Best Simplicity Snow Blower Reviews 2019
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Best Simplicity Snow Blower Reviews

With the many snow blower brands, models, and series flooding the market these days, it is easy to become overwhelmed with the plethora of choices you face while shopping.  If you are currently considering investing in a snow blower from Simplicity, you’ve come to the right place – in this article we review five of the best machines they have to offer.

Simplicity has gained a reputable name over the last few years as a manufacturer of dependable, powerful yard products, including snow throwers. Their snow blower models are made up of several series including Select, HD, MD, and Pro. Each line of these snow blowers has various differences you need to know about before making a purchase.

To get right to it: we chose the Select Dual-Stage Snow Thrower 1227 for the best all-around Simplicity Snow Blower. But, for heavy-duty snow clearing jobs, we recommend the HD model 1696921 or Pro model 1696832.

Below, we review all of our picks for the best Simplicity snow blowers currently available. But, if you’d like to skip out on all the details, pros, and cons, of each and every unit, you can skip straight to the bottom of the page for quick answers.

5 BEST SIMPLICITY SNOW BLOWERS COMPARISONS

IMAGE MODEL Features
Simplicity Deluxe 1222EE Single-Stage Snowblower Simplicity 1222EE Single-Stage Snowblower
  • Motor Size: 208cc
  • Clearance width/height: 22 x 12 inches
  • Drive System: self-propelled
  • Warranty: 3 years
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Simplicity H1730E Heavy-Duty Two-Stage Snowblower Simplicity H1730E Two-Stage Snowblower
  • Motor Size: 420cc
  • Clearance width/height: 30 x 20 inches
  • Drive System: Gear drive transmission
  • Warranty: 3 years
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Simplicity P1524E Signature Pro Snowblower Simplicity P1524E Signature Pro Snowblower
  • Motor Size: 306cc
  • Clearance width/height: 24 x 20 inches
  • Drive System: Commercial grade friction disk
  • Warranty: 3 years
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Simplicity P1728E Signature Pro Snowblower Simplicity P1728E Signature Pro Snowblower
  • Motor Size: 420cc
  • Clearance width/height: 28 x 20 inches
  • Drive System: Commercial grade friction disk
  • Warranty: 3 years
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Simplicity P2138E Signature Pro Snowblower Simplicity P2138E Signature Pro Snowblower
  • Motor Size: 420cc
  • Clearance width/height: 38 x 20 inches
  • Drive System: Commercial grade friction disk
  • Warranty: 3 years
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TOP 5 SIMPLICITY SNOW BLOWER REVIEWS

Best All-Around: Simplicity Select Dual-Stage Snow Thrower 1227

We chose the Select Series Model 1127 as the best all-around Simplicity snow blower for a load of reasons. This machine has the maneuverability of a single stage yet is composed of heavy-duty materials, useful extras, and a big and powerful Briggs & Stratton engine.

This snow blower is made to handle practically any type of winter-weather your region receives each year. From lighter snowfalls to medium and wet heavy snow the Simplicity Select Dual Stage Model 1127 can handle it all with no struggle or stuttering.

The chute, auger, and intake have high-quality steel frames housing them, making the machine even more impressive. In addition, this snow blower comes with dash-mounted chute rotation, dual-trigger steering, and heated handgrips as well as bright LED headlights (housed in the steel dash).

PROS

  • Dual stage
  • Briggs & Stratton 250cc gasoline engine
  • 27-inch wide intake
  • Dual-trigger steering
  • High-end LED headlights

CONS

  • May be a bit larger than necessary for some homeowners

WHO SHOULD PURCHASE THIS:

For residential use, this snow blower is one of the very best – it clears many walkways and sidewalks in a single pass, and driveways in as little as four to five passes. It is also a great entry-level machine, or back-up, for commercial snow clearing businesses.

Best Ergonomic: Simplicity Select Dual-Stage Snow Thrower 1024

Ergonomically speaking, we feel the Select Dual-Stage Snow Thrower 1024 is the machine to consider. With dual-trigger steering, steel dash, and 9.50 ft-lbs gross torque from its 950 Snow Series Engine, we believe this snow blowers ergonomic design speaks for itself.

The machine is equipped with an average-sized gasoline snow blower motor from Briggs & Stratton and a two-foot-wide shovel and intake housing unit to boot. This combination makes it super-easy to clear away snow from your walkways and driveway in very little time.

