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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
$35900 /each
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Product Overview

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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Name Power Clear 518 ZR 18 in. Single-Stage Gas Snow Blower Power Clear 518 ZE 18 in. Single-Stage Gas Snow Blower Power Clear 721 R 21 in. Single-Stage Gas Snow Blower Power Clear 721 E 21 in. Single-Stage Gas Snow Blower
Brand Toro Toro Toro Toro
Ratings (303) (635) (217) (638)
Snow Equipment Product Type Single Stage Gas Snow Blower Single Stage Gas Snow Blower Single Stage Gas Snow Blower Single Stage Gas Snow Blower
Clearing Surface Type Paved Paved Paved Paved
Engine Make OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded
Snow Blower Features No Additional Features No Additional Features No Additional Features No Additional Features
Clearing Width (In.) 18 18 21 21
Traction Wheel Drive Wheel Drive Wheel Drive Wheel Drive
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
37 in
Assembled Height (in.)
45 in
Assembled Width (in.)
18 in
Auger diameter (in.)
7
Clearing Width (In.)
18
Ideal Snow Depth (In.)
12
Intake height (in.)
12
Tire height (in.)
6
Tire width (in.)
1.5

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Chute rotation turning radius (Deg)
210
Clearing Surface Type
Paved
Drive System
Auger Assisted
Engine Displacement (cc)
99
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
0.00
Engine Type
4-cycle
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
0.35
Material of Auger
Plastic
Material of Body
Plastic
Material of Chute
Plastic
Maximum Throwing Distance (ft.)
25
Number of Forward Speeds
Variable
Number of Reverse Speeds
0
Oil Capacity (oz.)
12
Pitch Control
Manual
Plowing Capacity (lbs/min)
1100
Product Weight (lb.)
54lb
Recommended Oil Type
5W-30
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Snow Blower Features
No Additional Features
Snow Equipment Product Type
Single Stage Gas Snow Blower
Start Type
Manual
Terrain Type
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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Customer Questions & Answers

Does this model come with electric start for the $359 price?

Does this model come with electric start for the $359 price?
Asked by: JayTee
No, the 518 ZR is recoil start and the 518 ZE is recoil AND 120V electric start. It starts with two tugs when the choke is on and the engine is primed. No need for the electric starter in my opinion. Maybe in sub zero temps, but no worries even at 15F with fresh fuel.
Answered by: TrentC
Date published: 2017-07-20

Would this work on our unpaved driveway in the mountains? Or will loose dirt and gravel kick up i...

Would this work on our unpaved driveway in the mountains? Or will loose dirt and gravel kick up inside and cause damage?
Asked by: COMountainMom
Loose dirt and gravel can kick up, which will cause wear and tear on the rubber impeller (single-stage) or auger and fan (two-stage). It can also be dangerous, as the unit will create projectiles out of gravel rock.
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2017-02-21

Is this snow blower self propelled?

Asked by: WillieBuyit
It is not self propelled by the wheels but the design of the single stage snow thrower rubber flap allows you to slightly lift up on handle and it will pull itself forward.
Answered by: Hoss
Date published: 2017-01-10

Will the rubbet blades cut through hard packed snow and ice

Asked by: Tyrone
It does a very respectable job on packed snow, but not hard-packed snow and ice Two cautions with the latter: 1) they can potentially damage single-stage rubber impellers, and 2) throwing ice debris through the chute is potentially very dangerous.
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2017-02-21
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Customer Reviews

Power Clear 518 ZR 18 in. Single-Stage Gas Snow Blower is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 303.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I used this for the 1st time yesterday and it worked just fine. I went to "change the oil" per th... I used this for the 1st time yesterday and it worked just fine. I went to "change the oil" per the instruction manual and could not turn the 6 sided screw - referred to as the "plug". I am stripping this screw. I called TORO & they were useless & told me to bring it to a service center or Home Depot. Really? Not everyone drives a truck and has a guy around to lift a snow blower in & out of a little trunk. All I want is to change the oil! And, I bought this little blower so I could actually maneuver it up & down stairs ... the others were too big & weighed too much.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is the perfect tool for a moderate size driveway and sidewalk. It's small enough to wrestle ... This is the perfect tool for a moderate size driveway and sidewalk. It's small enough to wrestle around in tight spaces and powerful enough to really move some material. Make sure you know what's under the snow (ice chunks, dog toys) because whatever it grabs flies out at a high rate of speed. Good, easy starting machine.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too soon to tell. Arrived very well packed with no visible damage to the heavy duty carton. I began the assembly. Seems simple enough. Got to the point where I needed to add motor oil. Rolled the machine about three feet across smooth sloped concrete to a level spot. In just that short span, the wheel fell off and the axle slid out. I looked for retainer cap for several minutes around area. Eventually, I gave up. Went to lift machine and the retainer cap bounced out. I put the axle back in, pushed the cap back on and that is where the machine has been sitting since. Not an impressive start for a machine that needs to do some rugged outdoor work. Will mess with it at a later date.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product for a good price I have only had to use this once so far this year (thankfully), but it did a great job. Putting it together was fairly simple and didn't take much more than 30 minutes. I am also thankful that it doesn't require an oil and gas mix, makes things much easier. The only issue I had was the bolt that prevents the snow chute from collapsing forward came out in mid operation. I was able to find it and reinstall it tightly, so just make sure to tighten that one up. With proper maintenance and care, I look forward to using this machine for many years to come.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have a two-family house and my tenants have multiple cars in the driveway so it was impossible ... I have a two-family house and my tenants have multiple cars in the driveway so it was impossible for a plow to get in here because the cars would not be taken out at the same time. So I bought this and it's been great. Lightweight, goes between cars, throws the snow a good distance, easy to adjust the throwing chute in the direction you want, starts without problem every time (although if you turn if off and come back within 15 minutes, don't push the choke all the way to the right to restart it - it won't start. Put the choke in normal operating position, toward the operator.) We've been getting a lot of snow in New England and this will pay for itself in one season. Also, it's kind of fun to get out there and throw some snow around.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This machine really surprised me! I live in Maine where winters can be harsh, but I have a tiny driveway, so wasn't looking for a snowblower that was very big. We got more snow this winter than I can remember in recent times! This machine performed beautifully, easily throwing up to 12" of snow (even heavy wet snow). During bigger storms, I would have to clear the driveway more than once, as the machine would struggle with more than a foot of snow at a time, but that's to be expected. I was very pleased and would recommend this for anyone with a smaller area to clear.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little machine!!! Snow removal is fun!! I recently moved back to Utah and one of the first things I wanted to do was purchase a snow blower. I am so happy with this machine. It has snowed a lot this winter and I have used it many times. It is powerful for being small. It starts easily, which is a big plus for my wife. It picks up well, throws the snow a good distance and makes snow removal FUN! I asked my neighbor if I could clean his walks and driveway as well, just to give me more opportunity to use my new toy. Thanks!
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Purchased this right after a large snowstorm hit... ironically shipping was delayed because of weather. Thought is wasn't going to get a chance to test it this winter, but another large snow storm hit. Got 15" of snow in a day and this blower preformed awesome!!! Would definitely recommend to anyone... I cleared 3 houses with it and only filled the gas up once. Very happy with it.
Date published: 2017-01-31
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