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Yard Machine Snow Thrower 62BD

January 21st, 2012 ernie Posted in 22 " Wide Blowers, Yard Machine No Comments »

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The Yard Machine Snow Thrower 62BD is one of the low-end snow throwers that will meet most consumers needs for snow clearing. This snow thrower only has 1 Yard Machine Snow Thrower 62BD

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forward speed, so you need to match the snow clearing speed with the depth of snow by controlling the clutch and not the gear box as in other snow blowers. This may prematurely wear out the clutch on this machine if it is not always fully engaged.

It will handle up to 22 inches of snow clearing width and 21 inches of height, but you may have to stop forward motion if the machine is getting overloaded with deep snow.

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Everything is manual on this machine. Manual start i.e. you pull the starter chord and the chute controls are also manual.  The handles fold down for storage purposes. Although this is a basic snow thrower, there are less things to break down on it and if you can deal with the manual start and chute controls , this snow thrower should handle most average consumer driveways and sidewalks. If you receive heavy snow you may want to consider a larger more robust snow thrower.

Yard Machine Snow Thrower 62BD – Specifications:

  • 179cc PowerMore™ OHV winterized engine
  • 22” clearing width and 21″ intake height
  • 1 forward speed
  • 12″ Serrated Augers
  • 12″ impeller
  • 13” x 4” Snow Hog tires

Engine: This Yard Machine Snow Thrower 62BD has a 179cc PowerMore™ OHV winterized engine

Transmission: This snow thrower has 1 forward speed

Warranty: This Yard Machine Snow Thrower 62BD comes with a 2 year limited warranty

Features:

  • Manual chute and crank
  • Manual start
  • Standard reversible slide shoes
  • Space saving, folding handles
  • Arctic tested high-impact 5” polymer chute: won’t rust, dent or crack!
  • Durable automotive style powder coated paint
  • Extra shear bolts included
  • Assembles in minutes

Delivery

Most customers will have to arrange for delivery of their new snow blowers. They are far too big to take home in your car, so you will need a trailer, rent a van or arrange for delivery by the store that you are purchasing the snow blower from. There will be a charge for this service, but it will be the easiest way to arrange for your new snow blower to be delivered to your home. Some stores will rent their vans/trucks to you for a very low price for 2 hours for you to take your purchases home. Lowes and Home Depot do this as well as others.

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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Bolens Single Stage Snow Thrower S2P5C

November 7th, 2010 ernie Posted in 22 " Wide Blowers, Bolens 1 Comment »

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The Bolens Single Stage Snow Thrower S2P5C is a single stage snow thrower suitable for light snow conditions. The 208cc engine with a 21 inch clearing width will clear Bolens single stage snow thrower S2P5C most snow conditions. However since it is a single stage machine, it means that the auger must also throw the snow as well as pull the snow into the front of the machine. A single stage machine has a more difficult time dealing with heavy snow conditions. Consider  your purchase carefully against the amount of snow you get each year and the type of snow!

Other this issue, these machines work well and will clear your snow quite well. They are also much smaller than most snow blowers so they are easier to store as well.

Bolens Single Stage Snow Thrower – Specifications:

  • 208cc PowerMore™ OHV 4-cycle winterized engine
  • 21” clearing width and 10″ intake height
  • 9″ self pulling rubber edged auger
  • 180° chute rotation
  • 9” x 2” wheels

Engine: The Bolens Single Stage Snow Thrower S2P5 comes with a 208cc PowerMore™ OHV 4-cycle winterized engine

Transmission: Auger/clutch control system

Warranty: This The Bolens Single Stage Snow Thrower S2P5 comes with a 4 year limited warranty

Features:

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

Description of the Bolens Single Stage Snow Thrower S2P5C

With electric start and space holding handles, this snow blower is ready to go in minutes.  There is not a lot we can say about this machine in addition to the features that are listed above. The main concern is whether you will be satisfied with the single stage blower.

Delivery

Most customers will have to arrange for delivery of their new snow blowers. They are far too big to take home in your car, so you will need a trailer, rent a van or arrange for delivery by the store that you are purchasing the snow blower from. There will be a charge for this service, but it will be the easiest way to arrange for your new snow blower to be delivered to your home.

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. They can be purchased for most snow blowers including the Bolens Single Stage Snow Thrower S2P5C

Online Reviews: We were unable to find any online reviews for the Bolens Single Stage Snow Thrower S2P5C, however please leave your comments at the end of this blog if you have used one of these machines.

Safety & Operation

This Bolens 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 the Bolens Single Stage Snow Thrower S2P5C  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.

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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Craftsman 179cc 22inch Dual Stage Snowblower

April 21st, 2010 ernie Posted in 22 " Wide Blowers, Craftsman 1 Comment »

The Craftsman 179cc 22 inch dual stage showblower  comes with a 179 cc PowerMore OHV engine providing lots of power for the dual stage 22 inch craftsman 179 cc 22 inch snow blowerclearing width. This snow blower is a low end snow blower both in terms of features as well as price and will meet all of the needs of most suburban residents who want to clear their driveways and possibly the sidewalk in front of their homes.

If you have larger areas or get lots of snow , you may want to consider a larger machine, however this snow blower will more than meet your needs for the majority of consumers.

The 9 inch steel serrated auger cuts into the snow and pulverizes it before pushing it into the impellar which throws the snow out the polymer chute. Consumers can also use the electric starter to start the engine in cold conditions or if you just do not have the strength to pull the back up starter chord.

Craftsman 179cc 22inch Dual Stage Snowblower – Specifications:

  • 22” clearing width
  • 179cc PowerMore™ OHV engine
  • 9” steel serrated auger, 10” diameter impellar
  • 10” x 4” tires

Engine: 179cc PowerMore™ OHV engine

Transmission: Dual stage operation is designed for quick, easy removal of large amount of snow.

Warranty: 2 year warranty

Features:

  • Dual stage operation is designed for quick, easy removal of large amount of snow.
  • Electric starter
  • Arctic Polymer rotation chute
  • Crank chute

Description of the Craftsman 179cc 22inch Dual Stage Snowblower

Operators can rotate the chute 180 degrees and aim the chute to either side or straight forward depending on conditions and also on objects near were you are blowing snow. The polymer chute will not rust or crack in the cold weather. Note that it does not have a crank to rotate the chute, instead it has a handle that you can use to rotate the chute to the desired direction.

Consumers can also purchase a snow shield to protect you from the wind and blowing snow as an accessory. This can be quite useful if you live in an area that has a lot of wind or if you find that the snow you are removing is consistently being blown by the wind back at you.

This is a relatively small snow blower that will fit into most garages beside the family car. At 22 inches it is one of the smaller snow blowers. However if you need to store it outside during the winter and off season, purchasing a protective cover is always a good idea to protect it from the elements and from UV rays.

Delivery: Delivery of the Craftsman 179cc 22inch Dual Stage Snowblower can be arranged through the dealer that you purchase the machine from. There will be a delivery charge, however this is probably the most economical method unless you have access to a van or a small trailer that you can transport the snow blower on.

Accessories: Most snow blowers can add a wind shield or snow shield to them to protect you from three sides from the wind and snow. If you live in a climate with lots of wind and blowing snow this accessory is defiantly something to consider.

Online Reviews: We were unable to find any online reviews for the Craftsman 179cc 22inch Dual Stage Snowblower, however please leave your comments at the end of this blog if you have used one of these machines.

Safety & Operation

This craftsman 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 the Craftsman 179cc 22inch Dual Stage 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.

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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