Snow Blowers


Snow Joe iON21SB-PRO 21-Inch Cordless Single Stage Snow Blower

October 7th, 2016 ernie Posted in 21 " Wide Blowers, Snow Joe No Comments »

Snow Joe iON21SB-PRO 21-Inch Cordless Single Stage Snow Blower

The Snow Joe iON21SB-PRO 21-Inch Cordless Single Stage Snow Blower comes with a 600 watt brush less motor and interchangeable lithium ion batteries. It will clear up to 21 inches wide and 8 inches deep snow. However in hard packed snow conditions some customers found that it could not handle this type of snow. Many found that the snow blower rode up on the snow. Lots of patience was required.

Description: The Snow Joe iON21SB-PRO 21-Inch Cordless Single Stage Snow Blower weighs only 36 pounds. It is relatively light and can easily be transported in your car’s trunk. Batteries are interchangeable. There is a powered LED light. A switch immediately starts the machine. No oil, gasoline or noxious fumes are needed or produced making this machine environmentally friendly.

Features:

  • 600 watt brush less motor
  • 21″ clearing width
  • 180 degree chute control
  • Powered light
  • Electric control
  • Carb Compliant
  • No Oil required
  • No gasoline required

Specifications:

  • Drive type: Electric
  • Engine: 600 watt brush less motor
  • Stage: Single Stage
  • Max power: 600 watts
  • Rated speed: Not rated
  • Auger: Steel auger & 2 heavy duty rubber blades
  • Impeller: Rubber blades
  • Folding Handles: No
  • Padded Handles: No
  • Heated Handles: No
  • Electric Start: Yes
  • Single Hand Direction Control: Yes
  • Clearing width: 21 inches
  • Intake Height: 8 inches
  • Weight: 36.8 pounds
  • Fuel: Electric rechargeable lithium ion interchangeable battery
  • Light: Led light

Customer Reviews

Summary Seventy six percent of customers rated this snow blower a 4 or 5 out of 5. The remaining rated the snow blower 3 or less. Customers wrote that as long as you are patient, this snow blower will easily move lots of snow. It works best with 8 inches of snow or less. However it will also handle more than that if you take your time.  Some customers found that because the snow blower is so light, it rides up over the snow. It also stops when the snow is hard packed. Compared to a heavier gas power model it just did not have the power or the weight to handle all kinds of snow conditions.

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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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Yard Machine Snow Thrower 2M1A

January 7th, 2012 ernie Posted in 21 " Wide Blowers, Yard Machine 1 Comment »

The Yard Machine Snow Thrower 2M1A is a small snow thrower that is suitable for light snow clearing. With only a 10 inch height intake and rubberized auger that is Yard Machine Snow Thrower 2M1Aself pulling, it really is not meant for heavy-duty snow clearing. This is for small areas and relatively light snow falls.

It is small and the handles fold for storage.  Most people will find that this snow thrower is good for fresh snow that is not too deep on sidewalks and small driveways. You will struggle with one of these machines on any thing else. Trying to push a snow thrower like this one is a lot of work if you have drifted snow conditions, wet snow conditions or icy conditions. Compacted snow at the end of your driveway pushed there by the snow plow will also be difficult to deal with. You will need to use a regular shovel for this kind of snow or obtain a larger heavier machine.

Yard Machine Snow Thrower 2M1A – Specifications:

  • 123cc PowerMore™ OHV 4-cycle winterized engine
  • 21” clearing width and 10″ intake height
  • 9″ self pulling rubber edged auger
  • 180° chute rotation
  • 7” x 1.5” wheels

Engine: This Yard Machine Snow Thrower 2M1A has a 123cc PowerMore™ OHV 4-cycle winterized engine

Transmission: Self pulling auger

Warranty: This Yard Machine Snow Thrower 2M1A comes with a 2 year limited warranty

Features:

  • Auger/clutch control system
  • Reversible, replaceable scraper blade
  • Arctic tested high-impact 5” polymer chute: won’t rust, dent or crack!
  • Space saving, folding handles
  • Durable automotive style powder coated paint
  • Assembles in minutes

Delivery

Most customers will have to arrange for delivery of their new snow blowers. However this snow thrower is small enough to fit in the trunk of most cars or SUV’s. You can have it delivered, however there would be a charge for delivery.

Accessories

Most snow blowers can be purchased with tire chains to provide extra traction in icy situations. In addition, snow shields are also a good idea if you want to protect yourself from windy conditions and snow being blown back at you from the wind.

Safety & Operation

A snow blower is a powerful machine and should be treated with safety in mind. Carefully read all of the safety guidelines in the manual prior to operating the machine for the first time and follow these guidelines to ensure that both you and the machine do not have an accident.

Prior to starting your snowblower the first time each day, perform a quick walk around check of the machine to ensure there are no loose parts and no leaking fluids. Check the engine oil to ensure that it is at the correct level as specified by the manual. Top up if necessary. Fill the fuel tank while the engine is cold and prior to using the machine. If you do spill fuel, wait until it has fully evaporated prior to starting the engine. Never spill fuel on a hot engine to avoid fires and always fill the fuel tank outdoors to avoid any possibility of vapors going into your house.

Finally never point the chute in the direction of people, buildings or cars to avoid any possible damage and accidents. Sometimes chunks of ice can be thrown at high speed from the chute and if they hit something, it can cause a lot of damage.

Never work on your snow blower with the engine running – this seems like an obvious thing but people still do it and are hurt, sometimes badly, every year. Always turn it off before you do any maintenance, add fuel, check the oil, fix the chains on the tires, or clear the augers of snow.

Clearing Snow from the Augers – this is were lots of people are hurt every year. Before you try to clear snow that is plugging the augers, shut the engine off to avoid sudden turning of the augers or the impeller which could cause lots of damage to fingers, hands and arms.

Use Snow Clearing Tool – This is the really important part. You have plugged the augers with snow, you have shut the machine off and now you are trying to clear the snow away. Never place your hands inside the augers to get at the snow. Use a broom handle if you have an old machine, or the snow clearing tool that came with your newer machine to clear the snow. You can also purchase these tools from most stores as an extra if you break yours or if you have an older machine which does not have one. This is the safe way to clear snow from around the augers and the impeller.

Sometimes the snow is so compacted, that as you clear it away, it allows the augers to turn as a result of built up tension in the pulley mechanism. Better to have a broom handle stuck in there than your hands!

Most new snow blowers come with a snow clearing tool which you can use for this purpose. Always use this tool and never use your hands. If you have an older machine, an old broom handle will do the trick as well.

Maintenance

Like all snow blowers or snow throwers, maintenance is important for your machine to operate at a peak level for many years. Change the engine oil regularly, check the belts for tightness, change the spark plug as required and grease any spots outlined in the manual. If you need to leave the snow blower outside all year round, cover the machine with a proper cover to keep it looking new and avoid deterioration of the tires and metal components.

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