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Husky, what's your opinions

Getting a pretty good bonus this year and although id rather not go new due to being cheap lol, I've been keeping an eye out for snow blowers for sale, every so often I see a husky and I have not seen much bad about them at all. Good options and they seem like good quality, May go for I think it's a 27" but may be 28" I can't remember, A little bigger than I need but I'd Rather have too much than not enough. So what are your thoughts on husky, Still watching for ariens too but I kind of like the husky. So let me know, bonus and taxes are on the way lol

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Me personally,I'd look for a Ariens

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I'm a "majority" type of guy myself, and it sounds like Ariens, and Toro would be my go-to blowers. I'm not saying Husky is bad or anything, but I definitely don't hear about them as often. I don't even see them at stores as often as the others.

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What model Husqvarna are you looking at?
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I had an Ariens Compact 524 for 14 years. Worked great for years with basic maintenance- change oil seasonally or as needed during the heavy snow years. take gas out and grease zergs and auger gear. I had to replace the friction disc as a wear item after ten years and flipped the skids after 12 years.

I sold it last week and shifted to a Honda HSS928 tracked. I've wanted a larger machine, and finally just pulled the trigger.

Can't go wrong with an Ariens - Honda makes a great machine - we'll find out here in a day or so =).

If you're waiting for a sale - try and see if you can get a big box store to price match a local dealer having a sale. I got luck and had a local dealer having a sale in October, and the orange box store price matched and took 10% off. Then they had the open a credit card and take another 10% off. that was 14 years ago - can't hurt to try, not sure if they'll do the double promotion...
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Very good suggestions so far, As for model I'd like to find a 2014 or newer, Would love to find a ST227P but new and used at the same time is hard to come by lol and not sure I could justify the price of new at this time, little bit of a tighter budget. But I'll spend a bit, I'm thinking I could swing $700 max but depending on what I can get for some older equipment will help pay for the new. I'll be selling my 10hp wood chipper once I finish clearing the yard so that will help the budget some.
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When you ask Husky, do you mean Husqvarna or Huskee (Tractor Supply)?
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I'm a "majority" type of guy myself, and it sounds like Ariens, and Toro would be my go-to blowers. I'm not saying Husky is bad or anything, but I definitely don't hear about them as often. I don't even see them at stores as often as the others.
Around here (south of Ottawa) Husqvarna is all over the place. Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Lowes, BMR, Home Hardware all carry them.

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This is my 2nd winter using a ST 224P and I like it a lot for its price I am impressed with it I did a review on it.

https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...a-st-224p.html

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When you ask Husky, do you mean Husqvarna or Huskee (Tractor Supply)?
Husqvarna, I didn't even know the other existed
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Around here (south of Ottawa) Husqvarna is all over the place. Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Lowes, BMR, Home Hardware all carry them. They look nice, but since they are all made by MTD, I would go with something in good shape and is easily fixed/serviced.
NOT made by MTD

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