Snow Blowers


Snow Joe SJ624E Electric Snow Thrower 21-Inch

September 21st, 2016 ernie Posted in 21 " Wide Blowers, Electric | No Comments »

Snow Joe SJ624E Electric Snow Thrower 21-InchDescription: The Snow Joe SJ624E Electric Snow Thrower 21-Inch clears 21 inches wide and 11.8 inches deep snow in conditions where the snow is light and fluffy. Heavy wet snow presents a challenge for this snow blower(see review summary). It comes with a 14 amp motor. It must be plugged in to an electrical outlet at all times.  The benefit of this snow blower is that it does not require gasoline, oil or tune-ups. The chute can be rotated 180 degrees. This is a single stage snow blower. The auger is made of steel with rubber blades to scrape and clear the snow. The snow blower weighs 34 pounds and can be hung on the wall while being stored provided that you have suitable supports to handle the weight.

Features:

  • Single speed
  • 21″ clearing width
  • 180 degree chute control
  • No gas, oil or tune-up
  • 14 amp motor
  • Electric motor
  • Carb Compliant

Snow Joe SJ624E Electric Snow Thrower 21-Inch – Specifications:

  • Drive type: Electric
  • Engine: 14 amp
  • Stage: Single Stage
  • Max power: 14 amp
  • Rated speed: not rated
  • Auger: Steel with rubber blades
  • Impeller : Nil
  • Folding Handles: No
  • Padded Handles: No
  • Heated Handles: No
  • Electric Start: Yes
  • Single Hand Direction Control: No
  • Clearing width: 21 inches
  • Intake Height: 11.8 inches
  • Weight: 34.6 pounds
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Light: No

Customer Review Summary

The Snow Joe SJ624E Electric Snow Thrower 21-Inch had 47 reviews at the time of preparing this review with an average rating of 4.1.  Customer complaints ranged from poor quality, assembly and sturdiness to the usual unmet expectations for snow clearing. Consumers found that in heavy snow conditions i,e, wet snow, icy snow or drifted snow, this snow blower was just not powerful enough.

Consumers should really evaluate the type of snow clearing they need to do each year. If you get a lot of snow or snow that is heavy and wet, the Snow Joe SJ624E Electric Snow Thrower 21-Inch may not be able to do the job.

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Snow Joe iON18SB Ion Cordless Single Stage Snow Blower

September 7th, 2016 ernie Posted in Electric | No Comments »

Snow Joe iON18SB Ion Cordless Single Stage Snow BlowerDescription: This is a light weight snow blower excellent for clearing snow from sidewalks, decks and driveways where there is a light snow covering. It is quiet, does not need gas or oil and does not need an electric chord. There are no pull chords, tune-ups or carbon emissions to worry about. It will clear a path up to 18 inches wide and 8 inches high (see review section for the Snow Joe iON18SB Ion Cordless Single Stage Snow Blower). The manufacturer claims that this snow blower will throw snow up to 20 feet. The directional chute will rotate 180 degrees. Also the battery is supposed to last 50 minutes, although based on reviews some consumers found that the battery would not last this long. We have listed all of the features below for your information.

Features:

  • Single speed
  • 18″ clearing width, 8″ inches deep
  • Chute control
  • Powered light
  • Push button start
  • No Gas or oil to deal with

Snow Joe iON18SB Ion Cordless Single Stage Snow Blower – Specifications:

  • Drive type: Electric
  • Engine: Electric
  • Stage: Single Stage
  • Max power: 40 volt lithium ion battery system
  • Rated speed: Manual
  • Auger: Steel with rubber bands
  • Impellar: Nil
  • Folding Handles: Adjustable to meet height of operator
  • Padded Handles: No
  • Heated Handles: No
  • Electric Start: Yes
  • Single Hand Direction Control: Yes
  • Clearing width: 18 inches
  • Intake Height: 8 inches
  • Weight: 32 pounds
  • Fuel: Electric rechargeable cordless
  • Light: Yes

Customer Review Summary

The Snow Joe iON18SB Ion Cordless Single Stage Snow Blower has a total of 395 reviews at the time of preparing this post with an average rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars. There are two significant complaints about this machine.

