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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Snow Thrower, November 10, 2002
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This review is from: Toro 1800 18-Inch 12 Amp Electric Curve Snow Thrower #38025 (Lawn & Patio)
You only have to look at this 25 pound wonder to know its not a heavy duty snow blower. So don't think it is going to do the job of a huge gas powered rig.

Having said that - I have a 50ft two car wide driveway. It flings 5 inches of snow off that driveway in 10 to 15 min. I love it. I cant wait for more snow. It should have no problem with a foot of snow. its like a high powered snow vacume

You just plug it in and go. No gas, no spark plugs, no oil, no tune up. I am often done before the neighbor has cussed enough to get his gas monster (with head lights) running. I have full confidence in this rig.

I liked mine so much I purchased one ...for my brother...I have read people who are concerned with the power of an electric. The Toro has plenty of power and higher RPMs than a gas thrower. No blower works great in all condition. However in the snow we have had here in northern NJ it has no problem throwing snow 20 to 30 feet. I highly recommend this thrower. It is better than throwers in its class that and a little larger. But its not a match for a big rig. I have read some complain about small wheels. The wheels are just fine thank you! This blower will blow snow like crazy but It is not up to punching through the plow wall. I break up the plow wall with a shovel then blow it away. I calculate several inches of snow on my driveway weighs about 40 tousand pounds. This blower moves almost all of that and saves your back and heart for having fun in the snow.

Good Job Toro! Very convenient
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Initial post: Oct 9, 2008 8:33:41 AM PDT
S. Kidwell says:
it was vary helpful , i live by myself and need something to help with the snow, i have a shovel and i am getting to old to shovel my
driveway.so i will try one.

Posted on Oct 20, 2008 1:04:03 PM PDT
T Austin says:
4" of snow on your driveway, at a typical rate of 10" of fresh snow equal to 1" of water, would weigh about 2100 pounds. 40,000 pounds of water would be 76 inches of snow, a pretty good snowfall for Jersey :-)

Posted on Dec 19, 2008 7:20:37 AM PST
Mark N. says:
it seems the shoot height is the real limiting factor on these and other small blowers..the shoot height in the product description says 10" so over that and/or with any drifts and it is very very difficult as you have to try to push it through uncleared top part of the snow. Or, even more difficult is to try to lift it to get the top layer first. I just tried one of the sno wovels...no problem with high snow, even the part where the driveway is plowed in by the snow plow trucks..faster anyway, and stores on the wall like a shovel.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2009 9:20:51 PM PDT
Actually, 10" spec has nothing to do with "shoot height". It's the maximum depth of snow the Toro 1800 is supposed to clear. The "shoot height" is actually much higher than 10". I can aim mine to thow snow at least 6-8' (feet) into the air on heavy, wet, east coast snow. I'm sure it'll handle the drier stuff better.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2010 4:01:02 PM PST
J. Stanley says:
Chino, Mark isn't talking about the exit shoot (that you're talking about). He's talking about the intake blade/auger. It's only about 10 inches tall so trying to push the blower through medium/heavy snow higher than that doesn't work very well. The only way to get around that limitation is to lift the blower and sweep it across the top 10 inches of snow and work your way down. I've done it, but it's not easy... It's better to just get out there before you have more than 10 inches and stay ahead of the limitation of the blower. (BTW, the Amazon user-pictures showing it going thru snow over 10 inches is light unpacked snow. Over 10 inches just isn't practical with heavy snow.) Having said all that, I do love this blower. The ease of maintenance more than makes up for the limitations.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 31, 2016 11:11:40 AM PST
Takei says:
The light weight allows it to be easily lifted and dropped atop a snow drift of any height, that's where the light weight is a big advantage over heavier ones.
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