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Not a Fan of SS machines, but always a Fan of Freebies....Carb Butterfly was Stuck. No Other Issues except it's a SS
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can't go wrong with free. while i am not a big fan of SS machines for moving lots of snow they are usually a lot better at cleaning right to the ground. power wise the older 2 stroke ones are always better. kind of miss my old one but it was old and falling apart when i sold it. definitely beats shoveling.

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Not a Fan of SS machines, but always a Fan of Freebies....Carb Butterfly was Stuck. No Other Issues except it's a SS
i have the same exact one. how much can you get for this in middle of winter. I got mine almost free and had the same problem. works great.

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I never thought I would like the SS, but after getting that model, I really like it. As mentioned, those are great on lesser snows, and getting down to the pavement. Great find.

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Very nice! The Toro 221 (139cc 2-stroke) that I got this winter was my first exposure to a good SS. I really like it so far. In little storms, it cleared everything in a fraction of the time that my 2-stage Ariens takes, it got down to pavement, and it was less tiring to use. We didn't get many storms, though, so I didn't get to figure out how much it can really handle. It definitely has its limits, of course, it struggled with the EOD during a wet-snow storm. I had to use the 2-stage to finish the EOD.

But when the snow is appropriate, it was nicer to use than the 2-stage, which I thought was pretty cool. I'd like to try a Toro 721, their ~212cc 4-stroke machine. Probably more torque than my 2-stroke style, maybe it could handle deeper snow. Too bad the layout of the machines (tilted, shrouded engines) doesn't really lend itself to easy engine swaps.

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Very nice! The Toro 221 (139cc 2-stroke) that I got this winter was my first exposure to a good SS. I really like it so far. In little storms, it cleared everything in a fraction of the time that my 2-stage Ariens takes, it got down to pavement, and it was less tiring to use. We didn't get many storms, though, so I didn't get to figure out how much it can really handle. It definitely has its limits, of course, it struggled with the EOD during a wet-snow storm. I had to use the 2-stage to finish the EOD.

But when the snow is appropriate, it was nicer to use than the 2-stage, which I thought was pretty cool. I'd like to try a Toro 721, their ~212cc 4-stroke machine. Probably more torque than my 2-stroke style, maybe it could handle deeper snow. Too bad the layout of the machines (tilted, shrouded engines) doesn't really lend itself to easy engine swaps.
This upcoming winter will be the first for me with a single stage. The curiosity factor finally got to me. I have this Toro and a Honda 520 and 621 that I can test. We have a small drive and have many snows in the 1-6 inch range. The Honda 624 and 80 are too big for these and I usually just push shovel these snows.

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Great machine. I'd personally never be without at least one each of SS and two stage. On light snows I can be done with three sidewalks and driveways... Clear down to bare pavement by the time I could do one with a two stage. But, SS machines have their limitations. Anything over 6-8" and it's time for something heavier.

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nice score jackmels, I've had a few ccr2000's and still have a ccr 3000 ( 5hp ). my favorites to use of the ones I have are my 521 and 2450E. we know how you like to flip machines but if you still have the 2000 when the snow flies give it a test run and see how you like it

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This upcoming winter will be the first for me with a single stage. The curiosity factor finally got to me. I have this Toro and a Honda 520 and 621 that I can test. We have a small drive and have many snows in the 1-6 inch range. The Honda 624 and 80 are too big for these and I usually just push shovel these snows.
These are most my flips are Toro and Honda Single stage machines.

Make sure they have good paddles on them. No gap between the rubber and pavement that makes a world of difference in the performance.

If the snow is light or average wetness I've done up to 12" pretty easy.

If it's very wet 6-8 inch is the max it becomes to hard to get through especially if it gets hard or crusty they just cant get through it.

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