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Postby Corey » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:54 pm

I've been scouring Craigslist for a snow blower for the winter as our driveway is pretty long and I hate shoveling. Our driveway is also at the end of its life so shoveling would pick up a ton of rocks.

Who has a snow blower? Any recommendations? There are a lot of decent ones that come up on Craigslist in the $300-$400 range which I think would be my max so I can't afford anything new.
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Postby wags83 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:57 pm

I don't even own a snow shovel yet!
Erin loves shoveling so we don't need a snow blower according to her.
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Postby Corey » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:04 pm

wags83 wrote:Source of the post I don't even own a snow shovel yet!
Erin loves shoveling so we don't need a snow blower according to her.

I thought you were joking when you said that last time...
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Postby wags83 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:13 pm

She legitimately told me she likes shoveling when I brought it up to her that we should look for a snow blower. I hate shoveling. Since I do all the other yard work, I think it's fair that she shovels and I don't have to.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:17 pm

Shoveling is so much more work than mowing, even though mowing is more often. You lucked out.

Salvo bought one from McNards last year, not sure if he used it.

I own a bad shovel. If we ever got 10"+ of snow I would pay a neighbor with a blower to do it.
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Postby Corey » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:18 pm

I am messaging this dude for this one. 9hp and 28" clearing is a beast. I would say the standard ones I've seen are 5-6hp and 24-26".

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/csw/ ... 91823.html
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Postby tylersucks » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:21 pm

Get ready for this MN storm coming this week!

Y'all got a snow storm coming this week?
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Postby Tyler » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:22 pm

Looks like a steal!

If we really had a bad storm chances are Jocelyn wouldn't have school and I could work from home. It wouldnt be fun to have a job where you had to to in regardless and forced to blow/shovel before you could leave.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:22 pm

tylersucks wrote:Get ready for this MN storm coming this week!

Y'all got a snow storm coming this week?
Yeah, that's a weird thing to put in the ad
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Postby itscsalvo » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:28 pm

Tyler wrote:Salvo bought one from McNards last year, not sure if he used it.


I used it. We also got maybe like 3 inches ok for snow last season, so I have no idea if it really performs well. But so far, I love it.
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Postby bmyoungs » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:09 pm

I'll have to look on Craigslist for one this year. I don't mind shoveling but we had 4 storms over 18 inches last year and that was not fun

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Postby Tyler » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:29 pm

bmyoungs wrote:I'll have to look on Craigslist for one this year. I don't mind shoveling but we had 4 storms over 18 inches last year and that was not fun

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Buy a skid loader and do a side business since you have the winter off. Like for real, that's a decent idea.
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Postby wags83 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:52 am

Corey wrote:Source of the post I am messaging this dude for this one. 9hp and 28" clearing is a beast. I would say the standard ones I've seen are 5-6hp and 24-26".

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/csw/ ... 91823.html

Just messaged him and outbid you.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:51 pm

Update?!
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Postby Corey » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:00 pm

I haven't gotten anything yet but I have ruled out the one that I originally linked because apparently Craftsman sucks
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Postby Tyler » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:55 pm

But it was the deal of a lifetime!
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Postby bmyoungs » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:54 am

Tyler wrote:
bmyoungs wrote:I'll have to look on Craigslist for one this year. I don't mind shoveling but we had 4 storms over 18 inches last year and that was not fun

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Buy a skid loader and do a side business since you have the winter off. Like for real, that's a decent idea.
Way too many people do that in Maine. Not worth it.

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Postby wags83 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:20 pm

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post
Tyler wrote:
bmyoungs wrote:I'll have to look on Craigslist for one this year. I don't mind shoveling but we had 4 storms over 18 inches last year and that was not fun

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Buy a skid loader and do a side business since you have the winter off. Like for real, that's a decent idea.
Way too many people do that in Maine. Not worth it.

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But do they call themselves Mr. Plow? You could do that!
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Postby CrckrJack » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:33 pm

wags83 wrote:Source of the post But do they call themselves Mr. Plow? You could do that!

Lol'd

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