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Yard Machines 30 in. 357cc 2-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower
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Discontinued Yard Machines

30 in. 357cc 2-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower

  • 357cc Powermore electric start engine with 30 in. clearing width
  • 6 forward and 2 reverse self-propel settings
  • Push button electric start with safety key

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The Yard Machines 30 in. 2-stage snow blower features a powerful 357cc electric start Powermore 4-Cycle OHV engine. The electric start feature provides easy starting with the push of a button. The 4-way remote joystick control gives you a ccurate chute and pitch control all with one hand. The 6-speed forward and 2-speed reverse along with the 13 in. x 4 in. Snow Hog tires make working in deep snow easier.

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  • Ideal snowfall range: 12 in. to 16 in.
  • Ideal surfaces: smooth or gravel
  • 5-Watt-30 engine oil for easy starting at all temperatures
  • 30 in. clearing width; 21 in. intake height
  • 6 forward and 2 reverse self-propelled speeds
  • Push button electric start (just attach a 3-prong extension cord)
  • Remote chute control crank / 200°
  • Throws snow up to 40 ft.
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • Model # 31AH65FG700

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Brand Yard Machines Cub Cadet Cub Cadet Remington
Ratings (8) (28) (0) (9)
Snow Equipment Product Type Two Stage Gas Snow Blower Two Stage Gas Snow Blower Two Stage Gas Snow Blower Two Stage Gas Snow Blower
Clearing Width (In.) 30 in 28 28 30
Snow Blower Features Headlight,Skid Shoes No Additional Features Headlight,Power Steering,Skid Shoes,Variable Speed Headlight,Skid Shoes
Snow Blower Usage Heavy Heavy Heavy Heavy
Engine Make OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded OEM Branded
Traction Wheel Drive Wheel Drive Wheel Drive Wheel Drive
Clearing Surface Type Gravel/ Paved Gravel/ Paved Gravel/ Paved Gravel/ Paved
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how manny horse power is a 357cc engine

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12 to 14 HP
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357 cc = 14 hp
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Your answer is; a 357 cc industrial/low rpm motor produces about 13hp at 3200 rpm. You might run at 2600 rpm and only use 9hp however, this is always the case. Running a larger motor slower keeps it running cooler and adds a LOT of life.
The reason manufactures do not state horse power anymore is so you can't complain. Because these industrial motors are not allowed to operate at wide open throttle our
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Your answer is; a 357 cc industrial/low rpm motor produces about 13hp at 3200 rpm. You might run at 2600 rpm and only use 9hp however, this is always the case. Running a larger motor slower keeps it running cooler and adds a LOT of life.
The reason manufactures do not state horse power anymore is so you can't complain. Because these industrial motors are not allowed to operate at wide open throttle our favored (Horse Power) was ATTACKED by our legal system.
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December 26, 2013
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Hello,
MTD does not provide horsepower ratings in connection with the engines we design. MTD specifies engine size and capacity using engine displacement, because it is a highly reliable and consistent way to describe an engine’s capacity.
NOTE: There is no direct mathematical conversion to calculate engine horsepower from engine displacement.
For the following reasons, and in the interest of clarity,
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MTD does not provide horsepower ratings in connection with the engines we design. MTD specifies engine size and capacity using engine displacement, because it is a highly reliable and consistent way to describe an engine’s capacity.
NOTE: There is no direct mathematical conversion to calculate engine horsepower from engine displacement.
For the following reasons, and in the interest of clarity, MTD characterizes and labels the engines it designs by displacement only.
1) Displacement is the size of the engine’s cylinder bore multiplied by the distance of its pistons travel or “bore times stroke” as it is frequently described. It is a measurable physical property of the engine and is a consistent and measurable indication of an engine’s capacity.
2) Torque is the amount of twisting force an engine can generate; how much force it can put into turning a lawnmower blade or a drive belt. Torque measurements vary significantly with operating conditions and measurement techniques.
3) Horsepower is a calculated measure that includes torque, engine speed in RPM (Revolutions per Minute) and other factors. Like Torque, horsepower measurements can vary significantly with operating conditions and measurement techniques.
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Are the blades plastic or metal

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September 15, 2016
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Hello - The augers on this Yard Machine 30" Snow Thrower are made of steel. Thank you for your question.
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September 3, 2016
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This product is made from metal.
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Who makes the engine?

