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Model # 38473

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Power Clear 518 ZE 18 in. Single-Stage Gas Snow Blower

$399.00 /each
  • 99cc Toro OHV engine with 18 in. clearing width
  • Power curve technology cleans down to the pavement
  • Electric start

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Model # 38473

Internet # 205380016

Store SKU # 1000129015

The Toro Power Clear Single-Stage 18 in. Gas Snow Blower can help you clear snow and ice from your small driveway or walkway quickly and easily. The 7 in. auger helps clear compacted snow and ice, and the positive-locking Zip deflector allows you to throw snow at high or low angles. The snow blower has variable forward speeds so you can control the throwing power, while the electric ignition helps ensure a reliable startup with each use.

  • Toro premium 99 cc OHV 4-Cycle engine helps provide effective snow removal
  • 18 in. clearance width and 12 in. snow cut depth
  • Power curve technology features wide, rubber paddles designed to propel the snow blower forward while clearing snow down to the pavement
  • 7 in. auger dia. helps remove compacted snow and ice
  • Throws snow up to 25 ft. to help ensure adequate snow removal
  • Positive-locking zip deflector enables the user to throw snow in a variety of directions with a squeeze of the hand
  • Electric start for a reliable ignition with a 2-year guaranteed-to-start (GTS) warranty
  • 210 degree chute rotation helps provide great snow-throwing control
  • Compact design conserves valuable storage space
  • Guaranteed-to-start (GTS) in 1 or 2 pulls for 2 years



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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Assembled Depth (in.) 
37 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
45 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
18 in 
Auger diameter (in.) 
Clearing Width (In.) 
18 
Ideal Snow Depth (In.) 
12 
Intake height (in.) 
12 
Product Depth (in.) 
45 
Product Height (in.) 
37 
Product Width (in.) 
18 
Tire height (in.) 
Tire width (in.) 
1.5 
Details
Assembly Required 
Yes 
CA (CARB) Compliant 
CARB Compliant 
Chute rotation turning radius (Deg) 
210 
Clearing Surface Type 
Paved 
Clearing tool included 
No 
Drive System 
Auger assisted 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
87 
Engine Make 
OEM Branded 
Engine Type 
4-cycle 
Engine torque (ft.-lb.) 
0.0 
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 
0.35 
Number of Forward Speeds 
Variable 
Number of Reverse Speeds 
Oil capacity (oz.) 
12 
Product Weight (lb.) 
58 lb 
Recommended Oil type 
5W-30 
Reconditioned 
No 
Returnable 
30-Day 
Rust Resistant 
Yes 
Snow Blower Features 
No Additional Features 
Snow Blower Usage 
Medium 
Snow Equipment Product Type 
Single Stage Gas Snow Blower 
Start Type 
Electric 
Terrain 
Flat with Obstacles 
Traction 
Wheel Drive 
Type of Snow 
Heavy 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
No Certifications or Listings 
Manufacturer Warranty 
2-year full 

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Brand: Toro
Snow Equipment Product Type: Single Stage Gas Snow Blower
Clearing Width (In.): 15 - 20
Price: $300 - $400
Snow Blower Features: No Additional Features
Review Rating: 4 & Up
Engine Make: OEM Branded
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How much assembly is required?