First, for some consumers, the battery just did not last long enough to finish the snow clearing job which can be very frustrating. Secondly, this is a machine that is really meant for light snow conditions. Light fluffy snow is really not a problem. Anytime you have heavier wet snow or icy particles, this machine did not or could not do the job.

Before purchasing the Snow Joe iON18SB Ion Cordless Single Stage Snow Blower, give some thought to the type of snow conditions you experience. If there is a lot of snow, if it is wet snow, you may want to consider another model.

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Yard Machines MTD 31ABS62EE500 2 Stage 24-Inch Snow Thrower

August 21st, 2016 ernie Posted in 24 " Wide Blowers, Yard Machine | No Comments »

Yard Machines MTD 31ABS62EE500 2 Stage 24-Inch Snow Thrower Description: The Yard Machines MTD 31ABS62EE500 2 Stage 24-Inch Snow Thrower is a basic 24 inch wide snow clearing machine suitable for most consumer needs with the standard driveway. It is also relatively small compared to many other machines and easily be stored inside your garage.  It has the standard 6 forward speeds, side crank chute control, powered light and electric or manual start capability.

Features:

  • 6 forward / 2 reverse speeds
  • 24″ clearing width
  • Side Crank chute control
  • Large wheels provide traction
  • Powered light
  • Electric Starter / Manual Start

Specifications:

  • Drive type: Direct Disc type
  • Engine: n/a
  • Stage: Two Stage
  • Max power: n/a
  • Rated speed: 6 speeds
  • Auger: n/a
  • Impeller: n/a
  • Folding Handles: n/a
  • Padded Handles: n/a
  • Heated Handles: n/a
  • Electric Start: yes
  • Single Hand Direction Control: No
  • Clearing width: 24 inch
  • Intake Height: 21 inch
  • Weight: 85 kg
  • Fuel: gasoline
  • Light: yes

Customer Review Summary

There are no customer reviews for the Yard Machines MTD 31ABS62EE500 2 Stage 24-Inch Snow Thrower at the time of preparing this review. We will update this review in a few months time to add summaries of any future reviews. If you have purchased this machine and would like to leave a review for our readers, please do so.

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Yard Machines MTD 31AH54TG500 2 Stage 28-Inch Snow Thrower

August 7th, 2016 ernie Posted in 28 " Wide Blowers, Yard Machine | No Comments »

Yard Machines MTD 31AH54TG500 2 Stage 28-Inch Snow ThrowerDescription: The Yard Machines MTD 31AH54TG500 2 Stage 28-Inch Snow Thrower is a new machine offered for sale. There are no reviews as of yet. It is a 28 inch wide machine which is a middle of the width machine. it has 4 way chute control and it also is steerable with the click of a trigger. It also comes with a chute that will not rust. Electric start is also included.

Features:

  • 6 forward / 2 reverse speeds
  • 28″ clearing width
  • 4 way chute control
  • Large wheels provide traction
  • Steering Control
  • Powered light
  • Electric Starter / Manual Start

Specifications:

  • Drive type: Direct Disc type
  • Engine: n/a
  • Stage: Two Stage
  • Max power: n/a
  • Rated speed: 6 forward
  • Auger: n/a
  • Impeller: n/a
  • Folding Handles: n/a
  • Padded Handles: n/a
  • Heated Handles: yes
  • Electric Start: Yes
  • Single Hand Direction Control: yes
  • Clearing width: 28 inch
  • Intake Height: 21 inch
  • Weight: 116 kg
  • Fuel: regular gasoline
  • Light: yes

Customer Review Summary

There were no reviews available at the time of preparing this review for the Yard Machines MTD 31AH54TG500 2 Stage 28-Inch Snow Thrower. If you have purchased this snow thrower please leave comments regarding your impressions of the machine and it’s suitability for consumers. We will update this post in a few months.

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Poulan Pro 2-Stage Electric Start Snow Thrower 24-Inch

July 21st, 2016 ernie Posted in 24 " Wide Blowers | No Comments »

Poulan Pro 2-Stage Electric Start Snow Thrower 24-Inch Description: The Poulan Pro 2-Stage Electric Start Snow Thrower 24-Inch comes with 6 forward and one reverse gears. It has a 24 inch clearing width which is suitable for most residential snow clearing requirements. It is also small enough to be easily stored in most garages when not in use at 24 inches wide. Customers can also start the snow blower using the electric starter, which is a huge convenience for many home owners.

