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Decisions, decisions

So I'm here in New York about 1 hour north of nyc and I'm looking to purchase a used blower. My driveway is 2 cars wide and about 60 feet long. I've been doing a decent amount of research and with what's available in my area I've narrowed down my decision to just a couple machines.

Toro power max 826ote
Snapper m1227e
Husqvarna 10527ste
Ariens deluxe 24 (a bit above budget)

I've narrowed down to these based on my driveway size and on what I'd like to spend. Ideally I'm looking for something easy to use and reliable as I'm a first time home owner this year and first time snow blower buyer. Reliability is key. Any help is greatly appreciated and if any other models are suggested I'll gladly take that advice as well. Thank you in advance.
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Given the choices, I like the Toro, are you in Westchester? I'm up in North Salem often.



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I'm a bit farther north than Westchester, newburgh is where I'm at. My only real outlets for shopping are craigslist and Facebook marketplace so that sets my limitations for used machines.
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Thank you for the video recommendation as well, I have watched it several times.
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I would look at either Ariens or Toro, Snapper is nice but not very common any more and parts may be hard to find, And I would stay clear of the 200 series of Husqvarna, The 300 series are solid but the 200 series are rather flimsy in comparison and Husqvarna seems to discontinue parts rather quickly from my dealing with them.

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If the Ariens is out of your price range, then go with the Toro.
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I would look at either Ariens or Toro, Snapper is nice but not very common any more and parts may be hard to find, And I would stay clear of the 200 series of Husqvarna, The 300 series are solid but the 200 series are rather flimsy in comparison and Husqvarna seems to discontinue parts rather quickly from my dealing with them.
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If the Ariens is out of your price range, then go with the Toro.

Thank you both for your input.
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Well I thought I narrowed my decisions but it seems there's a Troy Bilt storm 2660 available in my area. Originally purchased from Lowe's and used "only once." Which actually sounds about right for the amount of times it has snowed here in my part of NY, and for under well under 500 it seems like a steal on an almost new machine. I decided to post here before I continue my research tomorrow morning. Thanks again
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And here's an important note for those reading: both the ariens and troy bilt are the same exact dollar amount away from 500, my original budget.
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