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Recommendation for 20'W x 40'L Driveway (Denver)

Hi:

I'm looking to buy a new snow blower for my 20'W x 40'L 2-Car Driveway.

We live in the Denver Metro Area...not in the Mountains were they get some very serious snow.

I believe I have narrowed my choices to the following in the $600 - $700 range:
  • Craftsman 24in. 208cc Model# 88173
  • Sno-Tek 24in. 208cc Model# 920402
  • * feel free to suggest another option if you like
I want something that can not only handle the driveway / sidewalk, but because I live on a Emergency Snow Route Street...the plows leave a nice berm in the street in-front of the driveway that I would like to be able to tackle before it gets out of hand.
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These are similar to the snowblower I have been using on a similar sized driveway and either one should do the job just fine. It is just necessary to slow down a little bit at the end of the driveway. I like the looks of the auger gear case setup on the Sno Tek better than the Craftsman though.
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Welcome to the forum.

If those are your choices you'll want to choose the Ariens. More bang for your buck.
If you're handy you may want to check local craigslist for a good used blower.

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Welcome to the forum.

If those are your choices you'll want to choose the Ariens. More bang for your buck.
If you're handy you may want to check local craigslist for a good used blower.
Thanks Joe!

Me handy...I don't think so. :-)

Do you have any other suggestions in this price range?

Mitch

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These are similar to the snowblower I have been using on a similar sized driveway and either one should do the job just fine. It is just necessary to slow down a little bit at the end of the driveway. I like the looks of the auger gear case setup on the Sno Tek better than the Craftsman though.
Thanks for the info...I'll remember to put it in 1st gear.

I'll take a look at the auger gear case...anything in particular.

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Hi:

I'm looking to buy a new snow blower for my 20'W x 40'L 2-Car Driveway.

We live in the Denver Metro Area...not in the Mountains were they get some very serious snow.

I believe I have narrowed my choices to the following in the $600 - $700 range:
  • Craftsman 24in. 208cc Model# 88173
  • Sno-Tek 24in. 208cc Model# 920402
  • * feel free to suggest another option if you like
I want something that can not only handle the driveway / sidewalk, but because I live on a Emergency Snow Route Street...the plows leave a nice berm in the street in-front of the



driveway that I would like to be able to tackle before it gets out of hand.
Here ya go... SNOWBLOWER
Built by Ariens

Joe
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Ariens 921001
Toro 38074- sold
Toro CCR 3650E-sold
Toro 5/21 sold
Ariens 5/22 ss
Ariens Sno Tek 7/24 sold.
Old green plastic snow shovel... Sent.to shovel Heaven
Old quarry shovel for ice.
New.green shovel
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Here ya go... SNOWBLOWER
Built by Ariens
Thanks for checking Craigslist for me, but I meant a different NEW suggestion.

I don't like to buy used equipment.
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I'm in Castle Rock so we see a bit more snow then the metro area. I have a Honda HS 1332 for about the same size drive. I also like to keep the street side walk area cleared in front of my yard which equates to about 100X12' area.

I'm sure you could find something smaller/cheaper to do the trick, but being a big fan of Honda power equipment I chose this and am very satisfied. Nothing better than throwing the snow 50+ in the air!
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I'm in Castle Rock so we see a bit more snow then the metro area. I have a Honda HS 1332 for about the same size drive. I also like to keep the street side walk area cleared in front of my yard which equates to about 100X12' area.

I'm sure you could find something smaller/cheaper to do the trick, but being a big fan of Honda power equipment I chose this and am very satisfied. Nothing better than throwing the snow 50+ in the air!
If I spent $3200 on a snow blower I would soon be moving in with you and we could both plow through your neighborhood.
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Have you considered a single stage unit, such as the Honda 720 or Ariens Path Pro?

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