The Biggest Snow Blowers For Another Snow-mageddon On The East Coast!

The Best Snow Blowers For Another Snow-mageddon On The East Coast!

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The East Coast of the United States and Canada got record snows last year and many of you struggled with snow blowers that were not up to the task.  Here is a list of the highest capacity 30 inch, 26 inch and 24 inch snow blowers available. There are a few heavy-duty 27-28 inch snow blowers but there are none that are listed here. They do not have the extreme capacity of the ones on this list.

Note: I have not been able to determine where the new Honda 2-stage snow blowers fit into this list. The new Honda’s do not have large engines so I have a feeling they will not make this list. I should have that information by November 1, 2015.

There are two lists below. Large 30 inch snow blowers and narrower 24-26 inch.

30 inch High Capacity Snow Blowers

I will list them starting with the highest capacity and work down the list.

If I put the Husqvarna ST330T and Ariens Platinum 30 SHO on black top with 24 inches of newly fallen snow the Ariens will clear the area faster, but if I put them side-by-side to clear snow that has settled for a day the Husqvarna would clear it faster. Why? Traction. Because the Husqvarna has tracks it will have better traction to push through tough, hard packed snow. 

So if you want the biggest, baddest, highest capacity snow blower and you have smooth surfaces to clear I suggest the Ariens. If you have smooth areas, gravel, inclines or turf to clear get the Husqvarna.

ST330T left Husqvarna: ST330T –  From $2499 – Engine: 414cc LCT  Throws Snow 50 ft Housing: 30″w, ?” h Tires: Track”, electric start, 12″ 4 blade impeller, Hydrostatic Drive, remote chute, single hand control. Read The Review Here! 

Ariens Platinum 30 SHO

Ariens Platinum 30 SHO

 Ariens Platinum 30 SHO Model 921040 – $1949/$1799 – Engine: Ariens AX 414cc (20 ft/lbs) Throws Snow 55 ft (16.76 m) Housing: 30​”w, 21″ h Super High Output Impeller Sold exclusively through Ariens dealers.

The Cub Cadet 3X™ 30 HD Trac has about the same capacity as the Ariens and Husqvarna but does not have quite as much weight to push through hard packed snow. That is why I can’t list it along with the two snow blowers above. 

Cub Cadet 3X Trac Cub Cadet: 3X™ 30 HD Trac – $1999 – Engine: 420cc OHV Cub Cadet, Throws Snow ? ft Housing: 30″w, 23″ h Tires: Tracks, electric starter, 12” serrated auger/12” impeller, 6 forward, 2 reverse, single hand control, remote crank METAL Chute, Dealer Only. Cub Cadet Dealer Locator

The Toro 1128 does not have as much horsepower as the 3 models listed above but because it moves snow through the unit differently it still has the high-capacity you are looking for. In addition this Toro is balanced very well  – meaning all the weight is over the rear tires so it has great traction. If I put the Toro, Husqvarna, Ariens and Cub Cadet side-by-side on black top with 20 inches of fresh snow to clear the Toro would only be a few feet behind the others at the end of the run. 

510440Power-Max-HD-1128-OHXE-38803co2458_sn_pwrmx_38803_r.jpg Toro: 1128 OHXE Power Max HD – 38803 – $1999 – Engine: 342cc Throws Snow 45 ft Housing: 28″w, 21.5″ h Tires: 16″ Directional​, ​Power Steering, electric start, 12″ impeller, 6 forward, 2 reverse, Quick Stick chute My Review Here

These dealer only high-capacity 3X snow blowers from Cub Cadet are different from the snow blowers available from The Home Depot. They have larger metal chutes. This gives them just a little more capacity than the versions with the black poly chutes. 

