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More hours per year on snowblower than lawn mower

I was adding up some numbers and...I think I run my snowblower more hours per year than my lawn mower or my lawn tractor

I think this may be the opposite of most folks on the forum...except maybe our Canadian brothers (and sisters), other northern tier users, Alaskans [some parts], Arctic dewllers and Siberian...huskies.

I love the summers here - they just can be a tad short.

*You might be able to tell I'm a Honda user as they spell snow blower as one word.

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I was adding up some numbers and...I think I run my snowblower more hours per year than my lawn mower or my lawn tractor

I think this may be the opposite of most folks on the forum...except maybe our Canadian brothers (and sisters), other northern tier users, Alaskan [some parts], Arctic and Siberian...huskies.

I love the summers here - they just can be a tad short.

*You might be able to tell I'm a Honda user as they spell snow blower as one word.

Sorry about all the smilies...can't help myself.
Not for me, at least not this winter.


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I think I did the driveway twice and not sure I even needed to do that. Just no snow around here.

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Well, wether it's blowing snow in the winter or mowing grass in the summer , either way, you can't beat Pure Michigan.

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I think I did the driveway twice and not sure I even needed to do that. Just no snow around here.
So strange because we're just about on the same parallel...those Alberta Clippers and Saskatchewan screamers ...and that there good size lake between us

I'm glad I do love a lot of clean snow without too many people...I don't know for how long I'll love it though. Maybe until the day they put me in the frozen ground ...or toss me over the dunes ...that'll probaly depend on how good of condition I leave the snowblower in.

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Well, wether it's blowing snow in the winter or mowing grass in the summer , either way, you can't beat Pure Michigan.
Awww, you do sure have that right. I appreciate our state very much.

I always remember my dad saying he wanted to live where the Whip-or-wills nested in summer. He must have been referencing a partridge from Hungary, but after beating Hitler's forced conscription into the military (at 15), he was so thankful for this country and he fought hard for our freedom and I will always be greatful, and try not to take for granted what we have.

He wasn't into snow blowers though...just plow trucks He would approve of this statement.

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Nope.. Not even here in Massachusetts. I'll use my lawnmower more hours in April/May/June (well, maybe not April so much this year as I expect there'll still be snow in the yard for most of it!) alone than I used my blower all season. Even with this past storm filled season. I figure May/June i'll have to mow twice a week @ 1.5 hours per mow (3 hours per week x 8 weeks = 24 hours). July/August every 10 days depending how hot and dry it gets, so 6 mows @ 1.5 hours each = another 9 hours. Then September/October, approx. another 8 mows @ 1.5 ea. = another 12 hours. So I figure I'll spend a total of about 40/45 hours mowing. I probably used the blower 6/7 times @ 2 hours each time = 12/15 hours total. So I guessing mow time will be triple that of blow time. on average

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the weather over here on the southeast coast can be and usually is very different then what you get over on the left coast of Michigan jrom

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I definitely use my ride on tractor waaaaaaaay more than my snow blower

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Snow throw, definitely!

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