Forums Archive Index > Outdoor Power Equipment > Any Thoughts On Husqvarna Models???

Author: Termy

Date: 17 Dec 2005 5:42 am

Every new forum needs this thread. Everybody must post your thoughts on Husqvarna equipment, especially snow blowers. :wink:


Author: faithfulFrank

Date: 17 Dec 2005 6:01 am

That's funny! Those who have history here will appreciate this!

Frank D.


Author: jubol

Date: 17 Dec 2005 6:29 am

:D :D Termy,


I have a 927STE Husky!

Have not used it yet.

Reason:NO SNOW!!!!

Fred :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Author: JCinPolandME

Date: 17 Dec 2005 7:52 am

I just ran my new 9027STE through its second storm and it was impressive both times. I picked the blower up from a Husky dealer as a 2004 leftover, so I got a tremendous deal compared to comparable Ariens and Simplicity models with the same features. Husky's might not have the decades of reliability of those two brands (and Toro), but every dealer and OPE repairman I talked to had nothing but good things to say about them. So on to the performance.......

Two very different storms, last one was 3-4 of dry powder, this one was 6-8 of heavy wet snow after an afternoon of sleet to cap it off. Im not exaggerating when I so it was a breeze for the Husky. Even the foot or so of EOD mess was no task for it! I mean, you could hear the engine bear down, but it still blasted it 20 feet or so.

I would recommend this machine to anyone with similar conditions as mine in western Maine.


Author: Marshall

Date: 17 Dec 2005 8:09 am

Other Husky's.
























Author: robmints

Date: 17 Dec 2005 10:23 am

Welcome JC.

Marshall, I'll take one of each, except the plane. Can't fly anyway.


Author: krislu

Date: 17 Dec 2005 11:44 am

Marshall- I don't get it, How is the girl a Husky ? - Kris :D


Author: ramit

Date: 17 Dec 2005 11:54 am

I love that rescue boat!!!

And any plane that looks like a Cub..

nice pix.


she's cute, but a little husky.. more to hug and hold on to !

Who wants a bag of bones !!


I'm impressed with the husy snowblower action photos that Mr and Mrs SS posted.
And Mr SS has had some good comments about them.


Author: ramit

Date: 17 Dec 2005 12:22 pm

JCinPolandME , welcome to the board and thanks for adding your comments.

Did you find the directions to the new home easy to follow?

Thanks,
Bob


Author: Termy

Date: 17 Dec 2005 5:17 pm

Nice snowblower you have there JCinPolandME! What really impresses me is that it was able to do the EOD at 20 feet also, thats increadible!

I would take the plane guys cause I know how to fly and she sure is beatiful. :wink:


Author: JCinPolandME

Date: 18 Dec 2005 8:03 am

Bob, what do you mean...directions to my new home?? I think you're probably remembering us crossing paths on Abby's Guide??

These are both great sites for OPE lovers, I used them extensively while researching my snowblower purchase!

Hey, where are you on LI? I'm an NYC'r by roots (my parents dropped out of college in the 60s and relocated to Maine just before having kids), and a lot of my relatives are out on the Island now. I'll be in Mineola at Christmas.


Author: snowshoveler

Date: 18 Dec 2005 8:08 am

so Marshall...
do you have one of the husky motorcycles.
or maybe a husky rifle.
you can give me either one or both when you come over for the holidays
thanks 8)
chris


Author: Marshall

Date: 18 Dec 2005 10:06 am

Chris,

No, but when I was in my teens and racing motocross a neighbor friend had a CZ and a Husqvarna both. The CZ was a motocross bike and the Husky was a WR (wide ratio) enduro version. My Honda Elsinore, while faster, was nothing in comparison to the Czech and Swiss bike in almost all other terms. They were works of art and craftsmanship.

Didn't we talk about the Husky rifle once before? Aren't you the owner of one? :wink:


Author: ramit

Date: 18 Dec 2005 11:45 am

JCinPolandME wrote:
Bob, what do you mean...directions to my new home?? I think you're probably remembering us crossing paths on Abby's Guide??

These are both great sites for OPE lovers, I used them extensively while researching my snowblower purchase!

Hey, where are you on LI? I'm an NYC'r by roots (my parents dropped out of college in the 60s and relocated to Maine just before having kids), and a lot of my relatives are out on the Island now. I'll be in Mineola at Christmas.



JC,
I meant , "our new home - as in the forum", you signed up the day after our move to a new server. Our domain name is dragging behind us and still points to the old board, by mid week that should be fixed. We left forwarding information on the old board.

I was on Abby's for about a month before the opeonthenet.com sprang up.
I kinda haven't gone back to Abbys.

That's how I found Abbys. my first post there , and probably last was Ariens Vs Toro.

I would say that your parents made a nice move and wise to leave NYC. I live out between exit 62 / 63 of the LIE and north of the LIE a few miles. Just about smack in the middle of the Island. Born and raised, and lived on the Island of Long, dieing to get off of it and move to a PA, NH, Maine, or Texas. My wife will go to any of the first three after my daughter finished schooling, but she wont go down south, she thinks it's too hot.


Author: JCinPolandME

Date: 18 Dec 2005 6:02 pm

Bob-
I remember the Ariens vs Toro battle you started on Abby's......lots of strong opinions out there!

I know your neck of the woods a bit, my uncle married a woman from out there in Suffolk and we've had holiday meals at her family's. I forget the town, but not far from Ronkonkoma.

I hear you about their choice to move to Maine, I think about how different my life would have turned out if I grew up in Staten Island or Queens like them.

I hate to say it, but if you ever get down to a choice between moving to Maine and NH, there are a lot of practical reasons why I would tell you to pick NH. Maine consistently ranks as one of the most expensive states to live (percent of income to housing/taxes), while NH is one of the cheapest. And there are many other reasons.....do your research!!!!


Author: ramit

Date: 18 Dec 2005 6:10 pm

JCinPolandME wrote:
Bob-
I remember the Ariens vs Toro battle you started on Abby's......lots of strong opinions out there!

I know your neck of the woods a bit, my uncle married a woman from out there in Suffolk and we've had holiday meals at her family's. I forget the town, but not far from Ronkonkoma.

I hear you about their choice to move to Maine, I think about how different my life would have turned out if I grew up in Staten Island or Queens like them.

I hate to say it, but if you ever get down to a choice between moving to Maine and NH, there are a lot of practical reasons why I would tell you to pick NH. Maine consistently ranks as one of the most expensive states to live (percent of income to housing/taxes), while NH is one of the cheapest. And there are many other reasons.....do your research!!!!


It's never come that close, so I haven't done that sorta research. We have friends that moved to the south east corner of NH. I'm just a couple of towns east of Ronkonkoma.
It's all just too crowded now.