Hello! First time owner here (Snapper 5/22.) I am planning to baby and upgrade this thing like I do with all my machines, but as I have snow blower fever right now I can't help but think about the next one i'm going to acquire down the road.
Like snowmobiles, cars, lawn mowers, motorcycles, boats, and any machine really, various brands must have their pros and cons. What makes do you like and why do you like them in particular? Is it the tough gear box, the way they toss snow like no other, the paint scheme, the angle of the grips? There are hundreds of potential reasons you like your machine, and I want to hear about it! I never realized there are 20 odd companies making snow blowers and i'd like to hear more about them.
Just from reading the threads (and knowing nothing else) the brands that seem very impressive so far are Ariens (have been at it forever,) Honda (that Japanese engineering,) and Husqvarna (well reviewed.) It does seem like a lot of the Craftsman/Yard boy/Snapper stuff is also well-made/solid and positively reviewed so maybe it's really hard to go wrong these days.
Thanks, and looking forward to hearing from you on why you like your brand in particular. There is no right answer