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01-12-2020 10:11 AM
johnwick @OverTheTop have you had an opportunity to use this thing yet?
01-12-2020 09:47 AM
BlowerMods1 Yes it is possible to have too much power. I bought a 28 inch 8 HP Yard Machine that I used for 6 years. Got rid of it because it became too awkward and hard to operate. Downsized to a much lighter and easier to use model. Single speed no reverse. All the mods. Glad that heavy thing is gone. It had 6 forward speeds and two reverse and did a great job but pulled me all over the place in whatever speed I was in. Takes me longer to clear the driveway but I'm good with that. I have had two hip replacements since and a slower speed suits me fine. We don't have nearly as much snow now as when we owned the larger machine. Added a coffee cup holder and a utility box for my snacks so all is well.
09-05-2019 08:21 AM
Zavie
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I went ahead and placed the order for the Pro 24 with the Briggs engine. Should be in Friday. That's what I really wanted and I'd always kick myself a bit if I knew I could have had it and didn't go for it. Being this may be the last blower I ever buy I didn't want any regrets. I didn't get the best deal in the world on it but I'm still happy I was able to get exactly what my gut told me to go with.
Yeah!! Very nice choice. That snowblower will serve you well, excellent! The Toro HD1428 was a nice option, but some like the quick stick and some don't. I'd give the nod to the Pro Ariens series on the chute. Make sure to post some pics. I went to my full line Ariens dealer yesterday, he says Oct 31 before he changes his showroom over to snowblowers.
09-05-2019 07:25 AM
OverTheTop I went ahead and placed the order for the Pro 24 with the Briggs engine. Should be in Friday. That's what I really wanted and I'd always kick myself a bit if I knew I could have had it and didn't go for it. Being this may be the last blower I ever buy I didn't want any regrets. I didn't get the best deal in the world on it but I'm still happy I was able to get exactly what my gut told me to go with.
09-04-2019 08:41 PM
leonz
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Really having a tough time with it now. I can get the Ariens with the Briggs for just under 2450 (local taxes are brutal by me) or the Toro 1428 mail ordered and avoid taxes for 2150. The choice seems kinda obvious but I really kinda had my heart set on a new Ariens as the eventual replacement for my old one. I wish the Toro was around a bit longer and had more feedback on it. My gut tells me the Ariens is the better machine.

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You will not make a mistake buying the Toro1428. They have been designing and building these things for a long time(50 plus years) and test them heavily before they are put on the market.



Save you old machine as a back up if you have room to store it and buy the Toro 1428.

Buying it by mail order can cause you problems if it is damaged and the samsonite gorillas have written graffiti all over the box after they wrecked it and then put the box back on the crate before it is shipped.
09-04-2019 04:16 PM
Zavie If you can get the Briggs engine go for it. Both machines are great. You will get many years of service out of either one. Don't let the Ariens get away.
09-04-2019 02:50 PM
OverTheTop Really having a tough time with it now. I can get the Ariens with the Briggs for just under 2450 (local taxes are brutal by me) or the Toro 1428 mail ordered and avoid taxes for 2150. The choice seems kinda obvious but I really kinda had my heart set on a new Ariens as the eventual replacement for my old one. I wish the Toro was around a bit l I nger and had more feedback on it. My gut tells me the Ariens is the better machine.
09-04-2019 01:39 PM
Zavie Get the Toro. The HD1428 is an awesome machine, with no strange quirks like a headlight the points at the user and a weepy gas tank/cap.
09-04-2019 01:29 PM
OverTheTop
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If you are thinking Ariens Pro 28 make sure you get the Briggs engine. https://www.snowblowerforum.com/foru...-models-2.html

Post #19 the Ariens AX engine still has an issue with the fuel tank/cap. Beyond crazy how Ariens could not have solved this by now.
I was already leaning towards the Briggs but I called my large local supplier and they're saying no longer available. I called snowblowersource online that showed in stock but they confirmed it is not in fact in stock. Grainger shows about 7 in stock but they'd end up being around $2450 after my local taxes had their way with me. Not very happy right about now. Lol
09-02-2019 05:25 PM
Zavie If you are thinking Ariens Pro 28 make sure you get the Briggs engine. https://www.snowblowerforum.com/foru...-models-2.html

Post #19 the Ariens AX engine still has an issue with the fuel tank/cap. Beyond crazy how Ariens could not have solved this by now.
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