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    Snowblower

    Totally off topic, but I'm getting some money back from my tax return and I am tired of shoveling my driveway. Is know the time to buy a snowblower? Do I wait until next fall? I would also appreciate any advice on which kind to buy.
    To keep this in perspective, I don't want to spend more than $900.



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    Re: Snowblower

    Now is a good time to buy! If you can still find one.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re: Snowblower

    Nothing runs like a Deere.



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    Re: Snowblower

    Quote Originally Posted by wolverine68 View Post
    Totally off topic, but I'm getting some money back from my tax return and I am tired of shoveling my driveway. Is know the time to buy a snowblower? Do I wait until next fall? I would also appreciate any advice on which kind to buy.
    To keep this in perspective, I don't want to spend more than $900.
    I don't know a lot about snowblowers, but 900 dollars will get you a lot of snowblower.



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    Re: Snowblower

    Quote Originally Posted by Acylum View Post
    Now is a good time to buy! If you can still find one.
    That's part of my point. Are stores putting them on sale to get rid of their stock or is it already gone?



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    Re: Snowblower

    Buy a Craftsman--$900 should should get you a good 5.5 HP snow thrower......don't settle for those worthless cheap-as# rounded-looking snow blowers

    Had our Craftsman for 7 years and 'its a workhorse with our three-stall driveway and long sidewalk and drifting

    Craftsman Snow Blower 24 179cc Dual-Stage-Find It Only At Sears

    <<<< One like this



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    Re: Snowblower

    Quote Originally Posted by wolverine68 View Post
    That's part of my point. Are stores putting them on sale to get rid of their stock or is it already gone?
    I haven't been anywhere that sells them lately. I'd go look tomorrow though if I were you. They won't be around much longer at the bigger stores.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re: Snowblower

    I recommend just hiring someone. For what a good snowblower costs + the value of your time, it's worth it. We finally did that this year and couldn't be happier.



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    Re: Snowblower

    Quote Originally Posted by imaclone2 View Post
    Nothing runs like a Deere.
    My Ariens runs better.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    My Ariens runs better.
    This is exactly why JD sells Ariens at their dearlships now. Same with Honda push/self-propelled mowers.




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    Re: Snowblower

    I had the same idea last spring, and the Ames Honda and Toro dealers both told me that the best prices are usually found from August - October rather than February - April.


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    Re: Snowblower

    2 stage, self propelled.



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    Re: Snowblower

    In reality, you don't even need half of $900 for a good snowblower. I bought an electric one for $110 (on sale from $250). Granted there's the matter of the extension cord to deal with, but it's got all the power of some of the higher model blowers. Plus, you don't walk back into the house smelling like burned up fuel.




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    Re: Snowblower

    Quote Originally Posted by Jambalaya View Post
    Buy a Craftsman--$900 should should get you a good 5.5 HP snow thrower......don't settle for those worthless cheap-as# rounded-looking snow blowers

    Had our Craftsman for 7 years and 'its a workhorse with our three-stall driveway and long sidewalk and drifting

    Craftsman Snow Blower 24 179cc Dual-Stage-Find It Only At Sears

    <<<< One like this
    Have a 10.5 hp Yardman (MTD) that has been a workhorse for over 15 years. Cost way less than that too. Don't necessarily have to go expensive to get something that will work. It does have a Tecumseh engine so that helps.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ExCyment View Post
    Have a 10.5 hp Yardman (MTD) that has been a workhorse for over 15 years. Cost way less than that too. Don't necessarily have to go expensive to get something that will work. It does have a Tecumseh engine so that helps.
    indeed. My neighbor has something similar and that thing is awesome



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