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Steve Czaban is a 25 year sports radio veteran, who hosts an afternoon drive show in Washington D.C. "Czabe" also writes and edits his own commentaries for www.czabe.com and other on-line and print publications. He can be reached at czabe@yahoo.com.

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    What kills me is how many people wait until it completely done snowing to try and remove that much snow. Even with a bigger 2 stage snow blower that would take a while to clear off. The best advise is to go out a few times during the storm and remove the snow, then you won’t have to and remove all 2-3 feet at once. I tried to tell that lives in West Virginia that, but she didn’t listen either.

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    That’s not a snow blower…it’s a sidewalk sweeper. Forget a 2 stage model. For as much driveway as you’ve got, invest in a 4 wheeler or UTV with a plow blade on the front, and keep your current single stage blower for “mop up” duty.

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    Incidentally, awesome video.

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    You call that digging out. We call that a normal Monday morning.

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    But then look at all the fun you would miss by doing it all at once.

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    I have one of those Toro snowblowers. I literally found it at the dump and put $20 worth of new rubber paddles on it to get it back in business. It is now my backup to my primary snow mover: a 27 HP diesel 4WD tractor with a loader and 6′ 3-point hitch mounted blade. I suggest you find an upgrade, and go bigger than you need.
    My configuration can clear 180′ of driveway in 15 minutes if less than 6″ of snow. If more and I need to use the front bucket, its never been more than 45 minutes. It also has lots of other uses such as moving brush, dirt, and pulling stumps.

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    Problem with Steve’s method in this particular storm was the wind. If you continually clear, the wind can fill it back up. I’ve got a 24″ 2 stage blower and was able to clear a massive circular drive and parking area in about 4 hours by myself …. two 2 hour shifts in sunshine. And I didn’t have to put up with white-out conditions.

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    You call THAT a snowblower??? Steve!! Where you live??? Surprised you didn’t call me to bail you out.
    Nice work on the video. Best to the girls

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    Cool video. Any pictures of the finished product?

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    john zehren campbellsport wi

    nice job on the driveway with that toy what you need is a simplicity 1528e awesome machine for heavy snow
    i bought one two years ago for $1500 money well spent

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    It’s positively SHOCKING that Czabe only has that little snowblower.

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    Cute snowblower, Nancy. My grandma has the same one.


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