August 1 2015: This page will change constantly for the next 2-3 months. Some Brands have already announced the new models but others won’t tell us about all the changes to their lineups until the middle of September. As I get the new information and reviews written, I’ll post it here.

Update: August 9. This is the list of current single stage snow throwers available for the 2015-2016 snow season. You will find other models at various retailers but they are either discontinued models or no-name Chinese stuff. Next, I’ll write over-view articles of the different brands.

Remember! I’m here to help you find the best for you! It’s not what I think is best….

Single-Stage Snow Blower Reviews

Single Stage snow throwers are easy to maneuver, transport and store. For light snows they are much faster than a two-stage machine. But they only work on hard surfaces like cement, blacktop and patios. Because they clean right down to the surface they will not work on gravel and may scratch your wood decks. Many owners have both a single stage for light snows and a two-stage for the deep stuff.

Gas powered single stage snow throwers will easily move up to 6 inches of snow and throw it 15 feet or so. A few will clear up to 9 inches. Most single stage gas powered snow throwers are 20 to 22 inches wide. (Toro SnowMaster 24 inches)

Electric single stage snow throwers work well for small areas, steps, patios and decks. They range in size from 12 to 21 inches. In reality they work for 4-5 inches of snow.

Cordless single stage snow throwers work well because you don’t have to drag a cord with you. They all throw snow for about 20-30 minutes on a charge. (most listed run times are for no-load) They for small areas, steps, patios and decks. They range in size from 12 to 21 inches.

NOTE: Prices listed are approximate and are for comparison only. Please see retailer’s website or brand’s dealer for actual prices. 

Gas Single Stage Snow Throwers

All single stage gas snow throwers are self-propelled by the front rubber auger EXCEPT the Toro SnowMaster Series. The SnowMaster uses the Toro Personal Pace for propulsion. NOTE: There are a bunch of imports available. If you don’t see the brand name listed here – be careful and think twice before you buy it – you may not be able to get parts or service if it breaks.

Ariens: Path-Pro 208R – Model: 938031 – $569/$469 – Engine: Ariens AX 208cc (9.5 ft/lbs) Pull Start, Throws Snow 35 ft,  Housing: 21″w, 12.2″ h, Impeller: 8.375″ Rubber Paddles, Manual Chute,  Tires: 7.5 in x 1.75 in

Ariens: Path-Pro 208E – Model: 938032 – $599/$499 – Engine: Ariens AX 208cc (9.5 ft/lbs) Electric Start, Throws Snow 35 ft,  Housing: 21″w, 12.2″ h, Impeller: 8.375″ Rubber Paddles, Manual Chute,  Tires: 7.5 in x 1.75 in

Ariens: Path-Pro 208EC – Model: 938033 – $699/$599 – Engine: Ariens AX 208cc (9.5 ft/lbs) Electric Start, Throws Snow 35 ft,  Housing: 21″w, 12.2″ h, Impeller: 8.375″ Rubber Paddles, Remote Chute Control,  Tires: 7.5 in x 1.75 in

Briggs & Stratton/Simplicity/Snapper: Model: 1696509 – – $549/$449 – Engine: B&S SnowSeries 163cc (7.5 ft/lbs) Electric Start, Throws Snow 30 ft,  Housing: 22″w, 12.5″ h, Impeller: 10″ Rubber Paddles, Manual Chute Control,  Tires: 8 in x 2 in. My Review Here: 

Briggs & Stratton/Simplicity/Snapper: Snow Shredder – Model: 1696506 – – $699/$599 – Engine: B&S SnowSeries 205cc (9.0 ft/lbs) Electric Start, Throws Snow 30 ft,  Housing: 22″w, 12.5″ h, Impeller: 10″ Rubber Paddles with steel teeth, Manual Chute Control,  Tires: 8 in x 2 in. My Review Here: 

Briggs & Stratton/Simplicity/Snapper: Snow Shredder – Model: 1696507 – – $819/$699 – Engine: B&S SnowSeries 250cc Electric Start, Throws Snow 30 ft,  Housing: 22″w, 12.5″ h, Impeller: 10″ Rubber Paddles with steel teeth, Manual Chute Control,  Tires: 8 in x 2 in. My Review Here: 

Craftsman: Model: 11683 – $479/$439 – Engine: Craftsman 123cc, Recoil Start, Throws Snow ? ft,  Housing: 21″w, 13″ h, Impeller: 13″ Snow Claw Rubber Paddles, Manual Chute,  Tires: 8 in x 1.5 in, 83 lbs.