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Newport Township, PA
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March 10, 2015
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I got mine pre-assembled but the person in the store told me you only have to attach the handle and the chute assembly. According to the manual it looks very easy.
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January 31, 2015
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2 bolts and a hand knob on the handle and 2 bolts and a hand knob on the shoot
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January 27, 2015
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Very little. Took me about 15 minutes to do alone.
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December 10, 2014
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None.
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December 9, 2014
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Just the handle.
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November 14, 2014
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If you buy it locally instead of online you can probably get it pre-assembled. That's how I got mine.
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October 28, 2014
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You will need to install the Handle, Recoil Starter Handle and the Discharge Chute Assemble. You can view the Setup instructions online at http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/1d/1d696303-e967-481d-b487-9247e2f8be6b.pdf.
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October 27, 2014
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Very little assembly is required. It comes in the box almost ready to go. The steering handle is folded forward so the snow thrower can fit in the box for transport, so you will need to pull it back and screw it in place. The Toro models have hand-turn knobs for this, so no tools are needed. You may need to pull the pull-start lever out and thread the cord through the holder on the steering handle, and Read More
Very little assembly is required. It comes in the box almost ready to go. The steering handle is folded forward so the snow thrower can fit in the box for transport, so you will need to pull it back and screw it in place. The Toro models have hand-turn knobs for this, so no tools are needed. You may need to pull the pull-start lever out and thread the cord through the holder on the steering handle, and you will have to put oil in it -- but it should come with a bottle of oil. Just make sure to read the manual so you don't overfill the oil. After that, all you need to do is put gas in it and you're ready to go! Read Less
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Does this unit have electric start?

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Newport Township, PA
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March 10, 2015
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Yes, it does have an electric start but I have not had to use it. It only takes a few pulls that are not very strenuous at all.
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yes
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If you by the electric start model, they come both ways.
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Erie, PA
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November 14, 2014
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Yes, but considering that you need to plug in the blower to an extension cord in order to use the electric start it is actually easier to use the recoil start, which is not difficult at all.
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October 27, 2014
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Mine did. Home Depot is very good about making sure the website lists all the features. If you want to be 100% sure before you buy, look under the "Specifications" tab.
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October 8, 2014
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Yes
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September 28, 2014
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It does, but it is so easy to pull the cord, we just do it that way.
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Yes, this model has electric start.
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Does a power cord come with this model, and if so, how long is it?

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No it does not come with a power cord.
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no you must use a three prong cord
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No, need to provide your own.
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No it doesn't and the power cord is for starting the unit
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December 10, 2014
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About three feet.
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No cord, use any standard out door cord
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No, an extension cord is not included. Use only a UL-listed, 16-gauge extension cord recommended for outdoor use that is not longer than
50 feet (15 m).
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Is this unit self propelled?

