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Ariens or Cub

Hello everyone I am new to your forum. I am from central Newfoundland in eastern Canada we get a fair bit of snow and I am finding that the blower that I have now which is a Toro 726oe is not doing the job for me. I am looking at a Cub cadet 3x 30 hdt on tracks but not sure about the 3x and I hear that they go through a lot of shear pins. My other option is the Ariens platinum sho track 28 and from some reviews that I have read these are hard to move around when the engine is not running. My driveway and walkways total about 2800 square feet plus I have a gravel drive next to it and my driveway has an incline. I also have a physical disability i can't walk very fast or for any length of time. Just looking for some response on my concerns. I want to get the best machine possibleI have a Ariens dealer close by but the Cub dealer is about a 4 hour drive.
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I'd go with either a Honda, or an Ariens RapidTrak.
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The new Honda HSS tracked blowers are supposed to be much easier to move around with the engine off via the quick release levers "finger steering" on the handlebars. I have used a display model and can confirm they are indeed easier to maneuver than the older models. Might be worth looking at the Honda HSS series for that reason. I have not used the Ariens rapid track system so I don't know how that compares. Personally I don't think Cub Cadet comes close to Ariens on quality and certainly not Honda as they make some of the best machines money can buy. From what I have read on the 3 stage system that Cub Cadet uses it does not work that well so I would probably avoid it.
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The cub shouldnt be on your short list. If budget permits , also look at yamaha or honda as an option.

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Other option is the Ariens platinum sho track 28 and from some reviews that I have read these are hard to move around when the engine is not running. My driveway and walkways total about 2800 square feet plus I have a gravel drive next to it and my driveway has an incline. I also have a physical disability i can't walk very fast or for any length of time. Just looking for some response on my concerns. I want to get the best machine possibleI have a Ariens dealer close by but the Cub dealer is about a 4 hour drive.
Thanks and have a great day.
Wayne
Ariens. For 2018, the Platinum 28 SHO trackm is now Rapid trak. Went up couple hundred dollars, but much better system.

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post #7 of 8 Old 11-29-2018, 09:47 PM
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Where are you located ??
I would vote for the Ariens. After all how often do you need to move a machine with the engine off ?? Unless it's on a furniture mover it's just so much easier to fire one up and move it under it's own power no matter what brand.

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