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Old 01-28-2011, 09:36 AM   #1
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Camping is done but snow removal is here

I know it is off the wall, but we had an 8" snowfall here in the North/East yesterday and it is snowing again right now.
I bought a new snowblower before Thankgiving and got to use it yesterday for the first time, It works great. The snow that fell was wet and the snowblower was blowing approx 40'.

I have 40' openning to my driveway and the snow plows like to pile the snow up in front of my driveway....No more hours of digging, i blow it right back at them.

I hope that anyone that needed one got them before they were gone, and around here they were gone by Christmas.
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:41 AM   #2
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Bought my Toro 1028XLE in 2003. Best investment I ever made. That is one bad @$$ machine. I had no problems last year when the blizzards hit. I'm sure the neighbors were happy with me at 5:10 AM yesterday out there clearing out my driveway so I could get out and go to work.
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I have heard of such creatures but have not actually seen one myself. wasn't for sure if they were myth or fact!

Just kidding Wade & cfsoistman. Good to hear your getting good use out of it. I imagine they're not cheap, but they probably pay for themselves the first time you need it.
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Actually bought mine in July of 2003. The place I bought it had interest free payments for one year and it was on sale. They've gone up about $500 since I got mine though. The one thing I really like is it's reliable. Starts on one or two pulls or I can plug it in and use the electric starter.
It's still quite a bit of work but it beats the pants off of shoveling. My back appreciates it the most!!!
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:03 AM   #5
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Gary, we had 46" of snow over 4 days last year and i got caught with my pants down...NO, i do not live in a nudiest area. I have a small snowblower that you have to push into the snow to make it work. I had posted pic of the snow last year.

The shovel and hours of digging out is over, so the money spent is worth it and i don't have to wonder if my wife is looking out the window with the phone in her hand waiting to call 911.

Here is a pic when i frist bought it, 30' 537cc Craftsman with heated handles, i could fell the heat from the handles with gloves on.
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Man, I see where you guys have been hit this year. We have had snow arournd us at all 4 compass points, but here we are just getting a couple of inches at a time.....not like last year. Since y'all are showing off your machines, I gotta do the same.



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The new snowblower is why we are not getting snow this year.
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That looks like it would do the trick. Heated handles? Man that's got to be nice.
I don't believe I could handle living in the type climate you guys experience.

I should be ashamed for telling you this, especially with the weather conditions your experiencing right now, but it's a little after 10 am, 54 and should reach near 70 today and tomorrow. That's unusally warm this time of year.

I'm headed out in a couple of minutes to "play" with the trailer. Probably will give it a good washing this afternoon.

Stay safe and warm.
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That looks like it would do the trick. Heated handles? Man that's got to be nice.
I don't have the heated handes on mine.

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I don't believe I could handle living in the type climate you guys experience.
We got it made here compared to our Canadian friends to the north.

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I should be ashamed for telling you this, especially with the weather conditions your experiencing right now, but it's a little after 10 am, 54 and should reach near 70 today and tomorrow. That's unusally warm this time of year.

I'm headed out in a couple of minutes to "play" with the trailer. Probably will give it a good washing this afternoon.

Stay safe and warm.
Rub it in, will ya.
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Man, I see where you guys have been hit this year. We have had snow arournd us at all 4 compass points, but here we are just getting a couple of inches at a time.....not like last year. Since y'all are showing off your machines, I gotta do the same.


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Chap, is your orange? and i see Charlies is red both cool colors. Here in Maryland i am surprised that we don't have a purple one for the Ravens.
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Chap, is your orange? and i see Charlies is red both cool colors. Here in Maryland i am surprised that we don't have a purple one for the Ravens.
Yes, mine is bright orange. The colors clash with my maroon truck, and John Deere tractor, but compliment my Stilh equipment colors.
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