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What Brand Sells The Most?

Anyone have any idea of what the breakdown is for newish machines in North America?

After reading this forum for a bit I would think it might be Ariens first followed by Honda than maybe Cub or Husky.

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I dont know the numbers for North America, but in this area MTD brands thru big box stores out sell all others. Which include yardworks, Cub Cadet, Yard machine, to name a few, MTD machines are sold under many names. The appeal seems to be price and exposure. These brands are sitting around most hardware stores. Most people seem to buy them on impulse without much researhing. Toro would be number 2 with Husqvarna 3rd due to local dealer presence.
The majority of the used machines I see listed for sale are MTD.
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unfortunately, mtds are top sellers around here as well. mostly due to uninformed buyers and there everywhere nowadays
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unfortunately, mtds are top sellers around here as well. mostly due to uninformed buyers and there everywhere nowadays
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unfortunately, mtds are top sellers around here as well. mostly due to uninformed buyers and there everywhere nowadays
I agree that MTD is the largest snow blower supplier, but not because their buyers are uninformed. The fact is not everyone wants, needs, or is in position to afford more than an entry level two-stage snow blower.

Perhaps they don't have the clearing area to justify a more expensive machine, or maybe they don't care about more than basic features, or perhaps they'd rather spend their money on something else.

I have a Craftsman (MTD) snow blower, purchased in 2014 for under $600. It has a cheap plastic chute that doesn't catch ice like the expensive steel ones. I added DIY paddles and now my snow blower out throws my neighbor who was more informed so he bought an Ariens.
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Anyone have any idea of what the breakdown is for newish machines in North America?

After reading this forum for a bit I would think it might be Ariens first followed by Honda than maybe Cub or Husky.
every forum has a bias, you can't avoid it, it's just a way of life. Here it happens to be Ariens or Honda. No big deal just what it is, but I wouldn't say it's representative of the larger market. Or maybe it is. I don't know. Just saying, recognize the pros/cons of internet information, and accept it.

To answer your question, I think MTD seems to sell a lot. They are a decent machine for the money, not top end, but not total junk either. They work, I had one for nearly 20 years, and it ran perfectly and worked fine when I sold it this year, for $300. Got me through as much as 30 inches of snow. Wasn't easy, but it worked.

there's an ass for every seat, and money dictates volume.
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I agree that MTD is the largest snow blower supplier, but not because their buyers are uninformed. The fact is not everyone wants, needs, or is in position to afford more than an entry level two-stage snow blower.

Perhaps they don't have the clearing area to justify a more expensive machine, or maybe they don't care about more than basic features, or perhaps they'd rather spend their money on something else.

I have a Craftsman (MTD) snow blower, purchased in 2014 for under $600. It has a cheap plastic chute that doesn't catch ice like the expensive steel ones. I added DIY paddles and now my snow blower out throws my neighbor who was more informed so he bought an Ariens.
Excellent post. I had the same experience with my MTD, as I said. If not for the fact I have to do three houses, and three EOD situations, I'd still have it.
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i personally think that if buyers did their research better then people would be willing to spend a couple hundred more to get a significantly better quality machine. im not sayings ariens is the best you can buy, and i am not saying mtd is the worst you can buy, believe me you can do way worse. i just think that for a little bit more you can get something way better such as a toro powermax or a deluxe 24. i personally think its sad that most people are to lazy to do a half hour of research and make a wise well looked into purchase. i know if i was spending my hard earned money i would
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Kind of like peoples preference for Chevy, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Toyota......... They are all good snow blowers and cars and trucks.
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