- Type: Dual-Stage
- Engine: 4 cycle / 13.5t.-lbs. Gross Torque
- Clearing Width: 28" (71.2 cm)″
- Starter: Electric with Recoil Back-up
Brand Briggs & Stratton Type 2 stage Horsepower 4 cycle / 13.5t.-lbs. Gross Torque Starting System Electric with Recoil Back-up Fuel Tank 1 Gal.
In-Dash_Headlights 27-watt Amber Halogen Heated_Handles N/A Weight 255.0 lbs Consumer_Warranty 2-Yr Limited Commercial_Warranty 90-Day Limited
Drive Friction Disc-Drive Forward_Speeds 6 forward Reverse_Speeds 2 reverse Tire_Type ArticTrac Tire_Size 16"x4.8" Skid_Shoes Reversible
Diameter 12" (30.48 cm) Profile 4-blade
Clearing Width 28" (71.2 cm) Clearing Height 19.75” Material Cast Iron
Material 4" Steel Chute_Rotation Remote Turning_Radius 200° Electric Max_Throwing_Distance 40 feet (12.19 meters)
Snapper snow throwerBy Bob Fitzgerald (Owner), Jan. 2, 2011Had it for 1.5 years. Had a problem in the first year but had bought a 5 year protection plan from Sears. First year the electric starter fell off the motor. It had been assembled poorly by the sears tech. Repairman inspected it and found the bolt holes connecting the starter to the block had been bored through the block right into the motor itself. Sounded improbable to me but my own inspection verified what the tech had found. Sears then replaced the ENTIRE motor. The unit now runs fine.
According to the maintenance manual several adjustments have to be made to new units as a matter of course. True. The lever that allows turning of the unit has become loose and may have rusted the cable inside of the cable housing. I have adjusted it according to supplied directions but I am not at all sure that the adjustment is correct. And will hold. It just doesn't feel correct but it works as advertised. Now in the second season the lever that puts the unit in gear seems sloppy so the unit runs VERY slowly in reverse but the forward gears seem ok. Clearly it needs adjustment. Overall I find the unit to be very effective at clearing whatever snow it is required to clear without over stressing the motor so I am fully satisfied with it from that perspective. And what is more important than that? I assume that all new snowblowers need "run in" adjustment so my issues with the unit are probably normal. The adjustment controls are easily accessible and easy to operate. Since this is my first snowblower many of my concerns are most likely "newbe" learning curve stuff
I would definitely buy it again but I bought a Snapper so that I would not have to buy another for at least 20 years. Between the high quality of a Snapper and the inexpensive 5 year protection plan from Sears it has been the "right" purchase. It is a powerful easy to operate machine.