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

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

  • 99cc Toro OHV engine with 18 in. clearing width
  • Compact design conserves valuable storage space
  • Power curve technology cleans down to the pavement
$359.00 /each

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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.

  • Toro premium 99cc 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 diameter 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
  • 210° 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
  • Ideal for concrete and asphalt surfaces



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Do you mix the gas with the oil for this model

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February 1, 2015
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No need to mix gas and oil. It's a 4 cycle engine. Oil for the engine only and regular 87 octane gas for the fuel tank - do not mix.
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No, this unit is 4-cycle with regular gas for tank and seperate area for oil.
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No. Please view the Operator's Manual online at http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/e4/e449ad4a-fb79-494a-994c-270bdb812c25.pdf for additional information on fueling the fuel tank and checking the engine oil level.
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Does this have metal blades?

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January 27, 2015
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No metal blades, very durable rubber blades. Reason blades come in contact with the ground so rubber works well. In addition with the ground contact the machine will self-propell....great product
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No, they are a sturdy rubber blade that should wear quite well, they are replaceable when they do reach the wear limits.
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This model features wide, rubber paddles designed to propel the snow blower forward while clearing snow down to the pavement.
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How deep snow can it handle? Powdered and compact both.

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The snow cut depth (ground to auger height opening) is 12” on this machine and it is typically ideal for 2” – 8” of snow
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It can not handle any snow because it leaves snow on the ground.
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Isnt it supposed to pull itself?

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January 21, 2016
Got it today and it went together great. Fired it up one pull. engaged blower blades and it didn't move forward. Cant find anything in manual about adjustments to make it move?
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If the auger is not moving (forward) when bail is engaged, please take it to a local Toro service dealer.
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Hi Grizzlydon.
Thank you for your question.
On page #13 of your owner’s manual, you will see a description of how to propel your snow blower forward.
When you lift the machine handle until the wheels are just off the ground and the scraper and rotor blades touch the ground, the machine will propel forward.
It is when the scraper and the rotor blades touch the ground that your machine will propel Read More
Hi Grizzlydon.
Thank you for your question.
On page #13 of your owner’s manual, you will see a description of how to propel your snow blower forward.
When you lift the machine handle until the wheels are just off the ground and the scraper and rotor blades touch the ground, the machine will propel forward.
It is when the scraper and the rotor blades touch the ground that your machine will propel forward. The small wheels in the back do not propel your machine.
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Power Clear 518 ZR 18 in. Single-Stage Gas Snow Blower is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 257.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from During the assembly process I noticed the axle was shipped bent, causing the left wheel to roll c... During the assembly process I noticed the axle was shipped bent, causing the left wheel to roll crooked. Other internet reviewers described the same thing. The owner's manual states to press the primer bulb twice with gloves off before starting. Doing so causes fuel to leak out from the top of the carburetor bowl. At first I thought one or both of the bowl screws was loose, however further inspection revealed fuel was over flowing from the top of the bowl. I called Toro and requested a replacement axle, however I was referred to an authorized dealer and was denied the replacement part. I feel that even though this is a "bottom of the line" machine, it should roll straight, not leak fuel when following the instructions precisely, and Toro customer service could have been more accommodating. It's not like I was asking for a new auger assembly...just an axle.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from R eally hard to start,now it won't start at all.Waste of money.Only had it for a month. R eally hard to start,now it won't start at all.Waste of money.Only had it for a month.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good. My husband has only used this once, but it worked Awesome on the thick snow we ha... So far so good. My husband has only used this once, but it worked Awesome on the thick snow we had on Christmas Day. Hopefully this will last us a lot of years!
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great USe Great USe
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cleans wet icy snow to the ground I bought this to clean a 4 car driveway that I share with my neighbor and the the entire sidewalk for my stretch of townhomes. Pro: 1) powerful 2) sweeps and throws snow, wet snow, icy snow all the way to the surface... for packed and icy ground, a slight lift and tilt got the job done. 3) lightweight, very easy to manuever Con: 1) loud. I'd feel rude using this early in the morning 2) recommended upkeep is a handful compare to electric snow blower... with that said, I returned my toro 1800 electric snowblowet and kept this one.
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seems to be a great little machine. Pretty easy to start and run. Since the wheels are smaller ... Seems to be a great little machine. Pretty easy to start and run. Since the wheels are smaller it can bounce around and get stuck on ice lumps a bit, but it is pretty lightweight so I can move it around easily. I am a maturing female and I didn't want a big machine. It needed it to be easy to operate. I have a three car driveway, so it is a little harder to get the snow to blow all the way over to the side from the middle of 32' wide space. Other than that it throws snow a good 9'. I haven't tried it in wet snow yet.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It's a no-go Purchased this in preparation of a winter in a house for the first time. With my husband away on a business trip, I assembled this on our first snowfall, having purchased gas two days previous for it. Despite following the directions, it simply wouldn't start at all, and I ended up shoveling several inches with a torn rotator cuff. I called Toro and was told to drive it to a service center- I'm not paying to have the stupid thing "fixed" if it never worked out of the box in the first place! Waste of money and time.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of machinery My honey got this for his Christmas present and we had a snowstorm two weeks later with 8 inches of snow. The snowblower worked perfectly and without any problems. It was also an easy set up.
Date published: 2017-01-10
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