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Toro Snowcommander

RB

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Is anyone using this new Toro Snowcommander? It's a 7 hp single stage. To me it looks a little big and heavy, but ??? What do you think?
 

iowastorm

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Iowa
It's funny you started this thread; I was just looking at them. Never used one, but I share the same concerns too. 115lbs. is pretty heavy to lift out of the truck; especially at 5am and you've been working all night. The nice thing is that it's 24" wide and will clean a sidewalk in 2 passes. I'm just not sure if I'd want to kill my back lifting it in and out of my truck over saving a pass w/ the thing. Think I'd rather have the Honda single stage instead; those things go and go w/out problems.
 

Mowman

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Northwest Ohio
HEY GUY'S I GET MY BLOWER IN&OUT OF MY TRUCK WITH A SET OF RAMPS. I BOUGHT A RAMP KIT ($29.00) AND BOUGHT 2 2X6 AND MADE THEM UP. THEY WORK GREAT. I HAVE A MTD POWER-PRO
W/ 8HP AND 26" CLEARING PATH. IT'S TOO HEAVY TO JUST PICK UP AND THROW AROUND.
HOPE THIS HELPS.
Mowman
 

plowking35

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
S.E. CT
This year we may have a dedicated snow blower truck, in that case the ramps will work, however right now we have v boxes in all our trucks and the single stage fits nicely along side, but you have to lift in and out. So a larger wont work for at this time, If I free up a truck bed, then that is a viable alternative.
Dino
 

iowastorm

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Iowa
Ramps are a good idea, but it's one more thing to have and mess around w/ in the back of your truck. In a heavier snow, we've got to use the 2 stages, so we've got to have ramps unless we've got 2 guys to lift the thing out of the truck.
 

BRL

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Somerset, NJ
Here's my funny story about ramps & snowblowers. Back when I just had 1 truck & subbed myself out to a friend I pulled into a lot where he was with another one of the subs. The 2 of them were fighting in the back of the truck to get his monster blower out. While they were playing around I got my shovel out of my truck & in 3 minutes tops I shoveled the walk (maybe 600 sq. ft. - 4 " snow) They still didn't have the blower out so I walked over & had a good laugh at them while asking them why they were wasting so much time.
 

diggerman

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Iowa
Thats why you are on your own and they are most likely still trying to get a blower out of someone elses truck.
 

iowastorm

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Iowa
RB; I actually looked at the unit today. The sales guy told me that it could take on any 2 stage unit and could throw snow (dry) up to 40'. It was a nice unit, but way too heavy. Bought a 5 horse single stage instead that only weighs 70lbs.
 

Lazer

LawnSite Bronze Member
Our fertilizer spreader carrying racks (w/ small attached ramp gate) which insert into a trailer receiver tube, work perfectly as snowblower racks in the winter.
 
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