Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 15
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoeWife Does what it says.....and well!
My husband and I have always been wary of gas powered snow blowers. In the past, we were at the mercy of the weather if the snow knocked out the power lines. But we have a generator now so I ordered the Snow Joe (which is my husband's name). He was still nervous about it but, once we put it together and he took it out to tackle the driveway, it was like riding a bike! It's a shame you can't have a retractable cord like a vacuum cleaner, which the Snow Joe is just as easy to use as, but my Joe is now thoroughly comfortable to face any future snow with his Snow Joe.
March 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SnowBound Fantastic!
I should have bought one of these a long time ago! Very easy to use, the cord takes getting used to but similar to vacuuming. We live in an area that gets pounded with snow. We bought the Snow Joe to clear the deck and areas for our dogs. Works like a charm! Very powerful, clears several inches of snow. Even used it on heavy, wet snow and the machine treated it like butter! As a woman, easy for me to use alone as I need to clear deck then carry it down a few stairs to clear paths for the dogs. Highly recommend!
February 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sandy Fits the Bill
This light-weight machine with a light makes this snow blower very functional for clearing snow from our deck. Last year, when we had 268 inches of snow, my husband would cover the carpet and hard wood floors with cardboard and push his heavy gas-powered two-stage machine through the upper level of our walk-out ranch to clear the snow from the deck -- very messy! This is a welcome alternative. It clears the snow well and quickly. The light makes nighttime or early morning snow clearing easy.
January 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fergie Seems to be a great snow thrower.
The snow thrower was extremely easy to assemble. Within minutes the machine was ready to go. It does not take up much room in the garage and I used it yesterday for the first time with a 5 to 6 inch snow. The thrower worked flawlessly. The snow was a light and "fluffy" type of snow and it cleaned to the pavement easily with no problems.
February 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BillB Price was a great buy!!!
Price was a great buy, bought for next year, so have not assembled!!! Not able to rate at this time!!!
March 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BadBack6116 More than I expected, had a 4 inch snowfall and it threw snow 20 ft. and clean down to the sidewalk
My only problem was maneuvering, dealing with the blowing wind and moving the extension cord at the same time. Great machine and very satisfied with power and versatility. Living in Michigan I do regret that I didn't get it at the start of the winter season.
March 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Barbara collapsing handle
Is anyone else having a hard time with the handle not locking in position and collapsing? I have tightened it but it still moves and makes pushing the blower almost impossible. This thing is worthless to me as it is functioning now.
January 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by longtimenewenglander Pretty good snow thrower...
I owned and threw away an electric snow thrower 10 years ago because it couldn't handle more than an inch of snow. This product is radically different from the older electric snow-throwers.
It takes 12" of snow and throws it 30 feet away! I bought this snow thrower when my 51 year old gasoline-powered Ariens snow blower failed to start. And I had 3 feet of snow on the ground with more to come! Yes, I live near Boston and 2015 is one of the heaviest snow falls in Boston history. The "Ultra" handled all 100" of the month-long barrage.
* "starts" every time
* handles up to 12" of wet or dry snow (make frequent trips outside when you are faced with 3 feet of snow falling in 2 days)
* clears the packed snow-plow mess at the bottom of your driveway
* no gasoline to buy
* no gasoline odors .. you can store this inside your house if you want
* quiet .. does not have any where near the noise level of the Harleys everyone else uses to clear the snow
* it is not self powered, however it is light enough to not need it
* the cord can sometimes get in the way, however you learn how to manage it, just like the vacuum cleaner
* the start/stop handle is fickle (cheap?) .. you need to finagle it a bit to get the electric motor running ... I wish it were of better quality ... I will probably replace it with a water-tight toggle switch.
* It is my new favorite toy!
February 28, 2015