2015 Update | Husqvarna Introduces a Complete New Line Of Snow Blowers!

 Got A New Snow Blower Last Year? Too Bad!

Why Now? Husqvarna has always made good snow blowers.

Update: This article reviews the entire line of new Husqvarna snow blowers.

Go Here to see a detailed review of the homeowner 200 series. New 200 Series Husqvarna Snow Blowers – A Detailed Update

Go Here to see a detailed review of the homeowner 300 series. Husqvarna 300 Series Snow Blower Review – stronger – better – built to last

First, Husqvarna listened to you and has realized that your needs have changed considerably in the last few years. Instead of a bulky, hard to use snow blower you now want a dependable, easy to use machine.  For the 2014-2015 Husqvarna has done a complete overhaul of their existing snow throwers. They now have a specific snow blower designed just for you.

It’s hard to impress me and they did this year.

2015 Husqvarna Snow Blower

Ready To Take On Any Snow!

Second, Husqvarna significantly improved the quality, ergonomics and performance for all the snow blowers in their line. Tell me what you want to clear off and it will be very easy to recommend a Husqvarna snow blower that fits your needs and budget. It’s the little things that will really impress you, like adjustable height handlebars, hand warmers on the control paddles, ergonomic controls, and LED headlights that look around the discharge chute.

Third, Husqvarna realized that most of you want a quality snow blower at a reasonable price. They realized you don’t need the lowest priced product (read cheap) that will break in two uses, but a value priced machine that will last you years. A machine that you can easily get parts for and that you can repair yourself once the 3 year warranty has run out.

Fourth, Husqvarna has jumped way ahead of the industry and is now offering a 5 year starting guarantee! Read your manual and follow the 5 minute procedure to prepare your engine for storage. Perform the steps and 1 or 2 pull starting is guaranteed for 5 full years.

Disclaimer: This information is the latest as of August 1st.  I will go into full detail about these new machines today but the actual snow blower you get may be just a little different based on final changes. In other words, the pictures I show you may be a little different than the actual product that you get. 

Highlights:

  • Completely New Design. 3 years in the making!
  • 10 New Models replace the 7 old snow blowers. The new models are divided into three groups (single stage, homeowner, land owner) so you can easily decide which snow blower is right for you.
    • High Capacity All Surface Homeowner – 3 Models
    • High Capacity All Surface Landowner – 4 Models
    • Hard Surface Homeowner Models – 3 Models
  • Adjustable Height Handles! This is one of the most exciting features of these new snow blowers. Now anyone can use a Husqvarna snow blower.
  • Intuitive Controls. Easy to use, positive action controls. Big hands, small hands, with gloves or without.
  • Quiet Muffler System. Nearly 20% quieter than last years snow blowers.
  • Most Reliable Engines In The Industry! In fact all Husqvarna Snow Blowers now come with a 5 Year Starting Guarantee!
  • Instead of tricks and treats, they went for reliability and ease of use. Instead of cheaper and thinner, they went heavy-duty and thicker.

 

5 year starting

 Husqvarna Snow Blowers at Amazon.com

In the rest of this article I will go over the highlights of the new snow blowers starting with the soon to be most popular Homeowner 200 Series. I’ll then show you the new high capacity Landowner 300 series and finally for those of you who only need a single stage the new Homeowner 100 series.

Finally, I will go over the new engine reliability specs and the new muffler system.

200 Homeowner Series – High Performance – Great Value

High Capacity All Surface Homeowner

200 series graphic

The new 200 series models includes 3 models. A 24 inch, 27 inch, and 30 inch. Husqvarna is classifying these as “medium duty” and this makes them comparable to the Toro Power Max, Ariens Deluxe and Cub Cadet. These snow blowers are designed for homeowners who need a high-performing snow thrower with high throwing capacity to clear snow from large driveways, parking areas, sidewalks and paths, regardless of surface type*.
*) The 200-series is a 2-stage design and comes standard with adjustable poly skid shoes that can be used on all surfaces.

