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Hello from BC, Canada

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We live in southern BC, Canada, in the Okanagan region. We have a 600 ft gravel driveway on a hill. Iím trying to learn if a snowblower might be an option for us.
Thanks in advance for the advice!
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Welcome to SBF! The Okanagan region typically don't get enough white sh_t to warrant a blower. That is unless you're perched way up on one of them thar hills. You're up high, in the snow belt?

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Welcome to SBF. I am from just west of you I guess and I need a blower for sure how much above the valley floor are you and near which city.

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Hello GE & welcome aboard from The Great Lakes!

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(Sorry! Didn’t see your response!)

Yes, we have a 600ft driveway about 700m above Penticton. (See pics in comment below.)

We need to keep it clear and want to avoid having to hire a service. We don’t have a vehicle we can put a plow on and think we’d prefer a blower to going down the ATV path.

I’m thinking since it’s a hill and rough/gravel that we’ll need tracks to do it safely?

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

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Hi! Yes we definitely something for snow clearing (see pics in next comment). We're above Penticton, at 700-800m elevation (about 500 above the valley floor).

We really want to avoid hiring a service & don't have a vehicle for a plow. Would rather go down the blower route than ATV or a vehicle purchase.

Any advice? New to clearing & need as reliable as possible because we don't have much mechanical experience.

Thanks very much!

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600 ft is a lot of driveway first thing you need to do is try to get your driveway smooth It will make things a lot easier for you . I would check out your Toro Dealer on Industrial ave down behind the Husky station .

My self being a Toro guy I would look at the Power Max 1232 or the 1432 if you need Max Power. You also have a Honda dealer there just up from the Toro shop. A friend of mine Savage420 North of you as a big Husky and has great luck with it for the last 3 or 4 years check out his thread in Husky. We have a good Husky dealer here in Princeton as well.

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Let us know which way you go but a a ATV may work out the best.

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