Craftsman: Model: 88780 – $549/$519 – Engine: Craftsman 179cc, Electric Start, Throws Snow ? ft,  Housing: 21″w, 13″ h, Impeller: 13″ Snow Claw Rubber Paddles, Manual Chute,  Tires: 8 in x 1.5 in, 98 lbs.

Cub Cadet: 1X™ 21 – $399 – Engine: 123cc, Electric Start, Throws Snow ? ft,  Housing: 21″w, 13″ h, Impeller: 13″, 9″ Rubber Paddles, Manual Chute,  Tires: 8 in x 1.5 in, 83 lbs.

Cub Cadet: 1X™ 221 HP – $499 – Engine: 179cc, Electric Start, Throws Snow ? ft,  Housing: 21″w, 13″ h, Impeller: 13″, 9″ Rubber Paddles, Manual Chute,  Tires: 8 in x 1.5 in, 88 lbs.

Cub Cadet: 1X™ 221 LHP – $599 – Engine: 208cc, Electric Start, Throws Snow ? ft,  Housing: 21″w, 13″ h, Impeller: 13″, 9″ Rubber Paddles, Remote Chute,  Tires: 8 in x 1.5 in, 93 lbs.

Honda: Model: HS720AM – $699 – Engine: Honda 187cc, Recoil Start, Throws Snow 33 ft,  Housing: 20″w, 12″ h, Impeller: ?” Rubber Paddles, Manual Chute,  Tires: ? in, 82 lbs.

Honda: Model: HS720AA – $749 – Engine: Honda 187cc, Recoil Start, Throws Snow 33 ft,  Housing: 20″w, 12″ h, Impeller: ?” Rubber Paddles, Snow Director Chute,  Tires: ? in, 89 lbs.

Honda: Model: HS720AS – $799 – Engine: Honda 187cc, Electric Start, Throws Snow 33 ft,  Housing: 20″w, 12″ h, Impeller: ?” Rubber Paddles, Snow Director Chute,  Tires: ? in, 93 lbs.

Husqvarna: ST111 Model:961 83 00-02 – $399 – Engine: LCT 136cc, Manual Start, Throws Snow ? ft,  Housing: 21″w, 13″ h, Impeller: 8″ Rubber Paddles, Manual Chute,  Tires: 8 in, ? lbs. Ergonomic, adjustable height handles

Husqvarna: ST131 Model:961 83 00-03 – $499 – Engine: LCT 208cc, Electric Start, Throws Snow ? ft,  Housing: 21″w, 13″ h, Impeller: 8″ Rubber Paddles, Manual Chute,  Tires: 8 in, 97 lbs. Ergonomic, adjustable height handles

Husqvarna: ST151 Model:961 83 00-04 – $599 – Engine: LCT 208cc, Electric Start, Throws Snow ? ft,  Housing: 21″w, 13″ h, Impeller: 8″ Rubber Paddles, Remote Chute,  Tires: 8 in, 97 lbs. Ergonomic, adjustable height handles

Poulan Pro: PR100 Model: 961820015 – $349 – Engine: LCT 136cc, Manual Start, Throws Snow ? ft,  Housing: 21″w, 13″ h, Impeller: 8″ Rubber Paddles, Manual Chute,  Tires: 8 in, ? lbs.

Poulan Pro: PR111 Model: 961820016 – $? – Engine: LCT 179cc, Manual Start, Throws Snow ? ft,  Housing: 21″w, 13″ h, Impeller: 8″ Rubber Paddles, Manual Chute,  Tires: 8 in, ? lbs.

Poulan Pro: PR121ES Model:961820017 – $499 – Engine: LCT 179cc, Electric Start, Throws Snow ? ft,  Housing: 21″w, 13″ h, Impeller: 8″ Rubber Paddles, Manual Chute,  Tires: 8 in, ? lbs. Ergonomic handles

Remington: RM2100 Boulder – $399 – Engine: 179cc, Electric Start, Throws Snow ? ft,  Housing: 21″w, 13″ h, Impeller: 13″ Rubber Paddles, Manual Chute,  Tires: 8 in x 1.5 in, 98 lbs.

Troy-Bilt: Squall™ 210 – $359 – Engine: 123cc, Recoil Start, Throws Snow ? ft,  Housing: 21″w, 13″ h, Impeller: 13″ Rubber Paddles, Manual Chute,  Tires: 8 in x 1.5 in, 95 lbs.

