Any opinions on the Farm King blowers vs Woodmaxx?

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I am looking at purchasing a blower. My dealer has two new 74" Farm King blowers sitting in the yard. He has both a regular 3PH model and the pull behind.

Anyone using them?

I can get a 72" Woodmaxx blower for about $400 less than the Farm King 3 PH normal model.

I get about 150" of snow a year with the heaviest dumps of about 12". 300 yard driveway is gravel, and I clear a 5000 sq ft area between the house and storage garage. 32 HP at PTO.

Feedback and opinions welcomed.
 
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With your smaller storms the forward facing blower would be nice IMHO. You have plenty of power for a 72” model.

Your bucket would benefit from a set of Edge Tamers. With those on the bucket and the blower you would be in good shape.
 
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I don't have any experience with a Woodmaxx but I have owned a 74" Farm King 3PH for several years, probably 12 now, and have had zero problems with it. My neighbor also has one that has been trouble free. I would buy another.
 
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I have a WoodMaxx SB84 and it seems built just as good as others I looked at that cost way more including Woods and Meteor. I would buy a WoodMaxx again. The only caveat is make sure you get your order placed or you might not have it in time for winter if it isn't in stock. They come over on the slow boat. My shipment was delayed about 2 weeks waiting for the container to get through customs.
 
   / Any opinions on the Farm King blowers vs Woodmaxx?
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I have a WoodMaxx SB84 and it seems built just as good as others I looked at that cost way more including Woods and Meteor. I would buy a WoodMaxx again. The only caveat is make sure you get your order placed or you might not have it in time for winter if it isn't in stock. They come over on the slow boat. My shipment was delayed about 2 weeks waiting for the container to get through customs.

Saw your Fisher plow mount build and am very impressed. Nice work and well thought out.
 
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I am looking at purchasing a blower.
My dealer has two new 74" Farm King blowers sitting in the yard.
He has both a regular 3PH model and the pull behind.

Anyone using them?

I can get a 72" Woodmaxx blower for about $400 less than the Farm King 3 PH normal model.

I get about 150" of snow a year with the heaviest dumps of about 12". 300 yard driveway is gravel,
and I clear a 5000 sq ft area between the house and storage garage. 32 HP at PTO.

Feedback and opinions welcomed.

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If you have a stocking dealer he/she will have parts for it in stock and you will not have to worry or
wait about a warranty repair if needed.

Service and reliability would be the major things I would look at as far as a PTO powered implement
is concerned and Allied has been manufacturing farm implements for many years.

Waiting on a replacement unit to exchange it for the purchased one is something I would not wish to
do in the middle of snow season.

They will have already set up/size and cut the PTO shaft for you or taken the time to do it right there
when you buy it, checked the oil in the gearbox, made sure chute and spout work correctly and the
chain drive is properly tensioned prior to delivering it to you.

I am sure that if you asked them to run the snow blower before you accept it they would do that for you without a
second thought about doing it for you as you are a repeat customer of theirs and they want to make sure that you are happy
before and after the sale.

If you have a local dealer for a product you have the advantage of using the telephone if you have problems
with the snow blower and they can retrieve it and or repair it sooner as well.

As far as clearing width goes a smaller 5 foot wide 2 stage will become less bogged down in deep snows and load up the
power take off system less and as it is a hydrostatic drive mule it will loose power through the drive train due
to heat.

If the Allied Farm King impeller is larger than the woodmax unit I would not hesitate to purchase the farm king unit as
you need a large diameter impeller which will run at 540 RPM while clearing and as long as you do not overload it you will
maintain a long casting distance to clear the snow pack and also when throwing it forward to gain more room and toss it
across the road if needed.

Having a stocking dealer is what would drive me to buy local and your having a relationship with your dealer prior to this
assuming you have one is the major factor here so you can get parts overnight if they need to.
 
 
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