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Honda,Yamaha or Husqvarna

Hi I'm new here and new to snow blowers. I've got a 70 ft gravel drive way and have always used a push scoop shovel to clean my driveway. I'm looking at a few different models.

Honda HS928WAS
Yamaha YT624EJ
Husqvarna 1827EXLT

I'm not brand bias or loyal just want a good and dependable machine that can get can the job done.
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hello frosty, welcome to SBF!! how about altering that list some
Honda
Yamaha
ariens
toro

current machines
1-toro2450E-38419. 1-toro3000E-38435. 1-toro 3650E-38445
2-toro 521E-38052. 1-toro xl824pt 38086
1-.............,TORO XL 624ps..............
1-............, TORO XL 824ps..............
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What ever brand/model you decide, make darn sure that you think about extra large bucket skids. The last thing you want to do is to find your driveway in your yard. And frankly, with the amount of money that you appear to be willing to spend on this machine, I don't think that you would want all the rock, damaging it.

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MTD....2 stage(modern 8.5 HP) not my favorite
Honda HS622 TA-B - acquired at an auction- nice machine for it's size.
Toro S-140- Picked it up on trash day... it runs, sort of.
Yamaha YS 240 TB "Ricky" latest Craigslist find- on the bench now.
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hello frosty, welcome to SBF!! how about altering that list some
Honda
Yamaha
ariens
toro
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So I'm assuming you arranged my list from best to worst and removed husqvarna.
I added Husqvarna just because a local dealer just down the road from me sells them and I can buy a Ariens at our local Home Depot.
My first choices would be Honda or Yamaha.
Just wasn't sure on this new Yamaha model or older models but the new one looks nice.
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What ever brand/model you decide, make darn sure that you think about extra large bucket skids. The last thing you want to do is to find your driveway in your yard. And frankly, with the amount of money that you appear to be willing to spend on this machine, I don't think that you would want all the rock, damaging it.

Things to consider.
Thanks for the advice and I don't mind leaving an inch or so of snow behind as long at it removes what I don't want to shovel or scoop.
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Most of us Americans haven't had much experience with Yamaha snowblowers since they aren't sold in the US (to my knowledge) I have seen some older ones and I've been quite impressed. There's a reason Yamaha and Honda dominate the world snowblower market, the motors are so very dependable, and you can't beat good hydrostatic transmission!

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Honda HS928
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So I'm assuming you arranged my list from best to worst and removed husqvarna.
I added Husqvarna just because a local dealer just down the road from me sells them and I can buy a Ariens at our local Home Depot.
My first choices would be Honda or Yamaha.
Just wasn't sure on this new Yamaha model or older models but the new one looks nice.
not at all, I thought you were more interested in the Honda and Yamaha. toro is high on my list and so is ariens. Honda and Yamaha would follow after them

current machines
1-toro2450E-38419. 1-toro3000E-38435. 1-toro 3650E-38445
2-toro 521E-38052. 1-toro xl824pt 38086
1-.............,TORO XL 624ps..............
1-............, TORO XL 824ps..............
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ALOHA to the forms.. I would look for a older TORO.:co ol:

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Here's another thought, will you be doing your own maintenance in the future, after the warranty runs out?

If so, the non-hydro units are mechanically simpler to work on. I can't really say that one setup is better or more reliable, just simpler. Along that same thought, parts sourcing, is there a dealer nearby or is the brand supported on the web.

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MTD....2 stage(modern 8.5 HP) not my favorite
Honda HS622 TA-B - acquired at an auction- nice machine for it's size.
Toro S-140- Picked it up on trash day... it runs, sort of.
Yamaha YS 240 TB "Ricky" latest Craigslist find- on the bench now.
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Some talk about the new Husqvarna's I stumbled across.
Husqvarna Introduces a Complete New Line Of Snow Blowers! - MovingSnow.com
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