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Deluxe 28 SHO

Anyone have this model, am between this or the Platinum 24 but am concerned that might be a bit small for my 3 to 1 width driveway. Overall it seems right from a feature standpoint (would have to add the hand warmers) but not sure I like the drill style chute control.

Any thoughts appreciated.

this is like my driveway only way longer
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What is your time worth?

A bigger walk behind snowcaster will cut wider and have more power
to move quicker in thinner snow pack and you will never lack power in deep
snowpack when it comes.

The other thing is a wider more powerful walk behind will also let you clear faster when
taking half cuts.

If you have a long drive a snow cab would be worth investing in to let you work in high winds.

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For the price of a 28SHO you might even be able to get a Deluxe-30 which will be better suited for that long and wide of a driveway, otherwise the 28SHO is awesome. And the Drill style chute control is tried and true, there is nothing wrong with it and it works GREAT.
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For the price of a 28SHO you might even be able to get a Deluxe-30 which will be better suited for that long and wide of a driveway, otherwise the 28SHO is awesome. And the Drill style chute control is tried and true, there is nothing wrong with it and it works GREAT.
I like the 30 but this thing keeps getting bigger and more expensive the more I look, really trying to not dedicate a complete garage space to whatever I go with
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Both excellent machines that will get the job done. How often do you have to deal with snow, do you live in a snowbelt town? Things you should consider, if using it more often go wider to save time which will add up more if you're using it constantly. I am not that tall just under 5'9" and shrinking as we get older..

That being said I was not a fan of reaching over the dash to turn the ice drill chute control. As another member said it is tried and true and will prove more dependable long-term, doesn't need adjustment. It will slow you down a bit where the Quick-Turn chute Works quickly when working saving you time. Unless you get a lot of snow let's say at least 80-100+ inches per year the time savings of a larger machine may be insignificant if you're not out there clearing too often. If you live in an area that gets a lot of snow I would suggest an Ariens Pro 28 a high capacity very heavy duty machine with a large gas tank that you won't have to refill to get the job done. Hope this makes sense. Good luck on your search and keep us posted.

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24" would be too small of a machine for that driveway, chief. Look for something wider than 28", my driveway is only 2 cars wide and 3 car lengths long and even I thought 24" wasnt wide enough or didnt realize till I got rid of the 24" wide honda and replaced it with a 32".
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If your dead set on a 28sho or platinum 24 my vote goes to the 24. With the bigger motor to smaller bucket size you can use the full 24" at a faster speed and not bog down. So you may find you get done quicker than with the 28 sho. Less space to store also. The new quick stick is a lot better than the old one was.

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That drive needs a 32 inch blower. It's pretty big.
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My driveway is bigger than that, and im totally fine with a 24".

yes, a 28" will clear faster than a 24", and a 32" faster still..
but very people literally "need" a 28" or 32" bucket.

The difference between 24" and 28" is four inches per pass..
For a single-lane 10-foot wide driveway, the 24" will require 5 passes.
the 28" will require..5 passes!
you only get to 4 passes with the 30" bucket.

But..how long does that one extra pass take? 2 minutes?
yes, its technically faster, but my point is: for most people, the added speed is irrelevant and makes no real difference..

Unless the difference between taking 30 minutes to clear your driveway versus 35 or 40 minutes is *really* genuinely important, then the bucket widths are pretty meaningless..

It matters to commercial snow clearing companys, where time is literally money,
and it matters to people with *really* large driveways, (and IMO, Bozaks driveway isnt very large at all), but for 95% of homeowners, it doesnt really matter that much..
if you can afford to take the extra 5, 10, 15 minutes, the 24" is totally fine..

IMO, garage space is more important than driveway size, in this case, when making the snowblower size decision.

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That drive needs a 32 inch blower. It's pretty big.
I will try to post a photo of my driveway, mine is way smaller than that, about 60 ft long and then goes into a 3 car.
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