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I'm retired military....retired 2nd time from state of South Dakota....you and Mom come spend your summers in Minnesota and spend your winters in New Mexico....sell your riding mower and your big snow blower, you won't need them anymore!

Did I mention that Minnesota got more than a "dusting" of snow this past April, unless you call 8-12 inches a dusting! Me....no snow blower and I don't shovel heartattack snow very fast anymore! Son in MN simply says, "Oops!" About that time, son from New Mexico calls to check on moving in progress. Then, he proceeds to mention the local ski bowl where he lives has recorded up to 130 inches of snow so far this year! I remind him about the no-mower and no-blower conversation. He says, "Oops!"

So there you have it. I'll need a set of everything in both places since I let my JD 325 mower and JD 1028E blower stay with our house when we sold it. Was able to buy my sister-in-law's JD 1330 blower and that one is headed back to MN with me. Now, I'm here researching for a machine that will fit the bill in the Jemez Mountains of northern New Mexico. I'm looking for a sturdy unit that will move snow well and last! And....I must admit, I have always been a supporter of the old saying, " There's no substitute for cubic inches when it comes to power!" Looking forward to the sharing of knowledge with members of this site!
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Forgot to mention....I've always been a proponent for blowing snow versus pushing. Initial experience was with a Sears Craftsman 10hp, 30-inch unit clearing over a 100 feet of snowed-in UP (MI) driveway during the mid-1970's. 1st experience with headlights on a blower!

2nd experience....spent 28 years in South Dakota. Also had over a 100 feet of driveway, plus 2 neighbors to help clear! Started with a used 8hp Ariens until the transmission finally gernaded on me. Picked up a nearly new John Deere 1028 in Nebraska on the way back to South Dakota from on leave visiting family in the Kansas City, MO area.

Looking for a 2-stage at present, again, something built well and something that will last. May lean towards an older machine with a well-established track record. That's it for now. Thanks for any and all help!
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The Toro 1428OXE with the patented anticlog feature, 14 horsepower with 28 inch cut,
steering brakes, I think you can buy a cab for it too.

The only thing I would change before snow comes is the jets and install two larger fuel jets in this Briggs & Stratton engine to get around the EPA's detuning the gas engines to reach their desired pollution controls levels for gas engines.

They are less than $2,600.00 with sales tax the last time I checked.

you will not go wrong with a Toro 1428OXE nor will you run out of power.
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The Toro 1428OXE with the patented anticlog feature, 14 horsepower with 28 inch cut,
steering brakes, I think you can buy a cab for it too.

The only thing I would change before snow comes is the jets and install two larger fuel jets in this Briggs & Stratton engine to get around the EPA's detuning the gas engines to reach their desired pollution controls levels for gas engines.

They are less than $2,600.00 with sales tax the last time I checked.

you will not go wrong with a Toro 1428OXE nor will you run out of power.
Currently Toro has a red tag sale on the HD's. So the HD1428 is $2149.00 and if you finance on a Toro card you get 0% 12 months and a $200 visa card rebate. Making the price $1949.00, which is not a bad deal. The others in that category for me would be $2399.00 for the Ariens 28" Pro and the Simplicity Signature Pro 28" for $2099.00 (includes $100 rebate).

The Toro Power Max® HD 1028 OHXE is $1599.00 and if financed on Toro card you get 0% + $100 visa card. I like the HD1028 and most every review I read says it's a beast.

Honestly lhudlmyr I have a hard time following your post so I'm not sure where the blowers are needed and do you need multiple blowers? I'm confused, LoL

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I also had a hard time following your post.

1. where do you need a snowblower? one or 2 for which states?

2. elevation , amount of annual snow fall , type of snow ( wet, dry , both ) ?

3. approx . square footage to clear?

4. type of area? gravel or asphalt? sloping or flat?

5. budget?

6. mechanically inclined for used unit or do you want new with warranty?

7. this should be made into a sticky for new members asking this question ( if havent already ) since it gets asked so much and members who want to help need this info to give an intelligent answer.

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