Like much of the east coast, we received a fair amount of snow last night. If I had to guess, I’d say anywhere between eight to ten inches fell. The forecast was calling for twelve to fourteen inches, but like usual, the forecast fell short. I guess that’s good for us.
I woke up this Thanksgiving morning in an excited mood because I really wanted to try out my new snow blower. Like I mentioned before, this one is a little larger than my last one so I was curious to feel the difference between them.
Cleaning up the driveway, making a path to the back shed and getting the snow off the roofs and the cars took the better half of the day. Even with the snow blower, it’s work. I’m happy to report though that while this snow blower isn’t a crazy ass beast, it’s pretty good. I could tell that it’s slightly bigger and better than my Ariens, but I’ll be honest when I tell you that nothing blew me away. That’s most likely because my last blower was good as well.
While I was outside, I managed to take a video of me pushing the blower around. Just for you, I made a full run up the driveway and then back. If you decide to watch the video, please don’t be offended by the gravel that I picked up while heading out towards the road. Right after I got back to the garage and stopped recording, I pulled out some tools and adjusted the height of the front scoop bucket (whatever that’s called) and now the front end rides about an inch and a half higher, so no more gravel gets picked up. By the way it looked when I bought it, I thought it was already pretty high. I guess not. Now it’s maxed out. Here, check out the video:
Cub Cadet 2X 528 SWE Snow Thrower
Also, while I was laboring over the snow removal, Laura was gracious enough to capture some of the fun. She took a whole slew of photos, but the ones I’ve posted below are the ones I liked best. I tried to pick the ones with the most drama – you know, snow flying all over the place. I mostly wanted to show the range.
Overall, I’d say that I’m happy with my purchase. I have a feeling that if I didn’t go out and buy this thing, I’d still be outside shoveling, and believe me, I’m over that.