Need Help Deciding Between 3 Machines
Posted July 18, 2012 - 06:18 PM
Posted July 18, 2012 - 07:34 PM
Posted July 18, 2012 - 08:55 PM
Posted July 25, 2012 - 01:00 AM
OK I missed something here. Snow blowers? Minnesota Winters? Member location says Texas. The machine with parts and service support gets my vote. Still trying to figure this out. Kurtee
Yes! I have moved to the great white north!
I still have not made a choice, BUT I have found a good deal on a Deere 425 with 4WS. Truthfully I didnt want a deere but I like this one, I think I need to get off my arse and decide on a tractor and pick it up, But all these choices make it so hard!
- middleageddeere said thank you
Posted July 25, 2012 - 06:21 AM
but I like this one
And in the end, that's the most important factor.
I missed your thread earlier, so a belated is in order.
Posted July 25, 2012 - 08:18 PM
The Ariens and Ingersoll blowers will be a near toss-up, except in wet, heavy snow. The Ariens will win out due to the two stage with wet stuff, and it out-weighs the Ingersoll by quite a bit.
In my experience, the Ingersoll will leave the nicest looking yard of the three, just mowing. As stated earlier, the hydraulic bagger on the Ingersoll will shame the other two. (imo)
Another consideration, with one acre, is the Ingersoll is the most nimble of the three. If you have lots of trees or obstacles in the yard, it will save time vs. the Ariens, which has a considerably larger turning radius.
PS - if you pass on the Ingersoll package, I would be interested in taking it off the seller's hands......
Edited by Cat385B, July 25, 2012 - 08:19 PM.
Posted July 27, 2012 - 03:57 AM
Posted July 27, 2012 - 05:07 AM
Posted July 27, 2012 - 06:26 PM
The blower can be expensive if you need to buy it separately.
Expect to pay $1,500 up to $2,250 for a used 47 blower and a quick hitch in MN.