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Old 02-15-2014, 12:32 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about getting a riding lawnmower with a snowblower attachment.let's hear it: WHAT KIND, WHAT WIDTH, GOOD IDEA, BAD IDEA WHATTA SAY? I'm more concerned with snowblower.
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I can not give you an educated answer to your question, but I can tell you about my recent trip to visit my mother in Montana. After a 9" snowfall I spent about 30 minutes shoveling the pad leading to the garage in -9 degree weather. It was about that time that her yard guy showed up with a four-wheeler with a small (maybe 36-40" ?) blade attached to the front. Took him a little over 10 minutes to clear the entire driveway and the street in front of the house and appeared to be having fun doing it. Thought to myself that if I were to ever move back up there that I would definitely have to get me one.

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Old 02-15-2014, 05:24 PM   #3
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Good: You only have to buy and store one machine. buying the attachment would be cheaper then a separate walk behind snowthrower.

Bad: You can only do the driveway. Plus you need a larger turning radious.

My neighbour has the attachment and I have the separate snow thrower ( Toro brand for me, John Deere for him) . When I'm done with my drive and walkway, I can make paths to the backyard and also the skating rink.

When he is done, he gets out the shovel for all the missed bits in the driveway and the walkway up to the porch
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why can you only do the driveway?
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Unless you have a huge area to blow, IMO you are better off with a regular snowblower. The attachments for riders are pretty pricey and you need a rider that has a PTO to power it. At a minimum you would need one as wide as your rider. I can make it less versatile if your rider is wider than your walkways.
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drive way is over 150' long and 15" wide. problem is try to find a place for the snow when it is plowed, that's why I'm looking into snowblower
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why can you only do the driveway?

I imagine it would be pretty hard to take the lawn tractor on the walkway to the house. In my case anyway. And for sure you are not going to blow paths on the grass
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My Toro throws even the wettest snow a good 30 feet and can turn on a dime. I'm glad I got it
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gotta get to the shed some how,thanks
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My driveway is 22'x75' and I use a 24" Toro. Ariens has a 36" wide pro blower which would make short work of your drive. It's probably a bear to handle being so big.
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Whatever you choose, look for massive bargains coming soon
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looks like your going to be needing it tomorrow...... I know ariens also makes a big one I think it's 48" I get quite a bit of snow every year, I was thinking of getting both bites of the apple- a lawn mower and a snow blower. and sitting on my big ass while doing both.
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The first year I moved into my home, it snowed what seemed like every day. I moved in too late in the year to find a snow blower. The next year I had one, no snow. It's getting a workout this year.
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good luck! I had to shovel my roof today. thanks!
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I have a big "Ariens" walk behind, and its great! At times I wish I had the attachment to my tractor, then I think back when I had a "blade". PIA to connect and disconnect twice a year! With "walk behind", park it and forget it! (except for maintainence).

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