The dash is made of steel and houses powerful LED headlights that help out during snow storms as well as early morning or late-night snow clearing jobs. Even more, the impressive snow blower comes with heated handgrips, and a dash-mounted chute rotation. These features make it possible to keep on blowing snow while re-directing the aim of the snow blower (no stopping and adjusting necessary).

PROS

  • Dual-stage
  • 208cc gas-powered Briggs & Stratton engine
  • 24-inch wide scoop/intake
  • Steel dash
  • Rotating chute via dash control

CONS

  • Small housing for engine size
  • Handle does not fold, but can be removed

WHO SHOULD PURCHASE THIS:

Albeit the 1024 is a few inches less wide as our all-around best pick, but it is just as good of a selection for residential use – possibly better if you don’t have wide walkways and driveway. That said, this unit is not great for commercial purposes other than sidewalks.

Best Compact: Simplicity Dual-Stage Signature Snow Thrower Model 1696920

The Simplicity Dual-Stage Signature Snow Thrower Model 1696920 is another excellent machine and one that almost ended up as our best all-around pick. But, after careful consideration, the facts about this snow blower convinced us it is the best compact Simplicity on the market.

The 1696920 is a dual-stage snow blower with all the same great features as the first two mentioned on our list; steel parts, high-end auger, lights, electric start, heated handgrips, and rotating chute. In addition, it has a sleek and compact design that makes it an even better choice for those who are short on storage space. This machine fits easily in a small shed, in a corner of the garage, or covered with a tarp on the back porch for that matter.

For homeowners with light to moderate snow, and sometimes wet heavy snow, this machine will clear your walkways and driveway lick-ity-split. Further, this little beast has commercial-grade cast-iron auger gears, and the auger itself is a steel shredding-style blade. The snow thrower will run in weather as low as negative 20-degrees. It also comes with two headlights rather than one.

PROS

  • 14.5 HP Briggs and Stratton engine
  • 24-inch wide intake
  • Serrated “shredding” auger blade
  • Electric start
  • Bright dual LED headlights

CONS

  • May move much slower through tall snow

WHO SHOULD PURCHASE THIS:

This snow blower is an excellent choice for those who are limited on storage space. The machine is designed for quickly and efficiently clearing residential sidewalks and driveways – it is not a practical choice for real commercial use.

Best Heavy Duty: Simplicity Dual Stage Signature Snow Thrower Model 1696921

This big boy is one of the larger Simplicity snow blowers to make our list, and though it is a dual stage machine it has all the power and snow throwing abilities of an even bigger three stage unit. The snow blower moves and throws snow as much as 40-percent further than other models in its class, according to the manufacturer.

The unit starts right up every time, with the push of an electric start button. The dashboard is high-end and includes an electric chute control pad for re-adjusting the chute rotator and deflector all without having to stop blowing snow for even a second.

The machine also comes with all the great features of other Simplicity snow blowers like heated handgrips, a powerful Briggs & Stratton motor, and bright LED headlights. Oh yeah, it also comes with one of the longest-lasting cast-iron auger gear casings in the entire industry as well as an all-steel “shredding” auger blade.

PROS

  • 16.5 HP Briggs & Stratton engine
  • 28-inch wide scoop/intake
  • Serrated steel auger blade
  • Easy electric start
  • Dual LED headlights

CONS

  • May require add-ons like snowshoes for considerable snow jobs

WHO SHOULD PURCHASE THIS:

This is the perfect machine for both home and commercial use as it is designed extremely heavy-duty and is made to handle everything from a light dusting to large amounts of wet heavy snow. For largeer properties, extra-wide driveways, store-fronts, and parking lots, this machine gets the job done better than most.

Best Commercial: Simplicity Select Dual-Stage Snow Thrower Model 1696832

With the biggest Briggs & Stratton gasoline-powered engine in its class, as well as an extra-wide and tall intake and intake-housing unit, the 1696832 chews through snow quicker and easier than Randy the Macho Man Savage snaps into a Slim Jim. speaking of macho, this machine is definitely just that with the 14.50 ft-lbs of torque that it puts out.

