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.
- 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
- 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.