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My old trusted hand me down snow blower finally gave up the ghost. It was a pretty big machine and lasted many years. Since I get my driveway plowed now, I decided to get a smaller one that will fit through a door on to my deck. I went with a Cub Cadet Two-Stage 24 in. 208 cc Gas Snow Blower. Don't know much about them, hopefully it will be good. Anyone else use snow blowers?


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I do! I'm using a Toro 8HP, 26". I do my driveway, not that big but I have a pretty steep incline and this where a 2 stage snow blower get handy.

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SB , I house sat for a friend who went to Barbados last winter. He had a new 208cc Cub Cadet blower which he had not used. We got a snow storm and I used the blower for it's first time. It went through 15" of damp snow with no problems at all. I liked the power steering which made it easy to use. I didn't have to exert any energy maneuvering it around his car. Sure beats shoveling.

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I do! I'm using a Toro 8HP, 26". I do my driveway, not that big but I have a pretty steep incline and this where a 2 stage snow blower get handy.

[img]/forums/album_pic.php?pic_id=11383[/img]
My last one was 8HP. How has that Toro been? looks good!

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SB , I house sat for a friend who went to Barbados last winter. He had a new 208cc Cub Cadet blower which he had not used. We got a snow storm and I used the blower for it's first time. It went through 15" of damp snow with no problems at all. I liked the power steering which made it easy to use. I didn't have to exert any energy maneuvering it around his car. Sure beats shoveling.
That's good info 4ever! Thanks!

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My last one was 8HP. How has that Toro been? looks good!
It is very powerful.
Here is a video (not mine) but it is the same model (826LE), that show you how far the snow is being put away!

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Mine is something like this. Got it from the father in law when he upgraded. But for a little guy it does a pretty decent job! When it is deep, I just cut slices off.

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SB, I've never even seen a snow blower, only pictures! But I heard that Cub Cadet has gone from using Honda engines to CC-branded Chinese engines for their walk behind mowers. What engine is on your blower?

BTW, I had to mow the lawn Friday. It was getting pretty shaggy in the back yard!

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SB, I've never even seen a snow blower, only pictures! But I heard that Cub Cadet has gone from using Honda engines to CC-branded Chinese engines for their walk behind mowers. What engine is on your blower?

BTW, I had to mow the lawn Friday. It was getting pretty shaggy in the back yard!
The grass isn't growing around here much at all. When I get the snow blower I'll let you know what engine it has in it. Since I'll use it on the deck, I like that it has the blue plastic runners.

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