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  1. #1
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    Default For the northern members Snowblower advice

    Sorry I know this is tabu.

    I need a new snow blower and lowes has 15% off Troy bilt this weekend. I have a TB power washer I have been happy with. Anyone one up north have any experience with the 26 ,28or 30 inch models.

    Thanks
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    Default For the northern members Snowblower advice

    Don't say that word. You've just ruined my day!

  3. #3
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    here in wisconsin everyone tells me Ahrens is the ONLY brand to buy, and to stay away from their Snow-Tek line. buy the classic or pro models.

    that's the only one I"m shopping for.
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

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    Uh, yeah, can't help you there. Troy bilt makes mowers around here and they are junk unless they have the Honda engine. Not sure what they put on their snowblowers though.
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  5. #5
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    Default For the northern members Snowblower advice

    Ariens definitely makes the best. I have a Husquvarna that I've been very pleased with. I think Troy bilt seems to be more of a hardware store brand... Kind of cheap, but I've never owned one.
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    it all depends how far you have to throw the snow and how large an area you need to clean. I have a honda that has been start on first pull for 19 years
    09 21v LAUNCH

    run your engine after you change your oil
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  7. #7
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    Default For the northern members Snowblower advice

    +1 for Honda -- had one for years with absolutely no troubles.
    Mike

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  8. #8
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    Default For the northern members Snowblower advice

    Joe
    My advice?
    Move south. I sold mine cheap last may and moved south. Haven't regretted yet! Haha

    Happy Labor Day and hope you don't need it for at least 3 months!
    Brad

    Mississippi/Louisiana
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  9. #9
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    I have a John Deere 1028 that I've had for the past 4 years... very solid machine. A 1330, 1332 or 1338 would suit you well if you wanted to go bigger. The JD dealer network is fantastic and many products are also sold at the big box stores (usually the smaller models).

    I must admit I'm somewhat partial since JD is my employer. Good luck!
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  10. #10
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    Default For the northern members Snowblower advice

    I have a JD tractor, but JD is out of small power machines, otherwise I would got the JD route. They are selling Honda which is great, but at 3k over my by 3 to 4 times
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    Joe V
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    2007 Outback V ~ sold

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