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post #1 of 19 Old 09-11-2014, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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Help choosing Snow Blower

Hi
I am trying to choose a new snow blower and it is not that easy!
I live on the east coast of Canada so we often get substantial snow.
So I am in need of a premium machine.
I have it down to 3, in order
  1. New Husqvarna ST327
  2. Ariens Deluxe 28+
  3. Cub Cadet 3X 28HD
They seem to be good but I have issues with all of them
#1 There seems to be no love on this forum for Husqvarna, makes me concerned that it may not be up to task. Although the new machines look good
#2 My only concern about the Ariens is the steering, my drive is not very even
#3 The Cub Cadet seems to be of lower build quality and the 3 stage unproven, but I have a really good dealer nearby

My current blower is a Honda HS724 so I like the idea of the Hydrostatic in the Husqvarna.
Any help would be appreciated
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Hi,

I just read your post and wondering why you are getting rid of your Honda HS724? I just ordered one and hoping I did not make a bad decision. Good luck with your search.
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The Honda is excellent but it does not have a high enough intake for the storms that we have here.
I am close to the ocean and last year it could not keep up!
A 'normal' snow fall was fine, but too small for the storms.(20"+)
I have a couple of friends who have the Honda's and they both love them.
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"My current blower is a Honda HS724 so I like the idea of the Hydrostatic..."

"The Honda is excellent..."

"I have a couple of friends who have the Honda's and they both love them."

Um. Why not just get bigger Honda?
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"My current blower is a Honda HS724 so I like the idea of the Hydrostatic..."

"The Honda is excellent..."

"I have a couple of friends who have the Honda's and they both love them."

Um. Why not just get bigger Honda?
2 reasons
My budget is <$2000 and I want to buy new
Also I personally don't like tracks
Thanks for your comments
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HS928WA is about $2,350. You could sell your HS724 to offset that price.

I was very near ready to pull the trigger on an Ariens Deluxe 28+ but then decided to go all out and purchase a new HS928. From the 3 you listed, that would be my choice.

Will going from a 24" to a 27"-28" make that big of a difference?

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I am just going off the neighbors. They both have Commercial Cub Cadets and they had a much easier time than I did.
I am not to bothered about the width so much as housing height.
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I hear ya. I just sold an Ariens 5520. It wasn't the 20" width or even the 5.5HP Tecumseh. It was the 16" height that killed me last winter!
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out of those 3 I would have to go with the ARIENS..

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KnightofNI,

Thanks for your response. I live outside Detroit and we typically don't get 20"+; usually about 12" max in a storm; thank goodness. Good luck with your new purchase. I am thinking the HS724 WA I am getting may be overkill in my area but I'll appreciate when the plow goes by and throws the snow in my approach with ice. Hopefully a one time purchase.
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