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Narrow Path 2 Stage Snow Blower

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Looking for recommendations for a 2 Stage Snow Blower that will cut a path NO GREATER than 21 inches. The paths between most of my raised garden beds is 22 inches . . . so have been looking for a 2 stage snow blower that will fit in between my raised bed walls.


Are there any 2 Stage Snow Blowers that you can recommend? Not looking for a Single Stage Snow Blower as the wheels are too small and I have to push too much to keep it moving and the paddles don't help that much . . . not interested in any electric Snow Blowers . . . just 2 Stage Gas Snow Blowers.


Any recommendations or suggestions?


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For 21 max inches you need to find an old toro 521. I think the smallest new machine out there is 22.

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Even the 521 will have skid shoes that will add an extra 3/4" width per side.


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What was nice with the older Honda's was the skid shoes were on the back of the auger housing, not the sides, so they didn't get in the way of tight spaces and doorways.
The HS622 was 2 stage, if you can find one, they haven't been available for a while. They were a tough little track driven machine.

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I'd love to see a quality 20-22 incher made available by a good brand name. I'd buy one.

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Looking for recommendations for a 2 Stage Snow Blower that will cut a path NO GREATER than 21 inches.
How about this 20" Sno-Tek: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Sno-Tek-...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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I love the Toro 521 size. Its heavy enough to push through heavier snow, but small enough to maneuver around. You'd have to measure to see if it would fit for you.

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Not looking for a Single Stage Snow Blower as the wheels are too small and I have to push too much to keep it moving and the paddles don't help that much . . . not interested in any electric Snow Blowers . . . just 2 Stage Gas Snow Blowers.
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Pretty specific niche.
What grows in the snow that needs a neat row cut?
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That machine looks like the exct fit for the OP. Built by Ariens with a good trans by the looks of it. Less than $500.

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Ariens Compact 20 is something that I have considered for my deck. Just like a big Ariens 2 stage, but only 20" wide. Pretty steep at $899 msrp.

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