FEATURES - 93%
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MAINTENANCE - 95%
WARRANTY - 89%
We like the Toro Power Clear 518 ZE (18") 99cc 4-Cycle Single Stage Snow Blower because it can handle any kind of snow and it is 30% faster than competitive models.
If you have been researching the snow blower market for a while now, you may have noticed that some snow blowers are best suited for light, fluffy snow while others are suited for heavy snow. However, since you can never predict how rough a winter is going to be, we advise you to invest in a powerful snow blower that can get the job done in any kind of snow. Such is the case of the Toro Power Clear 518 ZE (18″) 99cc 4-Cycle Single-Stage Snow Blower which can be acquired for $439.99.
Whether you are dealing with fluff, slush or heavy snow, the Toro Power Clear 518 ZE can handle your snow with minimum effort. The snow blower features an inverted funnel and a curved rotor. Combined, these two elements move more snow than similar products on the market. In fact, this machine will virtually have no clogging whatsoever. It is best suited for paved driveways and sidewalks. It throws the snow up to 25 feet and it can clear up to 1,100 pounds of snow per minute. The machine also features a zip deflector which locks into any angle at a mere touch of the hand, throwing the snow very high, very low or somewhere in between. These features are pretty impressive yet they come as no surprise since Toro is the number one brand for single stage snow blowers in the U.S.A. Compared to their competitors, the Toro snow blowers can clear snow 30% faster. Furthermore, in order to protect your investment, this snow blower comes with a 2 year limited warranty.
The Toro Power Clear features an electric start. This means that you plug it in an outlet in order to get it started. For people with limited strength, this is a much more comfortable alternative than a recoil start. Furthermore, the rotor propelled drive system pulls the snow blower forward when engaged so you won’t have to do a lot of pushing. The motor is very efficient, ensuring a smooth start, even in the coldest weather conditions. For such a device, it doesn’t get any easier to use than this model.
This snow blower has a compact and lightweight design. Its handle can be collapsed in order for the snow blower to be easily stored in your tool shed. The machine weights 60 pounds and has the following dimensions: 30L x 18W x 20H.