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post #11 of 45 Old 01-11-2017, 03:40 AM
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I bought my first snow blower in 2013 an Ariens Deluxe 28 it's a great snow blower never had a problem with it.

2013 ARIENS DELUXE 28 921022 BRIGGS 11.50 Heated grips, 2 LED lights, armorskid plates, Impeller kit,Mini hour tach meter, Drift cutters, Tire chains
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Grew up using a 28" Craftsman with horrendous single drive wheel until you put the pin in to lock them both as drive wheels.

During the second storm this season in CT I found myself outside shoveling and ranting out loud to myself. 48 hours later I had purchased a Ariens Platinum 24 SHO EFI. 72 hours after that it was delivered and I was craving a real storm
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My first machine was a "Cub Cadet by International Harvester" that I bought used for $225 back in 1982. 26 inches and 5 hp. I used it for 24 years with no other maintenance than replacing the friction disk twice. It was just too small when I moved to my new home with the long driveway and eventually got a 10.5 hp machine, although it was still functional when I gave it up.
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My first blower I got was in 2013 an early 80s Ariens st724 it taught me a lot about 2 stage blowers. Needed new belts, auger tensioner pulley was broke, scraper, muffler. I put an impeller kit on it as well.

It was a great machine I just sold it last week. Never let me down once i fixed all the stuff when I got it.

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When I was a kid I think we had an S200 Toro, but when I bought my first house, I got an old IH (CUB) 10/28 at a garage sale for $80! That thing was a tank and I used the heck out of it the first year. I actaully ended up twisting the splined shaft that the auger engaged with and mad it difficult to disengage. I had to pull start it with the auger on! lol Ran and worked great! Wish I had kept it - but they are very rare now. I haven't seen one like it in 15 years at least.

I am deathly allergic to shovels!

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A John Deere 826 with Tecumseh back in 1996. Should have kept it, I am sure it is still throwing snow today-6 snowblower purchases later. This one is not mine, but in case you were living under a rock the last 40 years and never saw one. They were built like a tank:

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My first and the only snow blower is a Ariens 24 Deluxe, bought only last week!.
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My Dad had a Snowbird in 61 that he let me go around the neighborhood with....I don't remember if it was a single or two stage, but it worked great...once you got it started! My first blower of my own was my father in laws who died in 78, and my mother in law gave me his blower which had been sitting from 78 till 99. It's a Allis Chalmers 7 Sno thro from 71
and a great blower. It was always garaged and lightly used so it's like new. I've got it put away and never use it though...its too pretty!
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I bought my first snowblower in the early 90's.It was a used machine that I paid $175 for.I don't remember the model,or much else about it,really.It was a small Ariens 2-stage,made sometime in the early to mid 70's and was in pretty good shape.It had a 6 hp Tecumseh engine and ran well.

However,it turned out to be the most worthless snowblower I ever owned.On a good day,dry snow,it might throw it 15 feet-wet snow,8 or 9 feet if it didn't clog instantly.It had a standard sized impeller but the ejection hole was unusually small with a real narrow shute-very poorly designed.

I had it about 5 weeks and sold it to the owner of the local NAPA for $200.He saw me a couple of weeks later and remarked at how poorly the thing threw snow.He also got rid of it shortly,IIRC.
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Mine was a Craftsman 30" 14.5 lb torque rating, what ever that means. Wish they'da left the horsepower ratings alone!
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