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Frustrated no snow to try your new blower? I have a solution!

Are you frustrated there is no snow to try your new blower? Are you consumed with snowblowers? Has this become an obsession? Need your fix?

What about soliciting some of those white packing nuggets, spread them on your driveway or lawn, fire up your blower and go to town. Put your mind in Dreamland and pretend.

Past few years I had one working blower, sometimes! This year I have 13! Most for sale, waiting for that big snow that causes the stores to be sold out! Wishing, and hoping, and praying. That should have been a song.

Here in Central NJ we had two 4" snows.
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Isn't wet sawdust the preferred material??

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a chemical mask, like the ones in breaking bad episodes, and dry saw dust, and go to town. That will leave a nice rooster tale, lmao


We had wet snow couple weeks back. No calls for the blowers I had. Then it went to -20's C. (-4 for you guys down south), and out of the blue, I get a call. ''I'm interested in all you have'' the guy says. Had three working blowers. ''But I must be able to try them out before I buy them, can never be too careful'' he added. Even if I explained that the snow was frozen and I won't risk breaking my machines on a frozen snow bank, the guy didn't get it. So I went to town on one side of my driveway with a shovel, got that first 8'' of frozen packed crust out of the way and got some fluffy out and made a nice EOD style bank for him to go to town on.


Outcome, I sold all three right then and there.


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we had 17 feet of snow in January.

27 inches in last 2 days. a lot more at higher elevations.

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I had enough. I enjoy cleaning up but this year the storm timing has been awful, making it tough at times to juggle my property, day job and The Gilson Snowblower Shop.
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we had 17 feet of snow in January.

27 inches in last 2 days. a lot more at higher elevations.

testing the repairs I see, hehe

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we had 17 feet of snow in January.

27 inches in last 2 days. a lot more at higher elevations.
Have you considered moving to Hawaii, or southern Arizona? Way less snow

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Have you considered moving to Hawaii, or southern Arizona? Way less snow
I love the snow. was not complaining. bragging actually.

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Have you considered moving to Hawaii, or southern Arizona? Way less snow
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