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Snowblower--Recoil or Electric Start?

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10-16-06, 12:07 PM   #1  
Snowblower--Recoil or Electric Start?

I am thinking of purchasing a small snowblower (single stage) and have been looking at the Toro CCR Powerlite. Should I buy the electric start or the recoil? Is this a good machine? I want something I can fold up and put in my trunk if I need to.


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10-16-06, 06:39 PM   #2  
Electric start is really nice. Just don't forget to put the ext cord in the trunk w/ it.

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10-18-06, 11:28 AM   #3  
I have the electric start, but it's easier to pull it most of the time for me.

My wife really likes the electric start.

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10-18-06, 01:19 PM   #4  
I am not at all familar with electric start. If I purchase the electric start, can I still simply use the recoil method if I wish? Or is it one or the other?

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10-18-06, 01:27 PM   #5  
Most electric start have recoil start also..
I have an 8hp dual stage electric start that I usually start with the recoil.. My wife uses electric..
A small single stage shouldn't be any problem to pull start..

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10-18-06, 02:13 PM   #6  
Thanks! Very helpful advice, indeed!

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10-18-06, 05:39 PM   #7  
Mine has both, I've never used the electric start.

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