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post #1 of 5 Old 01-26-2020, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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I went to a local hardware store yesterday and they carry Dr snowblowers. I have to say they look very well built , very heavy . Only thing that looks like could use more metal on them were the runner's. I am sure that they will have bugs to work out being new to the market but I would rank it better built than mtd

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I think Field and Brush mowers have been their bread and butter for many years. You donít see or hear much when it comes to their snow blowers. I wonder if they make them or import them?
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As many brands, engines , as well as other parts, come from overseas Ö the final bolt twisted on probably gives any one of them the right to claim made or assembled in the USA.

The DR Brand has been around a long time. They would not still be around if it were not a quality product.

If I had to guess, I am sure many parts are coming from sources that other companies are resourcing from as well.
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I bought the DR Pro28 last November and I've been very happy with it. They are built in China for Dr, using the same Loncin engines found on Toro and other manufacturers. They use the same General Transmission "auto steer" differential found on Ariens and Toro. They have an industry leading 15" impeller versus the 12- 14" found on other brands. They come with two sets of skids, steel and poly. The auger gearbox is cast iron, although it is a split case design not a top loader like Ariens uses.To me they seemed to have the most features for the price point and I have no complaints with mine.
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Nice of them to give both steel and poly skids! I do concur they seem well built. Alas, I personally will avoid due to parts availability/network.
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