Features:This is a basic machine based on the description we were able to find on several pages. It does not have folding handles or heated handles which some home owners might appreciate on cold days when they are out blowing snow.

  • 6 forward / 1 reverse speeds
  • 24″ clearing width
  • Remote chute control
  • Large 13 inch wheels provide traction
  • Powered light
  • Electric Starter / Manual Start

Specifications:

  • Drive type: Direct Disc Type
  • Engine: 208cc
  • Stage: Two Stage
  • Max power: 9.5 foot pound
  • Rated speed: 6 speed
  • Auger: 12″ diameter
  • Impellar: 12″ diameter
  • Folding Handles: n/a
  • Padded Handles: n/a
  • Heated Handles: n/a
  • Electric Start: Yes
  • Single Hand Direction Control: n/a
  • Clearing width: 24 inches
  • Intake Height: N/a
  • Weight: 109kg
  • Fuel: Regular Gas
  • Light: Yes

Customer Review Summary

At the time of preparing this review, we could not find any customer reviews for the Poulan Pro 2-Stage Electric Start Snow Thrower 24-Inch. If you have purchased one of these machines, please us your comments so other readers can benefit from your impressions. We will revisit this post in a month or two to update it with customer reviews.

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Stanley 36-Inch Two-Stage Gas Snow Blower

July 7th, 2016 ernie Posted in 36 " Wide Blowers, Stanley | No Comments »

Stanley 36-Inch Two-Stage Gas Snow BlowerDescription:This is a large machine suitable for someone  who has lots of snow to clear. Note that you will also need space to store it, so if you have a small garage you may have to store it outside. The electric starter will be appreciated on this Stanley 36-Inch Two-Stage Gas Snow Blower. It makes starting easy along with many other features that come with this machine. The 15 horsepower engine throws snow as far as 40 feet.

Features:With six forward speeds, 2 reverse feeds and a 36 inch wide clearing capability, this machine will make quick work of your driveway or lane way. The Stanley 36-Inch Two-Stage Gas Snow Blower comes with a powered light for night time work and an electric starter to make starting easy. The high speed impeller will throw snow as far as 40 feet. We found that the descriptions online were not very good at providing detail to allow us to confirm features etc. Please review our list provided below.

  • 6 forward / 2 reverse speeds
  • 36″ clearing width
  • Chute control
  • Large 6.5 inch wheels provide traction
  • Powered light
  • Electric Starter

Specifications:

  • Drive type: Direct Disc type
  • Engine: 420 cc
  • Stage: Two Stage
  • Max power: 15 horsepower
  • Rated speed: 6 speed
  • Auger: serrated steel
  • Impeller: 3 blade high speed
  • Folding Handles: n/a
  • Padded Handles:n/a
  • Heated Handles: n/a
  • Electric Start: yes, non standard battery
  • Single Hand Direction Control: control interlock
  • Clearing width: 36 inch
  • Intake Height: n/a
  • Weight: 342 pounds
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Light: Yes

Customer Review Summary

We did not find many reviews for the Stanley 36-Inch Two-Stage Gas Snow Blower. In fact only two reviews were found, one good and one bad. The positive review indicated they were very happy with this machine even though delivery was delayed and it was difficult to assemble. The other review was very negative and suggested it was a poorly made product with many poor customer reviews although we could not find them.

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Husqvarna ST230P – 30-Inch 291cc Two Stage Electric Start

June 21st, 2016 ernie Posted in 30 " Wide Blowers, Husqvarna, Reviews | No Comments »

Husqvarna ST230P - 30-Inch 291cc Two Stage Electric Start

The Husqvarna ST230P – 30-Inch 291cc Two Stage Electric Start snow blower has lots of great features, however consumers are reporting that there is a problem with the belts shredding and the snow blower not living up to expectations. See customer review summary below.

Description: The Husqvarna ST230P – 30-Inch 291cc Two Stage Electric Start snow blower comes with 30 inch clearing width, 12 inch clearing height capabilities. It also has steering control, and LED light and electric start. Heated handles also help in cold weather if you are out clearing snow for long periods.

