Snow Blowers


Husqvarna ST224 24-Inch 208cc Two Stage Electric Start Snow Blower

March 21st, 2018 ernie Posted in 24 " Wide Blowers, Husqvarna No Comments »

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The Husqvarna Snow Blower ST224 24-Inch 208cc Two Stage Electric Start Snow Blower is a 24 inch wide snowblower, excellent for standard consumer driveway clearing requirements. A 24 inch wide snow blower takes less space for storage which may be important for some consumers. There is the trade off between easy storage that does not take much space and clearing a large driveway quickly. Consumer reviews are generally very positive with a 73% positive rating. Some customers reported receiving the snow blower with some damages. Some units are sold and purchased as used units on Amazon. Buyers need to be careful when purchasing any used snow blowers. Service and warranty can be challenging.   This item does not ship to Canada. This snow blower comes with an electric starter, remote direction control, heated handles and many more features. See more below.

Husqvarna Snow Blower Description:

Features:

  • 24″ clearing width
  • Remote chute control
  • Large 15 inch wheels provide traction
  • Steering Control
  • LED Powered light
  • Electric Starter / Manual Start
  • Carb Compliant

Specifications:

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  • Drive type: Friction disc
  • Engine: 208cc
  • Stage: Two Stage
  • Max power: na
  • Rated speed: na
  • Auger: Steel
  • Impeller: steel
  • Folding Handles: yes
  • Padded Handles: na
  • Heated Handles: yes
  • Electric Start: yes
  • Single Hand Direction Control: yes
  • Clearing width: 24 inch
  • Intake Height:
  • Weight: 198 pounds
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Light: LED

Customer Review Summary

At the time of writing this review, there were 135 customer reviews with a 75% positive customer review rating of 4 or higher. Negative reviews included comments suggesting that it was cheaply made, noisy pulley and belt. there seemed to be some problems with used units that are being sold on Amazon. consumers should be careful buying used snow blowers. The remaining comments are very positive for this snow blower.

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Briggs & Stratton Dual-Stage Snow Thrower with 208cc Engine and Electric Start, 24″

March 7th, 2018 ernie Posted in 24 " Wide Blowers, Briggs & Stratton No Comments »

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The Briggs & Stratton Dual-Stage Snow Thrower with 208cc Engine and Electric Start, 24″  is an excellent consumer snow blower. Although fairly narrow compared to many snow blowers, its narrow shape allows for easy storage. This can be important for people with small garages and not a lot of storage. It has the basic features needed by most consumers with a reasonable price. Electric start and hand controls for blower direction and steering. This product does not ship to Canada. Even if you have larger spaces to clear, this snow blower will do the job for you, it just may take a little longer. It uses regular gasoline. Reviews indicate a 76% positive rating with a 4 rating or higher. Some customers reported service and customer service issues with the supplier. This is a great little machine for most consumers.

Briggs & Stratton Description:

Features:

  • 24″ clearing width
  • Powered chute control
  • Steering Control
  • Powered light
  • Electric Starter / Manual Start
  • Carb Compliant

Specifications:

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  • Drive type: friction disc
  • Engine: 208cc
  • Stage: Two Stage
  • Max power: 9.5 foot pounds of torque
  • Rated speed: na
  • Auger: 12 inch steel
  • Impeller: Steel
  • Folding Handles: no
  • Padded Handles: no
  • Heated Handles: no
  • Electric Start: yes
  • Single Hand Direction Control: yes
  • Clearing width: 24 inch
  • Intake Height: 20 inch
  • Weight: 175 pounds
  • Fuel: gasoline
  • Light: yes

Customer Review Summary

As of writing this review, there are 204 reviews on Amazon, with 76% of the ratings at 4 or better. The customers reporting 3 or lower reported problems with service, damages when delivered and gear disc slippage. the majority of customers found this product met their needs and were very happy with the product.

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Yard Machines 208cc OHV / 24″ M63KE

October 23rd, 2016 ernie Posted in 24 " Wide Blowers, Yard Machine No Comments »

Yard Machines 208cc OHV / 24" M63KEDescription: this Yard Machines 208cc OHV / 24″ M63KE snowblower features six forward speeds and  two reverse, a 24 inch clearing width, with a steel serrated auger drive and 12 inch impeller diameter. It has a 2 quart fuel capacity and comes with folding handles for ease of storage. This machine is adequate for most residential snow clearing requirements. At 24 inches wide it is also easy to store while at the same time making quick work of snow clearing on your driveway. It has generally positive reviews, however some consumers reported difficulty starting the engine after one season of use. There is no way to tell if these consumer properly prepared their machine for storage and removed all gasoline.