Troy-Bilt: Squall™ 2100 – $599 – Engine: 208cc, Electric Start, Throws Snow ? ft,  Housing: 21″w, 13″ h, Impeller: 13″ Rubber Paddles, 2-way Chute,  Tires: 8 in x 1.5 in, 98 lbs.

Toro: Power Clear 518ZR – Model 38472 – $359 – 18″ Width, 99cc Toro OHV Engine, Recoil Start, Power Curve rotor, 54 lbs., Throws up to 25 feet,  Manual chute control, Depth of snow 12 inches

Toro: Power Clear 518ZE – Model 38473 – $399 – 18″ Width, 99cc Toro OHV Engine, Electric Start, Power Curve rotor, 56 lbs., Throws up to 25 feet,  Manual chute control, Depth of snow 12 inches

Toro: Power Clear 721R – Model 38471 – $499 – 21″ Width, 212cc Toro OHV Engine, Recoil Start, Power Curve rotor, 83 lbs., Throws up to 35 feet,  Manual chute control, Depth of snow 12.5 inches

Toro: Power Clear 721E – Model 38472 – $569 – 21″ Width, 212cc Toro OHV Engine, Electric Start, Power Curve rotor, 88 lbs., Throws up to 35 feet,  Manual chute control, Depth of snow 12.5 inches

Toro: Power Clear 721 Commercial- Model 38451 – $599 – 21″ Width, 212cc Toro OHV Engine, Recoil Start, Extended Life Power Curve rotor, 85 lbs., Throws up to 35 feet,  Manual chute control, Depth of snow 12.5 inches, Ergo Handle

Toro: Power Clear 721QZR – Model 38743 – $619 – 21″ Width, 212cc Toro OHV Engine, Recoil Start, Power Curve rotor, 85 lbs., Throws up to 35 feet,  Quick chute control, Depth of snow 12.5 inches, Ergo Handle

Toro: Power Clear 721QZE – Model 38744 – $719 – 21″ Width, 212cc Toro OHV Engine, Electric Start, Power Curve rotor, 90 lbs., Throws up to 35 feet,  Quick chute control, Depth of snow 12.5 inches, Ergo Handle

NOTE: Toro SnowMaster:  The SnowMaster is a unique single stage snow thrower. It uses a single stage throwing system but it has front skid shoes so it can be used on gravel and rough areas. Read the Review Here: SnowMaster Review

Toro SnowMaster: SnowMaster 724ZXR – Model 36001 – $649 – 24″ Width, 212cc Toro OHV Engine, Recoil Start, Auger/Impeller 10 inch, 117 lbs., Throws up to ? feet,  EZ Turn Chute control, Depth of snow 18 inches, Personal Pace Drive, 0-3.5 mph, 11″ Wheels, Compression loaded scraper, Ergo Handle. Read the Review Here: SnowMaster Review

Toro SnowMaster: SnowMaster 724ZXE – Model 36002 – $749 – 24″ Width, 212cc Toro OHV Engine, Electric Start, Auger/Impeller 10 inch, 125 lbs., Throws up to ? feet,  Quick Stick Chute control, Depth of snow 18 inches, Personal Pace Drive, 0-3.5 mph, 11 inch Wheels, Compression loaded scraper, Ergo Handle. Read the Review Here: SnowMaster Review

Toro SnowMaster: SnowMaster 824ZXE – Model 36003 – $849 – 24″ Width, 252cc Toro OHV Engine, Electric Start, Auger/Impeller 10 inch, 131 lbs., Throws up to ? feet,  Quick Stick Chute control, Depth of snow 18 inches, Personal Pace Drive, 0-3.5 mph, 11 inch Wheels, Compression loaded scraper, Ergo Handle. Read the Review Here: SnowMaster Review

Yardman: 31AS2S1E701 – $449 – Engine: 179cc, Electric Start, Throws Snow ? ft,  Housing: 21″w, 13″ h, Impeller: 13″ Rubber Paddles, Manual Chute,  Tires: 8 in x 1.5 in, 95 lbs.

Yard Machines: 31A-2M1E700- $349 – Engine: 123cc, Manual Start, Throws Snow ? ft,  Housing: 21″w, 13″ h, Impeller: 13″ Rubber Paddles, Manual Chute,  Tires: 8 in x 1.5 in, 83 lbs.

Yard Machines: 31AS2S1E700 – $459 – Engine: 179cc, Electric Start, Throws Snow ? ft,  Housing: 21″w, 13″ h, Impeller: 13″ Rubber Paddles, Manual Chute,  Tires: 8 in x 1.5 in, 95 lbs.

