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Finally Got To Use the 28 Pro

Bought it in Nov. (Pictures are here somewhere) but was living down in the Southeast corner of the state (Mich) with no snow. But Monday we pulled into the cottage in Naubinway with plenty of work to do. In the neighborhood of 14 to 16 inches in the flat open areas but drifts were everywhere and up to 3-31/2 ft. It went through everything without skipping a beat. Auto turn is awesome as is the hydro drive. And I’m a big fan of EFI and wasn’t disappointed.

There was 21/2 to 3 ft on the deck, half of it from the wind stripping it from the roof and depositing it on the deck. The bottom inch was frozen to the deck but the upper was hard pack, the kind youCan cut into squares and can make igloos with. No way did I want to shovel it and since I couldn’t get the 28 up there I went out and bought a 21 pro single stage. I loosened the snow along the inside edge and then blew it off the deck repeating it in 4 foot sections. That little sucker chewed up the hard pack and tossed it 35 feet or more. I’m impressed.
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Congrat's !!!! Wish we'd get something like that soon so I can get to use mine. The single stage looks like it worked great. I'm impressed with that Pro single stage. My brother n law is a commercial user and he swears by those Pro single stage blowers. Says he uses them more than the bigger machine's.
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Great, now I need/want a Pro 21 for my deck... :-)

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Good report on the Pro! The small single stagers also work well on lesser pitched roofs for snow removal. Most contractors around here who clear roofs have one in their arsenal.
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@Mark,

If I had a deck like that, I would definitely be using a single stage. Nice unit you have there.

My back deck is roofed, and screened in all around from floor to ceiling. I do all my snow blowing with my 2 stage machines.

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Bought it in Nov. (Pictures are here somewhere) but was living down in the Southeast corner of the state (Mich) with no snow. But Monday we pulled into the cottage in Naubinway with plenty of work to do. In the neighborhood of 14 to 16 inches in the flat open areas but drifts were everywhere and up to 3-31/2 ft. It went through everything without skipping a beat. Auto turn is awesome as is the hydro drive. And Iím a big fan of EFI and wasnít disappointed.

There was 21/2 to 3 ft on the deck, half of it from the wind stripping it from the roof and depositing it on the deck. The bottom inch was frozen to the deck but the upper was hard pack, the kind youCan cut into squares and can make igloos with. No way did I want to shovel it and since I couldnít get the 28 up there I went out and bought a 21 pro single stage. I loosened the snow along the inside edge and then blew it off the deck repeating it in 4 foot sections. That little sucker chewed up the hard pack and tossed it 35 feet or more. Iím impressed.
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Good report on the Pro! The small single stagers also work well on lesser pitched roofs for snow removal. Most contractors around here who clear roofs have one in their arsenal.

We're sitting right on the lake so the wind keeps the roof on the house brushed pretty well. Lands on the deck and the walk up to to it. The garage is a metal roof and sheds when it gets 6 or 8 inches on it. And it puts it right in front of the garage doors. Clearing that was a major PITA. Unlike the deck I had to chop it up with an axe and then use a scraper to free the bottom 1/2" of icy stuff from the concrete before I could send it into the woods.


All day job for this old man.
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Just came across this video just posted on YouTube with the 28" Ariens RapidTrak Pro going thru 18 to 22+ inches of snow. That motor isn't bogging down. Can't go super fast, but I wouldn't expect to running through up to two feet of snow. Looks like it's throwing snow high and far. Enjoy !!!


https://youtu.be/1MPybBAjWPA

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