Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Ridgway Colorado
Loving this Ariens blower!
So I took on the project of bailing out a young southern California transplant... His folks have a spectacular place in the mountains near Ouray Colorado. Baptism of snow yesterday! We had 16-18 inches and he has never run a snowblower. They have a new Husky st224, which is WAY to small for this project. I helped build the project and it is two homes separated by a 5000 sq ft stamped and dyed concrete drive. It is a BIG area to snowblow but that is the choice to keep the expensive concrete looking nice.
Since time was and issue, I showed the young man the ropes and gave him a section to blow. I unloaded the 1027 and I was astonished how much better my machine worked. The 10 yr old Ariens has lofting yesterdays snow twice as far as the Husky and I easily out worked him 2 to 1 on area. Age and experience helped but the blower was awesome, never bogging down and moving tons of snow!
I also had a mile of road to plow in and out of the subdivision on the side of a mountain. My clients called and asked if I was having fun, YES was the answer. They have cameras on the homes and like to watch reality TV I guess... LOL
The moral for me was get a big engine blower and that newer is not always better. This was at 8000 feet and I remain very impressed with the power my machine had. The 208cc Husky seems really under powered by comparison.
I missed the opportunity to get pics, just trying to get the work done! The pic is part of the road coming in.
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