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post #1 of 4 Old 02-02-2015, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone actually track snowblower reliability?

I posted this question in the "CR loves MTD" thread but it was erased and the thread locked. But for all those people who claim brand XXX is poorly built or Brand YYY will outlast brand XXX. Where is this info coming from? Is there any outfit that tracks long term reliability of snowblower brands? If there isn't then all this talk about better built etc is all crap. We have no way to determine what brand is breaking down the most/least why etc.. Further because of the nature of snowblower ownership (usually only one blower used part-time and for many years) its highly unlikely that these people so confidently disparaging other blowers have actually used other brands for any meaningful time.

I just want to throw that out there because there is a group of posters even a moderator on this website aggressively arguing for some snowblower brand hierarchy on this website at every opportunity. Coincidental, one of brands they deem "the most well built" is a sponsor of this website. I wish it would all stop. Snowblowers are rudimentary machines that are 95% the same, there is plenty of better things to talk about than orange v yellow v red etc.
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How would you do it. You would only know of people who have problems and then only during warranty periods. Once the warranty time is gone who would know?? Roger
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A good marker for brands is their years in operation and Ariens for one has been in operation for 75 years which not too many can say that.
But far from getting in a war words I don't think you will achieve anything with this kind of thread other than being blocked again so give it a rest.

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I will say it again, for the 3rd time in 24 hours..
no one is disparaging brands *for no reason* and without good cause..
all the opinions expressed here are based on research and actual experience.

I am going to lock this thread as well, because the very first post was written in a very rude and antagonistic tone, it can only go down hill from there, and it attacks other forum members for no good reason, and accuses them of doing things that they have never done.

Butkus, if you want to try again, asking a legit question about snowblower ratings, politely, keeping it on topic to snowblowers specifically, without being rude and attacking people, then feel free..but I wont accept the unwarranted and unnecessary attitude.

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