Replaces the current 924HV, 12527HV, 1830HV, 11524E, 14527E in US

“Medium duty” – new and old snow; end of driveway snow; 2-12 in, typical midwestern snow storms, occasional use in all snow conditions.  (That means it will handle those occasional blizzards you get)

Upgrades vs Existing models

  • Adjustable handle height (instead of fixed handle) This is a big deal! Anyone can now comfortably use this snow blower. The handles can be adjusted up or down to fit you. In addition the wrap-around handles don’t get caught in your coat pockets when you turn.
  • New control panel with smoother controls. The new controls are designed for large and small gloved hands. Each control is strategically placed for maximum efficiency. Silicone lined, heavy duty control cables.
  • New friction disc transmission. Half the number of parts compared to the old version. 
  • Improved power steering. The old system was heavy-duty but got sticky and hard to use once in a while.
  • Ribbon auger (12”) instead of stamped (gives an improved mix of snow and air, which makes the snow easier to handle and contributes to a more efficient clearing process). The closed flights on the older snow blowers severely limited the capacity of the machines. These new augers allow more snow and air into the blower housing which allows the new models to move more snow.
  • Bolted auger housing (instead of welded) for increased durability
  • Heated hand grips on 27 and 30 inch models
  • Plastic skid shoes (instead of steel) for smoother operation and less damage on delicate grounds.
  • Dual LED headlights instead of single. The light now shines around the discharge chute.
  • Husqvarna brand engines instead of B&S Snow Series MAX.

Want to know more about the 200 Series? Go here to read my detailed review:

New 200 Series Husqvarna Snow Blowers – A Detailed Update

Feature overview 200-series

ST 224 2-stage Homeowner Snow Blower 24 inch – 208 cc

    • Husqvarna brand engine(208 cc)

Husqvarna 961930096 208cc 2 Stage 24-Inch right

Husqvarna 961930096 208cc 2 Stage 24-Inch left

Husqvarna 961930096 208cc 2 Stage 24-Inch console

  • 24”/61 cm working width
  • Standard auger housing
  • 12” ribbon auger
  • Friction disc transmission
  • Electric starter
  • Heated handle grips
  • Remote chute rotator
  • Remote chute deflector
  • LED headlights
  • 2.7 L fuel tank
  • Aluminium auger gear box
  • 15” tires

Model Number 961 93 00-96

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Husqvarna 961930096 208cc 2-Stage Electric Start Snow Thrower, 24-Inch Note: The new snow blowers are now in stock! Order it now and avoid the rush!

New for 2015! ST 224P 2-stage Homeowner Snow Blower 24 inch – 208 cc – With Power Steering!

    • Husqvarna brand engine(208 cc)

Husqvarna 961930096 208cc 2 Stage 24-Inch right

Husqvarna 961930096 208cc 2 Stage 24-Inch left

Husqvarna 961930096 208cc 2 Stage 24-Inch console

  • 24”/61 cm working width
  • Standard auger housing
  • 12” ribbon auger
  • Friction disc transmission
  • Trigger steer power steering
  • Electric starter
  • Heated handle grips
  • Remote chute rotator
  • Remote chute deflector
  • LED headlights
  • 2.7 L fuel tank
  • Aluminium auger gear box
  • 15” tires

Model Number 961930122

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New 2015! – 24 inch 208 cc ST 224P Power Steering! Husqvarna ST224P – 24-Inch 208cc Two Stage with Power Steering Snowthrower – 961930122

Feature overview 200

ST 227P 2-stage Homeowner Snow Blower 27 inch – 254 cc

    • Husqvarna brand engine (254 cc)

Husqvarna 961930097 254cc 2 Stage 27-Inch left Husqvarna 961930097 254cc 2 Stage 27-Inch engine Husqvarna 961930097 254cc 2 Stage 27-Inch auger

  • 27”/68 cm working width
  • Standard auger housing
  • 12” ribbon auger
  • Friction disc transmission
  • Electric starter
  • Power steering
  • Heated handle grips
  • Remote chute rotator
  • Remote chute deflector
  • LED headlights
  • 2.7 L fuel tank
  • Aluminium auger gear box
  • 15” tires

Model Number 961 93 00-97

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Husqvarna 961930097 254cc 2-Stage Electric Start Snow Thrower, 27-Inch Note: The new snow blowers are now in stock! Order it now and avoid the rush!

