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There are new snow blowers this year but no 2015 snow blowers…

 Manufactures of snow blowers do not use model years to designate the latest snow blowing equipment in their lines. They use model numbers and only change those numbers when they significantly change that machine. 

Don’t be fooled by the hype. The “snowblowers-R-Us” sites want you to think they have the 2015 snowblowers that are better than snow blowers at other sites. I will keep the current model snow blowers on this page. If a snow blower is discontinued you will still be able to read the review – but the review will be in the searchable archives. For example, Husqvarna completely rebuilt their line this year but there may still be a few older units left at some dealers. If you have a specific model in mind you can read my reviews of them by using the search box in the upper right hand corner of the page you are on.

The Current Brands of Two Stage Snow Blowers:

Ariens, Craftsman, CubCadet, Honda, Husqvarna, Jonserd, Poulan Pro, PowerSmart, Remington, Simplicity, Snapper, Sno-Tek, Stanley, Toro, Troy Bilt, Yard Machines.

There are around 150 two-stage snow blowers and 100  single stage snow blowers currently for sale from these brands. I am going to write reviews of the best and most popular first. Then as I have time I’ll write reviews of the rest. I will not write reviews of the 10,000 or so Far East Snow Blowers that are trying to get into the U.S. market. If you have questions though please leave a comment below and my readers and I will answer it.

Canadian Eligible Snow Blowers & Accessories:

Canadian Snow Blowers are different than those in the U.S. and Europe. Not better or worse, just different models and features. Here are three popular places to buy your new snowblower. If you have questions on Canadian Models please leave a comment below and my readers and I will answer it.

Sears.ca Snow Blower Prices-Reviews  The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015
 
Lowes.ca Snow Blower Prices-Reviews  The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015
 
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New Items For Fall 2014! I’ll add them as they are announced.

  • Husqvarna: Husqvarna has completely rebuilt the snow blower line for 2014-2015! This change was over 3 years in the making and I am very excited with the changes in price, capacity, sound levels, and quality in the new machines.
  • Ariens: The Auto-Turn is a proven winner. Introduced last year it will Zero Turn without levers or triggers. New this year SHO (Super High Output) motors
  • Craftsman: Craftsman is introducing Quiet Technology to snow blowers. Gas motors that are up to 45% quieter than the one you now own.  
  • Cub Cadet: Introduced the 3X Line in 2014. 50% more capacity than their 2 stage line.
  • Troy-Bilt: It looks like Troy-Bilt at Lowes is getting a few of the 3X models too.
  • Toro: Introduced the Power Max Compact Line in 2013. Introduced their own engines in 2014.
  • Jonserd: A new name in the U.S. but a long standing, dependable name worldwide. Tractor Supply will be selling these made-by Husqvarna snow blowers.
  • Craftsman/MD: Sears Canada is coming out with a large number of new high horsepower snow blowers. It looks like most are made by Husqvarna.
  • Remington: You know the name and it is know for inexpensive lawn & garden tools. Home Depot will carry these made-by MTD snow blowers

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Single-Stage Gas Snow Blower Reviews

Single Stage snow throwers are easy to maneuver, transport and store. 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. 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.

I will add residential single stage reviews as I get time.

Go here for single-stage commercial snow throwers: Professional Commercial Business Single Stage Snow Blowers/

Two-Stage Snow Blower Reviews

Depending on the model, two-stage snow blowers will move snow up to 22 inches deep and throw it up to 50 feet. They work well on hard surfaces and you can adjust them to clear your gravel driveway and the spot on your lawn for your dogs without throwing rocks and grass. Wider models clear large areas faster. Larger impellers and motors on some units throw the snow farther. Power steering, Auto-Turn, heated hand grips, remote chute controls make deluxe snow blowers easy to use.  The two-stage snow blower market is very competitive and you do get what you pay for. More expensive models have more features and many are better built. The best units I will rate you will be able to put in your will for the kids to fight over icon smile The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015

Cheap 2 stage Snow Blowers – There are a few good ones. Go Here: Cheap 2 stage Snow Blowers – There are a few good ones

I am giving ALL Power Smart and Snow Devil snow blowers a “don’t buy” rating again this year. The short warranty and lack of repair centers are the main reason I can’t yet recommend these units. Go here to read my review: Power Smart – Snow Devil Snow Blowers – Great Deal or Great Ripoff?

20 to 23 inches Residential 2-Stage

A good size for single car driveways. (10 X 40 feet) Works well for light to heavy snow. 

Residential: Good Value Units. No extra features and without power steering may be hard to use for some people

Review: Sno-Tek 20 in Model 939401 Review  Great for Urban areas, small driveways that get lots of snow.

Review:  Ariens Compact 22 in 205 cc Model 920013 Snow Blower Review Best overall residential 22 inch snow blower

Cheap: If you only use your snow blower once or twice a year these models may last a few years

Review:  Craftsman 22 in Model 88170 Review If you live in the city this may have a place in your garage.

