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Toro 1800 Power Curve Electric (18") 15-Amp Snow Blower is a snow blower designed for flat surfaces and light snow but it can also handle heavier snows, light slopes and even gravel areas.
The main advantage of an electric snow blower is the fact that it requires very little maintenance since you don’t have to mix any gas or oil. Furthermore, an electric snow blower will not emanate any toxic fumes that can be dangerous for one’s health. The Toro 1800 Power Curve Electric (18″) 15-Amp Snow Blower is a very well rated snow blower, mostly due to its light weight and ease of use. Furthermore, it can be acquired for only $299.99.
Toro 1800 Power Curve is powered by a 15-Amp electric motor. It doesn’t require a lot of work in order to start; you simply press the start button and it is ready to go. It features an innovative Power Curve® Technology which eliminates clogging and moves snow a lot faster than similar snow blowers. It features an integrated cord lock system, but there have been a few complaints regarding the fact that the cord tends to disconnect from time to time. The manufacturers recommend buying the product along with the optional 12-gauge outdoor rated extension cord. The snow blower cuts up to 18 in. wide and 10 in. deep with each pass and it moves up to 700 pounds of snow per minute. It comes with a 2-year consumer warranty.
The major convenience feature of the Toro 1800 Power Curve electric snow blower is the fact that it is very easy to use. Its lightweight allows it to easily be used even by seniors with limited strength. The snow blower is recommended for flat surfaces. However, it can also be used on light slopes, but you have to be aware of the fact that on a slope, you will need to push the snow blower upwards, a fact which can sometimes prove to be a challenge, particularly on frozen grounds. Moreover, despite the fact that this snow blower can handle gravel surfaces, you will need to be careful when clearing such surfaces because aside from snow, the chute will also propel some gravel which could cause some damages or even hurt someone. Since the snow is thrown up to 30 feet high, you might imagine that the same thing could happen to gravel. However, the 160° adjustable chute will make it easier for you to be mindful of where the gravel might land.
The Toro 1800 has a very modern design. It is lightweight and it requires no assembly. It features an ergonomic handle which doesn’t require you to strain any muscle in order to operate the machine. It also features a locking ratchet detector which can easily be adjusted. Furthermore, the crank handle automatically adjusts the chute left to right as you progress with your snow clearing chores.