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Unread 12-20-2009, 01:36 PM   #1
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snow blower 2 cyl or 4 cyl

Time to break down and buy a snow blower.We got about a foot of snow yesterday and shoveling the white fluffy stuff is getting to be a pain. Give me some recommendations!

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Unread 12-20-2009, 01:45 PM   #2
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Just skip right to the V8.
Joking aside though, for that amount youll want probably at least 5 HP 2 stage. Self propelled w/ reverse. +/- chains for traction.
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Unread 12-20-2009, 01:54 PM   #3
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in south jersey we got 18", an three foot banks

my buddy with a bobcat helped me out
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Unread 12-20-2009, 01:55 PM   #4
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Get a large one also, dont worry about saving money by going smaller.

We have a smaller one we got for free and it barily works, the fresh powdery stuff we just got, well it worked a little but not for long.

Get something that will work with wet heavy snow, that is self propelled and have nice tires.
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Unread 12-20-2009, 02:25 PM   #5
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I have a Craftsman with a 8hp Briggs and Stratton engine and I wish it had 9hp.
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Unread 12-20-2009, 05:27 PM   #6
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Get one with a BBV8. Perferably with a 8ft blade and 4x4.
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Unread 12-20-2009, 05:34 PM   #7
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I'd only look at a single stage blower if you only get a few inches a year. Anything more than that and they will struggle. What you need depends on your average snowfall and how big of a berm the snowplow makes on the end of your driveway when it goes through. Some of the streets here will have a 4' pile of packed snow all along the curb when the plows go through. Bare minimum I'd recommend a 24" with a 6-7 hp engine. Preferable if you have lots of snow would be a 26-30" unit with a 9-10hp engine. If you are looking for a good one, I'd look at Ariens, Toro, Simplicity, or Honda. Those are about the 4 best brands out there right now. Don't get a MTD, Murray, etc unless you don't plan to use it much, and don't mind it rusting through in a few years.
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Unread 12-20-2009, 05:40 PM   #8
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Never seen a WJ with a plow, im sure they make small ones to fit.
That'd be more sensible than buying a $1000 snowthrower IMO.
Maybe a quad or lawn tractor with blade/thrower?
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Unread 12-20-2009, 06:07 PM   #9
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No really, Toro makes a nice 4 stroke, 2 stage blower that has a lot of nice features. Toro - Homeowner Snowblowers
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Unread 12-20-2009, 06:11 PM   #10
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Never seen a WJ with a plow, im sure they make small ones to fit.
That'd be more sensible than buying a $1000 snowthrower IMO.
Maybe a quad or lawn tractor with blade/thrower?
WJ= no frame. hard to get a plow mount for unibody vehicles. Here is an alternative
SuperPlow The Best Personal Snow Plow
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Unread 12-20-2009, 06:20 PM   #11
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They make plow mounts for XJ's, I know Ive seen them. Im sure they make them for Grand Cherokees too.
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Unread 12-21-2009, 12:09 AM   #12
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Go with a Simplicity 2-stage. Super robust....
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Unread 12-21-2009, 12:15 AM   #13
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^ that has a 454,
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Unread 12-27-2009, 07:19 AM   #15
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Definatly a 4 stroke 2 stage. 2 cycle ones are junk!!!!!
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