Best Gas Snow Blower Reviews
It doesn’t take long to discover in your search for the best gas powered snow blower that there are many brands, makes and models to choose from. Everything from compact single-stage residential blowers, to dual-stage commercial beast can be offered by any one company, so it can be quite a chore to narrow down the choices that best fit your needs.
In our research, we have read through many best gas blower reviews, and have narrowed down a list of our top 5 picks. These come from the many single and dual stage blowers we’ve taken a closer look at to provide a quick overview of what each company, and product, has to offer. Our reviews can be found below.
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- Husqvarna ST224 Two Stage Snow Thrower
- Remington RM2140 Boulder Single-Stage Snow Thrower
- Ariens Compact Track 24 Two-Stage Snow Blower
- Troy-Bilt Storm 2625 Two-Stage Gas Snow Thrower
- Briggs & Stratton Light Duty Model 1696610 Dual-Stage Snow Blower
Run by gas, it requires a separate oil level, as well as other various maintenance cares- such as a cleaning of the carburetor, proper spark plug placement, and replacement, and belt care- to name a few. But the most important thing to note is that it is a reliable engine and easy to take care of with a little basic knowledge. Plus, most parts are easy to replace if called for with very little effort or expense.
Although there are many dependable electric and cordless powered snow blowers on the market, there is a much larger variety of gas blowers available to sift through in your search for the best blower. These are durable machines that are built specifically for the movement of large amounts of snow to help cut your workload, and time, by more than half. Plus, with a gas powered version you are not limited in the space you can cover by cords or run time.
Dual blowers can be anywhere up to 40+ inches in width and have a housing of up to 23+ inches to take on the worst of your packed, drifted snow. Most are much smaller in order to meet the wider variety of needs of homeowners. They also leave behind a thin layer of snow, but only because they are built to be used over uneven terrain, and gravel drives without getting caught up by too low a profile.
Because of the many available gas blower models, you need to first define your specific needs
Do you get regular, deep snowfalls?
Do you own a commercial business?
Do you have limited storage?
Are you on a budget?
- Motor Size: 208cc
- Clearance width/height: 24 inch x 20 inch housing
- Drive System: 7 gear
- Warranty: 5 year
- Works well in wet, slushy snow
- Clears down to concrete
- Huge 23 inch intake
- Easy assembly, but poor tools- use your own
- Impeller may dent with the uptake of rocks
- Motor Size: 179cc
- Clearance width/height: 21 inch x 13 inch housing
- Drive System: auger assist
- Warranty: 2 year limited
The compact design and powerful 179cc Powermore OHV engine has a 21 inch wide and 13-inch high housing which is perfect to help clear regular 3 to 8-inch snowfalls (or more) with ease. Plus, like most single stage blowers, it has a polymer shave plate to ensure you have a clean pass to your concrete surface after every pass. Research into initial reviews also shows how well it can handle slush and lighter wet snow falls. The auger drive assists also keep it moving forward with ease, and durable 7-inch rubber tires help you keep your traction.
A durable polymer chute can be manually adjusted for both distance and height. And, for your convenience, the machine can power right up with just a push of a button as long as you plugged it in the night before. The handles are also adjustable and foldable, making it truly compact to store. Plus, as it weighs in at just 90 pounds it can be easily transported, or used on decks and patios with ease.
- Electric start
- Powerful engine for heavy snowfalls
- Can handle light, wet snow falls as well
- Limited clearance for engine power
- Motor Size: 233cc
- Clearance width/height: 20 or 24 inches x 20 inch housing
- Drive System: 8 gear
- Warranty: 3 years +2 year extension
The Compact Track 24 is their tracked model built for maximum traction and maneuverability in a smaller, more compact design for residential use and easy transportation. Plus, the handlebars fold for even easier storage. The remote chute and cap rotation keeps you working without pause as well, and allows total control over where the snow goes.
Able to throw up to 40 feet away with a powerful 233cc engine, and up to 59 tons of snow an hour, this is a powerful beast of a machine built to handle icy, uneven terrain, and large yard sizes. The cast iron gear casing and all steel design provide peace of mind for long life and durability.
- Easy assembly
- Great power
- Good on uneven surface
- Choice of sizes and tires
- Snow may stick- spray with lubricant
- Motor Size: 243cc
- Clearance width/height: 26 inches x 21 inch housing
- Drive System: 8 speed
- Warranty: 2 years
The very powerful 243cc engine supports a large 26 x 21-inch housing and 8-speed drive system. With 6 forward speeds and 2 back, you can maneuver this more compact machine into and through just about anything a winter storm can throw at it. Patented Xtreme augers, remote 200-degree chute control, and one hand operation capabilities make this an easy to use, durable product.
15-inch track tires ensure traction, while the chute and 12-inch serrated steel auger combination allow for a clog-free experience, even in the wettest, stickiest snowfall. An electric start engine lets you get started with just a simple push of a button as well.
- Clears snow quickly and efficiently
- Handles deep, wet snow well
- Fairly quiet for powerful engine
- Improper draining of oil and gas will clog carburetor
- Chute may rattle loose
- Motor Size: 208cc
- Clearance width/height: 24 inches x 20 inch housing
- Drive System: 8 speeds
- Warranty: 3 years
This light duty model is nothing to scoff at, and with a 208cc engine, and huge 14 x 20-inch housing, it can power through regular moderate snowfalls with ease. This is their smallest dual-stage design and is made specifically for residential use. Although they do offer a slightly larger version of the same design for more medium duty work, most reviews state that this model stands up to its specs and more.
6 forward speeds, 2 back, and large 13 x 5-inch tires help get your moving over almost any terrain with ease. You also get free hand control, side manual chute rotation, and an electric start good to temps well below zero. Plus it can throw up to 35 feet with ease.
- Great for deep, light snow
- Easy to maneuver
- Easy electric start
- Can be difficult to assemble
- May not handle deep, wet snow well
Choosing a snowblower for your specific needs can become easily overwhelming with the many choices available in the current market. Therefor it is important to know exactly what sort of weather your area typically receives, what needs you have personally, and what storage capabilities you have to keep your blower put up through the warmer months. Of our top 5 choices we’ve provided some picks popular with many residential owners looking for powerful, useful models that can help get your walks and driveway cleared quickly and efficiently.
If you have any best gas snow blower choices that you’d like to share, or have any experiences with the ones we’ve shared with you, we’d love to hear about it below! And, as always, please share!