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    X739 - Snowblower: 47 or 54 inch?

    I'm really enjoying my x739 (6 months old) and once I till the garden this fall I want to get ready for winter.

    Anyone using the 47" blower on their 7 series? I'm leaning toward the smaller size but the distance from the outside of the tires is 46 inches. That seems to be really pushing it so you're not driving over the snow or trying to back up in a perfect line on the first pass. So I'm looking for real-world experience from others using the 47" model.

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    I have the 47" and X729 and it seems fine to me although others like the wider model. I find that compared to my old 318/49 blower, when you turn to right for example, the right rear wheel cut into untracked snow whereas the AWS actually kicks the rear end to left slightly and I think it stays in track better. One thing to remind you of regardless of SB size, when you swing a turn quickly, that thing is out in front a ways and really moves quickly (think of garage doors etc).

    Others may have a different opinion.

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    I have the 47 on my x730, wouldn't mind having the 54. Mine has done an excellent job moving snow when I have used it,Dave.

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    I have the 47 on my 758 and it works fine. I stuck with the smaller one cause my wife's wheelchair ramp is 48 inches wide and I can blow the snow right up to the porch.
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    I have a 47" 2 stage snow thrower on the machine which was a predecessor to the x7xx, the 455. It works fine. Like others have said, when you turn the inside rear tire goes into snow which wasn't cleared.

    Personally, I would want a snow thrower with the steel impeller. It seems to be more durable and the rotating mass does a good job clearing the snow. I know for awhile the 54" was using a plastic impeller and likely still does. I am not sure what the new 47" two stage new snow thrower is using for an impeller, whether it has gone to plastic or if they are still using the steel impeller.

    The wider blower would get it cleared a little quicker on the first pass. Once you have made the first pass, most overlap some so you are very unlikely to be blowing the full width on subsequent passes. You will develop a style depending upon the depth of the snow how wide your second and subsequent passes for clearing snow will be. But I can tell you, just in the overlap on the 2nd and subsequent passes, the width will almost be a moot point because of the amount of overlap you need to leave to avoid leaving a snow trail line.

    Just like mowing, the best efficiency if you are paying attention is about 90% of the deck width on second and subsequent passes and that requires really watching what you are doing. With the 54" blower, you will clear 54" on the first pass and probably 48" to 50" on the following passes. On the 47", you will get 47" on the first pass and likely 41" to 43" on second and subsequent passes. Otherwise, if you run full width, you will leave little snow trails and it looks sloppy (I think) plus it looks bad if you miss spots all together.

    I would focus more on the impeller material, personally and the price.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by SulleyBear View Post
    Personally, I would want a snow thrower with the steel impeller. It seems to be more durable and the rotating mass does a good job clearing the snow. I know for awhile the 54" was using a plastic impeller and likely still does. I am not sure what the new 47" two stage new snow thrower is using for an impeller, whether it has gone to plastic or if they are still using the steel impeller.
    The 47" blower has been using a poly impeller for a while now. So both the 47" and 54" now have poly impellers.
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    I have an X748 with a 47” blower. It does an excellent job moving the snow far away.
    The 54” wasn’t available when I purchased the 47”.
    I would prefer a 54” because of the driving over snow with the rear tire when turning but it happens rarely and I’m happy with the 47”.
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    I'm leaning towards a 54" for more x758 to replace my 28" walk behind. It doesn't make sense to me to have a width smaller than the wheelbase.

    I'm still confused as to how the 1 and 2 series guys put a 54" on their tractors when their wheelbase approaches the 60" mark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nastorino View Post
    I'm still confused as to how the 1 and 2 series guys put a 54" on their tractors when their wheelbase approaches the 60" mark.
    The Gen-1 2-series width is 55.6" with the rear tires in the wide position. The Gen-2 2-series uses a completely different 59-inch front mounted snow blower.

    I have the 54" blower on a 2720 with the tires in the wide position and it is no problem.
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    In SE PA you don't really need a blower. The blade is way faster and cheaper to buy. Not as clean as a snowblower, but if time is more important than neat little snow banks, consider the snow blade However if you have no place to push the snow, then the blower may be needed. In that case, I would go with the 54" blower.

    As for the blade on the AWS machines, it is outstanding. I've been using mine for 24+ years now. Fast and reliable. And you can steer with the rear tires when the front gets light. I do, however recommend, weights. I use 8 suitcase weights mounted on an omni-hitch and can plow through really deep snows (30+ inches).

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