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Unexpectedly, Bought a New SnowBlower Today . . .Today

Lost power at the summer house overnight, so I went there this morning to check things out. About 8" of snow, which looked to have started out as heavy wet snow, then drier snow on top.

The Snow plow guy didn't come

So, I decided to get this instead of calling him . . .
Unexpectedly, Bought a New SnowBlower Today . . .Today-img_9521.jpg

It is a . . .

Husqvarna 208cc 24-in Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower with Heated Handles and Headlights.

I was going to get the Troy-Bilt 2410, but this was only $100 more as they (Lowes) had a sale going. It has the metal chute (instead of plastic) and a few other bells and whistles. I took a look at the impeller, and it seemed to be better that the one on my Troy-Bilt. So, I said "done deal" and they loaded in the back of my SUV



I used it to clear the driveway. It throws the dry stuff very well, the wet stuff not so much, not as good as my Toro or Troy-Bilt. The thing is heavy though . . . reminds me of an Ariens that I used a while back.


It looks like we will be getting more snow in MA, so hopefully I'll get a chance to use it some more. Eventually, I'll post a review.

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always nice to have a back up plan/machine !

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Looks like a solid machine
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Good luck.

I think you have the right mentality for that machine. Husqvarna is starting to get a decent reputation from what I can tell, but with only a 208cc engine you have probably already seen it's limits. The heavy wet stuff will not fly (so to speak), but anything that is light and powdery will travel without any problems. As long as it's a back-up, you are golden.
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Yes, a 'back-up' machine, but it is the only one at the summer house. My other 2 machines are at our primary residence. I might do the impeller modification on the Husqvarna, as it has about a 3/8" gap, from what I can see.

As far as power, the web site states 6.3 HP out of the 208cc engine, so that is pretty good.

My little Toro 521 tops out the field with a 6.5 HP 212cc engine. The Troy-Bilt has only 5.5 HP from its 179cc engine, but the impeller mod makes it king of the throwing distance.

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Impressive machine, congrats.
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It's hard to beat the features of the Husq ST 224P at that price, it's a nice looking machine as well.

Definitely do the impeller mod and attach a piece on the chute deflector like found on the 300 series as the holes are already predrilled.

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I can tell you my experience with the Craftsman version of the Husqvarna 27 inch machine. Its basically an ST227 painted red.

Impeller kit made a huge difference in the wet sloppy heavy stuff. The thing will pump water.

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I can tell you my experience with the Craftsman version of the Husqvarna 27 inch machine. Its basically an ST227 painted red.
My father has a Poulan Pro, same design chassis as the Husq. The black paint on the bucket and chute started to wear off and sure enough it's orange underneath. The Husq has the best looking control and dash design plus lights of that style, IMO.

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Yes, a 'back-up' machine, but it is the only one at the summer house. My other 2 machines are at our primary residence. I might do the impeller modification on the Husqvarna, as it has about a 3/8" gap, from what I can see.

As far as power, the web site states 6.3 HP out of the 208cc engine, so that is pretty good.

My little Toro 521 tops out the field with a 6.5 HP 212cc engine. The Troy-Bilt has only 5.5 HP from its 179cc engine, but the impeller mod makes it king of the throwing distance.
I agree the impeller mod is good. Not sure if I would want to void my warranty this early In the game.
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