Features:

  • 6 forward / 2 reverse speeds
  • 24″ clearing width
  • Manual chute control
  • Large 15 inch wheels provide traction
  • Single Hand Steering Control
  • Powered light
  • Electric Starter / Manual Start
  • Carb Compliant

Specifications:

  • Drive type: 6 Speed friction type
  • Engine: Gas 208 cc
  • Stage: Two Stage
  • Max power: 208 cc
  • Rated speed: 6 speed
  • Auger: Steel serrated
  • Impeller : 12 inch
  • Folding Handles: Yes
  • Padded Handles: No
  • Heated Handles: No
  • Electric Start: Yes
  • Single Hand Direction Control: Yes
  • Clearing width: 24″
  • Intake Height: 21″
  • Weight: 218 pounds
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Light: Yes

Customer Review Summary

Based on reviews that we were able to find, the snowblower has 21 reviews, 48% I have a five star and 14% have four stars. The remaining 38% or three stars or less.

Consumers reported that this machine work very well. It handled hard packed snow, deep drifts and even wet snow. Most are very satisfied with the product.

The most significant complaints by those people who rated this machine at three or lower was that it was difficult to start. Some had trouble starting it out of the box and many had trouble starting it on the second or third time or after being stored for a season.

They also mentioned that support from the factory was poor.

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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 1 Comment »

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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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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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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Yard Machine Snow 24inch Thrower H63Ke

December 21st, 2011 ernie Posted in 24 " Wide Blowers, Yard Machine No Comments »

The Yard Machine Snow  Thrower model H63Ke comes with a 24 inch clearing width suitable for most consumers needs. This snow thrower is 2 inches wider than the Yard Machine Snow 24inch Thrower H63Kesmallest blowers and yet is small enough to be stored easily in your garage. It comes with space saving folding handles, an in dash yard light, and electric start with a manual backup. Electric start is handy for people who do not like the manual pull chord.

We did not see any reviews for this particular machine, so would welcome readers comments about their experience with this model. This model also allows the operator to steer the machine with a single hand and operate the chute with the other hand. This is a great feature especially when you need to navigate around parked cars and side buildings. Read on for the full list of specifications and features.

Yard Machine Snow 24inch Thrower H63Ke – Specifications:

  • 208cc Powermore™ OHV Winterized Engine
  • 24” Clearing Width
  • 6 Forward, 2 Reverse Speeds: operate the snow blower to match the conditions
  • 12” serrated augers
  • 12” Impeller
  • 21” Intake Height
  • 15” x 5” Sno-Hog Tires: heavy duty treads provide maximum traction

Engine: This Yard Machine Snow 24inch Thrower has a 208cc Powermore™ OHV Winterized Engine

Transmission: This snow thrower has the standard 6 Forward, 2 Reverse Speeds to allow you to operate the snow blower to match the conditions

Warranty: This 2 Year Limited Warranty

Features:

  • Electric Start with manual backup
  • NEW 2-way, top crank chute control with remote tilt
  • Single Hand Controls: leave one hand free to operate chute
  • Taller poly chute focuses concentrated blasts of snow – arctic tested: won’t rust, dent, or crack!
  •  In-Dash Yard Light: improves low visibility and adds safety
  • Heavy Duty reversible slide shoes
  • Space Saving, Folding Handles
  • 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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Cub Cadet 524SWE Snow thrower

June 7th, 2011 ernie Posted in 24 " Wide Blowers, Cub Cadet No Comments »

The Cub Cadet 524SWE Snow thrower is one of the smaller snow blowers, making it ideal for consumers with small spaces for storage. It may take a little longer to clear the snow, but that is ok, when you have a small space to store your snow blower. Cub Cadet 524SWE Snow throwerThis snow blower is only 24 inches wide with a 208cc engine! It has the standard 6 forward and 2 reverse speeds with full chute controls including pitch control.

The Cub Cadet 524SWE Snow thrower also comes with an electric push button start making it easy to for almost anyone to use. It also has trigger controls to help steer the machine so there is no need to have to man handle this machine. Many people are afraid to use a snow blower because they may feel they are not strong enough to control the direction of the machine. With finger tip controls, almost anyone can operate this machine with one hand.

There is also an in dash light for night time operation. Consumers will appreciate this snow thrower due to its power, small size and clearing width.

Cub Cadet 524SWE Snow thrower – Specifications:

  • 208cc Cub Cadet® OHV 4-Cycle Engine
  • 12″ Auger diameter
  • 12″ Impeller diameter
  • 24″ Clearing Width
  • 21″ Intake Height
  • 6 forward / 2 reverse
  • 4 way pitch control
  • 4 way 200 degree chute control
  • 2 quart fuel tank

Engine: This snow thrower has a 208cc Cub Cadet® OHV 4-Cycle Engine

Transmission: The Cub Cadet 524SWE Snow thrower has 6 forward / 2 reverse gears

Warranty: The 524 SWE Snow Thrower has a 3-year limited residential and 1-year limited commercial warranty.

Features:

  • Steerable wheel with positive traction
  • In Dash headlight
  • Zero-Turn Posi-Steer™ Power Steering with Fingertip Trigger Controls
  • Push Button Electric Start

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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