Review:  Amerisun – PowerSmart DB7659 Don’t Buy This 22 inch Snow Blower

24 inch Residential 2-Stage

This size is the most common because it works well for 2 car wide by 3 car long driveways. (16 X 60 feet)  Works well for light to heavy snow. 

Residential: Good Value Units. No extra features and without power steering may be hard to use for some people

Review:  Craftsman 24 inch 208cc Model 88173  Best Value 24 inch Snow Blower. Good for Heavy Snow!

Review:  Ariens Compact 24 in. 208 cc Model 920021  MY Second choice for Best Value 24 inch Snow Blower

Review: Toro Power Max 724OE Another Great 24 inch snow blower!

Review:  Husqvarna 200 Series (208cc Two Stage) The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015 ST 224 It’s hard to impress me, but they did this year

Buy: Ariens Snow Blowers. Compact Track 24 in. Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015 Best Traction but no power steering!

Deluxe: More features like power steering. Bigger motors for heavier snow falls.

Review:  Cub Cadet 24 in 524 SWE  Easiest To Use 24 inch Snow Blower

Buy: Ariens Snow Blowers. Deluxe 24 in. Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015 This one is the highest capacity 24 inch under $1000. Extremely easy to use.

Review: Troy-Bilt Vortex 2490 Snow Thrower This is not the snow blower for you.

Snow Belt: Heavy duty models. Largest motors, heaviest components.

Buy: Ariens Snow Blowers. Platinum 24 in. Electric Start Gas Snow Blower with Auto-Turn Steering The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015 Everything you could possibly want on a 24 inch machine yet easy to use.

Review: Husqvarna 300 Series (254cc Two Stage) The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015 ST 324P Landowner Everything you could want on a 24 inch snow blower. Is this the best 24 inch or is the Ariens Platinum?

Buy: Cub Cadet Snow Blowers. 3X 24 in. 277 cc Three-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower with Power Steering and Heated Grips The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015. 50% more capacity than a Cub Cadet 524 SWE

Cheap: If you only use your snow blower once or twice a year these models may last a few years

Review:  Craftsman 24 inch 179cc Model 88172 Least Expensive 24 inch Snow Blower I recommend. Before you buy, please check out the Best Value Craftsman 88173

Review: Ariens Sno-Tek Snow Blowers. 24 in. Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015 Another Inexpensive 24 in Snow Blower. A good choice if you don’t like Craftsman.

Review:  Power Smart DB7651 Power Smart is getting there, but not this year. Don’t Buy This 24 inch Snow Blower

Remington RM 2410 and Troy-Bilt 2410. Just 2 inexpensive MTD made snow blowers.

Review: YardMan 24 in Model-31as63ee701 Another Don’t Buy The snow blower is ok, it the price they want for it that’s the problem.

26 inch  Residential 2-Stage

A larger snow blower that will still get through the side door on your garage. Works well for 2 car by 4 car drives. (16X80 feet)  Works well for light to heavy snow. 

Ariens does not make a 26 inch snow blower.

Residential: Good Value Units. No extra features and without power steering may be hard to use for some people

Review:   Craftsman 26 inch Model 88970 Good Value 26 inch No Power Steering. This snow blower has been replaced in Oct 2014 with a new quiet model

Review: Craftsman 88972 quietest 2-stage snow blower

Review: Toro 726OE 26 inch 205 cc Easy to use chute control (Toro Power Max 726OE 38614 )

Deluxe: More features like power steering. Bigger motors for heavier snow falls.

Review:   Craftsman 26 inch Model 88691  This snow blower has been replaced in Oct 2014 with the new quiet model 88694

Review: Craftsman 88694 Review The Best Overall 26 inch Snow Blowerquietest 2-stage snow blower

Buy Here Cub Cadet 526 SWE:Cub Cadet Snow Removal 26 in. 243 cc 2-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower with Power Steering 2X 526 SWE The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015. This model appears to be going away and is replaced by the new 3X snow blowers.

Snow Belt: Heavy duty models. Largest motors, heaviest components. Some have track drive for hills and off roading.

Review:   Husqvarna 300 Series (291cc Two Stage) The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015 ST 327P Landowner 27 inch Snow Blower

Review: Toro 826OE 26 inch 250 cc A Toro if you live in a snow belt (Toro Power Max 826 OE 37772)

Review:   Cub Cadet 26 in 357cc 3 Stage! Model Cub Cadet 31AH55T, Cub Cadet # 3X 26, Cub Cadet 31AH55S  Highest Capacity 26 King Of The Hill!

Cheap: If you only use your snow blower once or twice a year these models may last a year or so.

Review: Power Smart Snow Devil Don’t Buy – This 26 inch Snow Blower is horribly  underpowered

27 to 28 inches Residential 2-Stage

Most of these have larger motors to handle heavy, wet snow well.  For 2 to 3 cars wide, 5 cars long and larger. (24 X 100 feet) 

Residential: Good Value Units. No extra features and without power steering may be hard to use for some people

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. 

