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Single Stage, second blower?

Updated my 2 stage blower to a new Ariens last year, great machine btw.

I was toying with the idea of getting a single stage unit as well for those little pesky 3" snowfalls last year, nothing came of it.

Fast forward to this fall, Im having the same thought. So do I pick an Areins single stage or something else?
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This is my personal opinion only but I feel that Toro has the best ss blowers.

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I say go for it, I've been meaning to for years but not never saw it through.
You can't go wrong with Ariens, Toro, or Honda single stage

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I say, Honda, Toro, Ariens.

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Yeah, any of those 3 should maybe last as long as my Craftsman single stage.

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I picked up an Ariens Path Pro spring of 2014. I used that little rig more than I did my 2 stage last season.

If you have the funds to pull it off, I say go for it. Money well spent, plus other members of the household might use it, being it is not so intimidating.

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No real experience with Ariens SS, but I can tell you that both Honda and Toro make high quality SS blowers that perform exceptionally well in light snowfall conditions.

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I have a cheap Murray built Craftsman that I pulled out of the garbage and used that more last year than my bigger Ariens.

Please direct all snow blower questions to the forums and not to me with PMs.
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the little mtd and murray 2 stroke ones are great to use as beaters, usually i can get them for under 10 bucks and run them in to the ground for what they cost and what there worth(about 50 here, nobody wants the 2 strokes ones anymore everybody wants the 4 stroke ones). good long lasting ss blowers include honda models and older toro ccr models with the suzukis that just run forever
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Who made my 19 yr old , 2 stroke John Deere? Still runs like a champ, just put a new belt on it last year.
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