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Do you guys really use all your blowers

I've seen some of you guys with pics of three, four, five blowers in your garage, or a list of them on your little signature thing on the bottom of your posts, but really do you use them all, or is that you tell the wife to justify your snow blower hording?
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As long as the wife is fine with it, its just a fun hobby!
I now have four snowblowers:

1. 1971 Ariens, the main working machine.
2. another 1971 Ariens, the backup to the main machine.
3. a 1962 "first series" Ariens that was given to me.
4. a non-running 1961 Snowbird, that I bought for four reasons:

It was only $25.
I wanted a Snowbird.
Its cool and unusual.
I would like to try to restore it, or at least get it running, "just because"..

so yeah, I really only need one! two really, because I do want a backup
in case the original fails when its needed most.
and the other two are "just for fun"..

As long as you have the space, money, time, and wife approval, its all good!
I have always had the wife approval, but im currently low on the other three points..but they will replenish eventually, to some degree at least.

This isnt my photo, but this could easily be me! and it might be, someday:




perhaps not to that extreme..but if I collected everything I was interested in, I would have about six snowblowers, four garden tractors, one full-size Farmall H tractor, a 1929 Ford Model A, a 1965 Mustang Fastback, and a 1969 Mustang fastback.
not realistic! especially right now (lacking space, money and time)..and its unlikely I will ever own ALL those things.. but we can dream..(I'll consider myself lucky if I can someday own *one* classic car, let alone three..)

so yeah, eventually, "using them all" is no longer the point!
most hobbies dont make logical sense..which is also not the point.

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I have 1 so yes I use it.

I ran across a Ford riding mower this summer and I almost bought it. It was in great shape and very cool looking, I really wanted it. My only hold back was I wouldn't use it, and I dont have the room to just store it. So I ended up passing...

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the 3650E stays at my mom's so i don't have to take a snowblower with me each time i go. i usually use three machines at home depending on the snow, this winter its been the 3000E, 521E, and if we get enough snow i'll try the powershift. i have no plan to use the craftsman, 2450E, or the 826. the 521r is at a very good friends house, he's been using it for two winters now but its comming home soon

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I would use mine if it would snow...

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I can honestly say I had in excess of 35 snowblowers in the last 30+ years. came-gone-came, ect, ect. It is a obsession once you start. couple years ago I broke the cycle somewhat due to limited space and time. It really can be a addiction once you take one from the dead to a real place in the working class for blowers. Chainsaws can be the same way. I was up too 4-6 at a time and I never burned wood except my first year here in this house (1983)- And early years were cars and snowmobiles..But back to blowers- They are cheap (used anyway) fun and a real + in big storms.
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If "use" means taking them apart & putting them back together...

...than Lil' Red & Big Red got a lot of "use" this winter


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SR is the main one that I use. because it is loud and it drives some of my neighbors up a wall. JR. only comes out if we get THE BOMB dropped on us here. but this winter all I have used is THE NEW BABY TORO.

Long LIVE THE POWERSHIFT!! MAY IT NEVER RUST IN PEACE!!
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I've got two machines.Big Red - 2008 Troy Bilt Storm 2410, Little Red - 1986 Toro 521. Both repowered and both will be used when we get the first storm here
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