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Old Yesterday, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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I prefer to use my credit card, but most kids want cash. Hire it done by one of the neighbors' kids.


Every kid has a cellphone- tell 'em they should invest in a Square! They'll get paid regardless of which card is used. Even American Express!!!
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Old Yesterday, 12:08 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Easy to use would be a Polaris with a heated cab and a snow blower attachment. You didn't ask for cheap.


For a walk behind, buy the biggest motor that you can afford with a wide blower so you can make fewer trips up and down the driveway.


Get one with an electric assist start. Once you start it plugged in and it warms up, it should start again OK with the pull cord if you get stopped away from your extension cord.


Get one that has both reverse and a turning feature where you can power one wheel and not the other so you don't have to wrestle it around at the corners with sheer muscle power.


Heated handles are nice, but good gloves will work, too.


Don't wait until the end of the storm. Keep the snow removed as it comes down and is still fluffy. If you let it sit and it ices, your walk behind with have a hard time dealing with it.


It's a small engine and will require all the usual care that a small engine requires. There is simply no way around that.
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Old Today, 11:39 AM
 
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Every kid has a cellphone- tell 'em they should invest in a Square! They'll get paid regardless of which card is used. Even American Express!!!
Rafter square or speed square?


Really, if you can't manage to have enough cash on hand to pay a local kid to shovel the driveway that's kind of pitiful.
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Old Today, 01:38 PM
 
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Easy to use would be a Polaris with a heated cab and a snow blower attachment. You didn't ask for cheap.

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Well, for ease of use wouldn't a F350 four wheel drive with plow on, be the best?
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Old Today, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Monument,CO
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Rafter square or speed square?


Really, if you can't manage to have enough cash on hand to pay a local kid to shovel the driveway that's kind of pitiful.
I haven't actually seen kids willing to shovel snow for $$$ in decades. Here, they're either on their way to the slopes or inside playing Madden.
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Old Today, 04:12 PM
 
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^ So true. Maybe that poster lives in a time warp.
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