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post #1 of 23 Old 10-21-2015, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Helped my neighbour

My 79 year old neighbour across the street the street like my Toro but I told him it was to much machine for him. So I took him down to our local dealer and he bought a new ST224P this afternoon. They took his 18 year old Craftsman in on trade. He needs the power steering with his heart condition.

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Nice! I hope I have a neighbor like you when I get that age.
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MAZEL TOV on that 1. there Hanky

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I can't tell if you were doing him a favor or just protecting your Toro

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post #5 of 23 Old 10-22-2015, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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I can't tell if you were doing him a favor or just protecting your Toro
Our dealer switched from Toro to Husky, so that is the big reason for not Toro. I did not think he would want to drive over 1 hr. away for service if needed. The cost of Toro in Canada as to Husky was a factor with our local dealer for the switch over. Red power still rules in my world.

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My old neighbor across the street is having a poor spell so he wanted me to use his blower and he watched me.

It is a easy to use machine very quite, starts great. I like the chute controls they are very operator friendly. wish it had a 2 speed reverse very slow for me. So I just held both steering clutches in and walked backwords pulls back really easy. Power well I can not say since I have twice the power with my own so I can not compare the two. I do feel that if one need to blow snow on grass, armor skids are the way to go. For the price of it I feel like one is getting a good buy and should last a long time. But I only used it for just over 1 hr in light snow . I know I will be using this machine lot this winter for his yard so will try to post a up date after 3 or 4 uses.

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Very cool that u gave us a user review. I'll never buy a brand new machine, appreciate the long term review.
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Well I hate to admit it but, I used my own Blower for 1 hr this morning and then used my neighbors new ST224P. I am starting to like the Husky blowers more every time I use it. After 2 hrs. today it has some good features that I really like, Handle bars are a few inches higher when one is 6 ft this is a huge difference. I would like to try one close to the power my own has but this little guy is impressive for its size and price point.

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Thanks for the review. Even though the two machines are different, it's still good to hear first hand from somebody who has the chance to operate two brands side by side and hear what the impressions are.

I'm pretty much retired from the forum thing, but I check in every now and then.
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I have about 8 hrs. on the Husky and still impressed with the blower have not had a single issue, uses very little fuel, but I have only been blowing light snow and always 5 ins. or less.

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