Snowblower. I need one. What's up?

Discussion in 'General' started by triplestrong, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. triplestrong

    triplestrong Well-Known Member

    Looking for a middle-of-the-road snowchucker. Anyone have thoughts on this thing...https://www.snowblowersdirect.com/Simplicity-1696832-Snow-Thrower/p77896.html

    The driveway is big enough to hold a mini national on, but it's smooth with a extra 20'x25' stone area in front of the other shop garage door. Not looking to shit out $2800+ on a bitch I'll only (hopefully) use a few times per season, but I don't want to skimp either. Any input is welcome (Backcountryme?).
     
  2. Ducti89

    Ducti89 Ticketing Melka’s dirtbike.....

    You need a blade on an atv for yours.
     
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  3. nigel smith

    nigel smith Well-Known Member

    Move somewhere fit for human life?
     
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  4. bullockcm

    bullockcm Well-Known Member

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    This is the absolute minimum you should be considering.
     
  5. Spitz

    Spitz Well-Known Member

    I have a simplicity, similar to that one, just a bit smaller (26"). Rattles a bit on the control handles, no big issues with it. Use it at least once a week in WI.. Snowblowers are way better than plows on a paved area, dunno if you're going to like using it or even recommend using it on anything with stones (they shoot the fuck out).
     
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  6. CRA_Fizzer

    CRA_Fizzer Honking at putter!

    I have a B3030.

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  7. Hooper

    Hooper Well-Known Member

  8. Once a Wanker..

    Once a Wanker.. Always a Wanker!

    Most any snow thrower or snow blower sucks on gravel. Some blowers can be adjusted to work on very smooth, hard packed crushed stone. But then they suck on a hard surface, unless you readjust the feet..
    Ongoing source of frustration for me. A blade with glide feet/ shoes seems like the best solution for rock.
     
  9. Riders Discount

    Riders Discount 866-931-6644 ext 817

    Track drive Honda’s have 3 positions for pressure on the wear bar. The most pressure will scrap pavement clean and going back a step works well on gravel. Adjustment is simple as stepping on the pressure bar.
     
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  10. CRA_Fizzer

    CRA_Fizzer Honking at putter!

    I welded small leaf springs on my shoes. Keeps the blower from digging in. Stock ones are way too narrow for gravel.

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  11. In Your Corner

    In Your Corner Dungeonesque Crab


    I don't need that but I want it.
     
  12. masshole

    masshole sixoneseven

    This.
     
  13. CB186

    CB186 go f@ck yourself

    I have an Ariens that I bought new in 2010 that I've been pretty happy with. Paid $1500 during the first snowfall of the season and was the biggest one HD had.
    Snowplows suck, especially on a 4 Wheeler.
     
  14. speedluvn

    speedluvn Man card Issuer

    Why?
     
  15. dtalbott

    dtalbott Driving somewhere, hauling something.

    Because most people with a snowplow on an ATV either don't have enough ATV or want to do a job that needs a 4X4 truck with a plow.
     
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  16. dtalbott

    dtalbott Driving somewhere, hauling something.

  17. Banditracer

    Banditracer Dogs - because people suck

    I've never run a snowblower but I'm not a fan because I haven't seen anybody running one that wasn't getting covered with snow while doing it.
     
  18. Chris

    Chris Keepin' it old school

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  19. Motofun352

    Motofun352 Well-Known Member

    If you already own a PU truck, why not put a plow on it? Sit inside with the heat on, tunes playing and a beer in the cup holder.....
     
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  20. Once a Wanker..

    Once a Wanker.. Always a Wanker!

    Always thought the Honda track drive might work for me, but the high price has kept me from buying one..
     

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