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post #1 of 7 Old 02-08-2020, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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CCR2450 Toro vs Ariens 522

Any opinions which is the better, longer lasting machine- the Toro CCR2450 with R-TEK motor, vs the Ariens 522 with the Tecumseh Snowking ?
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Both are good machines. The Toro is much more popular, but I've owned the higher-end versions of both (Toro CCR3650 and the Ariens 722) and I like how you can control the chute "remotely" from the handlebars on the 3650 and the 722.

The 2450 doesn't have that feature. Some of the 522s have them, some do not.

Anyways... most of the reviews prefer the Toro, and according to this thread, CR rated the Toro much higher back in the day:

https://www.abbysguide.com/ope/discu...17369-0-1.html

For what it's worth, I sold the 3650 last season to a guy and ended up buying his Snow Commander later that season. I like the extra power from the Snow Commander, but it doesn't have the remote chute crank either!


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Thanks for your reply.... I have a Toro 726TE Powermax, and a big fan of the R-TEK engine . Never had a snow fall it could not handle. Considering getting a single stage for lighter snow occasions . I have no experience with the Tecumseh 2 cycle.
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I have a toro 2450e and keep a 3650e over at my mom's house. I've had the 2450e much longer. i don't mind reaching around to adjust the chute and find it to be much faster than turning the crank. the ariens single stage snowblowers are not that popular around here and harder to come by but I wouldn't pass up a 722 if I were in the market for another single stage

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I have an older about 15 years old CCR2450 toro with the R-TEK I used on an 80 foot double wide driveway till we moved very easy and light weight.Only issues seems to be the plastic carb that they used. Plenty of used on craigslist or facebook. Still using it at current house Also have older ariens 4/22 and snapper I422 two stage blowers
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I have the Toro 2450.

I did pick it over the Ariens 522 simply because, it has a better paddles design. Also r-tek engine is more popular.

The paddles on the Ariens 522 and 722 are fragile and cost $60 to replace. People had them cracked. Take a look at it and you will know why. I'm not going to pay $60 to replace them every few seasons. That is ridiculous. Yes, you do need to replace your paddles every few seasons whether or not they cracked.

Hand crank is the only thing that I like on the Ariens 522.

I do not prefer the toro 3650 over the toro 2450, or the ariens 722 over the ariens 522. Especially when they have different prices. They have the same performance. You can't tell the difference between them. Reving higher = more wear. It is mostly company bs advertising.

Once you get used the the Toro 2450 and know how to operate it properly. Manual chute is not a disadvantage. It is much faster than hand crank.
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I saw more Toro 2450/3650 in my area than Ariens 522/722.
I heard the Toro 2450/3650 are the best single-stage snowblowers, but not the Ariens 522.

It might not be so anymore, when you have newly made snowblowers. But for the price, nothing can beat them.
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