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I have a Troy Bilt Storm 2410. I am looking for a secondary machine to use when there is not enough snow for the 2410 to be used. Any suggestions on what would be a good machine for when I have less then what I really need my storm 2410 for.
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I was thinking for when there is 3" of slushy wet snow or less than 6" of heavy snow to be moved.
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I really like the single stage machines (that clean to bare pavement) for those pesky little snow falls. I've had a couple 2 stroke TOROs and recently got an Ariens 4 stroke single stage.

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I have a Troy Bilt Storm 2410. I am looking for a secondary machine to use when there is not enough snow for the 2410 to be used. Any suggestions on what would be a good machine for when I have less then what I really need my storm 2410 for.
If you can find a Honda hs621 used you'll be very happy. Large engine for a single stage, and it's a commercial duty engine, so it should last a LONG time. The thing about having a secondary snowblower is that you don't want to feel like every time you use it that you are using an inferior snowblower. So don't get a tiny single stage that is so narrow that you'll be blowing snow forever, or so underpowered that you have to bring out your troy bilt to do the end of driveway plow pile. That's my two cents, and that is exactly what I personally do.

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how bout a snowshovel. when the snow is light my wife can have most of the driveway cleared before I even get the tractor gased up, started, and out there. and to be honest when there's only a few inches, a blower looks kind of silly being used. it's like, why bother ?




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if you are looking to get a used machine a toro 2450, 3650, areins 522, and the Honda hs620 should be on your shopping list

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if you are looking to get a used machine a toro 2450, 3650, areins 522, and the Honda hs620 should be on your shopping list
Do you mean Honda hs621?

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how bout a snowshovel. when the snow is light my wife can have most of the driveway cleared before I even get the tractor gased up, started, and out there. and to be honest when there's only a few inches, a blower looks kind of silly being used. it's like, why bother ?
Are you suggesting a powered snow shovel?

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Do you mean Honda hs621?
yes hs621

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Funny topic, the secondary snowblower, it can be defined mostly by location. For me , the primary is a large single stage that can handle all but the biggest storms, while the 2 stage is the backup that only comes out of the cave every 2 years or so. I feel foolish running a big machine into less than 8 inches of snow. As far as width of a machine, if i have to make a couple more passes no biggie, as long as the equipment functions well. Plus it's fun running a snowblower that i have less than a hundred bucks into vs the guy in the next house that spent $1000 for his.

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