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snow shoveling for old men

Recognizing the area requiring snow removal FAR EXCEEDED my shoveling capabilities I bought the Ariens snow blower when I moved here August 2017. Age and way too much snow caught up with me. My wrists, right arm, knees and back were not up to the amount of supplemental shoveling required here.

Enter our new Polaris Sportsman with plow. HOORAY!!! This combination of tools is exactly what I need to maintain our driveway and parking spaces without beating myself to incapacity.

In a week and a half I have become convinced I own the right tools. The combination is perfect with each complimenting the other. I still use the snow shovel and snow pushers a little, but there is very little the two power tools don’t get done easily and efficiently.

The Sportsman will also fill the need for brush and snag clearing on our hillside that I was hankering to solve. Bonus points that my wife and I can do some scenic trail riding around here as well.

Polaris snow management from Ted Dunlap on Vimeo.