- Type: Dual-Stage
- Engine: 4 cycle / 16.5t.-lbs. Gross Torque
- Clearing Width: 32" (81.3 cm)″
- Starter: Electric with Recoil Back-up
Brand Briggs & Stratton Type 2 stage Horsepower 4 cycle / 16.5t.-lbs. Gross Torque Starting System Electric with Recoil Back-up Fuel Tank 1 Gal.
In-Dash_Headlights 27-watt Amber Halogen Heated_Handles Heated Hand grips Weight 265 lbs Consumer_Warranty 2-Yr Limited Commercial_Warranty 1-Year Limited
Drive Friction Disc-Drive Forward_Speeds 5 forward Reverse_Speeds 2 reverse Tire_Type X-trac Tire_Size 16"x6.5" Skid_Shoes Reversible
Diameter 12" (30.48 cm) Profile 4-blade
Clearing Width 32" (81.3 cm) Clearing Height 19.75” Material Cast Iron
Material 4" Steel Chute_Rotation Remote Turning_Radius 200° Electric Max_Throwing_Distance Up to 45'
Big Decision - Ups and DownsBy Adam G.(Owner), Jan. 21, 2011Snow blowers can last a long time. Until recently I was using my grandfather's that I inherited. It was too small for our long driveway and over 30 yrs. old. However, the guy that bought it at our garage sale was happy as could be.
Our local Ace Hardware sells Simplicity so I researched and justified the price to my girlfriend which was hard because similar snow blowers sell for $700 - $1000 and local HD or Lowes. This cost $2,500 after tax and delivery. I could have put a plow on my Jeep for that. The 36" was just a little more $ but was just too big, and after a few snow storms I am glad we stuck to the smaller one.
Storm #1 Girlfriend used elec. start, unplugged cord, hit auger lever, ate cord. Went up the driveway 10 ft and quit. I came home looked everything over, then called dealer. Terrible response, no help. Had me take float bowl off, replace gas, nothing worked. I loosened gas cap and it ran fine. Later found out recall on gas cap. Called dealer and they gave me new one for free after hassle. Also found that the lever that controls chute top was not put together correctly and wouldn't hold position. I fixed myself after reviewing schematic online. Getting really hard to justify price now. However, we are getting lots of snow this year. I have never used snow blower like this before. Power is amazing, never clogs chute. I have to throttle it down sometimes so I don't damage glass covers on light poles, etc. A lower gear would be nice but I just idle down in 1st and am amazed engine never bogs down. Heated grips are too hot on high, tire could use more traction so I am planning on getting chains if only to break up ice more.
Today Auger lever started popping out during one handed operation, probably just an adjustment. Today I broke up ice on driveway, then used blower to throw it. Worked great. I never saw a snow blower that would do that. I will work as fast as you can handle it. The tires will loose traction before you could bog this thing down. It is a BEAST. When idled down and put in 3rd gear and it is so quiet, yet blowing snow 25' at half throttle. Gas tank hold enough to do very large/long driveway at least twice. The extra money paid will hopefully be noticed 10-30yrs down the road and I don't know what power boost does but this is as much of a machine as anyone needs. My neighbors have John Deere and Ariens of similar size and this is a better machine. Is it $1000 better? I'll let you know in 30 years.
Awesome Machine!By Matthew Hansen(Owner), Apr. 1, 2011I've had several snowblowers over the last 6 years since I have been a homeowner. A 24" MTD 2-stage 5HP, a 27" Poulan Pro 2-stage 8HP. Both of these machines were very "light duty". The MTD tore up the transmission after a year and the Poulan Pro struggled with anything more than 6" of snow.
I recently purchased a new home with a 20' x 150' driveway and wanted something that could clear it quickly and also handle the large drifts. I searched for the best snowblower I could buy. Budget was not a concern. I wanted a powerfull machine capable anything mother nature could throw at it.
I chose the Simplicity P1732E for several reasons:
1) Dealer Support (great local dealer)
2) Construction, extremely robust design and well made (C-Channels, gauge of frame and impeller housing)
3) Engine rating/power (342cc Briggs & Stratton 16.5 Torque)
4) Power Boost feature (multiplies torque in heavy wet snow)
5) Cast Iron Gear Box
6) Power Chute Rotate
7) Hand Warmers (sweet!)
8) Drift Cutters
9) Axle/Differential Release (simple to turn or manuever)
10) Balance (best balance of any machine I've used)
I bought a leftover 2010 model at the end of the 2010/2011 winter for $2150.
The Simplicity P1732E is one amazing machine. I expect this to last me 15-20 years with proper maintenance.
Professional machineBy Tim(Owner), Jan. 3, 2013I've used several different makes and models in very heavy snow (lived on the Tug Hill in northern NY with constant lake effect snow). This machine is very impressive. I was leery at first of the power chute rotation and wished for the old never-fail crank handle style, but after 3 years it's still working great and I admit it's very convenient. The hand warmers make using the machine a pleasure and the remote chute deflector is a must-have for me with a lot of work near buildings, etc. Plenty of power and with multiple gears to choose from it's easy to balance wheel speed and rate of snow feed into the augers. The trigger unlocking diff makes tight turns very easy - a great upgrade over previous generations of the same machine. I'm very happy with it, and the frame on this thing is so much more rugged than competitors with the fully boxed frame versus tubular designs. All you have to to is look at it. You could pick it up by the handles if you wanted to. Other machines would snap their handlebars if you did that. This machine is built for the ages.