Cub Cadet 3X 30 HD Cub Cadet: 3X™ 30 HD – $1599 – Engine: 420cc OHV Cub Cadet, Throws Snow ? ft Housing: 30″w, 23″ h Tires:16″ x 5″ X-Trac, electric starter, 12” serrated auger/12” impeller, 6 forward, 2 reverse, single hand control, remote crank METAL Chute, Dealer Only. Cub Cadet Dealer Locator

Cub Cadet: 3X™ 30 HD With LED Headlight – $1649 – Engine: 420cc OHV Cub Cadet, Throws Snow ? ft Housing: 30″w, 23″ h Tires:16″ x 5″ X-Trac, electric starter, 12” serrated auger/12” impeller, 6 forward, 2 reverse, single hand control, remote crank METAL Chute, Dealer Only. Cub Cadet Dealer Locator

ST330P right Husqvarna: ST330P –  From $1879 – Engine: 369cc LCT  Throws Snow ? ft Housing: 30″w, ?” h Tires: 15″, electric start, 12″ impeller, hydrostatic transmission, remote chute, single hand control. Read The Review Here!

24-26 inch High Capacity Snow Blowers

I will list them starting with the highest capacity and work down the list.

The Ariens Platinum 24 SHO is by far the highest capacity 24-26 inch snow blower on the market. Large 14 inch Super High Output impeller and a huge engine to power it. If you had snow drifts over your head last year but a smaller driveway this snow blower is definitely the best choice. 

Platinum 24 SHO Ariens Platinum 24 SHO Model 921038 – $1499 – Engine: Ariens AX 369cc Throws Snow 55 ft (16.76 m) Housing: 24​”w, 21″ h Super High Output Impeller Sold exclusively through Ariens dealers.

 Cub Cadet: 3X™ 26 HD – $1399 – Engine: 357cc OHV Cub Cadet, Throws Snow ? ft Housing: 26″w, 23″ h Tires:15″ x 5″ X-Trac, electric starter, 12” serrated auger/12” impeller, 6 forward, 2 reverse, single hand control, remote crank METAL Chute, Dealer Only. Cub Cadet Dealer Locator

Ariens: 921024 ​- Deluxe 24 – $1189/$999 – Engine: Ariens AX 254cc (12.5 ft/lbs) Throws Snow 50 ft (15.2 m) Housing: 24″w, 21″ h

The Cub Cadet 3X has a little more capacity than the Craftsman Pro and Troy-Bilt Vortex because of the larger metal chute.

Cub Cadet: 3X™ 24 HD – $1299 – Engine: 277cc OHV Cub Cadet, Throws Snow ? ft Housing: 24″w, 21″ h Tires:15″ x 5″ X-Trac, electric starter, 12” serrated auger/12” impeller, 6 forward, 2 reverse, single hand control, remote crank METAL Chute, Dealer Only. Cub Cadet Dealer Locator

Craftsman Professional 24 277cc Three Stage Snowthrower Craftsman Pro: 88870 – $1199 – Engine: 277cc OHV Craftsman,  Throws Snow ? ft (12.2 m) Housing: 24″w, 21″ h,  Tires: 15″ x 5″ X-Trac, power steering, electric starter, 12″/12″/ 12″ 3 Stage System, 6 forward, 2 reverse, single hand control, Chute: 4-way joystick Read The Review Here!

0001P-14057MAR Troy-Bilt: Vortex™ 2490 – $1099 – Engine: 277cc Throws Snow ? ft Housing: 24″w, 21″ h Tires: 15X5″ X-Trac, electric starter, 3-stage, 12” serrated auger/12” impeller, 6 forward, 2 reverse, Chute: 4-Way (joystick)

Last but not least. The Toro SnowMaster will only handle drifts up to 18 inches in a single pass but it has the power to cut through even the wettest, heaviest snows. If you have a small single car driveway to clear, if you live in the city and need to clean around your car and sidewalks or if you have to bring your snow blower up steps to store it this is a great choice. 

510440snowmaster-824-qxe-36003snowmaster-36003-studio-right.jpg Toro: SnowMaster 824 QXE: $849, up to 18 inch snow falls. 24 inch SINGLE STAGE! This snowblower will handle the heavy wet snow of Long Island.  Review: Toro SnowMaster Models 36001 – 724 ZXR, 36002 – 724 QXE, 36003 – 824 QXE Review

Most of the snow blowers in this article are expensive and not everyone needs the biggest and baddest snow blowers. If you would like to find a snow blower better suited for your driveway and area of the country – Go here to find other great snow blowers. Best 2-stage snow blowers for 2015

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