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post #1 of 42 Old 08-24-2015, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Husqvarna ST224?? Fill me in good or bad

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I was at lowes today and saw this 24" Husky on display. I got to say it looked nice. The tires were large, controls worked well, same LCT 208 CC engine the Ariens has, 5 year warranty, etc. Not that I would ever buy from the big box store but It made me think I should go to a dealer and find out more. I did a little looking online and it sounds like they reworked these models last year and the reviews I saw are positive. I also found reviews for their olderr models that were not impressive. Never owned a Husky, Toro or Ariens product. I have owned MTD equipment before and I have experrienced junk before, not looking to go there again. But looking at this thing with no bias negative or positive it looked very good. Thanks again for the help....JB
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I looked at the 224 but went with the st227p for the power steering. I admit that I do not have as much experience with snow blowers as most of the people on this forum. There are some very savy snow blower folks on this site. I have used my atv with a plow for years, but got tired of piling up snow instead of throwing it where I wanted. Anyways, I have had mine for one season and am very happy with it. Starts and runs like a champ. Throws snow what seems to me to be a long way. L.E.D. lights give me plenty of light to work at night. Power steering works good. I really like mine. That said, my barn is full of Husqvarna orange! [GT tractor,chainsaws roto-tiller ,etc...etc...etc...] One season, but am happy at this point.
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not sure if the model (st224) changed from last winter, but here is my input. end of 2015 winter, my old blower wasnt dead but close to being done. looked at the st224 at a box store ( online) price was ok for a husky unit. called a local dealer thinking i may get a better price...nope ! then i was told they wont even order that model even if i paid in advance as it has a huge% of units sold/ failure . i did ask what was the issue, but was told its being looked into.
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The control panel is very user friendly but the single reverse speed sucks.
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...then i was told they wont even order that model even if i paid in advance as it has a huge% of units sold/ failure . i did ask what was the issue, but was told its being looked into.
Sounds like he doesn't profit enough per unit is more likely.

I haven't read any very negative reviews and also considering getting the ST224.
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I'm leaning towards the same model myself. The local dealer has one on order for me and should be here in a few days hopefully. I've read a lot of good things about it but I'll let you know what I think of it.

Sorry, just noticed this thread is a bit stale dated.

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I have a new st 227 that I used for the first time today. It handled six inches of wet lake effects snow with no problems and never plugged up. Starts easy, didn't use electric start, and runs very smoothly. I assume the 24 would also be a good machine.

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have a craftsman 944529071 Canadian , Husky I believe , don't have manual , how do I access the air filter and what is the plug setting on this brigs thanks. Ernie
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have a craftsman 944529071 Canadian , Husky I believe , don't have manual , how do I access the air filter and what is the plug setting on this brigs thanks. Ernie
I do not know about the spark plug settings, but like 99.9% of walk behind snowblower engines it likely does NOT have an air filter.
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Sounds like he doesn't profit enough per unit is more likely.

I haven't read any very negative reviews and also considering getting the ST224.
Owned my Husqvarna ST224 for two years and the unit failed, no guarantee, I had to get rid of it to a lawn equipment dealer. The unit just no longer worked, a lawn expert, tried every solution, but the unit just no longer would run. Never buy the ST224 at Lowes, they will not repair it and they will not guarantee this model.
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