The Sno-Tek 938022 is part of the snow blower
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, snow blower
models like the 938022 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
The clearing width, or swath, in inches.
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 - Sno-Tek 938022
Engine size Engine Size is the engine displacement measured in cubic centimeters for gasoline powered engines. Most manufacturers not longer give a horsepower rating. 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 startng 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.
Single hand controls Most two-stage models have individual lever controls on each side of the handlebar, one engaging the wheel traction and the other for engaging the auger/impeller. This feature allows both control levers to be held down with one hand, leaving the other hand free to adjust the chute controls.
Single hand controls
Freewheel steering For two-stage models, this feature, which usually consists of triggers under each handlebar, disengages either or both the left and right drive wheels for easy, sharp turning.
Single lever chute adjustment Only on two-stage models, a single lever or "joystick" on the control panel allows for quick changes to the horizontal discharge direction (the alternative is a hand crank) and to the vertical discharge height (the alternative is leaving the operator position and manual adjustment) all with a single lever.
Single lever chute adjustment
Headlight This eases snow throwing at night or in low-light situations.
Heated handgrips Heated handgrips are a nicety, though they don't replace a good pair of gloves.
Warranty (yrs.) Manufacturer's stated warranty in years of coverage. In most cases it applies only to consumer use and not commercial use.
frist time out belt broke . dealer stated belt was not covered even if it was never used before . took it slow and belt broke after 1/2 hour of use. can not apply any pressure.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Best Snowlower I Have Ever Had
Clears to the Pavement
77 years old and you name it and I have had over 4 snow blowers,after 6 years using my Yard Machines I was in the market for a new one,I purchaed a new snow blower from Home Depot and was snowing at the time went to start afte one hour (will not name) back to Home depot and the sno-Tek was the only one that they could have shipped in at the time WAS I LUCKY this easy to use all over a great buy