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Snow Blower dealer
Posted by: LortonGuy ()
Date: January 04, 2010 12:17PM

Can someone recommend a good place to buy a snow blower/Thrower??

I don't want to go the Sears/Home Depot/Lowes route. I am looking for a dealer that sells and services good commerical grade products. Any suggestions?

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Re: Snow Blower dealer
Posted by: FoolSmacker ()
Date: January 04, 2010 12:23PM

Try Virginia Outdoor Power Equipment in Merrifield.

http://www.vopec.com/

They're one of the few places that still does quality service.

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Re: Snow Blower dealer
Posted by: centrevilleguy ()
Date: January 04, 2010 12:34PM

I was going to say Home Depot or Lowes...how about Tractor Supply Company?

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Re: Snow Blower dealer
Posted by: tubby ()
Date: January 04, 2010 08:08PM

Do you want a single stage or a two stage? I don't know much about single stages, but everybody says Toro is the best, and they have plenty of dealers around.

Two stage blowers:

The best is Honda, but they are ridiculously expensive...north of 2 grand!

Next best is Ariens, Simplicity and Toro. Ariens are sold at Home Depot and Lawn&Leisure in Sterling.

Simplicity has no nearby dealers but they make the blowers that John Deere dealers sell. Excellent machines.

Stay away from any of the MTD brands: Yard Machines, Troy-Bilt, Murray, Sears Craftman. Pure shit.

I have a 32 inch Ariens Deluxe Platinum two-stage with the 13 hp Subaru-Robin engine...an amazing machine that made short work of the recent big snow. It even ground up and spit out the wall of nasty snow that the plows push into the end of your driveway. It throws the stuff about 50 feet in any direction you point the chute. Briggs&Stratton Snow Series engines are Ok, but don't buy any machine with a Tecumseh engine...they're out of business.

You are not going to find much of a selection around here for the big machines....I bought mine online. I am mechanically inclined so I didn't care about dealer support...I can handle it.

Here are two good sites for OPE:

http://www.abbysguide.com/ope/discussions/

http://www.opeonthenet.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=4&sid=f0346fb4c7cd8f063ab9ab85c8bba8e9

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Re: Snow Blower dealer
Posted by: tubby ()
Date: January 04, 2010 08:13PM

Here's where I bought mine:

There's a lot of good info on the site even if you don't buy from them.

http://www.snowblowersdirect.com/?source=goog&kw=SBD&gclid=CNL41rWIjJ8CFY915QodwUp7lA

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Re: Snow Blower dealer
Posted by: Lorton guy ()
Date: January 05, 2010 09:18AM

Thanks, those are great sites. I appreciate it

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