Snow Blowers

Yard Machine Snow Thrower H97KJ

The Yard Machine Snow Thrower H97KJ is one of the larger snow throwers on the market. It has  a 45 inch wide snow clearing width. It can also handle up to 22 inch Yard Machine Snow Thrower H97KJhigh snow drifts, although the drift cutters can help you cut through drifts much higher. This is a powerful machine. Customers with long driveways or large areas to clear will appreciate the power. Also the snow clearing capabilities of this machine. Note you do not manhandle a heavy machine like this one. Instead you use its power to make your snow clearing easier.

It does not have heated handles. However you should be able to quickly deal with most snow conditions with this machine. It does have the standard 6 forward and 2 reverse gears to match your walking speed and the snow load you are dealing with. Since this is a large heavy machine, you will appreciate the steerable wheel drive. It let’s you change direction with the click of a trigger.

Yard Machine Snow Thrower H97KJ – Specifications:

  • 420 cc PowerMore™ OHV winterized engine: Quieter running, better fuel economy, cleaner burning.
  • 45″ clearing width and 22″ intake height
  • 6 forward and 2 reverse speeds: select the right pace for both you and the snow conditions
  • Large 16″ impeller (largest in Canada)
  • 16″ X-treme augers: each auger flight has its own shear bolts to allow augers to continue working if one goes down
  • Four 16″ x 6.5″ X-Trac tires provide the ultimate in traction

Engine: This Yard Machine Snow Thrower H97KJ comes with a  420 cc PowerMore™ OHV winterized engine: Quieter running, better fuel economy, cleaner burning.

Transmission: This snow thrower has  6 forward and 2 reverse speeds: select the right pace for both you and the snow conditions

Warranty: This 2-year limited warranty for true peace of mind


  • Steerable wheel drive: turns snow thrower left or right with a click of a trigger
  • Electric Start: No need to pull. Manual back-up
  • Single-hand controls: locks in speed leaving one hand free to operate chute
  • Remote chute tilt & crank – use both to aim snow in the desired direction.
  • In-dash yard light for improved visibility and safety
  • Tool-less drift cutters to cut away at deep snow drifts
  • Poly slide shoes: help prevent driveway marks and scratches
  • Arctic tested high-impact 6″ polymer chute: won’t rust, crack or dent!
  • Embossed side panels: provide added strength
  • Automotive style powder coated paint for a durable, long lasting finish
  • Extra shear bolts included
  • Assembles in minutes – no tools required
  • Oil pre-filled engine – gas it up and you’re ready to go!

Description of the Yard Machine Snow Thrower H97KJ

This snow thrower has lots of features that will interest many home owners in addition to the wide snow clearing width. It comes with a dash light for dark areas at night, and it comes pre-assembled. All you need to do is unfold the handles, check the engine oil level to make sure that the pre-filled engine is good to go and add fuel to the fuel tank.

This machine also comes with a polymer chute which will not rust or crack even in the coldest temperatures.


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

This Yard Machines  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 Yard Machine Snow Thrower H97KJ 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.

Yard Machine Snow Thrower – 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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