Craftsman 98536 snow blower

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We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Craftsman 88173 although it may differ in price and features.
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Type: Compact two-stage gas snow blowers
About - Craftsman 98536

The Craftsman 98536 is a snow blower available from Craftsman. The 98536 typically costs $650 .

Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on snow blower models like the 98536.

Engine size:
The engine displacement, measured in cubic centimeters for gasoline powered engines. Most manufacturers no longer give a horsepower rating, so engine displacement is now the only universal way to compare relative engine size. Electric motors are stated in amps.

Electric start:
Most models offer a plug-in starting device that saves you the hassle of pull-starting the engine, but you need to be near an outlet.

Multiple speeds:
For two-stage models, most come with multiple forward speeds and two reverse speeds. The ability to vary ground speed according to snow conditions gets the job done faster. Some of the least expensive two-stage models have only one forward speed.

Tested Model
The Ratings of Craftsman 88173 were applied to untested model Craftsman 98536, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
Craftsman 88173
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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 98536
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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