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3" white powdery snow

Got 3" white fluffy snow here. Going to grab my Toro 521 and make a couple of passes. Don't feel like using the shovel today. How many of you feel that this is the reason we have these machines? I think 3" and above is a good reason to pull out a machine. That's why we have them
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Got 3" white fluffy snow here. Going to grab my Toro 521 and make a couple of passes. Don't feel like using the shovel today. How many of you feel that this is the reason we have these machines? I think 3" and above is a good reason to pull out a machine. That's why we have them
3" of powder today here as well
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as it's turning out the smaller machines are getting the nod here in Pa. this year. we've only had 1 of 2 heavy snows that required a big machine so far.

after spending the time getting them running, it's fun to get some seat time and use them, even in a small snow, to learn how each machine works.




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For 3 inches of white fluff, I just use the leaf blower.
Its faster and leaves the driveway cleaner than if I use the snow blower. Any more than that is too much for the leaf blower though.
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I push off snow from the amount of about 4" down. Anything over I just try to push off to the sides and then I would use the machine to throw what has built up on the sides. If not much as built up, it usually stays a shovel job.

It's quicker to push it off with a shovel then to use a machine.
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As I only have one machine (20 yr old Toro 7/24), it doubles as my small AND large machine.

Leaf blower will take care of this fluffy snow...
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I push off snow from the amount of about 4" down.
It's quicker to push it off with a shovel then to use a machine.
I dunno... I just did six sidewalks/driveways in about an hour. 3" powder. Used Ariens 522 ss. If I were shoveling I'm sure I 'd still be out there. Those ss blowers clear as fast as I can walk.

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2" of fluff here. Small property. Shovel (pushed like a plow) and broom.

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Me, just looking for any excuse to get either of the machines at either property out there earning their keep.

Very much overkill, but for 3" of it I'd just throw it on the highest "rapid traverse" and run it around.

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2" of fluff here. Small property. Shovel (pushed like a plow) and broom.
Same here in NW NJ. easy shovel, no fun though . Worst part is the steep icy driveway. I'm going to have to try out my chains I got for my boots when I got the snow blower chains .

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Played with my TB Storm 2410 today. Have to figure out a belt slipping issue in my Toro 521. Felt a little lazy so I used my machine. Made a few bucks today. Just need a bigger storm to play with now. 3" today and 7" last time are not enough. Need a big cleanup
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