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Electric SNOW Blowers - who has them, I love mine

Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:29 am

Saw mine in the basement yesterday and it got me thinking --Seeing as it is the time of year, who has one of these?

Summer of 2014 I picked up a very small Corded Snow Blower by Toro, about 5 years old for $20 off CL. I usually just shovel as I don't have a huge drive or walkway.
When it had not snowed by Jan 8th I wondered if I had stopped the snow from coming because FOR ONCE I was prepared for New England Winter.

It did an AMAZING job for it's size, but by the 4th Blizzard in I wanted something bigger. There were none to be had in stores, actually they don't usually carry the bigger Electric ones anyway in stores much around here.
If you don't remember, Boston had 6 weeks of Blizzards came, one every week for 6 weeks straight, a total of over 9 FEET.

I ordered the GreenWorks 26032 12 Amp 20" Corded Snow Thrower shipped to me for $200. I only got to use it 4 times but it worked great !
I bumped it on a post at the end of Winter and it started to vibrate a little. Checked it out and seemed fine.
I will find out come THIS Winter.

Best part of the Electric is it being so LIGHT weight and not screwing around with oil/plug/carb yadda yadda yadda. I can pick it up and put it in my basement for the Summer and carry out the Lawn Mower

Even better is I can brush it off after Snow blowing and keep it in the entrance way, plug into the house outlet and blow my deck on my way out to the driveway/shed. :) Yes I AM that lazy
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Re: Electric SNOW Blowers - who has them, I love mine

Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:04 am

What's a snow blower? What does it do?? Why do you 'love it'??? :lol:

There's the old joke about the guy who's getting ready to retire. He sticks a snow shovel in the stake hole in his pick-up bed and drives south until finally someone asks him "What's that thing?" He buys his retirement house there :D

If I lived where you do, my snow blower would have a 5.0 V-8 on it!!! :shock:

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Re: Electric SNOW Blowers - who has them, I love mine

Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:34 pm

We need rock blowers and mowers!
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Re: Electric SNOW Blowers - who has them, I love mine

Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:19 pm

I member sitting in my Barracks room in the triangle and watching people hit their brakes and go flying through the intersection in Keesler AFB during a rare snow/ice situation in winter 1973.
Damn I am old.

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Re: Electric SNOW Blowers - who has them, I love mine

Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:17 pm

February 10th, 1973 - The first recorded snow in Biloxi in more than 20 years. I was here then too . . . . stationed at Keesler. We've had a couple more 'snow events' since then. One year we had enough snow that the kids actually got to make a snowman. It was all gone the next day though

I'm older than you :cry:

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Re: Electric SNOW Blowers - who has them, I love mine

Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:37 am

The first generation Toro is a great snow blower, but the second gen has a fatal flaw. I now own a Snow Joe and it is very similar to the first gen Toro.
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Re: Electric SNOW Blowers - who has them, I love mine

Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:35 pm

NeilBlanchard wrote:The first generation Toro is a great snow blower, but the second gen has a fatal flaw. I now own a Snow Joe and it is very similar to the first gen Toro.


Funny I steered away from the Snow Joe as it looked like cheap crap.

Don and rkarl .............. You make me smile as according to your Dates, I am 10 years YOUNGER then you 2 .... ;)
My barracks were in Newport RI, so I STILL didn't get out of the darn snow !
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Re: Electric SNOW Blowers - who has them, I love mine

Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:41 pm

Yup. Seemed ironic right on the Gulf with snow lol

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Re: Electric SNOW Blowers - who has them, I love mine

Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:28 pm

Electric leaf blower. Works pretty good with dry snow. Sliding a shovel causes ice to form on the driveway, but blowing the dry snow with air leaves the concrete completely dry.

For wet snow, a diesel/solar combo :mrgreen: . Plow most of the snow off with a tractor, then let the sun melt and dry what's left.
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Re: Electric SNOW Blowers - who has them, I love mine

Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:46 am

We get a little snow up our way.

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I don't think an electric snow blower would work for us....

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