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I have a small Toro cc 2450, 2-cycle, 20 inch clearance width. It is great for fresh snow , even 15 inches high.
Used it for 4 years now. I got the one with the manual start.

Only issue is that the belt breaks every 2 years ($12-$20 to replace, depends where you get the belt, easy to change). I think my neighbour might have forced it into some ice and the belt broke 2 uses later.

Just did a 12 car driveway with 15-18 inches of snow; I took it slow so as not a break the belt; I did not have a spare handy. Was done in 2 hours. If it were 12 inches of snow, I would be done in 30 min or less.

The blades are made of rubber and it cleans to the asphalt. I mix oil to the gas 1:50 ratio. A little noisy but I have not done any maintenance in 4 years!

It throws the 12 inches of snow 20 - 30 feet away. I lift it easily (71 lbs) to put in my the back of RAV with the handles folded; I maintain more than 1 property. it also parks next to the RAV in my single car garage. The bonus is that it never clogged!

If it is good for Ottawa winter, it should be good for most people, except may be Alaska and Newfoundland!

http://www.toro.com/intl/ca_en/home/...e/ccr2450.html

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Here's an example of an old snowblower that I saw at an estate sale last year. It has metal wheels. What I felt unusual was hearing people talk that since it was a SEARS, thy felt they could still get parts for it from SEARS.
1950's Craftsman 18" Snowblower, Steel Wheels, HP Unknown, Turns... - Repocast.com®
Ronbo, now that's OLD! Never worked on one of those before.
Most of these 25 -30 yr old machines have Tecumsehs and I stalk the parts. The odd Briggs and Stratton engines over 15 yrs old aren't a problem as long as they're not too old.

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Snow blower? I just mowed the back yard! It rained for like 2 weeks straight, and looked like a jungle back there. Finally dried out enough for me to get to it. It was sunny and 71!

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I have a small Toro cc 2450, 2-cycle, 20 inch clearance width. It is great for fresh snow , even 15 inches high.
Used it for 4 years now. I got the one with the manual start.

Only issue is that the belt breaks every 2 years ($12-$20 to replace, depends where you get the belt, easy to change). I think my neighbour might have forced it into some ice and the belt broke 2 uses later.

Just did a 12 car driveway with 15-18 inches of snow; I took it slow so as not a break the belt; I did not have a spare handy. Was done in 2 hours. If it were 12 inches of snow, I would be done in 30 min or less.

The blades are made of rubber and it cleans to the asphalt. I mix oil to the gas 1:50 ratio. A little noisy but I have not done any maintenance in 4 years!

It throws the 12 inches of snow 20 - 30 feet away. I lift it easily (71 lbs) to put in my the back of RAV with the handles folded; I maintain more than 1 property. it also parks next to the RAV in my single car garage. The bonus is that it never clogged!

If it is good for Ottawa winter, it should be good for most people, except may be Alaska and Newfoundland!

Toro Snow Blower CCR2450
Strange that your Toro is breaking a belt so soon. I don't do that many repairs to the belts on them.
I get plenty of nightmare stories about peoples machines broken by the friends or neighbors. Sad part is that they don't end up paying for it

The Toro CCR's are Great Machines. Like many other innovations, Toro pioneered the Power Curve Paddle back in the 90's. They're my top recommendation to clients.
Also #1 choice Single Stage machines for my Snow Removal clients. Honda machines are Great too but more pricy.
I have worked on the Tecumseh 4 cycle machines, but not yet the engine they've just put out.
Mine is a CCR 3000, Commercial two cycle Suzuki Engine with Mikuni Carb. Sweeet
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Do you expect the belt to deteriotate greatly if it hits since ice banks and slow down the power curve blade. I back off immediately but may be the damage is done by then????

I got myself 1 original Toro belt locally and a two non-oem STENS belt from Ebay. The STENS belt seems thinner. Have you heard anything good or bad about a STENS belt. it is made in China.

2 Spec Belts Fit Toro 95 6151 CCR3000 CCR3600 | eBay

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There are so many types/sizes of belts.
I carry about 20 types. Usually end up buying the Toro's locally from a large shop because I cannot wait for shipping etc.. for the clients sometimes get the machines back "same day". But like I said before, haven't had to change many belts.

I too do not run it into ice banks. One common problem is people who have shifted sidewalks with edges. The damn scrapper bars hit very hard on them. Enough so to damage the bucket over time.

Just ran the Machine last night at around 9:30 pm in yesterdays snowstorm.
That Suzuki engine sounds like a dirt Bike ,,,,, Only time you can legitimately wake the neighbors ...
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I'll let you decide my opinion on this product.


-The Machine is Red like a "Famous USA company"
-LOGO is RED White and Blue
-Read how it is marketed by a US company, "name"
All Power America | Gas Powered Snowblower with 26 Inch Clearing Path | Home Depot Canada

-And read the bottom...







-engines are "ALL-CHINESE"

Anyone Upset?
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