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Troy-bilt or Husquvarna?

Hi All. I live in the NE. Have a 3 car garage circular driveway with 10' wide exit to the street (approx 20' long). We get snow in waves. I had 18" of powder last weekend. Wondering which (or whether) of these machines makes sense (if either). I am looking to spend $800ish.

Troy-bilt 2860 or Husq 254cc 27"? Or any other suggestions you guys have! Thanks for any insights!!
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Both the same to me, i like the metal shute and the controls\cables that come with it on the Husqvarna. Take my opinion with a grain of salt, i wouldnt buy new, i like used with Tecumseh engines.


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Do you think I could do with a 24" Ariens or Husq or do I need the 27" size? Seems like we get dumped on lately on the south shore!
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I would also take a look at the Toro 826.


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I would also take a look at the Toro 826.
+1 on the Toro. Good machines. But, if you're looking at those two I'd probably go with the Husqvarna.
Others may have different thoughts.

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I'd get this one. Don't have it, but have used it and it's a snow throwing gem in that price bracket, IMO.
I personally am with e.fisher and like the old Tec heavy weights, though.
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Troy-bilt or Husquvarna?

In this state, i wouldnt have anything smaller then 8hp...approx 270cc. Only because of the crap at he end of driveway thats heavy, wet, and full of salt. My 2 machines are a noma 10/29, and a cubcadet 24in that i repowerd from a chinese 5hp to a 8hp tecumseh.


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The Troy would be down the list and I have one. Works just fine and gets the job done but I'd sure grab a Toro if I could afford it. I like the Toro Powermax 724 jtclays suggested.

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If you are limited to the two you listed I would go with the Husqvarna.
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You can take it from the mtd owners. Explore other avenues, there are better options at that price point. A 24" machine doesn't seem too small for your driveway but a 26" would be better.

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