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There's absolutely nothing wrong with the compact if it will handle what you need it for. Those with long, wide chores will want something bigger, that's all. MH
 

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They are great machines .I know a few people with the compact 22 an they have said nothing but good an they were suprised what it can do.i personally ,if im going to purchase a 2 stage blower im going to try an buy as large possible but also I have a snow throwing distance obsession apparently. Im one of them lol.on a budget of course.
 

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I'm not on a budget. it looks like the compact has just as tall of augers.
I worry if I buy a new machine, we won't get over 4 inches of snow for the next 10 years.
 

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I don't quite understand something here. I see your screen name and you're asking about a compact.:confused: Do you own an HS35? If so you sure don't need a compact. You need a little ol' 20" single stage.
 

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I don't quite understand something here. I see your screen name and you're asking about a compact.:confused: Do you own an HS35? If so you sure don't need a compact. You need a little ol' 20" single stage.
I have a HS35 but it isn't enough. need something bigger. the chute isn't even as high as the snow, and it takes forever.
 

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I'm not on a budget. it looks like the compact has just as tall of augers.
I worry if I buy a new machine, we won't get over 4 inches of snow for the next 10 years.
I look at that like this. If you don't get the snow, what you've bought is cheap insurance against having to shovel. :). Last winter we had one of those once in 50 year winters and me with no snowblower. I was lifting snow 8 feet with a shovel to keep my pathways clear. This year, we haven't had much snow at all, but I have a snowblower that will handle what we had last winter in a pinch and the regular winters with ease. Great blower, but (this year at least) not much snow. I'm OK with that.:p
 

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Don't know anything really about the compacts, I had up until this afternoon a Craftsman 5/24 that I put a 6hp my son picked up the Craftsman this afternoon. When it came time for a new blower I wanted something bigger so got the 28 Deluxe the 24 Compact probably would have done everything I needed but as I like to think better to have and not need then to need and not have.
I was also considering the 24 Deluxe but a few extra $$$ should equal less time spent outside that and the fact that HD only had a 28 Deluxe kinda cinched it for me.
 

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bought my first snowblower in 2009 after 15 inch storm. before that i had the mentality that shoveling snow was good excersize but after shoveling deep snow i realized i had turned into my father. a chubby out of shape couch potatoe.
there were no snowblowers to be sold anywhere in my area and i live in a densly populated area with many home depots, lowes and megamarts.
wound up driving to a home depot that said they had two left.
before that i never heard of ariens but thats what i got. compact 24. so far absolutely no complaints. had a big storm around two years ago. i think it was around 17" and i had reservations before i started but it handled it pretty good.
only thing that pissed me off a little was that i thought it was 9 hp untill i got it home and read the little tiny 'ft torque' letters under the giant 9 on the engine. never heard of ft torque before and was a little dissapointed when i found out it's probaly 6 or 7 hp but it has done very well every time and always starts on first or second pull.
 
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