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Best snow blower for long sloppy gravel driveway?


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11-23-17, 04:44 AM   #1  
Best snow blower for long sloppy gravel driveway?

It's about 100 feets of single car driveway. I own the right half, my neighbour owns the left half where a car is parked. I need one that can fit into my SUV, because I sometimes I will need to bring it to my parent's home.

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11-23-17, 04:55 AM   #2  
Where have you (and your Neighbor) been disposing of the snow in the past ?

Where do you want to put it (blow it) in the future ?

Does your Neighbor have any place on his/her side to accept the bulk of the snow ?

Where are you located, climate wise ?

 
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11-23-17, 11:48 AM   #3  
Prolly going to dispose it on the top half of my driveway, because I only use the bottom half. Prolly will keep my sidewalk clear tho. He has no space to accept snow because he needs to clear the whole driveway to get to his garage at the back. Im located at Northeast.

 
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11-23-17, 12:14 PM   #4  
Unfortunately the perfect snow blower to check all your boxes isn't coming to mind. I used to have a gas powered two stage self propelled blower and it did quite well on my long gravel driveway. I set the shoes down about an inch so it slid above the gravel and only got snow. With the self propelled it would drive forward at a uniform rate without digging into the gravel. Unfortunately it's a machine too big and heavy to pick up and put in the back of an SUV but it did handle the gravel drive very well.

Now I have a electric single stage. It is small enough and light enough to throw in an SUV but it doesn't do well off pavement. Without being self propelled the front cutting edge gets shoved down into the gravel when you push. I've tried making shoes to keep the cutting edge up out of the gravel but the uneven surface of the gravel occasionally snags on the shoes which makes it hard to push and brings rocks up into the blower.

 
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11-25-17, 05:46 AM   #5  
What ever one you get, it should be able to be adjusted so it is about an inch or so high above the gravel so you don't blow out any windows. Probably a good single stage unit.
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11-25-17, 05:51 AM   #6  
With no place to put it, I hope the OP is located in an area where the snow melts right off.

I still have no idea where s/he's located or what volume of snow they have to deal with . . . . or how they've dealt with it in the past.

 
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11-25-17, 07:44 AM   #7  
I still have no idea where s/he's located or what volume of snow they have to deal with . . . . or how they've dealt with it in the past.
Profile says "Toronto County, Canada"

 
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11-25-17, 07:49 AM   #8  
Best "snow blower" would be a blade on a pickup truck or 4 wheeler.

Or get a big 24" snowblower and a trailer to pull it with.

 
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11-26-17, 09:29 AM   #9  
Posted By: Wirepuller38 Profile says "Toronto County, Canada
Average annual Toronto snowfall is only 121.5 cm (47.8 in).

With hardly any place to put it, I think I'd just stick with a shovel.

Why'd they allow houses to be put that close together ?

 
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11-26-17, 09:49 AM   #10  
A propane powered flame thrower would be the best bet.
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