Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 8
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rick James Cuts through snow like a hot knife through butter
This is a powerful machine for its size. The tracks pushed the machine through our recent record-breaking snowfall of 31 inches in 24 hours. It climbs our steep driveway without a problem. It is difficult to maneuver and turn and you can't push the machine when the engine is not running and in gear. The fastest speed in reverse is very slow. The scoop can be raised, however the pile of snow left under the machine causes the machine to get bogged down when the scoop is raised. Overall, it is a very sturdy and solid machine. This is my third snowblower and by far the best.
January 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sandy Good for a very steep driveway
Recently purchased Compact Snow Thro and have used it twice on our driveway and parking areas in Connecticut. I am generally satisfied with its performance to date. It works best on new, dry snow that is at least 2-3 inches in depth. It does not work well with slushy snow (clogs the discharge chute) and does not get down to the pavement well, leaving a coating of snow particularly if it has been packed down a bit by the passage of our regular snowplow guy. It doesn't "breeze through hard packed snow drifts" as advertised. It will merely ride up over hard packed snow. I would like to be able to adjust the scraper blade to actually scrape down to the pavement.
January 28, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Compact track 24 slow/hard turn
I ordered the track that had the lever to help steer it but didn't receive that unit. This Compact Track 24 is very difficult to turn around at the end of the drive. You have to stop and pick up on the handles and swing it around to face the direction you want to go. It is also extremely slow even in the fastest gear and reverse is 10 times slower. Unlike my wheeled unit I used to have, you cannot move this without starting it and putting it in gear. You can't push or pull it.
January 23, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Henrys Will power through anything
I was very disappointed when the snowblower ran for two seconds and then did not restart without being taken to the service center. It had a bad ignition coil right out-of-the-box. The tracks would dig into anything with the best traction that you could expect. although it is. Hard to move the tracks are not powered up. Seemed to be very well-built and will throw a lot of snow.
February 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PERRY What a Machine!!
Just took delivery of the Hydro Pro track 28" with 420cc engine. I traded in my Toro 1332 Power Shift for this new machine. The reason I bought a new snow blower was the Toro would always get clogged up when I needed it the most, even using the spray. I would then have to use my single stage Honda. Our driveway is 250" long with 70' wide by the garage doors. I would always have to blow the driveway twice because the Toro was inferior to the Honda on heavy snow. We just had 16" of snow in Chicago on Feb 1st, and the first attempt to clear the snow was wet and heavy. I was tired of having to do all this extra work. That should now be a distant memory!! Our driveway is now clean and dry but obviously I need to find some snow to try out the new machine. Two and half feet of packed snow at the edge of the driveway would be a good test. The combination of Auto steer plus Hydro drive makes maneuvering very easy with no stress on the back, even on dry pavement. . I was concerned about buying the Trac system vs tires based on online reviews, but this combo is perfect and very easy to operate. The engine is quiet and smooth, and easy to pull start, even though it has electric start. The machine went thru the packed snow like a hot knife thru butter, and the volume of snow being thrown looked like I was making snow for a ski hill. What a blast!. Can't wait for the next snow fall.
February 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jswerdna Great snow blower. Track drive goes wherever you point it.
It's been amazing. Tracks take it anywhere. Easy to steer. Plows thru the wettest chunky pile left by the plows. Only problems are that even when it's warmed up you can't restart it without using the choke and sometimes it starts chugging like it's running out of gas. Loosen gas cap to vent then tighten it again. The cap probably isn't venting
December 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ken70 Did not know what to expect but now after using very...
I bought this Hydro pro track in Oct and just received first snow, did not know what to expect, but I'm satisfied with how it does the job of snow blowing. I replaced my DR unit with this as I have had major shoulder work done and can't be pulling back or pushing down on the handle bars to transport. I have hill going around my deck and did not know how it would back up the hill. If you keep the engine at full thottle it does back up slow but it does come up the hill that is major to me/. I like the hydro as you can set your own speed and just walk behind let it do the work.
November 25, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John Track 24 Model 920022
This is a tank with an attached snow blower. I have a steep and dangerous driveway that this track model laughs at. The unit is not especially fast but I'm in no hurry. Safety is my primary concern and that's what this model delivers. Contractors would definitely want a larger model. Turning on tracks was a concern but I quickly learned to turn while in motion. It takes some effort but nothing an average person can't handle. I plow a ground-level trex deck attached to my home and I can get within six inches of the siding without problem. Again, I plan my turns in advance. The track model allows me to raise the front off the ground (two positions) and drive across grass or any other irregular surface, plowing as I travel. I find that very useful when plowing my deck or moving from one part of my property to another. Deep snow on the lawn is no longer a barrier to winter travel. I store mine in a shed. I drive straight in, store it and back straight out when I need it. Yes, movement is somewhat challenging due to high track friction. If you attach small, sturdy castors to a 24" by 24" sheet of plywood you can raise the unit, slide the platform underneath and then move the blower where you want it. Wheeled units are much easier to move so be sure you can deal with tracks. I replaced the metal skid shoes with the non-abrasive shoes. I plow a trex deck along with expensive pavers and I DO NOT want to scratch either surface. The non-abrasive shoes are all I'll ever use. If you need a track unit for your home I strongly suggest you consider this model. I purchased mine from a local dealer who assembled, tested and delivered it to my home ready to go.
January 30, 2015