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Is 350 lbs a heavy blower?

if my research is right, a husqvarna 1330SB-XLSb i came across at our town dump is about 350 lbs. i believe it has a 30" bucket, 13 hp motor, hydrostatic drive, etc. much bigger than my ariens st724 which i believe weighs 165 lbs.

apparently was a pro model. would a residential person bother with such a big blower? must be hard to maneuver, etc. would have taken it home just to check it out, but my hitch carrier interior dimensions are about 25 inches wide.

i does have fuel in it, almost started on my second pull.

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if my research is right, a husqvarna 1330SB-XLSb i came across at our town dump is about 350 lbs. i believe it has a 30" bucket, 13 hp motor, hydrostatic drive, etc. much bigger than my ariens st724 which i believe weighs 165 lbs.

apparently was a pro model. would a residential person bother with such a big blower?

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Yes they would. Get it home ASAP!!

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Free is always a win win scenario.

And yes, 350 lbs is a heavy machine for sure, but if someone has a real long driveway that they don't plow, it would certainly work for them.
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well, i did strip the wheels off it. spend ten minutes cleaning them up (see below). the town dump (transfer station actually) was closed today and won't officially open until saturday. i did "sneak" in today to see it briefly. a couple of the control knobs are missing, the plastic shovel gone, the little tool box empty, the scraper bar detached. i don't recall if that was how it was, or if the vultures got to it a little. i did grab the recoil and gave it a couple of tugs. almost started up. gas in the tank.
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It's definitely a heavy blower, but in line with other pro grade stuff of that size. Out of the box, my Ariens Pro 28 is 330-something lbs IIRC. Once I did the battery start conversion and such, the total weight comes in somewhere around 370 or 380 lbs. Definitely a heavy beast to maneuver, but not bad once you get used to it.
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Free is always a win win scenario.

And yes, 350 lbs is a heavy machine for sure, but if someone has a real long driveway that they don't plow, it would certainly work for them.
free is relative, of course. have to rent a trailer to pick it up, maybe rent again to bring back. it needs indoor or outdoor space. being that it is winter, might not even get to it until spring.

i called a dealer. has the sealed hydrostatic transmission rather than friction disc, so don't know if those and other bells and whistles are going to be issues. dealer said comparable one in 2019 is a 430 model, retailing for about $2500.
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If the rest of the bucket looks like the pic.....theres an easy $100. tires and rims, maybe another $50. could be an easy $500 worth of parts sitting there.

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i have parted out stuff in life before, but it is work. have to store all the parts, determine if they are good, research and advertise, arrange shipping, etc.

if trying to bring back as a working unit, could be a few hundred, then need to find a buyer.
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