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Id rather shovel then use a 208cc
cant fathom you recomending such a pos red lol
if you live in mass and have less then 15 ft lbs you are under powered
buy right the 1st time
dont see why this isnt understood over 20 years its 20 bucks a yr 6 dunkin ice coffees

Well, the recent question was for the cheapest suggestion, without a starting point for budget. Since the thread started with the $500 Sno-Tek, I assumed we were talking about that kind of price range. My preference would be a more powerful machine, but I was trying to stay to that range, while avoiding the no-name brands, etc.



If the budget allows for more-powerful machines, those would certainly be worth considering. Or a good-condition used blower.

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Looks like this is a new model for 2019.
The previous Sno-Tek 20 was the "single speed" model and part of the 939000 series.

This new model is part of the 920000 series, and is 6 speeds forward, 2 reverse.
Its the first Sno-Tek 20 in that configuration..

In the category of "smallest of 2-stage snowblowers", I would recommend one of these over anything else..
Or the Ariens "Compact 20" model.
as long as it can handle your winters..

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Looks like this is a new model for 2019.
The previous Sno-Tek 20 was the "single speed" model and part of the 939000 series.

This new model is part of the 920000 series, and is 6 speeds forward, 2 reverse.
Its the first Sno-Tek 20 in that configuration..

In the category of "smallest of 2-stage snowblowers", I would recommend one of these over anything else..
Or the Ariens "Compact 20" model.
as long as it can handle your winters..

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That would explain why I remembered the 20 being a different machine, The Sno-Tek line is my favorite budget machine and buy the used ones to repair and resell any time I come across then st a good price.

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Id rather shovel then use a 208cc
cant fathom you recomending such a pos red lol
if you live in mass and have less then 15 ft lbs you are under powered
buy right the 1st time
dont see why this isnt understood over 20 years its 20 bucks a yr 6 dunkin ice coffees
A bad day blowing snow is better than the very best day of shoveling.

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A bad day blowing snow is better than the very best day of shoveling.
208cc doesnt blow snow here on the coast of mass it clogs
and you need to to take 1/2 passes
If i can shovel faster then blower then it is useless imo
Now i just fire up the 414cc with 20 ft lbs with the rpms set at 3825 and impeller kit and put the snow or water where ever i choose
208cc is good for texas
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I'm not on the coast, but still in Mass. I have an 18" electric Toro that I use for my deck. It can only be about 2-2.5hp max continuous, before it would trip a circuit breaker, so I can comfortably state that it's not 5hp or anything. And it's still faster than shoveling. It won't compete with my 2-stage, obviously, but I can keep moving forward continuously with the Toro, while clearing. It's faster than I would be shoveling, with scoop, stop, throw, etc. Plus it's the one doing the work, not me. I just have to keep shoving it forward into the snow.

I respectfully disagree that a small blower is no better than shoveling. But I *do* agree that the proper tool for the job will make for a much better experience.

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208cc doesnt blow snow here on the coast of mass it clogs
and you need to to take 1/2 passes
If i can shovel faster then blower then it is useless imo
Now i just fire up the 414cc with 20 ft lbs with the rpms set at 3825 and impeller kit and put the snow or water where ever i choose
208cc is good for texas
I'm curious, how much snow do you get in your area? Gloucester only gets 42 inches per year on average. Seems pretty light.

Wake me up when the snow's done...
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I guess I gotta agree to disagree, I AM on the coast almost in the cape and a 208 cc works fine for most snow

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All three of my go to machines are 208’s, and i havent seen any kind of snow that will clog them.

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It does not work for 3 or 4 foot high plow piles
or anything over a foot of snow without taking half passes
wet snow it does not work for

its a deck snowblower

Ive had them and used just about everything
ariens 732 unsafe

st504 clogged all the time

st824 clogged plenty untill the impeller kit

1332 le a beast nice unit

that silly 2 handle 1000 series unsafe

snotek useless
28 inch 414cc 3825 rpm impeller kit auto turn a proper snow blower

i sold the 1332 i have the st824 with impeller kit even that doesnt like 4 foot wet plow piles without adjusting how you blow
i kept the st824 and have the 28 inch with the 414cc
less then 15 ft lbs is underpowered for 4 foot plow piles and heavy wet snow thats not debatable
every storm we had last year was wet heavy snow 208 cc which is what 10 ft lbs of torque or is it 9 fl lbs? is a joke
I would feel guilty selling 1 to somebody and telling them its all you need to blow snow I woudnt do it
pretty sure the gearbox is cheap and the bucket height is small its not a snowblower for eod
for what someone is going to spend on that 500 bucks they could buy a st824 for 200 spend 50 bucks for tune up new carb and impeller kit and have a useable snowblower
to semi quote yourself dauntee you said people buy it cause it looks new and it shiny lol
thats flipper talk they are not good performing machine
specs

small gas tank
9.5 ft lbs
20 inch height
alum gearbox
12 inch impeller
small tires
those are all fails unless its a deck



If the worst case storm is 20 plus inches of wet snow at any one time you buy a machine built for the worst storm and the rest are a cake walk
your own quote says it works for most snow isnt true it works for 10 inches or less light snow and not at all for the plow pile
some people use a toro power shovel and say that works it takes 5 hrs but it works
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