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post #1 of 45 Old 10-12-2013, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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What was your first snowblower you bought?

I was going threw my photos and found this pic of me using my toro s200 that was my first snowblower i bought for $25.
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i purchased my first snowblower in '98 right after we had a blizzard here. i got lucky because a truck load of toro powerlites were being unloaded at H&R hardware. i stood in line and bought one but had to wait an extra day because i wanted electric start and they didn't have any electric start models assembled

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Don't have any pics but was an MTD that was purchased at Lowes back in '94. Was an 8/24 if I remember correctly. I kept it for 18 years and I have to say it was a good machine and moved tons and tons of snow over the years and never let me down. I'd usually have to use the electric start feature to get it running at beginning of season. I had to replace the rubber drive and also the belts just one time, and that was only a year or two before I sold it. i also added a headlight because we had a driveway ( lane) that was about a hundred yards long. I never did the whole thing with it but I did make passes to ease the burden on my JD 332 with a Berco 48" two stage blower. That MTD was a good machine.

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My first blower was 20 inch reo single stage that clog a lot and it had a wind up starter. I was about 14 yrs old and had plans to be king of the hood with my $50 blower. That old briggs ran good but the auger was a poor design.

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Yamaha YS928J bought a few weeks ago.Hope it performs as good as it looks?

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First snowblower was a Craftsman 2-stage bought in 2011. I survived the 2010 Superstorm with just shovels, but that was not fun! We got 41" in 4 days!

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27" 9hp NOMA

This is about a 2002. It's a Murray built blower. I like it and hate it. It's heavy and awkward and moves a lot of snow. Small snowfalls are not what it's made for. It's all I've got, so I love it. This isn't mine, I stole the picture off Craigslist. Mine doesn't have as much rust. I was going to dress mine up, this summer, but I hurt my hand, so it will have to go as is. This is the only blower I've ever had. I used it a lot, last year.
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My first snowblower was given to me by my dad, it was an Atlas single stage, had an auger similar to those on 2-stage machines but it ran at ludicrous speed, the thing really threw the snow- might have pics of it if I look...

Dad bought in either '71 or '72, to clear the predicted 24" of snow, which ended up only being 20"-- I remember because I was cooking graveyard shift at Denny's while in school, and woke up at 10pm to dad blowing snow with the thing-- It survived a broken fence post which sheared the flywheel key along with the auger pin, and 3 railroad spikes at 3 different times later in life. I replaced it with the MTD 5/22 I have now (which just got replaced with my new Cub Cadet 26" 3-stage) back in 1995. The only reason I replaced it is because it wouldn't start. I gave it to a neighbor who figured out all it was, was bad gas, and I believe he's still using it!
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My first (and only) is a Honda HS720AA I just got a few weeks ago. Already used it three times and in some wet, heavy stuff. It works awesome. Soooo much better than shoveling. I motored on through two full Utah winters with only a shovel. Never again. LOL
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My first Personal snowblower is 2006 MTD gold 26" my father in law gave me. But my "first" snowblower I grew up using was an early 90s ariens 24".

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