In addition to being a powerful machine in general, it is also simple to use. The snow thrower comes with dual-trigger steering, heated handgrips, a steel dash, dual LED headlights, and all the other superior features that Simplicity snow throwers are well-known for. One of our favorite things about this particular snow blower is that it is no harder to maneuver than a single stage machine.

Even more, this machine is one of the heaviest duty snow blowers we have reviewed yet – and for a genuinely affordable price for the high-end quality Simplicity is offering. This machine could probably keep your driveway cleared during a blizzard with its heavy-gauge steel frame, chute, and auger housing – you would give up before it did.

PROS

  • 306cc Briggs & Stratton engine for its class
  • 30-inch extra-wide intake
  • 14.5 ft-lbs gross torque
  • High-end construction
  • Excellent features

CONS

  • May require more gasoline than other blowers on our list
  • Too big for most residential use

WHO SHOULD PURCHASE THIS:

If you are a homeowner with a massive amount of property to clear or someone who runs a snow-blowing business, this unit may be the one for you to consider investing in this winter. It is bigger and badder than most dual-stage snow blowers on the market and can handle even the wettest, heaviest, and iciest snow.

WHAT IS A SIMPLICITY SNOW BLOWER?

Simplicity Deluxe 1222EE Single-Stage Snowblower

The Simplicity brand is one that may not be quite as well known as others that have been around a bit longer, but as anyone who knows engines can tell you – it’s what’s under the hood that counts – and Simplicity snow blowers are equipped with some of the best gasoline engines in the world, period.

Exaggeration? By no means.

Briggs and Stratton is the powerhouse behind Simplicity product construction, and if you didn’t already know, the famous manufacturer has been producing world-class small engines for more than a century (yes, over 100 years). That said, these gas-powered single and two stage snow blowers provide a diverse range of snow cleaning options for both homeowners and commercial use.

TYPES OF SIMPLICITY SNOW BLOWERS

Simplicity offers a variety of snow blowers to accommodate the needs of home-owners and commercial snow cleaning businesses as well. The company lives up to its name, as it keeps its snow blower designs sweet and simple.

Here is a quick run-down of each type of snow blower that Simplicity produces:

SINGLE STAGE

Simplicity Deluxe 1222EE Single-Stage Snowblower

Three different machines make up the single stage Simplicity snow blower series. Each one is specifically designed for residential use. They are also compact in comparison to the two and three stage machines, which makes for easy storage solutions. To top it all off, a powerful 208cc engine backs the augers, allowing the units to suck up snow at a 12-inch depth and throw it several yards away with minimal effort.

SINGLE STAGE WITH SNOW SHREDDER AUGER

Single-Stage Snow Blowers With SnowShredder

Described as a couple of serious workhorses, the two single stage shredder designs snow blowers from Simplicity are both compact and powerful. The machines work well at clearing larger properties that receive regular light to moderate snowfalls. The serrated augers, which earn them the “shredder” title, are able to literally shred snow and ice. Compared to the other single-stage Simplicity snow blowers, these units are equipped with a bigger 250cc engine.

MEDIUM-DUTY TWO STAGE

Medium-Duty-Two-Stage-Snow-Blower

The medium-duty two stage snow blowers are heavy-duty machines with compact housing. Their sophisticated and sturdy design provides easy maneuverability and serious snow removal power for homeowners. Simplicity manufacturers two medium-duty two stage snow blowers

HEAVY-DUTY TWO STAGE

Simplicity H1730E Heavy-Duty Two-Stage Snowblower

The heavy-duty two stage machines from Simplicity are even more rugged and reliable than the medium-duty units (surprise, surprise). They come with slightly larger engines, more extra features, and convenient electric chutes. Operating one of these bad boys can help make your snow removal a simpler, more efficient task. Even more, there are three heavy-duty two stage snow blowers from Simplicity to choose from. They are designed for both home use and commercial work.

SIGNATURE PRO PROFESSIONAL DUTY

Simplicity P1524E Signature Pro Snowblower

Last but far from the least is Simplicitys signature pro professional duty model snow blower. The biggest and baddest of them all, this machine makes short work of even large snowdrifts and icy hard-packed snow over two feet tall. In fact, with time and patience, these pro-duty snow blowers can even tackle snow banks several feet high.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A SIMPLICITY SNOW BLOWER

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Although we’ve already highlighted our picks for the best Simplicity snow blowers, above, choosing a snow blower model should be always be purchased with your specific needs in mind, as well as your property size and climate.

