2012 – 2013 Snow Blower Reviews

Welcome to MovingSnow! This page covers Snow Blower reviews before August 1, 2013!

Most of the snow blowers have not changed so these reviews will help you.

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The Best Snow Blowers and Snow Throwers For 2013-2014 

2013 Two Stage Snow Blower Reviews By Size:

20 in Sno-Tek (Ariens Economy) 208 cc Review
22 in Craftsman Sears  88170 179 cc Review
22 in Craftsman Kmart 88779 179 cc Review
22 in Ariens Compact 22 ST22LE 208 cc Review
22 in Amerisun Inc/PowerSmart DB7659 208 cc Review
Ariens Compact 22 in 205 cc Model 920013 Snow Blower Review Best overall residential 22 inch snow blower
24 in Craftsman Sears 88172 179 cc Review Best Cheap 24 in
24 in Craftsman Kmart 88957 179 cc Review
24 in Husqvarna 924HV 208 cc Review I like it but you may not.
24 in Sno-Tek (Ariens Economy) 136 cc Review Underpowered
24 in Sno-Tek (Ariens Economy) 208 cc Review Good Value.
24 in Power Smart DB7651 208 cc Not Ready For Primetime
24 in Ariens Compact 24 ST24LE 205 cc Review
24 Craftsman Sears 88173 208 cc Review Best Value 24 inch for 2014
24 in Troy Bilt Storm 2410 208 cc Review  Where did the 208 cc motor go?
24 in Husqvarna 11524E 249 cc  Review Overkill and Over Priced
24 inch Cub Cadet 524SWE 208 cc Review Easiest to Use 24 inch

26 in Craftsman Sears 88691 208 cc Review  Anyone can use this snowblower!
26 in Craftsman Sears 88970 208 cc Review
26 in Troy Bilt Storm 2620 208 cc Two-Stage Review
26 in Troy Bilt Track-Drive 2690 XP 208 cc Review
27 in Craftsman 88618 With a Briggs & Stratton Motor!  Limited Edition!

Review: Ariens Deluxe 28 Snow Blower with Auto-Turn Model Ariens AX254 921030 Best Value, Easiest To Use, The Best Overall 28 inch Snow Blower

28 in Ariens Deluxe 28 2013 Model 250 cc Review
28 in Craftsman Sears 88395 277 cc Review Best Value 28 inch
28 in Sno-Tek (Ariens Economy) 208 cc Review Good, Basic Snowblower!
30 in Premium Husqvarna 414 cc  Review Biggest, Badest Husqvarna – I Like It!

http://movingsnow.com/2012/craftsman-88396-30%E2%80%B3-357-cc-two-stage-snow-blower-2013-model-electric-chute-review-at-sears/6775/# 30 in Craftsman 88396 357 cc Review Best Value 30 inch
http://movingsnow.com/2012/2013-model-review-cub-cadet-530-swe-30-in-357-cc-two-stage-snow-blower-at-home-depot-and-authorized-dealers/7210/ 30 in CubCadet 530SWE 357 cc  Review
http://movingsnow.com/2012/troy-bilt-storm-3090-xp-30%E2%80%B3-357-cc-two-stage-snow-blower-2013-model-electric-chute-review-at-lowes-and-authorized-dealers/6764/ 30 in Troy Bilt Storm 3090 XP 357 cc  Review

2013 Heavy-Duty Snow Blower Reviews By Size:

30 in Cub Cadet 930 SWE 357 cc

33 in CubCadet 933SWE 357 cc
33 in  Craftsman 88397 357 cc Review
33 in Troy Bilt 2-stage Polar Blast 3310 XP 357 cc

45 in Cub Cadet 945 SWE 420 cc
45 in Craftsman Sears 88398 420 cc  Discontinued!
45 in Troy Bilt Polar Blast 4510 XP 420 cc

2013 Single Stage Snow Blower Reviews By Size:

21 in Husqvarna Single ST 121E $649 208 cc

2011-2012 Snow Blower Reviews By Size:

21 Inch:

Craftsman 21″ 179cc* Single-stage Snow Thrower w/ Electric Start (2011 Review) (2010 Review)

22 Inch:

2010 Ariens 22 inch Compact Series Model 920013 (2010 Review)
Craftsman 179cc Engine, 22″ Two Stage Snow Thrower MovingSnow’s Worst Buy Award.  (2011 Review) (2010 Review)

