Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 18
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jonsey After year, love the clearing power, but had an issue with the motor
The machine arrived, was easily assembled, it started effortlessly, and has ever since. I summer-ized it last year, and used it for the first snowfall this season 2012-13. I was half-way through finishing, when it got really loud, and the muffler fell out of the bottom of the housing. It appears as though the welds on the muffler broke loose and let go. I have ordered a replacement from an online retailer, but has been on backorder for 2+ months. I did not pursue with HD.
January 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MIddleAgedInPhilly DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH SNOW TO TRY IT OUT BUT.........
Because I finally broke down and bought a snow blower I am personally responsible for the lack of siginificant snowfall in Philadlphia this winter!! But seriously, I have the same complaint as most other buyers of this snow blower. When I opened the box there was oil all over the outside of the snowblower. Apparantly the manufacturer is unable to tightly screw on the oil fill cap. Other than that assembly was very easy. It fired up on the very first try. I only had one 2" snowfall to try it out, and it worked very well.I need a more significant snowfall to really see how well it works. I'll add more to this review when we get more snow.
March 13, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Helen A great product - high recommended
This was a Christmas present for my 75 year-old father, but he had to wait until Mid-February for enough snow to use it! Wow, was he happy! My father takes care of the homes of several widows in our neighborhood, and this made it a snap. It performed beautifully! He was very happy with the results - especially no sore back! The single-stage engine is powerful enough to do the job and got all the way down to the pavement without any problems. He did have to go over the 16" snow with 2 passes, but since it was rated to 13", it performed to specs. He was also pleased with how light-weight and easy to assemble it was.
February 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Seegy Respected product at a great price
I purchased a Poulan snow blower because I have had such good service from my Poulan lawn mower. Haven't needed to use it yet so this is a preliminary review. It arrived on time with no visible damage though there was quite a bit of oil on the exterior that had to be wiped off. Assembly wasn't difficult. When filled with gas & oil, it started and ran smoothly with only two pulls. For a less expensive model, I appreciate it's large intake capacity, its larger motor and the ease of discharge control.
November 29, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Scott Very good machine for the price
Very good light duty machine for the price. Make sure to get the 208cc engine or it will be underpowered. It moves 3 inches of snow without issues, with more snow you have to push it a bit. We just got 15 inches of snow, I went out a blew the snow every few hours and it was easy. When I hit some 18 inch drifts I had to really push the machine, but it's not designed for that. We get a lot of snow in lower Michigan, but not usually more than 4 inches at a time, so this machine is fine for that. Starts first pull every time and in deep snow it never bogs with that 208cc motor and blows the snow a long way too. I saw a lot of the neighbors more expensive single stage machines bog down in the recent snow, but not mine. If you get a lot of snows more than 4 inches, get a 2 stage, if not, this machine works great and at $400 the price is right.
January 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by N8inMN Powerful little machine for a great price
For a single-stage machine, this is a serious worker. Not a lot of bells and whistles (everything is basically manual-- just a straight handle instead of a crank to turn the chute, etc.), but it's a 4-cycle (no gas/oil mixing), it starts on the first pull, and it's compact but powerful. Satisfied customer, at least so far (have had it for a couple of weeks and used it multiple times-- Minnesota resident). It sure is fun watching this little single-stage machine throw snow 30+ feet.
March 6, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Limitbid Do not buy this blower!
Went from a two stage to this in January 2013. Everything was fine the two times I used it except for the fact that you really have to push hard with snow over 6 inches. Summerized it and put it in storage. Flash forward to December and now it wont start. Drained and replaced gas even. I have never had a blower, mower, or any other kind of gas powered equipment not start after being stored.
December 13, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by johnc not impressed with durability. Works ok when running
Bought this last winter and at first I was happy with it. Started and ran well, and cleared our small driveway fine. Fast forward to this winter and 2nd use of the season and muffler broke off and fell onto ground. Cheap China pot metal used on the muffler can and vibration and heat cycles made short work of it. Hope they replace under warranty, but I won't hold my breath. Buyer beware!
January 6, 2014