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Which blower should I get?

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I decided to start snow blowing residential properties this winter instead of plowing for another company. I have a few questions before I buy my first snow blower.

I saw an ariens 28 deluxe Model #ST28LE for $800. Are these the one with the real Briggs and Stratton motor or the Chinese clones? Is this good deal or is 800 too much? According to the post it has only been used 3 times. But the model is also discontinued. No headlight, no hand warmers, etc.

Also, from other reviews I have read ariens seem very reliable but I think the reviews are from homeowners doing their own driveway. Anyone use the ariens 28 deluxe for 40-50 houses at a time? Are they reliable for long long hours?

Is the 28 in small enough for 2 people to lift and put in a truck?

There is also the Ariens Professional ST32DLE for $2000. Is the extra power and 4 inches worth the extra cost? I live in Chicago area so we get a lot of snow.

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post pic's of the 2 blowers. you want the real briggs engine

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I take it that pro model is new???? me, myself and I would buy the 2000.00 one if it is brand new. two big guys could lift those machines into a truck. or 3 to 4 normal size people to do the lifting.

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personally I would get that 32model . see if they will take 1500 for it.

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What are your reasons for the $2000 one? More reliable? Real Briggs and Strat? They both seem to have the same amount of use.
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What are your reasons for the $2000 one? More reliable? Real Briggs and Strat? They both seem to have the same amount of use.
bigger engine larger frame for those CHICAGO BILIZARDS. I here so much about. looks like it has been taken care of better than the other one.

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If you are going to be doing this regularly I would get some ramps or a trailer. Lifting a blower up and down several times a day is going to get old quick. You might also want to invest in a single stage for the smaller snows. I think it will be a good idea to have at least 2 machines anyway if you are planning on having a lot of customers. If you have a second guy with you you can run both and get done twice as fast and if one breaks down on you you won't have a bunch of crabby customers wondering why their snow isn't cleared.

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