Feature overview 200 Durability

ST 230P 2-stage Homeowner Snow Blower 30 inch – 291 cc

Husqvarna 961930101 291cc 2 Stage 30-Inch topHusqvarna 961930101 291cc 2 Stage 30-Inch rightHusqvarna 961930101 291cc 2 Stage 30-Inch left

  • Husqvarna brand engine (291 cc)
  • 30”/76 cm working width
  • Standard auger housing
  • 12” ribbon auger
  • Friction disc transmission
  • Electric starter
  • Power steering
  • Heated handle grips
  • Remote chute rotator
  • Remote chute deflector
  • LED headlights
  • 3.6 L fuel tank
  • Aluminium auger gear box
  • 16” tires

Model Number 961 93 01-01

 

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300 Landowner Series – High Capacity – Built to last

High Capacity All Surface Snow Blower

300-series1

The new 300 series 2-stage models includes 4 models. A 24 inch, 27 inch, 30 inch and 30 inch track drive. Husqvarna is classifying these as “medium duty” but compared to the other brands the only comparable snow blowers are the Ariens Hydro-Pro and Honda HS. If you want something better, faster, stronger than what’s out there until now – seriously look at these models. These snow blowers are designed for homeowners who need a high-capacity snow thrower that is robust and durable yet very comfortable to use when clearing large areas. These snow blowers will clear snow from large driveways, parking areas, sidewalks and paths, regardless of surface type

Replaces the current 14527E, 1827EXLT and 1830EXLT in US

“Medium duty” – new and old snow; end of driveway snow; 8-20 in, Typical “snow belt” conditions, all U.S. snow storms, regular use in all snow conditions.  (That means it will handle anything mother nature throws at you)

Upgrades vs Existing models

  • New heavy-duty auger housing
  • Ribbon auger (14”)
  • Cast iron auger gear box
  • Stabilized auger for increased performance and less wear on ball bearings. (auger is balanced and straight)
  • Cast iron impeller, industries’ only! 4 blades/shovels instead of 3 as on current models
  • Covered auger ball bearings
  • Hydrostatic transmissions (heavy duty) on all models
  • Heavy-duty skid shoes (both plastic and steel are included.)
  • Husqvarna brand engines. ALL engines are sized to handle the deepest snows
  • One track drive replaces two 1827EXLT, 1830EXLT in US.

300 Series user comfort

ST 324P 2-stage Landowner Snow Blower 24 inch – 254 cc

ST 324P
Husqvarna brand engine (254 cc)
24”/61 cm working width
Heavy-duty auger housing
Drift cutters
14” ribbon auger
Hydrostatic transmission
Electric starter
Power steering
Heated handle grips
Remote chute rotator
Remote chute deflector
LED headlight
2.7 L fuel tank
Cast iron auger gear box
Cast iron impeller
15×4” tires

Model Number 961 93 00-91
Retail Around: $1399

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300 Series durability

ST 327P 2-stage Landowner Snow Blower 27 inch – 291 cc

ST 327P
Husqvarna brand engine (291 cc)
27”/68 cm working width
Heavy-duty auger housing
Drift cutters
14” ribbon auger
Hydrostatic transmission
Electric starter
Power steering
Heated handle grips
Remote chute rotator
Remote chute deflector
LED headlight
3.6 L fuel tank
Cast iron auger gear box
Cast iron impeller
15×4” tires

Model Number 961 93 00-92
Retail Around: $1599

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HUSQVARNA OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT ST327P 27In 2-Stage Note: The new snow blowers are now in stock! Order it now and avoid the rush!
300 Series efficiency

ST 330P 2-stage Landowner Snow Blower 30 inch 369 cc

ST 330P
Husqvarna brand engine (369 cc)
30”/76 cm working width
Heavy-duty auger housing
Drift cutters
14” ribbon auger
Hydrostatic transmission
Electric starter
Power steering
Heated handle grips
Remote chute rotator
Remote chute deflector
LED headlight
3.6 L fuel tank
Cast iron auger gear box
Cast iron impeller
16×4.8” tires

Model Number 961 93 00-94
Retail Around: $1799

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HUSQVARNA OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT ST330P 30 In. Snow T
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ST 330T 2-stage Landowner Snow Blower 30 inch – 414 cc Track!

