Snapper 1696000 24-Inch 205cc OHV Briggs & Stratton Gas-Powered Two-Stage Snow Thrower with Electric Start (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- This blower features a Briggs & Stratton 900 Snow Series OHV engine
- Features an electric start; cord included
- Self propelled with 6 forward speeds and 2 reverse speeds; 16-inch tires for increased traction.
- Free Hand control to drive with one hand and operate controls with the other
- Non-CARB compliant/Not for sale in California
Top Customer Reviews
This unit has a Briggs and Stratton snow engine. My only experiences so far have been with Tecumseh engines, which work really well if you maintain them, but have lots of problems if you abuse them. The Briggs started right up and ran well, but there are two serious omissions: There is no throttle control, and there is no fuel shut-off. While the lack of a throttle is a minor annoyance, the lack of a fuel shut-off very surprising, and disappointing, especially in a snow blower. Thus the loss of one star.
This is a nice sized unit.... big yet manageable. The tall thin tires should dig well in the snow. This has a friction disc drive, which holds up well in Ariens and older snapper units, and is very easy to service.
I'll update the review when I have some snow to try this out in.
UPDATE 2/10/13: I finally got to try this unit out in some reasonable snow, and it performs great. Throws snow well, and easy to maneuver. Headlight was nice and bright, and the highest wheel speed is very quick for transporting. However, the lack of a throttle control remains annoying. I had to drive the unit from my back yard to the front yard around 9pm; it would have been nice to be able to reduce the engine speed so as not to disturb the neighbors. The lack of a fuel shut-off also remains a sticking point; I will probably add one in the near future.Read more ›
UPDATE: We just had the blizzard here in CT. We got 3-4 feet of snow. We were able to get through this amount of snow with some maneuvering. This is a great machine!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had a small one stage snapper for about 15 years, was a great unit. Decided to upgrade to this unit and purchased from amazon, great unit. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Spooky
I purchased this snowblower this week from a local mom and pop store in Spotswood, NJ -- Brian's Lawnmower. Read morePublished on January 22, 2014 by CK
Construction excellent,, easy to use, clears snow, a little patience makes it easy to guide reverse helps get it where you want it to go.Published on April 16, 2013 by Broffermoon