Review:  Craftsman 28 inch Model 88395 with Power Steering Good Value 28 inch Snow Blower with all the extras! My No.2 Choice for best 28 inch. If the tires on the Ariens 28 Deluxe scare you away then look seriuosly at this snow blower.

Review:  Husqvarna 200 Series (254cc Two Stage) The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015 ST 227 It’s hard to impress me, but they did this year

Review:  Troy-Bilt Vortex 2890 Snow Thrower Review The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015 – This Is Not The Best Snow Blower For You

Deluxe: More features like power steering. Bigger motors for heavier snow falls.

Buy: Ariens Snow Blowers. Deluxe Track 28 in. Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015 (Review Coming Soon!) Best Traction 28 inch Snow Blower

Track: 

Review: Troy-Bilt Storm Tracker 2890 Track Review – A Good Snow Blower At A Great Price!

Snow Belt: Heavy duty models. Largest motors, heaviest components. Some have track drive for hills and off roading.

Buy: Ariens Snow Blowers. Professional Series 28 in. Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower (926038) The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015

Buy:  Cub Cadet Snow Blowers. 3X 28 in. 357 cc 3-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower with Power Steering and Heated Grips The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015

Buy: Toro Snow Blowers. Power Max HD 1128 OXE 28 in. Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015

Buy: Toro Snow Blowers. Power Max HD 1028 OHXE 2-Stage Gas Snow Blower The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015

Buy: Toro Snow Blowers. Power Max HD 928 OHXE 2-Stage Gas Snow Blower The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015

Buy:  Ariens 926056 Professional Pro Hydro Pro 28 inch (420cc) Two Stage The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015

Buy:  Ariens 926042 Professional Pro ST28DLET 28 inch (420cc) Pro Series The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015

Buy:  Ariens 926053 Professional Hydro Pro Hydro Pro 28 inch (420cc) Two The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015

Buy:  Ariens Snow Blowers. Professional Series 28 in. Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower (926038) The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015

Cheap: If you only use your snow blower once or twice a year these models may last a few years

Review:  Ariens Sno-Tek 28 in.   Least Expensive 28 Snow Blower

(Review Coming Soon!) Don’t Buy 28 Snow Blower

30  inches Residential 2-Stage

One of these will cut your snow blowing time in half over a 24 inch. Most have large motors, power steering, remote chute controls and heavy duty gears. 

Residential: Good Value Units. No extra features and without power steering may be hard to use for some people

There are no residential units I recommend. Just about all 30 inch snow blowers have power steering and other options to make your snow blowing easier. 

Deluxe: More features like power steering. Bigger motors for heavier snow falls.

Review: Craftsman 30 inch Model 88396 Best Value For 2014! Easiest To Use 30 inch Snow Blower in 2014. Best Chute Control

Review: Ariens Deluxe 30 Snow Blower with Auto-Turn Model Ariens 921032 My Second choice for Best Value 30 inch Snow Blower

Review:   Husqvarna 200 Series (291cc Two Stage) The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015 ST 230P Deluxe 30 inch Snow Blower

Snow Belt: Heavy duty models. Largest motors, heaviest components. Some have track drive for hills and off roading.

Review: Ariens Platinum 30 SHO Snow Blower with Auto-Turn Dealer Only! Biggest, baddest, most powerful 30 inch Snow Blower. You can throw snow anywhere you want with this snow blower!

Buy Here: Ariens Snow Removal Platinum 30 in. Two-Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower with Auto-Turn Steering 921029 The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015 Smaller motor than the SHO but still plenty for most of us.

Review:  Cub Cadet 31AH57S 3 Stage!

Review:  Cub Cadet 930SWE 31AH95SU Note: This review is for the 933. Everything in the review applies to this model

Review:   Husqvarna 300 Series (369cc Two Stage) The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015 ST 330P Landowner 27 inch Snow Blower

Review:   Husqvarna 300 Series (414cc Two Stage) The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015 ST 330T Landowner 30 inch Track Drive Snow Blower. Biggest Motor! Best Traction for Slopes.

Review:  Husqvarna 1830EXLT 30 inch Track Drive Biggest Motor! Discontinued but there still may be a few left.

Cheap: If you only use your snow blower once or twice a year these models may last one season

Beast Snow Blowers. The Best Snow Blowers For 2013 2015 Don’t Buy 30 inch Snow Blower

31 and over inches Residential 2-Stage

These snow blowers in general are heavy-duty machines capable of handling any type of snow. Most have heated hand-grips and remote chutes. There are hydro versions that will last for years. 

Review:  Craftsman High Capacity 33 in Model 88397 Best Value 31 to 36 inch Snow Blower. This puppy moves snow!

Review:  Craftsman High Capacity 45 in Model 88398 This snow blower is too big for you! These are great for large, flat areas like parking lots and miles of sidewalks. Commercial operators love them, but most homeowners say they wish they would have bought a smaller machine. 

Commercial Snow Blowers 2-Stage

Go here for two-stage commercial snow throwers: Professional Commercial Business Two Stage Snow Blowers