Features:

  • 7 forward / 2 reverse speeds
  • 30″ clearing width
  • Powered chute control
  • Large 16 inch wheels provide traction
  • Steering Control
  • LED Powered light
  • Electric Starter / Manual Start

Specifications:

  • Drive type: Direct Drive Disc
  • Engine: 291 cc
  • Stage: Two Stage
  • Auger : 12 inch ribbon
  • Heated Handles : Yes
  • Electric Start: Yes
  • Single Hand Direction Control : Powered steering
  • Clearing width: 30 inch
  • Intake Height: 12 inch
  • Weight: 336 pounds
  • Fuel: Regular gas
  • Light: LED
  • Fuel Tank: 3.6 liter

Customer Review Summary

At the time of preparing this review there were 44 reviews with only 52% of the reviews rating a 4 or better out of 5. 32% of the reviews awarded a 1 rating for this Husqvarna ST230P – 30-Inch 291cc Two Stage Electric Start snow blower.

There appears to be a big problem with the auger belt. It does not last and many customers had to replace it after only a few hours of use. Some returned the snow blower to the store where they made their purchase. Other consumers attempted to replace the belt, which can be done by anyone who is familiar with working around small engines. Belts should last years and not hours. This is a major issue for this model. One customer reported that the belt ran 20 minutes before shredding.

A symptom of belt failure is that the auger tends to push the snow rather than grind it up and throw it out the chute. Basically the belt begins to slip, the auger slows down and the snow builds up in front of the machine as you move forward. Some consumers felt that the machine was cheaply made.

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Husqvarna ST224P – 24-Inch 208cc Two Stage Electric Start

June 7th, 2016 ernie Posted in 24 " Wide Blowers, Husqvarna, Reviews | No Comments »

Husqvarna ST224P - 24-Inch 208cc Two Stage Electric Start

The Husqvarna ST224P – 24-Inch 208cc Two Stage Electric Start snow blower clears a 24 inch wide swath and up to 12 inch deep snow.  It comes with heated handles and electric start to make using this machine more comfortable to use on extra cold days. In addition there is a powered steering feature which many consumers will appreciate especially if you have tight corners and small areas to work around.

Description: The engine displaces 208cc, comes with power steering and electric start, a LED light, clears 24 inches width at a time, has a 180 chute rotation capability, heated grip handles, 12 inch ribbon augers, friction disc transmission, aluminum gearbox, large 15 inch tires and the gas tank holds up to 2.7 liters. There is a 3 year warranty on the machine and a 5 year warranty on the engine and gear box.

Features:

  • 7 forward / 2 reverse speeds
  • 24″ clearing width
  • Powered chute control
  • Large 15 inch wheels provide traction
  • Powered Steering Control
  • LED Powered light
  • Electric Starter / Manual Start

Specifications:

  • Drive type: Direct drive disc
  • Engine: 208cc
  • Stage: Two Stage
  • Auger : 12 inch ribbon
  • Heated Handles : Yes
  • Electric Start: Yes
  • Single Hand Direction Control : Steering control
  • Clearing width: 24 inch
  • Intake Height: 12 inch
  • Weight: 256 pounds
  • Fuel: regular gas
  • Light: LED

Customer Review Summary

This Husqvarna ST224P – 24-Inch 208cc Two Stage Electric Start has 24 reviews at the time of writing this review with an average rating of 4.7 out of five. 92% of the reviews are 4 or better which is quite good. There were no 1 star or 2 star ratings.

Onee owner have had problems with the belts that drive the auger and impeller. There may be a technical bulletin to dealers about having the belts changed. The dealer picked up the machine and repaired it at no charge to the owner.

Consumers are very satisfied with shipping, unpacking and operation of this Husqvarna ST224P – 24-Inch 208cc Two Stage Electric Start snow blower. Note that if you have a large area to clear you may want something with a larger width of clearing than this one at 24 inches.

