Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Lowell area, MA
Cool, enjoy it!
I have a 221 (2-stroke 139cc, 21"), I was very happy with my limited chances to use it this winter. It did seem to have a bit of a sweet spot, of course. It was awesome with the 3" fluffy storms, it cleared as fast as I could walk. I like the Quick Shoot control.
But when we had 7" of wet heavy stuff, I had to slow down some (especially where previously-thrown snow had landed), and it struggled with the packed EOD from the plows. I had to go back that night and clear the EOD with the 2-stage.
I'm curious how it will do next year, I'm hoping for more chances to use it in decent (6+") storms. With the right snow, it's awesome. Cleared right down to pavement (even when we'd driven over the snow), and did it quickly, while also being easy to maneuver. I really like the idea of a good-performing single-stage, if space permits. Finding a good deal on a 721 (preferably with Quick Shoot) would be very nice.
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Toro Power Clear 221QR
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