,  make it a point to actually go see   them, and take Borat's words of wisdom with a grain of salt.

Re: husqvana snow blowers
#3   Dec 1, 2009 10:23 pm
You know, Borat, sometimes you love to just thow out these statements like it's some sort of confirmed forgone conclusion.

Simplicity  is not the ONLY machine out there worth it's money!  You might think so cause you own one and have had good success.  But don't try and mislead  everyone.   Your statement that Husky and Craftsman are made in the same plant implys they are the same quality. That's like saying Cadillac and Chevy are the same.  How do you know for a fact that Husky and Craftsman are made in the same plant?

Re: Husqvarna 14527SB-LS
#4   Nov 18, 2009 6:46 am
You are correct in pointing out that the connection between the chute and housing is plastic. I also don't know why they did this, but I am not a mechanical engineer, so I'm not going to slam it as a poor design without knowing the facts. However, Borat, you referenced a article about who makes Husky dated in 2005. The facts as to who owns and manufactures what today is probably alot different than 2005, as well as the quality control.

Like other blowers, Husky makes different series of machines. Mine is the "Landowner" series. The dealer had a 27" blower in the "Homeowner" series right next to the one I purchased. Big difference. The "homeowner" series is definately not as robust and the augers are alot thinner. The "homeowner" series could very well be compared to something MTD puts out.

Look, all I am saying is that I think it is important for anyone who is thinking about a new blower to get out there and actually check out the machines, and not totally rely on what is hashed out on this and other forums. I don't know why there is not much chit chat on Husky machines, but I feel it is a good option for those who are in the market of $1300-$1600 blowers.
Husqvarna 14527SB-LS
#5   Nov 12, 2009 7:12 am
I spent the last couple of months looking at and reading up on blowers and comments from owners, and had a good idea what I didn't want, or what to stay away from. My 1st choice was going to be a Simplicity L1428E. Just so happens there is a Simplicity dealer in my small town (Cape Elizabeth, ME). Went there and come to find out they were only a service dept for them. However they did sell Honda and Husqvarna blowers.

It took me all of about 10 minutes to decide and purch the Husqvarna. It was delivered yesterday and I am really pleased at my decision. Nice heavy duty control arms, with solid engagement. Key features for me were the B&S Snow Max engine, heavy duty augers, all metal construction, heavy duty positive engagement controls and the power steering.

Most discussion boards will hash around the benefits of Toro, SImplicity, John Deere and Ariens. Hardly anywhere will there be talk of Husqvarna.

Although I can't judge the snow handling yet, do yourself a favor before you make the leap to any snowblower...go check out the Husqvarna's.

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