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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg View Post
    Last year I started my 20 some year old snowblower on Oct, 31. Put fresh gas in it gave it a few pulls, let it run for 20 minutes, shut it down and waited for the first snow.

    6-8 inches of wet heavy snow came. I went out and pulled rope for 20 minutes...nothing. Shoveled for the rest of the winter.

    I have decided that I am going to go get a small to medium sized Toro. I am going to pay the extra $70 to get the electric start.

    We are supposed to get 3-6 tomorrow. Not sure I will be able to get it before the weekend.

    Anyone else have fun with snowblowers?
    I did end up going with the Toro with the electric start.

    I was tempted to save the $70 bucks as they offer a 2 year guarantee that it will start in two pulls or the fix if for free. But since I plan on this being my last snowblower I coughed up the money.

    I also plan on not using the electric starter for two years mwah ha ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg View Post
    since I plan on this being my last snowblower I coughed up the money.
    How long do snowblowers last?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    How long do snowblowers last?
    30 years.

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    I've found that having an electric start option is key to getting it started. Last winter I would always have my machine plugged in at home to rev up and get ready to go. Sometimes takes ages to fully turn over, but with the electric start you aren't putting out your shoulder pulling endlessly.

    I hate snow blowers. Usually when it snows it gets warm, so a lot of the time that I'm pushing the machine I find its sliding all over, and you need to spend a lot of energy maneuvering it. Although my double wide driveway is a lot of work, I prefer to shovel.

    I stopped offering snow removal for my business this winter. It was such poor money, and too labour intensive. I had a run of 10-15 driveways and every snowfall would just kill me. I'm looking to get any relaxed part time work through the winter instead.

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    I hate snow blowers too. Way too finicky. My drive way is super steep too. Not fun. After our rental had a crazy long and steep drive way, my one must have when looking for a house was a relatively flat driveway. Of course, we ended up with another long, steep driveway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sour Masher View Post
    I hate snow blowers too. Way too finicky. My drive way is super steep too. Not fun. After our rental had a crazy long and steep drive way, my one must have when looking for a house was a relatively flat driveway. Of course, we ended up with another long, steep driveway.
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