24 Inch:

Craftsman 24 inch 179cc BEST VALUE!  (2011 Review)  (2010 Review)
Husqvarna 24 in 208cc Model 924HV (2011 Review)
Troy-Bilt Storm 179cc Dual-Stage 24 in Snow Blower Model 31AS62N2711 (2011 Review)  (2010 Review)
Snow Devil Model 57030 The Throw-Aways Have Landed?  (2011 Review)
Cub Cadet 524 WE and 524 SWE (2011 Review)
Ariens Amp 24 Snow Blower (2011 Review) (2010 Review)
Yard-Man Snow Blower – 208cc, 24in. Model# 31AM62KE701 (2011 Review)
2010 Ariens 24 inch Compact Series Model 920014 (2010 Review) (2010 Review)
Steele 24″ Gas powered Snowblower (Read the Snow Devil Review)

26 Inch:

Craftsman 26″ 208cc* Two-stage Snow Thrower (2011 Review)  (2010 Review)
Craftsman 26″ 208cc* Two-stage Snow Thrower With EZ Steer (Power Steering) Easiest to Use! (2011 Review)  (2010 Review)
Yard-Man Dual-Stage Snow Blower 208cc, 26in. Clearing Width, Model# 31AM63LF701 (2011 Review)
Steele 26″ Gas powered Snowblower  (Read the Snow Devil Review)
Troy-Bilt 208cc 26 in Model 31BM63P3711  (2011 Review)  (2010 Review)
Troy-Bilt  208cc Track Drive 26 inch Model 31BM73Q3711  (2011 Review)
Cub Cadet 526 SWE (2011 Review)

27 Inch:

Snapper 249 cc 27″ Path Two-Stage Snowthrower Better Than A Deere?  (2011 Review) (2010 Review)
Husqvarna 27in 414cc Track Drive, Model 1827EXLT The ULTIMATE SnowBlower? (2011 Review) 

28 Inch:

MTD Pro 28 in 277cc Model 88771 (2010 Review)

Yard-Man 357cc, 28in. Model 31AH65LG701 (2011 Review) (2010 Review)

Troy-Bilt Storm 2840 Snow Thrower (2011 Review)
John Deere 249cc 28 inch Model 1028E Snow Blower 1695808 (2011 Review)
Craftsman 28 inch 277cc Model 88791 (2010 Review)
2010 Toro 28 inch 250 cc Snow Blower 828 OXE Model 38634 (2010 Review)
2010 Toro 28 inch 305 cc Snow Blower 1028 OXE Model 38644 (2010 Review)
29 Inch:
Snapper M1529E (29″) 305cc Better Than a Deere? (2011 Review)
30 Inch:
Craftsman Professional 30″ 357cc* Two-stage Snow Thrower w/ EZ Steer Best Value Mid-Frame!  (2011 Review) (2010 Review)
Troy-Bilt Storm 3090 XP 357cc Dual-Stage 30″ Gas Snow Blower Item 139971 Good Alternative To The Craftsman! (2011 Review)
Cub Cadet 530 SWE (2011 Review)
Cub Cadet 930 SWE (2011 Review)
John Deere 342cc 30 inch Model 1330SE Snow Blower 1695812 (2011 Review)
32 Inch:
John Deere 1332PE (2011 Review) (2010 Review)
33 Inch:
Craftsman Professional 33″ 357cc* Two-stage Snow Thrower w/ EZ Steer Best Value Large Frame!  (2011 Review)
Troy-Bilt Polar Blast 3310 XP 357cc, 33″” Two-Stage Snow Thrower 31AH95P6711   (2011 Review)
36 Inch:
Ariens ST36DLE Pro 36, Ariens Professional ST36DLE (36″) 342cc (2011 Review) (2010 Review) (2010 Review)
38 Inch:
John Deere 1338PE (2011 Review) (2010 Review)
Craftsman Professional 45″ 420cc* Two-stage Snow Thrower w/ EZ Steer  (2011 Review)  (2010 Review)
Troy-Bilt  420cc Dual-Stage 45″ Gas Snow Blower  (2011 Review)  (2010 Review)   

ATV Snowblowers:

Berco 54 Inch ATV Pro Snowblower Review (2011 Review) 

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    • @James, I am not reviewing Honda snow blowers because I only have access to a couple of the single stage units. The 2-stage units are too expensive for my area of the country. For example, the base model HS724WA 24 inch two stage without electric start or power steering retails for over $2200. Ariens, Toro, Husqvarna or Cub Cadet all have similar units around $799. A directly comparable Ariens Platinum 24 with additional features including electric start, auto-turn, 4 way chute, cast iron gearbox, heated handgrips, new HID LED light and 291 cc engine is only $1399.

      When you get into the big units the price is even more inappropriate. A Husqvarna 1830 EXLT with hydrostatic transmission and all the additional features mentioned above is $1000 less than the HS1332TAS and has a larger motor, larger tracks and is over 100lbs heavier.

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