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Only when the blades are rotating.
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No, not realy when the machine is running it wants to push froward? I have put less effort operating this machine then any two stage I came across
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The rotor blades which turn and catches the snow in the front of the blower, also propels the blower forward. All you do is lift the handle while holding in the control bar which makes the rotor blades turn and propels the unit. I find it is very easy to use. So, the short answer is, Yes!
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no the blade will pull it forward a little but you do the pushing
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December 10, 2014
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No.
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Yes, by tipping it forward slightly. The rubber paddles move it along.
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This machine is rotor propelled – meaning the rotor pulls the unit along
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 421 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good for light, powdery show I had a two stage snow blower, but I didn't like it because it was too heavy, and I also did not like dealing with the pneumatic tires going flat. I bought this model because it is the smallest gas powered snow blower sold by Home Depot. Also, it has the Toro name, and I liked that. It weighs only 58 lbs., so I can lift it by myself into and out of the shed, and into my vehicle if and when it ever needs service. A few days ago, we got hit in the Salt Lake City area pretty hard with snow. At my house we got about 14-16 inches of snow, so I was able to give this Toro a real workout. It is not rated for this much snow, plus the snow was quite wet and heavy. Still, it cleared my driveway, but I had to sort of man handle it at times. It struggled and seemed to want to die a few times. I had to work it back and forth to get through the highest areas. I do not fault the machine for this because I was making to do more than it is rated for. The next day after it continued to snow all night, I snow blowed the same areas I had done the day before, and there was only about 6 inches of very light and powdery, newly fallen snow. The Toro went through this like butter. I took me a couple of times of using it to get the knack of the self propelled action from the rotor touching the ground. I found that if I placed my chest against the handle bar and put some weight against it while lifting the back wheels, I could get it going consistently forward without too much effort. I agree with comments form other reviewers about the gas cap. Come on Toro, what were you thinking?! I was down at the end of my driveway when I ran out of gas. It was dark and cold out, and I COULD NOT get the gas cap off with my hand. I eventually had to go all the way back into the house and get a pair of channel lock pliers to get it off. This needs to be redesigned. Safety is one thing, but the gas cap needs to be taken off to put gas in at some point. Don't make it impossible! Whether or not I would recommend to someone else to buy this model depends on what they are after. If you want to go through very high, heavy snow quickly, then get a 2 stage. But if you want something that you can lug around by yourself, then this is a good choice. It gets the job done, but it takes more effort. For me, I like the small size enough that the additional effort is worth it. One suggestion I would make is that I would like to see a snow blower with larger wheels, so it would be easier to push, sort of like those that are on some mowers. Overall this is a good buy with good value for the price paid. December 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great little snow blower Beats shoveling and a sore back! But...make sure you go through it and tighten all the screws and nuts on the rotor assembly and 'paddle'. I had 2 of them fall off within the first 5 minutes of using a brand new machine. Toro was great about sending out replacement parts, but this never should've happened with a new machine right out of the box. I used it today for the second time to clear about 8" of very heavy and wet snow; it bogged a bit but I took my time and made several passes. Was able to get down to bare pavement after about 3 passes which I didn't think was too bad considering how heavy the snow was. Haven't tried the electric start yet, but it started on the second pull as advertised. March 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome Snow Blower I picked up the last one at Home Depot the day before a 30" storm. I added gas and oil, and it started up on the 2nd pull. I cleared 12" twice and 6" once, and this little machine powered through the white stuff without a problem. It cleaned down to the pavement. It's light and maneuverable. I was a little fearful that it wouldn't be powerful enough to clear 12"+ inches at a time, but I found that if cleared 75% of a full swath, it had no difficulty. I'm very satisfied with this machine. I purchase the electric start version because that's the only model Home Depot had, but based on how easy it starts, I don't think I'll ever need to use it. February 10, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Machine OK, Customer Service NO I bought this for this winter. I only needed it for a couple of paths and for a little cleanup after the driveway was plowed. As luck would have it, we only needed to use it twice in this snowless winter. The second time I used it I noticed the wheels were at an odd angle. I found that the axle was bent. I assume it was like that out of the box since there was no use that would damage the part. No big problem I thought. I was ready to store it away for the season and I would just contact Toro, they would send me a new axle. Not so much. They just directed me to the Toro service centers in the area. I emailed that I actually wanted an axle, not the location of a servicer and they told me they couldn't do that. Some people may think this level of service is acceptable. I do not. $400 snowblower, used twice, just needs a 24 inch metal rod. I can and will buy the part online, but I will not being buying another Toro anything. April 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Looks good Like the way it is built.. No snow in VA yet... So we will see May 3, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by parts missing, too small the Knob to attach the Chute to the machine...the ID of the know is smaller than the bolt on the machine. Toro has given me the run-around about replacing the knob!! I am returning the machine. Home Depot worked with me, I am returning the machine! No directions on how to start it! Toro does NOT supply power cords for any Electric Start Snow Blowers. Ridiculous....when you pay $400.00 for the machine. Should be ready to go!! April 2, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Snow blower Easy to assemble, but haven't had a chance to use it as of yet. April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by IT WAS AWESOME! I ordered the snowblower after we got 21 inches of Colorado snow in February. It was delivered very quickly and was easy to put together. Then I waited. .. No snow for weeks. I was finally able to use it yesterday, March 26th, for the first time. IT WAS AWESOME! It was really easy to use and worked like a charm. There was ice under the snow so it slipped a little but I never felt like I lost control of it. I am only 5 feet tall so it's a really great size and weight for me. Best purchase of the year! March 27, 2016
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