- Mar 19, 2011
You get what you pay for. If clogging is your problem, you bought a cheep one.Had one. Gave it away. They only work well when the snow is all light & fluffy. If the snow (or even just the bottom inch) is wet & slushy, they clog up within a few feet. You spend more time trying to clear the clogs than you do actually moving snow. No thanks!
We recently had a blizzard with 4' of snow. My machine went thru it like butter. I just had to stop and back up once in awhile because the drift would fall on top of the blower.
Then it all melted. Two weeks later we got another foot, followed by several inches of rain. You want to see slushy? You have no idea......lol
A foot and a half of slushy snow and I never had a clog and never had to stop.
In case you are interested, it's a premium Toro. It also has a cab, hand warmers and power steering. While my neighbors called plow drivers and they ripped up their lawns, my driveway is pristine and I didn't even work up a sweat.