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Hi, I am brand new to the site. Hello Everyone. I currently have a 2002 yard machines 5hp 22". I have a lot of driveway and am looking for something a little bigger and also want more power. What is considered a powerful 28"? Any suggestions? I am leaning toward Toro powermax 826 or Ariens deluxe 24 or 28. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi, I am brand new to the site. Hello Everyone. I currently have a 2002 yard machines 5hp 22". I have a lot of driveway and am looking for something a little bigger and also want more power. What is considered a powerful 28"? Any suggestions? I am leaning toward Toro powermax 826 or Ariens deluxe 24 or 28. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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How big is your driveway, meaning how long and wide is it?

How long does it take you to do your driveway?
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You cant go wrong with either of those youre looking at. I myself have and like the Toro over the Ariens. I really like the Toros Quickstick for chute control.
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Welcome to the forum YardMan

Those would be good choices. Are you thinking of buying from a dealer, big box or on line ?? Have you gone and looked them over in person ?
Have you taken a look at any Husqvarnas
Someone is sure to mention Honda and they're good machines but usually a lot more $$.

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Bunch of great options: Ariens Platinum 24 would be at the top of my list. Toro PowerMax 826 another great choice. Ariens Pro 28" or Honda HS928 would be top shelf choices.

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I have a 18' x 120' driveway. we get probably 3 or 4 foot deep storms and several 1 to 6 inch storms. northeast US
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How big is your driveway, meaning how long and wide is it?

How long does it take you to do your driveway?
18'x 120' . takes maybe an hour.
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i would get the honda hs928 tas, it will chew through anything and will be great for those foot deep storms you mentioned
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