Electric Cordless Snow Throwers

Craftsman: Model: 88784 – $459/$359 – Engine: 40 volt Brushless Electric, Throws Snow 25 ft,  Housing: 20″w, ?” h, Impeller: ?” Plastic Paddles, Joystick Chute,  Tires: 7 in x 1.5 in, 45 min no-load run time
25 min run time, 4 Ah lithium-Ion battery, 120 minute charge time.

Greenworks: Model 26272 – $359 – Engine: 40 volt Brushless Electric, Throws Snow 20 ft,  Housing: 20″w, 10″ h, Impeller: ?” Plastic Paddles, Joystick Chute,  Tires: 7 in x 1.5 in, 45 min no-load run time
25 min run time, 4 Ah lithium-Ion battery, 120 minute charge time.

Greenworks: Model 2600402 – $399 – Engine: 80 volt Brushless Electric, Throws Snow 20 ft,  Housing: 20″w, 10″ h, Impeller: ?” Plastic Paddles, Joystick Chute,  Tires: 7 in x 1.5 in, 45 min no-load run time
45 min no load run time, 2 Ah lithium-Ion battery, ? minute charge time.

Ryobi: MODEL: #RY40811 – $349 – Engine: 40 volt Brushless Electric, Throws Snow 25 ft,  Housing: 20″w, 10″ h, Impeller: ?” Plastic Paddles, Joystick Chute,  Tires: 7 in x 1.5 in, 45 min no-load run time
40 min run time with 2 batteries, 2 lithium-Ion batteries, 90 minute charge time.

Snow Joe: iON PRO – Model– iON21SB-PRO- $465 -Engine: 40 volt Brushless Electric, Throws Snow 25 ft, Housing: 21″w, 8″ h, Impeller: ?” Plastic Paddles, Joystick Chute, Tires: 8 in , 65 min no-load run time, 5 ah lithium-Ion batteries, 90 minute charge time.

Snow Joe: iON – Model– ION18SB – $409 -Engine: 40 volt Brushless Electric, Throws Snow 25 ft, Housing: 18″w, 8″ h, Impeller: ?” Plastic Paddles, Joystick Chute, Tires: 8 in , 40 min no-load run time, ? ah lithium-Ion batteries, ? minute charge time.

Snow Joe: iON – Model– ION13SS – $258 -Engine: 40 volt Brushless Electric, Throws Snow ? ft, Housing: 13″w, ?” h, Impeller: ?” Plastic Paddles, Joystick Chute, Tires: 8 in , 40 min no-load run time, ? ah lithium-Ion batteries, ? minute charge time

Electric Corded Snow Throwers

Power Smart: DB5023 – $150 – 18″ Width, 13 amp motor, Intake 9 in, Rotor ?”, 2 blade plastic curved rotor, 27 lbs., Throws up to ? feet, Manual chute control, Depth of snow 6 inches

Ryobi: MODEL: #RYAC802- $179 – 20″ Width, 12 amp motor, Intake 10 in, Rotor ?”, 2 blade plastic curved rotor, 27 lbs., Throws up to 20 feet, Manual crank chute control, Depth of snow 6 inches

Snow Joe: Ultra 21 – Model– SJ624E – $284 -Engine:  20 amp Electric, Throws Snow 20 ft, Housing: 21″w, 11″ h, Impeller: ?” Plastic Paddles, Joystick Chute, Tires: 8 in

Snow Joe: – Model– 324E – $131 -Engine: 10 amp Electric, Throws Snow 20 ft, Housing: 11″w, 6″ h, Impeller: ?” Plastic Paddles, Joystick Chute, Tires: 8 in ,

Troy-Bilt: Flurry™ 1400 Electric Snow Thrower – $179 – 14″ Width, 11 amp motor, Intake 11 in, Rotor 6.75″, 2 blade rubber curved rotor, 27 lbs., Throws up to ? feet, Manual chute control, Depth of snow 6 inches

Toro: Power Shovel – Model 38361 – $99 – 12″ Width, 7.5 amp motor, 2 blade curved rotor, 13 lbs., Throws up to 20 feet, No chute control, Depth of snow 6 inches, Adjustable Height Handle.

Toro: 1500 Power Curve – Model 38371 – $179 – 15″ Width, 12 amp motor, 2 blade curved rotor, 25 lbs., Throws up to 25 feet,  manual chute control, Depth of snow 12 inches

Toro: 1800 Power Curve – Model 38381 – $249 – 18″ Width, 15 amp motor, 2 blade curved rotor, 26 lbs., Throws up to 30 feet,  Quick Lever chute control, Depth of snow 12 inches