Here are a few of the most significant things to look for in a snow blower before making a purchase:

Motor Size

The size of the engine is one of the most important factors to keep in mind while shopping for the right snow blower. That is because the size of the engine is a big indicator of how powerful the machine is. Typically a snow blower with an engine size of slightly under 200cc is strong enough for residential use. On the other hand, a machine that sees commercial use does better with an engine size of 250cc to 350cc.

Intake Size

A snow blower’s intake size determines how much snow can be handled by the machine in a single pass, width-wise as well as height. For sidewalks and small driveways, an intake width of 15 inches or more is suggested, as is a height of 6 to 8 inches. For larger properties, longer driveways, and big parking lots, an intake width of 18 to 30 inches is more sufficient.

Augers and Impellers

Impellers and augers are a super important aspect of any snow blower, especially the best ones. A great snow blower will always include high-end augers made of steel or really hard plastics. They are often topped with rubber tips for even higher efficiency and durability as well.

In single stage blowers, auger strength is critical as it pulls the machine forward with its spinning and snow blower action. That said, two stage and three stage snow blowers also require high-quality augers and impellers as they include two or three of them, rather than one, and determine how well the machine works.

Chute

On a snow blower, chute options are semi-advanced, or rather basic. For example, many lower-end machines have chutes that are manually adjusted and have little turning-degrees. Higher-end snow blowers come with chutes that are operated via controls on the dashboard and have a  superior turn-radius (180-degrees to 200-degrees). The chute also determines how well the snow is thrown – and how accurately you can aim it.

Tire Size

The tire size is another important factor when considering investing in a snow blower. The larger the tire size, and wider the treads, the easier the machine will move through the snow. Snow How and X-Track snow tires are among the most preferred.

That said, any brand will do, so long as they are rugged and built for icy surfaces. Ten to 15-inch tires make pushing your machine through the snow, slush, and ice, easy as pushing a lawnmower through the grass.

Extra Features

Depending on the level of comfort and ease you are looking for in a new snow blower, or if you are simply after the very basics, extra features may or may not be so important to you. Extra features on snow blowers include everything from heated dashboards and handles to windshields, cabins, snowshoes, tracks, and much much more.

Warranty

The best Simplicity snow blowers, like any other brand, include a great warranty. Snow blowers that do not come with a money-back guarantee of 30 to 90 days, as well as a manufacturer warranty that covers parts as well as the engine, are not a safe investment. Most of the best snow blowers come with at the very least a limited warranty of one to three years.

Overall Cost(s)

Your budget determines the amount of money you are willing to spend, overall, on your new snow blower. That said, take into consideration all of the above factors including what extra features you want your snow blower to come with. Also, keep in mind that purchasing the right snow blower, even if it is slightly expensive, is better than paying hospital bills for broke butts (or hiring snow clearing services – to avoid breaking your butt).

CHOOSING THE BEST SIMPLICITY SNOW BLOWER FOR YOU

When choosing the best Simplicity snow blower for you, be sure to match the engine power, intake width, and other features to the type of snow jobs you have to deal with each winter. We hope that our article helps make your purchasing decision an easier and well-informed one.

Simplicity takes pride in including many of the more luxurious features most larger models boast and adding them to some of the smaller, more residential machines, and although we haven’t detailed all of their models, the five listed above are best sellers due to power, control, extra features, and overall ease of use.

That said, we feel that the Simplicity Select Dual-Stage Snow Thrower 1227 is generally the best all-around unit currently produced by the company.

Do you have a Simplicity snow blower that you love, or hate, or have more questions? If so, wed love to hear from you in the comments section below. Also,  if you found this information useful, we’d appreciate if you would consider sharing this article!

Also, if you jumped down here for the quick answers, here’s a recap of our top picks:

Best All-Around: Simplicity Select Dual-Stage Snow Thrower 1227
Best Ergonomic: Simplicity Select Dual-Stage Snow Thrower 1024
Best Compact: Simplicity Dual-Stage Signature Snow Thrower Model 1696920
Best Heavy Duty: Simplicity Dual Stage Signature Snow Thrower Model 1696921
Best Commercial: Simplicity Select Dual-Stage Snow Thrower Model 1696832

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