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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
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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 265 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is available for shipping in the U.S. except for California and to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B005C3HUG2
  • Item model number: 1696000
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #229,777 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

The Snapper 1696000 24" 205cc OHV Briggs & Stratton Gas-Powered Two-Stage Snow Thrower with Electric Start is tough enough to cut through heavy snow but still easy enough to handle and store. Built to make snow removal quick, effective, and easy, it doesn't matter if Mother Nature dishes out a few inches or a few feet, Snapper snow blowers deliver the power to get rid of it all and the design to make it effortless. The genuine Briggs & Stratton Snow Series engine ensures your blower will start and run when you need it to. Built to handle the toughest weather conditions, Briggs & Stratton snow engines are tested to start down to -20 degrees F. You can count on Snapper snow blowers to remove the thickest, heaviest snow. With the controls right at your fingertips, it's extremely easy to use and makes clearing snow simple and effortless. This blower is powered by the Briggs & Stratton 900 Snow Series 205cc 4-Cycle OHV Engine with 6 forward and 2 reverse speeds. OHV engines run cooler, cleaner, and more-efficiently than traditional engines, delivering more power you need for faster removal of all types of snow. Control panel is ergonomically designed for easy use. All models are equipped with push-button electric starting and come filled with synthetic oil. 120-Volt Electric Start with Recoil Back-up (Cord Included): Save your back and shoulders by simply pressing a button. Fresh Start System: Automatically drips fuel stabilizer into the fuel tank. Keep your fuel fresh for up to six months. Free Hand Control System: Allows operator to control the snow blower with one hand. Free's the other hand to rotate chute or adjust speed. Hand Crank Chute Rotation: Chute rotates up to 200 degrees with a few quick turns. Deliver the snow where you want to, up to 38 feet away. Aluminum Gear Case: Friction disc drive with 6 forward and 2 reverse speeds. Large Artic Trac Tires: Offers superior traction in the toughest conditions. Halogen Headlight: Light your way on the darkest of days.

Customer Reviews

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Once we adjusted it to the necessary height we were all set.
Jennifer P
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.
David Conover
I love the snow blower and Snapper's are the always the best and it works great.
Just Me

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By David Conover on November 17, 2012
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This is a nice unit, and was shipped very fast via truck. One thing that should be noted is someone needs to be home for delivery. I haven't had a chance to try it in the snow yet, but it seems to be relatively well put together, but not built as tough as the old time Snappers (my father was a Snapper dealer in the late 1980's).

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.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer P on January 26, 2013
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We have used this a few times now with snow we had. Once we adjusted it to the necessary height we were all set. The only thing I would recommend is when you do use it be careful in snow that is heavy with rain. It was difficult to use it in those conditions, but that was really only due to the weather pattern we had. It is a great machine, easy to use and worth it.
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!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Just Me on February 24, 2013
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I love the snow blower and Snapper's are the always the best and it works great. I have to say though that the instructions to assemble it and to use it were were awful. Looking back it was a simple task, but trying to decipher the instructions the first time was a difficult task.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By tpz1920 on February 10, 2013
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Not really a whole lot say other than it works great. It's actually easier to pull start than hook up the electric starter and starts everytime on the first pull. It cuts through deep, wet snow with ease. The dual halogen lights are a great help at night. Worth every penny.
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