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Husqvarna ST224 – 24-Inch 208cc Two Stage Electric Start Snowthrower

May 21st, 2016 ernie Posted in 24 " Wide Blowers, Husqvarna | No Comments »

Husqvarna ST224 - 24-Inch 208cc Two Stage Electric Start SnowthrowerThe Husqvarna ST224 – 24-Inch 208cc Two Stage Electric Start Snowthrower has many great features which will satisfy most consumer needs for the average consumers driveway. There are 6 forward gears and one reverse gear. It clears a 24 inch wide path and an intake height of 23 inches. It is not CARB compliant. It comes with 15 inch wheels and two LED powered lights. The control for the chute is multi controlled – e.g. both the chute direction and the chute deflector can be controlled remotely on a manual basis. This snow blower can be started manually as well as using an electric starter by plugging in the chord and connecting it to the appropriate place on the engine. This snow thrower is more than suitable for most consumers. If you have a long wide driveway or are intending to use this machine commercially, you may want to opt for a larger machine.

Description: This is a two stage, 6.7 hp engine with heated handles and one hand operation as you adjust the chute direction. It does not have steering control. The Husqvarna ST224 – 24-Inch 208cc Two Stage Electric Start Snowthrower weighs 240 pounds and uses regular gasoline in the 4 stroke engine.

Features:

  • 6 forward / 1 reverse speeds
  • 24″ clearing width
  • Remote Chute Deflector/Remote Chute Rotator
  • Large 15 inch wheels provide traction
  • LED Powered light
  • Electric Starter / Manual Start
  • Not Carb Compliant

Specifications:

  • Drive type: Direct Disc Type
  • Engine: 208cc
  • Stage: Two Stage
  • Max power: 208cc 6.7hp
  • Rated speed: 6 speed
  • Auger: NA
  • Impellar: NA
  • Folding Handles: No
  • Padded Handles: No
  • Heated Handles: Yes
  • Electric Start: Yes
  • Single Hand Direction Control : Yes
  • Clearing width: 24 inches
  • Intake Height: 23
  • Weight: 240 pounds
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Light: Yes , two LED’s

Customer Review Summary

At the time of writing this review there were 60 customer reviews with 45 of them positive reviews. Customer service was an issue for several customers along with some broken parts on delivery. Most customers were satisfied to extremely satisfied.

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Power Smart 24-inch 208cc LCT Gas Powered 2-Stage Snow Thrower with Electric Start

May 7th, 2016 ernie Posted in 24 " Wide Blowers, Power Smart | No Comments »

Power Smart DB7651 24-inch 208cc LCT Gas Powered 2-Stage Snow Thrower with Electric StartThe Power Smart 24-inch 208cc LCT Gas Powered 2-Stage Snow Thrower with Electric Start is manufactured by Amerisun Inc. and sold on Amazon. It is a pretty standard snow blower suitable for most residential applications. At 24 inches wide it will clear your driveway and also be easily stored in your garage or work shed. If you have high snow drifts and lots of snow with a large driveway you may want to opt for a larger machine that has more power and a wider intake to make faster work clearing snow. However this machine will meet most residential demands. It would not be recommended for any commercial applications due to its small size.

Description: The Power Smart 24-inch 208cc LCT Gas Powered 2-Stage Snow Thrower with Electric Start comes with 4 forward and two reverse speeds, 24 inch clearing width and a manual controlled power chute. This machine also comes with steering control and electric start to help consumers manage this snow blower while clearing snow.

Features:

  • 4 forward / 2 reverse speeds
  • 24″ clearing width
  • Manual powered chute control
  • Large 13 inch wheels provide traction
  • Steering Control
  • Electric Starter / Manual Start
  • Non Carb Compliant

Specifications:

  • Drive type:Speed & Direction Control
  • Engine:208cc OHV
  • Auger : Steel
  • Impellar: Yes
  • Folding Handles: No
  • Padded Handles: No
  • Heated Handles: No
  • Electric Start: Yes
  • Single Hand Direction Control: Yes
  • Clearing width: 24 inches
  • Intake Height: 21 inches
  • Weight: 180 pounds
  • Fuel: Regular
  • Light: No

Customer Review Summary

This snow blower, had 202 reviews at the time if this review with a 73% positive rating of 4 or better. The majority of customers were very happy with the product.

However 27% of customers are unhappy with the product mainly due to poor customer support, poor packaging and missing parts in the box. Some went as far as to recommend that customers should not purchase this product.

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