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Snowblower to many choices

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I'm new in the forum and have been using the search function without any luck.
I live in Sweden, scandinavia and are looking for a good snowblower in little bigger size. Well, not a american size but a big in Sweden size. Snowblower are more expensive here but I can get hold of most brands.
Our winter is almost over and I looking for a after winter deal.
We can get up to 1,5-2 meter snow but most 1 meter that stays on the ground.

I can get
Honda Yamaha ariens toro husqvarna mtd park and garden stiga and some more and also some cheap china copies.

I want a 68 cm and over that wide one with no less the 9hp power.

Honda and Yamaha is almost out of question at least for new ones for the prices. We have some better used I can buy.

Toro and ariens is less expensive.

Husqvarna is more cost effective for what you get and there some more of them.

I thinking of getting a used with guarantee or a new one.

If I get a used one which should I look for? And how old?
I can almost get a 3-4 year old Yamaha or Honda for the same price as a new husqvarna.

Parts and service is a no problem for any brand.

Been looking at the new husqvarna. We have little different sizes, number that US have.

Wheeldriven
ST 268EP
Arbetsprincip 2-steg
Wide 68 cm
Height 58,5 cm
Inmatningsskruvens diameter 30,5 cm / 12 "
Snöskruv diameter 12 tum
Motor
Motortillverkare Briggs & Stratton
Typ av motor Snow Series MAX
Motornamn 1450 Series
Cylindervolym, cm³ 305 cm³
Nettoeffekt vid förinställt varvtal, rpm, kW 7,1 kW @ 3600 v/min


ST 276EP
Kapacitet
Arbetsprincip 2-steg
Arbetsbredd 76 cm
Öppningshöjd 58,5 cm
Inmatningsskruvens diameter 30,5 cm / 12 "
Drivsystem
Växlar framåt 6
Växlar bakåt 2

Then we also have two bigger track drive versions
Specifikationer för ST 276EPT
Kapacitet
Arbetsprincip 2-steg
Arbetsbredd 76 cm
Öppningshöjd 58,5 cm
Inmatningsskruvens diameter 30,5 cm / 12 "
Snöskruv diameter 12 tum
Motor
Motortillverkare Briggs & Stratton
Typ av motor Snow Series MAX
Motornamn 1650 Series
Cylindervolym, cm³ 342 cm³
Nettoeffekt vid förinställt varvtal, rpm, kW 7,3 kW @ 3600 v/min

Specifikationer för ST 268EPT
Kapacitet
Arbetsprincip 2-steg
Arbetsbredd 68 cm
Öppningshöjd 58,5 cm
Inmatningsskruvens diameter 30,5 cm / 12 "
Motor
Motortillverkare Briggs & Stratton
Typ av motor Snow Series MAX
Motornamn 1450 Series
Cylindervolym, cm³ 305 cm³
Nettoeffekt vid förinställt varvtal, rpm, kW 7,1 kW @ 3600 v/min

You have the 330 in US but we don't here in Sweden.

Well it's a delicate problem but my questions is that are husqvarna a good machine or should I go for a better used one and then which?
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hello tmpolice, welcome to SBF!! personally I wouldn't be looking at Husqvarna snowblowers because while they have a lot of features that cost more on other machines I don't think the quality is as good as that of a Honda, Yamaha, toro, or ariens

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Thanks for the fast reply.
Here in Sweden the bigger husqvarna is less pricy then toro, ariens and Yamaha or Honda. Of course I would really like a Honda or Yamaha.
The wheel versions of the big 276 husqvarna (new ones) is least 800$ less then a similar toro, ariens. Honda, Yamaha cost more then that.
For example I can get a new 276 wheeldriven husqvarna for 2200 and the track version for 3900. The smaller 268 is 400-600 cheaper.
A new Honda with a MUCH smaller engine are same price with the husqvarna.

I rather go bigger then have to Upgrade in near future. Comparing wheels with track is a also question because I really don't need tracks but thinks it's a good thing If my parents needs to borrow it.

I'm little scared of buying a used without warranty. I got a call from a friend that have a ariens deluxe 28 track a 2010/2011. He say perfect condition but he wants 2300$ for it so it's almost the same as a new 276.

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We also have cub cadet to choose from.

Found and a demo version of A Honda track hss 970 et for 2800$. They cost almost 4000 normally.

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if you want to buy a husky go buy a husky its up to you to make up your mind what you want. once again " I wouldn't be looking at a husky "

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I have never had a snowblower before and want to buy a good machine.
I want a long lasting reliable machine. It don't need to be a husky, I just found good prices on them but it can also be that the are not so good. I have never had one and can't really found so many reviews that makes it more simple. I just could see that the new modells for 2014 would be far more better then earlier ones.
Toro, ariens Honda and Yamaha are really good machines but more expensive. I'm looking for most Bang for the buck.

My thoughts are for the moment:
Find used Honda in good condition (no more the 3 years old) with history. Or a Yamaha. Both with tracks
Second choice a ariens 28 or 30 used tracks or ariens or toro with wheels.
Husqvarna new 276 wheel or track but track is more expensive and then a Yamaha or Honda is better.
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Tmpolice, welcome to the forum! I have a Husqvarna and I have been very happy with it. The models of Husqvarna you are looking at are all based on a very nice chassis that has been around for years. All those models use heavy duty traction and auger controls, so no cables to stretch and break. Couple that with my favorite Briggs & Stratton engines and you've got a good solid snow blower. Love seeing those big B&S power plants chomping through snow on youtube. We in the US have been spoiled for years by having excellent Ariens and Toro snow blowers so Husqvarna usually takes a back seat over here.
Having said all that I do think that Honda and Yamaha represent outstanding products and if you have the chance to pick up a very good used unit that
is also an excellent idea.
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Thanks. Which husky are you running? I don't need the best snowblower ever built but also dont want realibility problems. Feels like buying a var. Well, same problem. There are Lexus, BMW, audi and other premium cars on one hand and skoda, VW, Suzuki Toyota on the other. Many opinions. Hard to separate real issues from not so important feelings. Like audi and skoda. Skoda is a reliable car but audi feel more premium.
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