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When are the best months to get deals on lawn mowers & snow blowers and what are the factors to be taken into mind while shopping for them .

Any particular stores / deals - pointers would be appreciated ..

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Post ID: 234299 17-03-17 14:54:49
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TORO and LAWN BOY.. are the best.
All of this depends upon the Square Foot Area that you have to clear. They all last a life time. Only thing is you got to know how to maintain them. More on it under this.

They Lawn Mowers come on sale in the next 10 days or so. previously the new ones were on sale just under a hundred. The same same now are around two hundred. The ones that I am talking about run on GAS. (Lawn Boy, Briggs and Stratton are standard. Wall Mart also gets a few from China. but can't get parts for them later)

You should see the Snow Blowers on sale NOW. The Toro's are the standard. The last i saw was at a price of $449. Will do your driveway and side walk. Gas operated. If you see one on Kijiji grab it. Don't worry about the price. (Reduced of course.!)

The Gasoline that we use gums up and plugs the float and orifice. So, after the last use (Either mowing or snow clearance) drop a few ounces of Additives to stop plugging and give it a five minute idling and shut it off. Thats it!) Nothing very special. It will keep on running for ever, when you add up all of the hours that it will work over the years, it will not amount to 30 days run. WOW!

Hope this helps.

FH.
If it starts on the first pull, pay 50-60 and take it. It looks like Briggs and Stratton.
http://www.kijiji.ca/v-lawnmower-leaf-blower/city-of-toronto/mtd-mulching-lawnmower-with-briggs-engine-bag/1247286247?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
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When are the best months to get deals on lawn mowers & snow blowers and what are the factors to be taken into mind while shopping for them .

Any particular stores / deals - pointers would be appreciated ..





 
Post ID: 234301 17-03-17 16:10:31
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The right time to get one of these is right before the start o the season. So now is the time to get a lawn mover. For a snow blower wait till Sep / Oct.

Sometimes if you're lucky you'll get a deal on either of them towards the end of the season, when stores are clearing out old stock.

Lawn Mover - Sears, Home Depot, Lowe's, Rona, Walmart
Snow Blower - Sears, Home Depot, Lowe's, Rona, Costco

Not to say that you cannot look elsewhere, but these are the common suspects.

I've seem a lot of people using a manual lawn mover. So if your lawn is not too big and most lawns within the city are not that big, you should be fine with a manual one. Alternatively, you could get a electric or gas one.

As far as snow blower is concerned either an electric or gas. Now within the gas ones the simple one's are manual with a smaller clearing width (21 / 22" ) while the more heavy ones have a larger width and height with a multiple forward and reverse gears (speed). The electric ones have about a 18" width.

With the smaller width it will take you a little longer to clear the snow as compared to the wider ones. With the shorter height clearance, if there's a heavy snowfall over 10 to 15 cms, you may have to go out half way through to clear the snow.

Keep in mind City of Toronto does now take grass clippings, so get one that can mulch the grass and just leave the clippings on the lawn.

I have the 21" gas powered snow blower, happy with it, and the above is my experience.

I've previously bagged grass and the City refused to clear it. Now off course there's a desi way to do it, by covering it with leaves, :clap: but let's not go there. ;)

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Thanks a lot FH & SS ..

No guesses that I am absolutely newbie to this since I am still to digest the terms of mulching.

Thanks for all the information . I shall be on the lookout for lawnmowers ... any idea in what price range ... I have seen the manual ones in India and the lawn in q is not big .... however a gas powered one may be a preferred option.

Let me get started .. I shall post links here ...In case anyone comes across a deal , please let me know.

I shall check the one in the ad out today FH ...Thanks a lot Sir !!

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I have a TORO Snow Blower, (A Sewing Machine and kept like one) used it SIX times this year and it will get its lay up today, a 10 minute idling run with fuel additive, call it a twonie to lay her up, and it is done for the year, and won't see it till x-mas may be or Jan first week the next, and do tell me, would I spend 750 bucks for a Honda?

I rather see the crisp ones folded and in my wallet. Won't you do the same?? But I will get her running once again after the labour day and get it ready and going, just in case.... The lady luck has been on my side all along and I treat her like a lady too.

My hints do not work some times, when you buy a million dollar home some sellers get all the breaks. Two blocks down the road, the husband and wife broke up and he sold the house, again a million dollar one, well the rest is luck.... you don't want to know the rest of it.

FH.
Looks good to me. Might need a battery!
http://www.kijiji.ca/v-snowblower/city-of-toronto/toro-snowblower/1247609632?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true


 
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Do not overlook the benefits of multi stage snowblower. If you settle for a descent one like Toro, it will last you forever.

http://lifehacker.com/helpful-guidelines-when-shopping-for-snow-blowers-1671299723

I own this one and found it extremely helpful when snow banks are made on your driveways by city

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.power-max-724-oe-2-stage-snow-blower.1000839972.html


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Post ID: 234318 19-03-17 19:58:46
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Originally posted by Fido

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When are the best months to get deals on lawn mowers & snow blowers and what are the factors to be taken into mind while shopping for them .

Any particular stores / deals - pointers would be appreciated ..




I would recommend a gas powered lawn mower (than electric). If your lawn area is big, then self-propelled will be helpful. I bought a used lawn mower 5 years ago and it is still running great!


 
Post ID: 234346 21-03-17 22:11:44
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Quote:
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When are the best months to get deals on lawn mowers & snow blowers and what are the factors to be taken into mind while shopping for them .

Any particular stores / deals - pointers would be appreciated ..



Hi Fido,

Go with Gas snow blower for sure...do not buy electrical one. Electrical one is not powerful enough to clear the snow and you have to be careful with electrical wire all the time....too much hassle and not worth it all.

If you find any good deals than please share with us. I am in same boat like you and looking for both items....:)

2 cents from myside....;)


 
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My 2cents on this topic is..definitely go for gas lawn mower..check the RFD thread where you will all the comparisions and hot deals

Regarding snow blower, i would avoid if its regular 2 car garage drive way. shoveling would be efficient, healthy exercise. We will hardly get once or twice above 10cm snow, even thats not really tough to shovel for an average person (involve your spouse/kids as well).


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