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Husqvarna ST230E Snow blower

 
Approximate retail price:
$1300
Summary: This two-stage, gas-powered Husqvarna has a 30-inch clearing width and comes with electric start. It also has a headlight.
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Type: Two-stage gas snow blowers
About - Husqvarna ST230E

The Husqvarna ST230E is part of the snow blower test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, snow blower models like the ST230E are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Width (in.):
The clearing width, or swath, in inches.

Removal speed:
Removal speed is how quickly models could remove snow without laboring; single-stage machines were pushed as quickly as possible before the machine labored.

Plow pile removal:
How fast the snow thrower can remove a simulated pile of snow left by a municipal plow at the end of a driveway.
Features & Specs - Husqvarna ST230E
info Engine size 342cc
info Electric start Yes
info Multiple speeds Yes
info Single hand controls Yes
info Freewheel steering Yes
info Single lever chute adjustment No
info Headlight Yes
info Heated handgrips Yes
info Warranty (yrs.) 3
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User Reviews - Husqvarna ST230E
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4.0
price is right
2/21/2015
Pros
Clears to the Pavement
Maneuverable
Price Tag
Throws Far
Cons
Had To Add Chains To It
Wish Handels Were Up High
Best Uses
Anywhere
Driveway
Comment:
once I found the right speed it worked great, we have had plenty of snow this year 2015 no problems, bought it at lowes already together
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
bad choice
2/1/2015
Pros
Cons
Can't Handle Wet Snow
Hard To Control Speed
Shoot Gets Ice To Often
Best Uses
Driveway
Comment:
I wish I kept my 25 yr old snowblower it never iced up and was much easer to control.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Won't start in Nov, purchased in April
11/10/2014
Pros
Clears to the Pavement
Lightweight
Maneuverable
Throws Far
Cons
Bad Into Wind
Difficult to Start
Slow In Deep Snow
Slow In Packed Snow
Small Auger
Best Uses
Driveway
Comment:
Purchased last April, used it for 2 spring storms, it cleared the wet snow decently. However, the controls make no sense, as you have to take your hand off the auger-on to adjust the chute, vertical or horizontal. This November, went to start it with an early storm, and it won't start. New plug, oil change, new gas, safety key is in. Have spark, seems like no gas is getting through. The one I replaced, started on the first crank, although it has other issues. Not very happy.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
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