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RCin Pa    Posted 02-07-2003 at 17:34:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Howdy folks, need some info on walk behind snowthrowers. need something for walkways, and driveway. any recomendations. Thinking about JD. Thanks. RC

Pilgrim    Posted 02-07-2003 at 19:23:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I've got a similar machine to Willy-N except that it's track driven. I like it alot better than the wheel driven one I had. In sticky snow, wheels can turn into snow donuts, the track is self cleaning. ALso the tracks can be stopped with finger controls so it's steerable. Much easier than horsing a wheeled model.

BTW we now have 12 inches of snow covering Plymouth Rock.. first plowable snow we've had.

Willy-N    Posted 02-07-2003 at 19:30:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I allmost got the track one but thought the tracks would fill up? You do have to fight it when turning the wheels in close quarters. The reverse helps but much better at long strait runs or you will work up a sweat using it. Mark H.

Willy-N    Posted 02-07-2003 at 17:50:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I use a Electric start 11 hp MTD tire driven, cost about 900.00 and works great. It has a 32 inch cut 24 inches high and will blow snow 15-25 ft no problem. I can clear a 300 ft drive way in 30 mins with it. I use my tractor to do it now (more fun) but have the blower for back up in case of real deep snow or the tractor breaks down. I had a 8 hp but it seamed over worked on 12 to 18 inches of snow on a big area. I also use it for making paths to buildings and clearing areas the tractor can't get into. The JD ones are over priced for what they do. Mark H.

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