Toro 1800 18-Inch 12 Amp Electric Curve Snow Thrower #38025
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- Electric curve snow thrower; simple trigger start and no parts to lubricate
- 12 amp electric motor throws snow to 30 feet, cuts 10-inches deep and 18-inches wide per pass
- Durable plastic body; metal handle; minor assembly required
- Includes 160-degree adjustable chute, safety key lock
- 47- by 18- by 36.2-inches; 24 pounds; 2-year warranty
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|Item Dimensions||18 x 47 x 36.25 in||18 x 36.2 x 47 in||19 x 45 x 38 in||23 x 42.5 x 40.55 in||18 x 40 x 37 in||20.5 x 43.3 x 37.4 in|
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|Size||—||18-Inch 15 Amp Power Curve||Blue 18" Clearing Width, 15 AMP Motor||21"||18"||7" x 1.5"|
Put your shovel away! This convenient electric snowthrower from Toro clears the snow from your driveway quickly and easily. Perfect for large driveways and sidewalks, the 1800 Power Curve snowthrower can remove up to 700 lbs. of snow per minute with a cut path up to 18" wide and 10" deep. It features a 2-blade, curved rotor to clean right to the pavement and throw snow up to 30' away through the 160-degree adjustable chute. Lightweight and easy to maneuver, it simply plugs in for maintenance-free electric operation with no gas or oil to mix.
Clear driveways, walkways, and patios quickly and easily with the Toro 1800 Power Curve Electric Snow Thrower. Compact yet powerful enough to toss snow a distance of 30 feet, this machine is easy to operate and maintain, so you can enjoy the next snowfall without having to worry about whose turn it is to shovel.
Toro's patented Power Curve System employs a unique, curved rotor and a funnel-shaped housing, in addition to wide rubber paddles that propel the machine forward and clean all the way down to the pavement. This technology lets you move more snow in less time, and it virtually eliminates clogging, so you can be confident that your snow thrower will be ready the next time a winter storm comes your way.
With a snow removal capacity of 700 pounds per minute, the Power Curve lets you clear four inches of snow off a 50-by-20-foot driveway in just 10 minutes. The machine's clearing width of 18 inches means that you can clear most walkways with just one or two quick passes. And with a snow cut depth of 10 inches per pass, you won't need to repeat work you've already done, unless you're in the middle of a serious blizzard.
Compact and Easy to Maintain with Electric Power
With no gas or oil to burn through, no spark plugs to change, and no time-consuming tune-ups, this electric snow thrower is a cost-effective option. Its compact size makes it easier to maneuver than big, gas-powered units, and it's easier to store, too. This makes an electric unit like the Toro 1800 ideal for small spaces like porches, decks, and patios.
When you do want to clear a large area, you'll appreciate the surprisingly powerful nature of this lightweight unit. It features a reliable, series-wound 12 Amp motor, which is designed to produce high torque and operate at relatively low speeds, making it a perfect choice for snow-throwing.
The cord lock system eliminates one of the potential downfalls of using electric products by ensuring your extension cord is reliably locked in place. And with electric power, this snow thrower is easy to start up. Even on the coldest days, it's as simple as squeezing the trigger on the control bar and releasing it when you want to stop. There's no priming or frustrating cord pulling.
Convenient, Ergonomic Features for a Long Life
The trigger is conveniently placed on an ergonomically designed handle for comfort and ease of use, while a key lock means you never have to worry about unauthorized use.
Additionally, a remote crank chute and deflector give you full 180-degree adjustability, so it's easy to throw snow anywhere you want. And a specially-designed lift handle on the top of this 24-pound unit takes the awkwardness out of moving your snow thrower from your garage to your porch or tucking it in your vehicle.
This snow thrower is backed by a full two-year warranty.
What's in the Box
Snow blower, parts needed for assembly, and operators manual.
Read the operator's manual before operating this machine.
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1. It is still working well.
2. There are metal scrape plates on the bottom, that protect the plastic down there. I wore through the Toro ones in a few years. I made myself some new ones from scrap metal, and they are doing great.
3. On the heavier stuff left by the city snowplow, I've discovered, that if I chop it up with my shovel first, that then I can take a pass with it with this unit, and it will still throw it fine, and I don't have to shovel that off.
