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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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I love my 1027LE, rebuilding a ST11526 PRO that will replace the old girl but it is a workhorse none the less

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Yes it's fun to blow snow, but it's too early for the fun to start. After a month or two I curse the snow. LOL

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If I could stand the long dark days I would live in Alaska... I purposely chose a local with huge annual snowfall. I plow it, I blow, I try to save shovelling to get the snowmobile unstuck the day after the storm.

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Yes it's fun to blow snow, but it's too early for the fun to start. After a month or two I curse the snow. LOL

Too early? we are nearly a full month into winter already. Winter is 20% over already.. One month down, four to go.


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Too early? we are nearly a full month into winter already. Winter is 20% over already.. One month down, four to go.


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From your neighbor just east of you, it’s too early!!!

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Brent, glad you are able to enjoy the season with some real snow.

Yeah, I learned the hard way that a 208cc engine doesn't belong on a snow thrower.
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Yeah, I learned the hard way that a 208cc engine doesn't belong on a snow thrower.
I want a V8 blower. Now that would be fun, with straight pipes to wake the neighbors up at 3AM.

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No winter here!!!! Stop rubbing it in.
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