Snow Blowers

John Deere 1028E Dual Stage Snowthrower

With 28 inches of clearing width and a powerful 305 cc engine, the John Deere 1028E Dual Stage Snowthrower can handle just about anything you John Deere 1028E Dual Stage Snowthrowercan throw at it and clear your driveway in minimum time. The 28 inch width makes storage more of an issue, however it does make short work of those extra long driveways.

There are lots of features included with this machine. We will only touch on the hi-lights. REad the specs and features listed below for a complete list. One feature we really like are the heated hand grips. No more frozen fingers! The electric chute rotation control let’s you redirect the snow while on the go and this snow blower is one of the few that comes with a tool box and a clear out brush. Read more about these brushes below. The engine is CARB compliant and with a push button start this snow thrower can be used by almost anyone.

John Deere 1028E Dual Stage Snowthrower – Specifications:

  • 4-cycle OHV Briggs & Stratton Snow Series Engine (305cc) with 14.50 ft.lbs gross torque power
  • 3 quart fuel tank
  • 28-inch clearing width
  • 14″ Steel auger with serrated flighting
  • 16″ x 4.8″ X-Trac Tires

Engine: The John Deere 1028E Dual Stage Snowthrower comes with a 4-cycle OHV Briggs & Stratton Snow Series Engine (305cc) with 14.50 ft.lbs gross torque power

Transmission: This snow thrower has the standard friction disk drive with 6 Fwd/2 Rev speeds

Warranty: 2-year consumer warranty, 90-day commercial warranty – View warranty (PDF)


  • 0W30 Synthetic oil added to engine at factory
  • Push button 110V electric start standard, cord included
  • Fresh Start® fuel cap standard to help with stale gas
  • Fuel shut off on engine
  • Free hand control for easy operation of controls
  • NEW! Deluxe console with dual halogen headlights for better ergonomics and visibility
  • Electric chute rotation with 200-degree turning radius
  • Remote chute deflector
  • Heated hand grips standard
  • Aluminized Super Lo-Tone muffler for reduced noise
  • Quick pull knob style wheel differential system
  • Cast iron, heavy duty gear case
  • Heavy duty embossed auger housing
  • Large STEEL chute for increased snow capacity
  • Heat-treated skid shoes
  • Includes tool box and clear out brush
  • This product is CARB compliant


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.


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.


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 and change the spark plug as required. Grease any spots outlined in the manual. If you need to leave the snow blower outside all year round, cover the machine. Use a proper cover to keep it looking new and avoid deterioration of the tires and metal components.



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