4. When working hard, the vibrations of the unit will cause the direction of the output to wander. I have a bungie cord that I use to keep the handle stationary.
5. Now that it is more than 5 years old, when I hit really packed snow, this unit will tend to slip the belt and stop, making a loud squeaking sound. That's when I know that I've pushed it too hard, and I back off a bit, and/or give it a rest for a while and it is fine.
6. From time to time, I inspect the scrape plate on the bottom and if the plastic scraper has worn and curled up, I'll use a knife and scrape off the extra plastic.
7. It may be time for a new belt, scrape plate, and/or impeller. It has done a lot of work for me, and mechanical things don't last forever?
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I've had this for two winters now.
I purchased this unit for a couple of different reasons.
1. I don't particularly like gas engine tools.
2. In my neighborhood, the usual snowfall is 1-6 inches.
3. It was cheap. I paid $225 for it here on Amazon in November 2006.
And I would imagine that if you are considering this unit, you don't already own a snowblower, and you are currently shoveling. Let me give you some insight into not only this unit, but making the break into snowblowers in general.
Snowblowers come in two main varieties: Single stage and two stage. A two stage unit has blades to chop up the snow and then an auger to throw it. These units are generally bigger, more expensive, but work in deeper snow and are "heavy duty"
Single stage snowblowers occupy the lower end of the market. They chop and blow the snow at the same time. Their front blades move much faster to do so.
Keep in mind folks, that this is a single-stage snowblower. It is not a self-propelled monster that chops and eats snow for breakfast. And most of the time, it is entirely feasible for me to shovel my driveway, just with more effort and time.
And if I only get 1" of snow on my driveway, you could just leave that and let the sun take care of it, but my wife likes it clean. And with only 1-2" of snow? shoveling is faster than snowblowing.
On one hand, snowblowing is good in any circumstance because it throws the snow OVER the banks on the side of the driveway, that means they won't be as big, but the banks on the grass will be wider and deeper.
On the other hand, snowblowing makes a big mess, especially if it is breezy. You can't snowblow into the wind. It just makes a cloud and recoats the driveway. But you can always shovel in the wind. I always snowblow first, then come back later and clean up with my shovel.
Also, consider the job you are trying to do. If it is a warm snow, you are going to have an inch or two of slush under the snow. No snowblower is going to do well in that environment. While this Toro unit will throw cold fluffy stuff up to the claimed 30 feet, the slushy stuff is less than 10 feet, if you are lucky! And wet slushy snow will cause the chute to clog a lot.
It does clear my typical snowfall no problem. And I have a 32 foot wide driveway, so I start in the middle and work out. Not all of the snow from the middle makes it to the edge of the driveway and has to be picked up again as I work my way out.
It does have a plastic scrape plate on the bottom and this blower does clean all of the way down to the concrete, which is nice. I guess because it is a single-stage electric, the blade spins really fast and makes quick work of the snow.
I like that it is light. My neighbor has a self-propelled two stage and in a lot of cases, I clear my driveway in half the time he does. I push it around quickly and it doesn't take a lot of work for me.
The worst area of your driveway to clean is at the street where the nice snowplow man has left you an area of thick, slushy, nasty stuff. It is back-breaking labor with a shovel, because it is so heavy and dense. It is also a lot of work for a snowblower. This unit will throw mine okay, but we are only talking about 5-10 feet throw distance for most of it. So, it has to be thrown twice. Sometimes I still shovel some of this because it is faster than slogging away at it with this unit.
So, what do you do when the snow is too deep or too dense to practically get with this machine? I do two things. One, I can "aim high" and not get all of the way to the pavement in one pass, just ride up on top of the lower layer, then come back for the rest. Also, once I have a path, I can nibble at the side, and say, only take half of the width of the mouth or less and it will be okay. But this is only for small areas. If this was the norm, I'd need a bigger unit.
But consider where you live. They say up to 10 inches with this unit, but at 8 inches, it is really working hard. But consider where you live, if you get a 10 inch snowfall once a year, then maybe this unit is for you. You don't need to buy a huge unit for that once a year big snowfall. Get the unit for your normal snowfall and get good value and usage out of it. Don't go buy an SUV because you want to take the kids on vacation in it once a year.
If you live in a place that regularly gets 10 inches or more, this is not the unit for you.