ST 330T
Husqvarna brand engine (414 cc)
30”/76 cm working width
Heavy-duty auger housing
Drift cutters
14” ribbon auger
Hydrostatic transmission
Electric starter
Power steering
Heated handle grips
Remote chute rotator
Remote chute deflector
LED headlight
3.6 L fuel tank
Cast iron auger gear box
Cast iron impeller
3 Point Track Drive

Model Number 961 93 00-95
Retail Around: $2499
Track Drive Model

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100 Series Hard Surface Homeowner Models!

100 series graphic

Homeowners – Single Stage 100-series (2 Models in US dealers, 3 models through Amazon.com)

  • If you only clear snow from a hard surface like your driveway, patio, sidewalks and deck the 100 Series is a  compact, easy-to-use/intuitive, efficient snow thrower. The 21 inch Single-Stage is small enough to get into tight spaces yet wide enough to make short work of a single car driveway
  • Occasional use (new snow; 0.5-6 in).
  • Works well on .5 to 6 inches of new snow. (single stage snow throwers do no do well on the snow plow drift at the end of your driveway the snow plow left last night)
  • Replacing the current ST 121E
  • One economy model (ST 111)
  • One model with and one without LED headlights( with ST151)

Upgrades / Changes vs Existing Models

  • Improved ground scraper which gives smoother operation (introduced already 2013/14)
  • One entry-level model without remote chute rotator
  • Husqvarna brand Engine Instead of LCT Snow King engine

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Note: Check these prices before you buy any other brand or anywhere else! Note: The new snow blowers are now in stock! Order it now and avoid the rush!

100 Series Overview

Husqvarna 961830002 136cc Single Stage left

Less than $399!  Husqvarna 961830002 136cc Single Stage Snow Thrower, 21-Inch

Husqvarna 961830003 208cc Single Stage top Less than $499!  Husqvarna 961830003 208cc Single Stage Electric Start Snow Thrower, 21-Inch

Husqvarna 961830004 208cc Single Stage st right Less than $599!  Husqvarna 961830004 208cc Single Stage Electric Start Snow Thrower, 21-Inch

 

 

It’s Time To Think Differently About Engines

Before 2009 you just put up with whatever engine the manufactures installed. You replaced the electric starters regularly because the engines didn’t always start and replaced them when they blew up.  There was some discussion about reliability but you pretty much put up with what engine your favorite brand installed. Reputation meant more than the facts.

But since then there has been a huge amount of discussion about snow blower engines. It all started when ethanol fuel was reformulated so that when left untreated would eat most of the plastic out of your carburetor.  No one really discussed the real problem, the “elephant in the room,” – reliability.

Most of us don’t use a snow blower a lot. Here in the midwest we may have a long hard winter and our snow blower may get 30 hours of use. Other winters though it see’s very little use so most of the time the engine is long out of warranty before problems arise.

But that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve a reliable engine – an engine that will last the life of the snow blower.

I have been stating for a few years now that LCT engines are some of the best engines ever made and I finally have the data to back that up. Below is a chart that LCT engines have fewer problems and four times the average useful life of Briggs & Stratton snow engines.

 Why LCT? Quality & Durability

LCT Better LCT Warranty rate is .17%. Better than Honda (.33) and Briggs & Stratton (1.0)

4X the average Useful Life of comparable B&S Snow engines, 1000 vs. 250 hours

LCT is also a leading manufacturer of engines for tillers, generators, water pumps, pressure washers and log splitters

I’ve asked the other engine manufactures to release their warranty rate and expected life. We’ll see if they respond.

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