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John Deere 1332dde thoughts

Hello everyone, I am new to the forum and in the process of looking for a snowblower. I have been looking at used equipment in the hopes of getting a little more for my money. I came across a John Deere 1132dde in my area that appears to be in excellent condition, but I want to get some thoughts on why I would or would not want to buy this. The person selling it says it has 20 or less hours on it and it shows. My concern is being an older machine and hearing JD is getting out of the market, will servicing be a big issue when something fails? Any advise would be great. Have also been looking at Ariens and used Hondas. Thanks for your time!

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hello ray, welcome to SBF!! do you really need a 32 inch snowblower

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That's a great question. I live on a one acre lot and the driveway is fairly long and has a lot of surface area. With that said, I was originally looking at a 26"-30" unit. A 30"+ unit is probably not necessary. The good thing is the drive is a straight run, so there wouldn't be a lot of turning to contend with. Negatives with 30"+ ?
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most likely it' was made by briiggs and stratton for jd and is a twin to a snapper and a simplicity model

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Well I decided to go with what I think and hope is a good deal: my local dealer had a 2011 Honda HS 928 used only a couple times for 1600 delivered to my door. They sold it new and knew the history. It looks like it just came off the showroom floor. A little more than I planned to spend, but I have only heard good things about Hondas and with it still having a few months of warranty left, I jumped on it. Thanks for the input on my original post.
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W all spend a little more don't we. Can't go wrong with a honda.

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Rsskier,

Honda, hands down. That's a very good price for lightly used 928, wheels or tracks.
If you are on gravel, I recommend the tracked, TA, or TAS version.

I'm on gravel and love my HS928TAS

Smart choice, enjoy!
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Thanks everyone.
The unit I bought has the wheels, but my driveway is paved and flat, so I think the wheels will work well. Bring on the snow!
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congrats rsskier

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Congrats on getting your blower. I can't find a picture of it, but at one time JD as relabeling Ariens blower. Don't know who made yours, but it likely was built by someone else so keep an eye out on other makes, if you ever need parts and can't get them from JD, you likely can find them under some other brand.

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