I'd go with the CubCadet. My neighbor has one and he's very happy with it.:thumbsup: Personally, I always found that Ariens and Honda's are way overpriced but they still have their group of "followers" here who swear by them… Oh well... :icon-rolleyes: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.
Thanks and have a great day.
From what I've read, any tracked machine will be a challenge to move when the engine is off. But some have triggers to disengage the tracks (the Honda HSS have this, at least),