Re: JD vs WH Single Stage Blower?
I have never owned a JD, but I do have the WH snow blower with wings. I would use the 416-H, the extra weight comes in handy. I have had more problems with steering pushing snow with a plow, not so much with a snow blower. I have used a snow blower with a 867, too light, 312 -8, 314-A and a New Holland GT20A. The single stage with 20HP will really move snow. I was glad to have this thing last year.
If you break something, WH parts may be cheaper and easier to pick up.