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February 1, 2016
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The manufacturer of the engine is OEM.
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February 1, 2016
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Hello. MTD has successfully entered into a joint venture with a major Asian manufacturing company, where both companies have collaborated their engineering, design, and manufacturing expertise to produce a high-end overhead valve engine. Thank you for your question.
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Is it a mix gas that you use or regular

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February 9, 2016
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The snow blower does not use mixed gas.
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January 25, 2016
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Hello - The Yard Machine 30" two-stage snow thrower does NOT use mixed gas/oil. Thank you for your question.
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30 in. 357cc 2-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Machine If you are looking for a machine to get the job done in tough conditions this one will do just fine. I have owned it for 3 years now and I'm very happy. We get some huge snow falls here (12-30" is not uncommon 10+ times a year) this thing has never let me down. My best friend has the same machine in yardworks. His machine throws a little better but mine is quieter. I just did an impeller mod I found on YouTube and mine now throws just as far. I change the oil once a season and it is still pretty clean at the end. I'm sure there is better machines out there but if you are looking for a great blower at a really fair price. Look no further.
Date published: 2016-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This guy moves snow!! The November 7ft snow in 3 days killed the drive in my 15yr old 28" 9hp North Star snowblower. Reading the reviews suggested that this 30" 357cc (~13-14hp) Yard Machine should be a good replacement for my old snowblower. I must admit to only using the new snowblower 3 times, but I have to report that it really moves deep snow. With my old machine I had to blow half the driveway north and the other half south so that the blower could reach past the driveway edges. The new Yard Machine snowblower lets me go from one edge to the other, blowing the snow in the direction the wind is blowing. The snow from the first run down the furthest edge of the driveway clears the other edge of the driveway and goes way out in my yard. My neighbor that was watching from across the street told me he was amazed on how I was blowing snow clear over tall pine trees. Setup was easy, but the instructions were written by someone that likes to write puzzles. Be prepared to jump all over the manual on setup. I was easily able to cut through over 2.5ft of show with the Yard Machine. The controls are easy to use. I have not yet tried the electric starter, the engine starts easily manually even at 0-degrees. The cost for the Yard Machine is much lower than other brands with similar features. While the Yard Machine really moves snow, it isn't all sweetness and light. There are a few issues. The machine is heavy and can only turn by allowing one wheel to slip on the ground. There isn't a clutch or differential in the drive that allows the wheels to turn independently. Both wheels are locked together. Doing a lot of turning can wear you out quickly, especially at age 74. The other issue is that the top of the snow chute can't be adjusted for angle. One could easily take out windows and put holes in house siding if the chute is directed at the house. My old machine would allow me to move the chute down when working near the house. All the controls work through thin cables. I wonder on how long they will last? A minor complaint is that the instruction manuals are printed on paper that wouldn't serve as newspaper. I will probably copy the manuals to better weight paper. Considering all the positives and negatives, I view the 30" 357cc Yard Machine snowblower an excellent value.
Date published: 2015-02-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Can do better A neighbor operated one of these units for 15 years without issue. My unit started right up and chewed through up to 30 inches of snow like a champ....for about 3 hours. It then developed a nasty vibration when the augers were rotating and fried the auger drive belt. At the direction of MTD I took the unit to an authorized service center and left a deposit for the work. Unit is still with the service center awaiting common parts (drive belt) and "diagnosis". If you're looking for a durable snow blower backed by great customer service this one might not be for more you.
Date published: 2014-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No surprises, great machine This is my second Yard Machine snow blower. The first one lasted 14 years and only died because of a mistake on my part. This one arrived late in the season but I used it on several large packed areas of old snow and it worked great. One word of warning, the picture and description don't match. The photo showes a machine without the joy stick and that is what I got. The description cliams to have a joy stick schute control. Also the head light could use a louver to keep the light out of your eyes when it's dark out.
Date published: 2014-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product serves my needs The size of this unit would be better if power steering was available
Date published: 2014-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Completely satisfied so far This snow thrower cut through a foot of snow with no problem, tossing snow 20-30 feet. The true test will be its durability but my new 30" blower replaced a 15 year old, 24" Yard Man which still works great. Hope this one lasts as long!
Date published: 2014-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Basic features, powerful engine Starts easily, even with the pull starter. Arrived quickly and in good condition. Was easy to uncrate and assemble. Clears my driveway and walks very well
Date published: 2014-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Decision I bought this to replace a 15 year old 10HP 28" MTD Yard Machine and so far I am delighted . It strong and just as easy to use as my old machine.
Date published: 2015-03-25
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