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Hi good morning to all. I'm a new member on this site and I'm looking to buy a snow blower for the first time. I'm a member of Costco and I see they have snow blowers from Generac and a company I've never heard of before call Massimo.
Does anyone have any info or reviews of either one? I would really appreciate any help I can get in making a decision. Thank you very much and stay safe.
 

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Home depot has the Generac on their website. The Massimo has the same chute crank system also. Another rebranding of DR. , Dirty Hand Tools, etc....
 

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DR has good parts support. Most likely parts are interchangeable
 

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I wouldn't buy either. Generac is in the snowblower business now?
 

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Looking at the Home Depot Generac 28" blower, it's basically the same as the DR 28" blower which I have and I'm very happy with. Generac owns DR now.
 

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Hi good morning to all. I'm a new member on this site and I'm looking to buy a snow blower for the first time. I'm a member of Costco and I see they have snow blowers from Generac and a company I've never heard of before call Massimo.
Does anyone have any info or reviews of either one? I would really appreciate any help I can get in making a decision. Thank you very much and stay safe.
I would prefer to buy a name brand , bit Costco's warranty is tough to beat.
The good thing with buying it from Costco is I can always return it anytime it goes bad lol. There return policy is second to none.
 

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Thanks guys I'm leaning towards buying the Genarac from Costco. It seems to have all the features that the other brands have. And the good thing about buying it from Costco is I can always return it at anytime if I'm not happy with it.
 

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They may have a great return policy, but do you really want to load it up and take it back in the middle of a snow storm and then have to shovel the 20 inches of snow when you get home and then have to source and purchase another machine?

I would recommend going with a more common and proven manufacturer (Toro, Ariens Honda, MTD etc). Remember you usually get what you pay for as far as reliability, performance and quality. I would also recommend buying from a dealer instead of a big box store.

Good luck with your search
 

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I would stay as far away as possible from anything Generac sold at the Big Box Stores.
Too many people learned that lesson the hard way when purchasing Generac generators.
Good luck finding parts and service for them and the Generac named engines. We contacted Generac too many times to count for engine parts, and the Generac people didn't even know who made the engines, they only knew they were made by many different "Fly by night" companies in China that could produce them as cheap as possible. No two engines were built the same, and none of the parts would fit or interchange that they could get, if they could even get the parts in the first place.
Be careful, don't just purchase on the "Name", you might be sorry, check for their years of quality, service and parts availability first.
 

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I have to agree with Ziggy. Snowblowers are not something you want to have to return. Spend the extra money on a brand name, and from a dealer if you have a good one. Especially if you are not planning to regular maintenance.

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I just saw the 30" model and ordered it. Usually only run Arians and a few others. But the 15" auger is what sold me. Mine is supposed to get to my local TSC on Friday. had an email code that gave me an extra $200 off online. was a I was all ready to get new platinum or something along those lines. But was one at the dealer a local purchased and had them setup waiting to be picked up. Looked so nice and he had just test ran it all set up. In hindsight seeing how much of a blind purchase it was given the new setup or lack of information i can find. I wish id have gotten some photos and video. I contacted DR today got belts and all the stuff that will burn out already ordered. ordered extra friction disc just because. Want to see what some of the parts are for x-reference. I dont know about past generation DR snowblowers. Since this is a DR snowblower. But i tend to love generac and saw the quality the thickness i was really sold. I was also sad i couldnt buy it there. But found it really cheap online.

When i get it friday and get it all together Ill snap some photos and videos and post the belt sizes since this post frequently popped up in all my searches. I fear others may not realize how blind of a purchase it was til they call generac and get sent to DR. Honestly i buy all the spare parts right away. Cause out here in the YOOP i live on the edge of nowhere and if i get buried, it would be a bad thing to find myself in.

Im actually really glad i picked up this white snowblower and was at the shop grabbing belts to see it. Because IDC if the engine blows i have a shelf of extra's. The only thing im slightly skeptical on is the gearbox. But i never had problem with non cast ones in my usage. I have to clear about 200+ yards every snowfall. I always find snowblowers the most cost effective. More work yes, But if you love snowblowers Its a lot of fun! Way cheaper than servicing a diesel or a tractor with PTO blower.


So will definitely keep posting to track how a generac blower does. Cause as far as generac told me this is their first time branding a DR power blower.. but the guy said they could have done it one off in the past and he not know. I've also never heard anything bad about generac other than same as any brand "lemon" story. 'Mine was bad but this is great' tales. I definitely get the snow if its junk we will find out. But DR power while being salesmen seemed convinced i'd be even more blown away by it than just seeing it... but actually running it!. thats what they told me about the 3stage cubs as well...
 

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I'm surprised that Generac snow blowers would be made by any company other than Murray/Briggs & Stratton as they own Generac. Why buy from another company and provide DR with a profit when you can keep that profit in your pocket using your own assembly line? But who know what goes on behind the golden curtain.
 

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I'm surprised that Generac snow blowers would be made by any company other than Murray/Briggs & Stratton as they own Generac. Why buy from another company and provide DR with a profit when you can keep that profit in your pocket using your own assembly line? But who know what goes on behind the golden curtain.
Years ago Briggs acquired the portable generator products division of Generac. In the mid 2000's Generac was legally able to reenter that market separate from B&S which they did. Currently they are 2 completely different companies.
 

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Thanks for the update.
 
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I'm surprised that Generac snow blowers would be made by any company other than Murray/Briggs & Stratton as they own Generac. Why buy from another company and provide DR with a profit when you can keep that profit in your pocket using your own assembly line? But who know what goes on behind the golden curtain.
after i saw this blower i was like I have to get one. So honestly if i was a person in charge of the lineup and saw this. Id be like "yah im in". But seems he pointed out the existing holding has their own lineup again. Either way generac or DR power I cant wait to get it and put some videos up on it. Cant wait for 2' of snow to use it now either.
 
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