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Can a stage2 snowblower be transported with a sedan?


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12-14-17, 01:06 AM   #1  
Can a stage2 snowblower be transported with a sedan?

I want to borrow my friend's stage2 snowblower, but we both drive a sedan. Is there a way a stage2 blower can fit into the trunk or the backseat or something? And how fast does the snow move, because my friend lives like 15mins walk away from me, can I just push it home?


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12-14-17, 02:05 AM   #2  
What size sedans? how big are the trunk openings? A 2 stage snow blower won't be the easiest to pick up. I'd guess pushing it would take twice as much time as walking.


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12-14-17, 03:04 AM   #3  
My 2 Stage weighs over 375 lbs, and it's awkward to lift. Don't you know someone who will loan you a Pick-Up ?

At this rate, it'll take you many times longer to transport it back and forth than you'll be using it.

If he lives 15 minutes away, can you equate that to miles . . . . that may be more practical. MY 2 Stage's Transmission can be set to move faster than I'm comfortable walking.

PS: If the route is safe, maybe you could rig up a cart to sit on behind the Blower and have the Blower pull you at its maximum speed (maybe 10 or 12 MPH) and carry a jug of extra gasoline.

Just remember SnowBlowers don't have a brake, so you have to be able to stop using the throttle.


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12-14-17, 05:34 AM   #4  
I can't imagine carting a 2-stage snow blower in a sedan. Getting it in and out of a trunk is nearly impossible for two average size men - and round trip means doing it in and out twice. You don't say what you have to clear but shoveling a foot of snow is probably easier than lifting the snow blower 4 times.

 
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12-14-17, 05:58 AM   #5  
I had a Toro two stage and there was no way I was going to pick it up and there was no way it was fitting in the trunk of a car. At it's highest self propelled speed it moved at a medium to slow speed that was slower than my normal walking pace. Forget trying to push or pull it with the self propelled in neutral. That would be even slower than letting it drive itself.

Does your car have a hitch receiver? If so there are cargo platforms that plug into the receiver for carrying oversized items.

 
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12-14-17, 06:00 AM   #6  
Agree with the others that loading and unloading to a sedan is going to be a full chore by itself. Heck, it's even a chore sometimes running one up and down ramps to a pickup or trailer when the ground and bottoms of your boots are slippery. 15 minutes of walking one might not be too bad, probably less walking that to do a regular size driveway, except that walking while blowing is different than walking simply to transport. In use it throws the snow out of the way before the belly gets to it, but, unless you run the auger all of the way, or the sidewalks in between have been cleared, you may end up dragging it as much as letting it drive itself.

 
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12-14-17, 03:27 PM   #7  
It hard. We both have a standard size sedan, no wagon or hatch back, don't know anyone to borrow a pick up from either. The blower is small for a 2stage, prolly about 125-175pound. I Prolly have a little over a foot of snow. He's about 0.7 mile away from me, I guess I will try to let it self propel. If not I will try to buy a hand truck or a platform truck

 
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12-14-17, 03:31 PM   #8  
Buy your own blower, tons for sale on Craigslist,or buy a trailer and have a hitch installed.

 
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12-14-17, 03:36 PM   #9  
Posted By: BurgerKing ". . . He's about 0.7 mile away from me . . .
You could go and get it, and be back with it in less than half an hour !

I know that for the amount of snow, ice, and slush that can be accumulated on these units . . . . I wouldn't want it in my trunk or on my backseat for the return trip.

Go get it and leave your car there, and then return when done and drive away with your car.

Maybe time to buy your own ?


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12-14-17, 04:37 PM   #10  
I will look into buying one for the long run.

 
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12-14-17, 05:18 PM   #11  
If you already have a hitch on the car, you could get a cargo carrier or small trailer for the hitch...

 
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12-14-17, 06:08 PM   #12  
if your going to run this thing for ~0.7 miles, make sure you keep the auger engaged.. If not it will cause a lot of wear on the belt because it's not really supposed to run with the belt just kinda running on the engine pulley..

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