Craftsman 88173 snow blower

 
Approximate retail price:
$680
Summary: This compact two-stage, gas-powered Craftsman snow blower has electric start and a 24-inch clearing width.
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Type: Compact two-stage gas snow blowers
About - Craftsman 88173

The Craftsman 88173 is part of the snow blower test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, snow blower models like the 88173 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Width (in.):
The snow blower's clearing width, or swath, in inches.

Removal speed:
How quickly models could remove snow without laboring; We push single-stage machines as quickly as possible before the machine labors.

Plow pile removal:
How quickly the snow thrower can remove a simulated pile of snow left by a municipal plow at the end of a driveway.

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About This Brand

Another market leader in snow-blower sales, Craftsman markets single- and two-stage gas models with snow clearing widths of 20 to 28 inches and available electric start. In addition, the Craftsman Professional line features models with snow clearing widths up to 45 inches. Craftsman is made for and sold by Sears and models can be purchased online and in Sears and Kmart retail stores.

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Features & Specs - Craftsman 88173
info Engine size 208cc
info Electric start Yes
info Multiple speeds Yes
info Single hand controls No
info Freewheel steering No
info Single lever chute adjustment No
info Headlight No
info Heated handgrips No
info Warranty (yrs.) 2
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